About Us

collageTo promote the care and preservation of the Buckner homestead, orchard, and community atmosphere in perpetuity.

To wit, the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation has been organized to operate exclusively for educational, scientific, artistic, literary, and charitable purposes relative to the care and preservation of the Buckner Homestead and Orchard, located in Stehekin, Washington.

To manage private donations so as to promote the care of the Buckner Homestead and Orchard.

On-going – To support the Buckner orchard and homestead as appropriate

Packing shed – to develop and implement a plan for replacement of the Buckner packing shed for both historic and community purposes.

Foundation Board
President – Herb Sargo (Sedro-Woolley)
Secretary – JoAnne Reiter (Walla Walla)
Treasurer – Cinda Gilbert (Manson)

Brun Garfoot (Chelan) – Community at-Large Representative
JoAnne Reiter (Walla Walla) – Community at-Large Representative
Jim Trappe (Corvallis, OR) – Member At-large
Crystal Austin (Chelan) – Member At-Large
Dick Bingham (Stehekin) – Stehekin Community Representative
Bob Nielsen (Stehekin) – Stehekin Community Representative
Cinda Gilbert (Manson) – Buckner Family Representative
Herb Sargo (Sedro-Woolley) – Buckner Family Representative
Doug England (Manson) – Apple Industry Representative
Vicki Gempko (Stehekin) – NPS Liaison
Laurie Thompson (Stehekin) – NPS Liaison

Articles of Association
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Fiscal Policies
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The Board of Directors of the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation believes that all persons responsible for policy decisions affecting the Foundation should understand and apply their responsibilities in good faith and with diligence for the benefit of the Foundation.
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Annual Reports
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2018 Annual Report >>
2019 Annual Report >>

The Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created specifically to support and preserve the Buckner Homestead and Orchard in Stehekin, Washington, and is registered as such with the State of Washington and the IRS (Tax ID #452913458)