We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation. William Sherman Winseman, (W.S.W.) Foundation 501(c)(3), 1960-2023, (63rd Anniversary - "Decades of Contributions & Involvement") a Non-Profit by which Contributions are deductible to the fullest extent by law. EIN # 95-3202989.
The expenses and staff salaries of the W.S.W. Foundation are completely paid for by internal funds, "NOT" by public donations.
The William Sherman Winseman Foundation's mission is dedicated to assist children, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged for the purpose of awareness, needs and educational opportunities. The W.S.W. Foundation's purpose also includes: to Educate, to Enlighten and to Inspire. We each learn in a number of ways through: reading, instruction, tutoring, performing, recognition, practical exposure as well as the technique of applying oneself. The W.S.W. Foundation works in numerous ways to provide, promote, teach, nurture, as well as develop an appreciation for the Disadvantaged, Disabled, Elderly and Educational Values.
W.S.W. Foundation's Trademark: "A Dream is the Seed of Success." DDW - tm
The Winseman Family has provided funds for educational: Scholarships, Honorariums, Grants and Financial Assistance for Nursing Students and Home Care Students who have nursing career goals to help special needs individuals, as well as elderly patients. (UCLA, USC, Los Angeles City College, Preferred College of Nursing Bakersfield, and West Coast University); English lessons, Musical Instruments and Music Lessons for disadvantaged students, (Los Angeles Music & Art School and All City School Band, in Los Angeles.) All at "no cost", and providing Teaching, Mentoring, Tutoring for young people in English as a second language as well as creating a private home library in-order to loan out books for disadvantaged students.
The Winseman Family has been involved for decades with charitable programs: Los Angeles City Libraries - (organizing fundraising, and community book sales); March of Dimes - (fundraisers); United Cerebral Palsy - (Events, Walk-a-Thon's, and Telethons); U.S. Veterans Administration - (photography, cinematography, film services and mental health fundraisers); Make-A-Wish Foundation - (photography and videography services); Orange County Pediatric Cancer Hospital - (photography and fundraisers); meals purchased and meals served at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles; meals purchased and meals served at the Fred Jordan Missions in Los Angeles.
The Winseman Family has raised: (3 generations, for 70+ years) American Kennel Club, (A.K.C.) Certified Service Dogs for the Disabled, Therapy Dogs for Autistic, and special needs children through-out the State of California; as well as supplying dog food, treats and toys to "no kill" shelters in Los Angeles, and Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, San Clemente in Orange County, and City of Hanford in Kings County California.
"If you're not progressing, you're regressing; so, keep moving forward."
Many of our projects are supported by: corporate or company donations, family, community and public donations which don't always involve money, but rather involve donated: goods, products, redeemable certificates/coupons and manufactured items. The public and community participate with donations of products as well as monetary gifts, grants, honorariums, or donations through the W.S.W. Foundation directly or through our:
"Donor Fund Page". [ You can make a donation right now ! ]
Veterans Animals Children
"Giving back to those less fortunate is not a duty, - it is a moral responsibility to assist and help the less fortunate." W.S.W.
All Employee's of the W.S.W. Foundation are Certified in CPR, and we have an EMT/BSN on Staff.
"There's a lot of new data WHICH shows if you're generous, charitable, and altruistic, you'll live longer; you'll feel more fulfilled; you'll feel more expressive of who you are as a person; you probably will feel more control and freedom in your life."
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Sherman & Billy
"Giving back to those less fortunate is not a duty, - it is a moral responsibility to assist and help the less fortunate." ~W.S.W.~
"The Legacy - Early Years:"
William Sherman Winseman, (1908-1980) the Founder and first President of the W. Sherman Winseman Foundation (W.S.W. Foundation) was founded in 1960. Sherman was named after his historic, (3rd generation) Uncle William "Billy" Tecumseh Sherman. William Sherman Winseman's father Frank William Winseman, and mother Mary Jane Winseman traveled west from Flatrock Township of Henry, Ohio, then Missouri and finally in the early 1910-11 settled their family in the small California coastal township community of Long Beach, working as a Contractor & Surveyor. Frank built many of the large luxurious and historic craftsman wooden homes within the community, (Craftsman Village Historic District - Hellman Street Craftsman.)
