Established in 1996, the Daniel B. and Sharon E. Wharton Advised Fund was created by Mrs. and Mrs. Daniel Wharton to fund worthwhile charitable needs in our community.

As natives of Parkersburg, Mrs. Wharton is a homemaker and retired elementary school teacher and the late Mr. Wharton was President of Wharton Auto Group. Together they have two sons, Daniel Barrett Wharton, who joined his father in the family business, and Jason Andrew Wharton, who is the Wood County Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Wharton passed January 11, 2017

Both Mr. and Mrs. Wharton have been extensively involved with the community. Mr. Wharton served for many years as a member of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation's Board of Directors, and he is a past chairman for the Foundation. Mr. Wharton also has been a board member for the United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley, and he was a member of the Parkersburg Lions Club. Mrs. Wharton has been active with SW Resources, Inc., where she has served as chairman of their endowment committee and serves on the Board for the Parkersburg Art Center.