It's a quote from the song "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished", from the musical Wicked. The line about all good deeds being selfishly motivated (the do-gooder being desirous of fame or acclaim) comes to my mind whenever folk yammer about the Mars and their generosity.<quoted text>
I have to say this is a bit too inscrutible for me to decifer. At the risk of defiling your poetic license, just what the heck are you trying to say?!
If the Marses have the right to withdraw their money, I say the Fort has the right to withdraw her name from the building. Give her a little plaque, no bigger than any that references any Pell or warrior. And from now on refer to the building as the Fort Ticonderoga Education Center.