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Building a Better Future

2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Bridging Resources. Granting Opportunity.

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

Table of Contents
Mission Statement

The Family Center

12

HancockREADS & Hancock Education Fund

56

Letter from the President

New Funds

14

Guidelines for Grantseekers

57

Foundation Board & Staff

Funds of the Foundation

18

Power of Endowment

58

Building a Better Future

Our Donors

38

Finance & Investment Committee

59

Dorney Legacy Society

Grants Awarded

44

Financial Statements

61

Handbags That Help

10

Scholarship Awards

52

Find Your Fund

62

Cover Pictures: 2015 Scholarship Recipients


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

Mission Statement 1

Letter from the President


Dear Friend,
As we look back on the last year, we can report continued growth of the Findlay-Hancock County
Community Foundation. It is this growth in the size of our Foundation that continues to strengthen
our presence in the community as we assist our donors and area nonprofits in serving the needs of the
residents of Hancock County. Yet our strength comes not just from sheer numbers. Our strength comes
from the people, ideas, and perspectives that work together in countless ways to enrich the quality of life
in Findlay and Hancock County. Our strength comes from a spirit of collaboration and a shared vision of
a stronger future. Our strength comes from a deep devotion to this place.
This Annual Report highlights scholarships and the celebration of our 20th year of awarding them.
Through the generosity of individual donors and the many scholarship funds, last year 178 scholarships
were awarded to youth across our region to support their continued learning. Think of our community
years from now. How will education influence our childrens children? What future do you imagine for our
community? The Community Foundation is committed to making education attainable and affordable by
providing an effective scholarship program and growing endowed funds so that the scholarship awards have
a meaningful impact on the students financing. It is so easy to partner with the Community Foundation
to honor loved ones and their values by setting up a scholarship fund that will last for generations and
impact the lives of so many. Today, our community has the opportunity to shape the future of our region
through education.
In these pages, you will notice that we welcomed 18 new funds to the Foundation.
You will also get an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by our donors.
As you read the 300+ fund descriptions, you will see just how personal
each of these funds are, and that it is all about the mission of our
donors and what is meaningful to them. We have the privilege and
responsibility to carry out their wishes. Thank you for your trust
as a philanthropic partner, and for allowing us the opportunity
to provide you with the resources and up-to-date information
on the needs of the community. If you are not yet a donor,
I would encourage you to join our family and help seek
solutions for our community together.

FAST FACTS
FOR 2014
Year Founded:

Total Assets:

1992

$82.8M

Charitable Funds:

Grantmaking:

341

$2.2M

Grants Awarded:

Grantmaking
Since Inception:

389

$32M

9+13+232530A
Grants by Program Area:
(less than 2% not included*)

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

EDUCATION/
SCHOLARSHIPS

7%

27%

HEALTH

10%

20%

22%

HUMAN
SERVICES

ARTS/CULTURE

Katherine Kreuchauf, CFRE


President

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*1%: Community Development, Housing, Public Safety, Religion


2%: Civic, Leisure

Board of Trustees & Staff


Michael S. Needler
Chairman

Patricia J. Brown

Gwen Kuenzli
Vice Chair

J. Michael Wilder

Garry L. Peiffer
Treasurer

J. Alec Reinhardt

Farewell,
Friend!

Sherri Garner
Brumbaugh
Secretary

Gene Stevens

Ralph Russo passed away


this past year at 63, leaving
behind an immeasurable
legacy.
Ralph retired from the
Community Foundation board
after 18 years of service in 2014. He
was instrumental in the development and
growth of the Community Foundation. Ralph was a founding
member of the Board of Trustees and served as Chairman from
2010-2012.

Gary Wilson

Our community is a better place thanks to Ralph.

Katherine Kreuchauf
President

Kimberly J. Bash
Senior Program Officer

Julie L. Brown
Program Director

Shelly L. Joseph
Scholarship Manager

Tracy L. McMath

Development & Planned


Giving Officer

Pat Eingle

Office Assistant

Andrea Reinhart

Administrative Assistant

Rachel M. Gerber
Donor Services Officer

Lisa M. Houck

Communications Officer

Karen L. Smith

Chief Financial Officer

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Building a Better Future

Building a Better Future


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

Why is Higher Education Important?


Its no secret that higher education is the ticket to a better life. For the students:
individuals who attain degrees -- two-year, four-year or postgraduate -- earn
more and live longer. For the community: the impact is equally important.
College helps families pull out of poverty, and the effects of education are felt
across our communities and through generations. The median income of a
family including a four-year college graduate is more than twice that of a family
with a high school graduate. A properly educated workforce is a significant
contributor to a strong economy; and current college graduation rates are not
keeping up with the demand for qualified workers. By 2020, 65% of all American
jobs and 80% of jobs in the fastest growing sectors will require at least some
postsecondary education. Yet, in 2010 only 41% of Americans aged 18-24 are
enrolled in college, and nearly half of these students will fail to graduate within
six years.

Why are Scholarships Important?


One of the greatest barriers to college enrollment and completion for students is
cost. College tuition rates continue to rise and at rates far greater than inflation,
making college less and less affordable. In the five year period between the 200708 and 2012-13 academic years, the average cost of tuition and fees increased
by 27% at public four-year colleges; 13% at private, nonprofit four-year colleges;
and 24% at public, two-year colleges. Scholarships help alleviate the financial
burden of college, so that students can focus more on their studies than
outside employment and graduate with fewer loans. As more students enroll
in college, the need for scholarships is even greater. Only about 11% of students
enrolled in college receive scholarships. Private and employer grants (including
scholarships) make up only 4% of all undergraduate student aid, while federal
student loans make up nearly 40%. Sixty percent of students graduating with
a four-year degree in 2012-2013 had student loan debt averaging $27,300 per

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borrower. The nations student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion dollars, which
is more than the nations credit card debt.

Our Commitment
The Community Foundation is committed to making education attainable and
affordable for our students, even as public funding continues to disappear. We
are committed to measuring the effectiveness of our scholarship program on
a regular basis, so that the program is most impactful for both our donors and
students. To strengthen our program, were looking at the obstacles current
students face. There is a growing divide between the wealthiest and poorest
students who earn a bachelors degree by age 24, with the gap doubling. Fifty-eight
percent of Community Foundation scholarships are need-based, encouraging
lower-income families to apply. Many scholarships support the student during
his or her freshman year only, leaving the student without funding for future
years. We encourage donors to consider offering renewal scholarships so that
the student is supported throughout the students college career. Lastly, we are
committed to growing the size of endowed funds so that the scholarship awards
have a meaningful impact on the students financing. Endowed funds are
invested and new gifts sought, meaning scholarships will continue to support
Hancock County students year after year, generation after generation.

Building a Better Future


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

2014

Community Foundation
SCHOLARSHIPS

Who are the scholarship recipients?


37%

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37% of our scholarship


recipients are male.

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178

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63% of our scholarship
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Where are the scholarship


recipients headed?
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63% of our scholarship recipients are HS


seniors and 37% are college students.

From where did the scholarship


recipients graduate?
FINDLAY

ARLINGTON
VAN BUREN

ARCADIA
CORYRAWSON

HS
OUTSIDE
HAN. CO.

McCOMB
LIBERTYBENTON

RIVERDALE

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Featured Scholarship Establishers


In 1994, Linda, Emil, and Brent Ziegler
established the first scholarship at the
Community Foundation, the Linda B. Ziegler
Scholarship, to support a Findlay High
School graduating senior. This scholarship
fund is in memory of Linda, who passed
away in December of 1994 from cancer.
Since 1995, 20 scholarships have been
awarded to Findlay High School graduates
totaling $22,000.

In 2006, Ruth Ball established the Albert J.


Ball Scholarship in memory of her husband.
This scholarship is for a Hancock County
graduating senior who will pursue a business
degree. Albert was the Owner-Operator of
McDonalds restaurants in Findlay, Kenton,
Fostoria, Ottawa and North Baltimore, Ohio
and later the President of Ball Management
Company. Albert and Ruths children have
made it a tradition to make donations to this
fund during Christmas in lieu of gifts.
Since 2007, eight scholarships have been
awarded to Hancock County graduates
totaling $9,750.

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At its 50-year class reunion in 2006, the


Class of 1956 established the Findlay High
School Class of 1956 Scholarship to support
a Findlay High School graduate who wishes
to pursue a degree in education. Members of
the class hope that students who receive the
scholarship will become great educators like
those who inspired them more than 50 years
ago.
Since 2007, 12 scholarships have been
awarded to Findlay High School graduates
totaling $11,500.

Featured Scholarship Recipients

Receiving this scholarship and being


recognized for my accomplishments
demonstrated to me that someone believed
in my education. I am grateful to these donors
and appreciate their financial support that
made my educational endeavors a reality.
With the high cost of tuition, it is reassuring
that other people are able to help support
students in their education. The scholarship
was incredibly special to me as I knew Brent,
Linda Zieglers son, growing up and we even
attended college together.
Julie Hartzell is a 1995 graduate of Findlay
High School. She received the Linda B.
Ziegler Scholarship, graduated from
Wittenberg University in 1999 and The Ohio
State University Moritz College of Law in
2002. Julie currently lives in Columbus with
her husband, Andy, and their two daughters.
She is the Applications Group Manager for
Ohio Legislative Information Systems.

My parents obviously did the best they


could. The reality is theres only so much
money that you can make and that you can
give. It really meant a lot to me to receive
these scholarships and to have people who
cared enough about my future even though
they didnt know me. Because someone gave
to me, Im now able to give my time and
talents back to the community.
Brandon Kelly is a 2002 graduate of Findlay
High School. He received the Joseph R. and
Westelle L. Brown Scholarship, graduated
from Bowling Green State University in 2006
and Winebrenner Theological Seminary in
2009 with a Masters of Divinity. Brandon
lives in Findlay with his wife, Ellen, and
their two sons. He serves as Pastor for Good
Shepherd United Methodist Church and
volunteers extensively in the community.

The scholarships I received have been


incredibly impactful! When I was choosing a
college, I fell in love with Indiana University,
but the main sticking point that kept me
from making the decision was the high cost
of out-of-state tuition. My time at IU has
been worth every penny, and these gifts have
supported my college career and eased my
familys financial burden. The scholarships
have helped provide me the opportunities of
attending a nationally-recognized business
school and the benefits of going to a school
that I absolutely love.
Shelby Fletcher is a 2012 graduate of Findlay
High School. She will be a senior at Indiana
University in the fall and will be interning at
Berry Plastics Corporation in Evansville, IN
this summer. Shelby received the renewable
Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship and
Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship.

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Dorney Legacy Society


Our earthly possessions are, after all, but life holdings and the grace with which we part
with them at the end of lifes journey shows the heart in its least disguised form.
- L. Dale Dorney
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 downplayed his material wealth. In fact, few people knew the extent to
which he had pursued his life long quest for building substantial personal assets
and establishing a trust that would serve the people of his community for many
generations to come.
In 1976, he left the Cleveland Foundation a $2.2 million dollar bequest dedicated
to improving the quality of life in Findlay and Hancock County. He hoped that this
gift might one day form the nucleus of a community foundation. His dream came
to fruition in 1992 when the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was
established as a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation.
On February 28, 1999, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
became an independent entity and the Dorney Fund assets designated for Hancock
County were returned to our community. What started as one mans generous gift
to his community, has been further expanded by local residents. Today, the FindlayHancock County Community Foundation is one of 64 community foundations in
Ohio and more than 700 community foundations nationwide.
Since 1976, the Dorney Fund has provided more than $11.3 million dollars to support
the work of the Community Foundation and other local nonprofit agencies. And
through the power of endowment, where gifts are invested and grants are awarded
that address community needs, Mr. 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.
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Becoming a Legacy Member


Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their intent to leave
a planned gift or bequest to the Community Foundation, demonstrating
their commitment to the future of Findlay and Hancock County. Individuals
who have already shown their commitment by endowing permanent funds
during their lifetimes are also members of the Dorney Legacy Society. As a
member of the Dorney Legacy Society, 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.
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,
designing a plan that works best for you and your personal situation.

