City of Huntington Foundation, Inc.
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The City of Huntington Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1986. The Foundation is a regional non-profit agency dedicated to the improvement of the image of the City of Huntington. The Foundation seeks to accomplish its goals with three missions. 
 
The first mission is to make physical improvements to the city that will enhance or refurbish public buildings and streetscapes. An example of this is the renovation of the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, City Council Chambers, Mayor's conference room, and the Mayor's Office Complex, the Hall of Mayors, general public areas on the first floor, and the History Walk located in the Harris Riverfront Park. 
 
Our second mission is to establish a permanent vehicle for recognition of outstanding citizen achievements. The main example of this is the Greater Huntington Wall of Fame located in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The Foundation inducts up to four outstanding citizens each year. The nominations are submitted by the public at large and voted on by the membership of the Foundation. This ceremony is one of our major fund raising activities. 
 
The third mission of the Foundation is the creation of outstanding cultural programs and events that will have a positive economic impact on the city. An example of this mission is the military bands we co-sponsor, such as the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus. In years past, we have sponsored New Years events including fireworks, New Years Fun Fest, and First Night.