"I know from personal experience how difficult is the decision
to place a retarded child into a facility outside the home.
When we were struggling with that decision back in 1970 we had
looked at a number of facilities, but could not bring ourselves
to place Stacy in any of them. When we met Executive Director
Claire Hollins and saw the
obvious love and devotion she gave to the Villagers and the
warm, home-like environment she created at Hope Village, it made
our decision so much easier and we never regretted our choice."
~ Dr. C. Eugene
The Stacy Elizabeth Carlton
Endowment Fund was established in 2001 in memory of Stacy
Carlton, a 30-year Hope Village resident and the daughter of
current Board of Directorsí member and past President C. Eugene
Carlton, Jr., M.D. and Mrs. Betty Carlton. The Fundís income proceeds have become a
permanent, dedicated resource to offset resident tuition for
individuals without adequate private funds.
Historically, the Foundation for Hope Village has provided tuition support to
individuals with limited resources ranging from several hundred
dollars to over one thousand dollars per month over and above the
Foundationís base resident subsidy. As Hope Village has adjusted
tuition rates to compensate for the increased cost of services, the
need for a dedicated tuition resource has become more significant.
From the onset over 30 years ago, Hope Village was envisioned as a
lifetime home for its residents. Many families have committed their
time and resources to Hope Village knowing that the Foundationís
commitment to providing a lifetime home will assure a safe and
loving place for the children after the parentsí death.
Resident tuition subsidies along with increased operating expenses
are placing an unsustainable burden on the Foundation's
Endowment, resulting in a diminishment of the Endowmentís principal
as the Foundation continues to fund this critical obligation. The
Stacy Carlton Fund provides a vehicle for friends of Hope Village to
support this needed program and to ease the strain of this
The Stacy Carlton Fund is designed to be a permanent dedicated fund
providing tuition funding from endowment income (versus principal).
The Foundation's initial objective was to achieve an endowment funding
goal of $1,000,000 and to receive distributions from the
interest after this goal was met.
The Foundationís long-range goal
is to achieve a fund balance of $5,000,000. Your donations are the building blocks for this fund, that will
provide care to those in need for generations to come.
Contributions to the Stacy Carlton Fund include private gifts,
community donations and over $251,000 in proceeds from the First through
Eleventh Annual Hope Village Charity Golf Tournaments!