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20th Anniversary Report 1992-2012

including the 2011 Annual Report

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Bridging Resources. Granting Opportunity.

Mission - Table of Contents

MISSION STATEMENT

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Mission Statement ......................................................................... 1 Message from the President ..................................................... 2 Timeline ............................................................................................... 3 Gr ant Highlights . ........................................................................ 4 Dorney Legacy Society . .............................................................. 8 Handbags That Help ................................................................... 10 The Family Center ........................................................................ 12 New Funds ........................................................................................ 14 Funds of the Foundation ........................................................ 16

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.

The Community Foundation works closely with many different groups to improve the quality of life in our community. We work with donors and their professional advisors to establish charitable funds that benefit our community. We assist nonprofit organizations through grant funding and capacity-building training opportunities. We also help them establish agency endowment funds which benefit their organization in perpetuity. We work with the community at large as a facilitator, convener, and catalyst around significant community issues.

Our Donors .................................................................................... 30 Gr ants Awarded ........................................................................... 36 Guidelines for Gr antseekers ................................................. 47 HancockREADS Fund . ............................................................... 48 CommunityREAD . ......................................................................... 49 Hancock Education Fund . ..................................................... 50 ECLIPSe Partnership & ENGAGE Youth Council . ........... 52 Foundation Board & Staff ...................................................... 54 Volunteers & Committee Members ...................................... 55 Endowment ..................................................................................... 56 Finance & Investment Committee ....................................... 57 Financial Statements ................................................................. 58 Celebr ating 20 Years . ................................................................. 60

2011 Annual Report 1

Message from the President

Message from the President

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Dear Friend,

This Annual Report initiates our 20th anniversary year we were born in 1992 under the guiding arm of the Cleveland Foundation. Throughout the past two decades, the Community Foundation has achieved growth, given generously, and matured as an organization. The best way to examine and celebrate these twenty years is to reflect on the many individuals who have created and governed the Foundation as well as on the countless persons whose lives have been changed and benefited by our work. This Annual Report is about those people. Our donors are the true creators of this Foundation. Their tangible generosity and charitable commitments have resulted in our current 280 funds a truly inspiring, permanent community resource. The Community Foundation has been blessed from the outset with exemplary leadership. The first distribution committees members were accomplished community leaders, and their successors have shown the same level of dedication and community knowledge. Combine knowledgeable leadership with significant resources and the result has been thousands of charitable grants over the years. Some of those grants are featured in this Report. It is overwhelming to try to imagine all at once the positive consequences of our twenty years of grantmaking creating opportunity, encouraging healthy living, and enhancing lives in Findlay and Hancock County. This Report also continues our accountability to our community. In 2011, we received $1,397,704 in gifts and 13 new funds were established. Our investments decreased 4 %, continuing to follow the overall economic volatility. With a spending policy based on rolling quarter averages, despite the downturn we were still able to grant more than $2.1 million to local nonprofits; supporting our community in a time of its greatest need.

Thank you for your constant support and trust. As we honor our mission, we are ready to address the changing philanthropic needs of the generations ahead to improve our community and the lives of its citizens. As we celebrate the occasion of the Community Foundations 20th anniversary, I look forward to the next 20 years and believe they will be even more productive.

Katherine Kreuchauf, CFRE President


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The Community Foundation Timeline


1976 ~ L. Dale Dorney leaves a $5 million bequest dedicated to strengthening collegiate business education in Ohio and improving the quality of life in Hancock County. 1979 ~ The first grants are distributed from the L. Dale Dorney Fund, a trust of the Cleveland Foundation. 1987 ~ The first local office of the L. Dale Dorney Fund opens. 1992 ~ The Community Foundation is established under the guiding arm of the Cleveland Foundation. Marathon Oil Company makes the first gift to the Community Foundation. 1993 ~ Thomas B. Donnell establishes the first donoradvised fund at the Community Foundation. 1994 ~ The first scholarship is established at the Community FoundationThe Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship. 1996 ~ The Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation makes the first Community Foundation grant. 1999 ~ The portion of the Dorney Fund allocated to Hancock County is invested in the Community Foundation when it becomes independent from the Cleveland Foundation. L. Dale Dorney Legacy Society is established to honor Mr. Dorneys generous gift. 2000 ~ Frank and Annett Hollington Guglielmi establish the first supporting organization.

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2002 ~ Annual grant awards top the million-dollar mark, totaling $1,003,033. 2003 ~ The completion of 10 years of successful service to our community is celebrated. Assets grow to $27.5 million. 2005 ~ The Community Foundation receives the single largest gift to date$25 million in unrestricted assets from the estate of Madeleine Thomas Schneider. This gift nearly doubles the assets of the Community Foundation. 2006 ~ The Community Foundation celebrates 10 years of grantmaking. The Family Center opens its doors to house 17 nonprofit organizations. 2007 ~ Annual grant awards total $2.7 million. Handbags That Help was founded by a group of women committed to dramatically improving lives throughout the greater Hancock County community by collectively funding significant grants to charitable projects and programs. 2008 ~ Match Day offered $300,000 in matching funds to raise money for local agencies serving immediate needs during the height of the recent economic downturn. The one-day event raised over $768,000. 2010 ~ More than 260 funds have been established at the Community Foundation. 2011 ~ The Schneider Circle, an initiative of the Community Foundation, was founded to strengthen local nonprofit agencies in our community.

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Timeline

2007

1996

2011

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Grant Highlights

Schneider Circle
Gr ant Highlights

Carol Metzger-Sturgeon, the new executive director of Cancer Patient Services, wanted to be able to offer her clients counseling to help them cope with the emotional toll of their disease. Cancer patients who learn how to manage their stress and develop a positive outlook have a higher rate of survival, says Carol. Through the Schneider Circle, Carols nonprofit colleagues offered assistance. They introduced her to Dr. Michelle Clinger, a breast cancer survivor and psychologist. Cancer Patient Services teamed up with Century Health to offer Clingers services to its clients. The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) stepped up with a three-year, $100,000 grant to support the partnership. Without the Schneider Circle, Carol might still be searching for a way to help her clients and their family members. The Schneider Circle, made up of 12 local nonprofit agencies, is a circle of strength for Hancock County. The program builds synergy and stability among agencies that provide vital services to the community. The program inspired us to get out of our silos, said John Urbanski, director of the Hancock County Agency on Aging. We are building trusting relationships and working collaboratively for the betterment of Hancock County.

The recent economic downturn served as the catalyst for the Schneider Circle program. The Community Foundation provided emergency financial assistance to help several agencies weather the financial storm. But Foundation staffers recognized the need for agencies to build their capacity for the future. We wanted to give them tools to become self sustaining, said Julie Brown, the Community Foundation program officer. We wanted good agencies to reach for greatness. The Schneider Circle is funded through a two-year, $98,914 grant from the Madeline T. Schneider Fund at the Community Foundation. The program is named in honor of Madeleine Schneider, who upon her death left an endowed gift of $25 million to the Community Foundation. We felt naming this important program after her was a wonderful way to honor her legacy, said Julie. In a competitive application process, the Community Foundation selected 12 local agencies to participate in the Schneider Circle. All circle members serve an important role in the community. They are the Alzheimers Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter; American Red Cross, Hancock County Chapter; Camp Fire USA Northwest Ohio Council; Cancer Patient Services; Century Health; Chopin Hall; Findlay Hope House for the Homeless; Hancock Christian Clearing House; Hancock County Agency on Aging; Open Arms Domestic Violence and Date Rape Crisis Center; The Arts Partnership; and Youth for Christ. The Schneider Circle program brings national experts in fundraising, leadership, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and more, right to Findlay. These talented consultants work one-on-one with all 12 Schneider Circle members. Several agencies include board members, employees and volunteers in the valuable training sessions. My agencys budget certainly doesnt

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Schneider Circle Agencies


Gr ant Highlights

allow for training or outside consultants, said Carol. The Schneider Circle has opened up exciting new insights and opportunities for us. A leadership forum serves as the centerpiece of the program. Each quarter, the executive leaders of the 12 Schneider Circle agencies meet to share best practices, brainstorm ideas, and discuss community issues. Theyve built strong relationships, learning to work together to improve their offerings to the community. Coming together to share ideas and resources has been amazing, said Marti Price, executive director of C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall. Our collaboration is helping us to work smarter as a united team of nonprofits. The Schneider Circle program transformed the uncertainty and hardship of the economic recession into an opportunity to strengthen Hancock Countys nonprofits. We are all becoming better at what we do, and thats having a dramatic impact on the community, said John.

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Renewal of Hope
Gr ant Highlights

Martin Luther King, Jr., once said: We must accept finite disappointments, but never lose infinite hope. Sue Lehman sees hopelessness every day in the eyes of her clients. Sue, the SSI Ohio specialist at Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc., regularly encounters individuals who are destitute, homeless and physically or mentally ill. Theyve lost hope because they believe no one cares. How do they get hope back? Sue asked, rhetorically. Hope is born when a beaten down attitude is counteracted with positive information conveyed by someone who cares. An individual then starts to realize that things can be different, that their life can be better. Sue cares about her clients and strives to give them positive information in the form of financial assistance. She meets with homeless individuals, or those at risk for homelessness, and guides them through the complicated and lengthy process of applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). Matthew, who was living in a van parked at a Findlay superstore, was one client Sue helped. Health issues and repeated surgeries had exacerbated Matthews mental health condition, leaving him unable to hold down a job. He felt broken because he couldnt provide even the basic necessities for his wife and four children who were staying at the Hope House shelter.

According to Sue, individuals like Matthew simply dont have the capacity to complete SSI or SSDI applications on their own. Stressed and vulnerable, often times with no phone or address, they are disconnected from society. The thick paperwork and involved application process seem to be insurmountable obstacles to them. They need someone to advocate for them and encourage them, Sue explained. Matthew did not trust Sue at first and thought he was wasting his time. Through her dedication to his case, she proved to him she truly cared. She spent long hours researching his life story and gathering the necessary documentation from medical doctors, psychiatrists and family members to clearly demonstrate his need. Her hard work paid off. Matthews applications for SSI and SSDI were approved, giving him and his family a substantial back payment and a small stream of monthly income for housing, food and utilities. When you have nothing, even a little bit opens doors, said Sue. Matthew no longer worries as much about providing for his family. His wife enrolled in college and his four children have a brighter future. His burden was lifted and his faith in mankind restored, said Sue. It was a total paradigm shift for him and he felt overwhelmed with gratitude. Sue helps between 60 to 75 Hancock County residents apply for SSI or SSDI each year. Her clients, who are carefully screened, struggle with a wide-range

of physical and mental conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. Sue enjoys an outstanding success rate with her clients; approximately 70 percent of her applications are approved by the Social Security Administration, compared to just 15 percent nationwide. SSDI payments average around $900 per month, while SSI payments average around $698 per month. Although its a small amount, it could mean the difference between living under a bridge or in a warm apartment, said Sue. Hope House also connects clients with affordable housing, ongoing medical care, and other community agencies that can provide support. When necessary, Hope House assigns clients a payee to administer back awards and monthly income to ensure stability. The Hope Houses SSI/SSDI program reduces the number of homeless and at-risk people in Findlay and Hancock County, providing increased community stability. The program brings over $1 million dollars of new money into Findlay and surrounding communities each year. This money, which is used for rent, food, and other living expenses, helps to stimulate the local economy. Sue and her clients like Matthew appreciate the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation for providing a three-year grant of $95,900 to support the Hope Houses SSI/SSDI program. Not a day goes by that my heart isnt encouraged by the people I serve, said Sue. There is no greater gift than seeing hope renewed.

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Focus on Health

Gr ant Highlights

A community filled with healthy and happy people is a great place to call home. A healthy community is a vibrant and productive community, said Barbara Wilhelm, deputy health commissioner for the Findlay City Health Department. Barb leads a coalition of community organizations committed to improving the health of all Hancock County residents, from newborns to centenarians. The coalition recently conducted a comprehensive Community Health Assessment, which was funded by several coalition members and a oneyear, $22,000 grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The Community Health Assessment produced invaluable statistics on the physical, mental and social health of Hancock County residents. The assessment revealed, for example, that heart disease is the #1 killer in Hancock County; that 62 percent of residents are overweight or obese; and that 34 percent of residents suffer with arthritis. The reputable Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio administered the Community Health Assessment, surveying three population segments in the county children (birth to age 11); youth (aged 12 to 18); and adults. The surveys included core questions that enable Hancock Countys results to be compared with other Ohio counties, as well as state

and national data. In addition, the surveys included questions on Hancock Countys unique concerns, such as flooding. The coalition posted the assessment results on the City of Findlays website (www.findlayohio.com) for the general public to access. The Community Health Assessment brought to light issues like poverty and bullying that lurk in the shadows. Many residents might be surprised to learn that 13 percent of Hancock County adults needed assistance providing the basic necessities for their family in the past year. Parents might be dismayed to find out that 41 percent of Hancock County youth reported being bullied. Those living outside the flood zone might not realize that 17 percent of residents are still feeling negative effects from the 2007 flood. Awareness is often the first step in making a difference, said Barb. If an issue doesnt impact us directly, we are sometimes not aware it even exists. Using the assessment results, the coalition is working collaboratively to identify priorities and plan strategies to improve peoples lives. The coalitions members include The Ohio State University Extension; Blanchard Valley Hospital; Blanchard Valley Health Foundation; Findlay City Schools and Hancock County Schools; the Findlay and the Hancock County Health Departments, Hancock County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, United Way, Hancock County Family First Council, and more.

Health issues cross boundaries and often impact more than one organization or segment of the population. A child lacking basic nutrition, for example, may perform poorly at school and become a frequent visitor in the hospitals ER. Teenagers who are texting while driving make the countys roadways more dangerous for everyone. Multifaceted problems need to have a multifaceted approach, said Barb. While many community groups can benefit from the assessment data, its wonderful to have this coalition of community leaders working together to address problems. They each bring unique perspectives and ideas to the table. The Community Health Assessment also provides the hard data that coalition members and other community groups need to successfully compete for grants. The assessment shows what is happening in our community, said Barb. It enables organizations to write more effective grants backed with reliable and relevant statistics. Going forward, the coalition plans to repeat the Community Health Assessment every five years to identify concerns, plan improvements, and measure results. The assessment brings everything down to a grassroots level, said Barb. It gets us in the cycle of continuous improvement as we strive to enhance the quality of life for all residents.

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Dorney Legacy Society

Dorney Legacy Society

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, youll 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.

When L. Dale Dorney first visited the offices of the Cleveland Foundation in the early 1970s, 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 down played his material wealth. In fact, few people knew the extent to which he had pursued his life long quest of 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 mans generous gift to his community, has been further expanded by local residents. Today, the FindlayHancock County Community Foundation is one of 69 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 earnings are used to make grants that address community needs, Mr. Dorneys gift will keep giving, and growing, forever. Thats the power of a charitable fund with the Community Foundation. Your good work far outlasts your lifetime.

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 Dorneys 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 to you, designing a plan that works best for you and your personal situation. For more information on planned giving or the Dorney Legacy Society, please contact the Community Foundation at 419-425-1100.
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Dorney Legacy Society Members


Neil Acharya* Fredrick C. and Ruth* G. Aldrich Herb S. Aldrich* W.S. Sherman* and Wanda* Alge Eva Kate Cowen Anderson* Gertrude O. Anderson* Randy Baker Albert J. Ball* John C.* and Jane C.* Barbieri Richard P. Jr. and Shirley Barchent Daniel R. Bennett* Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Ben Breece* 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 April Lynn Rodeheffer Burbach* Lora Wiest Burgderfer* Kylene Bycycnski* Kathy Carty* Wayne and Dawna Casper Harold Doc Castor* James L. Child, Jr.* Charles Robert Clapper* Florence G. Collins* Harry F. Cooper* George E. Countryman* Floyd J.* and Alice K.* Curran James* and Marie* Dally Irma Maxheimer Dana* Richard (Dick) E. Daugherty* Judge Allan Davis Claire Davis Barbara Deerhake Richard and Barbara Deerhake Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Donnell L. Dale Dorney* Allen* and Ruth* Dudley Mary Ann Emerine* William P.* and Pauline* Deisel Mary E. Fell G.Richard* and Beverly Fisher M. Margaret Foster* William Clark Foster* Philip D. Gardner* Sara Wagner Gast* Gail Getway* Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Jean C. Graham Frank and Annett Hollington Guglielmi Evelyn J. Burkey Hamilton David S. and Suzi Healy Beth Bradley Heck* W. Kenneth* and R. Ruth* Helvie J. William Hollington John W. Hollington* Earl* and Laverne* Irons William H. Jackson* Ronald N. Jenkins* Keith L. and Sheila K. Jolliff April Sue Jones* Bradley Joseph* Warren* and Peg Kirk Bell George and Helen* Koepke Vance Kramer III* Marjorie A. Kuhlman* William H.* and Martha E.* Lape Gertrude A. Lee* Sheila Lewis* Dave* and Marge* Lodge Ed Lodico* Kyle P. Luginbuhl* Benjamin R.L. Lunn* John M.* and Patricia M. Luther Gordon* and Marilyn* Macklin Punk E.* and Martha M.* Mains Howard* and Carolyn* Marvin M. Andrew May* Richard J. McCall* Robert L. McClelland Miriam S. Rader* Richard K. and Lynn J. McCord Erica Miller* Glendora Mills* Thomas E. Moore* Dana and Kathy Morgan Zach Morgan* James A. Moul Barbara and Richard* Muzy Richard C.* and Mary Ellen Myers Michael Needler Family G. Norman and Jane* Nicholson John Noble Tom* and Esther* Orndorff Michael G. and Pat Oxley Jim and Mahrokh (Esfandiary) Palte Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Sterling* and Meredith* Pfeiffer Family Mary Ellen Poff* G. (Bud)* and Valerie* Poole J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Roger Renz* E.D. (Bud)* and Jean* Retter Jim and Mary Jane* Roberts Marv and Judy Rower Ralph Russo John H. Schaefer* Madeleine T. Schneider* Elaine H. Schoonmaker Family Dorothy F. Secor* John Edward Seman* Robert A. Shamp* T.R. Shoaff* Dr. Thomas Richard Shoupe* Wendene Wilson Shoupe Gregory James Shrader* Cindy Shoupe-Parke* Don and Mary (Pat)* Sink Tami Sink Bill Slack* Cathie L. Solt* Michael Solt Loren Steiner* Gene and Elaine Stevens Robert L.* and Dortha W.* Stober Roberta Stober Glen* and Mary* Stover Stacy Stover* John P. Stozich* Jack and Midge Thomas Lawrence and Nancy Thomas Tell* and Opal* Thompson Richard Thompson* Dr. Raymond J.* and Jane J. Tille Mr. Ralph Trimble Mary Jo Urshalitz* Anna VanGorder* Leo Vielhaber* Maxine Wagner* Deorah Ruth Wall* James and Patricia Wall Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Irene* Ware C.P.* and Evelyn J. Weaver William R. Webb Walter L. Weber* Lester L. Werntz* Gene and Margie White Barton* and Josephine* Wilson Nathan C. Wilson* Leo* and Virginia* Woodward Grant* and Emily* Young Charles J. Younger Christopher Jon Younger George R.* and Harriet J.* Younger Mariann Dana Younger Paul Randolph Younger Scott Charles Younger Stephen Dana Younger Linda B. Ziegler* Anonymous (25) * Deceased

Ten reasons
people choose to give through The Community Foundation
1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community. 2. Our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs. 3. We provide personalized service tailored to each individuals charitable and financial interests. 4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most. 5. We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate complex forms of giving. 6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly-effective approaches to charitable giving. 7. We offer maximum tax advantages as allowed by federal law. 8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants. 9. We build endowment funds that benefit the communitys future and help create personal legacies that last forever. 10. We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.
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Dorney Legacy Society

Handbags That Help

Handbags That Help

Handbags That Help (HTH) is a womens 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. 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.