Dorney Legacy Society Members


Members of the Dorney Legacy Society have notified us of their intent to leave a planned gift or bequest to the Community Foundation. Individuals who have already
shown their commitment by endowing permanent funds during their lifetimes are also members of the Dorney Legacy Society. The Community Foundation recently
revised the Dorney Legacy Society list. If you have questions or feel you should be included on this list, please contact Andrea Reinhart at 419-425-1100.
Prakash and Shubha Acharya
Herb* and Cindy* Aldrich Family
Fredrick C.* and Ruth* G. Aldrich
W.S. (Sherman)* and Wanda* Alge
Family
Craig and Mary Lou Anderson
Gertrude O. Anderson*
Marion Arbogast*
Roy and Marcia Armes
Randy Baker
Albert J.* and Ruth Ball
John C.* and Jane C.* Barbieri
Shirley and Richard P. Barchent Jr.
Daniel R. Bennett*
W. Ray Bennett
Robert and Daphnae Bishop
Richard N.* and Mildred B. Bishop
Family
Pat and Jack* Brown
Joseph R.* and Westelle* Browne
James F. and Mary Alys
Brucklacher
Leah H. and Thomas C.* Buchanan
Cheryl Buckland and Larry Manley
Bobby C.* and Joyce Burrell Family
Wayne and Dawna Casper
Gregg and Karen Cline
Florence G. Collins*
Frank and Mary Jane Cosiano
George E. Countryman*
Vance Kramer II
Floyd J.* and Alice K.* Curran
James* and Marie* Dally
Richard (Dick) E. Daugherty*
Judge Allan Davis
Joseph W.* and Claire Davis
Sue Jones Decker
Barbara Deerhake
Richard Deerhake
Thomas B. and Kathleen Donnell
L. Dale Dorney*
Allen* and Ruth* Dudley
Mary Ann Emerine*

W.S. Sherman* and Wanda* Alge


William P.* and Pauline* Deisel
Mary E. Fell
G. Richard* and Beverly Fisher
Michael and Midge Foster
M. Margaret Foster*
William D. Frack*
Philip D. Gardner*
James and Marsha Geers
Austin and Rachel Gerber
Ivan and Dorothy Gorr
Susan and Alan Graf, Jr.
Jean C. Graham
Karen Grieser
Frank and Annett Hollington
Guglielmi
Evelyn J. Burkey Hamilton
David S. and Suzi Healy
Jim Heck
Jane Heck
W. Kenneth* and R. Ruth* Helvie
Larry and Leslie Hoadley
J. William and Susan Hollington
John* and Mary* Masters
Hollington
Earl* and Laverne* Irons Family
Michael and Ann Johnson
Keith L. and Sheila K. Jolliff
Warren* and Peg Kirk Bell
Vickie Kobeszka
George* and Helen* Koepke
H. Brad and Linda Koller
Gary and Katherine Kreuchauf
David and Gwen Kuenzli
Marjorie Kuhlman*
David and Amy Lai
William H.* and Martha E.* Lape
Midge Lause
Gertrude A. Lee*
Dave* and Marjorie* Lodge
Ed* and Donna Lodico Family
Philip and Deb Luginbuhl
Larry and Sondra Lunn Family

John M.* and Patricia M. Luther


Gordon* and Marilyn* Macklin
Howard* and Carolyn M.* Marvin
Mark May
Richard J.* and Betty McCall
Family
Robert L.* and Helen* McClelland
Family
Richard K. and Lynn J. McCord
Jeffery and Tracy McMath
Fritz* and Else Meyer
Bryan and Karen Miller
Greg* and Lauree Miller
Ralph Russo* and Nancy MoodyRusso
Patricia (Conway) Moore
Thomas E. Moore*
Dana and Kathy Morgan
James A. Moul
Barbara and Richard* Muzy
Richard C. and Mary Ellen Myers
Rhoda Myers
Michael Needler Family
G. Norman and Jane* Nicholson
John Noble
Tom* and Esther* Orndorff
Hon. Michael G. and Pat Oxley
Jim and Mahrokh (Esfandiary)
Palte
Thomas Parke and Cindy* Shoupe
Parke
Garry and Kathleen Peiffer
Andy and Mary Ellen Peters
Sterling* and Meredith* Pfeiffer
Family
G. (Bud)* and Valerie* Poole
Darrell and Alberta Prichard
Family
Bert and Marlene Rayl
Ed and Judy Reading
Ralph and Jo Ann Reeds
J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt
E.D. (Bud)* and Jean* Retter

John and Margaret Rieker


Jim* and Mary Jane* Roberts
Jim and Julie Robertson
Kyle* and Laura Rogers
Marv and Judy Rower
Ralph E. Sackett Jr.
John H. Schaefer*
Jon A. Schlueter*
Madeleine T. Schneider*
Elaine H. Schoonmaker Family
David and Elizabeth Seman
Duane and Sherry Shock
Thomas Richard* and Wendene
Wilson Shoupe
Jeff and Elsa Shrader
Donald V. and Mary (Pat)* Sink
Tami Sink
Bill* and Sandy Slack
R. Eugene* and Margaret Slough
Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt
Jan* and Vicky Sorgenfrei
Mary Lou Steinman Family
Gene and Elaine Stevens
Shirley Stirling
William* and Eveline* Stitt
Robert L.* and Dortha W.* Stober
Roberta Stober
Glen* and Mary* Stover
Mark Smith and Phyllis StoverSmith
John and Vicky Stozich
John* and Nancy* Stozich
The Family of Olga L.* Swanson
Lawrence and Nancy Thomas
Tell* and Opal* Thompson
Raymond J.* and Jane J.* Tille
Golden M. Tong*
Ralph Trimble*
Mary Jo Urshalitz*
Anna Van Gorder*
Karen B. Wachs
Patrick* and Barbara Wagner
Family

Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner*


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

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Handbags That Help


Handbags That Help (HTH) is a 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.

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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.

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

In only eight years, Handbags that Help has granted


$336,100 to support 18 local nonprofit organizations.

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2014 - 2015 Handbags That


Help Grant
LITERACY COALITION OF HANCOCK COUNTY
The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County received a grant of $38,000 for the
enrollment of 1,000 preschoolers in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
(DPIL) program. Funding is also being provided for the training of volunteers
and Help Me Grow service coordinators. These Parent Partners, using the
books provided by the DPIL, will offer families literacy activities reinforcing
the emergent language skills necessary for children to enter kindergarten ready
to learn. In addition, Family Literacy Nights will be offered at easily accessible
neighborhood locations. Parents and children will participate in fun-filled
evenings of reading related activities with the volunteers. In these sessions, best
practice reading strategies will be modeled by area educators, information on
the developmental stages of learning will be shared, and parents will have the
opportunity to ask questions about school readiness. The anticipated outcome
is that children will be ready to learn on their first day of school.
TOTAL 2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP GRANT = $38,000

2014-2015 HANDBAGS THAT HELP


GUIDING CIRCLE
Judge Kristen Johnson, Chair
Angela Crist, Vice Chair
Donna Ridenour, Treasurer
Suzi Healy, Secretary
Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large
Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair
Judy Pusateri, Communications Sub-Circle Chair
Dena Best, Program Sub-Circle Chair

Handbags That Help Members

Sharon Aller
Debra Ammons
Julie Anderson
Kelly Atkins
Susan Baker
Lisa Ball
Ruth Ball
Amy Ballinger
Connie Barron-Smith
Kimberly Bash
Deb Benson
Dena Best
Sara J. Bova
Carolyn Braddock
Angela Briggs
Julie Brown
Kathy Brubaker
Leah Buchanan
Cheryl Buckland
Janelle W. Busdeker
Lynn Child
Nichole Clement
Anni Collette
Lois Crane
Rindy Crates

Angela Crist
Carol Dale-Joseph
Jane Davis
Linda DeArment
Barbara Deerhake
Tasha Dimling
Jana Doone
Barb Dysinger
Myra Egbert
Kelly Erdeljac
Virginia Erner
Leigh Esper
Katherine Fell
Julie Finlay
Beverly Fisher
Beth Flowers
Janet Frech
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh
Peggy Grandbois
GiGi Griffith
Gena Grismore
Linda Gruenemeyer
Mary Halvorsen
Mary Beth Hammond
Carol A. Hauzie

Alexis Healy
Suzi Healy
Kathy Heintschel
Jane Heminger
Shirley Hewitt
Kay Hill
Betty Hipp
Jackie Hitchings
Jenelle Hohman
Terri Hooper
Leah Horne
Lisa Houck
Nancy Hutchinson
Joanne Ingold
Carol Inkrott
Carol Jastal
Darla Johannsen
Kristen Johnson
Shelly Joseph
Susan Jost
Ann Karhoff
Chris Keller
Diana Kirk
Kerry Kirk
Kolleen Kirk Rill

Kay Kose
Kathy Kreuchauf
Anita Kromer
Gwen Kuenzli
Alanna Langlois
Sharon Larmore
Pam Lather
Sue Lehman
Ann Malarkey
Carol Mallett
Teresa Matre
Tracy McMath
Carol Metzger
Judy Miller
Cheryl Miller
Julia Miller
Linda Miller
Ann Moore
Kathy Morgan
Amber Moser
Irene Mosholder
Bethany Needler
Dionne Neubauer
Becky Noack
Lee Osmun

Dawn Palmer
Sarah Palmer
Kathy Peiffer
GinnyLee Pilstl
Judy Pusateri
Sandy Reinhardt
Andrea Reinhart
Donna Ridenour
Robin Ridge
Michele Ritchie
Marty Rothey
Heidi Rupp
Donna Ruse
Suzy Sackmann
Jaclyn Schalk
Mary Jo Schaller
Elsa Shrader
Karen Smith
Linda H. Spahr
Laurie A. Spahr
Adrea Spoon
Susie Spragg
Dee Dee Spraw
Tammy Stahl
Kim Stumpp

Dawn Swain
Marie Swaisgood
Jennifer Swartzlander
Carrie Templin
Joyce Tettau
Ann Thieman
Shirlee Jo Thomas
Sandra Vaughn
Elizabeth Waddell
Alex Wagner
Sheree Wagner
Nikki Wagner Matheny
Lisa Walker
Karen Wentz
Nancy Wilder
Susan Williams
Judy Withrow
Patricia J. Wittwer
Peggy Wood
Mamie Yeagle
Mariann Younger
Patty Zickert

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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.
THE HANCOCK PROPERTIES FOUNDATION

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 mobility. The Family Center is handicap
accessible, offers a convenient and low-cost meeting space, and provides tenant
agencies with a positive and efficient work environment.
AFFORDABILITY
Increasingly high rent costs make it difficult for nonprofits to maintain
adequate facilities to house their staff and provide their services. The Family
Center offers affordable opportunities for local nonprofit agencies.

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Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, Chair


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

LOCATION AND VISIBILITY


Nonprofits are not always located in places that are easily accessible for clientele.
In Findlay, agencies were scattered from one end of town to the other. People
needing services often 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.
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.

Family Center
Agencies

Kevin Richardson, Building Manager

Alzheimers Association of Northwest Ohio


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

W.I.C. Client

Family Center Goals


To serve those in need with dignity.
To create a synergy among agencies
in providing services that will change
lives.
To improve the infrastructure of
nonprofit agencies.
To increase community awareness
that there are low-income families
in Hancock County who need help
becoming financially stable.
Jeff Schimmoeller, Assistant Building Manager

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

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2014 New Funds


The following funds were established at the Community Foundation in 2014. Their philanthropic purposes are as diverse as the people and organizations they honor,
but all share the common goal of supporting our community.
COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company celebrated 100 years in the tire business in 2014.
To mark this major milestone and create an enduring legacy, Cooper established
the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship.
The purpose of this scholarship is to advance
education by providing financial assistance
to graduating high school seniors who are
children of current Cooper Tire & Rubber Company employees in the U.S. and
who are attending a U.S. technical school or university.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is the parent company of a global family of
companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales
of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates and
subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires.
Coopers headquarters is in Findlay, with manufacturing, sales, distribution,
technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 11
countries around the world.
MATTHEW R. COPUS MEMORIAL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP
Matthew R. Copus was active in soccer from the age of five, had dreams of
playing for the Columbus Crew, and wanted to coach
one day. His life was taken too soon but a scholarship
was established in his memory to encourage others
to follow their dreams. The Matthew R. Copus
Memorial Soccer Scholarship will benefit a Van
Buren High School graduate who has participated
and lettered in varsity soccer.
Matthew Copus was born on May 13, 1982 and
attended Van Buren Local School. Copus was involved
in Hancock County Soccer, Findlay Storm traveling team,
Van Buren Varsity Soccer, and the Toledo Celtics Premier team.

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WILLIAM D. FRACK DONOR-ADVISED FUND


William D. Frack was a lifelong resident of Findlay and Hancock County, as well
as a lifelong fan of Bowling Green State University Falcons
Mens Basketball. Mr. Frack told stories that as a child
he traveled with his father to BGSU to cheer on his
beloved Falcons Mens Basketball Teams. In 2011,
as a result of his leadership gift to the school,
the floor at BGSU Stroh Center was named in his
honor.
During his life, Mr. Frack established two charitable
remainder trusts with the Community Foundation
that resulted in this fund being created at his death.
In addition, the Foundation is the residual beneficiary of his trust and estate.
Combined, these three gifts will comprise the largest fund ever held by the
Community Foundation. Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions from
this fund will benefit the Bowling Green State University Mens Basketball
Program. Twenty percent of the annual distribution will be used to establish the
William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund, to assist individuals who are homeless
or victims of domestic violence in Hancock County. The remaining five percent
will be used as community needs dictate.
FUND FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
This fund, established by Hancock County Council for Retarded Children and
Adults, supports developmentally disabled persons in Hancock County.
GIRL SCOUTS OF HANCOCK COUNTY FUND
Olga L. Swanson was born 100 years ago in August 1914 in Bridgeport
Connecticut, just two years after the first Girl Scout Troop was organized. In
honor and in memory of Mrs. Swanson, her family has established the Girl
Scouts of Hancock County Fund. As a member of the 27th Girl Scout Troop
in the United States, Mrs. Swanson was a long time believer in the Girl Scout
mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world

a better place. By the age of 22, she was able to positively influence the younger
scouts as a leader in her troop.

they raised two daughters, Jen and Becky. Brad serves as board president of the
Findlay Chapter of Gliding Stars and is on the board for the National Chapter.

