The Wilson D. King IMPACT fund was established upon the death of Wilson Duval King on April 12, 2013. The fund is to serve the needs of the IMPACT program, including related youth and family programming at Kenilworth Union Church that encourages and emphasis on leadership through service, character development, and an awareness of the importance of compassion for others in our own community, in surrounding communities and across the globe.
Wilson’s passion for life and compassion for others as well as his resourcefulness and energy made him a natural leader. The characteristics Wilson exhibited while in the program and among his peers in everyday life should be the basis for the leadership award. Other characteristics may be cited as well: compassion for all people, generous and grateful heart, strong work ethic with an ability to make the toughest job fun, positive attitude even in uncomfortable situations, enthusiasm for all of life’s experiences, ingenuity in facing challenges and solving problems, and team work.
The leaders will be selected by the IMPACT Program staff and Mission Trip Leaders and the IMPACT Program advisory and planning board. Award recipients will be recognized at the conclusion of each mission trip on the final night, as well as on the following Youth Sunday as part of the youth leadership and service awards. Their names will be inscribed on a plaque in the church.