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Founded in 2015 as a Donor Advised Fund with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, the Williamstown Fund for Excellence has supported many projects in the Williamstown area. The Fund seeks to stimulate projects and causes which help the people of the Williamstown area rise above the average and achieve excellence.
The Williamstown Fund for Excellence is a permanent endowment in which the principal remains intact and invested, generating earnings to help support area needs. Annually, an advisory committee of Williamstown residents recommends awards from a portion of the Fund’s earnings as grants to local organizations and causes working to strengthen the community.
The Williamstown Fund for Excellence has granted more than $95,000 to charitable endeavors in the geographic area served by the Williamstown Public School District since 2015. Such grants include support to the Williamstown Community Pool Days during summer 2020; to the City of Williamstown to purchase a drug investigation vehicle and equipment; to Williamstown High School to begin its Robotics program; to Williamstown Elementary School playground; and to the Williamstown Community Association for the ball fields.
“Our goal is to grow the Fund to $500,000 so that we can make meaningful grant awards and can have resources available for future opportunities,” said Lynn Erb, a member of the Fund’s advisory committee. “Gifts to support the Williamstown Fund for Excellence will make a lasting, meaningful impact for the Williamstown area now and forever.”
An anonymous donor wants to help the Williamstown Fund for Excellence grow and will match donations to the Fund. The first $5,000 donated to the Williamstown Fund for Excellence by November 1, 2021 will be matched. Individuals who would like to donate are to mail a check, made payable to the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) with “Williamstown Fund” on the memo line, to PACF, PO Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or make an online donation.
To learn more about the Williamstown Fund for Excellence, its advisory committee, and its recent grants, visit: www.pacfwv.com/wfe
“On behalf of the Williamstown Fund for Excellence, we thank this anonymous donor for their support,” said Erb. “When we work together, we can truly create wonderful things for our community.”
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