The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the local CASA for Kids to assist the organization in its mission to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts of Washington County. The grant was issued from the Foundation’s Salvitti Family Fund.
Childhood should be about making fond family memories and playing with friends on the playground. It should be a happy, carefree time. Unfortunately, for the over 400 children in Washington County who have been identified as abused or neglected, childhood is anything but happy and carefree. These children worry about where they will live and who will take care of them. They think that no one cares about them.
“Service Above Self” is Rotary’s motto, but Chuck Keller’s service to others began long before he became a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of California in 1950.
He was a life-long member of the California United Methodist Church, where he served in various roles, including choir director. While attending college at what is now California University of Pennsylvania, Chuck served his fellow students by assuming leadership roles in a myriad of school clubs and activities. Later in life he created a scholarship fund for students attending the University and helped to create the Student Alumni Association at the University. An Eagle Scout, Chuck remained involved with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life and welcomed opportunities to speak to young people about service