Power of Philanthropy – One family – one town’s story
A tragic accident ended the life of young Emily Jane Wilbanks in 1999. But her values, memory, and energy are still vibrant and are making life better for girls in her small Sierra Valley town. Emily’s parents began a charitable fund with her college savings and memorial contributions from neighbor’s and friends. In memory of Emily, a gifted athlete, this fund is dedicated to encouraging and supporting girls’ athletics and higher education.
Emily’s enthusiasm for life has touched her community, helped rejuvenate the softball field, given college scholarships to local, bright, young women and will continue to light the way for girls for generations to come.