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Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Building a Better Future 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Bridging Resources. Granting Opportunity.

Mission Statement The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will improve the quality of life in Hancock

Mission Statement

Mission Statement The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will improve the quality of life in Hancock County

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will improve the quality of life in Hancock County through collaborative leadership, responsible grantmaking, and the development of philanthropic giving.

grantmaking, and the development of philanthropic giving. Table of Contents Mission Statement 1 The Family
grantmaking, and the development of philanthropic giving. Table of Contents Mission Statement 1 The Family

Table of Contents

Mission Statement

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The Family Center

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HancockREADS & Hancock Education Fund

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Letter from the President

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New Funds

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Guidelines for Grantseekers

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Foundation Board & Staff

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Funds of the Foundation

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Power of Endowment

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Building a Better Future

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Our Donors

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Finance & Investment Committee

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Dorney Legacy Society

Grants Awarded

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Financial Statements

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Handbags That Help

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Scholarship Awards

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Find Your Fund

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10 Scholarship Awards 52 Find Your Fund 62 Cover Pictures: 2015 Scholarship Recipients Front row, from
10 Scholarship Awards 52 Find Your Fund 62 Cover Pictures: 2015 Scholarship Recipients Front row, from
10 Scholarship Awards 52 Find Your Fund 62 Cover Pictures: 2015 Scholarship Recipients Front row, from

Cover Pictures: 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Front row, from left to right: Sadie Hickle (Arcadia High School), Sarina Rouholfada (Findlay High School) Back row, from left to right: Joseph Hammond (Findlay High School), Alyssa Miller (Van Buren High School), Garrett Maag (Liberty-Benton High School), and Ian Moser (Cory-Rawson High School)

Letter Letter from from the the President President Dear Friend, As we look back on
Letter Letter from from the the President President Dear Friend, As we look back on
Letter Letter from from the the President President Dear Friend, As we look back on

LetterLetter fromfrom thethe PresidentPresident

Dear Friend,

Letter from from the the President President Dear Friend, As we look back on the last

As we look back on the last year, we can report continued growth of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. It is this growth in the size of our Foundation that continues to strengthen our presence in the community as we assist our donors and area nonprofits in serving the needs of the residents of Hancock County. Yet our strength comes not just from sheer numbers. Our strength comes

from the people, ideas, and perspectives that work together in countless ways to enrich the quality of life in Findlay and Hancock County. Our strength comes from a spirit of collaboration and a shared vision of

a stronger future. Our strength comes from a deep devotion to this place.

This Annual Report highlights scholarships and the celebration of our 20th year of awarding them. Through the generosity of individual donors and the many scholarship funds, last year 178 scholarships were awarded to youth across our region to support their continued learning. Think of our community years from now. How will education influence our children’s children? What future do you imagine for our community? The Community Foundation is committed to making education attainable and affordable by

providing an effective scholarship program and growing endowed funds so that the scholarship awards have

a meaningful impact on the students’ financing. It is so easy to partner with the Community Foundation

to honor loved ones and their values by setting up a scholarship fund that will last for generations and impact the lives of so many. Today, our community has the opportunity to shape the future of our region through education.

In these pages, you will notice that we welcomed 18 new funds to the Foundation. You will also get an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by our donors. As you read the 300+ fund descriptions, you will see just how personal each of these funds are, and that it is all about the mission of our donors and what is meaningful to them. We have the privilege and responsibility to carry out their wishes. Thank you for your trust as a philanthropic partner, and for allowing us the opportunity to provide you with the resources and up-to-date information on the needs of the community. If you are not yet a donor, I would encourage you to join our family and help seek solutions for our community together.

family and help seek solutions for our community together. Katherine Kreuchauf, CFRE President 2 • The

Katherine Kreuchauf, CFRE President

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FAST FACTS FOR 2014

Year Founded: Total Assets: 1992 $82.8M Charitable Funds: Grantmaking: 341 $2.2M Grantmaking Grants Awarded: Since
Year Founded:
Total Assets:
1992 $82.8M
Charitable Funds:
Grantmaking:
341 $2.2M
Grantmaking
Grants Awarded:
Since Inception:
389 $32M
Grants by Program Area:
(less than 2% not included*)
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
EDUCATION/
SCHOLARSHIPS
7%
9+13+23+25+30+A 27%
HEALTH
10%
20%
HUMAN
22%
SERVICES
ARTS/CULTURE
*1%: Community Development, Housing, Public Safety, Religion
2%: Civic, Leisure
BoardBoard ofof TrusteesTrustees && StaffStaff Farewell, Friend!
BoardBoard ofof TrusteesTrustees && StaffStaff
Farewell,
Friend!

Michael S. Needler

Gwen Kuenzli

Garry L. Peiffer

Sherri Garner

Chairman

Vice Chair

Treasurer

Brumbaugh

Secretary

Chairman Vice Chair Treasurer Brumbaugh Secretary Patricia J. Brown J. Michael Wilder J. Alec Reinhardt Gene

Patricia J. Brown

J. Michael Wilder

J. Alec Reinhardt

Gene Stevens

Gary Wilson

Ralph Russo passed away this past year at 63, leaving behind an immeasurable legacy.

Ralph retired from the Community Foundation board after 18 years of service in 2014. He was instrumental in the development and growth of the Community Foundation. Ralph was a founding member of the Board of Trustees and served as Chairman from

2010-2012.

Our community is a better place thanks to Ralph.

2010-2012. Our community is a better place thanks to Ralph. Katherine Kreuchauf President Kimberly J. Bash
2010-2012. Our community is a better place thanks to Ralph. Katherine Kreuchauf President Kimberly J. Bash

Katherine Kreuchauf

President

Kimberly J. Bash

Julie L. Brown

Pat Eingle

Rachel M. Gerber

Senior Program Officer

Program Director Office Assistant
Program Director
Office Assistant

Donor Services Officer

Lisa M. Houck

Communications Officer

Shelly L. Joseph

Scholarship Manager

Tracy L. McMath

Development & Planned Giving Officer

Andrea Reinhart

Administrative Assistant

Karen L. Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship
Building a Better Future Building a Better Future More than 20 years ago the first scholarship

Building a Better Future

More than 20 years ago the first scholarship was established at the Community Foundation. Today, we celebrate how far we have come and identify goals for growing and improving our scholarship program in the future.

growing and improving our scholarship program in the future. Why is Higher Education Important? It’s no

Why is Higher Education Important?

program in the future. Why is Higher Education Important? It’s no secret that higher education is

It’s no secret that higher education is the ticket to a better life. For the students:

individuals who attain degrees -- two-year, four-year or postgraduate -- earn more and live longer. For the community: the impact is equally important. College helps families pull out of poverty, and the effects of education are felt across our communities and through generations. The median income of a family including a four-year college graduate is more than twice that of a family with a high school graduate. A properly educated workforce is a significant contributor to a strong economy; and current college graduation rates are not keeping up with the demand for qualified workers. By 2020, 65% of all American jobs and 80% of jobs in the fastest growing sectors will require at least some postsecondary education. Yet, in 2010 only 41% of Americans aged 18-24 are enrolled in college, and nearly half of these students will fail to graduate within six years.

Why are Scholarships Important?

graduate within six years. Why are Scholarships Important? One of the greatest barriers to college enrollment

One of the greatest barriers to college enrollment and completion for students is cost. College tuition rates continue to rise and at rates far greater than inflation, making college less and less affordable. In the five year period between the 2007- 08 and 2012-13 academic years, the average cost of tuition and fees increased by 27% at public four-year colleges; 13% at private, nonprofit four-year colleges; and 24% at public, two-year colleges. Scholarships help alleviate the financial burden of college, so that students can focus more on their studies than outside employment and graduate with fewer loans. As more students enroll in college, the need for scholarships is even greater. Only about 11% of students enrolled in college receive scholarships. Private and employer grants (including scholarships) make up only 4% of all undergraduate student aid, while federal student loans make up nearly 40%. Sixty percent of students graduating with a four-year degree in 2012-2013 had student loan debt averaging $27,300 per

borrower. The nation’s student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion dollars, which

is more than the nation’s credit card debt.

Our Commitment

is more than the nation’s credit card debt. Our Commitment The Community Foundation is committed to
is more than the nation’s credit card debt. Our Commitment The Community Foundation is committed to
is more than the nation’s credit card debt. Our Commitment The Community Foundation is committed to
is more than the nation’s credit card debt. Our Commitment The Community Foundation is committed to

The Community Foundation is committed to making education attainable and

affordable for our students, even as public funding continues to disappear. We are committed to measuring the effectiveness of our scholarship program on

a regular basis, so that the program is most impactful for both our donors and

students. To strengthen our program, we’re looking at the obstacles current students face. There is a growing divide between the wealthiest and poorest students who earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24, with the gap doubling. Fifty-eight percent of Community Foundation scholarships are need-based, encouraging lower-income families to apply. Many scholarships support the student during his or her freshman year only, leaving the student without funding for future years. We encourage donors to consider offering renewal scholarships so that the student is supported throughout the student’s college career. Lastly, we are committed to growing the size of endowed funds so that the scholarship awards have a meaningful impact on the students’ financing. Endowed funds are

invested and new gifts sought, meaning scholarships will continue to support Hancock County students year after year, generation after generation.

students year after year, generation after generation. Building a Better Future Through the generosity of

Building a Better Future

year, generation after generation. Building a Better Future Through the generosity of individual donors and the
year, generation after generation. Building a Better Future Through the generosity of individual donors and the

Through the generosity of individual donors and the many funds that make up the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, last year 178 scholarships were awarded. Today, our community has the opportunity to build a better future for our region through education. Your support will make the dream of a higher education a reality for our bright young people. We hope you will join us.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 Community Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS Who are the scholarship recipients? 37% 63% 63% of our scholarship recipients
2014 Community Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS Who are the scholarship recipients? 37% 63% 63% of our scholarship recipients
2014 Community Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS Who are the scholarship recipients? 37% 63% 63% of our scholarship recipients
2014 Community Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS Who are the scholarship recipients? 37% 63% 63% of our scholarship recipients

Who are the scholarship recipients?

SCHOLARSHIPS Who are the scholarship recipients? 37% 63% 63% of our scholarship recipients are female. 152
37%
37%
63% 63% of our scholarship recipients are female.
63%
63% of our scholarship
recipients are female.
152 STUDENTS 178 SCHOLARSHIPS $220K AWARDED
152 STUDENTS
178 SCHOLARSHIPS
$220K AWARDED

37% of our scholarship recipients are male.

63% 37% 63% of our scholarship recipients are HS seniors and 37% are college students.
63%
37%
63% of our scholarship recipients are HS
seniors and 37% are college students.
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Where are the scholarship recipients headed? 3 1 3 2 107 6 12 1 1
Where are the scholarship
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From where did the scholarship

From where did the scholarship

where did the scholarship From where did the scholarship recipients graduate? recipients graduate? ARLINGTON H S

recipients graduate?

recipients graduate?

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scholarship recipients graduate? recipients graduate? ARLINGTON H S OUTSIDE HAN. CO. Building a Better Future •

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scholarship recipients graduate? recipients graduate? ARLINGTON H S OUTSIDE HAN. CO. Building a Better Future •
Featured Scholarship Establishers In 1994, Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler established the first scholarship at

Featured Scholarship Establishers

Featured Scholarship Establishers In 1994, Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler established the first scholarship at the
Featured Scholarship Establishers In 1994, Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler established the first scholarship at the

In 1994, Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler established the first scholarship at the Community Foundation, the Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship, to support a Findlay High School graduating senior. This scholarship fund is in memory of Linda, who passed away in December of 1994 from cancer.

Since 1995, 20 scholarships have been awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000.

awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000. In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.
awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000. In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.
awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000. In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.
awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000. In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.
awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $22,000. In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.

In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J. Ball Scholarship in memory of her husband. This scholarship is for a Hancock County graduating senior who will pursue a business degree. Albert was the Owner-Operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Findlay, Kenton, Fostoria, Ottawa and North Baltimore, Ohio and later the President of Ball Management Company. Albert and Ruth’s children have made it a tradition to make donations to this fund during Christmas in lieu of gifts.

Since 2007, eight scholarships have been awarded to Hancock County graduates totaling $9,750.

been awarded to Hancock County graduates totaling $9,750. At its 50-year class reunion in 2006, the

At its 50-year class reunion in 2006, the Class of 1956 established the Findlay High School Class of 1956 Scholarship to support a Findlay High School graduate who wishes to pursue a degree in education. Members of the class hope that students who receive the scholarship will become great educators like those who inspired them more than 50 years ago.

Since 2007, 12 scholarships have been awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $11,500.

have been awarded to Findlay High School graduates totaling $11,500. 6 • The Community Foundation -

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Featured Scholarship Recipients “My parents obviously did the best they could. The reality is there’s

Featured Scholarship Recipients

Featured Scholarship Recipients “My parents obviously did the best they could. The reality is there’s only

“My parents obviously did the best they could. The reality is there’s only so much money that you can make and that you can give. It really meant a lot to me to receive these scholarships and to have people who cared enough about my future even though they didn’t know me. Because someone gave to me, I’m now able to give my time and talents back to the community.”

Brandon Kelly is a 2002 graduate of Findlay High School. He received the Joseph R. and Westelle L. Brown Scholarship, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2006 and Winebrenner Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity. Brandon lives in Findlay with his wife, Ellen, and their two sons. He serves as Pastor for Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and volunteers extensively in the community.

“The scholarships I received have been incredibly impactful! When I was choosing a college, I fell in love with Indiana University, but the main sticking point that kept me from making the decision was the high cost of out-of-state tuition. My time at IU has been worth every penny, and these gifts have supported my college career and eased my family’s financial burden. The scholarships have helped provide me the opportunities of attending a nationally-recognized business school and the benefits of going to a school that I absolutely love.”

Shelby Fletcher is a 2012 graduate of Findlay High School. She will be a senior at Indiana University in the fall and will be interning at Berry Plastics Corporation in Evansville, IN this summer. Shelby received the renewable Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship and Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship.

Jon Younger Scholarship and Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship. “Receiving this scholarship and being recognized for my

“Receiving this scholarship and being recognized for my accomplishments demonstrated to me that someone believed in my education. I am grateful to these donors and appreciate their financial support that made my educational endeavors a reality. With the high cost of tuition, it is reassuring that other people are able to help support students in their education. The scholarship was incredibly special to me as I knew Brent, Linda Ziegler’s son, growing up and we even attended college together.”

Julie Hartzell is a 1995 graduate of Findlay High School. She received the Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship, graduated from Wittenberg University in 1999 and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2002. Julie currently lives in Columbus with her husband, Andy, and their two daughters. She is the Applications Group Manager for Ohio Legislative Information Systems.

Dorney Legacy Society “Our earthly possessions are, after all, but life holdings and the grace
Dorney Legacy Society “Our earthly possessions are, after all, but life holdings and the grace

Dorney Legacy Society

“Our earthly possessions are, after all, but life holdings and the grace with which we part with them at the end of life’s journey shows the heart in its least disguised form.” - L. Dale Dorney

the heart in its least disguised form.” - L. Dale Dorney When L. Dale Dorney first

When L. Dale Dorney first visited the offices of the Cleveland Foundation in the early 1970’s, he arrived unannounced in his usual business attire. During his conversation with foundation staff, Mr. Dorney made quite an impression with his sophisticated knowledge of the worlds of finance and law, and his creative vision of public giving. They had no way of knowing that day whether he had five hundred or five thousand dollars to give. But his keen understanding and passion for the enduring spirit of philanthropy were easily recognized.

Most people who encountered L. Dale Dorney during his lifetime were unaware of the unique life and industrious nature that lay behind his quaint, unpretentious exterior. A private man, he lived the majority of his 90 years in his native Findlay, Ohio. Although he made his mark as an astute businessman and wise investor, he always downplayed his material wealth. In fact, few people knew the extent to which he had pursued his life long quest for building substantial personal assets and establishing a trust that would serve the people of his community for many generations to come.

In 1976, he left the Cleveland Foundation a $2.2 million dollar bequest dedicated to improving the quality of life in Findlay and Hancock County. He hoped that this gift might one day form the nucleus of a community foundation. His dream came to fruition in 1992 when the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was established as a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation.

On February 28, 1999, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation became an independent entity and the Dorney Fund assets designated for Hancock County were returned to our community. What started as one man’s generous gift to his community, has been further expanded by local residents. Today, the Findlay- Hancock County Community Foundation is one of 64 community foundations in Ohio and more than 700 community foundations nationwide.

