Jefferson Community Foundation



Barbara Marseille and her husband, Don, moved to Port Townsend in 1989. Previous to moving, she worked as a journalist and interior designer for over 28 years, specializing in historic restoration and rehabilitation.

Among the many contributions which Barbara made to our community, she was a vital force behind the restoration of the landmark Port Townsend City Hall building. She also played a key role in the restoration of the Pink House, Fire Bell Tower, Rothschild House Museum, and Rose Theater.

Don Marseille established the Barbara Marseille Endowed Arts Scholarship in honor of his wife who passed away in 2008. Any Jefferson County resident pursuing interior design, architecture, fine arts or other art related educational pursuits is eligible to apply. The endowed scholarship is a great way to ensure that Barbara’s legacy will continue for generations to come.

2016 Scholarship Winner: Stevie Riepe

Stevie RiepeStevie was actively involved in the Port Townsend High School Drama Club as well as the Mock Trial, and the Yearbook Club. His love and talent in the arts is varied, broad, and well represented. Stevie will be attending Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington in the fall.






2015 Scholarship Winner: Natalia Robinson
2014 Scholarship Winner: Taylor Mills $1000 
2013 Scholarship Winner: Aidan McClave $1000 
2012 Scholarship Winner: Rebecca Plant $500


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