2011-2012 Handbags That Help Grants


Cancer Patient Services
Cancer Patient Services received a grant of $3,000 to support the Campus Companions project. Campus Companions will pair school age children who have a cancer diagnosis in their family with University of Findlay Pharmacy students. The goal of the program is to engage 25 children and 25 Pharmacy students in social activities to help them cope with their family members cancer diagnosis.

HTH is focused on:


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.

Family Resource Center


Family Resource Center received a grant of $8,000 to support the Adolescent Suicide Prevention program. The Adolescent Suicide Prevention program will partner with schools in Hancock County to screen students for the presence of depression and suicidal thoughts in order to direct them to early intervention services using an evidence-based program that is already being utilized in the surrounding counties.

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

Julie Anderson, Chair Kolleen Kirk-Rill, Vice Chair Judy Pusateri, Treasurer Kim Stumpp, Secretary Sandy Hansen, Member-at-Large Jeri Bjorling*, Mary Beth Hammond, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Kristen Johnson, Communications Sub-Circle Chair Donna Ruse, Program Sub-Circle Chair
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Handbags That Help Guiding Circle 2011-2012

Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children


Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children received a grant of $26,716 to assist in continuing the program through 2013. The mission of the Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children is to convene representatives from the Findlay Police Department, Hancock County Sheriffs Department, Hancock County Job and Family Services, McComb Police Department, Family Resource Centers, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Hancock County and Findlay City Schools and the Hancock County Prosecutors office to investigate, treat, prosecute, and prevent child abuse cases.

TOTAL 2011-2012 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GRANTS = $37,716

2011-2012 Handbags That Help Members

2010-2011 Handbags That Help Grants


Caughman Health Center
$21,499/one year Support of Pharmacist salary for medical reconciliation program

Handbags That Help

Century Health, Inc.


$21,715/one year Overcoming Barriers to Addiction Program

TOTAL 2010-2011 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GRANTS = $43,214

Sharon Aller Marcy Grace Ammons Julie Anderson Mary Lou Anderson Kelly Atkins Robin Ayers Ruth Ball Amy Ballinger Dysinger Barbara Connie Barron-Smith Kimberly Bash Julie Benzinger Jeri Bjorling* Sara Bova Julie Brown Kathleen Brubaker Sherri Brumbaugh Leah Buchanan Cheryl Buckland Janelle Busdeker Lynn Child Nichole Clement Nora Cochran Anni Collette Mary Jane Cosiano Anita Criblez Angela Crist Carol Dale-Joseph Jane Davis

Linda DeArment Barbara Deerhake Jana Doone Vanessa Edwards Myra Egbert Lynn Ellerbrock Virginia Erner Leigh Esper Katherine Fell Bev Fisher Anita Fitzgerald Beth Flowers Aleta Foust Janet Frech Jean Garner Barbara Gebhardt Heather Granger GiGi Griffith Linda Gruenemeyer Mary Halvorsen Mary Beth Hammond Sandy Hansen Stacy Hartman Sherri Haushalter Carol Hauzie Peggy Havens Suzi Healy Kathy Heintschel Jane Heminger

Shirley Hewitt Kay Hill Betty Hipp Jackie Hitchings Terri Hooper Lisa Houck Nancy Hutchinson Joanne Ingold Ann Jaffe Darla Johannsen Kristen Johnson Mary Johnston Shelly Joseph Diana Kirk Kerry Kirk Kolleen Kirk Rill Mary Kay Kochheiser Kay Kose Kathy Kreuchauf Gwen Kuenzli Pam Lather Linda Lotz Jennifer Lysaght Dorothy Maclaren Denese Malacos Margaret Malaney Ann Malarky Carol Mallett Gene McEvoy

Tracy McMath Carol Metzger-Sturgeon Lydia Mihalik Deborah Mihalik Cheryl Miller Linda Miller PJ Milligan Nancy Moody-Russo Ann Moore Kathy Morgan Amber Moser Lindsay Needler-Turner Dionne Neubauer Beth Niemeyer Tina ODell Diana Ostrander Kathy Peiffer Robin Pfeiffer Virginia Pilstl Erin Poling Isabelle Pratt Judy Pusateri Jo Ann Reeds Stacey Reineke Sandra Reinhardt Donna Ridenour Robin Ridge Carol Roessing Connie Rooney

Marty Rothey Donna Ruse Suzy Sackmann Mary Jo Schaller Ami Simmermeyer Karen Smith Linda Spahr Elaine Stansberry Nancy Stephani Sandra Stoll Kim Stumpp Jennifer Swartzlander Chris Thorton Beth Waddell Julia Walsh-Zitkovic Karen Wentz Anni Wilcox Nancy Wilder Susan Williams Julie Williamson-Wright Fritzi Winkeljohn Judy Withrow Pat Wittwer Carri Wurm Mariann Younger Beth Zachrich Joyce Ziegler * Deceased
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The Family Center

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. The Family Center is owned, managed, and maintained by the Hancock Properties Foundation, a supporting organization of The Community Foundation. For a list of the Hancock Properties Foundation Board of Directors please see page 55.
Kevin Richardson, Building Manager

Benefits of The Family Center


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 abilities. The Family Center is handicap accessible, offers a convenient and low-cost meeting space, and provides tenant agencies with a positive and productive work environment.

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.

Continuing Financial Support


The total cost for The Family Center purchase and renovation was $6 million. Continued financial support is needed to pay for and maintain the facility and enable local agencies to operate in their clients best interests. To make a gift to support The Family Center, please contact the Community Foundation office.

Goals of The Family Center


1. To serve those in need with dignity. 2. To create a synergy among agencies in providing services that will change lives. 3. To improve the infrastructure of nonprofit agencies. 4. To increase community awareness that there are low-income families in Findlay who need help becoming financially stable.

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 another. People needing services often didnt 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.

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The Community Gardens


The Community Gardens of Hancock County were built at The Family Center during the summer of 2011. The gardens are made up of many individual plots that grow vegetables and flowers. The Community Gardens of Hancock County were funded partially by a grant from the Ohio Bank Fund and Hancor, Inc. Fund of the Community Foundation.

Family Center Agencies


Alzheimers Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter Associated Charities Cancer Patient Services Caughman Health Center C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Dental Center of Northwest Ohio Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Appleseed Ridge Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County Hancock Christian Clearing House Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. Legal Aid of Western Ohio Lupus Foundation of America, Michigan and NW Ohio Chapter, Inc. WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

The Family Center

Benefits of Community Gardens:


Improves the quality of life for people working in the garden Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development Stimulates Social Interaction Encourages Self-Reliance Beautifies Neighborhoods Produces Nutritious Food Reduces Family Food Budgets Conserves Resources Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education Preserves Green Space

Family Center Website


www.hancockfamilycenter.org

A rain garden was built at The Family Center during the summer of 2011. A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rainwater runoff that flows from roofs, driveways, patios or lawns. Rain gardens are effective in removing up to 90% of nutrients and chemicals and up to 80% of sediments from the rainwater runoff. Compared to a conventional lawn, rain gardens allow for 30% more water to soak into the ground. The rain garden was funded partially by a grant from the Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Fund of the Community Foundation.

Center. C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall received a $250 presidents discretionary grant from the Bank One Fund of the Community Foundation.

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Stuff The Bus


McDonalds, WFIN and WKXA joined with many area organizations again this year to Stuff The Bus with school supplies for local school children in need. The supplies were collected and distributed according to need for school children throughout Findlay, Hancock County and the local area. Distribution of school supplies took place August 20th at The Family

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New Funds

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The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2011. Their philanthropic purposes are as diverse as the people and organizations they honor, but all share the common goal of supporting our community.

Advanced Dr ainage Systems Fund


The Advanced Drainage Systems Fund was established as a seed fund by the organization. This fund will support unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of Hancock County and its residents. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. is the worlds largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 53 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 24 distribution centers.

An active community member, Ann volunteered with Camp Fire USA, Zonta Club, First Lutheran Church Endowment Committee, and Habitat for Humanity. She was a member of Hancock Leadership Alumni Association and Handbags That Help womens giving circle. She received a number of honors including 2011 Hancock Leadership Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009 Findlay Senior High School Alumni of the Year, the 2006 United Way Spotlight Volunteer, and the 2002 Ernest Thompson Seaton Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to Camp Fire USA Northwest Ohio Council.

Association, the Ohio Education Association, and the National Education Association.

Leah H. and Thomas C. Buchanan Fund


This donor-advised fund was established by Leah to give back to the community that has been so good to her family.

Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League Fund


Beverly Fisher established this fund to support the Findlay Art League. Beverly, an Ohio native, lived in many places and traveled extensively before she and her husband, Dick, settled down in Findlay. Beverly has completed two masters degrees at Bowling Green State University where she also taught art history. She has been active in the hospital auxiliary, FANTAM,

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Fund


This fund was established by a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation. This fund will provide general support for C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall.

and several professional organizations. Beverly was a member of the steering committee that founded the Handbags That Help womens giving circle and was named to the Hancock Properties Board in 2005.

B. Ann Brossia Fund


This fund was established as a seed fund 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. Before joining the Foundation, Ann was the Development and Planned Giving Officer at the University of Findlay from 1998-2010. Formerly she worked for Fifth Third Bank as a Senior Trust Officer.
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Downtown Findlay Fund


Established by Michael and Anne Mallett, this permanent fund supports projects to revitalize downtown Findlay.

Robert J. Fox Scholarship


The Robert J. Fox Scholarship was established as a seed fund by the Central Middle School PTO and by Robert J. Fox. The scholarship 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. Robert graduated from Kent State University where he

Findlay Education Association Scholarship


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. The Findlay Education Association (FEA) is an organization of professional educators. The FEA is affiliated with The Northwest Ohio Education

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earned a bachelor of arts degree and from Bowling Green State University where he earned a masters degree in Education. After graduation, Robert worked at Van Buren Local Schools for one year and was then employed by Findlay City Schools from 1976-2004. Robert is an active community member and has received the Bruce Hill Distinguished Education Award. Robert believes its important to invest in the youth of our community. The youth are our future and they need encouragement to stretch themselves to fulfill their dreams.

Cindy Shoupe -Parke Teach and Inspire Scholarship


This scholarship, in memory of Cindy Shoupe-Parke, is for a Hancock County graduating senior who aspires to be a teacher. Cindy graduated from Findlay High School and then graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in History. She later went on to get her masters degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. Cindy retired after teaching for 30 years in Louisville, Kentucky and Findlay. She never considered it work; it was always going to school. She loved her students and made a major contribution toward molding their lives. In her retirement, she loved her Michigan lake house, her flowers and yard work, dancing, riding her bike, walking her granddog and spending time with her family and friends.

ministry through Youth for Christ. Following high school, Greg attended Miami University. Gregs family established these funds to honor and remember Greg. Through them, the Shrader family hopes to encourage other young men and women in the pursuit of their educational goals and their personal growth.

Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei Fund


This field of interest fund was established by David and Amy Lai in 2011 in honor and memory of Davids parents, Lai Wei-zwei, and Lai Hong Tsu-mei, , with a gift of real estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit people in Hancock County, Ohio who are affected by mental illness. Davids father, Lai Wei-zwei, was born in 1909, and his mother, Lai Hong Tsu-mei, was born in 1913. They married in 1935, raising one daughter and four sons in their native Taiwan. He spent his career working as an elected official in county government. She worked as a school teacher and elementary school principal, as well as serving 5 terms and 14 years as a state representative. Both of Davids parents are loved and remembered for their commitment to family and to community. Following retirement, Davids parents spent some time in Findlay with the Lais and their children. They enjoyed their time in Findlay and would be pleased to know that this fund was established by their eldest son and his wife to honor them and to help those in need in this community.

New Funds

Gene and Margie White Scholarship


This scholarship, established by Gene and Margie White, is for a graduating senior of a high school located in Hancock County who will be attending The Ohio State University full-time. Both Gene and Margie attended The Ohio State University earning bachelors degrees. From 19842009, Margie worked at the University of Findlay. Gene worked at Marathon Oil Company from 1958-1986. Both are heavily involved in the community and enjoy music, traveling and sports. Gene and Margie believe this scholarship is an opportunity to help others in the community become successful so they too can continue to pay it forward.

Gregory James Shr ader Memorial Scholarship Fund & Gregory James Shr ader Memorial Donor Advised Fund
This scholarship and donor-advised fund were established by Greg Shraders family in 2011 to celebrate the memory of their son and brother. The scholarship was established as a seed fund that will provide annual scholarships to deserving senior members of the Findlay High School swim team. The donor-advised fund was established in 2011 to benefit and support high school swimming, as well as youth programming in Hancock County, with priority given to organizations espousing Christian ideals. A lifelong Findlay resident, Greg attended Findlay City Schools and graduated from Findlay High School in 2009. While in high school, Greg swam four years and learned the value of hard work and discipline, developing from a novice into an accomplished competitive swimmer. During his senior year, Greg served as Captain of the Findlay High School Boys Swim Team, where he led the team with kind encouragement, respect and good humor. Greg also participated in student council; was a youth member at Gateway Church; and participated in small group

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Funds of the Foundation

Funds of the Foundation

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 280 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* 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 a commonality: 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. Indicates Seed Funds. See page 29 for more information. Indicates the first of that fund type to be established at the Community Foundation.

Unrestricted Funds
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 communitys most critical work. Unrestricted funds help the Community Foundation to support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, or environmental needs in our local community.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Fifth Third Bank Fund


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

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 communitys changing needs.

Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund


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

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

L. Dale Dorney Fund


Established 1976; Revised 1999 L. Dale Dorney is our communitys father of philanthropy. Through his will in 1976,

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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 Dicks job with Marathon. She also established a scholarship fund in Dicks honor at the Community Foundation.

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.

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.

Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund


Established 2005 Born and raised in Findlay, Madeleines 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.

Funds of the 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.

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.

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.

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.

Gertrude A. Lee Fund


Established 2007 In her last will and testament, Gertrude Lee left an unrestricted gift to the Community Foundation. Gertrudes interests included supporting health care and womens issues.

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 Foundations Finance & Investment Committee.

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

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 Stobers Rubber Stamp Company from 1959-1994.

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 40year Marathon Oil employee and a deacon, elder, trustee, and financial secretary for the church.

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.

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.

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.

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 cochairman of the steering committee that established the Community Foundation and served on the Board of Trustees from 19962009. Jane volunteered at the hospital for 25 years and was instrumental in starting programs that enabled elderly residents to stay in their homes.

Intersil Corporation Fund


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

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 Foundations Board of Trustees.

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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Funds of the Foundation

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.

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.

M. Margaret Foster Women and Childrens 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.

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 Davids parents, Lai Wei-zwei, and Lai Hong Tsu-mei, , with a gift of real estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit people in Hancock County, Ohio who are affected by mental illness.

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.

Hancock Education Fund


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

Richard and Lynn McCord Fund


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

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.

Field of Interest Fund for Education


Established 1993 This fund supports education in our community by pooling together the gifts of multiple donors.

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.

Whirlpool Foundation Fund


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

The Findlay Publishing Company Fund


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

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.

National Lime & Stone Company Fund


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

Handbags That Help Fund


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

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

M. Margaret Foster Health Fund


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

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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.

Arlington Local School District Educational Excellence Fund


Established 2006 This fund was established by the Arlington School Foundation to support the enhancement of the classroom experience and improve the effectiveness of the curriculum for Arlington Local Schools.

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.

Community Foundation, this endowed fund supports the operational costs of the Community Foundation.

Funds of the 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.

Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for Education


Established 2001 This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support the educational needs of our community.

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.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fund


Established 2002 This fund was established by library founder, Nina Parker, to support the agencys educational programs, services, and capital improvements in its efforts to build harmony and understanding.

Family Resource Centers Fund


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

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.

Century Health Family Service Fund


Established 2000 This fund supports the agencys services as a mental health and substance abuse outpatient clinic and its programming which directly impacts the mental well-being of individuals and families.

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.

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 organizations 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 endowments at the Community Foundation.

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.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Capital Fund


Established 2001 This fund supports the agencys 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.

Boy Scouts / Local Council Fund


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

Findlay Enrichment Program Inc. Fund


Established 2006 This fund was established by the parent group 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Barbara Deerhake Fund


Established 2003 Established by the Community Foundation Board of Trustees to recognize Barbaras years of service as program officer of the L. Dale Dorney Fund and president of the

Funds of the 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.

Hancock County Sheriff - K-9 Unit Fund


Established 2008 This fund supports the Hancock County Sheriffs Departments 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.

Law Enforcement - K-9 Fund


Established 2006 This fund was established to support the Findlay City Police Departments 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.

Owens Community College Success Fund


Established 2010 This fund was established to support the Owens Community College Success program designed to remove financial barriers that impede college enrollment for high school graduates who receive only partial financial aid in the form of government need-based grants. The program provides these students with an additional scholarship that will bridge the gap between their financial aid and the cost of an education at Owens.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund


Established 2002 This fund supports the programs, projects, and capital purchases of the library.

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

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 in honor of the five founding fathers of the Museum Association: Harold Corbin, Jack Harrington, Ed Heminger, Joe Opperman, and Jim Brucklacher.

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.

McClelland Family Student Art Fund


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

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.

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.

Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Winebrenner Theological Seminary Fund


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

to share their good fortune with their home community and with the charitable organizations they have long supported.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund Genealogy


Established 2000 M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the genealogy department of the library.

Hancock Youth Leadership Fund


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

Funds of the Foundation

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Fund


Established 2011 This fund was established by a donoradvised fund of the Community Foundation. This fund will provide general support for C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall.

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 Foundations investment stewardship and ability to manage endowment funds.

Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League Fund


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

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 womens giving circle.

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.

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.

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 Foundations Board of Trustees from 1999-2012 and served as Chairman from 2007-2010.

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.

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.

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.

Tonia and Beckie Dunson Fund


Established 2010 This fund supports Arcadia Local Schools for the benefit of female high school sports above and beyond the normally budgeted items.

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.

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.

Friends of Handbags That Help Fund


Established 2007 This fund supports the administrative costs of the Handbags That Help womens giving circle.

The Family Center Fund


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

Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Greenway Conservancy Fund


Established 2008 This fund was established by Findlay residents, Bert and Marlene Rayl, to encourage and support environmental conservation education. Established 2004 The scholarship, established by Philip and Deb Luginbuhl in memory of their son, is available to students or graduates of Bluffton High School or any rural high school (Allen, Hancock, Hardin or Putnam County) wanting to participate in international student study programs through their college, or as part of the Rotary International Exchange program.

Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Fund


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

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.

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.

James F. and Mary Alys Brucklacher Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust


Established 1995 The Brucklachers established this trust

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Funds of the Foundation

Patricia M. and John M. Luther Fund


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

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.

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.

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.

Marilyns Kids of the Macklin Intergenerational Institute Fund


Established 2005 - Retired in 2011 Gordon Macklin established this fund in memory of his wife, Marilyn, to provide scholarship assistance for intergenerational childcare opportunities for working parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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.

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 Countys administrative needs.

PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP FUNDS


When warranted, we may choose to provide fiscal and program sponsorship for charitable projects that further the mission of the Community Foundation. Program services include the provision of nonprofit status to the project (thus making contributions taxdeductible), acknowledging and managing contributions, and the authorization and payment of grants and expenses from the fund. The primary beneficiaries of program sponsor services are typically new charities without an IRS determination letter and community groups planning a specific short-term project that is clearly charitable in nature.

Richard J. McCall Boy Scout Camping Fund


Established 2000 This fund was established by Dicks 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.

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.

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. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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.

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 ECLIPSe program and Hancock Youth Leadership.

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.

Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation Partnership


Established 2007 This fund supports the efforts of the public-private partnership to expedite the design and development of a long-range flood mitigation plan to alleviate flooding throughout the Blanchard River Watershed.

Tell and Opal Thompson FindlayHancock 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.

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.