Since 1976, the Dorney Fund has provided more than $11.3 million dollars to support the work of the Community Foundation and other local nonprofit agencies. And through the power of endowment, where gifts are invested and grants are awarded that address community needs, Mr. Dorney’s gift will keep giving, and growing, forever. That’s the power of a charitable fund with the Community Foundation. Your good work far outlasts your lifetime.

Becoming a Legacy Member

Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their intent to leave a planned gift or bequest to the Community Foundation, demonstrating their commitment to the future of Findlay and Hancock County. Individuals who have already shown their commitment by endowing permanent funds during their lifetimes are also members of the Dorney Legacy Society. As a member of the Dorney Legacy Society, you’ll be invited to:

NAME YOUR CHARITABLE FUND. As you plan your legacy, the fund can bear your name or you can honor a family member or loved one. You may, of course, choose anonymity instead.

SHARE YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY. We would like to preserve your story and photographs for future generations who will receive grants from your named fund.

ATTEND SPECIAL EVENTS. Let us introduce you to other generous people who have also provided for the future of Findlay and Hancock County in their estate plans.

BE NAMED IN FOUNDATION PUBLICATIONS. We would like to give others the opportunity to follow your example of community stewardship and leadership. We also respect the wishes of those who prefer to give anonymously.

LEARN OF CHANGES IN OHIO PROBATE OR FEDERAL TAX LAW. Working with your professional advisor, we want to make sure your estate plan continues to accomplish your personal, financial, and charitable objectives.

By following in L. Dale Dorney’s footsteps, you will help to ensure that our community continues to thrive far into the future. The Community Foundation provides confidential philanthropic services to prospective donors, without pressure or obligation. Our staff will work with you and your professional advisor to provide information about the many options available, designing a plan that works best for you and your personal situation.

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Dorney Legacy Society Members Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their
Dorney Legacy Society Members Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their
Dorney Legacy Society Members Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their

Dorney Legacy Society Members

Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their intent to leave a planned gift or bequest to the Community Foundation. Individuals who have already shown their commitment by endowing permanent funds during their lifetimes are also members of the Dorney Legacy Society. The Community Foundation recently revised the Dorney Legacy Society list. If you have questions or feel you should be included on this list, please contact Andrea Reinhart at 419-425-1100.

Prakash and Shubha Acharya Herb* and Cindy* Aldrich Family Fredrick C.* and Ruth* G. Aldrich W.S. (Sherman)* and Wanda* Alge Family Craig and Mary Lou Anderson Gertrude O. Anderson* Marion Arbogast* Roy and Marcia Armes Randy Baker Albert J.* and Ruth Ball John C.* and Jane C.* Barbieri Shirley and Richard P. Barchent Jr. Daniel R. Bennett* W. Ray Bennett Robert and Daphnae Bishop Richard N.* and Mildred B. Bishop Family Pat and Jack* Brown Joseph R.* and Westelle* Browne James F. and Mary Alys Brucklacher Leah H. and Thomas C.* Buchanan Cheryl Buckland and Larry Manley Bobby C.* and Joyce Burrell Family Wayne and Dawna Casper Gregg and Karen Cline Florence G. Collins* Frank and Mary Jane Cosiano George E. Countryman* Vance Kramer II Floyd J.* and Alice K.* Curran James* and Marie* Dally Richard (Dick) E. Daugherty* Judge Allan Davis Joseph W.* and Claire Davis Sue Jones Decker Barbara Deerhake Richard Deerhake Thomas B. and Kathleen Donnell L. Dale Dorney* Allen* and Ruth* Dudley Mary Ann Emerine*

W.S. Sherman* and Wanda* Alge

William P.* and Pauline* Deisel Mary E. Fell

G. Richard* and Beverly Fisher

Michael and Midge Foster

M. Margaret Foster*

William D. Frack* Philip D. Gardner* James and Marsha Geers Austin and Rachel Gerber Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Susan and Alan Graf, Jr. Jean C. Graham Karen Grieser

Frank and Annett Hollington Guglielmi Evelyn J. Burkey Hamilton David S. and Suzi Healy Jim Heck Jane Heck

W. Kenneth* and R. Ruth* Helvie

Larry and Leslie Hoadley

J. William and Susan Hollington John* and Mary* Masters Hollington Earl* and Laverne* Irons Family Michael and Ann Johnson Keith L. and Sheila K. Jolliff Warren* and Peg Kirk Bell Vickie Kobeszka George* and Helen* Koepke

H. Brad and Linda Koller

Gary and Katherine Kreuchauf David and Gwen Kuenzli Marjorie Kuhlman* David and Amy Lai William H.* and Martha E.* Lape Midge Lause Gertrude A. Lee* Dave* and Marjorie* Lodge Ed* and Donna Lodico Family Philip and Deb Luginbuhl Larry and Sondra Lunn Family

John M.* and Patricia M. Luther Gordon* and Marilyn* Macklin Howard* and Carolyn M.* Marvin

Mark May Richard J.* and Betty McCall

Family

Robert L.* and Helen* McClelland Family Richard K. and Lynn J. McCord Jeffery and Tracy McMath Fritz* and Else Meyer Bryan and Karen Miller Greg* and Lauree Miller Ralph Russo* and Nancy Moody- Russo Patricia (Conway) Moore Thomas E. Moore* Dana and Kathy Morgan James A. Moul Barbara and Richard* Muzy Richard C. and Mary Ellen Myers Rhoda Myers Michael Needler Family

G. Norman and Jane* Nicholson

John Noble Tom* and Esther* Orndorff Hon. Michael G. and Pat Oxley Jim and Mahrokh (Esfandiary) Palte Thomas Parke and Cindy* Shoupe Parke

Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Andy and Mary Ellen Peters

Sterling* and Meredith* Pfeiffer Family

G. (Bud)* and Valerie* Poole

Darrell and Alberta Prichard Family Bert and Marlene Rayl Ed and Judy Reading Ralph and Jo Ann Reeds J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt E.D. (Bud)* and Jean* Retter

John and Margaret Rieker Jim* and Mary Jane* Roberts Jim and Julie Robertson Kyle* and Laura Rogers Marv and Judy Rower Ralph E. Sackett Jr. John H. Schaefer* Jon A. Schlueter* Madeleine T. Schneider* Elaine H. Schoonmaker Family David and Elizabeth Seman Duane and Sherry Shock Thomas Richard* and Wendene Wilson Shoupe Jeff and Elsa Shrader Donald V. and Mary (Pat)* Sink Tami Sink Bill* and Sandy Slack R. Eugene* and Margaret Slough Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt Jan* and Vicky Sorgenfrei Mary Lou Steinman Family Gene and Elaine Stevens

Shirley Stirling William* and Eveline* Stitt Robert L.* and Dortha W.* Stober Roberta Stober Glen* and Mary* Stover Mark Smith and Phyllis Stover- Smith John and Vicky Stozich John* and Nancy* Stozich The Family of Olga L.* Swanson Lawrence and Nancy Thomas Tell* and Opal* Thompson

Raymond J.* and Jane J.* Tille Golden M. Tong* Ralph Trimble* Mary Jo Urshalitz* Anna Van Gorder* Karen B. Wachs Patrick* and Barbara Wagner Family

Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner* James and Patricia Wall Stephen and Irene* Ware C.P.* and Evelyn J. Weaver William R. Webb* Walter L.* and Norma L.* Weber Gene and Margie White George and Shirley Whitson Family Barton* and Josephine* Wilson Elizabeth Wood Grant* and Emily* Young Charles J. Younger Christopher Jon Younger Mariann Dana Younger Paul Randolph Younger Scott Charles Younger Stephen Dana Younger Emil and Joyce Ziegler L.H. “Punk”* and Martha* Mains Anonymous (23) *Deceased

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Handbags That Help

Handbags That Help (HTH) is a women’s giving circle founded in 2007 by a group of women committed to dramatically improving lives throughout the Greater Hancock County community. Using its pooled membership dollars, HTH collectively funds grants to charitable projects and programs.

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HTH is focused on:

A unique feature of this group is members are not asked to do any fundraising. The only thing required of a member is a $500 annual contribution which gives her a single vote as to how the pooled funds

will be awarded. Group memberships of

2-5 women are also available.

• Cultivating women as philanthropic leaders;

• Creating a new and substantial pool of money donated by women;

• Identifying appropriate and timely opportunities and projects;

• Allocating funds based on majority preference;

• Accomplishing change;

• Celebrating impact; and

• Attaining recognition as a “difference maker,” as well as a valued and significant resource.

The Community Foundation serves as the sponsoring organization for HTH. Any woman who is interested in joining HTH should contact the Community Foundation office or visit the website at www.community-foundation.com.

In only eight years, Handbags that Help has granted $336,100 to support 18 local nonprofit organizations.

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2014 - 2015 Handbags That Help Grant

LITERACY COALITION OF HANCOCK COUNTY The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County received a grant of $38,000 for the enrollment of 1,000 preschoolers in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) program. Funding is also being provided for the training of volunteers and Help Me Grow service coordinators. These “Parent Partners,” using the books provided by the DPIL, will offer families literacy activities reinforcing the emergent language skills necessary for children to enter kindergarten ready to learn. In addition, Family Literacy Nights will be offered at easily accessible neighborhood locations. Parents and children will participate in fun-filled evenings of reading related activities with the volunteers. In these sessions, best practice reading strategies will be modeled by area educators, information on the developmental stages of learning will be shared, and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about school readiness. The anticipated outcome is that children will be ready to learn on their first day of school.

will be ready to learn on their first day of school. TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP
will be ready to learn on their first day of school. TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP
will be ready to learn on their first day of school. TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP

TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GRANT = $38,000

school. TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GRANT = $38,000 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GUIDING CIRCLE Judge

2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GUIDING CIRCLE Judge Kristen Johnson, Chair Angela Crist, Vice Chair Donna Ridenour, Treasurer Suzi Healy, Secretary Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large

Suzi Healy, Secretary Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Judy Pusateri,
Suzi Healy, Secretary Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Judy Pusateri,
Suzi Healy, Secretary Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Judy Pusateri,

Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Judy Pusateri, Communications Sub-Circle Chair Dena Best, Program Sub-Circle Chair

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Handbags That Help Members Sharon Aller Angela Crist Alexis Healy Kay Kose Dawn Palmer Dawn

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The The Family Family Center Center Benefits of The Family Center The Family Center, established
The The Family Family Center Center Benefits of The Family Center The Family Center, established

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The The Family Family Center Center Benefits of The Family Center The Family Center, established by

Benefits of The Family Center

The Family Center, established by the Community Foundation in 2006, is a multi-tenant nonprofit center located at 1800 North Blanchard Street in Findlay. Multi-tenant nonprofit centers are buildings that house multiple nonprofit organizations and provide safe, efficient, quality, mission-enhancing workspace.

The Family Center is one of only a few hundred similar facilities nationwide and is recognized for its unique concept and ability to improve the delivery of social services to our community.

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THE HANCOCK PROPERTIES FOUNDATION

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, Chair Gary Wilson, Vice Chair Beverly A. Fisher David S. Healy James A. Heck Katherine Kreuchauf David P. Kuenzli

STABILITY Many nonprofits are relegated to whatever space is available, not what space will best further their mission. This may mean operating in low quality, overcrowded, outdated facilities that may be inaccessible to clients who have limited transportation or physical mobility. The Family Center is handicap accessible, offers a convenient and low-cost meeting space, and provides tenant agencies with a positive and efficient work environment.

AFFORDABILITY Increasingly high rent costs make it difficult for nonprofits to maintain adequate facilities to house their staff and provide their services. The Family Center offers affordable opportunities for local nonprofit agencies.

LOCATION AND VISIBILITY Nonprofits are not always located in places that are easily accessible for clientele. In Findlay, agencies were scattered from one end of town to the other. People needing services often didn’t know where to go for help — or needed help from more than one agency. The Family Center building is well-located, making it easier for people to find the help they need and receive coordinated services.

NONPROFIT COLLABORATION By enhancing program delivery space, an amazing synergy has been created. Prior to creation of The Family Center, many of the tenants were unfamiliar with services offered by other agencies. Now, they are able to work together as partner agencies to best assist local people in need.

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Kevin Richardson, Building Manager
Kevin Richardson, Building Manager
Jeff Schimmoeller, Assistant Building Manager
Jeff Schimmoeller, Assistant Building Manager

Family Center Agencies

Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio Associated Charities Cancer Patient Services Caughman Health Center C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Christian Clearing House Community Action Commission Dental Center of Northwest Ohio Findlay Hope House for the Homeless Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Legal Aid of Western Ohio W.I.C. (Women, Infant, and Children)

Family Center Goals

• To serve those in need with dignity.

• To create a synergy among agencies in providing services that will change lives.

• To improve the infrastructure of nonprofit agencies.

• To increase community awareness that there are low-income families in Hancock County who need help becoming financially stable.

W.I.C. Client
W.I.C. Client
C.H.O.P.I.N. HALL Volunteer
C.H.O.P.I.N. HALL Volunteer

2014 New Funds

2014 New Funds The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2014. Their philanthropic
2014 New Funds The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2014. Their philanthropic
2014 New Funds The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2014. Their philanthropic

The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2014. Their philanthropic purposes are as diverse as the people and organizations they honor, but all share the common goal of supporting our community.

COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP Cooper Tire & Rubber Company celebrated 100 years in the tire business in 2014. To mark this major milestone and create an enduring legacy, Cooper established the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship.

the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to advance

The purpose of this scholarship is to advance education by providing financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who are children of current Cooper Tire & Rubber Company employees in the U.S. and who are attending a U.S. technical school or university.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 11 countries around the world.

MATTHEW R. COPUS MEMORIAL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP Matthew R. Copus was active in soccer from the age of five, had dreams of playing for the Columbus Crew, and wanted to coach one day. His life was taken too soon but a scholarship was established in his memory to encourage others to follow their dreams. The Matthew R. Copus Memorial Soccer Scholarship will benefit a Van Buren High School graduate who has participated and lettered in varsity soccer.

who has participated and lettered in varsity soccer. Matthew Copus was born on May 13, 1982

Matthew Copus was born on May 13, 1982 and attended Van Buren Local School. Copus was involved in Hancock County Soccer, Findlay Storm traveling team, Van Buren Varsity Soccer, and the Toledo Celtics Premier team.

WILLIAM D. FRACK DONOR-ADVISED FUND William D. Frack was a lifelong resident of Findlay and Hancock County, as well as a lifelong fan of Bowling Green State University Falcons Men’s Basketball. Mr. Frack told stories that as a child he traveled with his father to BGSU to cheer on his beloved Falcons Men’s Basketball Teams. In 2011, as a result of his “leadership gift” to the school, the floor at BGSU Stroh Center was named in his honor.

the floor at BGSU Stroh Center was named in his honor. During his life, Mr. Frack

During his life, Mr. Frack established two charitable remainder trusts with the Community Foundation that resulted in this fund being created at his death. In addition, the Foundation is the residual beneficiary of his trust and estate. Combined, these three gifts will comprise the largest fund ever held by the Community Foundation. Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions from this fund will benefit the Bowling Green State University Men’s Basketball Program. Twenty percent of the annual distribution will be used to establish the William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund, to assist individuals who are homeless or victims of domestic violence in Hancock County. The remaining five percent will be used as community needs dictate.

FUND FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES This fund, established by Hancock County Council for Retarded Children and Adults, supports developmentally disabled persons in Hancock County.

GIRL SCOUTS OF HANCOCK COUNTY FUND Olga L. Swanson was born 100 years ago in August 1914 in Bridgeport Connecticut, just two years after the first Girl Scout Troop was organized. In honor and in memory of Mrs. Swanson, her family has established the Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund. As a member of the 27th Girl Scout Troop in the United States, Mrs. Swanson was a long time believer in the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world

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a better place. By the age of 22, she was able to positively influence the
a better place. By the age of 22, she was able to positively influence the younger
scouts as a leader in her troop.
they raised two daughters, Jen and Becky. Brad serves as board president of the
Findlay Chapter of Gliding Stars and is on the board for the National Chapter.
Gliding Stars and is on the board for the National Chapter. At the age of 26,

At the age of 26, Mrs. Swanson was married and later had three children, including two sons and a daughter. She passed her passion for Girl Scouts down through several generations of her own family, to her daughter, granddaughter, and even great-granddaughters, who were all involved in Girl Scouts.

Mrs. Swanson’s family established this fund for Girl Scouts of Hancock County to support an organization that played a fundamental role in her life and that will encourage young women to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership skills.

