Helen Pouch Memorial Fund
Authorized in 1938, the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund (HPMF) finances projects chosen by the Junior Membership Committee with approval of the NSDAR Executive Committee. Funding includes contributions to the DAR Schools, the National Junior Committee Project, and the Junior Membership Classroom Grants Program. The annual Junior Membership Committee funding commitment through HPMF is more than $120,000. We meet this commitment through contributions to the Fund through Junior Sales, other fundraisers and general donations.
The Helen Pouch Memorial Fund was named in memory of Helen Pouch, 1901-1919. Helen was the daughter of Helena R. Pouch, who became the first national chair of the Junior Membership Committee in 1937 and later served as President General from 1941-1944.
In honor of Mrs. Pouch, or "Aunt Helen," as she was fondly called by the Juniors, we use the kangaroo to represent the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund. This symbol was first used during the administration of Ann Davison Duffie Fleck, President General 1986-1989.
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