D. Jack Mahuron Education Fund
The Washington County Community Foundation Board of Directors established this fund in 2001 in honor of the first Executive Director of the Foundation, Jack Mahuron. Jack worked as the Executive Director of the Foundation from 1993-2001 on a volunteer basis.
Jack was born on October 30, 1926 in Salem, Indiana, to John and Bertha Mahuron. An industrious young man, he began working while in grade school in the dairy industry. Throughout high school, he cooked at the White Tavern in Salem.
Upon his high school graduation in 1944, Jack initiated his extensive military career by enlisting in the Air Force. In 1946, he was discharged and enlisted in the US Air Force Reserves, and also started his long banking career. He remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1974, and then enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in Salem where he stayed until 1986. He is currently a Major in the Indiana Guard Reserve, where he has served for over 14 years. Jack retired from Farmers Citizens Bank in 1992, after 46 years in banking, but remained on the Board for National City Bank until 1998.
Volunteer positions Jack has held include: Pres. of the Aviation Commissioners, Pres. and Founder of John Hay Center Foundation, Director of the Washington County Historical Society, Executive Director and Co-founder of the Washington County Community Foundation, Secretary and Co-founder of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, and Fair Board President.
Upon his retirement as Executive Director, this fund was established in his honor. The purpose of the fund is to provide small grants to classroom teachers in all three county school corporations for innovative classroom projects.