The James H. McCune Acorn Society was established by the Board of Trustees of the WCCF to recognize professional advisors who have helped clients achieve their charitable objectives through the community foundation. It honors the Foundation's Founding Chairman of the Board, James H. McCune, a local attorney who has worked tirelessly to promote the community foundation to fellow attorneys and other advisors.
Annual membership in the James H. McCune Acorn Society is granted to professional advisors who have referred or assisted in educating clients which resulted in a gift to the community foundation of any size that year. Special Legacy Membership is reserved for advisors who have referred or assisted in educating clients which resulted in permanent gifts to the community foundation totaling $250,000 or more. We are pleased to have five Legacy Members, Paul N. Barna*, Charles C. Keller, Kenneth L. Baker, William D. Phillips and Thomas J.Uram.
“Referrals from professional advisors have been and will continue to be a primary factor in the growth of our community’s foundation,” remarked Betsie Trew, President & CEO. “And no advisor has been more committed to promoting local philanthropy through the community foundation than our Founding Chairman, Jim McCune.”
Regarding a referral he made in 2007 which resulted in a fund valued at more than $100,000 McCune commented, “I referred my clients because I knew that their charitable goals could be met through the community foundation. And the community benefits because the fund that was created supports a local church and a local church school.”