GRACE SPEAKS FUND The Grace Speaks Board of Directors established the Grace Speaks Fund to support its programs to help children find their voices by providing affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area.

affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area. Grace Speaks is a nonprofit organization that is
affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area. Grace Speaks is a nonprofit organization that is
affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area. Grace Speaks is a nonprofit organization that is

Grace Speaks is a nonprofit organization that

is raising funds to help families pay for speech therapy in the Hancock County area and to bring awareness to the people and organizations that have helped Todd and Nicole Leslie on their personal journey, in hopes that they can help someone else.

personal journey, in hopes that they can help someone else. GLIDING STARS OF FINDLAY FUND Brad

GLIDING STARS OF FINDLAY FUND Brad and Linda Koller established this fund to support Gliding Stars and its programs to provide adaptive ice skating opportunities for children and adults who have disabilities.

Gliding Stars provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase their personal potential through a regular program of ice skating instruction and practice, culminating in the demonstration of those skills publicly in a choreographed performance. This program serves as a source of motivation, teamwork, increased self-esteem and the “magic” that results from transcending one’s barriers to accomplish one’s dreams.

transcending one’s barriers to accomplish one’s dreams. Brad Koller was born on January 17, 1956 and

Brad Koller was born on January 17, 1956 and Linda Koller on February 9, 1956, both in Lorain, Ohio. Brad and Linda graduated from Lorain High School and attended Bowling Green State University. Brad received an accounting degree and Linda a teaching degree. Brad worked for Marathon Petroleum Company for 35 years before retiring in 2013. Together,

GREENWAY CONSERVANCY OF HANCOCK COUNTY FUND Bert and Marlene Rayl created this fund to honor their family and to benefit this community which has given them so much. With this fund, they hope to support Findlay, rural Hancock County, the University of Findlay, community and social services, early childcare, education, agriculture, history, military veterans and environmental conservation education.

military veterans and environmental conservation education. Bert Rayl was born in Akron, Ohio in 1933 and

Bert Rayl was born in Akron, Ohio in 1933 and graduated from Greensburg High School and Findlay College. Bert taught middle school in the Findlay City Schools for 34 years. Marlene was born in Carey, Ohio in 1935 and graduated from Carey High School and Findlay College. Marlene has taught piano lessons since she was 17 years old and is an enrolled agent by the Internal Revenue Service. She is an active volunteer accompanist, National Certified Teacher of Music and is in the Piano Guild’s Hall of Fame.

GRIESER FUNDS Karen Grieser established two agency funds to support local nonprofits that are important

GRIESER FUNDS Karen Grieser established two agency funds to support local nonprofits that are important to her, while honoring those near to her heart.

Karen established the Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for the Humane Society to support the medical needs of animals at the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County. This fund was established in memory of Daisy Fae, her beloved Cocker Spaniel. Karen also established the Karen and Eric Grieser Fund for Hope House, to support the Bridges Out of Poverty Program which combats poverty by educating the community and families in poverty. This fund was established in memory of her brother, Eric Grieser.

fund was established in memory of her brother, Eric Grieser. Karen Grieser was born in 1941

Karen Grieser was born in 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and Owens Community College. Karen retired from nursing at Blanchard Valley Hospital after more than 45 years.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF FINDLAY/HANCOCK COUNTY FUND The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Findlay and Hancock County have established this fund to support its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing

Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by constructing simple, adequate and affordable housing for lower income persons. To accomplish these goals, Habitat for Humanity brings people together from all backgrounds and affiliations to build and repair houses together in partnership with families who could use a hand up.

HANCOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP The Hancock Federal Credit Union has a rich history of serving members in Hancock County and they are continuing that tradition by establishing this scholarship to assist Hancock Federal Credit Union members and their children with the cost of education.

Union members and their children with the cost of education. Hancock Federal Credit Union was chartered

Hancock Federal Credit Union was chartered on May 16, 1938 by 13 original members, all of whom were local school teachers. Initially, it operated out of the treasurer’s home until growth required the rental of an office in 1978. The first company- owned location was built on Trenton Avenue in 1990, where it does business to this day. Further growth has allowed it to open a second location and an office on Croy Drive, until its present Melrose Avenue office opened in 2003.

until its present Melrose Avenue office opened in 2003. MARY MARTHA CLASS FUND The Mary Martha

MARY MARTHA CLASS FUND The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran Church in Carey, Ohio is a Sunday School class that was left a sum of money from a lifelong member, Golden Tong. The Class established this fund with his gift to support the religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational needs of Carey, Ohio, Crawford Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding community.

NORBERT F. MEYER SCHOLARSHIP Fritz and Else Meyer, with the help of family and friends, established a scholarship in memory of their son, Norbert F. Meyer. The Norbert F. Meyer Scholarship, established in 1993, has been transferred for administration and award to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation for a graduating senior of McComb High School who will pursue a degree in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, chemistry, physics, or pre-med.

physical sciences, chemistry, physics, or pre-med. Norbert F. Meyer, the son of Fritz G. and Else

Norbert F. Meyer, the son of Fritz G. and Else Meyer, was born in Cincinnati on August 8, 1956. He moved with his family to McComb in 1962 where he attended McComb Elementary School. He passed away on December 24, 1967 as a result of a tragic accident. This scholarship was established by his parents along with the McComb Development Corporation and other contributors to honor his memory.

RALPH AND JOANN REEDS FUND Dr. Ralph Reeds was born on June 20, 1931 in Iowa City, Iowa. Ralph was a graduate of Iowa City High School, attended Medical School at the University

of Iowa City High School, attended Medical School at the University 16 • The Community Foundation

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of Iowa, and completed his Residency in Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and the

of Iowa, and completed his Residency in Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. He joined the Air Force and has served in private medical practice since 1964. Ralph was a dermatologist in the Hancock County community from 1982 to 2007.

in the Hancock County community from 1982 to 2007. JoAnn Thompson was born on May 7,

JoAnn Thompson was born on May 7, 1944 in Paducah, Kentucky. She has received education degrees and certifications from University of Findlay, University of Toledo, University of Louisville and University of Kentucky. She has held numerous education positions in Louisville and Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, and in Columbus, Findlay, and Hancock County, Ohio.

JoAnn and Ralph raised a blended family of four sons. They see the struggles of those with mental illness as significant issues for the community, and relish the opportunity to assist organizations that provide treatment, outreach, and family support.

JERRY SILVEUS AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP The Legacy Farmers Cooperative established this scholarship in honor of Jerry Silveus, who was the general manager of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative for more than 20 years. This scholarship is for members and employees of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, as well as their children or grandchildren.

Farmers Cooperative and Deshler Farmers Elevator Company, Legacy Farmers Cooperative is locally owned and operates in Findlay, Ohio and Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, and Wood Counties. It has 19 locations including five for agronomy, one lawn and pet, two petroleum cardtrol locations, a liquid fuel and lubricant delivery, and 11 grain facilities.

GENE AND PEGGY SLOUGH FUND Having lived in Findlay and Hancock County almost all of their lives, Peggy Slough made this gift to honor the memory of her husband Gene and to leave a legacy to the community that both of them held dear. The Gene and Peggy Slough Fund is a Fund for the Common Good that will allow the Community Foundation to assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations doing the community’s most critical work.

organizations doing the community’s most critical work. Gene Slough was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1925,

Gene Slough was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1925, graduating from Findlay High School and later from the Ohio State University. Gene worked for Marathon Oil Co. for 35 years. Margaret (Peggy) Blackford was also born in Findlay, Ohio in 1930. Peggy graduated from Findlay High School and later from the University of Michigan. Peggy is grateful for her marriage to Gene and the privilege of helping to raise his three children: Jim, Tom, and Jenny. Together they enjoyed traveling, snow skiing, OSU football, tennis, reading and church work; but especially, they cherished family.

Jerry Silveus graduated from Van Buren High School in 1962 and began work in the agricultural elevator business. In 1966, he became elevator manager for North Baltimore Grain Association. Over many years, Jerry worked for Ohio Farmers retail outlets: Landmark, Countrymark, Ada Farmers Exchange, and Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative. In his spare time, Jerry enjoys spending time with family and drag racing, a sport at which he excels, even in retirement. He is married to Sally and together they have two grown children and four grandchildren.

they have two grown children and four grandchildren. GOLDEN M. TONG SCHOLARSHIP A long time farmer
they have two grown children and four grandchildren. GOLDEN M. TONG SCHOLARSHIP A long time farmer
they have two grown children and four grandchildren. GOLDEN M. TONG SCHOLARSHIP A long time farmer

GOLDEN M. TONG SCHOLARSHIP A long time farmer in Carey, Ohio, Golden M. Tong started a scholarship through the Mary Martha Class of Carey that will have a lasting impact on the Carey community. The Golden M. Tong Scholarship will benefit a graduating senior of Carey High School with preference given to students pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field.

Golden Tong was born on August 4, 1896 in Wyandot County. He married Doris Fern Augustine on October 20, 1944 and she preceded him in death in 1961. Golden passed away in 1990.

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Ann Brossia Funds of the Foundation The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable
Ann Brossia Funds of the Foundation The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable
Ann Brossia Funds of the Foundation The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable

Funds of the Foundation

Ann Brossia Funds of the Foundation The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable
Ann Brossia Funds of the Foundation The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable

The Community Foundation is honored to carry out the charitable interests of our donors. We are deeply grateful to the hundreds of individuals who have established more than 340 funds and to the thousands of individuals who have contributed to them. Together, we are making a difference in our community.

The following is a current list of the funds that our donors have established at the Community Foundation.* Many are endowments - permanent capital that will support local nonprofit organizations and their good works forever. You will notice that some funds are very flexible and can be used to address the ever-changing needs of our community, while other funds are very specific in their purpose. All of these funds share one thing in common: they were established by people who want to support their community.

* Donors who wish for their funds to remain anonymous are not listed in the “Funds of the Foundation” section.

are not listed in the “Funds of the Foundation” section. FUNDS FOR THE COMMON GOOD Meeting

FUNDS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Meeting ever-changing community needs.

Unrestricted gifts allow our program staff and board of trustees to do what they do best: assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to the nonprofit organizations that undertake our community’s most critical work. Unrestricted funds help the Community Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, or environmental needs in our local community.

Advanced Drainage Systems Fund Established 2011 Advanced Drainage Systems established this fund to support unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of Hancock County and its residents.

Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 2 Established 1995 In addition to the designated funds Gertrude established for First Presbyterian Church and Hope House, this unrestricted fund supports our community’s changing needs.

Bank One Fund Established 1993 Bank One established this fund as part of its strong tradition of community giving. This is a tradition which goes back to its predecessor companies, Diamond Savings & Loan and Hancock Savings & Loan.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Barchent Jr. Fund Established 1995 Strong supporters of scouting, the Hancock County Fair, and other local organizations, Dick and Shirley established this unrestricted fund to give back to their community.

B. Ann Brossia Fund Established 2011 This fund was established in memory of B. Ann Brossia by the Community Foundation, her husband, Steve, and children, Libby and Stephen. Ann joined the Community Foundation in March 2010 as the Development Officer. This fund supports unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of Hancock County and its residents.

James F. and Mary Alys Brucklacher Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust Established 1995 The Brucklachers established this trust to share their good fortune with their home community and with the charitable organizations they have long supported.

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Indicates Seed Funds. See page 37 for more information.

Florence G. Collins Fund Established 1995

A testamentary gift from the Florence G. Collins estate

established this fund. Florence was a member of First Christian Church and was instrumental in bringing Girl Scouts to Findlay.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Fund Established 1993 Cooper Tire has a long tradition of being a responsible corporate citizen in our community. Many current and former Cooper employees are involved with the Community Foundation as board members, committee members, and donors.

George Countryman Fund Established 2003

A 45-year Marathon Oil Company employee, George left

this generous gift to our community as part of his estate.

Richard and Barbara Deerhake Fund Established 1993 Dick, a retired orthopaedic surgeon, and Barbara, the first local program officer of the L. Dale Dorney Fund and first president of the Community Foundation, have supported the community in many leadership positions. Volunteerism and philanthropy have long been Deerhake family priorities.

Richard and Beverly Fisher

George and Helen Koepke

Gertrude Lee

and Beverly Fisher George and Helen Koepke Gertrude Lee L. Dale Dorney Fund Established 1976; Revised
and Beverly Fisher George and Helen Koepke Gertrude Lee L. Dale Dorney Fund Established 1976; Revised
and Beverly Fisher George and Helen Koepke Gertrude Lee L. Dale Dorney Fund Established 1976; Revised

L. Dale Dorney Fund

Established 1976; Revised 1999 L. Dale Dorney is our community’s father of philanthropy. Through his will in 1976, he established the Dorney Fund, a trust of the Cleveland Foundation. In 1992, the Findlay- Hancock County Community Foundation was established to complement and work cooperatively with the Dorney Fund. In 1999, when the Community Foundation became independent from the Cleveland Foundation, the Dorney Fund assets designated for Hancock County were returned to our community.

Mary Ann Emerine Fund Established 2005 Mary Ann Speiser Emerine established this fund with a gift from her charitable remainder trust to support charitable organizations in Hancock County.

Fifth Third Bank Fund Established 1994 Fifth Third Bank established this fund in the philanthropic tradition of Findlay’s founding fathers, to be a good corporate citizen in order to create a strong community.

Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund Established 1993 This fund was established by the founder of Findlay Industries, Philip D. Gardner, to support our community.

G. Richard and Beverly Fisher Fund

Established 1995 Beverly Fisher established this fund as a means of “putting her roots down” in the community that became her home after many years of traveling for Dick’s job with Marathon. She also established a scholarship fund in Dick’s honor at the Community Foundation.

Philip D. Gardner Fund Established 1993 Mr. Gardner, founder of Findlay Industries, Inc. and local

philanthropist, established this fund to support the start- up of the Community Foundation. He also served on the steering committee that established the Community Foundation.

Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Fund Established 1993 Ivan, former Chairman and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and Dorothy, an active community member and mother to their five children, established this fund to support their community. Ivan served on the steering committee that helped establish the Community Foundation and on the Community Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee.

Evelyn Hamilton Fund Established 2008 Evelyn Hamilton established this fund, through a charitable gift annuity, to support her community.

Hancor, Inc. Fund Established 1993 Hancor, (now Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.) founded in 1887 in Findlay, is committed to supporting communities in which it operates in order to provide services for its valued workforce.

Intersil Corporation Fund Established 2002 Intersil Corporation established this fund to support our community.

George H. and Helen K. Koepke Fund Established 1996 George and Helen moved to Findlay in 1985 at the invitation of their daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and David Healy, and Sandra and Lloyd Bunting. As dedicated supporters of our community, they admired the charitable objectives of the Community Foundation.

Marjorie Kuhlman Fund Established 2002 A member of East Foulke Avenue Church of God where she was a Sunday school teacher and pianist, Marjorie left this unrestricted gift as part of her estate.

Gertrude A. Lee Fund Established 2007 In her last will and testament, Gertrude Lee left an unrestricted gift to the Community Foundation. Gertrude’s interests included supporting health care and women’s issues.

Howard and Carolyn Marvin Fund Established 2000 Longtime members of First Presbyterian Church, Howard and Carolyn left this estate gift to their community. Howard was a 40-year Marathon Oil employee and a deacon, elder, trustee, and financial secretary for the church.

Norman and Jane Nicholson Fund Established 1993 The Nicholson family moved to Findlay in 1960 where Norm worked for Marathon Oil until his retirement in 1986. He was co-chairman of the steering committee that established the Community Foundation and served on the Board of Trustees from 1996-2009. Jane volunteered at the hospital for 25 years and was instrumental in starting programs that enabled elderly residents to stay in their homes.

The Ohio Bank Fund Established 1993 Reinvestment in the community where you live and work was the philosophy of Peter Hosler, founder of The Ohio Bank. Even though The Ohio Bank is no longer in operation, having merged with Sky Bank and later Huntington, this fund continues to support our community.

Sterling and Meredith Pfeiffer

Tell and Opal Thompson

Donald and Mary Sink

Pfeiffer Tell and Opal Thompson Donald and Mary Sink OHM Corporation Fund Established 1993 This fund
Pfeiffer Tell and Opal Thompson Donald and Mary Sink OHM Corporation Fund Established 1993 This fund
Pfeiffer Tell and Opal Thompson Donald and Mary Sink OHM Corporation Fund Established 1993 This fund

OHM Corporation Fund

Established 1993 This fund was established by CEO and President of OHM, James Kirk. Although OHM is no longer headquartered

in Findlay, the fund serves as a permanent legacy and

continues to support our community.

Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Fund

Established 2009 Garry and Kathleen established this fund to support the unrestricted grantmaking of the Community Foundation.

A long-time member of the Community Foundation’s

Finance & Investment Committee, Garry was named to the Board of Trustees in 2009 and also serves as treasurer.

Pfeiffer Family Fund Established 1995 The Pfeiffer family moved to Findlay in 1957 when Sterling began working for McDonald & Company Securities. Active community members, Sterling and Meredith established this charitable lead trust to increase the unrestricted assets

of the Community Foundation.

The Schaefer Fund Established 2001

John H. “Jack” Schaefer originally established this fund as

a donor-advised fund to support his charitable interests.

Upon his death, the fund converted to unrestricted dollars

to be distributed at the discretion of the Community

Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund Established 2005

Born and raised in Findlay, Madeleine’s family had deep roots in the community. This fund was established through

a gift from her estate to benefit Hancock County. It is the largest single gift made to the Community Foundation to

date, and when received in 2005, it nearly doubled the assets

of the Community Foundation.

Schoonmaker Family Fund Established 1998 The Schoonmaker Family Charitable Lead Trust supports unrestricted grantmaking.

Donald V. and Mary (Pat) Sink Fund Established 2006 To honor their lifelong family and business roots in Findlay and Hancock County, Don and Pat established this charitable gift annuity fund at the Community Foundation.

Gene and Peggy Slough Fund Established 2014 Having lived in Findlay and Hancock County almost all of

their lives, Peggy Slough made this gift to honor the memory

of her husband Gene and to leave a legacy to the community

that both of them held dear. This fund will allow the Community Foundation to assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations doing the community’s most critical work.

Robert L. and Dortha W. Stober Fund Established 1998

A native of Hancock County, Dortha Wilch Stober believed

that giving to the community was important. Hard-working people, she and her husband, Bob, were owners of Stober’s Rubber Stamp Company from 1959-1994.

Jack and Midge Thomas Fund Established 1997 Jack and Midge Thomas are Findlay natives and owned Thomas Jewelers located in downtown Findlay. They established this charitable remainder trust because they felt most fortunate to have grown up and lived in Findlay and wanted to help ensure a positive future for the community.

The Community Endowment Fund Established 1993 This general unrestricted fund supports the community needs of Findlay and Hancock County as determined by the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Gifts of all sizes are pooled together in this fund. Donors who wish to support the unrestricted grantmaking of the Community Foundation, without establishing a named fund of their own, may give to the Community Endowment Fund.

Deborah Ruth Wall Fund Established 1993 Jim and Pat Wall established this fund in memory of their daughter, Debbie, with the proceeds of her estate. A generous and caring young woman, they are confident she would approve of this gift to the Community Foundation for the benefit of the community.

William R. Webb Fund Established 2013 Through a Fund for the Common Good, William R. Webb’s legacy will give and grow forever to improve the quality of life in the Findlay and Hancock County community.

Whirlpool Foundation Fund Established 1993 Whirlpool Corporation established this unrestricted fund to support the community and their employees who benefit from the Community Foundation’s grantmaking. Whirlpool’s Findlay plant is the largest dishwasher manufacturing facility in the world.

Tell and Opal Thompson Fund Established 2006 This fund was established through a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to support Hancock County.

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John and Jane Barbieri

Bert and Marlene Rayl

M. Margaret Foster

and Jane Barbieri Bert and Marlene Rayl M. Margaret Foster FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS Connecting personal
and Jane Barbieri Bert and Marlene Rayl M. Margaret Foster FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS Connecting personal
and Jane Barbieri Bert and Marlene Rayl M. Margaret Foster FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS Connecting personal

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

Field of interest funds allow you to target your gift to address needs in the area of your choice - arts, health, education, aging, at-risk youth, etc. Our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area - even as needs change over time.

John C. and Jane C. Barbieri Fund Established 1999 To celebrate the new millennium, John and Jane Barbieri established this fund to support educational projects and programs in our community.

W. Ray Bennett Fund Established 2009 This fund was established through a gift of farmland to the Community Foundation. It will support the welfare of companion animals.

Community Mental Health Fund Established 2013 This fund was established through a collaborative effort of local mental health agencies to support programs and operations of nonprofit agencies providing services to improve emotional and mental health, including substance abuse prevention and services, to residents of Findlay and Hancock County.

ECLIPSe and ENGAGE Grants Fund Established 2001 This fund supports the grantmaking of ENGAGE, a Hancock County youth council which trains future civic leaders in philanthropy and service-learning.

Field of Interest Fund for Education Established 1993 This fund supports education in our community by pooling together the gifts of multiple donors.

The Findlay Publishing Company Fund Established 1993 The Findlay Publishing Company established this fund to support structured educational programs that benefit the community.

Beverly Fisher Community Fund Established 2007 Beverly established this fund for the improvement of the Greater Hancock County area and to aid the future development of a community arts center in downtown Findlay.

M. Margaret Foster Education Fund

Established 2005 This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and programs that improve the quality of classroom education and stimulate student learning.

M. Margaret Foster Health Fund

Established 2005 This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports health-related causes concerned with heart disease, cancer, lupus, and arthritis.

M. Margaret Foster Women and Children’s Fund

Established 2005 This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and programs of Hancock County agencies that address the issues of women and children in need or who may be homeless because of domestic separation or domestic violence.

Fund for People with Developmental Disabilities Established 2014 This fund, established by Hancock County Council for Retarded Children and Adults, supports developmentally disabled persons in Hancock County.

Greenway Conservancy Fund Established 2008 This fund was established by Findlay residents, Bert and Marlene Rayl, to encourage and support environmental conservation education.

encourage and support environmental conservation education. Greenway Conservancy of Hancock County Fund Established

Greenway Conservancy of Hancock County Fund Established 2014 Bert and Marlene Rayl created this fund to honor their family and to benefit this community which has given them so much.

Hancock Education Fund Established 2001 The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant program between the Community Foundation, Findlay Rotary, and Findlay Rotary’s Golden Apple Teachers. The fund provides grant dollars to provide teachers with resources that promote “21st Century Learning” skills.

HancockREADS Endowment Fund Established 2001 HancockREADS, an initiative of the Community Foundation, supports literacy by promoting a county-wide literacy philosophy and funding literacy programs.

Handbags That Help Fund Established 2007 This fund supports the grantmaking of the Handbags That Help women’s giving circle. Funds are raised annually through membership donations, creating a pool of dollars which are distributed to local nonprofit organizations.

Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei

Jim and Mary Jane Roberts

Richard and Lynn McCord

Tsu-mei Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Richard and Lynn McCord J. William Hollington Fund Established 1997
Tsu-mei Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Richard and Lynn McCord J. William Hollington Fund Established 1997
Tsu-mei Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Richard and Lynn McCord J. William Hollington Fund Established 1997

J. William Hollington Fund Established 1997 Mary Masters Hollington established this fund in the name of her son, Bill Hollington, to support programs for diabetic children residing in Hancock County.

Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei Fund Established 2011 This field of interest fund was established by David and Amy Lai in honor and memory of David’s parents, Lai Wei- zwei, 賴威銳 and Lai Hong Tsu-mei, 賴洪春梅, with a gift of real estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit people in Hancock County who are affected by mental illness.

William H. and Martha E. Lape Fund for Innovative Initiatives Established 1997 Martha Lape established this fund to support innovative initiatives inspired by teachers, staff, and administrators of Findlay City Schools.

Richard and Lynn McCord Fund Established 1993 Dick and Lynn established this fund to support medical needs in the community.

William J. Moore Fund Established 2006 This fund, established by his four daughters, supports recreational activities for youth in Hancock County with a specific interest in hunting and fishing.

National Lime & Stone Company Fund Established 1993 National Lime & Stone Company established this fund to provide funding for educational programs in our community.

Tom and Esther Orndorff Fund Established 1995 Esther Orndorff established this fund to support

educational programs in the Hancock County Schools with emphasis on the Hancock Education Fund.

G. (Bud) and Valerie Poole Fund Established 1994 Natives of Hancock County and graduates of Van Buren High School, Bud and Valerie Poole established this fund to support the educational needs of our community.

Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Fund Established 2013 Jim and Mary Jane left this gift in their estate to continue their lifetime passion for providing assistance to low-income families in Hancock County.

Anna Van Gorder Fund Established 2002 Anna Van Gorder left this gift as part of her estate to provide for the care, comfort, and pleasure of elderly persons of Hancock County.

AGENCY FUNDS

Endowing your nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit organizations place their endowments with the Community Foundation as a way to protect and grow their funds for their organization’s future. As the endowments grow, they become an increasingly valuable source of support for the programs and services these agencies provide to our community. The following nonprofit organizations have established agency funds at the Community Foundation.

Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for Education Established 2001 This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support the educational needs of our community.

Arlington Local School District Capital Improvement Fund Established 2006 This fund was established by the Arlington School Foundation to provide a means for donors to support land and building acquisitions and capital improvements for Arlington Local Schools.

Arlington Local School District Educational Excellence Fund Established 2006 This fund was established by the Arlington School Foundation to enhance the classroom experience and improve the effectiveness of the curriculum for Arlington Local Schools.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fund Established 2002 This fund was established by library founder, Nina Parker, to support the agency’s educational programs, services, and capital improvements in its efforts to build harmony and understanding.

Blanchard Valley Center Endowment Fund Established 2006 This fund provides general support for Blanchard Valley Center, which serves Hancock County children and adults with disabilities.

Boy Scouts / Local Council Fund Established 2006 This fund supports the efforts of the Black Swamp Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Camp Berry Boy Scout Fund Established 2005 This fund was established to maintain, sustain, and improve the facilities at Camp Berry for generations of scouts.

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Barbara Deerhake

Founding Fathers

Allen Dudley

Barbara Deerhake Founding Fathers Allen Dudley Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio Fund Established 2005 The
Barbara Deerhake Founding Fathers Allen Dudley Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio Fund Established 2005 The
Barbara Deerhake Founding Fathers Allen Dudley Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio Fund Established 2005 The

Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio Fund Established 2005 The Friends of Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio established this fund to support youth programs and projects of Camp Fire.

Camp Glen Scholarship Fund Established 2005 The Friends of Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio established this fund to support a scholarship program to send area youth to Camp Glen for resident or day camp.

Cancer Patient Services Endowment Fund Established 2003 This fund supports the agency as it works to assist cancer patients and their families by providing them with physical, emotional, and financial assistance as well as educational resources.

Century Health Family Service Fund Established 2000 This fund supports the agency’s services as a mental health and substance abuse outpatient clinic and its programming which directly impacts the mental well-being of individuals and families.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Capital Fund Established 2001 This fund supports the agency’s land and building acquisitions and capital improvements. City Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of both local and transient persons by providing shelter, food, and rest in emergency situations.

The Community Improvement Fund Established 2006 Established by the City of Findlay, this fund supports community improvements, including the creation of a downtown park and other projects within the community.

Barbara Deerhake Fund Established 2003 Established by the Community Foundation Board of Trustees to recognize Barbara’s years of service as program officer of the L. Dale Dorney Fund and president of the Community Foundation, this endowed fund supports the operational costs of the Community Foundation.

Dudley, Findlay Music Boosters Fund Established 2010 This fund is in memory of Ruth and Allen Dudley. The purpose of the fund is to support the Findlay Music Boosters and its programs to promote music education in the Findlay City Schools.

Family Resource Center Fund Established 2004 This fund supports Family Resource Center and its programs which provide specialized behavioral health services to individuals, children, and families to strengthen family life and promote personal growth.

Findlay Art League Fund for Visual Arts Established 2005 This fund supports visual arts in Hancock County through the promotion of local artists, community education, and gallery shows.

Findlay Enrichment Program Inc. Fund Established 2006 This fund was established by a group of parents to support and encourage educational enrichment programs for children in Findlay City Schools, as well as broaden the number of services offered and students served.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund Established 1999 The Community Foundation Board of Trustees established this fund to support its annual operating costs. The board

strives to maintain low administrative fees while still being able to support the growth of the Community Foundation.

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless Fund Established 2000 This fund supports Hope House, a transitional residence facility for homeless women and children. Hope House was founded in 1990 by Sister Karen Elliott with a grant from the L. Dale Dorney Fund.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund Established 2002 This fund supports the programs, projects, and capital purchases of the library.

Flag City Honor Flight Fund Established 2013 This fund was established by the Flag City Honor Flight Board to provide ongoing support for its programs to transport America’s local and surrounding area veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Founding Fathers Lecture Series of the Hancock Historical Museum Fund Established 2000 This fund was established by the Museum Foundation to support the lecture series and to honor the five founding fathers of the Museum Association: Harold Corbin, Jack Harrington, Ed Heminger, Joe Opperman, and Jim Brucklacher.

Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund Established 1995 This fund supports the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and its programs. It was the first agency endowment established at the Community Foundation.

Robert and Helen McClelland

Gene and Evelyn Kelsey

Miriam Rader

and Helen McClelland Gene and Evelyn Kelsey Miriam Rader Grace Speaks Fund Established 2014 This fund
and Helen McClelland Gene and Evelyn Kelsey Miriam Rader Grace Speaks Fund Established 2014 This fund
and Helen McClelland Gene and Evelyn Kelsey Miriam Rader Grace Speaks Fund Established 2014 This fund

Grace Speaks Fund Established 2014 This fund supports Grace Speaks, an organization that helps children find their voices by providing affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area.

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County Fund Established 2014 This fund supports Habitat for Humanity’s mission to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build and repair homes, communities and hope. Habitat provides a hand up so everyone can have a decent place to live.

Hancock County Agency On Aging Fund Established 2004 This fund supports programs and services provided by the Hancock County Agency on Aging, which seeks to enhance the quality of life of older adults by empowering them to maintain independence through advocacy, education, support, and fellowship.

Hancock County Sheriff - K-9 Unit Fund Established 2008 This fund supports the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit, providing funds for purchases, training, and maintenance. The initial gift to this fund was made by Findlay graduate and NFL quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, through The Giving Back Fund.

Hancock Parks Bicycling Fund Established 2006 This fund supports construction and maintenance of bicycle paths and trails in Hancock County. It also supports bicycle safety classes and bicycle recreation programs as determined by the Hancock Parks Foundation.

Hancock Parks Endowment Fund Established 1999 The Hancock Parks Foundation established this fund to support the Hancock Park District and other qualified

organizations, exclusively for parks and other recreational activities within Hancock County.

Humane Society of Hancock County Fund Established 2006 This fund supports programs, projects, clinics, and capital improvements as determined by the Humane Society Foundation of Hancock County.

Gene & Evelyn Kelsey Fund for Christian Clearing House Established 2009 This fund was established by the Christian Clearing House board of directors in honor of the couple’s many years of dedication to the organization. This fund will support the agency’s mission to provide emergency assistance to Hancock County residents.

Law Enforcement - K-9 Fund Established 2006 This fund was established to support the Findlay City Police Department’s canine officer program, as well as to provide related equipment and training. The initial gift to this fund was made by Findlay graduate and NFL quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, through The Giving Back Fund.

Marilyn and Gordon Macklin Intergenerational Institute Fund Established 2003 This fund, established by a gift from the estate of Gordon Macklin, supports the Macklin Intergenerational Institute and its programs, improving the lives of all ages through multi-age programming, care, community relationships, and creative communication.

Mazza Enthusiasts Endowment Fund Established 2000 This fund was established by volunteers and supporters of the Mazza Museum to foster artistic excellence in children’s literature through general support of the museum and support of the Medallion Program.

McClelland Family Student Art Fund Established 2004 The McClelland Family established this fund to support the Findlay Art League and student art exhibits.

Old Mill Stream Foundation Fund Established 2008 This fund was established by the Old Mill Stream Foundation to perpetuate the activities and to sustain the Hancock County Fairgrounds. This fund serves to support this mission in perpetuity, predominantly for the benefit of Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services Fund Established 2002 This fund supports the agency and its programs and projects related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ottawa Kiwanis Club Tri-Centennial Fund Established 2013 The Ottawa Kiwanis Club established this designated fund to benefit the Ottawa-Glandorf area during the tri- centennial celebration of the United States of America. No sooner than June 1, 2076, the proceeds of this fund are to be used by the Village of Ottawa to make capital improvements in the Ottawa-Glandorf area.

Owens Community College - Findlay Campus Fund Established 2006 This fund was established by the Owens Community College Foundation to support scholarships and other programs for the Findlay Campus.

Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library Fund Established 2008 This fund was made possible by a gift from Dave Rader and Susan Kinn, the children of Miriam S. Rader, former director and lifelong supporter of the library. Her dedication to the library and the community was tremendous and this fund stands as a fitting tribute to her 44 years of service.

