Edward Baugh was born in East Chicago, Illinois. He and his family moved to Washington County in 1942, when they purchased a farm. He joined the army when he was seventeen years old and served his country overseas in China, Burma, and Egypt.
Edward learned many trades over his lifetime. He worked as a farmer, plumber, welder, machinist, and tinsmith among other trades. He valued honesty and a strong work ethic. In 1996, Edward contributed $34,000.00 to establish the youth fund.
Betty Motsinger has also contributed to this fund.
This fund was established to provide the youth of Washington County an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and community service. The Washington County Youth Foundation issues grants on an annual basis from this fund to support youth directed community service projects throughout Washington County.