The History of the Foundation
Albert Haller understood the value of education and community. His entire life was an expression of these values; his legacy is dedicated to their continuance. By establishing his foundation, Albert Haller ensured that his vision would live on to help the places and people he cared about so much, spreading the benefits in the same spirit of giving that he manifested in life.
As provided in Albert’s will, the Foundation was formed in 1992 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation (EIN 91-1556810) “to be operated exclusively for charitable . . . or educational purposes whose activities most closely correspond with my intention as to furthering the welfare of the citizens of Clallam County.”
The Foundation is managed by a board of five volunteer directors including the Superintendents of both Sequim and Port Angeles School districts. Their charge has been to carry out the objectives of Albert Haller’s legacy, which has been done faithfully for 25 years.
The Mission of the Foundation:
From the Foundation’s By-Laws:
“It is my intent that the principal of the Foundation assets be preserved to the extent permitted by law . . . the Directors shall only distribute and donate and apply the net income of the Foundation with such amount of principal and accumulated income transferred to the Trust . . .” as follows:
Education – To “aid deserving young men and women in pursuing a post-high school education of their choice.”
Charitable Organizations – To “make grants to charitable organizations in Clallam County . . . giving priority to those which provide food, housing, clothing, medical care and other programs that may enhance and enrich the lives of the poor and needy of Clallam County.”
Capital Projects – To “make grants to political subdivisions . . . for the erection or maintenance of public works, including parks and other recreational facilities . . . in Clallam County.”