Founded with General Shisler’s bequest as an unrestricted fund.
General Clair Wayne Shisler was born in Ohio. He joined the Ohio National Guard prior to graduating from McKinley High School in 1930. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in World War II and the Korean War. By 1958, he rose to the rank of Brigadier General. When he retired, he moved to the Frederick area where he bought and ran a dairy farm in Burkittsville until 1979. His memory is honored through The General Wayne Shisler Endowment Fund and The American Cancer Society Endowment Fund, both funds created through bequests from the General’s will. Even after his death, General Shisler made sure others would be helped. The General Clair Wayne Shisler Endowment Fund is an unrestricted fund supporting local charitable endeavors. The American Cancer Society Endowment Fund supports the Society’s activities in Frederick County.