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All of our funds are open, which means that anyone can contribute to any fund at any time.

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Below is list of all our funds with a brief description. If you need assistance finding a particular fund, or if you would like to establish your own fund, please contact us. We will be happy to help you make dreams come true in Washington County.

Amzel and Knofel Fortner Fund


Knofel began his career in education in 1937. Over the years, he taught bookkeeping, mathematics, and was a very successful basketball coach. He served as principal of Campbellsburg High School and as Superintendent of the West Washington School Corporation for 21 years, retiring in 1980. During his tenure as Superintendent, he supervised the reorganization of 10 elementary schools and two high schools into the current structure of one elementary school and one Jr/Sr High School.

Amzel received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Indiana University. She taught school, mostly fifth grade, for 38 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Indiana State Teacher’s Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Phi Beta Psi Sororities, and the Eastern Star.

Amzel and Knofel dedicated their lives to educating our youth. They spent countless hours preparing our students for their future roles as citizens. Now, thorough the Amzel and Knofel Fortner Fund, they can continue this very important work, by providing graduating seniors from West Washington scholarships to pursue their college education. What an incredible way for educators to continue their mission in life!

To learn more about Amzel and Knofel, please click here.


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1707 North Shelby Street
Salem, Indiana 47167
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