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