At the age of 26, Mrs. Swanson was married and


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

GRACE SPEAKS FUND


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

Mrs. Swansons family established this fund for Girl


Scouts of Hancock County to support an organization
that played a fundamental role in her life and that will encourage young women
to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership skills.
GLIDING STARS OF FINDLAY FUND
Brad and Linda Koller established this fund to support Gliding Stars and its
programs to provide adaptive ice skating opportunities for children and adults
who have disabilities.
Gliding Stars provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase
their personal potential through a regular program of ice skating instruction
and practice, culminating in the demonstration of those
skills publicly in a choreographed performance. This
program serves as a source of motivation, teamwork,
increased self-esteem and the magic that results
from transcending ones barriers to accomplish
ones dreams.
Brad Koller was born on January 17, 1956 and
Linda Koller on February 9, 1956, both in Lorain,
Ohio. Brad and Linda graduated from Lorain High
School and attended Bowling Green State University.
Brad received an accounting degree and Linda a teaching degree. Brad worked
for Marathon Petroleum Company for 35 years before retiring in 2013. Together,

Grace Speaks is a nonprofit organization that


is raising funds to help families pay for speech
therapy in the Hancock County area and to bring awareness to the people and
organizations that have helped Todd and Nicole Leslie on their personal journey,
in hopes that they can help someone else.
GREENWAY CONSERVANCY OF HANCOCK COUNTY FUND
Bert and Marlene Rayl created this fund to honor their family and to benefit this
community which has given them so much. With this fund,
they hope to support Findlay, rural Hancock County,
the University of Findlay, community and social
services, early childcare, education, agriculture,
history, military veterans and environmental
conservation education.
Bert Rayl was born in Akron, Ohio in 1933 and
graduated from Greensburg High School and
Findlay College. Bert taught middle school in the
Findlay City Schools for 34 years. Marlene was born in
Carey, Ohio in 1935 and graduated from Carey High School and Findlay College.
Marlene has taught piano lessons since she was 17 years old and is an enrolled
agent by the Internal Revenue Service. She is an active volunteer accompanist,
National Certified Teacher of Music and is in the Piano Guilds Hall of Fame.

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GRIESER FUNDS
Karen Grieser established two agency funds to support local nonprofits that are
important to her, while honoring those near to her heart.
Karen established the Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for the Humane Society
to support the medical needs of animals at the Humane
Society & SPCA of Hancock County. This fund was
established in memory of Daisy Fae, her beloved
Cocker Spaniel. Karen also established the Karen
and Eric Grieser Fund for Hope House, to support
the Bridges Out of Poverty Program which
combats poverty by educating the community
and families in poverty. This fund was established
in memory of her brother, Eric Grieser.
Karen Grieser was born in 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio. She was
a graduate of Arlington High School and Owens Community College. Karen
retired from nursing at Blanchard Valley Hospital after more than 45 years.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF FINDLAY/HANCOCK COUNTY FUND
The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Findlay and Hancock County
have established this fund to support its mission
of bringing people together to build homes,
communities, and hope.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the face of
the earth by constructing simple, adequate and affordable housing for lower
income persons. To accomplish these goals, Habitat for Humanity brings people
together from all backgrounds and affiliations to build and repair houses
together in partnership with families who could use a hand up.
HANCOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
The Hancock Federal Credit Union has a rich history of serving members in
Hancock County and they are continuing that tradition by establishing this
scholarship to assist Hancock Federal Credit Union members and their children
with the cost of education.

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Hancock Federal Credit Union was chartered on May 16, 1938 by 13 original
members, all of whom were local
school teachers. Initially, it operated
out of the treasurers home until
growth required the rental of an
office in 1978. The first companyowned location was built on Trenton Avenue in 1990, where it does business to
this day. Further growth has allowed it to open a second location and an office
on Croy Drive, until its present Melrose Avenue office opened in 2003.
MARY MARTHA CLASS FUND
The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran Church in Carey, Ohio is a Sunday
School class that was left a sum of money from a lifelong member, Golden Tong.
The Class established this fund with his gift to support the religious, charitable,
scientific, literary, and educational needs of Carey, Ohio, Crawford Township,
Ridge Township, and the surrounding community.
NORBERT F. MEYER SCHOLARSHIP
Fritz and Else Meyer, with the help of family and friends, established a scholarship
in memory of their son, Norbert F. Meyer. The Norbert F. Meyer Scholarship,
established in 1993, has been transferred for administration
and award to the Findlay-Hancock County Community
Foundation for a graduating senior of McComb High
School who will pursue a degree in engineering,
mathematics, physical sciences, chemistry,
physics, or pre-med.
Norbert F. Meyer, the son of Fritz G. and Else
Meyer, was born in Cincinnati on August 8, 1956.
He moved with his family to McComb in 1962 where
he attended McComb Elementary School. He passed
away on December 24, 1967 as a result of a tragic accident.
This scholarship was established by his parents along with the McComb
Development Corporation and other contributors to honor his memory.
RALPH AND JOANN REEDS FUND
Dr. Ralph Reeds was born on June 20, 1931 in Iowa City, Iowa. Ralph was a
graduate of Iowa City High School, attended Medical School at the University

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


Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. He joined the Air Force
and has served in private medical practice since 1964.
Ralph was a dermatologist in the Hancock County
community from 1982 to 2007.

Farmers Cooperative and Deshler Farmers Elevator Company, Legacy Farmers


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

JoAnn Thompson was born on May 7, 1944 in


Paducah, Kentucky. She has received education
degrees and certifications from University of
Findlay, University of Toledo, University of Louisville
and University of Kentucky. She has held numerous
education positions in Louisville and Ft. Mitchell,
Kentucky, and in Columbus, Findlay, and Hancock County, Ohio.

GENE AND PEGGY SLOUGH FUND


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

JoAnn and Ralph raised a blended family of four sons. They see the struggles
of those with mental illness as significant issues for the community, and relish
the opportunity to assist organizations that provide treatment, outreach, and
family support.
JERRY SILVEUS AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
The Legacy Farmers Cooperative established this scholarship in honor of Jerry
Silveus, who was the general manager of Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative
for more than 20 years. This scholarship is for members and employees of Legacy
Farmers Cooperative, as well as their children or grandchildren.
Jerry Silveus graduated from Van Buren
High School in 1962 and began work in
the agricultural elevator business. In 1966,
he became elevator manager for North
Baltimore Grain Association. Over many
years, Jerry worked for Ohio Farmers retail
outlets: Landmark, Countrymark, Ada
Farmers Exchange, and Blanchard Valley Farmers Cooperative. In his spare
time, Jerry enjoys spending time with family and drag racing, a sport at which
he excels, even in retirement. He is married to Sally and together they have two
grown children and four grandchildren.

Gene Slough was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1925,


graduating from Findlay High School and later from
the Ohio State University. Gene worked for Marathon
Oil Co. for 35 years. Margaret (Peggy) Blackford was also
born in Findlay, Ohio in 1930. Peggy graduated from Findlay High School and
later from the University of Michigan. Peggy is grateful for her marriage to
Gene and the privilege of helping to raise his three children: Jim, Tom, and Jenny.
Together they enjoyed traveling, snow skiing, OSU football, tennis, reading and
church work; but especially, they cherished family.
GOLDEN M. TONG SCHOLARSHIP
A long time farmer in Carey, Ohio, Golden M. Tong started a scholarship through
the Mary Martha Class of Carey that will have a lasting impact on the Carey
community. The Golden M. Tong Scholarship will benefit a graduating senior
of Carey High School with preference given to students pursuing a career in
agriculture or a related field.
Golden Tong was born on August 4, 1896 in Wyandot County. He married Doris
Fern Augustine on October 20, 1944 and she preceded him in death in 1961.
Golden passed away in 1990.

Established March 1, 2014 through a merger between Blanchard Valley

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Ann Brossia

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 340 funds and to the thousands of individuals who have contributed to them. Together, we are making a difference in our community.
The following is a current list of the funds that our donors have established at the Community Foundation.* Many are endowments - permanent capital that will
support local nonprofit organizations and their good works forever. You will notice that some funds are very flexible and can be used to address the ever-changing
needs of our community, while other funds are very specific in their purpose. All of these funds share one thing in common: they were established by people who
want to support their community.
* Donors who wish for their funds to remain anonymous are not listed in the Funds of the Foundation section.

Indicates Seed Funds. See page 37 for more information.

FUNDS FOR THE COMMON GOOD


Meeting ever-changing community needs.

Unrestricted gifts allow our program staff and


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

Advanced Drainage Systems Fund


Established 2011
Advanced Drainage Systems established this fund to
support unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of
Hancock County and its residents.
Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 2
Established 1995
In addition to the designated funds Gertrude established
for First Presbyterian Church and Hope House, this
unrestricted fund supports our communitys changing
needs.

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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.

Florence G. Collins Fund


Established 1995
A testamentary gift from the Florence G. Collins estate
established this fund. Florence was a member of First
Christian Church and was instrumental in bringing Girl
Scouts to Findlay.

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.

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.

B. Ann Brossia Fund


Established 2011
This fund was established in memory of B. Ann Brossia
by the Community Foundation, her husband, Steve, and
children, Libby and Stephen. Ann joined the Community
Foundation in March 2010 as the Development Officer. This
fund supports unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of
Hancock County and its residents.
James F. and Mary Alys Brucklacher Charitable
Remainder Annuity Trust
Established 1995
The Brucklachers established this trust to share their good
fortune with their home community and with the charitable
organizations they have long supported.

George Countryman Fund


Established 2003
A 45-year Marathon Oil Company employee, George left
this generous gift to our community as part of his estate.
Richard and Barbara Deerhake Fund
Established 1993
Dick, a retired orthopaedic surgeon, and Barbara, the first
local program officer of the L. Dale Dorney Fund and first
president of the Community Foundation, have supported
the community in many leadership positions. Volunteerism
and philanthropy have long been Deerhake family priorities.

Mary Ann Emerine Fund


Established 2005
Mary Ann Speiser Emerine established this fund with a gift
from her charitable remainder trust to support charitable
organizations in Hancock County.
Fifth Third Bank Fund
Established 1994
Fifth Third Bank established this fund in the philanthropic
tradition of Findlays founding fathers, to be a good
corporate citizen in order to create a strong community.
Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund
Established 1993
This fund was established by the founder of Findlay
Industries, Philip D. Gardner, to support our community.
G. Richard and Beverly Fisher Fund
Established 1995
Beverly Fisher established this fund as a means of putting
her roots down in the community that became her home
after many years of traveling for Dicks job with Marathon.
She also established a scholarship fund in Dicks honor at
the Community Foundation.
Philip D. Gardner Fund
Established 1993
Mr. Gardner, founder of Findlay Industries, Inc. and local

philanthropist, established this fund to support the startup of the Community Foundation. He also served on the
steering committee that established the Community
Foundation.
Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Fund
Established 1993
Ivan, former Chairman and CEO of Cooper Tire &
Rubber Company, and Dorothy, an active community
member and mother to their five children, established
this fund to support their community. Ivan served on the
steering committee that helped establish the Community
Foundation and on the Community Foundations Finance
& Investment Committee.
Evelyn Hamilton Fund
Established 2008
Evelyn Hamilton established this fund, through a charitable
gift annuity, to support her community.
Hancor, Inc. Fund
Established 1993
Hancor, (now Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.) founded in
1887 in Findlay, is committed to supporting communities
in which it operates in order to provide services for its
valued workforce.
Intersil Corporation Fund
Established 2002
Intersil Corporation established this fund to support our
community.
George H. and Helen K. Koepke Fund
Established 1996
George and Helen moved to Findlay in 1985 at the invitation
of their daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and David Healy,
and Sandra and Lloyd Bunting. As dedicated supporters of
our community, they admired the charitable objectives of
the Community Foundation.

Gertrude Lee

George and Helen Koepke

Richard and Beverly Fisher

L. Dale Dorney Fund


Established 1976; Revised 1999
L. Dale Dorney is our communitys father of philanthropy.
Through his will in 1976, he established the Dorney Fund,
a trust of the Cleveland Foundation. In 1992, the FindlayHancock 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.

Marjorie Kuhlman Fund


Established 2002
A member of East Foulke Avenue Church of God where she
was a Sunday school teacher and pianist, Marjorie left this
unrestricted gift as part of her estate.
Gertrude A. Lee Fund
Established 2007
In her last will and testament, Gertrude Lee left an
unrestricted gift to the Community Foundation. Gertrudes
interests included supporting health care and womens
issues.
Howard and Carolyn Marvin Fund
Established 2000
Longtime members of First Presbyterian Church, Howard
and Carolyn left this estate gift to their community. Howard
was a 40-year Marathon Oil employee and a deacon, elder,
trustee, and financial secretary for the church.
Norman and Jane Nicholson Fund
Established 1993
The Nicholson family moved to Findlay in 1960 where Norm
worked for Marathon Oil until his retirement in 1986. He
was co-chairman of the steering committee that established
the Community Foundation and served on the Board of
Trustees from 1996-2009. Jane volunteered at the hospital
for 25 years and was instrumental in starting programs that
enabled elderly residents to stay in their homes.
The Ohio Bank Fund
Established 1993
Reinvestment in the community where you live and work
was the philosophy of Peter Hosler, founder of The Ohio
Bank. Even though The Ohio Bank is no longer in operation,
having merged with Sky Bank and later Huntington, this
fund continues to support our community.

