Garrett James “Dutch” Easton Fund

TYPE OF FUND:               Field of Interest

DATE ESTABLISHED:    Initiated Sept. 2009                      Established September 2010 

PURPOSE:  To promote creative arts in Tucker County schools with preference to be given to the most creative projects. 

DISTRIBUTION:  Upon the recommendation by the Grants Committee and approval by the full Board of Directors of TCF. 

VARIANCE POWER:  If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.

FUNDING:  Team Fresh Canvas (Run for It 2009) raised funds to initiate the fund with other donations from family members and friends.  The 2010 Run For It team raised enough for the Fund to meet the Minimum Fund Requirement; establishing the fund.

BACKGROUND:  The Easton Fund was initiated in the fall of 2009 with the intention of enhancing opportunities for the creative arts in Tucker County schools.  The fund was established in memory of Dutch Easton, not only an innovator with pen and pencil, sculpture, and graphic arts, but also an ornate character that really fit no particular mold.   Born February 18, 1980 in Alexandria, VA, Dutch resided in Canaan Valley for several years prior to his passing in March 2004.  He leaves a daughter who lives in Elkins at the time of initiation of this fund.