Albert Musick, attorney for the Park District, established the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation in 1958. Musick created a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District would become a permanent legacy for future generations.
The first director trustees were Elsie J. Stuhr, founder of THPRD, Virginia Robinson, and James Sare. Today, the Foundation functions with an 11-member board and two staff members. One member of the THPRD Board of Directors sits on the Foundation Board of Trustees. Staff members include the director of development who manages the fundraising and the executive director who manages daily operations.
The Foundation is a champion for play. Healthy, safe opportunities to play provide children of all ages the tools to grow and develop, socialize, be physically active, learn problem-solving skills and relieve stress.
2010-11 Board of Trustees and staff
Back row: Doug Menke, Bob Schultz, Babette Hornstein, Frank Angelo, Dick Schouten
Middle row: Dennis Doyle, Janet Allison, Jim O'Connor, Frank Myers, Donna Satterlee
Front row: Kathy Christy, Wayne Whitbeck, Paul Waldram, Lynda Myers