Dedicated to honoring those ​who serve others.

About the Peter R. Marsh Foundation

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation, established in 2002, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Camas, Washington. The Foundation initiatives have included teaching Servant Leadership management principles to small private and public institutions, and to recognize and award private citizens who instinctively and voluntarily serve others within their communities.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP INSTRUCTION

The idea of Servant Leadership was introduced by Robert Greenleaf (1904-1990) from his reading of Herman Hesse’s Journey to the East. Greenleaf was captivated by the idea of a servant actually being the leader and subsequently wrote the essay The Servant as Leader (1970) through which he introduced the term “Servant Leadership” and the Servant Leadership movement was born. The Peter R. Marsh Foundation taught and promoted the principles of Servant Leadership to leaders of small institutions throughout the Northwest and has funded Servant Leadership curriculum in higher education.

SILENT SERVANT AWARD PROGRAMS

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognizes that private citizens who selflessly and quietly serve others are indeed the most valuable citizens of their communities. The Foundation maintains two Silent Servant Award programs to encourage selfless service to others by identifying these Silent Servants, recognizing and awarding them for their service, encouraging them to continue their important community role and to inspire others to experience the personal fulfillment of living as a Silent Servant. Nominations for either the Community Silent Servant Award or the Student Silent Servant Award can be submitted through the nomination forms provided on this website.

FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which includes: Peter R. Marsh, Barbara Marsh; Jack B. Schwartz, Esq., Miller Nash Graham and Dunn, LLP; Cindy Robert, Rainmakers Government Strategies; John Upton, KMS Financial Services; Patrick Fuchs, Online Northwest; and Matt Wetzel, AltruVentures, LLC.

FOUNDATION LOGO

The PRMF logo illustrates an earlobe pierced by an awl.  In historic times, a voluntary commitment to a life of service was expressed by inserting an awl through one’s earlobe and into the doorpost of the home where the service was committed. The logo exemplifies a commitment to serve.

DONATIONS

The Foundation is a tax exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and will accept donations to support current and future initiatives.  Donations are deductible for federal income tax purposes as provided in Title 26, US Code Section 170.

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognizes that private citizens who selflessly and quietly serve others are indeed the most valuable citizens of their communities.