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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.
Pfeiffer Family Fund
Established 1995
The Pfeiffer family moved to Findlay in 1957 when Sterling
began working for McDonald & Company Securities. Active
community members, Sterling and Meredith established
this charitable lead trust to increase the unrestricted assets
of the Community Foundation.
The Schaefer Fund
Established 2001
John H. Jack Schaefer originally established this fund as
a donor-advised fund to support his charitable interests.
Upon his death, the fund converted to unrestricted dollars
to be distributed at the discretion of the Community
Foundations Board of Trustees.
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.

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Schoonmaker Family Fund


Established 1998
The Schoonmaker Family Charitable Lead Trust supports
unrestricted grantmaking.
Donald V. and Mary (Pat) Sink Fund
Established 2006
To honor their lifelong family and business roots in
Findlay and Hancock County, Don and Pat established this
charitable gift annuity fund at the Community Foundation.
Gene and Peggy Slough Fund
Established 2014
Having lived in Findlay and Hancock County almost all of
their lives, Peggy Slough made this gift to honor the memory
of her husband Gene and to leave a legacy to the community
that both of them held dear. This fund will allow the
Community Foundation to assess community needs and
respond by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations
doing the communitys most critical work.
Robert L. and Dortha W. Stober Fund
Established 1998
A native of Hancock County, Dortha Wilch Stober believed
that giving to the community was important. Hard-working
people, she and her husband, Bob, were owners of Stobers
Rubber Stamp Company from 1959-1994.
Jack and Midge Thomas Fund
Established 1997
Jack and Midge Thomas are Findlay natives and owned
Thomas Jewelers located in downtown Findlay. They
established this charitable remainder trust because they felt
most fortunate to have grown up and lived in Findlay and
wanted to help ensure a positive future for the community.
Tell and Opal Thompson Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established through a gift from the estate of
Opal Thompson to support Hancock County.

Tell and Opal Thompson

Donald and Mary Sink

Sterling and Meredith Pfeiffer

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.

The Community Endowment Fund


Established 1993
This general unrestricted fund supports the community
needs of Findlay and Hancock County as determined by
the Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Gifts of all
sizes are pooled together in this fund. Donors who wish to
support the unrestricted grantmaking of the Community
Foundation, without establishing a named fund of their
own, may give to the Community Endowment Fund.
Deborah Ruth Wall Fund
Established 1993
Jim and Pat Wall established this fund in memory of
their daughter, Debbie, with the proceeds of her estate. A
generous and caring young woman, they are confident she
would approve of this gift to the Community Foundation
for the benefit of the community.
William R. Webb Fund
Established 2013
Through a Fund for the Common Good, William R. Webbs
legacy will give and grow forever to improve the quality of
life in the Findlay and Hancock County community.
Whirlpool Foundation Fund
Established 1993
Whirlpool Corporation established this unrestricted
fund to support the community and their employees who
benefit from the Community Foundations grantmaking.
Whirlpools Findlay plant is the largest dishwasher
manufacturing facility in the world.

Field of interest funds allow you to target your gift


to address needs in the area of your choice - arts,
health, education, aging, at-risk youth, etc. Our
board awards grants to community organizations
and programs that are making a difference in the
area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to
meet community needs in your interest area - even
as needs change over time.
John C. and Jane C. Barbieri Fund
Established 1999
To celebrate the new millennium, John and Jane Barbieri
established this fund to support educational projects and
programs in our community.
W. Ray Bennett Fund
Established 2009
This fund was established through a gift of farmland to
the Community Foundation. It will support the welfare of
companion animals.
Community Mental Health Fund
Established 2013
This fund was established through a collaborative effort
of local mental health agencies to support programs and
operations of nonprofit agencies providing services to
improve emotional and mental health, including substance
abuse prevention and services, to residents of Findlay and
Hancock County.
ECLIPSe and ENGAGE Grants Fund
Established 2001
This fund supports the grantmaking of ENGAGE, a
Hancock County youth council which trains future civic
leaders in philanthropy and service-learning.

Field of Interest Fund for Education


Established 1993
This fund supports education in our community by pooling
together the gifts of multiple donors.
The Findlay Publishing Company Fund
Established 1993
The Findlay Publishing Company established this fund to
support structured educational programs that benefit the
community.
Beverly Fisher Community Fund
Established 2007
Beverly established this fund for the improvement of
the Greater Hancock County area and to aid the future
development of a community arts center in downtown
Findlay.
M. Margaret Foster Education Fund
Established 2005
This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret
Foster estate, supports projects and programs that improve
the quality of classroom education and stimulate student
learning.
M. Margaret Foster Health Fund
Established 2005
This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret
Foster estate, supports health-related causes concerned
with heart disease, cancer, lupus, and arthritis.
M. Margaret Foster Women and 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.

Bert and Marlene Rayl

M. Margaret Foster

John and Jane Barbieri

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Connecting personal values to high-impact


opportunities.

Fund for People with Developmental Disabilities


Established 2014
This fund, established by Hancock County Council for
Retarded Children and Adults, supports developmentally
disabled persons in Hancock County.
Greenway Conservancy Fund
Established 2008
This fund was established by Findlay residents, Bert and
Marlene Rayl, to encourage and support environmental
conservation education.
Greenway Conservancy of Hancock County Fund
Established 2014
Bert and Marlene Rayl created this fund to honor their
family and to benefit this community which has given them
so much.
Hancock Education Fund
Established 2001
The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant
program between the Community Foundation, Findlay
Rotary, and Findlay Rotarys Golden Apple Teachers.
The fund provides grant dollars to provide teachers with
resources that promote 21st Century Learning skills.
HancockREADS Endowment Fund
Established 2001
HancockREADS, an initiative of the Community
Foundation, supports literacy by promoting a county-wide
literacy philosophy and funding literacy programs.
Handbags That Help Fund
Established 2007
This fund supports the grantmaking of the Handbags That
Help womens giving circle. Funds are raised annually
through membership donations, creating a pool of dollars
which are distributed to local nonprofit organizations.

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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 Weizwei, and Lai Hong Tsu-mei, , with a gift
of real estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit people
in Hancock County who are affected by mental illness.
William H. and Martha E. Lape Fund for Innovative
Initiatives
Established 1997
Martha Lape established this fund to support innovative
initiatives inspired by teachers, staff, and administrators of
Findlay City Schools.
Richard and Lynn McCord Fund
Established 1993
Dick and Lynn established this fund to support medical
needs in the community.
William J. Moore Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established by his four daughters, supports
recreational activities for youth in Hancock County with a
specific interest in hunting and fishing.
National Lime & Stone Company Fund
Established 1993
National Lime & Stone Company established this fund
to provide funding for educational programs in our
community.
Tom and Esther Orndorff Fund
Established 1995
Esther Orndorff established this fund to support

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educational programs in the Hancock County Schools with


emphasis on the Hancock Education Fund.
G. (Bud) and Valerie Poole Fund
Established 1994
Natives of Hancock County and graduates of Van Buren
High School, Bud and Valerie Poole established this fund to
support the educational needs of our community.
Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Fund
Established 2013
Jim and Mary Jane left this gift in their estate to continue
their lifetime passion for providing assistance to low-income
families in Hancock County.
Anna Van Gorder Fund
Established 2002
Anna Van Gorder left this gift as part of her estate to provide
for the care, comfort, and pleasure of elderly persons of
Hancock County.

AGENCY FUNDS

Endowing your nonprofit organization.


Nonprofit organizations place their endowments
with the Community Foundation as a way
to protect and grow their funds for their
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 agency
funds at the Community Foundation.
Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for Education
Established 2001
This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support
the educational needs of our community.

Jim and Mary Jane Roberts

Richard and Lynn McCord

Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei

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.

Arlington Local School District Capital


Improvement Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established by the Arlington School
Foundation to provide a means for donors to support land
and building acquisitions and capital improvements for
Arlington Local Schools.
Arlington Local School District Educational
Excellence Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established by the Arlington School
Foundation to enhance the classroom experience and
improve the effectiveness of the curriculum for Arlington
Local Schools.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fund
Established 2002
This fund was established by library founder, Nina Parker,
to support the agencys educational programs, services, and
capital improvements in its efforts to build harmony and
understanding.
Blanchard Valley Center Endowment Fund
Established 2006
This fund provides general support for Blanchard Valley
Center, which serves Hancock County children and adults
with disabilities.
Boy Scouts / Local Council Fund
Established 2006
This fund supports the efforts of the Black Swamp Area
Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Camp Berry Boy Scout Fund
Established 2005
This fund was established to maintain, sustain, and improve
the facilities at Camp Berry for generations of scouts.

Camp Glen Scholarship Fund


Established 2005
The Friends of Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio
established this fund to support a scholarship program to
send area youth to Camp Glen for resident or day camp.
Cancer Patient Services Endowment Fund
Established 2003
This fund supports the agency as it works to assist cancer
patients and their families by providing them with physical,
emotional, and financial assistance as well as educational
resources.
Century Health Family Service Fund
Established 2000
This fund supports the 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.
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.
The Community Improvement Fund
Established 2006
Established by the City of Findlay, this fund supports
community improvements, including the creation of a
downtown park and other projects within the community.

Barbara Deerhake Fund


Established 2003
Established by the Community Foundation Board of
Trustees to recognize Barbaras years of service as program
officer of the L. Dale Dorney Fund and president of the
Community Foundation, this endowed fund supports the
operational costs of the Community Foundation.
Dudley, Findlay Music Boosters Fund
Established 2010
This fund is in memory of Ruth and Allen Dudley. The
purpose of the fund is to support the Findlay Music Boosters
and its programs to promote music education in the Findlay
City Schools.
Family Resource Center Fund
Established 2004
This fund supports Family Resource Center and its
programs which provide specialized behavioral health
services to individuals, children, and families to strengthen
family life and promote personal growth.
Findlay Art League Fund for Visual Arts
Established 2005
This fund supports visual arts in Hancock County through
the promotion of local artists, community education, and
gallery shows.
Findlay Enrichment Program Inc. Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established by a group of parents to support
and encourage educational enrichment programs for
children in Findlay City Schools, as well as broaden the
number of services offered and students served.
The Findlay-Hancock County Community
Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund
Established 1999
The Community Foundation Board of Trustees established
this fund to support its annual operating costs. The board

Founding Fathers

Allen Dudley

Barbara Deerhake

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.

strives to maintain low administrative fees while still being


able to support the growth of the Community Foundation.
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless Fund
Established 2000
This fund supports Hope House, a transitional residence
facility for homeless women and children. Hope House was
founded in 1990 by Sister Karen Elliott with a grant from
the L. Dale Dorney Fund.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund
Established 2002
This fund supports the programs, projects, and capital
purchases of the library.
Flag City Honor Flight Fund
Established 2013
This fund was established by the Flag City Honor Flight
Board to provide ongoing support for its programs to
transport Americas local and surrounding area veterans
to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to
honor their service and sacrifices.
Founding Fathers Lecture Series of the Hancock
Historical Museum Fund
Established 2000
This fund was established by the Museum Foundation to
support the lecture series and to honor the five founding
fathers of the Museum Association: Harold Corbin,
Jack Harrington, Ed Heminger, Joe Opperman, and Jim
Brucklacher.
Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public
Library Fund
Established 1995
This fund supports the Friends of the Findlay-Hancock
County Public Library and its programs. It was the
first agency endowment established at the Community
Foundation.

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Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County


Fund
Established 2014
This fund supports Habitat for Humanitys mission to put
Gods love into action by bringing people together to build
and repair homes, communities and hope. Habitat provides
a hand up so everyone can have a decent place to live.
Hancock County Agency On Aging Fund
Established 2004
This fund supports programs and services provided by the
Hancock County Agency on Aging, which seeks to enhance
the quality of life of older adults by empowering them to
maintain independence through advocacy, education,
support, and fellowship.
Hancock County Sheriff - K-9 Unit Fund
Established 2008
This fund supports the Hancock County 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.
Hancock Parks Bicycling Fund
Established 2006
This fund supports construction and maintenance of
bicycle paths and trails in Hancock County. It also supports
bicycle safety classes and bicycle recreation programs as
determined by the Hancock Parks Foundation.
Hancock Parks Endowment Fund
Established 1999
The Hancock Parks Foundation established this fund to
support the Hancock Park District and other qualified

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organizations, exclusively for parks and other recreational


activities within Hancock County.
Humane Society of Hancock County Fund
Established 2006
This fund supports programs, projects, clinics, and capital
improvements as determined by the Humane Society
Foundation of Hancock County.
Gene & Evelyn Kelsey Fund for Christian Clearing
House
Established 2009
This fund was established by the Christian Clearing House
board of directors in honor of the couples many years of
dedication to the organization. This fund will support
the agencys mission to provide emergency assistance to
Hancock County residents.
Law Enforcement - K-9 Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established to support the Findlay City Police
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.
Marilyn and Gordon Macklin Intergenerational
Institute Fund
Established 2003
This fund, established by a gift from the estate of Gordon
Macklin, supports the Macklin Intergenerational Institute
and its programs, improving the lives of all ages through
multi-age programming, care, community relationships,
and creative communication.
Mazza Enthusiasts Endowment Fund
Established 2000
This fund was established by volunteers and supporters of
the Mazza Museum to foster artistic excellence in childrens
literature through general support of the museum and
support of the Medallion Program.

