Senior programs recieve $33,325 in funding

Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Meals on wheels at Luepke Senior Center

The Parks Foundation announced today the distribution of $33,325.00 in support of senior programs offered by Vancouver Parks and Recreation at the Rudy Luepke Senior Center. The funds were received through the Theodore A. Barney Fund, a charitable fund administered by the Community Foundation for SW Washington.

“The purpose of these funds is to support programs that encourage healthy, active, and vibrant lifestyles for seniors,” said Cheri Martin, Parks Foundation executive director. “The Barney Fund helps Vancouver Parks and Recreation keep recreational offerings for seniors affordable and allows the department to offer a variety of enrichment experiences to meet individual interests and abilities.”

Mr. and Mrs. Barney were “regulars” at the Luepke Senior Center for many years. It was their wish that their bequest to the Parks Foundation be dedicated to senior recreation and enrichment programs offered at the Marshall Community Center and Luepke Senior Center Campus. The funds will support senior enrichment and 50+ Travel programs, special events, and aquatics and fitness programs for seniors at the Marshall/Luepke Community Center. 

Julie Hannon, Director of the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department said, “The Parks and Recreation Department is super excited to receive these funds and very much appreciates the contribution from the Barney Fund as well as the Parks Foundation’s assistance.  It is terrific to continue offering quality programs for the folks using the Luepke Center.”

Luepke Senior Center and Marshall Community Center are adjacent facilities located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver WA.

For more information, contact Sherry Thompson at or 360-487-8370


About the Parks Foundation

The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County was established in 1999 to accept and administer donations, gifts and bequests for the enrichment and enhancement of our communities’ parks, trails, and recreational programs.

The mission of the Parks Foundation is to raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs throughout Clark County. The Foundation is a 501 C 3 non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of local citizens who oversee, invest and administer donations made to the Foundation.