Through a collection of funds, YCF fosters greater giving and volunteerism, builds endowments to ensure that grants are always available, and works hand-in-hand with thousands of local residents and donors to address our region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.
Hundreds of people have trusted our organization with their hearts and donations. Whether it's supporting education or athletics, the homeless or the arts, a new animal shelter or a clean environment . . . there's no end to the good we can do.
Empty Bowls Monongalia has established a new endowment fund with Your Community Foundation (YCF) to support local hunger relief projects in Monongalia County and to raise public awareness of food security and related issues.
"Empty Bowls Monongalia will continue to hold our annual luncheon to address immediate needs within the county, while the addition of this partnership assures that we are also looking beyond the present and ensuring a long-term commitment to our citizens," said Corey Farris, chairman of the Board of Directors.
In high school, Steve and Lynn LaCagnin’s three children became involved in an organization called Young Life. “It was a Godsend,” Steve said. “They learned how to have fun with their peers without drugs, alcohol and sex being involved. Our children and their friends developed a closer relationship with God and became confident young leaders. In short, Young Life gives youngsters a positive model to emulate as they grow up.”
To help share this experience with other children in the area, the LaCagnins created an endowment fund managed by YCF to provide continuing support for Young Life Leaders and programs.
A local veterans' group and a non-profit charity are moving forward with plans to erect a giant American flag on the tallest flagpole in the area as part of the Korean War Memorial, being built at the East Marion County Park in Fairmont.
Contributions are still needed to purchase and erect the 30-by-50-foot Marion County Patriot Memorial Flag that will fly atop a 125-foot flagpole overlooking Interstate 79, where it will be visible for miles in any direction, according to Rick Hardman, designer of the project sponsored by Marion County Chapter 163 of the Korean War Veterans Association. "This flag will be a symbol of local pride and patriotism that people will be able to see, night and day, for many, many years to come."
A new fund has been established through Your Community Foundation (YCF) to build and erect a statue of Col. Zackquill Morgan, an early settler in the region, veteran of the Revolutionary War and founder of the city of Morgantown. The fund committee has commissioned prestigious sculptor Jamie Lester to create the statue, which will be located at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and Amphitheater. Lester is best-known locally for creating the Jerry West monument at the WVU Coliseum.
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Matthew "Biggie" Wolfe Memorial Golf Tournament
August 2nd, 2013
Join us on August 2, 2013 at Lakeview Golf Course with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm to raise funds for the Matthew D. "Biggie" Wolfe Culinary Arts and Hospitality Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dinner, Prizes and Fun for all.
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