As our Slogan states above, "Our Ancestors were few but our Descendants are many ". It was our strong Faith, rich Family values and desire to Farm that lead our French Canadian ancestors to Damar and which will be the driving force for our Future. The Damar Community Historical Foundation (DCHF) was founded in 2014 by some of the descendants of the original settlors of Damar for the purpose of preserving that French Canadian heritage and by assisting the community of Damar with projects that will enhance preservation , economic growth and beauty. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation which will be funded by Memberships, Gifts, Grants and Endowments.
In 2021 we officially changed our name to the Damar Community Foundation to best suite our mission.
In 2012, Damar, along with the St. Joseph's Church celebrated their 125th and 100th year anniversaries. (pictured below) The Foundation hopes that through memberships and gifts from our thousands of descendants future generations will be able to celebrate even more centennials to come. Follow the DCHF and City of Damar on facebook for more pictures and articles about our Foundation. To learn more about the City of Damar, Kansas go to www.damarkansas.com
The current trustees and officers of the Foundation are as follows:
President Kaylon Roberts
Vice Presidents, Jeanie Roberts, Denis Roberts
Treasurer James Desbien
Secretary ( acting) Paula Desbien
Membership Chair Paula Desbien
Dennis Balthazor, elected trustee
Cindy Balthazor, elected trustee and church liaison
Sandy Benoit, trustee (city appointed liaison)
Gail Stokes, trustee
Chuck Knipp, trutee
Cindy Newell, trustee
Kyle and Justine Benoit, trustees