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Marti Price, C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall

Richard and Mildred Bishop

Midge Breece

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Richard and Mildred Bishop Midge Breece Read For Life Fund Established 2008 This agency
C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Richard and Mildred Bishop Midge Breece Read For Life Fund Established 2008 This agency
C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Richard and Mildred Bishop Midge Breece Read For Life Fund Established 2008 This agency

Read For Life Fund Established 2008 This agency endowment fund was established by Read For Life, an adult literacy program which provides reading instruction through trained volunteers. The Findlay- Hancock County Public Library assumed responsibility for this program in 2014.

United Way of Hancock County Fund Established 1996 The purpose of this fund, established by the United Way Foundation, is to support the programs of United Way and its member agencies, and to support the administrative expenses of United Way.

The University of Findlay Fund Established 1999 This fund was established by the University to support scholarship opportunities for students and for general operating needs.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary Fund Established 2008 This fund was established by Winebrenner Theological Seminary to support their work in perpetuity.

Women’s Resource Center Fund Established 2013 The Women’s Resource Center Board established this fund to support its Christian-based programs that provide women compassionate support in the area of pregnancy services, always respecting the sanctity of life. It also provides young families with information and encouragement, and teens with education in the areas of sexual integrity, healthy choices, and positive futures.

DESIGNATED FUNDS

Helping sustain and grow local organizations.

A designated fund provides a wonderful way to

give back to one or more specific organizations

that have touched your life. Your gift provides more than just annual funding – your favorite organization will benefit from the Community Foundation’s investment stewardship and ability

to manage endowment funds.

Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 1 Established 1995 This fund, established by Ms. Anderson, will support the First Presbyterian Church of Findlay for 20 years. After that time, the funds will convert to unrestricted support for the community.

Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 3 Established 1998 This fund, established by Ms. Anderson in her estate plan, supports Hope House for the Homeless for 20 years. After that time, the funds will convert to unrestricted support for the community.

Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Fund Established 2005 This fund, established in honor of Richard and Mildred by their children, supports Christian Clearing House.

Midge Breece Fund for Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Inc. Established 2001 This fund was established by Midge Breece, daughter Lynne, and son Bernie, to support the Hospice Program through Friends of Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Inc. This organization assisted the Breece Family through a time of end-of-life care. The fund will provide ongoing support to community members and their families.

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Fund Established 2011 This fund was established by a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation. This fund supports C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall’s mission to provide assistance free of charge to those in need in Hancock County.

Christian Clearing House - Dental Center Fund Established 2013 Christian Clearing House and the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio established this designated fund to support their program to provide emergency dental services to eligible clients of Christian Clearing House through the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Fund Established 1999 M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the City Mission, an emergency shelter for those in need.

Harry F. Cooper Band Trust Established 1997 This fund, established by a gift from the estate of Harry Cooper, supports travel expenses of the Findlay High School band. Historically, this fund has been used to support travel expenses to bowl games in accordance with his wishes.

ECLIPSe Endowment Fund Established 2001 This fund was started with a grant from the Community, Higher Education, and School Partnership (CHESP) to help develop a Hancock County youth grantmaking council to train future civic leaders in philanthropy. This program has since evolved into our Emerging Community Leaders Investing in Philanthropic Service (ECLIPSe) program.

The Family Center Fund Established 2005 This fund supports the Family Center, a multi-tenant nonprofit facility.

Michael and Midge Foster

David and Gwen Kuenzli

Dave and Suzi Healy

and Midge Foster David and Gwen Kuenzli Dave and Suzi Healy Findlay Area Arts Fund Established
and Midge Foster David and Gwen Kuenzli Dave and Suzi Healy Findlay Area Arts Fund Established
and Midge Foster David and Gwen Kuenzli Dave and Suzi Healy Findlay Area Arts Fund Established

Findlay Area Arts Fund Established 2003 This fund supports the operational costs of the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County, which provides, encourages, and promotes quality arts presentations, educational opportunities, and entertainment.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund – Genealogy Established 2000 M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the genealogy department of the library.

Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League Fund Established 2011 Beverly Fisher established this fund to support the Findlay Art League.

Louie Foster Humane Society Fund Established 2013 Michael and Midge Foster established this fund to support the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County and its programs for the rescue, care and maintenance of cats. They established this fund in honor of Louie, their beloved, beautiful, big black cat.

M. Margaret Foster Fund for Voices for Children/

CASA of Hancock County Established 2005

A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established this

fund which supports Voices for Children/CASA of Hancock County.

M. Margaret Foster Fund for United Way of

Hancock County

Established 2005

A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established

this fund which supports agencies of the United Way of Hancock County.

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William D. Frack Donor-Advised Fund Established 2014 Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions from this fund will benefit Bowling Green State University Men’s Basketball Program. Twenty-five percent of the annual distribution will be used to establish the William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund to assist individuals who are homeless or victims of domestic violence in Hancock County. The remaining five percent will address other community needs.

Friends of Handbags That Help Fund Established 2007 This fund supports the administrative costs of the Handbags That Help women’s giving circle.

Gliding Stars of Findlay Fund Established 2014 The purpose of this fund, established by Brad and Linda Koller, is to support Gliding Stars of Findlay, which provides an adaptive ice skating program for children and adults with special needs. This program allows them to transcend personal barriers to achieve their dreams through instruction, practice, and an on-ice choreographed performance.

practice, and an on-ice choreographed performance. Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund Established 2014 Olga

Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund Established 2014

Olga Swanson’s family established this fund for Girl Scouts

of Hancock County to support an organization that played

a fundamental role in her life and will encourage young

women to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership skills.

Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for Humane Society Established 2014 Karen Grieser established this fund in memory of Daisy Fae, her lovable Cocker Spaniel, to support the medical needs of animals at the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County.

Karen and Eric Grieser Legacy Fund for Findlay Hope House Established 2014 This fund, established by Karen Grieser in memory of her brother Eric, supports the Bridges Out of Poverty Program of Hope House.

Hancock Historical Museum Fund Established 2000 M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the maintenance of the Little Red Schoolhouse, the MacArthur Train, and the Mae Hutson Local History Resource Center.

Hancock Youth Leadership Fund Established 2002 This fund, established through a gift from Intersil Corporation, supports the programs of Hancock Youth Leadership.

Handbags That Help Endowment Fund Established 2007 Established by an anonymous donor as a show of support for Handbags That Help in its inaugural year, this fund is a permanent endowment fund which supports the annual grantmaking of the women’s giving circle.

David S. and Susan M. Healy Fund Established 2000 Dave and Suzi established this fund to support the administrative costs of the Community Foundation. Retired from Spencer-Patterson Insurance, Dave served on the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1999- 2012 and served as Chairman from 2007-2010.

Gwen and David Kuenzli Fund for The Center for Safe & Healthy Children Established 2013 Gwen and David Kuenzli established this fund to support the Center for Safe and Healthy Children and its mission to minimize the trauma experienced by victims of child abuse. Gwen was named to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees in 2013.

John and Patricia Luther

Richard McCall

Kyle Luginbuhl

John and Patricia Luther Richard McCall Kyle Luginbuhl Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Established 2004 This
John and Patricia Luther Richard McCall Kyle Luginbuhl Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Established 2004 This
John and Patricia Luther Richard McCall Kyle Luginbuhl Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Established 2004 This

Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Established 2004 This fund, established by Philip and Deb Luginbuhl in memory of their son, is available to students or graduates of Bluffton High School or a rural high school in Allen, Hancock, Hardin or Putnam Counties participating in international student study programs through their college, or the Rotary International Exchange program.

Patricia M. and John M. Luther Fund Established 2003 Believing that intergenerational experiences enrich the lives of both the very young as well as older citizens, John and Patty established this fund to benefit Macklin Intergenerational Institute.

Richard J. McCall Boy Scout Camping Fund Established 2000 This fund was established by Dick’s wife, Betty, and children, Dianna, Janet, James, and David, to ensure that Boy Scouts residing in Hancock County have the opportunity to attend summer camp at Camp Berry or the National Jamboree.

Zach Morgan Memorial Youth Leadership Fund Established 2007 This fund, established in memory of Zach by his family, supports youth leadership opportunities in Hancock County, in particular the ENGAGE program and Hancock Youth Leadership.

Darrell and Alberta Prichard Fund for Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter Established 2013 Members of the Prichard family established this fund, in honor of the couple, to support the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and its programs to educate and advocate for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease living in Hancock County.

touched by Alzheimer’s disease living in Hancock County. Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund Established 2012

Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund Established 2012 This fund was established in memory of Kyle by his family and the Arlington School Foundation. Kyle was a beloved teacher, coach, mentor, and friend over his 28 years at Arlington High School. This fund will support social studies education for Arlington students.

Marv and Judy Rower Fund for Christian Clearing House Established 2001 Marv and Judy established this fund for Christian Clearing House to support local individuals in need of assistance with housing, utilities, medical needs, food, and transportation. Judy served on the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1996-2009.

Secor Fund Established 1997 This fund was established through a gift from the estate of Dorothy (Sikorski) Secor, to honor her husband, Steve, and as her personal legacy. It supports Project N.O.W. (New Opportunities for Work), a program of Millstream Career & Technology Center.

T. R. Shoaff Fund for the Chance to Dance Foundation Established 2004 This fund, established by Edward and Judy Reading in honor of Judy’s father, supports the work of the Chance to Dance Foundation which assists gifted ballet and dance students.

Tell Thompson University of Findlay Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, supports general operations of the University of Findlay.

Tell Thompson YMCA Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, supports the general operations of the Findlay Family YMCA.

Tell and Opal Thompson Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, is designated for the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation and supports operating expenses of the Blanchard Valley Health System.

Tell and Opal Thompson Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, supports the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Tell and Opal Thompson Lutheran Church Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, supports various Lutheran charities.

Tell, Opal, and Richard Thompson Blanchard Valley Center Fund Established 2006 This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson in honor of her son Richard, supports the care, repair, and maintenance of residential facilities at Blanchard Valley Center.

United Way of Hancock County Administrative Endowment Fund Established 2002 The fund, established with an initial gift from Intersil Corporation, supports the United Way of Hancock County’s administrative needs.

Roy and Marcia Armes

Sara Wagner Gast

Allan Davis

Roy and Marcia Armes Sara Wagner Gast Allan Davis Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary Baptist
Roy and Marcia Armes Sara Wagner Gast Allan Davis Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary Baptist
Roy and Marcia Armes Sara Wagner Gast Allan Davis Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary Baptist

Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary Baptist Church & Heritage Christian School Established 2012 Wilhelmina Wagner established this fund through her estate to support Calvary Baptist Church by providing scholarships for deserving students to attend Heritage Christian School.

Walter L. Weber Fund Established 2004 This fund, established by Norma L. Weber in memory of her husband, Walter, and his parents, Fred and Kathryn Weber, is designated for the perpetual care of grounds and landscaping at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for Mazza Museum Established 2001 This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support the administrative costs of the Mazza Museum.

Grant and Emily Young Fund Established 2000 Emily Settle Young established this fund in memory of her husband, Grant, to publicly acknowledge the many benefits he received from YMCA programs when he was young. The fund supports membership and activity fees for underprivileged children in Findlay and Hancock County.

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

A personal approach to giving.

Donor-advised funds are convenient, flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or groups that want to be personally involved in suggesting grant awards made possible by their gifts. If you have a range of community interests, you may find that a donor-advised fund is an ideal vehicle for fulfilling your charitable wishes.

Craig and Mary Lou Anderson Family Foundation Fund Established 2006 Craig and Mary Lou established this fund to give back to their community, where they have been involved for more than 30 years.

The Argyle Fund Established 2012 This fund was established by Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the days following the February 23, 2012 Argyle Apartment fire in downtown Findlay. This fund will evaluate the need and provide support for projects to ensure that such housing is available in the future. Marathon Petroleum Corporation matched all gifts received for this fund.

Arlington School Foundation Advised Fund Established 2006 This fund supports the administrative costs of the Arlington School Foundation as it works to raise funds for Arlington Local Schools.

Arlington School Foundation:

Sara Wagner Gast and Pat Wagner Memorial Fund Established 2007 This fund, established in memory of Sara and Pat by their family, supports the band, cheerleading, and extra- curricular programs at Arlington Local Schools.

Roy & Marcia Armes Family Fund Established 2012 This fund was established by Roy and Marcia Armes to give back to the community in a meaningful way. They hope to make a positive difference in the quality of life in Hancock County through their philanthropic efforts. Grants from this fund will focus primarily on health and education.

Leah H. and Thomas C. Buchanan Fund Established 2011 This donor-advised fund was established by Leah to give back to the community that has been so good to her family.

Frank R. and Mary Jane Cosiano Fund Established 2005 This fund was created to support the family’s charitable interests.

Allan H. Davis Fund Established 2004 Findlay native, Judge Allan Davis, established this fund to support his charitable giving. He has been a strong supporter of the Community Foundation from the very

beginning, serving as chairman for the original Dorney Fund (1978-1997) and currently as a member of the Finance

& Investment Committee.

Thomas B. Donnell Fund Established 1993

A philanthropist with deep family roots in the community,

Tom Donnell established the very first donor-advised fund

at the Community Foundation to support his charitable interests. Tom was co-chairman of the steering committee that established the Community Foundation and currently serves on the Finance & Investment Committee.

Findlay Rotary Foundation Forward Fund Established 2001

The goal of this fund is to make a substantial and lasting contribution to the local community through the support

of worthy causes and projects as determined by the Findlay

Rotary Foundation.

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Jim and Julie Robertson

Cindy Shoupe Parke

Gregory Shrader

Jim and Julie Robertson Cindy Shoupe Parke Gregory Shrader Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund Established 2012 This
Jim and Julie Robertson Cindy Shoupe Parke Gregory Shrader Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund Established 2012 This
Jim and Julie Robertson Cindy Shoupe Parke Gregory Shrader Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund Established 2012 This
Jim and Julie Robertson Cindy Shoupe Parke Gregory Shrader Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund Established 2012 This

Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund Established 2012 This fund will support future Hancock Leadership Class projects or poverty alleviation in Hancock County with an emphasis on education. The Class of 2012 chose this name for the fund in the hope that Hancock Leadership Alumni and future classes will support the fund with donations.

Kneeskern Family Fund Established 1997 This fund was established to support the family’s charitable interests in Tiffin and Seneca County.

Mary Martha Class Fund Established 1997 The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran Church in Carey, Ohio is a Sunday School class that was left a sum of money from a lifelong member, Golden Tong. The Class established this fund with his gift to support the religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational needs of Carey, Ohio, Crawford Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding community.

Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding community. McMath Family Fund Established 2013 Jeff and Tracy McMath

McMath Family Fund Established 2013 Jeff and Tracy McMath established this fund to teach their children about the joy of giving. Jeff and Tracy hope that through this fund, their children will grow a spirit of generosity, remain close as they make charitable giving decisions together, become more aware of the needs of others, and learn to make thoughtful and wise charitable gifts.

Andy and Mary Ellen Peters Family Fund Established 2004 This fund supports the family’s charitable interests.

Ralph and JoAnn Reeds Fund Established 2014 Through this fund, Ralph and JoAnn Reeds will continue to

support the organizations and interests to which they have devoted much of their lives.

J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Family Fund Established 1999 Alec and Sandy established this fund to contribute to the

progress of “people helping people” for future generations.

A retired Cooper Tire executive, Alec currently serves on

the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Finance & Investment Committee.

Robertson-Gillis Family Fund Established 2013 Julie and Jim Robertson created this fund to honor their family, to provide an example of benevolence to their children and grandchildren, and to return something to this community which has blessed them in so many ways.

Ralph Russo Family Fund Established 2003 This fund was created to support the family’s charitable interests. Ralph served on the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and served as Chairman from 2010-2012.

Jon A. Schlueter Fund Established 2012 This fund was established through the estate of Jon A.

Schlueter to support scholarships for youth and teachers in Hancock County. Born in Defiance, Ohio in 1941, Jon was

a graduate of Metamora High School and Bowling Green

State University. A long-time resident of Findlay, Jon owned

and operated Mid State Homes.

Jeremy Shock Memorial Fund Established 2007 This fund, established by the Shock Family with the assistance of Fresh Encounter, Inc., to honor Lance Corporal Jeremy Shock USMC, will benefit the City of Green Springs Parks & Recreation Department.

Cindy Shoupe Parke Teach and Inspire Fund Established 2011 This donor-advised fund, in memory of Cindy Shoupe Parke, will provide student and professional development for the Findlay City Schools in the area of social and emotional learning.

