The Foundation

The Foundation 2020-04-09T21:59:27-04:00

In 2011, Valarie had started on her plans for building her dream home.  Then she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer which created an immediacy to finishing the house. During her last two years she never gave up on life, her house or creating an enduring legacy.

Valerie asked four friends to join her in creating the Young Family Foundation to bring her vision and hand written mission for the house and property into reality.

In 2014, the Young Family Foundation received non-profit status as a private operating foundation to oversee Valerie’s house and land, now named Valaterra.

Founding Board Emerita: Barbara Bloecher, Laurel Fuson, Helen Heddens

The Young Family Foundation Board

Laura Warren, President

Joyce Crum, Vice President / Secretary

Rhonda Schladand, Treasurer
(Founding Member)