The Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of the area. Two scholarships are funded through contributions made by Mr. Harned to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The CFA administers the fund for disbursement through the Historical Society for post-secondary education at an accredited institution for up to four years.
Mr. Harned a native of Ursina left this area when he was 17. At the age of 100 he is still a very vibrant individual and feels strongly about education. He has funded several educational buildings around Tacoma, Washington. In the Turkeyfoot area, he has established several scholarships to benefit younger generations. Mr. Harned feels that contributing to education is all about potential and that when he invests in education, he is investing in the potential of our city, nation and maybe even the world.