Miriam Rader

Robert and Helen McClelland

Gene and Evelyn Kelsey

Grace Speaks Fund


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

McClelland Family Student Art Fund


Established 2004
The McClelland Family established this fund to support the
Findlay Art League and student art exhibits.
Old Mill Stream Foundation Fund
Established 2008
This fund was established by the Old Mill Stream
Foundation to perpetuate the activities and to sustain the
Hancock County Fairgrounds. This fund serves to support
this mission in perpetuity, predominantly for the benefit of
Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.
Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis
Services Fund
Established 2002
This fund supports the agency and its programs and
projects related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Ottawa Kiwanis Club Tri-Centennial Fund
Established 2013
The Ottawa Kiwanis Club established this designated
fund to benefit the Ottawa-Glandorf area during the tricentennial celebration of the United States of America. No
sooner than June 1, 2076, the proceeds of this fund are to be
used by the Village of Ottawa to make capital improvements
in the Ottawa-Glandorf area.
Owens Community College - Findlay Campus Fund
Established 2006
This fund was established by the Owens Community College
Foundation to support scholarships and other programs for
the Findlay Campus.
Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library Fund
Established 2008
This fund was made possible by a gift from Dave Rader and
Susan Kinn, the children of Miriam S. Rader, former director
and lifelong supporter of the library. Her dedication to the
library and the community was tremendous and this fund
stands as a fitting tribute to her 44 years of service.

United Way of Hancock County Fund


Established 1996
The purpose of this fund, established by the United Way
Foundation, is to support the programs of United Way and
its member agencies, and to support the administrative
expenses of United Way.
The University of Findlay Fund
Established 1999
This fund was established by the University to support
scholarship opportunities for students and for general
operating needs.
Winebrenner Theological Seminary Fund
Established 2008
This fund was established by Winebrenner Theological
Seminary to support their work in perpetuity.
Womens Resource Center Fund
Established 2013
The Womens Resource Center Board established this fund to
support its Christian-based programs that provide women
compassionate support in the area of pregnancy services,
always respecting the sanctity of life. It also provides young
families with information and encouragement, and teens
with education in the areas of sexual integrity, healthy
choices, and positive futures.

DESIGNATED FUNDS

Helping sustain and grow local


organizations.
A designated fund provides a wonderful way to
give back to one or more specific organizations
that have touched your life. Your gift provides
more than just annual funding your favorite
organization will benefit from the Community
Foundations investment stewardship and ability
to manage endowment funds.
Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 1
Established 1995
This fund, established by Ms. Anderson, will support the
First Presbyterian Church of Findlay for 20 years. After that
time, the funds will convert to unrestricted support for the
community.

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

Midge Breece

Richard and Mildred Bishop

Read For Life Fund


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

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


Established 2011
This fund was established by a donor-advised fund of the
Community Foundation. This fund supports C.H.O.P.I.N.
Halls mission to provide assistance free of charge to those
in need in Hancock County.
Christian Clearing House - Dental Center Fund
Established 2013
Christian Clearing House and the Dental Center of
Northwest Ohio established this designated fund to support
their program to provide emergency dental services to
eligible clients of Christian Clearing House through the
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio.
City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Fund
Established 1999
M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the
City Mission, an emergency shelter for those in need.

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.

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.

Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Fund


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

ECLIPSe Endowment Fund


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

Midge Breece Fund for Putnam County Homecare


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

The Family Center Fund


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

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Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund


Genealogy
Established 2000
M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the
genealogy department of the library.
Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League Fund
Established 2011
Beverly Fisher established this fund to support the Findlay
Art League.
Louie Foster Humane Society Fund
Established 2013
Michael and Midge Foster established this fund to support
the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County and its
programs for the rescue, care and maintenance of cats.
They established this fund in honor of Louie, their beloved,
beautiful, big black cat.
M. Margaret Foster Fund for Voices for Children/
CASA of Hancock County
Established 2005
A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established this
fund which supports Voices for Children/CASA of Hancock
County.
M. Margaret Foster Fund for United Way of
Hancock County
Established 2005
A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established
this fund which supports agencies of the United Way of
Hancock County.

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William D. Frack Donor-Advised Fund


Established 2014
Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions from this
fund will benefit Bowling Green State University Mens
Basketball Program. Twenty-five percent of the annual
distribution will be used to establish the William D. Frack
Field of Interest Fund to assist individuals who are homeless
or victims of domestic violence in Hancock County. The
remaining five percent will address other community
needs.
Friends of Handbags That Help Fund
Established 2007
This fund supports the administrative costs of the
Handbags That Help womens giving circle.
Gliding Stars of Findlay Fund
Established 2014
The purpose of this fund, established by Brad and Linda
Koller, is to support Gliding Stars of Findlay, which
provides an adaptive ice skating program for children
and adults with special needs. This program allows them
to transcend personal barriers to achieve their dreams
through instruction, practice, and an on-ice choreographed
performance.

David and Gwen Kuenzli

Dave and Suzi Healy

Michael and Midge Foster

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.

Karen and Eric Grieser Legacy Fund for Findlay


Hope House
Established 2014
This fund, established by Karen Grieser in memory of her
brother Eric, supports the Bridges Out of Poverty Program
of Hope House.
Hancock Historical Museum Fund
Established 2000
M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the
maintenance of the Little Red Schoolhouse, the MacArthur
Train, and the Mae Hutson Local History Resource Center.
Hancock Youth Leadership Fund
Established 2002
This fund, established through a gift from Intersil
Corporation, supports the programs of Hancock Youth
Leadership.
Handbags That Help Endowment Fund
Established 2007
Established by an anonymous donor as a show of support
for Handbags That Help in its inaugural year, this fund is
a permanent endowment fund which supports the annual
grantmaking of the womens giving circle.

Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund


Established 2014
Olga Swansons family established this fund for Girl Scouts
of Hancock County to support an organization that played
a fundamental role in her life and will encourage young
women to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership
skills.

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 19992012 and served as Chairman from 2007-2010.

Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for Humane Society


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

Gwen and David Kuenzli Fund for The Center for


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

Patricia M. and John M. Luther Fund


Established 2003
Believing that intergenerational experiences enrich the
lives of both the very young as well as older citizens,
John and Patty established this fund to benefit Macklin
Intergenerational Institute.
Richard J. McCall Boy Scout Camping Fund
Established 2000
This fund was established by 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.
Zach Morgan Memorial Youth Leadership Fund
Established 2007
This fund, established in memory of Zach by his family,
supports youth leadership opportunities in Hancock
County, in particular the ENGAGE program and Hancock
Youth Leadership.
Darrell and Alberta Prichard Fund for Alzheimers
Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter
Established 2013
Members of the Prichard family established this fund, in
honor of the couple, to support the Alzheimers Association,
Northwest Ohio Chapter and its programs to educate
and advocate for individuals and families touched by
Alzheimers disease living in Hancock County.

Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund


Established 2012
This fund was established in memory of Kyle by his family
and the Arlington School Foundation. Kyle was a beloved
teacher, coach, mentor, and friend over his 28 years at
Arlington High School. This fund will support social
studies education for Arlington students.
Marv and Judy Rower Fund for Christian Clearing
House
Established 2001
Marv and Judy established this fund for Christian Clearing
House to support local individuals in need of assistance with
housing, utilities, medical needs, food, and transportation.
Judy served on the Community Foundations Board of
Trustees from 1996-2009.
Secor Fund
Established 1997
This fund was established through a gift from the estate
of Dorothy (Sikorski) Secor, to honor her husband, Steve,
and as her personal legacy. It supports Project N.O.W. (New
Opportunities for Work), a program of Millstream Career &
Technology Center.
T. R. Shoaff Fund for the Chance to Dance
Foundation
Established 2004
This fund, established by Edward and Judy Reading in honor
of Judys father, supports the work of the Chance to Dance
Foundation which assists gifted ballet and dance students.
Tell Thompson University of Findlay Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of
Opal Thompson to honor her husband, supports general
operations of the University of Findlay.

Richard McCall

John and Patricia Luther

Kyle Luginbuhl

Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund


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

Tell Thompson YMCA Fund


Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal
Thompson to honor her husband, supports the general
operations of the Findlay Family YMCA.
Tell and Opal Thompson Blanchard Valley Health
Foundation Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal
Thompson, is designated for the Blanchard Valley Health
Foundation and supports operating expenses of the
Blanchard Valley Health System.
Tell and Opal Thompson Findlay-Hancock County
Public Library Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal
Thompson, supports the Findlay-Hancock County Public
Library.
Tell and Opal Thompson Lutheran Church Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal
Thompson, supports various Lutheran charities.
Tell, Opal, and Richard Thompson Blanchard Valley
Center Fund
Established 2006
This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal
Thompson in honor of her son Richard, supports the
care, repair, and maintenance of residential facilities at
Blanchard Valley Center.
United Way of Hancock County Administrative
Endowment Fund
Established 2002
The fund, established with an initial gift from Intersil
Corporation, supports the United Way of Hancock Countys
administrative needs.

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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.
Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for Mazza
Museum
Established 2001
This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support
the administrative costs of the Mazza Museum.
Grant and Emily Young Fund
Established 2000
Emily Settle Young established this fund in memory of
her husband, Grant, to publicly acknowledge the many
benefits he received from YMCA programs when he was
young. The fund supports membership and activity fees for
underprivileged children in Findlay and Hancock County.

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS
A personal approach to giving.

Donor-advised funds are convenient, flexible tools


for individuals, families, businesses, or groups
that want to be personally involved in suggesting
grant awards made possible by their gifts. If you
have a range of community interests, you may find
that a donor-advised fund is an ideal vehicle for
fulfilling your charitable wishes.
Craig and Mary Lou Anderson Family Foundation
Fund
Established 2006
Craig and Mary Lou established this fund to give back to
their community, where they have been involved for more
than 30 years.
The Argyle Fund
Established 2012
This fund was established by Marathon Petroleum
Corporation in the days following the February 23, 2012
Argyle Apartment fire in downtown Findlay. This fund will
evaluate the need and provide support for projects to ensure
that such housing is available in the future. Marathon
Petroleum Corporation matched all gifts received for this
fund.
Arlington School Foundation Advised Fund
Established 2006
This fund supports the administrative costs of the
Arlington School Foundation as it works to raise funds for
Arlington Local Schools.
Arlington School Foundation:
Sara Wagner Gast and Pat Wagner Memorial Fund
Established 2007
This fund, established in memory of Sara and Pat by
their family, supports the band, cheerleading, and extracurricular programs at Arlington Local Schools.

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Allan Davis

Roy and Marcia Armes

Sara Wagner Gast

Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary


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

Roy & Marcia Armes Family Fund


Established 2012
This fund was established by Roy and Marcia Armes to give
back to the community in a meaningful way. They hope to
make a positive difference in the quality of life in Hancock
County through their philanthropic efforts. Grants from
this fund will focus primarily on health and education.
Leah H. and Thomas C. Buchanan Fund
Established 2011
This donor-advised fund was established by Leah to give
back to the community that has been so good to her family.
Frank R. and Mary Jane Cosiano Fund
Established 2005
This fund was created to support the familys charitable
interests.
Allan H. Davis Fund
Established 2004
Findlay native, Judge Allan Davis, established this fund
to support his charitable giving. He has been a strong
supporter of the Community Foundation from the very
beginning, serving as chairman for the original Dorney
Fund (1978-1997) and currently as a member of the Finance
& Investment Committee.
Thomas B. Donnell Fund
Established 1993
A philanthropist with deep family roots in the community,
Tom Donnell established the very first donor-advised fund
at the Community Foundation to support his charitable
interests. Tom was co-chairman of the steering committee
that established the Community Foundation and currently
serves on the Finance & Investment Committee.
Findlay Rotary Foundation Forward Fund
Established 2001
The goal of this fund is to make a substantial and lasting
contribution to the local community through the support
of worthy causes and projects as determined by the Findlay
Rotary Foundation.

Kneeskern Family Fund


Established 1997
This fund was established to support the familys charitable
interests in Tiffin and Seneca County.
Mary Martha Class Fund
Established 1997
The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran Church in Carey,
Ohio is a Sunday School class that was left a sum of money
from a lifelong member, Golden Tong. The Class established
this fund with his gift to support the religious, charitable,
scientific, literary, and educational needs of Carey, Ohio,
Crawford Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding
community.
McMath Family Fund
Established 2013
Jeff and Tracy McMath established this fund to teach
their children about the joy of giving. Jeff and Tracy hope
that through this fund, their children will grow a spirit of
generosity, remain close as they make charitable giving
decisions together, become more aware of the needs of
others, and learn to make thoughtful and wise charitable
gifts.
Andy and Mary Ellen Peters Family Fund
Established 2004
This fund supports the familys charitable interests.
Ralph and JoAnn Reeds Fund
Established 2014
Through this fund, Ralph and JoAnn Reeds will continue to

support the organizations and interests to which they have


devoted much of their lives.
J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Family Fund
Established 1999
Alec and Sandy established this fund to contribute to the
progress of people helping people for future generations.
A retired Cooper Tire executive, Alec currently serves on
the Community Foundations Board of Trustees and the
Finance & Investment Committee.
Robertson-Gillis Family Fund
Established 2013
Julie and Jim Robertson created this fund to honor their
family, to provide an example of benevolence to their
children and grandchildren, and to return something to
this community which has blessed them in so many ways.
Ralph Russo Family Fund
Established 2003
This fund was created to support the familys charitable
interests. Ralph served on the Community Foundations
Board of Trustees and served as Chairman from 2010-2012.
Jon A. Schlueter Fund
Established 2012
This fund was established through the estate of Jon A.
Schlueter to support scholarships for youth and teachers in
Hancock County. Born in Defiance, Ohio in 1941, Jon was
a graduate of Metamora High School and Bowling Green
State University. A long-time resident of Findlay, Jon owned
and operated Mid State Homes.
Jeremy Shock Memorial Fund
Established 2007
This fund, established by the Shock Family with the
assistance of Fresh Encounter, Inc., to honor Lance Corporal
Jeremy Shock USMC, will benefit the City of Green Springs
Parks & Recreation Department.

