“The Bart Scharlach Memorial Foundation Inc.” was established to honor the life of Lee Barton Scharlach. He was born in Dallas and spent his youth in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1984. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Austin College in 1987 and his Masters of Business Administration Degree from East Texas State University in Texarkana. He was President of Guaranty Bond Bank in Fort Stockton and the owner of Fort Stockton Home Furnishings and Finance at the time of his death in March of 2004.
Under the direction of the Foundation’s Board, a scholarship was established to be awarded to a deserving student in order to continue their education at a trade school or University.
Funds are also available for health and other general need purposes to assist deserving individuals..