TYPE OF FUND: Designated DATE ESTABLISHED: January 2014
PURPOSE: The fund shall be used and distributed to benefit Tucker County Emergency Medical Services.
DISTRIBUTION: Upon the recommendation of the TC EMS Committee and approval by the Board of Directors of TCF.
The TC EMS committee shall consist of seven members to include representatives from, but not limited to, a member at large and one representative from each of the following:
The Foundation shall make distributions as outlined in the Foundation’s general policies. Upon recommendation of the Fund Advisors the distribution may be reinvested with the Fund
The Fund shall be subject to the Foundation’s Asset Development Policy and specifically the Foundation’s Variance Power which states: “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. Tucker Community Foundation has exclusive legal control over its assets.”
FUNDING: Tucker Boulder Park project donations. The first donor was Dominion Foundation. They dedicated $10,000 of their $25,000 donation to the Boulder Park project to establish the EMS fund.
One of the ongoing challenges in Tucker County is to produce enough revenue to support Emergency Medical Services coverage 24/7 for the entire county. At the time this fund was established (January 2014) TC EMS had 1 crew at Station 1 on duty 24/ 7, the other crew was operating from Stations 2 & 3 part time, leaving the mountain without full coverage. The goal is to generate additional resources to support a minimum of 2 crews 24/7.
The Tucker Boulder Park project, located in Davis, will help to build support and raise awareness for TC EMS. All donations to the project help to build a permanent endowment to benefit Tucker County EMS.