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

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
High impact, high involvement, low hassle. A supporting organization is an excellent alternative to a private foundation. You select some of the board members and support the causes you care about most, while enjoying the favorable tax treatment, immediate startup, and ease of

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.

ECLIPSe Endowment Fund


Established 2001 This fund was started with a grant from the Community, Higher Education, and School

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administration associated with working through the Community Foundation.

Arlington School Foundation: Sara Wagner Gast Memorial Fund


Established 2007 This fund, established in memory of Sara by her family, supports the band, cheerleading, and extra-curricular programs at Arlington Local Schools.

The Downtown Findlay Fund


Established 2011 Established by Michael and Anne Mallett, this permanent fund supports projects to revitalize downtown Findlay.

Ralph Russo Family Fund


Established 2003 This fund was created to support the familys charitable interests. A local attorney, Ralph currently serves on the Community Foundations Board of Trustees and served as Chairman from 2010-2012.

Funds of the Foundation

Hancock Properties Foundation


Established 2005 This supporting organization was established to oversee the renovation, development, and administration of the Family Center, a multitenant nonprofit center.

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.

Frank A. & Annett Hollington Guglielmi Family Fund


Established 2000 This supporting established by the their children about continue the familys their community. organization was Guglielmis to teach philanthropy and to tradition of giving to

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.

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.

Frank R. and Mary Jane Cosiano Fund


Established 2005 This fund was created to support the familys charitable interests.

Kneeskern Family Fund


Established 1997 This fund was established to support the familys charitable interests in Tiffin and Seneca County.

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 in Hancock County, Ohio, with priority given to organizations espousing Christian ideals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andy and Mary Ellen Peters Family Fund


Established 2004 This fund supports the familys charitable interests.

Jane J. and Raymond J. Tille, M.D., Fund


Established 1995 Jane and Raymond established this fund to support womens health issues in Hancock County focusing on routine and preventative medical services and education for women in need.

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.

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 Foundations Board of Trustees and the Finance & Investment Committee.

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Funds of the Foundation

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.

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.

Arlington School Foundation: W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Scholarship
Established 2002 This scholarship, established in honor of Sherman and Wanda by their family, is for an Arlington High School senior who participated in sports.

Arlington School Foundation: Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship


Established 2008 This scholarship fund, established by Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt to honor Michaels sister, is for an Arlington High School senior.

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 serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community Foundation including serving as Chairman from 2004-2007 and the Finance & Investment Committee.

Herb S. Aldrich Memorial Scholarship


Established 2004 This scholarship, established in memory of Herb by his family, is for a student athlete from McComb High School.

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.

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.

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 postsecondary education in nursing.

Albert J. Ball Scholarship 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. 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.

Mariann Dana Younger Fund


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

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Investing in deserving students may be the best investment you ever make. A scholarship is an investment in your communitys 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 persons goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your own educational values or those of your family or business. Our program staff tracks performance to ensure students continue to meet the terms for scholarship support.

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.

Arlington School Foundation: Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship


Established 2010 This scholarship, established by the Arlington Athletic Boosters, is for an Arlington High School athlete that 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: 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 greatgrandchildren, is for a graduating senior from Arlington High School who was raised on an operating farm in Hancock County.

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.

Arlington School Foundation Scholarship


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

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Ben Breece Scholarship


Established 2001 This scholarship was established by Bens wife, Midge, daughter, Lynne, and son, Bernie, for a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School or graduate of Millstream Career & Technology Center who resides in the Ottawa-Glandorf school district. The family especially wishes to identify a dedicated student with entrepreneurial aspirations.

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. The scholarship will be for a graduating senior of a state-chartered Hancock County high school. It will be awarded to a student enrolled at an accredited college, university, or technical school with financial need.

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.

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 postsecondary education.

Funds of the Foundation

Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship Kylene Bycynski Memorial Scholarship


Established 1999 This scholarship was established by Sheldon and Elizabeth Bycynski and their daughter, Loresa, in memory of their daughter and sister. It is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who has matured during his or her high school career and has made great strides to get their life on track. 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.

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.

Pat and Jack Brown Scholarship


Established 2010 Pat and Jack Brown established this fund 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, serves on the Hancock Properties Foundation Board, and will serve as the Community Foundations Board of Trustees Chair June 2012.

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 in the arts, including graphic design, music, dance, theatre, broadcasting, or speech.

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.

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 English, writing, or literature.

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.

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.

A Chance to Dance Scholarship


Established 2007 The scholarship fund, established by Judy Reading, provides gifted ballet students with financial assistance to further their dance education.

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.

April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship


Established 2006 This scholarship, established by Aprils family in her memory, supports a soccer player at Findlay High School.

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.

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.

David Egbert Memorial Scholarship


Established 2000 This scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of this local sports writer, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who has earned a varsity letter in baseball or softball while maintaining a strong academic record.

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 their profession, income, or standard of life.
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Findlay City Schools Social Studies Teacher Memorial Scholarship in memory of Charles Robert Clapper, Sheila Lewis, and Mary Ellen Poff
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.

Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship


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

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.

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 as the selection committee.

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.

Jean C. Graham Womens 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 as the selection committee.

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.

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.

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.

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 postsecondary education.

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 future classes of Findlay High School to reach for their dreams.

Earl and Laverne Irons Scholarship


Established 2001 This scholarship, established by family and friends, is dedicated to a Findlay High School graduating senior who has an outstanding record of extracurricular activities. The Findlay Rotary Club serves as the selection committee.

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.

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.

Findlay High School Class of 1956 Scholarship


Established 2006 This 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.

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.

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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.

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 Northwest Ohio pharmacy students who wish to participate, as Brad did, in medical mission trips.

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).

Glendora Mills Scholarship Fund


Established 1999 This fund was created in 1958 by Glendora and Bertha Mills, both teachers at Donnell and Findlay High School, as a loan program for students. At such a time as all loans are paid in full, this fund will operate as a standard scholarship.

Funds of the Foundation

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.

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.

Kyle Johnson Information Technology Scholarship


Established 2004 This scholarship, established by Mike and Ann Johnson in memory of their son, is for a graduating senior from Millstream Career & Technology Center who resides in Hancock County, has been enrolled in the Information Technology Program at Millstream, and plans to continue their studies in that field.

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 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. 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.

Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship


Established 2007 This 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.

Kyle Dean Johnson Super Techie Award


Established 2004 This scholarship, established by Mike and Ann Johnson in memory of their son, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior who has provided technical assistance and participated in at least four theatrical performances during their FHS career.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greg Miller Scholarship


Established 2010 The scholarship, established by the family in honor of Greg, will support a student-athlete at Findlay High School. His love of life and people endeared Greg Miller to the local community.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

John P. 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.

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.

T. R. Shoaff Dance Scholarship


Established 2004 Edward and Judy Reading established this scholarship to honor T. R. Shoaff, Judys father, who served as past president of the Fort Wayne Ballet and as a board member for the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Art School, and Fort Wayne Art Museum. The scholarship assists gifted ballet or dance students with classes, summer study programs, and purchase of pointe shoes.

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.

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 Centers automotive trade programs.

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.

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 the involvement of donors who wish to contribute to the higher education of area youth, but dont wish to establish a named fund.

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.

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 life-long learning. In 2008, their daughters requested that Wendenes 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.

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 agriculturerelated profession.

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.

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.

Cindy Shoupe-Parke Teach and Inspire Scholarship


Established 2011 This scholarship, in memory of Cindy Shoupe-Parke, is for a Hancock County graduating senior who aspires to be a teacher.

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.

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.

Gregory James Shrader Memorial Scholarship


Established 2011 This fund was established in memory of Gregory by his parents, Jeff and Elsa

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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.

parents. This scholarship is for a North Clay High School (IL) graduating senior who has participated in one or more of the following; a varsity sport, the music program, forensics, student government, and debate.

Funds of the Foundation

SEED FUNDS

Mariann Dana Younger 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 is a long-time member of the Community Foundations Board of Trustees.

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.

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 that will be attending The Ohio State University full-time.

How it works:

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.

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

The Seed Fund Program can be used to establish any type of endowment fund: Unrestricted Funds, 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. Once 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 donors 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 for more information.

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.

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.

George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger Memorial Scholarship


Established 2007 Charles and Mariann Younger established this scholarship in memory of Charles

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We extend our deepest gratitude to our donors, who, in 2011, entrusted a total of $1.4 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 sjoseph@community-foundation. com.
Kathy Kreuchauf and Chuck and Mariann Younger

A to Zs Properties LTD. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Nancy Abbey Mr. Prakash and Mrs. Shubha Acharya Advanced Drainage System, Inc. Aetna Giving Campaign Ag Credit Mr. J. Sam and Mrs. Gerri Agin Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Jonna Alexander Mr. James Allen Ms. Sharon Aller Ms. Anna Allison Altria Group Distribution Company American Association University Women Ms. Diana Amstutz Amvets Post #21 Anderson Family Irrev Charitable Lead Trust Mr. Bart and Mrs. Tina Anderson Mrs. Mary Lou Anderson Mrs. Julie Anderson Mr. Robert and Mrs. Karen Anderson Ms. Jean Angle Apple-A-Day (MSN), LLC Ar-Hale Family Foundation, Inc. Arlington Alumni Association Arlington Athletic Boosters Mr. Paul and Mrs. Ruthann Armbruster Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County Mr. Paul and Mrs. Mary Ash Dr. Scott and Mrs. Kelly Atkins Mr. Henry and Mrs. Nanette Aufdencamp 30

Mr. William and Mrs. Joyce Avery Mr. Justin and Mrs. Katie Aydt Mr. Nathaniel Aydt Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Paula Aydt Ms. Robin Ayers Mr. David and Mrs. Anne Baer Mr. James Baker Mr. Albert Ball, Jr. Mr. Lawrence Ball Mrs. Ruth Ball Mr. Jon and Mrs. Amy Ballinger Mr. James and Mrs. Phyllis Barger Mrs. Marcia Barkey Ms. Constance Barron-Smith Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund of TCF for Education Mr. Roger and Mrs. Martha Barton Ms. Kimberly Bash Ms. Kristen Bash Ms. Cheryl Bath Ms. Joan Bauer Mr. Don and Mrs. Patricia Bauman Ms. Judith Bayer Ms. Tina Beall Mr. Garth and Mrs. Lynda Beatty Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Beckett Mr. Gary and Mrs. Wanda Bedlion Beeker Imaging Mr. Edward and Mrs. Nancy Beers Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Judith Bell Mr. Frank and Mrs. Susan Bell

Mr. Robert Bell Mr. Scott and Mrs. Linda Beltz Ms. Patricia Benavides Mr. Roger and Mrs. Deb Benson Bentwell Collision Ms. Mary Jacquelyn Berger Mr. William and Mrs. Andrea Bernzott Mr. Roger and Mrs. Nancy Best Ms. Michelle Beucler Mr. Robert Biggs Birchaven Village Ms. Chris Bishop Mr. Gary and Mrs. Patricia Bishop Mr. James and Mrs. Cecelia Bishop Mr. Paul and Mrs. Shirley Bishop Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mildred Bishop Mr. Roger and Mrs. Nancy Bishop Ms. Jeri Bjorling Mr. Bob and Mrs. Shirley Black Mr. Jason Blackford Blanchard Valley Hospital Bobs Used Cars Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Nicole Bockrath Ms. Nancy J. Bolton Frances L. Boltze Ms. Jennifer Bookwalter Mr. J. Brooks and Mrs. Ann Bosse Mr. Barry and Mrs. Kelly Boutwell Mrs. Sara Bova Mr. Richard and Mrs. Judith Boyle

Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Cynthia Brabson Miss Jessica R. Braddock Mr. Michael and Mrs. Carolyn Braddock Mr. James and Mrs. Denise Brady Mrs. Barbara Brahm Mrs. Betty Brandman Mr. Francis and Mrs. Cynthia Brennan Mr. Dale and Mrs. Sue Briggs Ms. Sharon Brondes Ms. Ann Brooks Mr. David and Mrs. Michelle Brossia Mr. Byron and Mrs. Julie Brown Mr. Camden Brown Ms. Kathleen Brubaker Mr. James and Mrs. Mary Brucklacher Mr. Jerry Brumbaugh and Mrs. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Ms. Deborah Brumley Ms. Dorothy Bruns Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Kristi Bryant Mrs. Leah Buchanan Ms. Lindley Buchas Mr. Brian and Mrs. Kerri Buck Ms. Cheryl Buckland Mr. Brian Buckley Mr. Daniel and Dr. Heidi Budke Ellen Bugay Mrs. Patricia Bunge Mr. Carl and Mrs. Adeline Burbach Mr. Larry and Mrs. Cheryl Burns Mr. Craig and Mrs. Lori Beth Burnside

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Rita Henschen, Jane McCleary, Tracy McMath

John Urbanski, Karen Eubanks, Chuck Stumpp

Ron and Marge Kruse

Our Donors

Mr. Bobbie Burrell Mrs. Joyce Burrell Mr. Norm and Mrs. Judy Burrell Mr. Larry and Mrs. Janelle Busdeker Ms. Carole Byal Mrs. Muriel Byers Mrs. Pauline Byers Byproduct Sales & Distribution LLC Mrs. Marilyn Byrne Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mariann Byrne C. Richard Kamerer Rev Liv Trust Mr. Jim and Mrs. Karen Cajka Ms. Clair Carty and Ms. Sheryl Pethers Mr. Mark Cassin Central Parent Teacher Organization Charles Construction Services, Inc. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Kay Chesebro Mrs. Lynn Child Mr. Roger and Mrs. Cynthia Christman Mr. William and Mrs. Sharon Church Dr. John Cindric Jr. and Mrs. Jean Cindric Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Catherine Clark Mr. John and Mrs. S. Jeannine Clark Mr. Bob and Mrs. Cindy Cleary Mr. Mike and Mrs. Kara Clouse Mr. Albert Coates Jr. and Mrs. Pamela Coates Mr. Barry and Mrs. Georgianna Cobb Mrs. Nora Cochran Mr. David and Mrs. Laurie Cody Ms. Elizabeth Colatruglio

Mr. K.C. and Mrs. Anni Collette Mr. David and Mrs. Beth Comer Mr. James and Mrs. Sue Compton Mr. Larry and Mrs. Shirley Copeland Mr. David and Mrs. Carolyn Copus Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Corbett Mr. David and Mrs. Doris Corey Dr. Frank and Mrs. Kim Cosiano Dr. Frank and Mrs. Mary Jane Cosiano Mr. Richard and Mrs. Janice Cotten Ms. Lou Ann Cousino Mr. Jack and Mrs. Betty Cramer Mr. Roger and Mrs. Christine Cramer Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Jennifer Crawford Mr. Mark and Mrs. Kathy Creighton Ms. Linda Crews Mrs. Anita Criblez Mrs. Angela Crist Mrs. Irma Cronenwett Mr. Eric and Mrs. Marta Crow Mrs. Charlotte Cullum Mr. Fred Cvar Jr. and Mrs. Joan Cvar Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Peg Dailey Dancers Pointe Mr. Gary and Mrs. Susan Davidson Hon. Allan Davis Mrs. Claire Davis Mr. Grant and Mrs. Audrey Davis Ms. Jane Davis Mr. Martin and Mrs. Kay Davis

Mr. Lester and Mrs. B.J. Davis Mr. Roger and Mrs. Judith Davis Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Judy Davis Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Kathryn Day Mr. John and Mrs. Helen Deamicis Mr. Dan and Mrs. Linda DeArment Ms. Dolly Deary Ms. Barbara Deerhake DeHaven Home and Garden Denham Capital Management LLC Mr. Jeremy and Mrs. Courtney Deter Ms. Shirley Dickey Mr. J. L. and Mrs. Nancy Dillon DJSM Williams Trust Donnell Middle School Parents Advisory Counci Ms. Julie Donnell Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Kathleen Donnell Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Catherine Donovan Dr. Jana Doone Dr. Stan and Mrs. Lela Doty Stan K. Doty, D.D.S. Mr. William and Mrs. Maile Doyle Mr. Thomas D. Drake Ms. Jane Dukes Rettig Mr. John and Mrs. Catherine Dunham Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Nancy Dutton Mrs. Barbara Dysinger Dr. Nancy Dysinger Mr. Robert and Mrs. Betty Dzierzak Mr. R.A. Eakin

Ms. Vanessa Edwards Mr. Mark and Mrs. Susan Egbert Ms. Myra Egbert Mrs. Lynette Ellerbrock Mr. Matthew Ellerbrock D.C. Ericka Parker LLC Ms. Eleanor Erickson Mr. Edward and Mrs. Virginia Erner Ms. Deborah Eschenbacher Ms. Leigh Esper Mr. James Essinger Mrs. Vickie Essinger Mr. John and Mrs. Janet Fahl Fairlawn Neighborhood Mr. F. William and Mrs. Janet Fawley Mrs. Betty Fell Mr. Roger and Dr. Katherine Fell Ms. Mary Fell Mr. Jon and Mrs. Eleanor Fellers Mr. Rodney Fellows Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank Downtown Employees Mr. Paul and Mrs. Ellen Finch Findlay Area Golf Association Findlay Area Swim Team, Inc. Findlay City Schools Administrative Office Findlay Country Club Findlay Education Association Findlay Family Practice Findlay Firefighters Local 381
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Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation Findlay High School Class of 1951 Findlay High School Breakfast Club Findlay High School Athletic Dept. Findlay High School Class of 1956 Findlay Moose Findlay Publishing Company Findlay Rotary Club Findlay Rotary Foundation, Inc. Findlay Surgery Center Findlays Tall Timbers Distribution Center Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation FIndlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce First Presbyterian Church of Findlay Mrs. Beverly Fisher Mr. Michael and Mrs. Sharon Fisher Mrs. Anita Fitzgerald Flag City Truck & Equipment, Inc. Mrs. Beth Flowers Fortunaires Club Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. J. Eugene and Mrs. Deborah Foster Mrs. Aleta Foust Frank Berry Trucking Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Julia Frankart Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Cartha Franks Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2291 Mrs. Janet Frech Mr. William and Mrs. Thelma Freed Friends of the McComb Public Library Frigidare Company Mr. Dale and Mrs. Sharon Fundum Mr. Claude Funk Jr. and Mrs. Mary Funk Mr. Robert and Mrs. Judith Gaffga Ms. Lynda Gallant Mr. Gilbert Garcia and Ms. Carrie Ann Graf Ms. Dorothy Garwood Mr. David and Mrs. Barbara Gasior Ms. Anne Gates Mr. Richard and Mrs. Patricia Gauthier Mr. George and Mrs. Deborah Gavaletz Mr. William and Mrs. Meribeth Geaman Mr. Richard and Mrs. Barbara Gebhardt Mr. Larry and Mrs. Janet Gerken Gilker Shoupe Family Charitable Foundation Mr. Rick and Mrs. Christa Gillfillan Mr. Jack Glick Mr. Michael and Mrs. Karen Godfrey Mr. Roger and Mrs. Jane Gossman Mr. Alan Graf, Jr. and Mrs. Susan Graf Mrs. Jean C. Graham Mrs. Heather Granger Mr. Albert and Mrs. Joy Green 32

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Sarah Foster and Dr. Katherine Fell

Claire Davis and Isabelle Pratt

Dave Healy and Kevin Richardson

Mr. Daniel Green Mr. Jason and Mrs. Melissa Greenlee Mr. Henry and Mrs. Laura Greinke Mrs. Gina Griffith Mr. Donald and Mrs. Lynda Grimes Mr. Dave and Mrs. Teresa Grine Mrs. Linda Gruenemeyer GSW Manuafacturing H & K Financial Services Dr. Fred and Mrs. Mary Halvorsen Mrs. Evelyn Hamilton Mr. Chris and Mrs. Mary Beth Hammond Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau Hancock County Educational Service Center Handbags That Help Womens Giving Circle Mrs. Sandra Hansen Mr. Larry and Mrs. Vicki Hardesty Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Pam Hardy Mrs. Sara Harrington Ms. Theonne Harris Mr. Jack and Mrs. Jean Harshbarger Mr. Alan and Mrs. Sally Hartzell Mr.John and Mrs. Bobbye Haughawout Mr. T. Stephen Hauser TTEE Mrs. Sherri Haushalter Mrs. Carol Hauzie Dr. Philip and Mrs. Peggy Havens Ms. Henrietta Hayes Mr. David and Mrs. Suzi Healy Ms. Barbara Heamon Heck Rentals Mr. James and Mrs. Janice Heinrich

