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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the organization of the Clarion County Community Foundation as an affiliate of Bridge Builders Community Foundations on March 13, 2007.  The role of the community foundation is to serve in perpetuity as local trustees for endowed trust funds dedicated to various charitable needs and nonprofits within its service area.

Today we placed ribboned flowers on the grave stones of our two memorial donors, Mary E. Shaner for the Mary E. Shaner Scholarship Fund for Keystone High School, and Ralph M. Eccles for the Rimersburg Medical Center Fund.  This is fulfilling one of the four pledges a community foundation makes when accepting the trusteeship of an endowed fund.

First, the community foundation pledges to adhere to the donor’s instructions; and if it must accept changes to do so as instructed by the appropriate court of law.

Second, the community foundation pledges to invest and protect the fund for growth and income in a prudent manner.

Third, the community foundation pledges to keep the fund in compliance with all Federal and state laws and tax codes.

Fourth, the community foundation pledges to honor and maintain the memorial as instructed by the donor.  Charles Marlin

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01Clarion County Community Foundation celebrates our second anniversary and Founders Day on March 13, 2009. Board members and staff are happy and proud of our work in these first two years and mark March 13 as Founders Day. To honor Founders Day we placed a ribboned flower on the grave of each memorial donor who established an endowment fund or for whom an endowment fund is named.

For the Mary E. Shaner story and picture, go to the December 2008 Archieves on the right of your screen, and look for Highlighting Mary E. Shaner Scholarship Fund. Her grave is in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, and her ribboned flower reads:

In memory of Mary E. Shaner

Mary E. Shaner Scholarship Fund

Clarion County Community Foundation

Founders Day March 13th

For the Ralph M. Eccles story and picture, again go to the December 2008 Archives on the right of your screen, and look for Highlighting The Rimersburg Medical Center Fund. He and his wife Ella M. are buried in the Rimersburg Cemetery, and his ribboned flower reads:

In memory of Ralph M. Eccles

Rimersburg Medical Center Fund

Clarion County Community Foundation

Founders Day March 13th

Participating in the Founders Day celebration were Nancy Kurtz-Lewis and Charles Marlin. Charles Marlin

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