Margaret (Lister) Truwe was a 1938 graduate of Hay Springs High School. In 2002, Margaret gave the community of Hay Springs a generous gift to “construct a center” in commemoration of her parents. Lister-Sage Community Center now stands as Margaret’s tribute to the late Edwin A. Lister and Ella (Sage) Lister, also graduates of Hay Springs High School.
Established in 2002, Hay Springs School-Community Foundation (HSSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of a 9-member volunteer board.
HSSCF oversees operations of Lister-Sage Community Center (LSCC) and addresses the charitable needs of the community by providing 501(c)(3) tax advantages to charitable donors. HSSCF provides this charitable service to any fundraising efforts benefitting the community of Hay Springs.
The Hay Springs School-Community Foundation mission is to provide service and support to Hay Springs residents in five focus areas based on community need: 1) Community development, 2) Educational opportunities, 3) Health & wellness, 4) Recognition,
and 5) Social opportunities.