Mission & Vision

Mr. William J. Hefner, along with students from North Side High School, established this fund in 1974 as a memorial to his son, Dave, who was a student at North Side High School.
A not-for-profit organization, the fund was established to provide financial support for students wishing to learn of other cultures by interacting with people in international settings. Our organization encourages students interested in foreign languages, cultures, and international business opportunities to experience foreign travel.
So far nearly 1,000 students have been assisted in their international exchange experiences.
Mr. Hefner has continued to endow the fund so that now there are opportunities to assist even more students in northeastern Indiana.