The Palmer Fund: Passion for Education
The Palmer Fund, Inc. was established to honor the late Charles H. Palmer, Jr. and to exemplify his passion for education, and the further development of students. The primary goal of the fund is to develop programs that foster strong positive family relationships and mentoring of young people in order to improve academic success and community contributions.
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Who was Charles H. Palmer, Jr.
To know Charles Palmer, Jr. was to know a very loving, caring, giving and wise man; he was affectionately known to some of his friends as ‘the prophet’; while others may have been going around trying to figure out the correct answer, Charles had already provided it to them, and just waited for them to come to this realization and thank him for his sound advice at a later time. As a devoted husband and father, there was nothing that he would not do for his family or friends.
Through completion of his secondary education Charles attended public schools in the Harrisburg School District, graduating from the former John Harris High School. Following his high school graduation, he attended Yale University where he earned aposed-charlie-palmer Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. While there, Charles excelled academically and earned many accolades and honors as a star football player and member of the track team.