Guiding individuals to recognize the needs of others and honoring those who attend to those needs.
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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC GRANT
The Peter R. Marsh Foundation annually provides 150 Music Grants to public middle-school music teachers nationwide. The teachers determine how the Grant funds will be used to support music education in their schools.
Similar to the Foundation’s other award programs, the Music Grant also introduces music students to the personal values and rewards of community service. Requests for a Music Grant can be submitted through the Grant Request Form 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.
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.
The Peter R. Marsh Foundation recognizes that private citizens who selflessly and quietly serve others are indeed the most valuable citizens of their communities.