Gregory James Shrader Memorial Fund Established 2011 This fund, established in memory of Gregory by his family, is for the benefit and support of youth programming, with priority given to organizations espousing Christian ideals.

Elaine and Gene Stevens Family Foundation Established 2005 Elaine and Gene Stevens, local business owners since 1980, established this fund to give back to the community and to ensure that charitable giving will continue to be part of the Stevens family tradition. Gene currently serves on the Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

Jane J. and Raymond J. Tille, M.D., Fund Established 1995 Jane and Raymond established this fund to support literacy programs and women’s health issues focusing on routine and preventative medical services and education for women in need.

C. P. and Evelyn J. Weaver Fund Established 1999 Lifelong residents of Hancock County, C.P. and Evelyn established this fund to give back to their community.

Charles J. Younger Fund Established 1996 Chuck established this fund to support his charitable interests and give back to the community. A former executive vice president at Continental Cablevision, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation from 1996-2013 and currently serves on the Finance & Investment Committee.

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson

Mariann Younger

Herb Aldrich

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Mariann Younger Herb Aldrich Mariann Dana Younger Fund Established 1996 Mariann established
Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Mariann Younger Herb Aldrich Mariann Dana Younger Fund Established 1996 Mariann established
Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Mariann Younger Herb Aldrich Mariann Dana Younger Fund Established 1996 Mariann established

Mariann Dana Younger Fund Established 1996 Mariann established this fund with a special interest in organizations dealing with children and the public good.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

High impact, high involvement, low hassle.

A supporting organization is an excellent alternative to a private foundation. You select a minority of the board members and support the causes you care about most, while enjoying the favorable tax treatment, immediate startup, and ease of administration associated with working through the Community Foundation.

Hancock Properties Foundation Established 2005 This supporting organization was established to oversee the renovation, development, and administration of the Family Center, a multi-tenant nonprofit center.

Frank A. & Annett Hollington Guglielmi Family Fund Established 2000 This supporting organization was established by the Guglielmi’s to teach their children about philanthropy and to continue the family’s tradition of giving to their community.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FUNDS

When warranted, we may choose to provide fiscal sponsorship for charitable projects that further the mission of the Community Foundation. Fiscal sponsorship includes the provision of nonprofit status to a project (making contributions tax- deductible), acknowledging contributions, and payingprojectexpensesfromthefund.Theprimary beneficiaries of fiscal sponsorships are typically new charities without an IRS determination letter and community groups planning a specific short- term project that is clearly charitable in nature.

Celebrate Central Fund Established 2012 This fund was created by the Community Foundation Board of Trustees to support the establishment of the Hancock County Preforming Arts Center. In the coming years, thousands of Hancock County families, adults, and children will enjoy performances and school day programs at the former Central Auditorium that teach, inspire, and entertain.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Investing in deserving students may be the best investment you ever make.

A scholarship is an investment in your community’s future. The Community Foundation provides the expertise in administering the application process and awards scholarships to deserving students. You can create a scholarship as a memorial to someone special, selecting eligibility criteria that exemplify that person’s goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your own educational values – or those of your family or business. Our scholarship manager tracks performance to ensure students continue to meet the terms for scholarship renewals.

Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship Established 2006 Established by the family in memory of Neil, a 2002 Findlay High School graduate, this scholarship is for a Findlay High School student who participates in tennis and is active in school and community activities.

Herb S. and Cindy Aldrich Memorial Scholarship Established 2004 This scholarship, established in memory of Herb and Cindy by their family, is for a student athlete from McComb High School.

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship Established 2000 Craig and Mary Lou Anderson and Jerry and Paula Anderson established this fund in memory of their mother. This scholarship is for a Randolph Central High School (NY) graduating senior who is committed to caregiving and wishes to pursue post-secondary education in nursing.

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Joseph and Westelle Browne

Randy Baker

Jack Brown

Joseph and Westelle Browne Randy Baker Jack Brown Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship Established 2013 Living
Joseph and Westelle Browne Randy Baker Jack Brown Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship Established 2013 Living
Joseph and Westelle Browne Randy Baker Jack Brown Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship Established 2013 Living

Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship Established 2013 Living in the McComb community for more than fifty years, Dr. Marion Arbogast hopes to make a difference in his community by helping McComb students attend college. This scholarship will benefit a graduating senior of McComb High School who is pursuing a career in a health care field.

Arlington School Foundation:

Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship Established 2010 This scholarship, established by the Arlington Athletic Boosters, is for an Arlington High School athlete who will have participated in at least one varsity sport prior to his or her senior year and received at least one varsity letter by graduation.

Arlington School Foundation Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by the Arlington School Foundation, is for a graduating senior from Arlington High School.

Arlington School Foundation:

W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Scholarship Established 2002 This fund, established in honor of Sherman and Wanda by their family, awards two renewable scholarships annually. One scholarship is for an Arlington High School senior who participated in sports and the other is for a student who has been admitted to the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law.

Arlington School Foundation:

Harold “Doc” Castor Memorial Scholarship Established 2008 This scholarship fund was established in memory of longtime football coach, Harold “Doc” Castor, for a graduating senior from Arlington High School.

Arlington School Foundation:

Dally Family Scholarship Established 2007 This four-year scholarship was established by Marie M. Dally and the Dally Family to support college tuition costs for students graduating from Arlington High School.

Arlington School Foundation:

Keith and Sheila Jolliff Family Scholarship Established 2007 This scholarship was established by Keith and Sheila for a graduating senior from Arlington High School who plans to obtain a degree in Business Administration or Procurement.

Arlington School Foundation:

Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child Scholarship Established 2003 This scholarship, established by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, is for a graduating senior from Arlington High School who was raised on an operating farm in Hancock County.

Arlington School Foundation:

Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship Established 2008 This scholarship fund, established by Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt to honor Michael’s sister, is for an Arlington High School senior.

Randy Baker Girls Basketball Scholarship Established 2008 This four-year scholarship was established by long-time coach, Randy Baker, to assist girls basketball players at Arcadia High School in pursuing a college education.

Albert J. Ball Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by Ruth Ball in memory of her husband, is for a Hancock County graduating senior who will pursue a business degree.

Battles - Stirling Scholarship Established 2012 Shirley Stirling established this scholarship to benefit a Cory-Rawson student. With this scholarship, she hopes to change the life of a student in the same way that her life was changed when she received a scholarship so many years ago.

Warren “Bullet” and Peg Kirk Bell Scholarship Established 2008 This four-year scholarship, established by the Findlay Country Club as part of their 100th anniversary celebration, is for a Findlay High School senior athlete who demonstrates perseverance and determination in overcoming significant adversity in his or her life.

Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship Established 1998 Daniel Bennett, the former owner of Bennett Brothers Furniture Store in McComb, left a trust to establish a scholarship program for McComb High School. This scholarship is for graduating seniors who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and good citizenship.

Jack Brown Memorial Scholarship

Established 2010 Pat established this fund, in memory of Jack Brown, for the purpose of investing in the higher education of students who demonstrate athletic leadership at Liberty-Benton High School. Pat was named to the Community Foundation Board of Trustees in 2009, and served as Chair from 2012-

2014.

Joseph R. and Westelle L. Browne Performing Arts Scholarship Established 1996 Joe and Wes established this scholarship for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue a major or minor degree in vocal or instrumental music.

Esfandiary-Palte Family

Dick Daugherty

James Child

Esfandiary-Palte Family Dick Daugherty James Child April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship Established 2006 This
Esfandiary-Palte Family Dick Daugherty James Child April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship Established 2006 This
Esfandiary-Palte Family Dick Daugherty James Child April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship Established 2006 This

April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by April’s family in her memory, supports a soccer player at Findlay High School.

Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship Established 1997 This scholarship, established by Lora in her trust, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who demonstrates enthusiasm for learning.

Bobby C. Burrell Golf Scholarship Established 2010 Joyce Burrell, and children, Barbie, Bobbie, Teresa, Terri, Tina, and Tommy, established this fund in memory of Bobby

C. Burrell. This scholarship will assist a graduating senior

of a Hancock County high school who participated in golf.

Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship Established 1997 This scholarship, established by family and friends, is for

a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue

a major in creative writing, English, journalism or other writing related field.

James L. Child Jr. Scholarship Established 1997 This scholarship, established in memory of James by the Child family, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue a degree in engineering.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship Established 2014 To celebrate its 100 years in the tire business and to create an enduring legacy, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company established this scholarship for graduating high school seniors who are children of current Cooper Tire & Rubber Company employees in the U.S.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company employees in the U.S. Matthew R. Copus Memorial Soccer Scholarship Established

Matthew R. Copus Memorial Soccer Scholarship Established 2014 This scholarship, established in memory of Matthew Copus, is for a graduate of Van Buren High School who has participated and lettered in varsity soccer.

Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship Established 2002 This renewable scholarship, established by Floyd and Alice, is for a high school graduate from a state-chartered school or private school located in Hancock County. Special consideration is given to students from Arcadia High School.

Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship Established 2006 This four-year scholarship, established by Mariann Dana Younger in memory of her mother, is for a Mt. Pulaski High School (IL) graduating senior who has participated in music, art, or drama while in high school.

Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship Established 2004 This scholarship, established by The Findlay Publishing Company with the Findlay Rotary Club, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue a major or minor in the arts, including graphic design, music, dance, theatre, broadcasting, or speech.

William P. and Pauline J. Deisel Scholarship Established 2008 William and Pauline established a trust in 1952 to benefit students in Allen County. These funds were transferred to the Community Foundation in 2008. The scholarship benefits a graduating senior from an Allen County high school with an emphasis on faith-based community service.

Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by Jim and Mahrokh (Esfandiary) Palte, is for an Ottawa-Glandorf High School

graduating senior. Priority is given to students who are the first in their family to pursue post-secondary education.

Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship Established 2008 This scholarship fund was established by an anonymous donor to benefit a math student in the senior class at Cory- Rawson High School. The scholarship is awarded to the top student as determined by a mathematical formula based on GPA and ACT scores.

Jennifer L. Fell Memorial Art Scholarship Established 2004 This scholarship, established by the staff of Findlay High School, is for a graduating senior from Findlay High School who has taken at least two years of visual arts courses in high school and will study and pursue a career in the arts.

Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship Established 2007 This scholarship, established by FAGA, is for a graduating senior of a Hancock County high school who has satisfied the requirements to qualify for the FAGA Championship two of the last three years.

Findlay Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Established 1999 This scholarship, established by M. Margaret Foster, is for a female who resides in Hancock County, is currently employed, and wishes to pursue a degree that will improve her profession, income, or standard of life.

Findlay City Schools Social Studies Teacher Memorial Scholarship in memory of Charles Robert Clapper, Sheila Lewis, and Mary Ellen Poff Established 2009 This scholarship supports a Findlay High School senior who excelled in social studies and plans to pursue a major in an area of social studies including, but not limited to, pre-law, economics, psychology, political science, or international relations.

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L. Frick and Helen Hoadley

Richard Fisher

William Foster

L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Richard Fisher William Foster Findlay Education Association Scholarship Established 2011 The
L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Richard Fisher William Foster Findlay Education Association Scholarship Established 2011 The
L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Richard Fisher William Foster Findlay Education Association Scholarship Established 2011 The

Findlay Education Association Scholarship Established 2011 The purpose of this scholarship is to advance education by providing scholarships to support post-secondary education of Findlay High School graduating seniors and children of members of the Findlay Education Association.

Findlay High School Alumni Association Scholarship Established 1998 The Findlay High School Alumni Association supports this fund with an annual fundraiser each fall. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who shows enthusiasm for learning.

Findlay High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Established 2010 This scholarship, established by the Class of 1951, is for a Findlay High School graduate. This fund will ensure that future classes of Findlay High School will be able to “reach for their dreams.”

Findlay High School Class of 1956 Scholarship Established 2006 This renewable scholarship, established by the Class of 1956 at their 50-year class reunion, is for a Findlay High School graduate who wishes to pursue a degree in education.

Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship Established 2001 This renewable scholarship is for a Hancock County graduating senior who demonstrates involvement in school and community activities.

Richard Fisher Athletic Scholarship Established 2000 This four-year scholarship, established by Beverly Fisher in memory of her husband, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who has participated in athletics.

M. Margaret Foster Scholarship Established 1999 This scholarship, established by M. Margaret Foster, is for a graduate of a Hancock County high school who will pursue a degree in English or in a related field such as written or oral communications, foreign language, or creative writing.

William Clark Foster Scholarship Established 1999 This scholarship, established by M. Margaret Foster in honor of her brother, is for a graduate of a Hancock County high school planning to pursue a pre-law degree, or a college graduate who will begin his or her first year of law school.

graduate who will begin his or her first year of law school. Robert J. Fox Scholarship

Robert J. Fox Scholarship Established 2011 This scholarship, established by the Central Middle School PTO and Robert Fox, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who is studying education or a social studies field. Preference will be given to students who attended or the family of whom attended Central Middle School.

Gail Getway Scholarship Established 2010 This scholarship was established in memory of Gail Getway. The award is for a full-time student entering at least their sophomore year at an accredited college or university to study nursing.

Jean C. Graham Women’s Scholarship Established 1997 Jean established this fund to provide assistance that will open doors and provide opportunity for young women in Hancock County. This four-year scholarship is for a female graduating from a Hancock County high school who has demonstrated hard work, good citizenship, dependability, and character.

hard work, good citizenship, dependability, and character. Hancock Federal Credit Union Scholarship Established 2014

Hancock Federal Credit Union Scholarship Established 2014 The Hancock Federal Credit Union has a rich history of service to members. In that tradition, this scholarship was established to assist members and their children with the cost of post-secondary education.

Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by Jim Heck in memory of his wife, is for a female graduate of a Hancock County high school pursuing a business degree. The Findlay Rotary Club serves on the selection committee.

W. Kenneth and Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship Established 2005 This scholarship, established through a bequest by the Helvies, is for a graduate of a Hancock County high school who has demonstrated good citizenship and attendance and wishes to pursue a post-secondary education.

Historic Preservation Guild Memorial Scholarship Established 2005 This scholarship, established by the Historic Preservation Guild in memory of Charles L. Ebersole, recognizes the accomplishments of graduates of Hancock County schools who will be entering at least their junior year in college studying historic preservation, architecture, or history education.

L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Memorial Scholarship Established 2013 This scholarship, established by Larry and Leslie Hoadley in memory of Larry’s parents, is for a graduate of Van Buren High School who will pursue a career in the trades at a qualified educational institution.

Elizabeth Kobeszka

Andrew May

Punk Mains

Elizabeth Kobeszka Andrew May Punk Mains John W. Hollington Scholarship Established 2001 This scholarship, established by
Elizabeth Kobeszka Andrew May Punk Mains John W. Hollington Scholarship Established 2001 This scholarship, established by
Elizabeth Kobeszka Andrew May Punk Mains John W. Hollington Scholarship Established 2001 This scholarship, established by

John W. Hollington Scholarship Established 2001 This scholarship, established by Mary Hollington, is for an individual who lives in Hancock County and is a graduate of a Hancock County high school. It is for a high school senior entering his or her first year of college or an older student who will be returning to college after an absence. The Findlay Rotary Club serves on the selection committee.

Huston Financial Services Scholarship Established 1999 This scholarship, established by Dennis Huston, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue a degree in business or finance, and has participated in a varsity sport at Findlay High School for at least one year.

Intersil Science and Engineering Scholarship Established 2002 This scholarship, dedicated to future engineers of our community, is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high school who plans to pursue an engineering degree.

Earl and Laverne Irons Family Scholarship Established 2001 This renewable scholarship, established by family and friends, is dedicated to a Findlay High School graduating senior who has an outstanding record of extracurricular activities.

William H. Jackson Scholarship Established 2000 This scholarship, established by Barbara Muzy and family in memory of her brother, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue instrumental music education.

Ronald N. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Established 2000 This scholarship, established by Shirley (Jenkins) Pettit and

is supported annually by the Donnell Chicken Barbecue, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who attended Donnell Middle School for a least one full school year and earned a letter in at least one sport during his or her attendance there.

April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship Established 2007 This scholarship, established by Sue Jones Decker in memory of her daughter, is for a female graduating senior from Cory-Rawson High School who has lettered in two of the following sports: basketball, volleyball, outdoor track, or softball.

Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Medical Missions Established 2007 This fund was established in memory of Brad by his family, co-workers, and friends. The scholarship supports students pursuing a career in the medical field in Ohio or Michigan who wish to participate, as Brad did, in medical mission trips.

