Stories

Sometimes the best description or example of how a process might work is through a story.  Here are several stories of how the Grays Harbor Community Foundation established and administers funds to accomplish the intent of a donor.

The Karl M. Koch Memorial Scholarship  [Scholarship Fund]

Karl M. Koch (pronounced Cook) was a lifelong resident of East County, and graduated from Elma High School in 1940.  While there, he played football, was on the track team, and belonged to FFA.  A highlight of his FFA experience was a trip across state via train to attend the State FFA Conference at Washington State College…[more]

The Oskamp Family Fund [Donor Advised Fund]

In the memory of Elizabeth and Stanley Oskamp their family decided to start a new Donor Advised Fund at the Grays Harbor Community Foundation titled the Oskamp Family Fund for the Betterment of South Beach ….[more] 

Marian J. Weatherwax [Designated Fund]

When Marian J. Weatherwax passed away five years ago, she left her entire estate to the Grays Harbor Community Foundation with some very specific instructions. She wanted to continue to support a couple of nonprofits that she had annually supported for many years…..[more] 
In 2011, the Executive Director of Coastal Harvest approached Jim Daly, Executive Director of the Grays Harbor Community Foundation with a “new idea.” He was asking if the Grays Harbor Community Foundation might….[more]