Wentworth Family Trust Gift to the Town of Madbury
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                                                                 Request for 2018 Grant Submissions
As many of you are aware when Carl Wentworth passed away in 2014 he left a generous Trust Fund titled the Wentworth
Family Trust which he and his wife Dorothy had established in 1993. It stipulated a Kingman grandfather clock to be
distributed to the Historical Society; provides directions concerning scholarship funding for the benefit of Madbury residents
with financial need intending to pursue post secondary education, with input from the Town's School Board Representative;
and the following clause:
1. First for the use of the Town of Madbury and or its inhabitants for charitable, educational and recreational
purposes to the benefit of the Town of Madbury and its inhabitants and for the acquisition, repair and or
replacement of maintenance, fire safety or other equipment necessary or desirable for the safe, efficient
operation of the Town of Madbury.
The trust document goes on to describe how the amount to be distributed each year will be determined by Charter Trust
Company of Concord, who is designated as the Trustee, based on the market value of the trust assets as of December 31st
of the preceding year. It directs the governing authority of the Town to provide a prioritized list each year to the Trustee of
the desired expenditures that the Town would like to have covered.
There does appear to be a requirement that there be a distribution made and spent each year. We continue to work with the
Trustee to develop the complete process and identify the timing of those disbursements.
Here is the opportunity to bring forth that worthy project that can not be covered in the budget. We are asking you to help
us out by providing a brief description, justification and cost estimate if you have projects/items that would seem to fit the
criteria above. Please provide those in writing on this form.    Please keep in mind that these funds must be spent by
December 31, 2018 on the purpose approved. 
Wentworth Family Trust Disbursements for the 2017
$14,000
Air Packs and Bottles
This project replaced the breathing apparatus equipment used by the Fire Department.
$4,000
Reprinting of  “Madbury It’s People and Places”
As the Town of Madbury prepares to celebrate 250 years the Madbury Historical Society would like to
clarify, update, index and reprint this educational publication that was written for the Town bicentennial.
$1,500
Folding Tables
Replacement of old folding tables used for functions at Town Hall.
$170
Historical Society transfer of film to digital
The Madbury Historical Society would like to transfer some aged film housed in the archives to a digital
format in order to preserve them.
$600
War Memorial Garden on Town Common Restoration
The Madbury Community Club is funding removal of invasive plant material, preparation of the area and
redesign of the garden. They have requested funding to assist with the purchasing of an assortment of drought
resistant native spring and fall flowering shrubs and perennials .
$2,000
Picture Book Display Shelving
The Trustees of the Madbury Public Library requested funding to purchase a new book display system for
the Children’s Room.
$500
250th Anniversary Celebration - The Committee currently brainstorming and organizing the celebration
which will occur in 2018 will utilize these funds toward activity deposits and/or commemorative memorabilia.
$3,230+  
Marion Custom Pumper
The Town of Madbury is replacing the 1989 Ford Engine with a Marion Custom Pumper. In 2017 payment
for the chassis totaling $225,000 is being funded this request along with the Fire Department budget and the
Capital Reserve for Fire Equipment will be utilized.  In 2018 the remainder of the total contract will be paid
when the equipment is delivered.
You can watch a video of Carl Wentworth talking about the Kingman Farm here.  (53 minutes, YouTube)
The 1988 Madbury Town Report was dedicated to Carl and Dorothy Wentworth. 
You can download the dedication page here.
Dorothy and Carl Wentworth Scholarship

Dorothy and Carl Wentworth were long-time residents of Madbury, NH. They owned and operated Kingman Farm until 1961.
Dorothy and Carl were deeply committed to the Madbury community. They established the scholarship to offer financial
support to Madbury students who intend to pursue post-secondary education.
The Dorothy and Carl Wentworth Scholarship will be awarded annually to graduating high school students. Eligible students
must be:
    A resident of Madbury, NH
    A high school senior
    Able to demonstrate financial need
    Planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical school
Payment will be made directly to the institution where the scholarship winner is enrolled.
Applicants for the yearly scholarships should see the Oyster River High School, Local Scholarship Application at the
Counseling Office.  Deadline is generally late May, or very early April.