Welcome to The Marion County Youth Foundation Website

Welcome to the online home of the Marion County Youth Foundation.  Please visit often as we will be updating content frequently as we continue to improve our website.

Thank you!


In 1983, Bob and Paul Ludwig, John Courtright Sr., and Bruce Jenkins established the Marion County Youth Foundation Inc. to financially assist Marion County youth as they pursued their goals in academic, vocational, and extracurricular activities.  Subsequently, they formed a committee to plan the first Charity Celebrity Golf and Dinner Outing as the funding source for the foundation.  Thirty-five years later the foundation has distributed nearly one half million dollars to more than 10,000 young people.

Long-time Golf Outing Dinner emcee Jimmy Crum perhaps summed it up best when he said “The foundation will always be remembered for your kindness, your thoughtfulness, and your caring and compassion.  What you have done for the young people of Marion and Marion County will be an inspiration and a challenge  to those that lead this great foundation in the future.  What a marvelous job you all have done with your ‘Labor of Love’ approach to helping others.”