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Billy’s Legacy Foundation was established in 2007 in honor of Billy Bauernschmidt, to celebrate his memory and dedication to what was important to him and to bring our family and friends together.

The foundation was also established as a tribute to our son, brother and friend, Billy, who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2006.

During his short life, Billy overcame various adversities and touched many lives in many different ways. He traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina.  He went to Juarez, Mexico to refurbish an orphanage. Billy was then invited to attend an Outward Bound leadership challenge.  Sadly, this was the last trip Billy was able to make.

In an effort to carry on Billy’s legacy, we have taken an active part in aiding in the creation of a space for young teens at Trinity Assembly of God in West Chester, PA. In June of 2008, the space was completed and dedicated as “The Summit” in Billy’s memory. This area has been utilized as a training facility for Master’s Commission students preparing for a future in mentoring young people, and will continue to exist as s youth center.




Why “The Summit?”

The Bauernschmidt family named the youth center “The Summit” after one of Billy’s inspiring journal entries while away on a missions trip in Mexico:

Journal Entry – 8/09/06

Jesus, you’re everything to me ……
Before the summer I wasn’t praising you,
let alone running after you. I know that,
that’s what I’m supposed to be doing.
My ultimate goal is to give everything to you
and be whole heartedly a follower of you Lord.
I pray that you give me the strength to do that.

LORD I will never stop praising you for
all the things you’ve done for me.
Lord, look at all you’ve done for me.
I know that I’m not worthy, that’s why I need to
be following and praising you with everything
I have in me. Lord, I will never stray.
-Billy Bauernschmidt

Billy Bauernschmidt, Family and Friends

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Billy's Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 32
Exton, PA 19341
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