Greater Tetonia Community Foundation
PO Box 11
Tetonia, ID 83452
In 2013, the Greater Tetonia Community Foundation (GTCF) was founded to connect families and residents of our community with local projects and needs. We know our residents are generous and want to “give back” so we’re inviting them to help us build a permanent community fund that will support local needs forever. Grants from the fund are locally-directed and provide money for a variety of community improvement projects.
An initial contribution of $5,000 by the Rammell family in memory and honor of George Rammell establishes the Greater Tetonia Community Foundation endowment fund.
On June 20th, the GTCF Ice Cream Social kicks off GTCF to the community. Over 50 people enjoy a beautiful afternoon with ice cream.
Baskets of flowers purchased with a grant from GTCF to the City of Tetonia adorn the main highway through the summer.
Volunteers and Advisory Board members participate in the Tin Cup Challenge helping raise $1,200 for the community grant making program.
GTCF sponsors the Tetonia 2014 Snow Plane event generating $500 in sponsorships for the community event.
Our Advisory Board
Greater Tetonia Community Foundation is over seen by local community members responsible for determining policies, principles and procedures that will guide the purpose and use of the funds generated and how they are distributed. As an affiliate of the Idaho Community Foundation, ICF retains overall fiduciary and legal oversight responsibilities.
The founding, and current, Advisory Board members include:
John Bingham, Treasurer
John is a graduate of BYU with BS degree in Political Science and MS degree in Public Administration specializing in state and local government. He’s a retired City Manager after thirty years working for various cities in California, Oregon, Washington, Missouri, and Nebraska. John moved to Teton Valley September, 2010 after a 39 month assignment in West Africa. John and his wife Jo have seven children, thirty-one grandchildren and one great grandson, and they substitute teach for Teton School District. John has been a registered Adult Boy Scout Leader for 45 years, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award.
Gloria was raised in Tetonia and Rexburg and has a BA in History from Utah State University, BS in Education and Masters of Education from Idaho State University. Gloria taught History and Spanish for 30 years, most of them at Highland High School in Pocatello. She is currently serving as Mayor of Tetonia.
G. Shayne Rammell, Chair
Shayne is a fifth generation member of the Rammell family of Tetonia. He and his wife, JoAnn D. Rammell have five children including three sons and two daughters. He is the President of Three Peaks Plumbing Inc. Shayne considers the Three Teton Mountains that grace the little city of Tetonia as the “icon of our lives,” representing the past, present and future. The stunning Mountains constantly remind him to live in the present, remember the past and look to the future.
Hope Strong moved to Teton Valley in 2001 and lives in Tetonia with his wife and son. He is an editor at the Valley Citizen newspaper and a fly-fishing guide on local rivers. Hope is dedicated to enhancing the beauty of the valleys north end without compromising any of its character.
For 2013, GTCF community grants will primarily focus on local beautification and recreation including the following projects:
1. Purchasing flower baskets to beautify the city of Tetonia;
2. Providing and promoting access to the Ashton-Tetonia Trail, the 29-mile mountain bike route on the
old railroad bed that runs between Ashton and Tetonia; and
3. Improving Ruby Carson Memorial Park in Tetonia.
For additional information about GTCF grant making, please contact us.
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