John Hirschi

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Why do you think the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation is important to this area?

Most Texas cities our size benefited from their community foundations for decades before Wichita Falls realized our disadvantage. Ten years ago, local citizens committed to provide this avenue for investment to our area. In the ensuing years, over 18 million dollars in philanthropic grants have greatly benefited this region’s non-profit organizations.

Why did you set up a fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation?

My fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation has greatly simplified my giving plan. The Foundation gives me assurance that those organizations that are very important to me will continue to benefit long after I’m gone.

Why would you encourage other people to donate to and/or set up a fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation?

As I have prospered from opportunities in my community, it is a pleasure for me to return that wealth and impact the quality of life now and for future generations. I can think of no better way to “leave a legacy” for the benefit of our community.