Gregory Shrader

Cindy Shoupe Parke

Jim and Julie Robertson

Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund


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

Cindy Shoupe Parke Teach and Inspire Fund


Established 2011
This donor-advised fund, in memory of Cindy Shoupe Parke,
will provide student and professional development for the
Findlay City Schools in the area of social and emotional
learning.
Gregory James Shrader Memorial Fund
Established 2011
This fund, established in memory of Gregory by his family,
is for the benefit and support of youth programming, with
priority given to organizations espousing Christian ideals.
Elaine and Gene Stevens Family Foundation
Established 2005
Elaine and Gene Stevens, local business owners since 1980,
established this fund to give back to the community and
to ensure that charitable giving will continue to be part of
the Stevens family tradition. Gene currently serves on the
Community Foundation Board of Trustees.
Jane J. and Raymond J. Tille, M.D., Fund
Established 1995
Jane and Raymond established this fund to support literacy
programs and womens health issues focusing on routine
and preventative medical services and education for women
in need.
C. P. and Evelyn J. Weaver Fund
Established 1999
Lifelong residents of Hancock County, C.P. and Evelyn
established this fund to give back to their community.
Charles J. Younger Fund
Established 1996
Chuck established this fund to support his charitable
interests and give back to the community. A former
executive vice president at Continental Cablevision,
he served on the Board of Trustees for the Community
Foundation from 1996-2013 and currently serves on the
Finance & Investment Committee.

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SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

High impact, high involvement, low hassle.


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

Hancock Properties Foundation


Established 2005
This supporting organization was established to oversee
the renovation, development, and administration of the
Family Center, a multi-tenant nonprofit center.
Frank A. & Annett Hollington Guglielmi Family
Fund
Established 2000
This supporting organization was established by the
Guglielmis to teach their children about philanthropy
and to continue the familys tradition of giving to their
community.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FUNDS


When warranted, we may choose to provide fiscal
sponsorship for charitable projects that further
the mission of the Community Foundation. Fiscal
sponsorship includes the provision of nonprofit
status to a project (making contributions taxdeductible), acknowledging contributions, and
paying project expenses from the fund. The primary
beneficiaries of fiscal sponsorships are typically
new charities without an IRS determination letter
and community groups planning a specific shortterm project that is clearly charitable in nature.

Celebrate Central Fund


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

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson

Herb Aldrich

Mariann Younger

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
scholarship manager tracks performance to
ensure students continue to meet the terms for
scholarship renewals.
Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship
Established 2006
Established by the family in memory of Neil, a 2002 Findlay
High School graduate, this scholarship is for a Findlay High
School student who participates in tennis and is active in
school and community activities.
Herb S. and Cindy Aldrich Memorial Scholarship
Established 2004
This scholarship, established in memory of Herb and Cindy
by their family, is for a student athlete from McComb High
School.
Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship
Established 2000
Craig and Mary Lou Anderson and Jerry and Paula
Anderson established this fund in memory of their mother.
This scholarship is for a Randolph Central High School
(NY) graduating senior who is committed to caregiving and
wishes to pursue post-secondary education in nursing.

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Arlington School Foundation:


Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship
Established 2010
This scholarship, established by the Arlington Athletic
Boosters, is for an Arlington High School athlete who will
have participated in at least one varsity sport prior to his
or her senior year and received at least one varsity letter by
graduation.
Arlington School Foundation Scholarship
Established 2006
This scholarship, established by the Arlington School
Foundation, is for a graduating senior from Arlington High
School.
Arlington School Foundation:
W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Scholarship
Established 2002
This fund, established in honor of Sherman and Wanda by
their family, awards two renewable scholarships annually.
One scholarship is for an Arlington High School senior who
participated in sports and the other is for a student who
has been admitted to the Ohio Northern University Pettit
College of Law.
Arlington School Foundation:
Harold Doc Castor Memorial Scholarship
Established 2008
This scholarship fund was established in memory of
longtime football coach, Harold Doc Castor, for a
graduating senior from Arlington High School.

Jack Brown

Joseph and Westelle Browne

Randy Baker

Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship


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

Arlington School Foundation:


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.

Battles - Stirling Scholarship


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

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.

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:


Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child
Scholarship
Established 2003
This scholarship, established by their children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, is for a graduating
senior from Arlington High School who was raised on an
operating farm in Hancock County.
Arlington School Foundation:
Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship
Established 2008
This scholarship fund, established by Michael and Mabel
Yung-I Wu Solt to honor Michaels sister, is for an Arlington
High School senior.
Randy Baker Girls Basketball Scholarship
Established 2008
This four-year scholarship was established by long-time
coach, Randy Baker, to assist girls basketball players at
Arcadia High School in pursuing a college education.
Albert J. Ball Scholarship
Established 2006
This scholarship, established by Ruth Ball in memory of her
husband, is for a Hancock County graduating senior who
will pursue a business degree.

Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship


Established 1998
Daniel Bennett, the former owner of Bennett Brothers
Furniture Store in McComb, left a trust to establish a
scholarship program for McComb High School. This
scholarship is for graduating seniors who demonstrate
enthusiasm for learning and good citizenship.
Jack Brown Memorial Scholarship
Established 2010
Pat established this fund, in memory of Jack Brown, for the
purpose of investing in the higher education of students
who demonstrate athletic leadership at Liberty-Benton
High School. Pat was named to the Community Foundation
Board of Trustees in 2009, and served as Chair from 20122014.
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.

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Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship


Established 1997
This scholarship, established by Lora in her trust, is for a
Findlay High School graduating senior who demonstrates
enthusiasm for learning.
Bobby C. Burrell Golf Scholarship
Established 2010
Joyce Burrell, and children, Barbie, Bobbie, Teresa, Terri,
Tina, and Tommy, established this fund in memory of Bobby
C. Burrell. This scholarship will assist a graduating senior
of a Hancock County high school who participated in golf.
Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship
Established 1997
This scholarship, established by family and friends, is for
a Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue
a major in creative writing, English, journalism or other
writing related field.
James L. Child Jr. Scholarship
Established 1997
This scholarship, established in memory of James by the
Child family, is for a Findlay High School graduating senior
who will pursue a degree in engineering.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial
Scholarship
Established 2014
To celebrate its 100 years in the tire business and to create
an enduring legacy, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
established this scholarship for graduating high school
seniors who are children of current Cooper Tire & Rubber
Company employees in the U.S.

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Matthew R. Copus Memorial Soccer Scholarship


Established 2014
This scholarship, established in memory of Matthew
Copus, is for a graduate of Van Buren High School who has
participated and lettered in varsity soccer.
Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship
Established 2002
This renewable scholarship, established by Floyd and
Alice, is for a high school graduate from a state-chartered
school or private school located in Hancock County. Special
consideration is given to students from Arcadia High
School.
Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship
Established 2006
This four-year scholarship, established by Mariann Dana
Younger in memory of her mother, is for a Mt. Pulaski
High School (IL) graduating senior who has participated in
music, art, or drama while in high school.
Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship
Established 2004
This scholarship, established by The Findlay Publishing
Company with the Findlay Rotary Club, is for a Findlay
High School graduating senior who will pursue a major or
minor in the arts, including graphic design, music, dance,
theatre, broadcasting, or speech.
William P. and Pauline J. Deisel Scholarship
Established 2008
William and Pauline established a trust in 1952 to benefit
students in Allen County. These funds were transferred
to the Community Foundation in 2008. The scholarship
benefits a graduating senior from an Allen County high
school with an emphasis on faith-based community service.
Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship
Established 2006
This scholarship, established by Jim and Mahrokh
(Esfandiary) Palte, is for an Ottawa-Glandorf High School

Esfandiary-Palte Family

Dick Daugherty

James Child

April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship


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

graduating senior. Priority is given to students who are the


first in their family to pursue post-secondary education.
Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship
Established 2008
This scholarship fund was established by an anonymous
donor to benefit a math student in the senior class at CoryRawson High School. The scholarship is awarded to the top
student as determined by a mathematical formula based on
GPA and ACT scores.
Jennifer L. Fell Memorial Art Scholarship
Established 2004
This scholarship, established by the staff of Findlay High
School, is for a graduating senior from Findlay High School
who has taken at least two years of visual arts courses in
high school and will study and pursue a career in the arts.
Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship
Established 2007
This scholarship, established by FAGA, is for a graduating
senior of a Hancock County high school who has satisfied
the requirements to qualify for the FAGA Championship
two of the last three years.
Findlay Branch of the American Association of
University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
Established 1999
This scholarship, established by M. Margaret Foster, is
for a female who resides in Hancock County, is currently
employed, and wishes to pursue a degree that will improve
her profession, income, or standard of life.
Findlay City Schools Social Studies Teacher
Memorial Scholarship in memory of Charles Robert
Clapper, Sheila Lewis, and Mary Ellen Poff
Established 2009
This scholarship supports a Findlay High School senior who
excelled in social studies and plans to pursue a major in an
area of social studies including, but not limited to, pre-law,
economics, psychology, political science, or international
relations.

L. Frick and Helen Hoadley

William Foster

Richard Fisher

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.

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.

Hancock Federal Credit Union Scholarship


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

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.

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.

Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship


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

Findlay High School Class of 1951 Scholarship


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

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.

W. Kenneth and Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship


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

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.

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 renewable scholarship, established by the Class of 1956
at their 50-year class reunion, is for a Findlay High School
graduate who wishes to pursue a degree in education.
Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship
Established 2001
This renewable scholarship is for a Hancock County
graduating senior who demonstrates involvement in school
and community activities.
Richard Fisher Athletic Scholarship
Established 2000
This four-year scholarship, established by Beverly Fisher
in memory of her husband, is for a Findlay High School
graduating senior who has participated in athletics.

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.

L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Memorial Scholarship


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

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Huston Financial Services Scholarship


Established 1999
This scholarship, established by Dennis Huston, is for a
Findlay High School graduating senior who will pursue
a degree in business or finance, and has participated in a
varsity sport at Findlay High School for at least one year.
Intersil Science and Engineering Scholarship
Established 2002
This scholarship, dedicated to future engineers of our
community, is for a graduating senior from a Hancock
County high school who plans to pursue an engineering
degree.
Earl and Laverne Irons Family Scholarship
Established 2001
This renewable scholarship, established by family and
friends, is dedicated to a Findlay High School graduating
senior who has an outstanding record of extracurricular
activities.
William H. Jackson Scholarship
Established 2000
This scholarship, established by Barbara Muzy and family
in memory of her brother, is for a Findlay High School
graduating senior who will pursue instrumental music
education.
Ronald N. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship
Established 2000
This scholarship, established by Shirley (Jenkins) Pettit and

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is supported annually by the Donnell Chicken Barbecue, is


for a Findlay High School graduating senior who attended
Donnell Middle School for a least one full school year
and earned a letter in at least one sport during his or her
attendance there.
April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship
Established 2007
This scholarship, established by Sue Jones Decker in
memory of her daughter, is for a female graduating senior
from Cory-Rawson High School who has lettered in two of
the following sports: basketball, volleyball, outdoor track,
or softball.
Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Medical
Missions
Established 2007
This fund was established in memory of Brad by his family,
co-workers, and friends. The scholarship supports students
pursuing a career in the medical field in Ohio or Michigan
who wish to participate, as Brad did, in medical mission
trips.
Elizabeth Mae Kobeszka Memorial Scholarship
Established 2007
The scholarship fund, established by Vickie Kobeszka
in memory of her daughter, is for a graduating senior of
Liberty-Benton High School who demonstrates a positive
attitude, is ready and willing to go above and beyond, and is
involved in his or her community or church.
Vance Kramer III Memorial Scholarship
Established 1997
This scholarship, established by Vance Kramer II and family
in memory of Vance, is for a graduating Findlay High School
senior who has excelled in art, drama, or music.
Dave and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship
Established 2004
This scholarship, established by Marjorie Lodge in memory

Andrew May

Punk Mains

Elizabeth Kobeszka

John W. Hollington Scholarship


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

of her husband, is for a graduating senior from Findlay High


School who has played golf for no less than two years and
who will enroll in a math or science curriculum in college.
Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship
Established 2009
This scholarship was established in memory of Ed by his
wife, Donna, and children, James, Sally, and Susan. The
scholarship supports a college junior majoring in science,
math, or engineering.
Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship
Established 1998
Larry and Sondra Lunn and their sons, Andrew and Nick,
established this fund in memory of their son and brother.
This scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduate who
has participated and lettered in a sport at Findlay High
School (preferably football or track).
Punk and Martha Mains Memorial Scholarship
Established 1998
L. H. Punk Mains established this fund in memory of his
wife, Martha. This scholarship is for a Findlay High School
graduating senior who is a well-rounded student.
M. Andrew May Scholarship
Established 1999
This fund was established in memory of Andy by his parents,
Mark May and Elizabeth Wood, and his sister, Katelyn. This
scholarship is for a Findlay High School graduating senior
who wishes to pursue a major in writing, political science,
government, or any field of social studies.
Norbert F. Meyer Scholarship
Established 2014
Fritz and Else Meyer, with the help of family and friends,
established this renewable scholarship in memory of their
son, Norbert F. Meyer, for a graduating senior of McComb
High School who will pursue a degree in engineering,
medicine, mathematics, or the sciences.