Elizabeth Mae Kobeszka Memorial Scholarship Established 2007 The scholarship fund, established by Vickie Kobeszka in memory of her daughter, is for a graduating senior of Liberty-Benton High School who demonstrates a positive attitude, is ready and willing to go above and beyond, and is involved in his or her community or church.

Vance Kramer III Memorial Scholarship Established 1997 This scholarship, established by Vance Kramer II and family in memory of Vance, is for a graduating Findlay High School senior who has excelled in art, drama, or music.

Dave and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship Established 2004 This scholarship, established by Marjorie Lodge in memory

of her husband, is for a graduating senior from Findlay High School who has played golf for no less than two years and who will enroll in a math or science curriculum in college.

Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship Established 2009 This scholarship was established in memory of Ed by his wife, Donna, and children, James, Sally, and Susan. The scholarship supports a college junior majoring in science, math, or engineering.

Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship Established 1998 Larry and Sondra Lunn and their sons, Andrew and Nick, established this fund in memory of their son and brother. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduate who has participated and lettered in a sport at Findlay High School (preferably football or track).

Punk and Martha Mains Memorial Scholarship Established 1998 L. H. “Punk” Mains established this fund in memory of his wife, Martha. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who is a well-rounded student.

M. Andrew May Scholarship Established 1999 This fund was established in memory of Andy by his parents, Mark May and Elizabeth Wood, and his sister, Katelyn. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who wishes to pursue a major in writing, political science, government, or any field of social studies.

Norbert F. Meyer Scholarship Established 2014 Fritz and Else Meyer, with the help of family and friends, established this renewable scholarship in memory of their son, Norbert F. Meyer, for a graduating senior of McComb High School who will pursue a degree in engineering, medicine, mathematics, or the sciences.

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Thomas Richard and Wendene Shoupe

Mike and Pat Oxley

Erica Miller

Richard and Wendene Shoupe Mike and Pat Oxley Erica Miller Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship Established
Richard and Wendene Shoupe Mike and Pat Oxley Erica Miller Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship Established
Richard and Wendene Shoupe Mike and Pat Oxley Erica Miller Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship Established

Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established by Bryan and Karen Miller in memory of their daughter, is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high school who is enrolled in the culinary arts program at Millstream Career & Technology Center and plans to pursue additional training in culinary arts.

Glendora Mills Scholarship Established 1999 The Glendora Mills Scholarship was created in 1958 by Glendora and Bertha Mills, both teachers at Donnell and Findlay High School. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist worthy boys and girls graduating from Findlay High School, who plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman student.

Thomas E. and Patricia (Conway) Moore Perpetual College Award Established 2008 Thomas E. Moore attended Lincoln Elementary, Donnell Junior High, and Findlay High School. He established this scholarship to benefit a Findlay High School senior because of his fond memories of this community.

Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship Established 2007 This renewable scholarship, established by Dana and Kathy Morgan in memory of their son, is for a Liberty-Benton High School graduating senior who has participated in one or more varsity sports while in high school, is a member of National Honor Society, and who demonstrates vision, insightfulness, thoughtfulness, and compassion.

Needler Family Scholarship Established 2002 This scholarship, established by the Needler Family, is for Fresh Encounter, Inc., employees and family members who are planning to attend college majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, food service management, business, wholesale or retail business, or the independent grocer business.

John Noble Hockey Scholarship Established 2000 This four-year scholarship, established by family and friends, is for a graduating Findlay High School senior who played hockey, received a varsity letter, demonstrates leadership ability, and has good moral character.

Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Medical Scholarship Established 2009 The physicians at Ohio Orthopaedics established this scholarship to support graduating seniors of a Blanchard Valley Conference School or Findlay High School who will pursue a degree in the medical profession including, but not limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training.

Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship Established 2002

This scholarship was established by Mike and Pat for

a graduating senior from Findlay High School who has

made a significant contribution to his or her school and

participates in extra-curricular activities.

Partners In Education Scholarship Established 2009 This general scholarship fund was established in 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to encourage donors to contribute to the higher education of area youth, without the requirements to establish a named fund. Partners at or above $5,000 include:

• Greg Miller Memorial Scholarship

Roger Renz Memorial Scholarship Established 2000

This scholarship, established by family and friends, is for

a Findlay High School graduating senior who displays

dedication to basketball and demonstrates an intense and unselfish style of play on the court.

E. D. (Bud) and Jean Retter Scholarship Established 1998 This scholarship, established by Jean Ellis Retter in memory of her husband, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue a major in math or science.

John Edward Seman Memorial Scholarship Established 2005 This scholarship, established by David and Lisabeth Seman in memory of their son, is for a graduating Findlay High School senior who plans to major in civil, mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering.

Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Shoupe Post Grad Scholarship Established 1995 Wendene Shoupe established this fund in memory of her husband, a long-time Findlay physician who valued education and lifelong learning. In 2008, their daughters requested that Wendene’s name be added to the fund in honor of her 90th birthday. This scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue graduate or professional studies.

Gregory James Shrader Memorial Scholarship Established 2011 This fund was established in memory of Gregory by his parents, Jeff and Elsa Shrader, and his brother, Jonathan. This scholarship is for a senior swim team member at Findlay High School who will be a full-time freshman student at an accredited college, university, or technical school.

Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship Established 2014 The Legacy Farmers Cooperative established this scholarship in honor of the longtime service of General Manager Jerry Silveus for members and employees of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and their children or grandchildren.

Jeanette and Leo Vielhaber

Nathan Wilson

Stacy Stover

Jeanette and Leo Vielhaber Nathan Wilson Stacy Stover Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Established 2003 This fund,
Jeanette and Leo Vielhaber Nathan Wilson Stacy Stover Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Established 2003 This fund,
Jeanette and Leo Vielhaber Nathan Wilson Stacy Stover Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Established 2003 This fund,

Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Established 2003 This fund, established by the family to honor this long-time Findlay High School sports announcer, is for a Findlay High School senior.

Loren Steiner Automotive Alumni Scholarship Established 1997 This fund was established by Ina Mae Steiner in memory of her husband, a teacher of automotive trades in the Trade and Industrial Department at Findlay City Schools. This scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduating senior from one of Millstream Career & Technology Center’s automotive trade programs.

Glen and Mary Stover Agriculture Scholarship Established 1999 This fund was established by the family in memory of this businessman, farmer, athlete, scholar, WWII fighter pilot, and coach. This scholarship is for a graduate of a Hancock County high school who wishes to pursue an education in an agriculture-related profession.

Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship Established 2005 Family members established this scholarship in memory of this young woman who touched the lives of many, giving unselfishly of her time and energy to help others. This scholarship is for a graduating senior from Patrick Henry High School or a Hancock County high school who is pursuing a degree in education, and is active in their church and community.

John P. and Nancy K. Stozich Memorial Scholarship Established 2004 This fund was established in memory of John, who served his community as an athletic coach, state representative, and Mayor of Findlay. John also served on the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. This scholarship is for one male and one female athlete graduating from Findlay High School who has played sports for at least two years.

Golden M. Tong Scholarship Established 2014

A long time farmer in Carey, Ohio, Golden M. Tong

established this scholarship through the Mary Martha Class of Carey for a graduating senior of Carey High School, with preference given to students pursuing a career in agriculture.

Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship Established 2006 This scholarship, established through a gift from her estate,

is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high

school who will pursue a degree in instrumental or vocal music.

Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship Established 2006

This scholarship, established through a gift from her estate,

is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high

school who will pursue a degree in nursing.

Jeanette T. and Leo J. Vielhaber Scholarship

Established 2005 This scholarship was established by the family to support the development of professional therapists dedicated to working with disabled children. It supports a graduate

of a Hancock County high school who is pursuing an

undergraduate or graduate degree in speech, occupational therapy, or physical therapy, with the goal of working with children.

Lester L. Werntz Scholarship Established 2006 This four-year scholarship was established by Mariann

Dana Younger in honor of Lester L. Werntz, a teacher who had great influence on Mariann and encouraged her love

for educating and mentoring children. This scholarship is

for a Mt. Pulaski High School (IL) graduating senior who

participated in the band or music program.

Gene and Margie White Scholarship Established 2011 This scholarship, established by Gene and Margie White, is for a graduating senior of a high school located in Hancock County who will be a full-time student at The Ohio State University.

George & Shirlee Whitson Scholarship Established 2012 This renewable scholarship was established by the children of the Whitsons in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School student who has demonstrated good character by volunteering in church and the community and who is pursuing an undergraduate degree from the University of Findlay.

Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial Technology Memorial Scholarship Established 2002 This fund was established in memory of Nate, an instructor at Millstream Career & Technology Center who is remembered for his ability to motivate students by establishing a positive classroom atmosphere. This scholarship is for a graduate of Millstream who will pursue a course of study which may include construction, welding, automotive, engineering, or cosmetology.

Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial Scholarship Established 2001 Members of the Woodward family established this scholarship, in memory of their parents, for a graduate of Van Buren High School who will major in agriculture, agribusiness, or nursing.

George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger Memorial Scholarship Established 2007 Charles and Mariann Younger established this scholarship in memory of Charles’ parents. This scholarship is for a North Clay High School (IL) graduating senior who has

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Linda Ziegler

Younger Family Linda Ziegler participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport, the
Younger Family Linda Ziegler participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport, the

participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport, the music program, forensics, student government, and debate.

Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger Scholarship Established 2010 This scholarship was established by the families of Mariann and Charles’ children, Scott Younger, Paul Younger, Stephen Younger, and Christopher Younger in honor of the couple. The award is for a freshman student at an accredited four-year college or university and is renewable for up to three additional years. Mariann and Charles established scholarships in honor of each of their four sons in 2007 and now their children are giving back to them. Charles was a long-time member of the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Younger Family Scholarships Established 2007 Charles and Mariann Younger established these four- year scholarships to honor each of their four sons. The scholarships are for Findlay High School seniors who have

participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport, the music program, forensics, student government, and debate.

• Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship

• Scott Charles Younger Scholarship

• Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship

• Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship

Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship Established 1994 This fund was established by Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler for a Findlay High School graduating senior who will study at an accredited college, university, or vocational school. This scholarship was the first scholarship established at the Community Foundation.

Seed Funds

Build to endowment over time.

Seed Funds allow you to start a fund and gradually build upon it to create a mature fully- endowed fund. Your Seed Fund will grow into an endowment that will let you support the charities or causes you choose and will forever have an impact on the quality of life in your community.

How it works:

The Seed Fund Program can be used to establish any type of endowment fund: Funds for the Common Good, Field of Interest Funds, Agency Funds, Designated Funds, Donor-Advised Funds, and Scholarship Funds.

Donors make an initial contribution of at least $1,000 to establish the Seed Fund and then have up to three years to build the fund to the required minimum endowment level. Minimum endowment levels vary according to fund type.

A funding plan must be submitted at the time the Seed Fund is established that includes a detailed, reasonable approach to raising the required fund minimum by a specific date that is no more than three years from the date the fund is established.

When a seed fund reaches the minimum endowment level, the fund matures into an active charitable endowment fund.

Once a fund has reached the minimum endowment level, distributions can be made to the causes and charities of the donor’s choice. Our current annual spending policy is 4.5% of the average of the ending market values for the previous 12 quarters.

Contact the Community Foundation office at 419-425-1100 for more information.

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We extend our deepest gratitude to our donors, who, in 2014, entrusted a total of $1.84 million in gifts to establish new funds and grow existing funds of the Community Foundation. These individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have helped ensure that the gift of a helping hand will be there when and where it is needed in our community.

We work diligently to ensure that all names are spelled correctly in our annual report. If we need to make a correction to our database, please contact our office at 419-425-1100 or areinhart@community-foundation.com.

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Anonymous Arlington Athletic Boosters Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County Jonathan M. and Dorene S. Ash Charles E. Ash, Jr. and Martha Ash Scott and Kelly Atkins Automatic Data Processing Inc. Foundation Account William and Joyce Avery Justin and Katie Aydt Timothy and Paula Aydt

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Timothy and Sonja Babcock

Philip D. and Brenda M. Bader

Lawrence A. and Lisa Ball

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Albert Ball Jr. and Laura Ball Jon and Amy Ballinger Bang a Gong Robert and Rebecca Baratta Steve and Donna Barber James and Phyllis Barger Constance Barron-Smith Roger and Martha Barton Dennis M. and Anne Bash Kimberly Bash Rachel Basore Geoffrey Basore David Basore and Susan Vaclavik Basore John and Pamela Beall Dennis R. and Nancy K. Beard

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Garth and Lynda Beatty William J. and Nancy Behe Alan and Brenda Beining Robert and Sharon Beitler Robert Bell Frank and Susan Bell Carl Bellman and Susan Baker Charitable Fund Scott and Linda Beltz Roger and Deb Benson Jeff E. and Julie A. Bernhardt Todd and Dena Best Brenda Beutler Edward and Nancy Bickford Charles and Denise Bills Paul and Shirley Bishop James and Cecelia Bishop Chris Bishop Gary and Patricia Bishop Jason C. Blackford Blanchard Valley Health System Bloomville 4 Ice Cream Nicholas and Nicole Bockrath Sarah Boisture Doug and Beth Bonnoront Paul D. and Barbara Bormuth Thomas and Sara Bova Michael Bowden Roger and Amelia Bower Jody M. Boyd Tod and Martha Boyd Ed and Judi Boyle

Helen Boyle Moody Michael and Carolyn Braddock Betty Brandman Angela Briggs Rosalie A. Brookover Byron and Julie Brown Kathleen Brubaker James and Mary Brucklacher Jerry Brumbaugh and Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Robert J. and Cynthia S. Brumbaugh Leah Buchanan Cheryl M. Buckland and Larry D. Manley Ellen Bugay Sally K. Buis Thomas and Ann Buis Denise Bunge Carl and Adeline Burbach David G. and Mary Burget Lisa M. Burleson Devita M. Burson Larry and Janelle Busdeker Vickie Butler Samuel K. and Pamela S. Butte Byproduct Sales & Distribution LLC Robert and Mariann Byrne Chloe Cahill Nondace Campbell Dan and Elizabeth Candler Captive Radiology LLC Carlile Patchen & Murphey LLP James W. and Bridgette R. Carpenter

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Clair Carty and Sheryl Pethers Catophora Inc. Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery CentraComm Communications John and Elaine Cheney Robert and Kay Chesebro Susan Chesebro Lynn Child Stephanie J. Child Christian Clearing House Brian L. and Andrea Christiansen C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall John Cindric Jr. and Jean Cindric Citizens National Bank Brian and Joan Clark Shannon and Catherine Clark Roger A. and Marcy L. Clark Nichole Clement Sharon L. Clements Clouse Construction Virginia Clymer Elizabeth Colatruglio K.C. and Anni Collette Lucille P. Collins William and Alice Conlisk Consortia Consulting Shane Cook Don and Karen Cook Cooper Tire & Rubber Foundation Copeland Financial Investment & Wealth Management, Inc. Larry and Shirley Copeland Glenn R. and Mary Lynn Corbin Linda A. Corcoran and Laura Boyer David and Doris Corey Mark Cover and Laurel Adams-Cover Coward, Pinski & Associates Lois Crane Larry and Rindy Crates Nita J. Crawford

James E. and Carol Crist Robroy L. Crow Crushproof Tubing Co. Martha J. Cunningham Thomas and Peg Dailey Linda Daley Nathan and Nancy Danziger Stephen M. Darnall David Wilkins Fund of Greater Houston Community Foundation Dean and Paulette Davis Paul T. and Jane Davis Joseph P. and Jennifer J. Dawson Dan and Linda DeArment Barbara Deerhake Dental Center of Northwest Ohio Denti Restaurants of Findlay LLC Patricia Dimling Tasha Dimling Billy Dobbins Jr. and Lisa Dobbins Daniel A. and Catherine Dohnalek Jana Doone Thomas and Kathleen Donnell Donnell Middle School Parents Advisory Council Thomas and Ann Drake David E. and Linda Draper Tonia Dunson Fund in Memory of Beckie Dunson James and Barbara Dysinger Nancy Dysinger Easterday Construction LLC Robert and Debora Edds John Edel Michael Edie Myra Egbert Raymond A. and Lisa Elbin Matthew P. and Crystal A. Ellerbrock Tony and Linda England John and Kelly Erdeljac