Mrs. Kathy Heintschel Mr. Edwin Heminger Mr. Gary and Mrs. Jane Heminger Mr. Robert and Mrs. Denise Henning Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Anne Hermiller Mr. Steven and Mrs. Bonita Herold Mr. Richard and Mrs. Waltraud Herr Mr. Gary and Mrs. Shirley Hewitt Mr. Darwin and Mrs. Betty Hile Mr. Fred and Mrs. Cheryl Hile Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Nicol Hinesman Mr. Harold and Mrs. Judy Hinkle Mrs. Betty Hipp Mrs. Jacqueline Hitchings Mr. Michael Hogan Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Diane Hogue Mr. Merle and Mrs. Diane Hohman Mr. James and Mrs. Debra Holmes Mrs. Theresa Hooper Dr. William and Mrs. Sandra Hopkins Hosler-Corbin Insurance Agency Mrs. Lisa Houck Mr. Robert and Mrs. Sheila Huber Mr. Merle Hummell Hunt Family Trust Ms. Marilyn Huston Ms. Nancy Hutchinson Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Hyle Mrs. Alda Hymes Mr. Hugo and Mrs. Viola Ibarra Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Eilene Inbody Mr. Edward and Mrs. JoAnne Ingold

Mr. Douglas Irons Mr. James Irons Mr. Robert and Mrs. Sharon Irons Mr. James and Mrs. Ann Jaffe Mr. Darol Jameson Mr. Ted and Mrs. Carol Jastal Mr. Gary and Mrs. Patricia Jay Ms. Darla Johannsen Mr. Philip and Mrs. Kristen Johnson Mr. Ramon and Mrs. Johanna Johnson Mrs. Mary Johnston Mr. Lyle and Mrs. Melinda Jolliff Ms. Lois Jordan Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Louanne Joseph Mrs. Michele Joseph Mr. Thomas Joseph and Mrs. Carol Dale-Joseph Mr. Gary and Mrs. Nancy Junker Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Jenna Jurosic Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Marie Jurosic Mr. Warren and Mrs. Judy Kahn Mr. Roger Kapeluck and Mrs. Virginia Pilstl Mr. Bryan and Mrs. Ann Karhoff Mr. Kevin Karhoff Mr. David and Mrs. Joan Katz Mr. Myron and Mrs. Mary Kauffman Mr. Jerome Kauper Ms. Karen Kehrl Mr. Mark and Mrs. Patricia Kelbley Keneco Distributors Mr. George and Mrs. Susan Kentris Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Kelly Kepner Mr. Wiljo and Mrs. Eloise Kesatie

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John and Lynne Calvelage

Tammy Stahl and Jim Johnston

Kathy Morgan, Jackie Hitchings, Julie Williamson -Wright

Dr. and Mrs. William Kibbey Mr. John E. King Mr. David and Mrs. Lisa Kirk Mrs. Diana Kirk Mrs. Kerry Kirk Mrs. Kolleen Kirk-Rill Mr. John and Mrs. Nancy Kissh Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Klein Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Betsy Klein Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Kay Kochheiser Mr. James and Mrs. Bonnie Koehler Mr. John and Mrs. Robin Koehler Kohls Cares for Kids Ms. Stephanie Kollm Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Kristina Kosch Dr. William and Mrs. Kay Kose Mrs. Andrea Kramer Wilcox Mr. Jeffery and Mrs. Marjorie Kranz Mr. Eric and Mrs. Karen Ann Krepps Mrs. Katherine Kreuchauf Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Cindy Kroetz Mr. Vic Krout Mr. Kraig and Mrs. Linda Kruchbach Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Marjorie Kruse Mrs. Gwen Kuenzli Mr. Steve Kuhlman Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Pat Kujawa Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Janet Kulczak Mr. Eric and Mrs. Lisa Kurjan Mr. Robert and Mrs. Kimberly LaClair Ladies Bridge Club Ms. Linda Lafferty

Dr. David and Mrs. Amy Lai Mr. Blair and Mrs. Tina Lane Mr. Reece and Mrs. Grace Lane Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Laura LaPlant LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac Mr. James Larkins TTEE Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Pamela Lather Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Karmen Lauth Mr. Albert and Mrs. Linda Laux Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Kathy Lear Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Nichole Lee Mr. Richard and Mrs. April Lehman Ms. Heliodora Lengel Mr. Christopher Leuthold Mr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Lindenschmidt Mr. George and Mrs. Debra Lishawa Mr. William and Mrs. Margaret Lobb Ms. Barbara Lockard Mr. Al and Mrs. Mimi Lodge Dr. Sean and Mrs. Karen Logan Mr. Robert and Mrs. Linda Lotz Mr. Werner and Mrs. Rosemary Luedeker Ms. Elaine Lugo Mr. Larry and Mrs. Sondra Lunn Lupus Foundation Ms. Rebecca Luscz Mrs. Patricia Luther Mrs. Jennifer Lysaght Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Libby MacDonald Mr. Scott Mackin Ms. Dorothy Maclaren Madeleine T. Schneider Fund of the Community Foundation

Mr. Robert and Mrs. Donna Mains Mr. John and Mrs. Denese Malacos Mrs. Margaret Malaney Mrs. Ann Malarky Dr. Richard Malcolm Mr. Brandon Malec Mr. Thomas Malone Dr. Ray and Mrs. Marilyn Manahan Marathon Petroleum Corp. Mr. L. Scott Reule and Mrs. Allison Marquart Reule Mr. Clyde and Mrs. Donna Mason Ms. Kathy Mason Maxs Dairy Bar Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Phyllis McAdoo Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Jeanne McCaffrey Mr. Steve and Mrs. Linda McClain Mr. Michael and Mrs. Ann McClelland Mr. Jack and Mrs. Eleanor McCoy Mr. D. James and Mrs. Barbara McDaniel Ms. Margaret McDowell Gene Gault McEvoy M.S. W., L.I.S.W. Mrs. Gene McEvoy Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Deborah McKinzie Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Tracy McMath Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Lori Meckstroth Mr. Darryl and Mrs. Linda Menerey MEPAC Match Program Dr. Blaise and Mrs. Jan Mercadante Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Rosalie Meredith Ms. Carol Metzger-Sturgeon Dr. Matthew Michaels Mid-American Football Officials Association

Mr. Don and Mrs. Judy Mieure Hon. Lydia Mihalik Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Deborah Mihalik Mr. Larry and Mrs. Patricia Miles Mrs. Tricia Miles Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Jeannette Miller Mr. Brian and Mrs. Julia Miller Mr. Bryan and Mrs. Karen Miller Dr. Cheryl Miller Miller, Gardner, & Company LLC Mr. James Miller Ms. Jan Miller Mr. Leslie and Mrs. Mary Miller Mr. Lester Miller Mr. Mark and Mrs. Linda Miller Mr. Rex and Mrs. Marilyn Miller Mr. Rick and Mrs. Katherine Miller Mr. George and Mrs. Pauline Milligan Millstream Singers Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Jane Minch Ms. Lucinda Mires-Peebles MLS, Inc. Mr. John and Mrs. Judith Moffett Mr. Keith and Mrs. Joyce Mohr Mr. Michael and Mrs. Debra Momany Mr. Teddy and Mrs. Karen Moneer Mr. Dave and Mrs. Kris Monroe Mr. J. Kipp and Mrs. Katherine Monroe Mrs. Jeanne Monroe Mr. Robert and Mrs. Sharon Montgomery Mr. John and Mrs. Barbara Montgomery Mrs. Ann Moore Ms. Patricia Moore Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Moorhead Mr. Dana and Mrs. Kathryn Morgan Ms. Jane Morrin Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marilyn Morse Mrs. Amber Moser Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jennifer Mowery Ms. Vera M. Musgrave Mr. J.M. and Mrs. P.A. Musser Dr. Bruce Mutchler, DDS Mrs. Barbara Muzy Mr. Fred Nanamaker III and Mrs. Ann Nanamaker Mr. Robert and Mrs. Judith Nardiello Mrs. Lindsay Needler-Turner Ms. Dionne Neubauer Mr. Mark and Mrs. Rita Newcomer Mr. Gilbert and Mrs. Linda Newton Mr. Rod and Mrs. Barbra Nichols Mr. G. Norman and Mrs. Patricia Nicholson
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Our Donors

Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Doris Niekamp Mrs. Beth Niemeyer Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc. Mr. Gary and Mrs. Greta Noakes Mr. Vaughn and Mrs. Susan Noe Ms. Marcella Nolte Mr. William and Mrs. Marilyn Nonnamaker Northview Bigelow Hill PTO Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mr. Richard and Mrs. Jacquelyn Norton Mr. Keith and Mrs. Kathy Nusbaum Mr. John Nye Mr. Chirstopher and Mrs. Tina ODell Ms. Jane ONeil Mr. James and Mrs. Colette Obrien Ohio Automotive Supply Co. Ms. Carol Oken Mr. John Olesky and Mrs. Cyndy Polen Olesky Ms. Mary Lou Oliver Mr. Todd and Mrs. Lynn Oliver Mr. Mark and Mrs. Terry Olthouse Ms. Ruthellen Ondrus Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Bonnie Orians Dr. Stephen and Dr. Ami Orr Mrs. Dina Ostrander Hon. Michael and Mrs. Pat Oxley Mr. Carleton Palmer III and Mrs. Rosanna Palmer Mrs. Margaret Palmer Mr. James and Mrs. Mahrokh Palte Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Susan Pancake Mr. Brian Parke Mr. Gus Parke Mr. Larry and Mrs. Ilene Parke Mr. Richard W. Parke Mr. William and Mrs. Anne Parker Mr. Neal and Mrs. Jill Parsons Mr. Harold and Mrs. Linda Paul Mr. Michael and Mrs. Jane Peak Mr. Garry and Mrs. Kathleen Peiffer Ms. Judith Pelphrey Ms. Martha Perry Mr. Dave Peterman Mr. Steven Cotner and Mrs. Deborah Peters Mr. Andy and Mrs. Mary Ellen Peters Mr. Milton and Mrs. Carol Peters Mr. Dale and Mrs. Annette Peverly Pfeiffer Family CLT Mrs. Robin Pfeiffer Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Angie Pfirsch Ms. Brenda S. Phillips Ms. Sandra Piech 34

Our Donors

Leah Buchanan and Mary Johnston

Jeff and Leslye Winkle

Keith DuVernay, Jerry Murray, Mary Beth Hammond

Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Susan Pierret Pinpoint Properties Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Susan Ploszaj Ms. Sue Plotts Mr. Brian and Mrs. Mary Plumb Plumbline Consulting, LLC Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Kathryn Pogue Mr. Scott and Mrs. Erin Poling Mr. Peter and Mrs. Sallee Poole Mrs. Isabelle Pratt Hon. Vernon and Mrs. Debby Preston Mr. Tony and Mrs. Marti Price Proceeds of Bobby C. Burrell Golf Outing Proceeds of Bradley Joseph Golf Outing Proceeds of Central Middle School Idol Proceeds of ENGAGE Fundraiser Proceeds of FHS Alumni Hockey Tournament Proceeds of Fundraiser for Punk and Martha Mains Scholarship Fund Proceeds of Greg Miller Fundraiser Proceeds of the Herb Aldrich Memorial Golf Outing Proceeds of Jeremy Shock Softball Tournament Proceeds of Pointe of the Evening Proceeds of Water Bottle Sale Proceeds of Zach Morgan Memorial 3v3 Soccer Tournament Mr. Harry and Mrs. Cynthia Provan Pry Professional Group Mr. C. Nicholas and Mrs. Betsy Pry PUKKA, Inc. Mr. Harold and Mrs. Leonora Pulcini Quality Benefit Services, Ltd.

Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Janet Quarrie Ms. Shirley Quellhorst Mr. Lynn and Mrs. Melanie Radabaugh Mr. Joe and Mrs. Rebecca Rader Mr. Bert and Mrs. Marlene Rayl Mr. Robert Reagan and Mrs. Diane Cieslikowski Reagan Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Irene Recker Mr. Bradley and Mrs. Kaylene Redman Mr. John and Mrs. Kathleen Redman Ms. Marian Reed Mrs. Jo Ann Reeds Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Carol Reid Mr. Larry and Mrs. Linda Reigle Reineke Ford Lincoln Mercury Dr. J. Alec and Mrs. Sandra Reinhardt Mr. Jeffrey Reinhardt Mr. Doug and Mrs. Debbie Reynolds Mrs. Donna Ridenour Mrs. Robin Ridge Hon. Richard J. Rinebolt Mr. Mike and Mrs. Barbara Risser Dr. B. J. and Mrs. Mildred Roberts Mr. James Roberts Mr. Keith and Mrs. Tammy Robinson Mr. Norman and Mrs. Carol Roessing Mr. David and Mrs. Christina Romick Mrs. Connie Rooney Roppe Corporation Mr. John and Mrs. Helen Rose Ms. Elaine Rosenthal Mr. Todd and Mrs. Susan Rosenthal Ms. Ainsley Roth

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Martha Rothey Hon. Reginald and Mrs. Barbara Routson Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Pamela Routson Mr. Harold and Mrs. Janet Rowe Mr. William and Mrs. Marylou Rowe Mrs. Donna Ruse Mr. Ralph Russo and Mrs. Nancy Moody-Russo Rustic Razor Barber Shop Ms. Teresa Rutland Mr. Charles Rutledge, Jr. and Mrs. Jolyn Rutledge Mr. Stephen Sachs and Mrs. Beth Jolliff-Sachs Mrs. Suzanne Sackmann Ms. Barbara Sattler Ms. Alice Saul Ms. Carolyn Savage Mr. Louis and Mrs. Lee Ann Savage Mr. Jan Scales Mr. Paul Schaaf Ms. Lisa Schaller Mrs. Mary Jo Schaller Schoonmaker Family Charitable Lead Trust Mr. William and Mrs. Jovony Schrensky Mr. Robert and Mrs. Arlene Schriner Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Kathleen Schulte Ms. Mary Schulte Mr. Franklin and Mrs. Rebecca Schultz Ms. Amanda Schumacher Mr. Dan and Mrs. Janet Schwartz Ms. Kathryn Schweitzer Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Beth Schweitzer Dr. Craig and Dr. Maria Sellers Mr. David and Mrs. Lisabeth Seman

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Separate Property Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Kelly Settlage Mr. William and Mrs. Laura Shaffer Mr. Richard and Mrs. Barbara Sheehan Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Sherrie Sheehan Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Kathy Sheets Mr. Jim Shepard Ms. Phyllis Shoaff Dr. Donna Shoupe and Mr. Lee Hellmuth Mr. Robert and Mrs. Judy Shoupe Mrs. Wendene W. Shoupe Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Terri Shrader Mr. James and Mrs. Sue Shrader Mr. Jeff and Mrs. Elsa Shrader Ms. Alisa Siebeneck McLin Mr. Frank Siebeneck Dr. Sue Perrott Siferd Mr. W. E. and Mrs. M. D. Siferd Mr. Michael and Mrs. Christine Sigman Mrs. Ami Simmermeyer Mr. C. Elwin and Mrs. Denise Simon Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Anne Simunovich Mr. Peter and Mrs. Diane Siska Skeeter Swatter Mr. David and Mrs. Betty Slough Mr. Richard Smenner Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Julie Smith Mr. Grady Smith Mrs. Karen Smith Mr. Mark Smith and Mrs. Phyllis Stover-Smith Mr. Paul and Mrs. Wanda Smith Dr. Richard and Mrs. P.C. Smith Mr. Ron and Mrs. Nancy Smith Mrs. Linda Spahr Mr. Stephen Spangler Mr. Michael and Mrs. Susie Spragg Mr. Robert and Mrs. Connie Sprague Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Diana Sprouse Mr. John and Mrs. Francie Stafford Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Tammy Stahl Mr. Jon and Mrs. Maureen Stansberry Mrs. Elaine Stansberry Starling Designs Interior Landscaping Mr. Marvin and Mrs. Ann Stechschulte Ms. Ann Steinman Mr. Maynard Steinman Mrs. Nancy Stephani Mr. Duane and Mrs. Judith Stephens Mr. Scott and Mrs. Julie Stevens Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Brenda Stevenson Dr. Bobby Stinson II and Mrs. Caylee Stinson Mrs. Eveline P. Stitt

Mr. Charles and Mrs. Carol Stocking Ms. Sandra Stoll Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Robin Stone Mr. Al Stoneburner Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Jeanne Stoner Ms. Jane Stout Ms. Rita M. Stozich Mr. Charles Stumpp, Jr. and Mrs. Kim Stumpp Mr. Larry and Mrs. Kathryn Summers Sun Express Tanning Mr. Marvin and Mrs. Phyllis Sunderman Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Marie Swaisgood Mr. Jason and Mrs. Jennifer Swartzlander Mr. Hugh and Mrs. Sondra Tavernier Mr. Dale Tea, Jr. and Mrs. Holly Tea Mr. Neil and Mrs. Barbara Teatsworth Ms. Amy Tebbe Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Denise Tebbe Mr. Richard and Ms. Betty Tevis Mr. Graham and Mrs. Denise Thomas Mr. Jack and Mrs. Midge Thomas Mr. Richard Thomas Mr. John and Mrs. Donda Thomasson Mrs. Christine Thornton Mr. Jack and Mrs. Margaret Tidd Mrs. Jane Tille Mr. John Tinsman and Ms. Amy Baxter Tom Heimann Enterprises Inc. Touch Consulting, LTD Mr. Matt and Mrs. Julie Traver Mr. Jon Treece Ms. Jo Ann Trice Tuffy Auto Service University of Findlay Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Laura Upson Mr. Frank and Mrs. Merry Valentin Mr. J. Randall and Mrs. Jane Ann Van Dyne Mr. Raymond VanGunten III and Mrs. Jeanne VanGunten Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Laurie Vaupel VFW Post 6067

Ms. Kathleen Vielhaber Mr. Lawrence Vielhaber Ms. Anne Visser Mr. George and Mrs. Therese Vogel Ms. Beth Waddell Mr. William Waddell Ms. Cherie Wagner Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Estate Mr. T. Michael and Mrs. Tamara Wallace Mrs. Julia Walsh Mr. Larry and Mrs. Julie Walters Mr. Dale and Mrs. Beth Warnecke Warner Buick-Nissan Mr. David and Mrs. Angela Warye Mr. Jack and Mrs. G. Jeanne Wasbro Dr. Rick and Mrs. Debra Watson Ms. Karen Watt Mr. Scott and Mrs. Rebecca Weasel Mr. Michael and Mrs. Jane Webber Mr. Nate and Mrs. Sarah Weihrauch Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jennifer Weissling Mr. Philip and Mrs. Kathryn Weller Mr. James and Mrs. Carol Wells Ms. Christine Wentling Mrs. Karen Wentz Mr. Michael and Mrs. Marcia Whalen Mr. John Wheeler Whirlpool Corporation - Findlay Division Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Marjorie White Mr. James and Mrs. Rebecca Wick Mr. Robert and Mrs. Nancy Wilczynski Mrs. Nancy Wilder Mr. Barton and Mrs. Susan Williams Mr. Brian and Mrs. Lisa Williams Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Debbie Williams Mr. Jack and Mrs. Marsha Williams Mr. Michael and Mrs. Laura Williams Ms. Rosanna Williams Mrs. Susan Williams Mrs. Julie Williamson Wright

David Wilkins Fund of Greater Houston Community Foundation Mr. Gary and Mrs. Mary Wilson Mr. Stanley Wilson Wingate Body Shop Ms. Donna Wingate Mr. J. Theodore and Mrs. Fritzi Winkeljohn Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Leslye Winkle Mrs. Joan Winkle Mr. Ivan and Mrs. Judy Withrow Mr. Lee and Mrs. Helen Wittenmyer Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jane Wittenmyer Dr. Dean and Mrs. Pat Wittwer Ms. Barbara Wobser Mr. David and Mrs. Janet Wobser Mr. Jeffrey Wobser Mr. Michael and Mrs. Beth Wong Mrs. Carri Wurm Mr. Dan and Mrs. Aleta Yates Dr. J. Yoneji Mrs. Betty Young Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Betty Youngberg Mr. Charles Younger Mr. Christopher Younger Mrs. Mariann Younger Mr. Paul Younger Mr. Scott Younger Mrs. Beth Zachrich Mr. John and Mrs. Pamela Zelinsky Dr. Emil and Mrs. Joyce Ziegler Mr. Mark and Mrs. Antoinette Ziemniak Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Melanie Ziemniak Mr. Michael and Mrs. Korin Ziemniak Mrs. Virginia Ziemniak Mr. Wilbert and Mrs. Rose Zimmerly Zonta Club of Findlay Mr. Richard Zunkiewicz

Our Donors

Community is at the heart of who we are. Giving back is why we exist. And we do it by partnering with people just like you. Since 1992, thousands of individuals have made gifts totaling $75 million to the Community Foundation to benefit Findlay and Hancock County forever. To each and every one of you, thank you! Katherine Kreuchauf
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Grants Awarded

Gr ants Awarded

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall
$24,230/three years Initiating a corporate branding project.

