Horton's quest to fund charitable programs

Charles and Edna Horton established an endowment within the Siouxland Community Foundation for the exclusive benefit of the Hawarden community in 1994. This was a gift from his estate.

HAWARDEN—The Hawarden Community Foundation is to host their annual Celebration of Giving VII, in an evening to celebrate the organizations receiving grants from the Hawarden Community Foundation.

Make plans to attend as the community celebrates their projects and the foundation. The public is invited to the Hawarden Community Center at 5:30 p.m. this evening, (Thursday, June 20) for light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Charles Horton had a vision to ensure that charitable programs in the community were supported now and in the future. In 1994, he planted the first seeds of giving through a gift from his estate to establish an endowment within the Siouxland Community Foundation for the exclusive benefit of the Hawarden community.

The Hawarden Community Foundation now serves as a vehicle to receive gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to establish endowment funds that will provide grant awards for years to come. All gifts received are carefully invested and the income from endowments is used to make grants to public charities that best meet the needs in Hawarden. A seven-member advisory board appointed by position is responsible for governing the foundation.

The mission of the Hawarden Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life, promote unity and develop community pride now and in the future by partnering with the Hawarden community to identify and prioritize community needs, attract and distribute funds, support volunteerism, and challenge personal involvement and commitment. The purpose of the community foundation is to connect donors who care with causes that matter and to enhance the quality of life in Hawarden, Iowa.