Glendora Mills Scholarship


Established 1999
The Glendora Mills Scholarship was created in 1958 by
Glendora and Bertha Mills, both teachers at Donnell and
Findlay High School. The purpose of this scholarship is
to assist worthy boys and girls graduating from Findlay
High School, who plan to attend an accredited college or
university as a full-time freshman student.
Thomas E. and Patricia (Conway) Moore Perpetual
College Award
Established 2008
Thomas E. Moore attended Lincoln Elementary, Donnell
Junior High, and Findlay High School. He established this
scholarship to benefit a Findlay High School senior because
of his fond memories of this community.

John Noble Hockey Scholarship


Established 2000
This four-year scholarship, established by family and
friends, is for a graduating Findlay High School senior
who played hockey, received a varsity letter, demonstrates
leadership ability, and has good moral character.
Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Medical
Scholarship
Established 2009
The physicians at Ohio Orthopaedics established this
scholarship to support graduating seniors of a Blanchard
Valley Conference School or Findlay High School who will
pursue a degree in the medical profession including, but
not limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and
athletic training.
Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship
Established 2002
This scholarship was established by Mike and Pat for
a graduating senior from Findlay High School who has
made a significant contribution to his or her school and
participates in extra-curricular activities.

Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship


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

Partners In Education Scholarship


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

Greg Miller Memorial Scholarship

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.

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.

Thomas Richard and Wendene Shoupe

Mike and Pat Oxley

Erica Miller

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.

E. D. (Bud) and Jean Retter Scholarship


Established 1998
This scholarship, established by Jean Ellis Retter in memory
of her husband, is for a Findlay High School graduating
senior who will pursue a major in math or science.
John Edward Seman Memorial Scholarship
Established 2005
This scholarship, established by David and Lisabeth Seman
in memory of their son, is for a graduating Findlay High
School senior who plans to major in civil, mechanical,
electrical, or chemical engineering.
Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Shoupe
Post Grad Scholarship
Established 1995
Wendene Shoupe established this fund in memory of
her husband, a long-time Findlay physician who valued
education and lifelong learning. In 2008, their daughters
requested that 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.
Gregory James Shrader Memorial Scholarship
Established 2011
This fund was established in memory of Gregory by his
parents, Jeff and Elsa Shrader, and his brother, Jonathan.
This scholarship is for a senior swim team member at
Findlay High School who will be a full-time freshman
student at an accredited college, university, or technical
school.
Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship
Established 2014
The Legacy Farmers Cooperative established this
scholarship in honor of the longtime service of General
Manager Jerry Silveus for members and employees of Legacy
Farmers Cooperative, and their children or grandchildren.

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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.
Glen and Mary Stover Agriculture Scholarship
Established 1999
This fund was established by the family in memory of this
businessman, farmer, athlete, scholar, WWII fighter pilot,
and coach. This scholarship is for a graduate of a Hancock
County high school who wishes to pursue an education in
an agriculture-related profession.
Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship
Established 2005
Family members established this scholarship in memory of
this young woman who touched the lives of many, giving
unselfishly of her time and energy to help others. This
scholarship is for a graduating senior from Patrick Henry
High School or a Hancock County high school who is
pursuing a degree in education, and is active in their church
and community.
John P. and Nancy K. Stozich Memorial Scholarship
Established 2004
This fund was established in memory of John, who served
his community as an athletic coach, state representative,
and Mayor of Findlay. John also served on the Community
Foundation Board of Trustees. This scholarship is for one
male and one female athlete graduating from Findlay High
School who has played sports for at least two years.

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Golden M. Tong Scholarship


Established 2014
A long time farmer in Carey, Ohio, Golden M. Tong
established this scholarship through the Mary Martha
Class of Carey for a graduating senior of Carey High School,
with preference given to students pursuing a career in
agriculture.
Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship
Established 2006
This scholarship, established through a gift from her estate,
is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high
school who will pursue a degree in instrumental or vocal
music.
Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship
Established 2006
This scholarship, established through a gift from her estate,
is for a graduating senior from a Hancock County high
school who will pursue a degree in nursing.
Jeanette T. and Leo J. Vielhaber Scholarship
Established 2005
This scholarship was established by the family to support
the development of professional therapists dedicated to
working with disabled children. It supports a graduate
of a Hancock County high school who is pursuing an
undergraduate or graduate degree in speech, occupational
therapy, or physical therapy, with the goal of working with
children.
Lester L. Werntz Scholarship
Established 2006
This four-year scholarship was established by Mariann
Dana Younger in honor of Lester L. Werntz, a teacher who
had great influence on Mariann and encouraged her love
for educating and mentoring children. This scholarship is
for a Mt. Pulaski High School (IL) graduating senior who
participated in the band or music program.

Nathan Wilson

Jeanette and Leo Vielhaber

Stacy Stover

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.

Gene and Margie White Scholarship


Established 2011
This scholarship, established by Gene and Margie White, is
for a graduating senior of a high school located in Hancock
County who will be a full-time student at The Ohio State
University.
George & Shirlee Whitson Scholarship
Established 2012
This renewable scholarship was established by the children
of the Whitsons in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.
This scholarship is for a Findlay High School student who
has demonstrated good character by volunteering in church
and the community and who is pursuing an undergraduate
degree from the University of Findlay.
Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial Technology
Memorial Scholarship
Established 2002
This fund was established in memory of Nate, an
instructor at Millstream Career & Technology Center
who is remembered for his ability to motivate students
by establishing a positive classroom atmosphere. This
scholarship is for a graduate of Millstream who will pursue
a course of study which may include construction, welding,
automotive, engineering, or cosmetology.
Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial Scholarship
Established 2001
Members of the Woodward family established this
scholarship, in memory of their parents, for a graduate
of Van Buren High School who will major in agriculture,
agribusiness, or nursing.
George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger
Memorial Scholarship
Established 2007
Charles and Mariann Younger established this scholarship
in memory of Charles parents. This scholarship is for a
North Clay High School (IL) graduating senior who has

Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger


Scholarship
Established 2010
This scholarship was established by the families of Mariann
and Charles children, Scott Younger, Paul Younger, Stephen
Younger, and Christopher Younger in honor of the couple.
The award is for a freshman student at an accredited
four-year college or university and is renewable for up to
three additional years. Mariann and Charles established
scholarships in honor of each of their four sons in 2007 and
now their children are giving back to them. Charles was a
long-time member of the Community Foundations Board
of Trustees.
Younger Family Scholarships
Established 2007
Charles and Mariann Younger established these fouryear scholarships to honor each of their four sons. The
scholarships are for Findlay High School seniors who have
participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport,
the music program, forensics, student government, and
debate.

Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship

Scott Charles Younger Scholarship

Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship

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

Linda Ziegler

Younger Family

participated in one or more of the following: a varsity sport,


the music program, forensics, student government, and
debate.

Seed Funds

Build to endowment over time.


Seed Funds allow you to start a fund and gradually build upon it to create a mature fullyendowed fund. Your Seed Fund will grow into an endowment that will let you support the
charities or causes you choose and will forever have an impact on the quality of life in your
community.
How it works:
The Seed Fund Program can be used to establish any type of endowment fund: Funds for the
Common Good, Field of Interest Funds, Agency Funds, Designated Funds, Donor-Advised
Funds, and Scholarship Funds.
Donors make an initial contribution of at least $1,000 to establish the Seed Fund and then
have up to three years to build the fund to the required minimum endowment level. Minimum
endowment levels vary according to fund type.
A funding plan must be submitted at the time the Seed Fund is established that includes a
detailed, reasonable approach to raising the required fund minimum by a specific date that is
no more than three years from the date the fund is established.
When a seed fund reaches the minimum endowment level, the fund matures into an active
charitable endowment fund.
Once a fund has reached the minimum endowment level, distributions can be made to the
causes and charities of the 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 at 419-425-1100 for more information.

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Our 2014 Donors


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

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16th District Masonic Association


21st Century Charitable Lead Trust
ACE Logistics, Inc.
Prakash and Shubha Acharya
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
William Alge, Jr. and Karen Alge
Craig and Mary Allender
Sharon Aller
Anna Allison
Nelson E. and Laura A. Almond
Ronald and Debra Ammons
Melvin A. and Marilee Anderson
Eric and Julie Anderson
Anderson Family Charitable Lead Trust

Anonymous
Arlington Athletic Boosters
Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock
County
Jonathan M. and Dorene S. Ash
Charles E. Ash, Jr. and Martha Ash
Scott and Kelly Atkins
Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Foundation Account
William and Joyce Avery
Justin and Katie Aydt
Timothy and Paula Aydt
Nathaniel Aydt
Timothy and Sonja Babcock
Philip D. and Brenda M. Bader
Lawrence A. and Lisa Ball
Ruth Ball
Albert Ball Jr. and Laura Ball
Jon and Amy Ballinger
Bang a Gong
Robert and Rebecca Baratta
Steve and Donna Barber
James and Phyllis Barger
Constance Barron-Smith
Roger and Martha Barton
Dennis M. and Anne Bash
Kimberly Bash
Rachel Basore
Geoffrey Basore
David Basore and Susan Vaclavik Basore
John and Pamela Beall
Dennis R. and Nancy K. Beard

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Garth and Lynda Beatty


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

Helen Boyle Moody


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

Edward and Virginia Erner


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

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James E. and Carol Crist


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

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

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Fresh Encounter, Inc.
Frigidaire Company
Jerald A. Garver and Jodi Witte Garver
Richard Gassman
Richard and Barbara Gebhardt
Alex J. and Tracy Gerken
Suzanne M. German
Gilker Shoupe Family Charitable
Foundation
Dale and Wanda Gillespie
Jack Glick
Gregory and Amy Glick
Samuel R. and Linda M. Gomer
John A. and Stacey R. Gonda
Good Samaritan Society
Ruth Gore
Grace Speaks
Jean C. Graham
Robert and Peggy Grandbois

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Jason and Melissa Greenlee


Karen Grieser
Tim and Virginia Griffith
Doug and Gena Grismore
Group Benefit Consultants, Inc.
Grover Rutter, C.P.A.
Donald and Linda Gruenemeyer
GSW Manufacturing
Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/
Hancock County

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David and Marilyn Hackenberg


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

R. Douglas and Shirley A. Harrold


Anthony L. and Kelly J. Hartman
Matthew Hartman
William D. and Deborah J. Hartman
Robert and Carol Hauzie
Steven A. and Andrea C. Hazelton
HCF Management, Inc.
Alexis Healy
Dave and Suzi Healy
Thomas and Patricia Heavrin
Heck Rentals
James Heintschel II and Kathy Heintschel
Gary and Jane Heminger
Brian and Elizabeth Hendricks
John R. and Janice A. Hersh
Larry and Ann Hershey
Gary and Shirley Hewitt
Dale and Kay Hill
Jeremy and Lindsey M. Hilty
Harold and Judy Hinkle
Betty Hipp
Timothy and Jacqueline Hitchings
Cliff and Diane Hite
Hixon Zuercher Capital Management
Jenelle L. Hohman
Dennis and Theresa Hooper
Josh and Lisa Houck
Judith Houdeshell
HSR Insurance Agency LLC
Gregory and Elizabeth Hull
Nancy Hutchinson
Brian C. and Taya Hyde
Edward and JoAnne Ingold
David and Elaine Ingram
Marty and Carol Inkrott
James Irons
Richard E. Irons
Robert and Sharon Irons
James and Ann Jaffe
Ted and Carol Jastal

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Duane and Kathy Jebbett


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

Gerald E. Langlois III and Alanna


Langlois
Douglas and Laura LaPlant
LaRiche Chevrolet-Cadillac
LaRiche Toyota-Subaru
Sharon Larmore
Kenneth and Pamela Lather
Ralph E. and Wilma Lauck
Kyle and Jill Leatherman
Legacy Farmers Cooperative
Harolyn L. Legg
Richard and April Lehman
Scott and Sue Lehman
Michael C. Leifheit
Heliodora Lengel
Arthur H. and Mary K. Lerma
Christopher Leuthold
Christopher and Margaret Lieske
Shirley Z. Linhart
William and Margaret Lobb
Floyd W. Loughman Jr. and Lisa
Loughman
Eric T. Loyd
Donald B. Loyd
Phillip and Patty Lucas
Larry and Sondra Lunn
Cheri A. Mackey
Weldon and Ruth Magee
Donald and Ann Malarky
Danielle Mallcott
Jerry and Carol Mallett
Claude Mapp
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Matching Gift and
Volunteer Incentive Program
Willis E. and Arlene Marquart
Thomas and Sandra Marquart
Marshall & Melhorn, LLC.
Mary Martha Class of Carey Ohio, Inc.
Kristopher L. and Teresa Matre

