For years, Rae Browne was the heart and soul of the effort to preserve Sumner School and its history and traditions. Her tireless efforts for the Sumnerite Association over the years have played a major role in its continued existence and success.

In honor and recognition of Ms. Browne's work and dedication, Felicia Davis and Angela Peacock established a permanent endowment fund for the Sumnerite Association in her name with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Contributions to the fund will not only assure a permanent source of funding for Sumner School and the Sumnerite Association, but will also serve as a living tribute to Rae Browne and the causes for which she has worked through the years