Hamilton Youth Foundation

PO BOX 1750 OKANOGAN, WA 98840

PURPOSE: Educate, support, and promote North Central Washington youth who are involved in agriculture and natural resource endeavors

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HAMILTON YOUTH FOUNDATION

Every month, MGH Equipment, puts $2,000 into an account called the Hamilton Youth Foundation. The HYF funding started with Hamilton Farm Equipment Center, then continued under Washington Tractor -- Okanogan, and is not supported by MGH Equipment LLC, a Tractor & Implement Import business owned by Mary & Greg Hamilton. The purpose of this foundation, which was started in 1992, is to ”Educate, support, and promote youth who live in our trade area and are involved in agriculture and natural resource endeavors”.

Listed below are the ways the Foundation has chosen to invest in the youth of our Trade Area since 1992:

  • $6,355 has gone for Okanogan County annual 4H achievement pins 4H Leadership grants
  • A total of $19,555 has been invested in miscellaneous grants to individuals and groups for many worthwhile projects that have benefited many in Okanogan County
  • A total of $266,466 has been invested in the market stock sales at the Okanogan, Chelan, and Ferry County Fairs
  • Over $2,855 has been loaned out at NO INTEREST to youth wanting help in buying animals to raise for the Fair, and all loans have been paid back
  • 68 - $500 scholarships, 50 - $800 scholarships, 21 - $1,000 scholarships and 13 - $1,500 scholarships have been awarded and paid to local youth to further their education at Vocational Colleges, Junior Colleges, and 4-Year Universities.

Since 1992, the Hamilton Youth Foundation has invested $ 413,235 in the youth of Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas and Chelan Counties. The HYF Board of Directors think the return on that investment to the communities involved has been fantastic and will continue to grow because our children are our future!

To apply for our Hamilton Youth Foundation Scholarship, click the button below.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors represents a broad spectrum of supporters of agriculture and vocational education in North Central Washington. Members serve on a voluntary basis for 3 year terms and the current members are:

Roy Hamilton – a retired fruit grower and Oregon Extension Agent from Coulee Dam

Jerry Asmussen - a cattle rancher & PUD commissioner from Tonasket

Kyle Acord – a teacher & coach at Liberty Bell HS from Carlton

Laurie Meyers – retired KOA Campground owner from Winthrop

Brandi Townsend – part of a cattle and wheat ranching family from Okanogan

Julie Pyper – Grant County PUD, from Ephrata (1997 Scholarship Recipient)

Kevin Amsden - a Vocational Ag teacher at Manson High School

Noreen Olma - a cattle rancher from Tonasket

Chuck Goldmark – a cattle and wheat rancher from Okanogan (2006 Scholarship Recipient)

Greg Hamilton (Chairman) - Owner MGH Equipment LLC Okanogan