Edward and Virginia Erner Deborah L. Eschenbacher Leigh Esper Kathleen Evans Carol Evans Feasel’s Grounds Maintenance, Ltd Jeremy W. and Emily A. Feasel Tim and Sherri Federici Betty C. Fell Katherine Fell Jon and Eleanor Fellers David Ferguson and Karen Schwarzwalder Findlay American Prosthetic & Orthotic Centre, Inc. Findlay Area Golf Association Findlay Branch of AAUW Findlay City Schools Findlay Country Club Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation Findlay High School Alumni Association Findlay Hope House for the Homeless Findlay Rotary Club Findlay Rotary Foundation, Inc. Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center Brent and Julie Finlay First Federal Bank of the Midwest First National Bank Jeffrey A. and Jennifer Fish Beverly Fisher Flag City Honor Flight John and Connie Fleming Richard and Beth Flowers Fortunaires Club Charitable Foundation Sarah Foster-Bledsoe Brenda C. Frankart Patricia Frantz Raymond and Janet Frech

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David and Marilyn Hackenberg Fred and Mary Halvorsen Chris and Mary Beth Hammond Hancock County Agricultural Society Hancock County Council for Retarded Children and Adults Hancock County Home Builders Hancock Federal Credit Union Hancock Parks Foundation

R. Douglas and Shirley A. Harrold Anthony L. and Kelly J. Hartman Matthew Hartman William D. and Deborah J. Hartman Robert and Carol Hauzie Steven A. and Andrea C. Hazelton HCF Management, Inc. Alexis Healy Dave and Suzi Healy Thomas and Patricia Heavrin Heck Rentals James Heintschel II and Kathy Heintschel Gary and Jane Heminger Brian and Elizabeth Hendricks John R. and Janice A. Hersh Larry and Ann Hershey Gary and Shirley Hewitt Dale and Kay Hill Jeremy and Lindsey M. Hilty Harold and Judy Hinkle Betty Hipp Timothy and Jacqueline Hitchings Cliff and Diane Hite Hixon Zuercher Capital Management Jenelle L. Hohman Dennis and Theresa Hooper Josh and Lisa Houck

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HSR Insurance Agency LLC

Gregory and Elizabeth Hull Nancy Hutchinson Brian C. and Taya Hyde Edward and JoAnne Ingold David and Elaine Ingram Marty and Carol Inkrott James Irons Richard E. Irons Robert and Sharon Irons James and Ann Jaffe Ted and Carol Jastal

Duane and Kathy Jebbett Darla Johannsen Mark S. and Mary S. Johnson Philip and Hon. Kristen Johnson Paul M. and Teresa Jones Kurt and Michele Joseph Thomas Joseph and Carol Dale-Joseph Susan Jost Nicholas and Marie Jurosic Kahle & Associates CPAs LLC Warren and Judy Kahn C. Richard Kamerer Rev Liv Trust Bryan and Ann Karhoff Dona M. Kaufman Ted W. and Margaret E. Kehr Christine Keller Anne Kelly Gene and Evelyn Kelsey James and Tracy Kennedy Gregory and Kelly Kepner Gerald L. and Susan K. Kern Jack W. King Jr. and Danielle King Daniel and Rosalie King Diana Kirk Kerry Kirk and Christian Pedersen Kolleen Kirk Rill Al and Vera Knueven Knueven, Schroeder & Co., CPAs Kohl’s Cares for Kids Koller Family Charitable Fund Kona Ice Findlay, LLC William and Kay Kose Gary and Katherine Kreuchauf Anita Kromer David and Gwen Kuenzli Eric and Lisa Kurjan Lynn Kuznicki Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott LLC Russell A. and Renee L. Lamosek

Gerald E. Langlois III and Alanna Langlois Douglas and Laura LaPlant LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac LaRiche Toyota-Subaru Sharon Larmore Kenneth and Pamela Lather Ralph E. and Wilma Lauck Kyle and Jill Leatherman Legacy Farmer’s Cooperative Harolyn L. Legg Richard and April Lehman Scott and Sue Lehman Michael C. Leifheit Heliodora Lengel Arthur H. and Mary K. Lerma Christopher Leuthold Christopher and Margaret Lieske Shirley Z. Linhart William and Margaret Lobb Floyd W. Loughman Jr. and Lisa Loughman Eric T. Loyd Donald B. Loyd Phillip and Patty Lucas Larry and Sondra Lunn Cheri A. Mackey Weldon and Ruth Magee Donald and Ann Malarky Danielle Mallcott Jerry and Carol Mallett Claude Mapp Marathon Petroleum Corporation Marathon Petroleum Matching Gift and Volunteer Incentive Program Willis E. and Arlene Marquart Thomas and Sandra Marquart Marshall & Melhorn, LLC. Mary Martha Class of Carey Ohio, Inc. Kristopher L. and Teresa Matre

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Richard and Jane McCleary Steven D. and Natalie S. McClelland McComb Athletic Boosters McComb Development Coporation Richard and Lynn McCord Vickie McCreight McDonald’s Foundation McKenna Construction Company, Inc. Patrick and Deborah McKinzie Jeffery and Tracy McMath Gary L. and Debra McMillen

Jane Morrin Matt and Amber Moser Walter W. and Susan Moses Thomas and Irene Mosholder Carol L. Mount Jeffrey A. and Elaine Muhlenkamp Brad A. and Dottie Musgrave Matthew and Alana A. Muzik Barbara Muzy Todd D. and Lori Myers Michael Needler, Jr. and Bethany Needler Dionne Neubauer Michael Newcomer Richard D. Newcomer Jr. and Ann

David and Mary Alice Patrickson Thomas and Janis Paul Marie L. Peace Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Sue Perrott Siferd Milton and Carol Peters Ronald and Robin Pfeiffer Virginia L. Pilstl George H. and Cheryl A. Post Proceeds of Bradley Joseph Golf Outing Proceeds of Cooper Tire Centennial Fundraisers Proceeds of FHS Alumni Hockey Tournament Proceeds of Fundraiser for Punk and

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Rebecca J. Noack Gregory J. and Marcia W. Noe Marilyn Nonnamaker Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation

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Michael L. and Christie C. Meyer

Andrew and Carol Middlesworth Larry and Tricia Miles Mark and Linda Miller James and Kathleen Miller

North Coast Strategy Group Evelyn Oates Tim and Janice O’Connell Terrence O’Donell and Mary Beth

Proscan Reading Services LLC Judith Pusateri Jack A. Quisno Jr. Bert and Marlene Rayl Ted and Carol Reams

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Leslie and Mary Miller Brian and Julia Miller Bryan and Karen Miller

Mary Lou Oliver Oman Acres Jane K. O’Neil

Dennis and Irene Recker Richard L. Redick John and Kathleen Redman

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Open Circle Yoga & Wellness Center

Ralph and Jo Ann Reeds

Jerry and Jane Minch Robert B. and Karen L. Minto Keith and Joyce Mohr Robert and Sharon Montgomery Dennis and Ann Moore Patricia Moore Michael and Debra Morella Dana and Kathryn Morgan

Stephen and Ami Orr Lee Osmun Michael and Pat Oxley Carleton Palmer III and Rosanna Palmer Carey and Dawn Palmer Paul and Sarah Palmer Robert D. and Cynthia L. Parish Luella M. Parish

David L. and Janet T. Reese Gerald and Janet Reichert J. Alec and Sandra Reinhardt Jeffrey Reinhardt John and Andrea Reinhart William and Judy Reist Michael W. and Jane Richards Philip and Donna Ridenour

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Jeff and Elsa Shrader W. E. and M. D. Siferd Sandy Slack Margaret Slough Dallas and Karen Smith Pamela S. Smith Don E. and Diane Snyder Daniel M. and Barbara J. Snyder Jerry and Sondra Snyder William C. and Joyce Sommer

David and Linda Spahr

Brian and Adrea Spoon

Michael and Susie Spragg

Robert and Connie Sprague

William and Dee Dee Spraw

Jeffrey and Tammy Stahl Anne M. Stapley James and Janet Staschiack Russell and Deborah Stauffer Nana B. Stauffer Robert and Rebecca Steinman Ronald L. and Tina Steinman Dan A. and Lois A. Steinman Mary Lou Steinman James T. and Desiree Stephens Eugene and Shirley Stirling Eveline P. Stitt Scott J. and Linda Stocker Brenda Stough Mark Smith and Phyllis Stover-Smith Robert E. and Patti Strasbaugh Paul A. and Teresa Streacker Ed and Precia Stuby James R. and Jean Stuck Charles Stumpp, Jr. and Kim Stumpp Dawn Swain Jeff and Marie Swaisgood Jason and Jennifer Swartzlander Craig E. and Elaine Swope Hugh and Sondra Tavernier

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Ryan Taylor J. Richard and Brenda K. Taylor Don and Carrie Templin Joyce Tettau Richard and Betty Tevis Robert Tharp George and Ann Thieman Dave and Shirlee Jo Thomas Zachary A. Thomas Michael and Barbara Thomas Erik O. and Stephanie L. Thompson Jack and Margaret Tidd Christian R. and Rachel Topel Elizabeth A. Trame Jo Ann Trice Trilogy Health Services, LLC University of Findlay University of Findlay College of Health Professions Bryan and Sandra Vaughn Kenneth and Laurie Vaupel Lawrence M. Vielhaber Daniel Vielhaber Francis C. and Martha A. Voll Robert C. Vose II and Kate T. Vose Deanna Waaland Beth Waddell Wagner Ford Albert P. and Betty J. Wagner Sandra S. Wagner Michael G. and Cynthia Wagner Janice M. Wagner Kevin and Lisa Walker Wal-Mart Jared and Shonda Walsh Teagan Walsh Charles D. Walter Rodney and Candy Walton Susan E. Wammes Judy Wardle

Washington County Community Foundation James and Carol Wells Amanda M. Wells Charles W. and Marita G. Wenner Karen Wentz Michael and Marcia Whalen The Eugene M. & Marjorie L. White Fund at Schwab Charitable Fund John Whitson Paul Whitson George and Shirlee Whitson Vesta J. Whyde Rebecca Wick Michael and Nancy Wilder Dean and Susan Wilkerson Charlene F. Wilkins Susan Williams Willston High School Class of 1967 J. Theodore and Fritzi Winkeljohn Thomas and Teresa Winkeljohn Ivan and Judy Withrow Dean and Pat Wittwer Barbara Wobser Jeffrey Wobser Eric V. and Amber G. Wolfrom Peggy Wood Joseph E. and Susan Wright Stephanie M. Wykes Charles and Mamie Yeagle Robert Yonker Christopher and Kathleen Young Charles J. and Mariann Younger Adam and Patricia Zickert Chester J. and Virginia Ziemniak Andrew and Melanie Ziemniak Chester Ziemniak, Jr. Michael and Korin Ziemniak Mark and Antoinette Ziemniak Paul and Georgann Ziemniak

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10 Reasons People Choose to Give through the Community Foundation

People Choose to Give through the Community Foundation We are a local organization with deep roots
People Choose to Give through the Community Foundation We are a local organization with deep roots
People Choose to Give through the Community Foundation We are a local organization with deep roots

We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.

Our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.

We provide personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.

Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.

We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate complex forms of giving.

We partner with professional advisors to create highly-effective approaches to charitable giving.

We offer maximum tax advantages as allowed by federal law.

We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.

We build endowment funds that benefit the community’s future and help create personal legacies that last forever.

We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.

2014 Grants Awarded Grants in 2014 reached $2.2 million, enabling many organizations to provide programs

2014 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded Grants in 2014 reached $2.2 million, enabling many organizations to provide programs and

Grants in 2014 reached $2.2 million, enabling many organizations to provide programs and services that are improving the lives of individuals and families in Hancock County. Many of these programs and services would not exist without funding from the Community Foundation and the forethought of our generous donors.

COMPETITIVE GRANTS

These grants were awarded from the Funds for the Common Good established at the Community Foundation.

B. Ann Brossia Fund of The Community Foundation $7,570/one year Honoring the career of Ann Brossia.

Blanchard Valley Health System $45,290/one year Helping expand the Cancer Care Center located at the Eastern Woods campus.

Bluffton Lion’s Foundation, Inc. $61,600/two years Garnering support for the Bluffton Bike & Pedestrian Pathway.

Camp Fire Northwest Ohio $2,600/three months Partially funding a financial audit during a CEO transition.

Cancer Patient Services $15,000/three years Providing strategic planning and business management consulting.

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Children’s Mentoring Connection $79,752/three years Expanding a successful school-based mentoring program to four schools within Hancock County.

Findlay Family YMCA $10,000/two years Developing a portable “Tennis for Beginners” program.

$10,500/three years Transitioning the ENGAGE Youth Council to the Findlay Family YMCA in order to continue youth philanthropy programming in Hancock County.

Findlay Fire Department $8,009/one year Expanding the Project S.A.F.E./ Fire Safety Education program for local elementary students.

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation $5,000/six months Providing a Welcoming Community Symposium Keynote Speaker.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library $75,000/five years Partially funding the CommunityREAD event in Hancock County.

SAVING LIVES

The Findlay Fire Department, in conjunction with township volunteer fire departments, provided free, working smoke alarms to all county elementary students and educated them about the dangers of home fires, fire prevention techniques and exit strategies during a home fire.

and educated them about the dangers of home fires, fire prevention techniques and exit strategies during

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. $13,187/one year Assisting homeless families with rental assistance and intensive case management to help them transition into self-sustainable housing.

$15,000/three years Providing strategic planning and business management consulting.

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation $299,183/one year Serving over 40,000 Hancock County residents annually through debt service on The Family Center.

$54,232/one year Hosting capacity building activities to assist Hancock County nonprofits better achieve their missions.

$6,240/two years Initiating a community leadership initiative that allows one Hancock County village to participate in the Orton Heart & Soul process.

Gliding Stars of Findlay $45,000/three years Engaging professional leadership to facilitate organizational growth to serve more members of the special needs community and create agency sustainability.

Hancock County ADAMHS Board $73,003/one year Supporting the start-up of the new residential treatment facility in Findlay serving adults with substance abuse disorders.

Hancock County Performing Arts Center $171,711/three years Investing in capital and operating endowment for the Hancock County Performing Arts Center.

Hancock Historical Museum Association $15,000/three years Providing strategic planning and business management consulting.

Hancock Parks Foundation $9,000/five years Presenting free Riverside Park Summer Concerts to over 5,700 Hancock County residents.

Literacy Coalition of Hancock County $74,700/three years Partially funding a Director of the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County.

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. $35,377/one year Relocating the historic Riverside Train.

University of Findlay $13,761/three years Providing coaching to struggling K-9 readers in Hancock County through support of the Clubhouse II Tutoring Program.

Village of McComb $130,000/two years Funding the McComb Heart & Soul process.

Total 2014 Competitive Grants =

$1,275,715

PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

The Community Foundation offers a limited number of President’s Discretionary grants. Discretionary grants fund urgent or special requests that are outside of the Community Foundation’s various grant cycles. The president of the Community Foundation is allocated an amount each year. Usually these grants do not exceed $2,500, and are typically smaller in size.

Arts Partnership of Hancock County $600/one year Providing free music in downtown through the Courtyard Concert Series.

Associated Charities $1,000/one year Celebrating the centennial celebration of Associated Charities.

Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio $300/one year Providing support for the 2014 On Behalf of Youth Award.

Center for Safe and Healthy Children $1,500/one year Building community awareness of and implementing training on human trafficking.

Chance to Dance Foundation $1,250/one year Providing student scholarships for the Findlay Academy of Dance Summer Intensive Program.

City of Findlay $1,731/one year Partnering on a NeighborWoods Project in the Sherman Park Neighborhood.

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation $1,500/one year Supporting the Hancock Leadership Class of 2014 Class Project: Community Emergency Procedures Guides.

$660/one year Educating Workforce Coalition members through a presentation from Mark Lautman, Author of “When the Boomers Bail.”

Hancock County Agricultural Society $2,500/one year Purchasing awards for youth project exhibitors at the county fair.

Hancock Parks Foundation $1,200/one year Providing free Riverside Park Summer Concerts to over 5,700 Hancock County residents.

$500/one year Partnering in Arbor Day 2014 projects at Litzenberg Memorial Woods.

Toledo Opera $2,000/one year Exposing local students to the arts through four performances of Opera on Wheels.

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$1,500/one year Supporting three performances of Opera on Wheels for three Findlay schools.

Village of McComb $1,800/one year Providing a strategic planning process for the McComb Economic Development Organization.

United Way of Hancock County $1,959/one year Marketing the www.volunteerhancockcounty.org website.

Total 2014 President’s Discretionary Grants = $20,000

FIELD OF INTEREST GRANTS

These competitive gr