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Recognition & Thanks

The Friends of Youth Foundation

We are grateful to the many members of our giving community that have included Friends of Youth in their legacy giving plans. In addition, we are truly grateful for the signature gift from the estate of Agnes Griffin that launched the Foundation.

Legacy Circle Members

Lela Austin
Edith Balch
Mary G. Beamer
Maude C. Blanton
Sheridan Botts
Mary Bowden
Lydian Bush
Joan Campbell
Thomas Cole
Margaret Dennen
Eva Dove
Jovita McEachern Dreisbach
Charlotte Dueber
Geneva Easton
Elizabeth Everett
Lulu Fairbanks
Freda P. Fall
Ann E. Fowler
Jean M. Gibson
Sharon E. & Otis Gillaspie
Patricia A. Gillis
Agnes M. Griffin
Olga Grunden
Albert Guy
Louis Habel
Martha O. Hague
Christine K. Hansen
Mareta Havens
Richard B. Hooper
Helen M. Hostetter
Conifred F. Hurd
Gladys Hutchinson
Ella A. Jerard
Mabel S. Johnson
Eleanore S. Knudsen
Hortense W. Lewis
Anthony Marrow
Clara Matsen
Iva Matsen
Mary G. Matsen
Joseph Matsen, Sr.
Marguerite McAlpin
Helen T. McClellan
Florence McKay
Robert McLean
Hugh McTague
May Moir
Alice M. Muench
Floyd A. Naramore
Arthur T. Olsen
Lillian Olsen
Dudley Panchot
Jessie Rowan
Royal C. Schendel
Ida B. Schultz
Minnie J. Sorenson
Virginia H. Speir
Forrest L. Swords
Bernice H. Tate
Dorothy W. Voeks
Lewis G. Weiss
Gertie A. Wood
Harry Worth

Legacy Awards 2014

The recipients of this year's Legacy Awards were honored at a special reception held at Friends of Youth on October 30, 2013. The winners are pictured below. We are so pleased to honor them for their many outstanding contributions to our work.

Pictured above are Legacy Board Award winner Pat Gillis (right) receiving recognition from former Friends of Youth CEO Joan Campbell. Pat served on the agency board for six years, and during her tenure the board hired former CEO Howard Finck. She then returned two decades later to serve on the Foundation board, where she served for seven years, through FY 2013.

Gordon Sayler, pictured above, was the first therapeutic staff member hired by Friends of Youth. He worked at Griffin Home in the 1960s, and was remembered with great fondness by two graduates of the program, who sent their congratulations to Gordon by email and video.

The Legacy Supporter Award was accepted on behalf of the Joshua P Williams Foundation by Phil and Debbie Williams. The JPW Foundation has supported Friends of Youth's emergency shelter for homeless young adults with an annual grant for over a decade.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~G.K. Chesterton