WESTPORT, Wash. - In the memory of Elizabeth and Stanley Oskamp their family has decided to start a new Donor Advised Fund at the Grays Harbor Community Foundation titled the Oskamp Family Fund. This fund has the intent to award two scholarships each year starting in 2013, as well as benefit other South Beach Area Nonprofits through charitable distributions.
“We are pleased to be able to help the Oskamp Family achieve their philanthropic goals and keep the charitable legacy of their late parents alive by contributing to their community.” Said Jim Daly, Executive Director.
The Elizabeth and Stanley Oskamp Scholarship(s) this fund will establish shall be awarded with preference to graduates of Ocosta High School and/or Westport residents. Preference is for one scholarship to be awarded to a female, and one scholarship to be awarded to a male. If both a qualified male applicant and a qualified female applicant are not identified, the scholarships may be awarded to two males or to two females. The intent is that two scholarships be awarded annually.
Rich Vroman, Scholarship Committee Chair, echoed “We are thrilled to see this opportunity established for Westport students. This Scholarship will be a wonderful opportunity for those in the South Beach area looking to go on to that next step.”
The Grays Harbor Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission “to improve the quality of life in the communities throughout Grays Harbor County.” This is accomplished through many projects and processes that work through or in support of other non-profit organizations, including a quarterly discretionary grants cycle with applications accepted on the first business day of January, April, July and October.
Tax deductible donations may be made to:
Grays Harbor Community Foundation, P.O. Box 615, Hoquiam, WA 98550
You may find out more by checking the foundation website: www.gh-cf.org or you may contact the Foundation staff at 532-1600 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
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