Cancer Patient Services


$100,000/three years Creating a coping skills program for newly-diagnosed cancer patients.

Grants in 2011 reached $2.1 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.

Camp Fire USA, Northwest Ohio Council


$3,500/one year Supporting the Tell the Story video project to effectively market the organization.

CASA/GAL of Hancock County


$37,500/three years Developing processes, practices, and resources to expand Guardian ad Litem services to children involved in the courts as a result of paternity, custody and/or delinquency.

The 3/50 Project


The Chamber Foundation brought Cinda Baxter, the founder of The 3/50 Project and a social networking pioneer, to speak in Findlay on March 30, 2011 about The 3/50 Project: Building Business from the Ground Up. The 3/50 Project encourages the community to shop at local, independently owned businesses rather than national chain stores to reclaim community dollars. Many businesses in Findlay, such as Riecks Gallery and Dietsch Brothers, support and encourage this program. This program was partially funded through a presidents discretionary grant from the Robert L. and Dortha W. Stober Fund, the Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Fund, and the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Fund of the Community Foundation.

COMPETITVE GRANTS
These grants were awarded from the unrestricted endowment funds established at the Community Foundation.

City of Findlay, Health Department


$22,000/one year Providing support for a Hancock County Community Health Assessment in order to obtain current data on issues impacting community wellbeing. (detail see page 7)

Artful EDUtainment
$2,600/one year Partially funding a strategic planning process.

Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation


$25,000/one year Issuing a challenge grant for a bicentennial mural.

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County


$10,000/three years Supporting a newly created Senior Concert Series that will provide performing arts concerts for senior citizens. $40,000/one year Funding a Central Auditorium feasibility study.

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$95,900/three years Providing a Social Security disability project specialist for Hancock County. (detail see page 6)

Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation


$15,000/one year Host a CommunityREAD event which highlighted the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova. (detail see page 49) $20,682/two years Offering service-learning teacher mini-grants and trainings in Hancock County. $53,146/one year Serving over 40,000 Hancock County residents annually through principal reduction on The Family Center.

Blanchard Valley Industries


$12,000/one year Creating a strategic business plan.

Boy Scouts of America


$50,000/three years Supporting the Learning for Life program for local youth to explore vocational interests and develop character.
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$400,000/one year Serving over 40,000 Hancock County residents annually through debt service on The Family Center.

Expanding Agency On Aging Services


The Hancock County Agency on Aging developed a four-faceted evidence-based fitness and wellness program that addresses a broad range of fitness and wellness issues. The four programs are medication management therapy, enhance wellness, enhance fitness and brain fitness. Medication therapy management is a partnership of the pharmacist, the patient or his caregiver, and other health professionals that promotes the safe and effective use of medications and helps patients achieve the targeted outcomes from medication therapy. Enhance Wellness is a support team for elderly individuals to help them reach their health goals. Enhance Fitness is an exercise plan that has the ability to be as challenging as the individual wishes it to be and focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics, and strength training exercises. The class is proven to increase strength, boost energy levels, and elevate mood. A final component of the program will be the purchase of brain fitness software for clients that will be implemented in coordination with the Alzheimers Association. The fitness and wellness program was partially funded by a grant from the Anna Van Gorder Fund, the M. Margaret Foster Health Fund, the Richard & Lynn McCord Fund, the George Countryman Fund, and the Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Fund of the Community Foundation.

Hancock Christian Clearing House


$15,000/three years Providing emergency dental assistance.

Gr ants Awarded

Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children


$8,000/one year Building agency capacity through an audit and Center accreditation.

Hancock County Educational Service Center


$1,268/one year Supporting the Alternative Opportunity Center servicelearning projects.

Hancock Park District


$15,000/one year Purchasing a portable planetarium that can be utilized by all residents of Hancock County.

National Alliance of Mental Illness of Hancock County


$36,385/three years Initiating a corporate branding project.

Project H.O.P.E. Equine Assisted Therapies, Inc.


$25,000/three years Providing psycho-educational programming using horses to address bullying, thinking errors and selfesteem issues with local youth. (detail see page 41)

services needed to enable them to maintain/regain independence.

University of Findlay
$7,500/two years Initiating Communication Matters: Public Relations Bootcamp for Nonprofit Organizations. $36,200/three years Providing support for University of Findlay students to help local K-12 students develop intercultural sensitivity through experiential learning.

$73,600/one year Implementing Threat Assessment Management programs in Findlay and Hancock County high schools and The Family Center.

Van Buren Elementary School


$3,050/one year Expanding the Van Buren Medieval Garden.

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio


$4,173/one year Offering individualized services such as low vision evaluation and training to 18 Hancock County residents who could not otherwise afford to access the

TOTAL 2011 COMPETITIVE GRANTS = $1,136,734

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PRESIDENTS DISCRETIONARY GRANTS


The Community Foundation offers a limited number of Presidents Discretionary grants. Discretionary grants fund urgent or special requests that are outside of the Community Foundations 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.

Hancock Historical Museum


The Hancock Historical Museum carries out a variety of programs throughout the year to benefit Findlay and Hancock County. Grants are made from donor-advised funds and supporting organizations of the Community Foundation to support the many programs the Historical Museum has to offer. For school-aged children, the museum hosts a Fifth Grade Hands on History program, a Fourth Grade Government Program, and Girl Scout badge-earning workshops. For adults, there are monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series presentations, a Senior Symposium for senior residential care centers, and various workshops. Over the summer, Renee Smith from the Historical Museum presented Local Womens Organizations to residents of Birchaven.

Gr ants Awarded

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County


$2,500/one year Supporting a free military band holiday concert at Central Middle School.

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership


$1,625/six months Creation of demonstration rain garden at The Family Center. (detail see page 13)

Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation


$1,545/six months Promoting Findlays Bicentennial.

Hancock Park District


$1,200 /one year Providing access to free summer music through Riverside Concert Series. (detail see page 45)

Campfire USA of Northwest Ohio Council


$335/six months 2012 Gold Youth Award sponsor.

Findlay-Hancock County Alliance Foundation


$2,500/six months Partially funding a greenhouse at Blanchard Valley Industries as part of Hancock Leadership 11 class project. $2,500/six months Bringing a national expert on buy local initiatives to speak in Hancock County. (detail see page 36) $2,500/six months Contributing to initiation of Downtown Findlay Coordinator position.

Toledo Opera
$1,545/six months Exposing children at local elementary schools to operatic performance.

Cancer Patient Services


$675/six months Providing application fee for Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organization certification.

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall
$250/six months Providing school supplies to hundreds of area children through the annual Stuff the Bus campaign hosted by The Family Center agencies. (detail see page 13) $250/six months Supporting Fall Family Festival at The Family Center.

United Way of Hancock County (as fiscal sponsor for Community Garden)
$1,825 /six months Funding a community garden at The Family Center. (detail see page 13)

TOTAL 2011 PRESIDENTS DISCRETIONARY GRANTS = $20,000

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$750/one year Supporting strategic planning for Bridges Out of Poverty initiative.

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FIELD OF INTEREST GRANTS


These competitive grants are supported by donors who have identified a specific area of concern, such as education, youth, arts, and social services.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP GRANTS


Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation Partnership, Inc.
$75,000 Support as Fiscal Sponsor for NWOFMP, Inc.

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County


$15,554 General Support

Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center


$652 General Support

ECLIPSe Grants
$1,841 in 2011 See page 52 for a list of ECLIPSe Grants.

TOTAL 2011 FISCAL SPONSORSHIP GRANTS = $75,000

Blanchard Valley Center


$21,950 Support, care, repair, and maintenance of the resident facilities.

Gr ants Awarded

PASS-THROUGH GRANTS
Pass-Through Grants allow flexibility in helping donors support causes they care about. These funds are typically passed directly on to another nonprofit agency in the community, and not held as principal in an endowment. While there is no perpetual impact from these gifts, they do make an immediate impact on the community.

Hancock County Agency on Aging, Inc.


$45,000/three years Expanding evidence-based senior fitness and wellness, medication therapy management and brain fitness programming. (detail see page 37)

Blanchard Valley Health Foundation


$9,777 General Support

Bluffton High School


$875 Support of the Bluffton High School Baseball Team for upgrades to equipment and uniforms or improvements to facilities.

Hancock Education Fund Grants


$48,323 in 2011 See page 50 for a list of Hancock Education Fund grants.

American Red Cross, Hancock County Chapter


$138 Purchasing of 2 newspaper subscriptions for military service men and/or women overseas.

Boy Scouts of America, BSAC


$96 Scholarship Support $962 General Support $1,000 General Support of Camp Berry

HancockREADS Grants
$5,690 in 2011 See page 48 for a list of HancockREADS grants.

Hancock County Agency on Aging, Inc.


$23,000 Capital Campaign Support

CASA/GAL of Hancock County


$4,099 General Support

Handbags That Help Grants


$43,214 in 2010-2011 See page 10 for a list of HTH Grants.

Hancock Historical Museum Foundation


$15,000 Capital Campaign Support

Century Health
$3,181 General Support

TOTAL 2011 PASS-THROUGH GRANTS = $38,138

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.


$43,132/one year Offering legal assistance through the Domestic Violence Victims Project. (detail see page 42)

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio

AGENCY AND DESIGNATED GRANTS


Agency and designated grants are awarded from those funds established to benefit a specific organization identified by either the donor or the organization itself.

$524 Capital Support $916 General Support

Findlay City Schools


$3,063 Support of the Innovative Initiatives Program for Findlay City School (FCS) staff to pursue innovative program ideas that directly impact student learning. (detail see page 46) $20,913 Support of the New Opportunities for Work Project (Project NOW)
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TOTAL 2011 FIELD OF INTEREST GRANTS = $187,200

Arlington School Foundation


$641 Support of the enhancement of the classroom experience and improvement of the effectiveness of the curriculum for the Arlington Local School District.

Findlay Enrichment Programs


$279 General Support

Macklin Intergenerational Institute


$1,200 Support Tuition Assistance $1,200 Support Tuition Assistance $1,320.97 Support Tuition Assistance $5,475 Quarterly General Support

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$1,000 General Support $3,494 Program Support

DONOR-ADVISED AND SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION GRANTS


These grants were recommended by the business, individual, or family who established the donor-advised fund, or directed by the board of directors of the Supporting Organization.

Owens Community College Foundation

Gr ants Awarded

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation


$532 Support of Hancock Youth Leadership

$11,262.40 Support of the Success Program

St. Johns Lutheran Church Findlay-Hancock County Public Library


$467 Support of the Genealogy department $2,022 Quarterly Grounds Upkeep

Arcadia Local Schools


$5,250 Support for the purchase of 10 helmets and 50 football pants for Arcadia Local Schools.

The Findlay Art League First Lutheran Church


$9,549 Support of Lutheran Charities $153 Support of operating costs of student art shows

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County


$500 General Support

United Way of Hancock County First Presbyterian Church of Findlay


$4,664 General Support $1,815 General Support $4,107 Agency Support $47,672 General Support

Blanchard Valley Health Foundation


$3,590 Purchase of 200 copies of Your Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at Woman Wise Mammography Department.

Friends of the Findlay Hancock County Public Library


$993 Program Support and Capital Needs

University of Findlay
$1,298 General and Scholarship Support $10,076 General Support

Hancock Christian Clearing House


$693 General Support $1,513 General Support

Boy Scouts of America, BSAC


$250 Friends of Scouting $500 General Support

Winebrenner Theological Seminary


$1,344 General Support

Hancock County Agricultural Society


$2,199 Perpetuate the activities and to sustain the Hancock County Fairgrounds and predominately for the benefit of the Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.

Young Mens Christian Association (Findlay)


$9,588 General Support $2,351 Support of membership and activity fees for underprivileged children in Findlay and Hancock County.

Bright Side of the Road Foundation


$500 General Support

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall
$500 General Support

Hancock Historical Museum Association


$332 Support and maintenance of the Little Red School House, MacArthur Train, and the Resource Center.

TOTAL 2011 AGENCY AND DESIGNATED GRANTS =$213,844.37

C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Fund of the Community Foundation


$20,000 Initial Endowment Support for Fund Establishment

Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County


$3,042 General Support

Camp Fire USA, NWO Council


$500 General Support

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Cancer Patient Services


$250 General Support

Project H.O.P.E.
Project H.O.P.E. Equine Assisted Therapies, Inc. is a nonprofit located in Findlay that provides creative, effective counseling to youth, using horses as part of the therapy. Project H.O.P.E. works to address emotional challenges faced by youth including decreased bullying and decreased effects of bullying through various programming and therapy options. The project is a partnership between Project H.O.P.E., several local schools, the Findlay Center for Autism and Dyslexia and Homework Central. Project H.O.P.E. will provide psycho-educational presentations to at least six schools that address bullying, thinking errors and self-esteem issues. In addition, multiple individual and group sessions will be provided to students referred for further treatment. Project H.O.P.E. was partially funded by a grant from the Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund of the Community Foundation.

Caughman Health Center


$671 Prenatal Education and well-baby care incentives

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio


$1,000 General Support

Gr ants Awarded

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio Fund of the Community Foundation


$10,000 Endowment Support

Clothe-A-Child
$400 General Support

College First Church of God


$1,000 General Support

Findlay Area Youth for Christ


$5,000 General Support

Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Children


$2,000 General Support

Macklin Intergenerational Institute


$22,171 General Support

Findlay City Schools


$10,019 Support of equipment purchase for Pantasia

Hancock Historical Museum Foundation Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.
$500 General Support $250 General Support $500 Capital Campaign Support $1,000 Capital Campaign Support $1,000 Support of Education and Outreach $10,000 Capital Campaign Support $27,781 Capital Campaign Support

Mazza Enthusiasts Fund of the Community Foundation


$12,000 Endowment Support

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library


$2,700 Purchase of 180 books for Early Literacy Collection

Nature Conservancy
$500 General Support

Nature Conservancy of Ohio


$500 General Support

First Presbyterian Church of Findlay


$4,000 General Support

Hathaway Brown
$250 General Support

Ohio State University Foundation


$1,000 General Support - The University Fund

Hancock Christian Clearing House


$1,000 General Support

Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County


$500 General Support

Hancock County Agency on Aging, Inc.


$500 Support of the Senior Center Capital Campaign $1,000 Senior Center Capital Campaign Support

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center


$500 General Support

Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation


$2,500 General Support

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Domestic Violence Victims Project


Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) increases safety and stability for survivors of domestic violence in Hancock County by allocating one half of a full-time attorney to provide services at The Family Center. The LAWO attorney provides effective, comprehensive legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence / dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault who are seeking to stop that abuse, with a priority for serving women facing homelessness or possible loss of a child in a child custody dispute. This program was partially funded by a grant from the M. Margaret Foster Women and Childrens Fund, the Gertrude A. Lee Fund, and the Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund of the Community Foundation.

Young Mens Christian Association (Findlay)


$250 General Support

TOTAL 2011 DONOR-ADVISED AND SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION GRANTS =$200,332

Gr ants Awarded

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Investing in deserving students may be the best investment a community can ever make.

Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship


Nicole Bosse, Connor Hoban

Herb S. Aldrich Scholarship


Matthew Newcomer

Arlington School Foundation Scholarship


Katie Johnson

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services Fund of the Community Foundation
$10,000 Endowment Support

University of Findlay
$10,000 Jerry J. Mallett Institute Endowment Fund

Arlington School Foundation: W. S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Scholarship


Scott Mohr

University of Findlay, Mazza Museum Salvation Army, Findlay


$1,000 General Support $250 Annual Fund $10,000 Younger Operating Endowment Support

Arlington School Foundation: Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship


Camden Brown, Megan Tossey

Skidmore College
$250 General Support

WBGU-TV, Public Television


$250 General Support $500 General Support

Arlington School Foundation: Doc Castor Scholarship


Scott Mohr

St. Andrews United Methodist Church


$1,000 General Support $1,000 General Support $5,000 Capital Campaign Support

Western Reserve Academy


$500 General Support

Arlington School Foundation: Dally Family Renewal Scholarship


Erika Corbin, Ethan Holliger

WGTE Public Broadcasting United Way of Hancock County


$500 General Support $1,000 General Support $1,000 General Support $5,000 General Support
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$250 General Support

World Class Ghana Inc.


