Hartzell Norris Trust


Hartzell Norris Trust

In 1941, at the death of Mrs. George W. Hartzell, Robert N. Hartzell established the Hartzell-Norris Charitable Trust in memory of his father, George W. Hartzell (pictured to the left), and his mother, Deborah Norris Hartzell. One purpose of the trust is to carry on much of the missionary work that was supported over the years by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hartzell. Another purpose is to make money available for major charitable projects both within the Piqua community and in other areas.

The use of these funds has helped to establish and improve numerous institutions including The United Way, Young Men's Christian Association, Young Women's Christian Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Campus Crusade for Christ, Meals on Wheels, Young Life, Habitat for Humanity, churches, hospitals, a two-year community college, and a joint vocational school.