Mount Vernon Area Community Foundation

A trusted resource for philanthropy serving the Mount Vernon area.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Mount Vernon area through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

Since our founding on March 16, 2005, Mount Vernon Area Community Foundation has distributed more than $1.6 million back to the community. We now hold assets totaling $2,407,475 as of December 31, 2019.

Our Leadership

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Bethany Patterson, President

Our foundation is led by members of our community.

Bethany Patterson, President
Sherry Rouner, Vice President
Joey Orr, Treasurer
Brian Daugherty, Secretary
Steven Cohu
Steve Fairchild
Tracy Jensen
Sherry Rouner
Marie Short
Tom Wilks

Mount Vernon Area Legacy Society

  • John L. Hayes* and Susanne M. Sickles
  • Winter S. Kinne



Ann and Doug Sickles Memorial Scholarship Fund

Veteran’s Way Community Project Fund

Lawrence County Historical Society Inc. Adamson Cabin Fund

Olivia, Betty and J.R. Moody Fund

First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Endowment Fund

First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Fund

Mt. Vernon Area Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Bleed Green Forever Scholarship Fund

Mt. Vernon Baseball/Softball Parks Fund

Mt. Vernon Stadium Fund

Mount Vernon Area Community Grantmaking Endowment Fund

Patricia A. Downing Fund

First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon Mission Fund

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