$500 General Support

Arlington School Foundation: Dally Family Scholarship


Nathan Norway

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Arlington School Foundation: Keith and Sheila Jolliff Family Scholarship


Taylor Beck

Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship


Kimberly Babione, Kaitlyn Collingwood, Samuel Eckert, Abigail Essinger, Kelsey Loss, Lauren Montaine, Rosalee Wohl

Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship


Samantha Nichols

Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship


Robert Grandbois, III

Arlington School Foundation: Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child Scholarship
Mackenzie Heacock

Kylene Bycynski Memorial Scholarship


Krista Orwick

William P. and Pauline J. Deisel Scholarship


David Yoder

Gr ants Awarded

Arlington School Foundation: Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship


Paige Ferrell

Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship


Kimberly Maples

Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship
Ross Ellerbrock

Chance to Dance Scholarship Randy Baker Girls Basketball Renewal Scholarship


Lindsay Fleegle, Logan Holman, Amy Pina Lauren Brown

Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship


Kayla Rossman

Chance to Dance Scholarship Randy Baker Girls Basketball Scholarship


Lexis Fleegle Sarah Brown, Hayley Havener, Alexa Piccirillo, Katie Rustemeyer

Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship


Devin Dilley, Alexander Fenimore, Michael Leonard, Lauren Mains, Samuel Malloy, Michael Rowe

Albert J. Ball Scholarship


Eric Kettinger

James L. Child Jr. Scholarship


Christopher Essinger

Findlay Branch of the AAUW


Uni Webb

Warren Bullet and Peg Kirk Bell Scholarship


Tyler Copus

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship


Elizabeth Kibbe

Findlay High School Alumni Association Scholarship


Elizabeth Rogers

Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship


Rachel Barker, Taylor Hanes, Austin Inbody, Dylan Meares, Whitney Whitted

Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship


Desiree Alge, Cristen Cramer, Kelsey Dingelstedt, Lexis Fleegle, Jessica Girard, Everett Heaston, Seth Holman, Kane Holman, Kendal Moses, Maximillian Poe, Matthew Smith, Nicholas Spridgeon, Shyla Woodyard

Findlay High School Class of 1956 Scholarship


Tressa Hutton

Pat and Jack Brown Scholarship


Shadia Smidi

Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Renewal Scholarship Joseph R. and Westelle L. Browne Performing Arts Scholarship
Braden Miller Travis Bohn, Megan Bright, Julia Colman, Richard Costello, Molly Feasel, Travis Glick, Mallie Grim, Samantha Heaston, Evan Hill, Logan Holman, William Kindle, Angelica Luna, Paisley Scarberry, Andrew Smith, Jennifer Wagner, Emily Warnimont

Findlay High School Social Studies Teacher Memorial Scholarship


Abigail Stone

Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship


Devin Dilley, Logan Maag

April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship


Chole Wires

Findlay Rotary Club Renewal Scholarship Irma Maxheimer Dana Renewal Scholarship
Dillon Huff, Mary Letterle, Megan Volle Lauren Rettig, Nathan Thomas

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Jennifer Fell Memorial Art Scholarship


Jerry Kindig

William H Jackson Scholarship


Robert Grandbois, III

Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship


Torri Coleman

Richard Fisher Athletic Renewal Scholarship


Gregory Toupalik

Ronald Jenkins Memorial Scholarship


Kimberly Babione

Thomas E. Moore Perpetual College Renewal Award


Emily Warnimont

William Clark Foster Scholarship

Kyle Johnson Information Technology Scholarship


Samuel Eckert

Gr ants Awarded

Ethan Welch

Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship


Tyler Hissong

M. Margaret Foster Scholarship


Michael Bishop, Dylan Meares

Kyle Johnson Super Techie Scholarship


Isaac Steinhour

John Noble Hockey Scholarship


Trey Bracy

Gail Gateway Scholarship


Kayla Spoon

April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship


Lauren Hector

John Noble Hockey Renewal Scholarship


Nolyn Croy, Stephen Perkins

Jean C. Graham Womens Scholarship


Desiree Alge

Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Medical Missions


Catherine Oby, Johanna Potter

Ohio Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Medical Scholarship


Rachel Barker, Connar Hoban, Caitlin Huber, Megan Tossey

Jean C. Graham Womens Renewal Scholarship


Desiree Baird, Kimberly Barth, Samantha Heaston

Elizabeth Mae Kobeszka Memorial Scholarship


Adrienne Ford

Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship


Kelsey Loss

Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship Vance Kramer III Scholarship


Isaac Steinhour Emily Lentz

W. Kenneth and Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship


Elizabeth Rogers

Partners in Education Scholarship David and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship


Lauren Mains Ryan Agin

Historic Preservation Guild Memorial Scholarship


Emily Weiler

Roger Renz Memorial Scholarship Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship


Tyler Joseph, Jeffrey Kindig Grant Birchmeier

John W. Hollington Scholarship


Logan Maag

E.D. Bud and Jean Retter Scholarship Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship
Samuel Malloy David Pfaltzgraf

Huston Financial Services Scholarship


Dillon Boes

John Edward Seman Scholarship Punk and Martha Mains Scholarship


Kimberly Babione Caleb Joseph

Intersil Science and Engineering Scholarship


Michael Cosiano

M. Andrew May Scholarship


Eden Zimak

Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Shoupe Scholarship


Jeffrey Kindig

Laverne and Earl Irons Scholarship


Leah Zelinksy
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Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship


David Pfaltzgraf

Stephen Dana Younger Renewal Scholarship


Erika Friedmeyer, Stephanie May, Christina Terry

Riverside Concert Series


The Allen P. Dudley Band Shell at Riverside Park provides free, weekly musical entertainment that showcases local talent and special guest appearances during the summer months to over 7,000 Hancock County residents. Free public music was a priority for L. Dale Dorney and was mentioned specifically in his last will and testament. The Community Foundation continues to support the Riverside Summer Concerts through grants to the Hancock Parks Foundation which coordinates the popular series. Riverside Summer Concert Series was partially funded by a grant from the George and Helen Koepke Fund of the Community Foundation.

Loren Steiner Automotive Alumni Scholarship


Christopher Essinger

Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship


Connor Hoban

Glen and Mary Stover Agriculture Scholarship


Alexis Moser

George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger


Scholarship Maria Buhrman, Alysa Cox, Marcy Lewis, Alexandria Porter

Gr ants Awarded

Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship


Becca Pfister

Christopher Jon Younger Renewal Scholarship John P. Stozich Memorial Scholarship


Michael Leonard, Rosalee Wohl Jessica Braddock, Lee Kindig

Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship


Renee Kindle Michael Cosiano

Paul Randolph Younger Renewal Scholarship Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship


Natalie Baratta Michael Alexander, Jessica Larkey, Carolyn Lishawa

Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship Leo Vielhaber Scholarship


Lexis Fleegle David Pfaltzgraf

Scott Charles Younger Scholarship Lester L. Werntz Scholarship


Ethan Cline Hee Joo Suh

Scott Charles Younger Renewal Scholarship Lester L. Werntz Renewal Scholarship


Carly Holcomb, Justin Knauer Taylor Redd, Megan Richter

Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial Technology Scholarship
Matthew Smith Kimberly Maples

Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial Scholarship


Megan Stewart

TOTAL 2011 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED = $174,025


Scholarship applications are available online. Contact our office at 419-425-1100 or visit our website at www.community-foundation.com for more information about our scholarship program.

Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger Scholarship


Robert Grandbois, III

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WILLIAM AND MARTHA LAPE FUND GRANTS


WILLIAM AND MARTHA LAPE FUND GRANTS AWARDED IN 2011 TO FINDLAY CITY SCHOOLS

Since 1992, the Community Foundation has granted over $25 million to local nonprofit organizations. Below are a few highlights of funding granted by the Community Foundation to improve the quality of life in Hancock County over the past 20 years.

Gr ants Awarded

Glenwood Middle School $800/one year


Supporting staff development at the Ohio Association for Gifted Fall Conference.

1992 Findlay City Schools ($50,421) Encourage educational reform through partial support of a coordinators salary to implement the Fiber Optics Project 1993 Hancock Parks Foundation ($20,000) Support professional design fees for four interpretive panels and wall murals at Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1994 City of Findlay ($10,300) Providing benches, planters, signage, lighting fixtures, and shrubbery to beautify the Broadway Area Development 1995 Black Heritage Library and Cultural Center ($26,660) Hiring two part-time staff and adding new books and artifacts to the library collection 1996 University of Findlay ($56,987) Partial support of staff salaries to create a community-based computer information network in Hancock County 1997 Findlay Area Arts Council ($24,500) Partial support of consultant fees to support a community-wide cultural plan as a roadmap for the future 1998 City Mission of Findlay, Ohio ($50,000) Capital support 1999 Findlay City Schools ($75,000) New Opportunities for Work Project (Project NOW) 2000 Young Mens Christian Association (Findlay) ($200,000) Leveraging match dollars for Capital Campaign and building renovations 2001 University of Findlay ($48,200) Support for Technical Curator

2002 CASA/GAL ($48,740) Support of full-time Director and Administrative Assistant to better serve 300 abused, neglected and dependent children in the Hancock County court system 2003 Alzheimers Respite Care Society ($41,759) Increasing services to frail adults by funding additional staff time for the Director, Assistant Director and a full-time aide 2004 - The Ohio State University Research Foundation ($84,650.77) - Increasing financial literacy knowledge and skills for 2,000 Hancock County residents 2005 Blanchard Valley Health Foundation ($100,000) - Serving all Hancock County families with increased medical services, care and facilities 2006 Family Resource Centers ($61,000) - Serving 60 Findlay City elementary students with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) by funding a School Based Behavioral Specialist 2007 Hancock County ADAMHS Board ($679,950) Providing 16 transitional apartment units through funding a Program Related Investment (PRI) 2008 Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation Partnership, LLC ($300,000) - Addressing Hancock County flood mitigation by partially funding a project coordinator and staff 2009 Hancock County Agency on Aging ($100,000) Providing a modern, adequate Senior Center for Hancock County 2010 Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. ($76,200) - Bridges Out of Poverty 2011 Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. ($43,132) - Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Victims Project

Lincoln Elementary School $479/one year


Providing a Differentiated Instruction Seminar for Kindergarten teachers to increase student achievement.

TLB Corporate Center $800/one year


Providing a training to educate parents and staff about clinical disorders and misdiagnosis of children.

Whittier Primary School $500/one year


Assisting in the creation of an Imagination Station to encourage students to think abstractly, be inspired by others creative endeavors, and engage students in right brain development.

Wilson Vance Intermediate School $435/one year


Implementing the Durable Person Project to help students with a variety of exercises and goal-setting.

TOTAL LAPE GRANTS AWARDED = $3,014

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Guidelines for Gr antseekers

Guidelines for Grantseekers


What Does the Community Foundation Typically Fund? What Does the Community Foundation Typically Decline?

Successful applications typically address problems to be solved or opportunities to be seized in the Hancock County area. Grant requests should include some or all of the following elements:
Programs serving Hancock County residents. Programs that make a substantial difference in the quality of community life. Programs that avoid duplication of services. Programs that demonstrate measurable outcomes. Programs that help nonprofit organizations build capacity and become more effective. Programs that include financial and other strategic commitments from other funding organizations. Programs that expand meaningful civic engagements and build social capital. Programs that address prevention as well as remediation. Programs that acknowledge and respect diversity and help bridge differences among individuals, organizations, and communities. Organizations with fiscal soundness and plans for continuing the program in the future. Organizations that demonstrate sustainability. Organizations that facilitate collaboration among relevant groups. Organizations that use or expand upon demonstrated and documented best practices. Organizations that leverage change in the capacity of community-wide systems rather than individual organizations.

The Community Foundation is not likely to support the following:


Sponsoring or attending conferences. Unnecessary duplication of existing services. Requests from individuals. Ongoing operating expenses. Annual appeals or membership drives. Fundraising projects or advertisements; endowment; debt reduction. Religious organizations for religious purposes. Community services such as police and fire protection. Travel for individuals or groups when it is the primary focus of the proposal. Staff positions for government agencies. Stand-alone books, films, or videos. Computer equipment.* Medical research. Retroactive programs and projects. Partisan political advocacy. Capital requests or capital campaigns.**

* Grants that include a technology component MUST show a compelling need and strong connection to increasing agency sustainability for agency grants and increasing student achievement for educational grants. ** Capital projects must help meet a compelling community need; advance Community Foundation priorities; and offer broad social benefits. When the Community Foundation does participate in a capital project, support is contingent on funding from other sources. Payment will not be authorized until the organization has raised a significant percentage of its total dollar goal.

Thinking about submitting a grant request?


Visit www.community-foundation.com and view the Receive section of our website. Our Guidelines for Grantseekers will give you detailed information regarding our grant process. Our Program Officers are also available to meet with you and discuss your ideas, providing guidance through the entire grant process. Contact our office at 419-425-1100 with any questions you may have.

Grant DEADLINES for Competitive Grants :


Letter of Intent due the First Friday of: October ................................................................. January ................................................................ April ........................................................................ July . ........................................................................ Proposals due the First Friday of: December . ................................................ March . ....................................................... June ............................................................. September ............................................... Interviews with Program Staff: January ................................................ April ........................................................ July . ........................................................ October ................................................. Board Decisions: February May September November
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HancockREADS Fund

HancockREADS Fund

HancockREADS, founded in 2001, is an initiative of the Community Foundation designed to ensure that individuals and families in Hancock County enjoy the benefits of literacy. Many individuals in Hancock County have difficulty reading, writing, or using basic math skills necessary in everyday life. Our mission is to ensure that these individuals can find the help they need to become successful; and to ensure the current and future success of our children.

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2011 HancockREADS Grants


Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County $600/one year
Supporting the Steve Harpster Promotes Literacy training with students, teachers and parents from the Findlay City and Hancock County Schools.

Cory-Rawson Elementary School $4,290/one year


Supporting the Learning on Your Feet book study with teachers from various county schools in order to encourage brain-based and action-based learning strategies.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library $800/one year


Creating an Adult New Reader Collection to provide new and struggling adult readers with resources to enhance their literacy skills.

TOTAL 2011 HANCOCKREADS GRANTS = $5,690


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CommunityREAD

CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library, schools, churches, bookstores, and throughout the community. CommunityREAD also highlights and raises funds for the HancockREADS grant program which supports literacy-based programs in Hancock County. Every dollar donated to the HancockREADS endowment fund is matched with 50 cents by the Community Foundation.

CommunityREAD

Claire Davis, Lisa Genova, Ralph Russo

Still Alice
The 2012 CommunityREAD selection was Still Alice by Lisa Genova. The New York Times best-selling novel is about a 50-year-old womans descent into early-onset Alzheimers disease. Alice is a psychology professor at Harvard when she starts experiencing moments of forgetting and confusion. She at first attributes these signs to normal aging, too much stress, not enough sleep, and so on. But as things get worse, she eventually sees a neurologist and learns that she has early-onset Alzheimers. As Alice loses her ability to rely on her own thoughts and memories and as she loses her cerebral life at Harvard where shed placed all her worth and identity, she is forced to answer questions like Who am I now? and How do I matter? As the disease worsens and continues to steal pieces of what shed always thought of as herself, we see her discover that she is more than what she can remember. Genova visited Findlay during CommunityREAD month. As part of her visit, Genova spoke to students and visited with community members in addition to the featured speaking event. Previous CommunityREAD authors and books are listed to the right. All of the authors except Harper Lee visited Findlay as part of the CommunityREAD event.
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2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012:

Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) Andy Andrews (The Travelers Gift) Homer Hickam (Rocket Boys) Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pay It Forward) Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) John Grogan (Marley & Me) Erin Gruwell (Teach With Your Heart) Jamie Ford (Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) Lisa Genova (Still Alice)

Hancock Education Fund

Hancock Education Fund

The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant program established in 2001 between the Community Foundation, Findlay Rotary, and Findlay Rotarys Golden Apple Teachers. The fund provides grant dollars to promote classroom learning and to provide teachers with resources that encourage learning activities. An advisory committee comprised of members from each of these three organizations meets semi-annually to review grant proposals. What is unique to the Hancock Education Fund is that grantseekers are asked to focus on what is being called 21st Century Learning skills. These skills include cultural awareness and diversity, creative thinking, technological savvy, interpersonal communication skills and many others that education experts believe are necessary to prepare students for success in a global economy.

James Arnosky
Intermediate students in Findlay City and Hancock County Schools are exposed to fiction books frequently, but seldom is nonfiction an option or even available in a class setting. James Arnosky, a visiting author who is nationally known for writing and illustrating excellent science/nature nonfiction, is a wonderful resource for exposing students to the rich genre of nonfiction. He has written how-to books about fishing, identifying birds or animal tracks, and how to draw from nature. His most popular character is Crinkleroot, a grandfatherly woodsman who introduces students to interesting animal facts. James Arnosky visited Findlay and spoke at the Mazza Fall Conference in November 2011. While visiting, he also spoke at Wilson Vance, Lincoln Elementary and to county students. Arnosky talked about his books, drew pictures, sang and played his guitar and told a few adventures of his experience while researching in the outdoors. His main goal with his books and presentations is to excite students about the glories of nature. Through this grant, students were able to read some of his books prior to his visit.

Arcadia Local Schools


$1,991/one year Initiating the Tremor Resistant Design and Engineering project. $3,000/one year Implementing the Making a Difference project between Arcadia and Van Buren Local Schools.

Findlay City Schools


$3,000/one year Providing Orff Barred Instruments at Northview Primary and Bigelow Hill Intermediate Schools. $2,950/one year Supporting the James Arnosky Developing Ideas from Personal Experience training with students and teachers in grades 3-5. (see inset) $1,500/one year Supporting the Steve Harpster Promotes Literacy training with students, teachers and parents from the Findlay City and Hancock County Schools. $846/one year Creating an Imagination Station at Whittier Primary School to encourage creative thinking.

Arlington Local School


$1,361/one year Creating the courtyard project constructed by agriculture classes.

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$1,000/one year Initiating a Senior Seminars book club for high school seniors. $1,200/one year Launching Kindergarten Family Math and Literacy Nights for Lincoln Elementary School. $2,780/one year Developing a Traveling Mazza Art program for second graders in the Findlay City and Hancock County Schools. $2,900/one year Implementing an Engineering with Legos program for third and fourth grade students. $704/one year Initiating literature circles historical fiction to life.

$3,000/one year Creating the Puppy School project at Northview Primary School. $1,500/one year Launching the Fly Me to the Moon project for gifted students in the fifth grade. (see inset)

Fly Me to the Moon


Fifteen fifth graders from each intermediate building have been meeting two times a month afterschool to study science through a space curriculum. Two teams of about 40 students attended the Challenger Space Center in Oregon, Ohio on May 4, 2012. Students took an assessment to determine which aspect of the mission they would like to work on. The students then worked on specific skill building projects to prepare them to work as part of a team with students from other buildings during the simulation. The students broke into two groups, mission control and space craft. In different rooms simulating the actual NASA Control Center and a space craft, the students interacted via technology to land the space craft in a certain amount of time in a viable area of the moon.

Hancock County Educational Service Center


$3,000/one year Shaping students work bookmaking training for teachers and parents. through students,

Liberty Benton Local Schools


$2,839/one year Supporting the leadership phase of the Hancock Gifted United Program.

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McComb Local Schools


$2,820/one year Building a butterfly garden by McComb Honors students and students at Ryans Place.

$2,100/one year Purchasing amplification and percussion equipment for Findlay Middle School band programs. $3,000/one year Supporting the Health and Wellness through Yoga project at Whittier Elementary and Washington Intermediate Schools. $1,000/one year Partially funding national competition expenses for students participating in the Findlay High School We the People project.

Van Buren Elementary School


$2,832/one year Creating a permanent sign structure for the Medieval Garden. $3,000/one year Developing the Van Buren History project with students, teachers and community partners.

TOTAL 2011 HANCOCK EDUCATION FUND GRANTS = $48,323

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ECLIPSe Partnership

ECLIPSe Partnership

The ECLIPSe (Emerging Community Leaders Investing in Philanthropic Service) Partnership promotes youth philanthropy, integrates service-learning into the community, increases youth civic engagement, and expands the number of youth-adult partnerships in Hancock County. The partnership includes a youth council made up of Hancock County youth in the eighth grade through college. During the 2010 and 2011 school year, students from the ECLIPSe youth grantmaking council and the Mayors Teen Advisory Council merged and became ENGAGE. This new group will remain under the ECLIPSe Partnership umbrella. The mission of the group also remains the same.

In addition to participating in their own servicelearning projects, ENGAGE awards grant funds for other youth-driven service-learning projects in Hancock County. ENGAGE reviews grant applications, meets and interviews potential grantees, and makes funding decisions based on established criteria. Youth participate as equal voting members with adult partners. They also facilitate and run their own meetings and activities. Service-learning in Hancock County impacts approximately 10,000 youth annually. Since 2002, the youth council has awarded grants to 60 projects totaling nearly $52,000 to support local youth-driven service-learning projects.

ECLIPSe Celebration

2011 ECLIPSe Grants


Findlay City Schools - $365
Supporting the Backing Our Community- Freshman Mentoring Program to provide awareness of and resources for local poverty issues.

University of Findlay FFA Garden

Findlay City Schools - $600


Supporting the Junior Statesmen of America servicelearning project to promote clean water in Kampala, Uganda and Tanga, Tanzania.

University of Findlay (FFA Chapter) - $876


Supporting the creation of a garden by University of Findlay FFA students that will be used in the intergenerational program at Marilyns Lifelong Educational Center and Birchaven.

