May 1, 2024

HCF First Public Presentation

On the evening of Tuesday, May 4, 2004, about 40 people gathered at the Hillsboro High School to hear the first public presentation about the recent formation of the Hillsboro Community Foundation.

HCF board members talked about how the foundation would provide a “vehicle to give back to the community,” for both current and former residents who “value the benefits they received while growing up in Hillsboro and are now in a position to give something back.”

Startup seed money of $2,250 was raised from 19 households to fund brochures and promotional materials.  These were used to announce the formation of HCF to more than 400 attendees at the Hillsboro High School All-School Reunion later that month.