Forty-seven years ago, John E. Kirkpatrick and a group of forward-thinking community leaders took a bold and pioneering step. Embracing an innovative idea of securing lasting charitable support through endowment, they created a foundation for the community. They planted the seeds of support that grew into an enduring community resource, enabling caring individuals to make a charitable impact for years to come.
Nearly a half-century later, we remain committed to the original vision of our founders. We believe that philanthropy is a collaborative effort and that by working together, we can add value to your philanthropic passions to create lasting change for our community.
Our 2016 Annual Report recognizes our community’s generous donors and highlights the collective impact we’ve made during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. But it also shares the stories of donors who believe that together we have the power to make a real difference.