Train the Trainer

TOTAL 2011 ECLIPSe GRANTS = $1,841

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ENGAGE YOUTH MEMBERS


Natalie Baratta Nick Blackburn Michael Blaser Megan Borer Brittany Borsani Jessica Borsani Levi Bruce Maddie Bruce Molly Corbin Luke Cosiano Michael Cosiano Paul Cosiano Dylan Cramer Leah Cramer Bailey Croy Carolyn Cruce Meghan Donelson Lynna Durain Matthew Early Jimmy Eckhardt Elizabeth Ehrnschwender Reed Esper Austin Fox Kaleigh Frampton Rebekah Frampton Matt Gerardi Erin Gwinn Madeline Herron Trina Hosang Maggie Kelley Eric Kettinger Tylor Lilley Zac Lonyo Michael Loughman Halle McCleave Lea McCleave Sarah Meisner Richard Meyer Mariah Moore Cory Morgan Cole Ohlrich Drew Patterson Max Poe Jason Polder Taylor Polder Rachael Schumm Jennifer Shadle Meghan Siebeneck John Sisser Jake Stepec Jordan Suzuki Jenna Thomas Seth Thomas Emily Toupalik Zoe Wahbeh Brody Yingling

ECLIPSe Parnership

ECLIPSe Partnership
ECLIPSe presented at the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference and at the Forging New Links Conference in Columbus in order to educate stakeholders across the state about the power of service-learning. ECLIPSe also hosted the Train the Trainer ServiceLearning Workshop in January 2011 at the Family Center for local educators and nonprofit organizations.

merger process was finalized in the spring of 2011. The name of the new youth group is ENGAGE. The ECLIPSe Partnership will remain the umbrella organization of the new youth group, and the students will remain committed to advancing service-learning, youth philanthropy and civic engagement in Hancock County.

Zach Morgan Memorial Soccer Tournament


Youth were instrumental in coordinating the 4th Annual Zach Morgan Memorial Soccer Tournament in memory of their friend and fellow ECLIPSe member who was killed in a tragic car accident. Proceeds from this event support the Zach Morgan Memorial Youth Leadership Fund. (for a list of ECLIPSe Advisory Committee members see page 55)

ENGAGE
In the fall of 2010, the ECLIPSe youth grantmakers and the Mayors Teen Advisory Council youth started a process of merging the two groups. There was a considerable amount of overlap in the mission of the two organizations as well as some overlap in membership. This
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Foundation Board & Staff

Foundation Board & Staff

Board of Trustees of the Foundation

We would like to take this opportunity to remember those who have served in the past on the Dorney Funds Findlay Distribution Committee and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundations Board of Trustees.
Donald E. Badertscher Reverend G. Terry Bard Pamela K.M. Beall The Honorable W. Bentley Burr Roy E. Carlson The Honorable Allan H. Davis Reverend Gerald Davison Jeffrey M. Erickson Lee R. Luff G. Norman Nicholson Jennifer Payne-White Donald S. Renninger The Honorable Keith Romick Patrick W. Rooney Judy M. Rower James W. Speck The Honorable John P. Stozich Charles F. Stumpp, Jr. Steven H. Walker

Ralph D. Russo Chairman


Attorney at Law, Betts, Miller & Russo

Patricia J. Brown Vice Chair


Vice President Marketing, Dealer Strategic Planning, Inc.

Michael S. Needler Secretary


President/CEO, Needler Enterprises, Inc.

Ececutive Vice President, Corporate Planning and Investor and Government Relations, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Garry L. Peiffer Treasurer

President, Garner Transportation Group

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

Retired, Spencer Patterson Insurance

David S. Healy

Karl L. Heminger
Publisher, The Courier

J. Alec Reinhardt
Retired, Executive Vice President, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Foundation Staff

Retired, Executive Vice President, Continental Cablevision, Inc.

Charles J. Younger

Katherine Kreuchauf
President

Kimberly J. Bash
Senior Program Officer

Julie L. Brown
Senior Program Officer

Communications Officer

Lisa M. Houck

Shelly L. Joseph
Administrative/ Executive Assistant

Tracy L. McMath
Development & Planned Giving Officer

Karen L. Smith
Financial Officer

Stewardship Manager

Marie J. Swaisgood

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Volunteers & Committee Members

Volunteers & Committee Members


The Hancock Properties Foundation
Michael S. Needler, Chairman Patricia J. Brown Beverly A. Fisher James A. Heck Karl L. Heminger David P. Kuenzli Katherine Kreuchauf

Hancock Education Fund Grant Committee


Janelle Busdeker Sue Davis Mike Eier Karen Eubanks Nancy Hutchinson Teresa Lambert Barbara Meyers Ron Pfeiffer Barbara Tidd Jane Vanden Eynden Beppie Walarius Deb Wickerham Kimberly Bash

CommunityREAD Committee
Cindi Chasse Sarah Clevidence Kim Forget Peggy Grandbois Teresa LaRocco Debra Lautermilch Tiffani Murray Terry Olthouse Debbie Reynolds Barb Shick Linda VanDerMolen Judy Withrow Erica VanGunten Lisa Houck

ECLIPSe Advisory Committee


Kimberly Bash The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Jane McCleary Hancock County Educational Service Center Nancy Allison Findlay City Schools Richard Steiner Findlay City Schools Crystal Weitz University of Findlay Campus Compact Gwen Stembridge University of Findlay Campus Compact (AmeriCorp VISTA) Bethany Mulhern University of Findlay Campus Compact (AmeriCorp VISTA) Beverly Phillips United Way of Hancock County Barb Brahm Ohio State University Extension Sheri Murphy Hancock Youth Leadership * Deceased

Foundation Strategy Council


Michael Anders Jennifer Bookwalter Sherri Brumbaugh Paul Craun Keith DuVernay Leigh Esper Sandy Franks Melissa Green Karl Heminger Teresa Kozarec Julie McIntosh Lydia Mihalik Tim Myers Joe Nemvara Dionne Neubauer Sarah Palmer Chris Press Bill Reist Phil Riegle Ben Sapp Precia Stuby Victoria Swartz Jennifer Swartzlander Kim Switzer Dave Thomas Barb Wilhelm Jeff Winkle

Handbags That Help Guiding Circle


2011-2012 Julie Anderson, Chair Kolleen Kirk-Rill, Vice Chair Judy Pusateri, Treasurer Kim Stumpp, Secretary Sandy Hansen, Member-at-Large Jeri Bjorling*, Mary Beth Hammond, Grants Sub-Circle Chair Kristen Johnson, Communications Sub-Circle Chair Donna Ruse, Program Sub-Circle Chair

LAPE Grant Committee


Nancy Allison Kimberly Bash Laura Davis Janet Greiner Gary Kapostasy John Miller Mark Miller Chris Renn Stephanie Roth Greg Williamson Judy Withrow

Frank and Annett Hollington Guglielmi Supporting Organization Board of Directors


Frank Guglielmi, Chairman Richard Flowers Annett Hollington Guglielmi Michael Needler Ralph Russo Ex-Officio Members: Annie, Chris, and Philip Guglielmi

HancockREADS Grant Committee


Jane McCleary Kim Plesec Linda VanDerMolen Jeff Winkle Kimberly Bash

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Endowment

Examples of Endowment Funds


Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 1
Purpose: Designated fund to support the First Presbyterian Church of Findlay Established 1995 Total gifts: $90,000 Total grants (1996-2011): $72,393 Fund balance December 2011: $96,164

Endowment

When you place your gifts in our care, we know that you count on the Community Foundation to operate efficiently and invest wisely. An active Board of Trustees oversees the financial assets of the Community Foundation, and works with our Finance & Investment Committee and independent investment consultants to exercise high standards of management and fiscal stewardship. Our current investment performance reflects the continued U.S. and global economic volatility. We work closely with our investment advisors, monitoring the markets and keeping in mind the Community Foudations long-term goals for investment performance. Our portfolio is highly diversified, and our asset allocation reflects the wisdom of an investment committee and advisors with many years of investment experience. In troubling times, we need to be prudent, realistic, and most importantly, patient. That means keeping our diciplined, long-term perspective. We cannot predict when and how the market will improve, but based on our superior investment performance over the long term, we are confident that the funds you have entrusted to us will continue to grow over time, providing grants to help the causes important to us all.

The Schaefer Fund


Purpose: Unrestricted Established 2001 Total gifts: $60,000 Total grants (2008-2011): $10,209 Fund balance December 2011: $71,392.34

George Countryman Fund


Purpose: Unrestricted Established 2003 Total gifts: $1,211,826.08 Total grants (2005-2011): $295,614.56 Fund balance December 2011: $1,029,056

Walter L. Weber Fund


Purpose: Designated fund to support the perpetual care of grounds and landscaping at St. Johns Evangelical Church Established 2004 Total gifts: $49,934.10 Total grants (2004-2011): $18,100 Fund balance December 2011: $40,990.90

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Finance & Investment Committee

Finance & Investment Committee

M
Investment Managers
The Community Foundations charitable funds were held by the following investment managers in 2011. The Board of Trustees, working through its Finance & Investment Committee, establishes the investment guidelines and policies for the management of the Community Foundations assets. Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) monitors investment performance of assets held by the following managers: Fifth Third Bank Huntington Bank Victory Capital Management, Key Bank UBS Fund Services Ltd. Pyramis Global Advisors Evanston Capital Management, LLC Garry L. Peiffer, Chairman

Members of this committee are stewards of the Community Foundations assets. Specifically, committee members review financial statements and reports, assist in the preparation of an annual administrative budget, safeguard the organizations assets, and monitor investment performance.

Finance & Investment Committee

John B. Arnold

Hon. Allan H. Davis


Judge, Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Courts

Thomas B. Donnell
Chairman Emeritus, Fifth Third Bank of Northwest Ohio

John H. Haywood
President & Chief Executive Officer, Hancock County Alliance

Retired President & Ececutive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Third Bank of Corporate Planning & Northwestern Ohio Investor & Government Relations, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

John H. Koehler
Attorney at Eastman & Smith, Ltd.

J. Alec Reinhardt

Charles J. Younger

Katherine Kreuchauf
President, The Community Foundation

Karen L. Smith
Financial Officer, The Community Foundation

Retired, Executive Vice Retired, Executive Vice President, Cooper Tire & President, Continental Rubber Company Cablevision, Inc.

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Condensed Financial Statements

Foundation Assets by Fund Type


Donor Advised 6% Designated 6% Field of Interest 3% Agency 6% CRT & CGA 4%

Investments by asset Class


Cash .1 % Hedge Fund of Funds Large Cap Equity 6.6 % 11.9 %

Mid Cap Equity 8.5 %

Small Cap Equity 6.2 %

Unrestricted 67 %

Scholarships 8% Fixed Income 43.6 % International Equity 14.2 %

The Community Foundation and our community are truly fortunate to have such a large portion of our assets as unrestricted funds.This allows us to use our expertise to meet the ever-changing needs in Findlay and Hancock County. The Community Foundation now holds more than 280 individual funds.

International Small Cap Equity Emerging Markets 4.4 % 4.5%

Gifts Received by Fund Type


Unrestricted 2% Pass Through 3% Designated 8% Donor Advised 9%

Total value of foundation assets


$80,000,000

$60,000,000
Agency Endowment 2%

$40,000,000

Field of Interest 19 %

Scholarships 57 %

$20,000,000

$0
19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11

Gifts and bequests in 2011 totaled $1,397,704.


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Condensed Financial Statements

Condensed Financial Statements

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position


As of December 31, 2011 and 2010

THE FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Activities


For the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010

THE FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2011

2010 $5,097,962 57,670,881 120,265 4,603,145

2011

2010 $2,701,228 2,069,053 721,181 4,235,197 (1,662,665)

Assets
Cash and Cash Equivalents* Investments, at Fair Value Receivables and Other Assets Net Property & Equipment $1,400,326 57,113,883 217,407 4,448,859

Revenue and Support


Contributions Investment Income Realized Gains (Losses) Unrealized Gains (Losses) Other Revenue $1,397,704 2,762,836 (376,928) (4,871,594) 413,388

Total Assets Liabilities and Net Assets


Grants Payable and Other Liabilities Funds Held for Agencies Note Payable Total Liabilities Net Assets

$63,180,475
$2,630,954 3,480,427 3,480,818 9,592,199 53,588,276 $63,180,475

$67,492,253
$2,607,449 3,769,258 3,945,370 10,322,077 57,170,176

Total Revenue and Support Expenses


Grants Program Expenses Other Expenses

$(674,594)
1,420,742 750,415 736,149 $2,907,306 (3,581,900) 57,170,176

$8,063,994
1,354,342 945,158 620,484 $2,919,984 5,144,010 52,026,166

Total Expenses
Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Net Assets, Beginning of Year

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

$67,492,253

* The 2010 cash balance was unusually high because it included $3,000,000 from a recent investment liquidation which was used on January 1, 2011 to purchase private equity fund securities.

