The late Bill Johnson who lived in Dallas, Texas, created the fund in memory of his parents, Earl and Helen Johnson. Bill grew up on a farm south of West Union, graduated from West Union High School and Wilmington College before becoming a flight instructor in the Air Force in Dallas. Bill and his wife, Anne, settled in Dallas where he worked in the insurance industry. Bill knew the value of giving back and worked heavily in the philanthropic community in Dallas.
Bill’s father, Earl Johnson, was an executive with the Adams County Building and Loan (now Southern Hills Community Bank.). Bill always maintained a close interest in Adams County through his family and many friends. Bill’s sincere desire, through the scholarship fund, was to help other Adams Countians have some of the benefits he enjoyed by pursing education beyond high school.
Contributions to the Earl and Helen Johnson Scholarship Fund from family, friends or the general public may be made at any time. Donations may be in the form of gifts of cash, securities or property.