W. "Sherman" Winseman, as he was affectionately known was born in Ohio on July 18th of 1908 his father Frank was (26) twenty-six. Sherman traveled west with his family, including his two brothers (Frances Wilbur & Richard Frank both were born in Missouri.) In Long Beach eventually the young family would welcome a fourth brother, (Walter Fredrick and a sister Rosella Irene) who was named after Mary Jane's mother and Sherman's Grandmother Rosalla Sherman.
Sherman, an exceptionally bright young man developed a strong education, interest, as well as a keen intuitive sense: in business, the stock market, land and oil investments. Eventually, at a very young age, (fast tracked as a result of his keen abilities and knowledge) Sherman became a Vice President in Los Angeles of "The Little Bank of Italy," what we know today as "Bank of America." During his early years, Sherman became a highly respected investment advisor, fiduciary to many of his trusted and loyal clients. (For years, Sherman was rewarded by his clients for saving their wealth in the devastating Stock Market Crash of 1929.)
In addition to his years with Bank of America, Sherman worked as a broker and for a time was a silent partner in "Kerr & Bell" in Los Angeles, later to be purchased by "Wedbush, Cooke & Knoble" and later to become "Wedbush Securities."
In 1960, after several decades of helping the community in food kitchens and in multiple charitable respects, Sherman established and funded the W. Sherman Winseman Foundation to continue the Winseman's family charitable involvement within the community, thus creating a lasting legacy.
Sherman recognized the need was so great for the elderly, children who were homeless or disabled as well as their animals. He was extremely concerned that education as well as awareness to these needs were not being addressed and he wanted to make a difference in the community. Sherman introduced the need to his family by encouragement their participation with a hands on approach to helping. Setting an example, and participating in food kitchens was his major influence as well as his dedication to the less fortunate.
The aspects of living with disabilities was very close to his heart, (having several family members who were afflicted or struggled.) He experienced the need to love them, allow them the same opportunities to grow at their own pace, to protect their dreams, and to defend their "equal" rights. He did such with his passion, his efforts, and his financial resources.
Sherman's financial services were in high demand. He lived in Los Angeles and worked as a Stock Broker, Financial Advisor - Planner for his clients up until April 17th, 1980.
General Sherman is a giant sequoia, (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth. While the General Sherman is the largest currently living tree, it is not the largest historically recorded tree.
There is "complete" disability access to the General Sherman Tree.
California Fires in the Sierra's Threatened Our Historic Tree!
Three Rivers, Calif. — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week.
More than 2,000 firefighters were on the lines of the Windy Fire burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and in Sequoia National Forest, including Giant Sequoia National Monument.
The fire had scorched more than 133 square miles after growing by nearly 11 square miles in 24 hours, according to a Sequoia National Forest statement. Just 2% of the fire was contained.
According to Cal Fire, there have been 6,913 fire incidents in the state. Those fires consumed 1,761,821 acres of land in 2021.
To the north in Sequoia National Park, two fires that were ignited by lightning and then merged covered more than 73 square miles after experiencing large growth during the weekend. The KNP Complex was 8% contained, according to a statement from Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, which have both been forced to close.
A 30-year-old woman was arrested last week on suspicion of starting the Fawn Fire. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the woman told authorities she had attempted to boil water from a puddle after getting thirsty while attempting to hike to Canada. She said she was concerned the water contained bear urine and hoped to purify it, but that she believed she'd failed to light a fire and then continued walking.
A historic drought in the American West tied to climate change is making wildfires harder to fight. It has killed millions of trees in California alone. Scientists say climate change has made the West much warmer and drier in the past 30 years and will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive.