Faces of Philanthropy

Kern County is brimming with generous individuals, many of whom choose to create a lasting legacy through Kern Community Foundation. Since its establishment in 1999, the Foundation has awarded more than $12.5 million in grants to improve Kern County residents' quality of life. These are some of the faces behind the generous grants and work that makes our community a better place to live, to work and to visit.

Don Barnes embodies the spirit of philanthropy through his lifetime of giving to the charitable causes most important to him. more>>

Dr. David Falk established a scholarship fund to honor the memory of his wife's parents in perpetuity. more>>

Fred and Ginny Hamisch have created a legacy through a steady stream of generosity. more>>

David Moore Agricultural Fund, made in memory of a local farmer, is providing bright futures for Kern County students. more>>

Marvin and Nadene Steinert share an eternal commitment to each other and the community. more>>

Stephen Boyle and Nancy Oehler offer sound advice on making gifts that last forever. more>>

Mayor Harvey L. Hall's scholarship fund keeps students focused on academics. more>>

Jeff and Stephanie Pickering are teaching their children about giving back to the community. more>>

Rob and Judi McCarthy have a common goal: giving back to the Kern County community. more>>