Net Assets, End of Year

$53,588,276

$57,170,176

The Foundation is audited annually by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. Complete audited financial statements are available upon request.
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A to Zs Properties LTD. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Nancy Abbey Mr. Prakash and Mrs. Shubha Acharya Advanced Drainage System, Inc. Aetna Giving Campaign Ag Credit Mr. J. Sam and Mrs.Adrian College Advancing Native Missions Alzheimers Association Alzheimers Respite Care Society American Red Cross Hancock County Chapter American Gerri Agin Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Jonna Alexander Mr. James Allen Ms. Sharon Aller Ms. Anna Allison Altria Group Distribution Company American Association University Women Ms. Diana Amstutz Amvets Post #21 Anderson Family Irrev Charitable Lead Trust Mr. Bart and Mrs. Tina Anderson Mrs. Mary Lou Anderson Mrs. Julie Anderson Mr. Robert and Mrs. Karen AndersonUniversity American University in Cairo Anderson University Antonelli College Apollo Career Center Arcadia Local School Area V, American Guild of English Ms. Jean Angle Anonymous Apple-A-Day (MSN), LLC Ar-Hale Family Foundation, Inc. Arlington Alumni Association Arlington Athletic Boosters Mr. Paul and Mrs. Ruthann Armbruster Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County Mr. Paul and Mrs. Mary Ash Dr. Scott and Mrs. Kelly Atkins Mr. Henry and Mrs. Nanette Aufdencamp Mr. William and Mrs. Joyce Avery Mr. JustinHandbell Ringers Arlington Local School Arlington School Foundation Art Institute of Pittsburgh Artful EDUtainment Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County and Mrs. Katie Aydt Mr. Nathaniel Aydt Mr. Timothy and Mrs. Paula Aydt Ms. Robin Ayers Mr. David and Mrs. Anne Baer Mr. James Baker Mr. Albert Ball, Jr. Mr. Lawrence Ball Mrs. Ruth Ball Mr. Jon and Mrs. Amy Ballinger Mr. James and Mrs. Phyllis Barger Mrs. Marcia Barkey Ms. Constance Barron-Smith Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund of TCF for Education Mr. Ashland University Auburn University Baldwin Wallace College Ball State University Baptist Bible College and Seminary Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady Roger and Mrs. Martha Barton Ms. Kimberly Bash Ms. Kristen Bash Ms. Cheryl Bath Ms. Joan Bauer Mr. Don and Mrs. Patricia Bauman Ms. Judith Bayer Ms. Tina Beall Mr. Garth and Mrs. Lynda Beatty Dr. Richard and Mrs. Linda Beckett Mr. Gary and Mrs. Wanda Bedlion Beeker Imaging Mr. Edward and Mrs. Nancy Beers Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Judith Bell Mr. Frank and Mrs.of Consolation Bellarmine University BGSU Foundation, Inc. Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center Black Studies Library Association Blanchard River Susan Bell Mr. Robert Bell Mr. Scott and Mrs. Linda Beltz Ms. Patricia Benavides Mr. Roger and Mrs. Deb Benson Bentwell Collision Ms. Mary Jacquelyn Berger Mr. William and Mrs. Andrea Bernzott Mr. Roger and Mrs. Nancy Best Ms. Michelle Beucler Mr. Robert Biggs Birchaven Village Ms. Chris Bishop Mr. Gary and Mrs. Patricia Bishop Mr. James and Mrs. CeceliaWatershed Partnership Blanchard Valley Center Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Blanchard Valley Health System Blanchard Valley Industries Blanchard Valley Bishop Mr. Paul and Mrs. Shirley Bishop Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mildred Bishop Mr. Roger and Mrs. Nancy Bishop Ms. Jeri Bjorling Mr. Bob and Mrs. Shirley Black Mr. Jason Blackford Regional Health Center Blanchard Valley School Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs Bluffton College Bluffton High School Bluffton University Bob Jones University Blanchard Valley Hospital Bobs Used Cars Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Nicole Bockrath Ms. Nancy J. Bolton Frances L. Boltze Ms. Jennifer Bookwalter Mr. J. Brooks and Mrs. Ann Bosse Mr. Barry and Mrs. Kelly Boutwell Mrs. Sara Bova Mr. Richard and Mrs. Judith Boyle Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Cynthia Brabson Miss Jessica R. Braddock Mr. Michael and Mrs. Carolyn Braddock Boston University Bowling Green State University Bowling Green State University Foundation Boy Scouts of America, BSAC Bradford Columbus Culinary Mr. James and Mrs. Denise Brady Mrs. Barbara Brahm Mrs. Betty Brandman Mr. Francis and Mrs. Cynthia Brennan Mr. Dale and Mrs. Sue Briggs Ms. Sharon Brondes Ms. Ann Brooks Mr. David and Mrs. Michelle Brossia Mr. Byron and Mrs. Julie Brown Mr. Camden Brown Ms. Kathleen Brubaker Mr. James and Mrs. Mary Brucklacher Mr. Jerry Brumbaugh and Mrs. Sherri GarnerBrigham Young University Bright Side of the Road Foundation Brigham Young University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Butler University C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Brumbaugh Ms. Deborah Brumley Ms. Dorothy Bruns Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Kristi Bryant Mrs. Leah Buchanan Ms. Lindley Buchas Mr. Brian and Mrs. Kerri Buck Ms. Cheryl Buckland Mr. Brian Buckley Mr. Daniel and Dr. Heidi Budke Ellen Bugay Mrs. Patricia Bunge Mr. Carl and Mrs. Adeline Burbach Mr. Larry and Mrs. Cheryl Burns Mr. Craig and Mrs. Lori Beth Burnside Caldwell College Calvin College Camp Fire USA, NWO Council Cancer Patient Services Capital University Carnegie Mellon University CASA/GAL of Hancock Mr. Bobbie Burrell Mrs. Joyce Burrell Mr. Norm and Mrs. Judy Burrell Mr. Larry and Mrs. Janelle Busdeker Ms. Carole Byal Mrs. Muriel Byers Mrs. Pauline Byers Byproduct Sales & Distribution LLC Mrs. Marilyn Byrne Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mariann Byrne C. Richard Kamerer Rev Liv Trust Mr. Jim and Mrs. Karen Cajka Ms. Clair Carty and Ms. Sheryl Pethers Mr. MarkCounty Case Western Reserve University Caughman Health Center Cedarville University Central Church of Christ Central Michigan University Central Middle Cassin Central Parent Teacher Organization Charles Construction Services, Inc. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Kay Chesebro Mrs. Lynn Child Mr. Roger and Mrs. Cynthia Christman Mr. William and Mrs. Sharon Church Dr. John Cindric Jr. and Mrs. Jean Cindric Mr. Shannon and Mrs. Catherine Clark Mr. John and Mrs. S. Jeannine Clark Mr. Bob and Mrs. Cindy Cleary Mr. Mike and Mrs.School Centre College Century Health Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School Chapman University Cherry Street Mission Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. Kara Clouse Mr. Albert Coates Jr. and Mrs. Pamela Coates Mr. Barry and Mrs. Georgianna Cobb Mrs. Nora Cochran Mr. David and Mrs. Laurie Cody Ms. Elizabeth Colatruglio Mr. K.C. and Mrs. Anni Collette Mr. David and Mrs. Beth Comer Mr. James and Mrs. Sue Compton Mr. Larry and Mrs. Shirley Copeland Mr. David and Mrs. Carolyn Copus Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mary CorbettChildrens Mentoring Connection Chillicothe Baptist Church Cincinnati Bible College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Circleville Bible College Mr. David and Mrs. Doris Corey Dr. Frank and Mrs. Kim Cosiano Dr. Frank and Mrs. Mary Jane Cosiano Mr. Richard and Mrs. Janice Cotten Ms. Lou Ann Cousino Mr. Jack and Mrs. Betty Cramer Mr. Roger and Mrs. Christine Cramer Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Jennifer Crawford Mr. Mark and Mrs. Kathy Creighton Ms. Linda Crews Mrs. Anita Criblez Mrs. Angela Crist Mrs. IrmaCity Health Department City Mission of Findlay, Ohio City of Findlay City of Findlay, Health Department City of Findlay, Mayor City of Findlay, Police Department Cronenwett Mr. Eric and Mrs. Marta Crow Mrs. Charlotte Cullum Mr. Fred Cvar Jr. and Mrs. Joan Cvar Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Peg Dailey Dancers Pointe Mr. Gary and Mrs. Susan Davidson Hon. Allan Davis Mrs. Claire Davis Mr. Grant and Mrs. Audrey Davis Ms. Jane Davis Mr. Martin and Mrs. Kay Davis Mr. Lester and Mrs. B.J. Davis Mr. Roger and Mrs. Judith Davis Mr. City of Findlay, Riverside Pool Clemson University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Clinton Township Fire Department Clothe-A-Child Thomas and Mrs. Judy Davis Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Kathryn Day Mr. John and Mrs. Helen Deamicis Mr. Dan and Mrs. Linda DeArment Ms. Dolly Deary Ms. Barbara Deerhake DeHaven Home and Garden Denham Capital Management LLC Mr. Jeremy and Mrs. Courtney Deter Ms. Shirley Dickey Mr. J. L. and Mrs. Nancy Dillon DJSM Williams Trust Donnell Middle SchoolCoastal Carolina University Colgate University College First Church of God College of Mount St. Joseph College of the Holy Cross Colorado Christian University Parents Advisory Counci Ms. Julie Donnell Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Kathleen Donnell Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Catherine Donovan Dr. Jana Doone Dr. Stan and Mrs. Lela Doty Stan K. Doty, D.D.S. Colorado State University Columbia College Columbia University Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus State Community College Cornell University Mr. William and Mrs. Maile Doyle Mr. Thomas D. Drake Ms. Jane Dukes Rettig Mr. John and Mrs. Catherine Dunham Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Nancy Dutton Mrs. Barbara Dysinger Dr. Nancy Dysinger Mr. Robert and Mrs. Betty Dzierzak Mr. R.A. Eakin Ms. Vanessa Edwards Mr. Mark and Mrs. Susan Egbert Ms. Myra Egbert Mrs. Lynette Ellerbrock Mr. Matthew Ellerbrock D.C.Cornerstone University Cory-Rawson Local Schools Dartmouth College Davis & Elkins College Defiance College Denison University Dental Center of Northwest Ericka Parker LLC Ms. Eleanor Erickson Mr. Edward and Mrs. Virginia Erner Ms. Deborah Eschenbacher Ms. Leigh Esper Mr. James Essinger Mrs. Vickie Essinger Mr. John and Mrs. Janet Fahl Fairlawn Neighborhood Mr. F. William and Mrs. Janet Fawley Mrs. Betty Fell Mr. Roger and Dr. Katherine Fell Ms. Mary Fell Mr. Jon and Mrs. Eleanor Fellers Mr. Rodney FellowsOhio DePaul University DePauw University DeVry University Diospi Suyana USA Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois University Foundation Eastern Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank Downtown Employees Mr. Paul and Mrs. Ellen Finch Findlay Area Golf Association Findlay Area Swim Team, Inc. Findlay City Schools Administrative Office Findlay Country Club Findlay Education Association Findlay Family Practice Findlay Firefighters Local 381 Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation Findlay High School Class of 1951Michigan University ECLIPSe Edinboro University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Erie Community College Eugene Lang College/New School University Findlay High School Breakfast Club Findlay High School Athletic Dept. Findlay High School Class of 1956 Findlay Moose Findlay Publishing Company Findlay Rotary Club Findlay Rotary Foundation, Inc. Findlay Surgery Center Findlays Tall Timbers Distribution Center Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation FIndlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce First PresbyterianEvangel University FABSS - Findlay City Schools Family Resource Centers Fashion Institute of Technology FIND Program - Washington Intermediate Findlay Area Church of Findlay Mrs. Beverly Fisher Mr. Michael and Mrs. Sharon Fisher Mrs. Anita Fitzgerald Flag City Truck & Equipment, Inc. Mrs. Beth Flowers Fortunaires Club Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. J. Eugene and Mrs. Deborah Foster Mrs. Aleta Foust Frank Berry Trucking Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Julia Frankart Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Cartha Franks Fraternal Order of Eagles AerieYouth for Christ Findlay Area Youtheatre, Inc. Findlay Board of Education - Findlay City Schools Findlay Branch, American Association of University Women Findlay No. 2291 Mrs. Janet Frech Mr. William and Mrs. Thelma Freed Friends of the McComb Public Library Frigidare Company Mr. Dale and Mrs. Sharon Fundum Mr. Claude Funk Jr. and Mrs. Mary Funk Mr. Robert and Mrs. Judith Gaffga Ms. Lynda Gallant Mr. Gilbert Garcia and Ms. Carrie Ann Graf Ms. Dorothy Garwood Mr. David and Mrs. Barbara Gasior Ms. Anne Gates Mr.City Schools Findlay Enrichment Programs Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. Findlay Rotary Foundation, Inc. Findlay Service League Findlay-Hancock Richard and Mrs. Patricia Gauthier Mr. George and Mrs. Deborah Gavaletz Mr. William and Mrs. Meribeth Geaman Mr. Richard and Mrs. Barbara Gebhardt Mr. Larry and Mrs. Janet Gerken Gilker Shoupe Family Charitable Foundation Mr. Rick and Mrs. Christa Gillfillan Mr. Jack Glick Mr. Michael and Mrs. Karen Godfrey Mr. Roger and Mrs. Jane Gossman Mr. Alan Graf, Jr. andCounty Public Library First Lutheran Church First Presbyterian Church of Findlay Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation Focus on Friends Fort Findlay Kiwanis Mrs. Susan Graf Mrs. Jean C. Graham Mrs. Heather Granger Mr. Albert and Mrs. Joy Green Mr. Daniel Green Mr. Jason and Mrs. Melissa Greenlee Mr. Henry and Mrs. Laura Greinke Mrs. Gina Griffith Mr. Donald and Mrs. Lynda Grimes Mr. Dave and Mrs. Teresa Grine Mrs. Linda Gruenemeyer GSW Manuafacturing H & K Financial Services Dr. Fred and Mrs. Mary HalvorsenFoundation for Continuation of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Franciscan Earth Literacy Center Fraternal Order of Police Friends of the Findlay Hancock County Public Mrs. Evelyn Hamilton Mr. Chris and Mrs. Mary Beth Hammond Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau Hancock County Educational Service Center Handbags That Help Womens Giving Circle Mrs. Sandra Hansen Mr. Larry and Mrs. Vicki Hardesty Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Pam Hardy Mrs. Sara Harrington Ms. Theonne Harris Mr. Jack and Mrs. Jean Harshbarger Mr. AlanLibrary Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Girl Scouts Glenwood Middle School Gliding Stars of Findlay Good Hope Lutheran Church and Mrs. Sally Hartzell Mr.John and Mrs. Bobbye Haughawout Mr. T. Stephen Hauser TTEE Mrs. Sherri Haushalter Mrs. Carol Hauzie Dr. Philip and Mrs. Peggy Havens Ms. Henrietta Hayes Grace College and Theological Seminary Grand Valley State University Greater Findlay Inc. Foundation Greater Northwest Ohio Diabetes Association Green Springs Mr. David and Mrs. Suzi Healy Ms. Barbara Heamon Heck Rentals Mr. James and Mrs. Janice Heinrich Mrs. Kathy Heintschel Mr. Edwin Heminger Mr. Gary and Mrs. Jane Heminger Mr. Robert and Mrs. Denise Henning Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Anne Hermiller Mr. Steven and Mrs. Bonita Herold Mr. Richard and Mrs. Waltraud Herr Mr. Gary and Mrs. Shirley Hewitt Mr. Darwin andFire Department Assoc. Inc. Greenville College Grove City College H.H.W.P. Community Action Commission Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County Mrs. Betty Hile Mr. Fred and Mrs. Cheryl Hile Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Nicol Hinesman Mr. Harold and Mrs. Judy Hinkle Mrs. Betty Hipp Mrs. Jacqueline Hitchings Mr. Michael Hogan Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Diane Hogue Mr. Merle and Mrs. Diane Hohman Mr. James and Mrs. Debra Holmes Mrs. Theresa Hooper Dr. William and Mrs. Sandra Hopkins Hosler-Corbin Insurance Agency Hancock Christian Clearing House Hancock Co. Prosecutors Office Hancock County 4-H Committee Hancock County ADAMHS Board Hancock County Agency Mrs. Lisa Houck Mr. Robert and Mrs. Sheila Huber Mr. Merle Hummell Hunt Family Trust Ms. Marilyn Huston Ms. Nancy Hutchinson Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Hyle Mrs. Alda Hymes Mr. Hugo and Mrs. Viola Ibarra Mr. Gerald and Mrs. Eilene Inbody Mr. Edward and Mrs. JoAnne Ingold Mr. Douglas Irons Mr. James Irons Mr. Robert and Mrs. Sharon Irons Mr. James andon Aging, Inc. Hancock County Agricultural Society Hancock County Auditor Hancock County Board of MRDD Hancock County Center for Safe and Healthy Mrs. Ann Jaffe Mr. Darol Jameson Mr. Ted and Mrs. Carol Jastal Mr. Gary and Mrs. Patricia Jay Ms. Darla Johannsen Mr. Philip and Mrs. Kristen Johnson Mr. Ramon and Mrs. Johanna Johnson Mrs. Mary Johnston Mr. Lyle and Mrs. Melinda Jolliff Ms. Lois Jordan Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Louanne Joseph Mrs. Michele Joseph Mr. Thomas Joseph and Mrs. Carol Dale-JosephChildren Hancock County Commissioners Hancock County Educational Service Center Hancock County Family First Council Hancock County Sheriffs Office Mr. Gary and Mrs. Nancy Junker Mr. Lawrence and Mrs. Jenna Jurosic Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Marie Jurosic Mr. Warren and Mrs. Judy Kahn Mr. Roger Kapeluck and Mrs. Virginia Pilstl Mr. Bryan and Mrs. Ann Karhoff Mr. Kevin Karhoff Mr. David and Mrs. Joan Katz Mr. Myron and Mrs. Mary Kauffman Mr. Jerome Kauper Ms. Karen Kehrl Mr. Mark and Mrs. Patricia Kelbley Hancock Historical Museum Foundation Hancock Historical Museum Association Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Hancock Park District Hancock Parks Keneco Distributors Mr. George and Mrs. Susan Kentris Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Kelly Kepner Mr. Wiljo and Mrs. Eloise Kesatie Dr. and Mrs. William Kibbey Mr. John E. 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Mrs. Gene McEvoy Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Deborah McKinzie Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Tracy McMath Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Lori Meckstroth Mr. Darryl and Mrs. Linda Menerey MEPACCommunity College Lincoln Technical College Long Term Recovery Committee of Hancock County Lourdes College Lupus Foundation of America, NW Ohio Match Program Dr. Blaise and Mrs. Jan Mercadante Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Rosalie Meredith Ms. Carol Metzger-Sturgeon Dr. Matthew Michaels Mid-American Football Officials Association Mr. Don and Mrs. Judy Mieure Hon. 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Stozich Mr. Charles Stumpp, Jr. and Mrs. Kim Stumpp Mr. Larry and Mrs. Kathryn Summers Sun Express Tanning Mr. Marvin and Mrs. Phyllis Sunderman Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Marie Swaisgood Mr. Jason and Mrs. Jennifer SwartzlanderBoulder University of Connecticut University of Dayton University of Delaware University of Findlay University of Findlay College of Pharmacy University of Mr. Hugh and Mrs. Sondra Tavernier Mr. Dale Tea, Jr. and Mrs. Holly Tea Mr. Neil and Mrs. Barbara Teatsworth Ms. Amy Tebbe Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Denise Tebbe Mr. Richard and Ms. Betty Tevis Mr. Graham and Mrs. Denise Thomas Mr. Jack and Mrs. Midge Thomas Mr. Richard Thomas Mr. John and Mrs. Donda Thomasson Mrs. Christine Thornton Mr. Jack and Mrs. MargaretFindlay, Mazza Museum University of Georgia University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign University of Indianapolis University of Kentucky University of Maine Tidd Mrs. Jane Tille Mr. John Tinsman and Ms. Amy Baxter Tom Heimann Enterprises Inc. Touch Consulting LTD Mr. Matt and Mrs. Julie Traver Mr. Jon Treece Ms. Jo Ann Trice Tuffy Auto Service University of Findlay Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Laura Upson Mr. Frank and Mrs. Merry Valentin Mr. J. Randall and Mrs. Jane Ann Van Dyne Mr. Raymond VanGunten III and Mrs.at Machias University of Miami University of Michigan University of Missouri University of North Carolina University of North Carolina at Wilmington University Jeanne VanGunten Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Laurie Vaupel VFW Post 6067 Ms. Kathleen Vielhaber Mr. Lawrence Vielhaber Ms. Anne Visser Mr. George and Mrs. Therese Vogel Ms. Beth Waddell Mr. William Waddell Ms. Cherie Wagner Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Estate Mr. T. Michael and Mrs. Tamara Wallace Mrs. Julia Walsh Mr. Larry and Mrs. Julie Walters Mr. Dale andof Northwestern Ohio University of Notre Dame University of Saint Francis University of South Carolina University of South Florida University of Toledo College of Mrs. Beth Warnecke Warner Buick-Nissan Mr. David and Mrs. Angela Warye Mr. Jack and Mrs. G. Jeanne Wasbro Dr. Rick and Mrs. Debra Watson Ms. Karen Watt Mr. Scott and Mrs.Graduate Studies University of Toledo College of Law Valparaiso University Van Buren Local Schools Van Buren State Park Vanderbilt University Vanlue Local Rebecca Weasel Mr. Michael and Mrs. Jane Webber Mr. Nate and Mrs. Sarah Weihrauch Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jennifer Weissling Mr. Philip and Mrs. Kathryn Weller Mr. James and Mrs. Carol Wells Ms. Christine Wentling Mrs. Karen Wentz Mr. Michael and Mrs. Marcia Whalen Mr. John Wheeler Whirlpool Corporation - Findlay Division Mr. Eugene and Mrs. Marjorie White Mr.School Vassar College Village of Arlington Visual Image Productions Walsh University Washington Intermediate School Washington University School of Law James and Mrs. Rebecca Wick Mr. Robert and Mrs. Nancy Wilczynski Mrs. Nancy Wilder Mr. Barton and Mrs. Susan Williams Mr. Brian and Mrs. Lisa Williams Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Debbie Williams Mr. Jack and Mrs. Marsha Williams Mr. Michael and Mrs. Laura Williams Ms. Rosanna Williams Mrs. Susan Williams Mrs. Julie Williamson Wright David Wilkins Fund of GreaterWBGU-TV, Public Television West Ohio Conference West Virginia University Western Illinois University Western Michigan University Western Reserve Academy Houston Community Foundation Mr. Gary and Mrs. Mary Wilson Mr. Stanley Wilson Wingate Body Shop Ms. Donna Wingate Mr. J. Theodore and Mrs. Fritzi Winkeljohn Mr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Leslye Winkle Mrs. Joan Winkle Mr. Ivan and Mrs. Judy Withrow Mr. Lee and Mrs. Helen Wittenmyer Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Jane Wittenmyer Dr. Dean and Mrs. Pat Wittwer Ms. BarbaraWGTE Public Media Wilmington College Wilson Vance Winebrenner Theological seminary Wittenberg University Womens Resource Center Womens Trust-World Wobser Mr. David and Mrs. Janet Wobser Mr. Jeffrey Wobser Mr. Michael and Mrs. Beth Wong Mrs. Carri Wurm Mr. Dan and Mrs. Aleta Yates Dr. J. Yoneji Mrs. Betty Young Mr. Jerry and Mrs. Betty Youngberg Mr. Charles Younger Mr. Christopher Younger Mrs. Mariann Younger Mr. Paul Younger Mr. Scott Younger Mrs. Beth Zachrich Mr. John and Mrs. Pamela ZelinskyClass Word of Life Bible Institute World Class Ghana Inc. Wright State University Wright State University School of Medicine Wyotech Xavier University Young Dr. Emil and Mrs. Joyce Ziegler Mr. Mark and Mrs. Antoinette Ziemniak Mr. Andrew and Mrs. Melanie Ziemniak Mr. Michael and Mrs. Korin Ziemniak Mrs. Virginia Ziemniak Mr. Wilbert and Mens Christian Association (Findlay) Youngstown State University Mrs. Rose Zimmerly Zonta Club of Findlay Mr. Richard Zunkiewic

Celebr ating 20 Years

Bridging Resources. Granting Opportunity.


Since 1992, the Community Foundation has granted over $25 million* to local nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Hancock County. Congratulations to area nonprofits who continue to make a difference every day!

Since 1992, thousands of individuals have made gifts totaling $75,110,252* to the Community Foundation to benefit Findlay and Hancock County forever. To each and every one of our donors, thank you!

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.
*A percentage of each funds value is available to grant each year; the endowed principal is invested to grow and fund future grants.

Ways to Give
Stock, Bonds, and Mutual Funds. Appreciated stock, bonds, and mutual funds can make an economical choice when making a charitable gift. You make the gift at a lower cost basis and enjoy double tax savings by avoiding capital gains and receiving a charitable contribution based on the securitys full market value. Matching Gift. Matching gifts can more than double a gift if your employer (and/or your spouses employer) has such a program. All that is needed is the appropriate form from the employer. Charitable Gift Annuity and Charitable Remainder Trust. You can make a gift of cash, marketable securities, or property to the Community Foundation now, get immediate tax benefits, and ensure that you or a loved one receive income payments for life. Charitable Lead Trust. You can place cash or property into a trust that provides income to the Community Foundation for a set number of years, after which the remainder may be transferred back to you or your heirs. Real Estate and Personal Property. Residences, vacation homes, farms, and valuable items, such as art, make wonderful charitable gifts and enjoy significant tax savings. Retained Life Estate. You can make a gift of your home, farm, or vacation home, obtain an immediate tax deduction, and still continue to use the property for as long as you wish. Only after you no longer need the property will the Community Foundation assume the usual ownership rights. Bequest. A bequest made through a will or living trust allows you to designate a portion of your estate to the Community Foundation without drawing from assets during your lifetime. Retirement Funds, IRAs, and Life Insurance. You can name the Community Foundation as a direct or contingency beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement funds, IRAs, life insurance policies, and other assets.

2011 Annual Report


101 West Sandusky Street, Suite 207 Findlay, Ohio 45840 419.425.1100 www.community-foundation.com

Editor
Lisa Houck, Communications Officer

Design & Production


Anderson Robertson Marketing

Printed by
Kennedy Printing Company, Findlay, Ohio

Contributing Writer
Laurie Wurth Pressel, Wurth Writing Findlay, Ohio

Photographs & Supporting Information


Leigh Esper, Findlay City Health Department, Hancock County Agency on Aging, Legal Aid of Western Ohio Inc., Cory-Rawson Local Schools, Lindsay Brown, Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Findlay City Schools, Hancock Historical Museum, Hancock Park District, The Arts Partnership, Inspiring Images, Peggy Grandbois, Judy Withrow

The Community Foundation is committed to helping you achieve your philanthropic goals. Well work with you and your financial advisor, sharing information and ideas on which giving options may best fit your personal situation.

Watercolor Painted by
Jamie Robertson

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