The Rotary Club decided to honor Melissa and Karen by establishing a foundation in their memory, and the M & K Foundation was born. As both women shared a passion for young people, the directors of the Foundation decided to raise money for scholarships for students from Oconee County High School and, once it opened in 2004, North Oconee High School. In 2008, the Foundation expanded its mission to include leadership training for students at the two high schools.
Fulfilling our Vision of fostering youth leadership, scholarship and service today for adult leadership tomorrow, the M&K Foundation continues to support Academic Scholarships, Youth Leadership Activities for Youth, and ESP camp scholarships.
Melissa Anne Norris
1967 – 1983
Karen S. Nasworthy
1946 – 1983