Jane Morrin
Matt and Amber Moser
Walter W. and Susan Moses
Thomas and Irene Mosholder
Carol L. Mount
Jeffrey A. and Elaine Muhlenkamp
Brad A. and Dottie Musgrave
Matthew and Alana A. Muzik
Barbara Muzy
Todd D. and Lori Myers
Michael Needler, Jr. and Bethany Needler
Dionne Neubauer
Michael Newcomer
Richard D. Newcomer Jr. and Ann
Newcomer
Rod and Barbra Nichols
Dale Nicholson
Rebecca J. Noack
Gregory J. and Marcia W. Noe
Marilyn Nonnamaker
Northwest Ohio Flood Mitigation
Partnership
North Coast Strategy Group
Evelyn Oates
Tim and Janice OConnell
Terrence ODonell and Mary Beth
ODonnell
Carol Oken
Mary Lou Oliver
Oman Acres
Jane K. ONeil
Open Circle Yoga & Wellness Center
Stephen and Ami Orr
Lee Osmun
Michael and Pat Oxley
Carleton Palmer III and Rosanna Palmer
Carey and Dawn Palmer
Paul and Sarah Palmer
Robert D. and Cynthia L. Parish
Luella M. Parish

David and Mary Alice Patrickson


Thomas and Janis Paul
Marie L. Peace
Garry and Kathleen Peiffer
Sue Perrott Siferd
Milton and Carol Peters
Ronald and Robin Pfeiffer
Virginia L. Pilstl
George H. and Cheryl A. Post
Proceeds of Bradley Joseph Golf Outing
Proceeds of Cooper Tire Centennial
Fundraisers
Proceeds of FHS Alumni Hockey
Tournament
Proceeds of Fundraiser for Punk and
Martha Mains Scholarship Fund
Proceeds of Gregory James Shrader
Swim Fundraiser
Proceeds of Matt Copus Memorial Golf
Outing
Proceeds of Zach Morgan Memorial 3v3
Soccer Tournament
Proscan Reading Services LLC
Judith Pusateri
Jack A. Quisno Jr.
Bert and Marlene Rayl
Ted and Carol Reams
Dean T. Recker
Dennis and Irene Recker
Richard L. Redick
John and Kathleen Redman
Ralph and Jo Ann Reeds
David L. and Janet T. Reese
Gerald and Janet Reichert
J. Alec and Sandra Reinhardt
Jeffrey Reinhardt
John and Andrea Reinhart
William and Judy Reist
Michael W. and Jane Richards
Philip and Donna Ridenour

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Michael P. and Denise A. Matson


James I. and Merrill Beth Maurer
Maxs Dairy Bar
F. D. and Joy McCarthy
Richard and Jane McCleary
Steven D. and Natalie S. McClelland
McComb Athletic Boosters
McComb Development Coporation
Richard and Lynn McCord
Vickie McCreight
McDonalds Foundation
McKenna Construction Company, Inc.
Patrick and Deborah McKinzie
Jeffery and Tracy McMath
Gary L. and Debra McMillen
MD Hauling LLC
Jean D. Meadows
Jerry and Lori Meckstroth
Nitika D. Mehta D.D.S.
Karen C. Melton
Carol Metzger
Rob Messinger
Michael L. and Christie C. Meyer
Andrew and Carol Middlesworth
Larry and Tricia Miles
Mark and Linda Miller
James and Kathleen Miller
Don and Judy Miller
Leslie and Mary Miller
Brian and Julia Miller
Bryan and Karen Miller
Bill and Gail Miller
Jerry and Jane Minch
Robert B. and Karen L. Minto
Keith and Joyce Mohr
Robert and Sharon Montgomery
Dennis and Ann Moore
Patricia Moore
Michael and Debra Morella
Dana and Kathryn Morgan

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John and Margaret Rieker


Christopher and Robin Ridge
Mike and Barbara Risser
Dennis L. and Gracie M. Rissler
Marlin and Michele Ritchie
Matt and Bev Robb
Christopher and Susan Roberts
Jim and Julie Robertson
Christopher M. and Melanie
Roethlisberger
Charles and Peggy Rogers
Laura Rogers
James and Paula Rosencrans
David and Jane Rossman
Scott and Martha Rothey
Hon. Reginald and Barbara Routson
H. Richard Rowe, Jr. and Carol Rowe
William and Donna Ruse
Stephen Sachs and Beth Jolliff-Sachs
Suzanne Sackmann

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Thomas J. Sadowy
Doris Salis
Lee Salisbury
Ben and Lani Sapp
Jaclyn Schalk
Mary Jo Schaller
Carolyn Schlicher
Dennis L. and Cynthia Schrier
Jeffrey F. Schroeder
Mary K. Schulte
Tom W. Schulte
John and Kimberly Schumacher
Dan and Janet Schwartz
James R. and Ellen M. Seiler
David and Lisabeth Seman
Jeffrey A. and Jane Shadle
Brian D. Shafer
Shop Supply Service, Ltd.
Wendene W. Shoupe
Donna Shoupe and Lee Hellmuth
Shrader Family Foundation Fund of the
National Christian Foundation
Christopher and Terri Shrader
James and Sue Shrader

Jeff and Elsa Shrader


W. E. and M. D. Siferd
Sandy Slack
Margaret Slough
Dallas and Karen Smith
Pamela S. Smith
Don E. and Diane Snyder
Daniel M. and Barbara J. Snyder
Jerry and Sondra Snyder
William C. and Joyce Sommer
David and Linda Spahr
Brian and Adrea Spoon
Michael and Susie Spragg
Robert and Connie Sprague
William and Dee Dee Spraw
Jeffrey and Tammy Stahl
Anne M. Stapley
James and Janet Staschiack
Russell and Deborah Stauffer
Nana B. Stauffer
Robert and Rebecca Steinman
Ronald L. and Tina Steinman
Dan A. and Lois A. Steinman
Mary Lou Steinman
James T. and Desiree Stephens
Eugene and Shirley Stirling
Eveline P. Stitt
Scott J. and Linda Stocker
Brenda Stough
Mark Smith and Phyllis Stover-Smith
Robert E. and Patti Strasbaugh
Paul A. and Teresa Streacker
Ed and Precia Stuby
James R. and Jean Stuck
Charles Stumpp, Jr. and Kim Stumpp
Dawn Swain
Jeff and Marie Swaisgood
Jason and Jennifer Swartzlander
Craig E. and Elaine Swope
Hugh and Sondra Tavernier

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

Washington County Community


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

10 Reasons People Choose to Give through the Community Foundation


1

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

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

We provide personalized service tailored to each individuals charitable and financial interests.

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

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

We partner with professional advisors to create highly-effective approaches to


charitable giving.

We offer maximum tax advantages as allowed by federal law.

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

We build endowment funds that benefit the communitys future and


help create personal legacies that last forever.

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We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources


to create positive change.

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2014 Grants Awarded


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

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

B. Ann Brossia Fund of The Community


Foundation
$7,570/one year
Honoring the career of Ann Brossia.
Blanchard Valley Health System
$45,290/one year
Helping expand the Cancer Care Center located at the
Eastern Woods campus.
Bluffton Lions Foundation, Inc.
$61,600/two years
Garnering support for the Bluffton Bike & Pedestrian
Pathway.
Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
$2,600/three months
Partially funding a financial audit during a CEO
transition.
Cancer Patient Services
$15,000/three years
Providing strategic planning and business
management consulting.

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Childrens Mentoring Connection


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

Findlay Fire Department


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

Findlay Family YMCA


$10,000/two years
Developing a portable Tennis for Beginners
program.

Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation


$5,000/six months
Providing a Welcoming Community Symposium
Keynote Speaker.

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

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library


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

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

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$13,187/one year
Assisting homeless families with rental assistance and
intensive case management to help them transition
into self-sustainable housing.
$15,000/three years
Providing strategic planning and business
management consulting.
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
$299,183/one year
Serving over 40,000 Hancock County residents
annually through debt service on The Family Center.
$54,232/one year
Hosting capacity building activities to assist Hancock
County nonprofits better achieve their missions.
$6,240/two years
Initiating a community leadership initiative that
allows one Hancock County village to participate in
the Orton Heart & Soul process.
Gliding Stars of Findlay
$45,000/three years
Engaging professional leadership to facilitate
organizational growth to serve more members of
the special needs community and create agency
sustainability.
Hancock County ADAMHS Board
$73,003/one year
Supporting the start-up of the new residential
treatment facility in Findlay serving adults with
substance abuse disorders.

Hancock County Performing Arts Center


$171,711/three years
Investing in capital and operating endowment for the
Hancock County Performing Arts Center.
Hancock Historical Museum Association
$15,000/three years
Providing strategic planning and business
management consulting.
Hancock Parks Foundation
$9,000/five years
Presenting free Riverside Park Summer Concerts to
over 5,700 Hancock County residents.
Literacy Coalition of Hancock County
$74,700/three years
Partially funding a Director of the Literacy Coalition
of Hancock County.
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
$35,377/one year
Relocating the historic Riverside Train.
University of Findlay
$13,761/three years
Providing coaching to struggling K-9 readers in
Hancock County through support of the Clubhouse II
Tutoring Program.
Village of McComb
$130,000/two years
Funding the McComb Heart & Soul process.

Total 2014 Competitive Grants =


$1,275,715

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.
Arts Partnership of Hancock County
$600/one year
Providing free music in downtown through the
Courtyard Concert Series.
Associated Charities
$1,000/one year
Celebrating the centennial celebration of Associated
Charities.
Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio
$300/one year
Providing support for the 2014 On Behalf of Youth
Award.
Center for Safe and Healthy Children
$1,500/one year
Building community awareness of and implementing
training on human trafficking.
Chance to Dance Foundation
$1,250/one year
Providing student scholarships for the Findlay
Academy of Dance Summer Intensive Program.

Grants Awarded 45

City of Findlay
$1,731/one year
Partnering on a NeighborWoods Project in the
Sherman Park Neighborhood.
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation
$1,500/one year
Supporting the Hancock Leadership Class of 2014
Class Project: Community Emergency Procedures
Guides.
$660/one year
Educating Workforce Coalition members through a
presentation from Mark Lautman, Author of When
the Boomers Bail.
Hancock County Agricultural Society
$2,500/one year
Purchasing awards for youth project exhibitors at the
county fair.
Hancock Parks Foundation
$1,200/one year
Providing free Riverside Park Summer Concerts to
over 5,700 Hancock County residents.
$500/one year
Partnering in Arbor Day 2014 projects at Litzenberg
Memorial Woods.
Toledo Opera
$2,000/one year
Exposing local students to the arts through four
performances of Opera on Wheels.

$1,500/one year
Supporting three performances of Opera on Wheels
for three Findlay schools.
Village of McComb
$1,800/one year
Providing a strategic planning process for the
McComb Economic Development Organization.
United Way of Hancock County
$1,959/one year
Marketing the www.volunteerhancockcounty.org
website.

Total 2014 Presidents Discretionary


Grants = $20,000

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. Often, field of interest funds
are partnered with unrestricted funds to fully
fund a project.
Blanchard Valley Health System
$4,710/one year
Helping expand the Cancer Care Center located at the
Eastern Woods campus.
Findlay Fire Department
$1,491/one year
Providing Project S.A.F.E./ Fire Safety Education for
additional local elementary students.

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$4,513/one year
Assisting homeless families with rental assistance and
intensive case management to help them transition
into self-sustainable housing.
Hancock County ADAMHS Board
$3,382/one year
Providing start-up support for the new residential
treatment facility in Findlay serving adults with
substance abuse disorders.

Hancock Education Fund Grants
$41,147 in 2014
See page 56 for a list of Hancock Education Fund
grants.
HancockREADS Grants
$10,000 in 2014
See page 56 for a list of HancockREADS grants.
Handbags That Help Grants
$36,000 in 2013-2014
See page 10 for a list of HTH Grants.
McComb First Presbyterian Church
$5,000/one year
Increasing fluency in English in the McComb Latino
population.
University of Findlay
$4,813/three years
Providing coaching to struggling K-9 readers in
Hancock County through support of the Clubhouse II
Tutoring Program.

Total 2014 Field of Interest Grants =


$111,056
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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.
Arlington School Foundation
$1,153 - Support the enhancement of the classroom
experience and improve the effectiveness of the
curriculum for the Arlington Local School District.
$1,510 - Support of social studies education to present
and future Arlington students.

Boy Scouts of America, BSAC


$94 - Hancock County Boy Scouts to attend camp at
Camp Berry or National Jamboree.
$944 - General Support
$981 - General Support of Camp Berry
C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall
$986 - General Support
Calvary Baptist Church
$1,798 - General Support
CASA/GAL of Hancock County
$4,068 - General Support

Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock


County
$15,258 - General Support

The Chance To Dance Foundation


$781 - Supporting local youth dance programs.

Black Heritage Library and Multicultural


Center
$677 - General Support

Christian Clearing House


$868 - General Support
$1,088 - General Support
$3,100 - General Support

Blanchard Valley Center


$21,967 - Support, care, repair, and maintenance of the
resident facilities.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio


$531 - Capital Support
$1,849 - General Support

Blanchard Valley Health Foundation


$9,297 - General Support of Blanchard Valley Health
System.

The Findlay Art League


$158 - General support and student art exhibits.
$503 - Visual arts in Hancock County.
$1,117 - General Support

Bluffton High School


$926 - Support of 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.

Findlay City Schools


$21,034 - General Support

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$1,343 - General Support
$3,411 - Program Support
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
$463 - Support of the Genealogy department.
$1,047 - General Support
$1,052 - General Support
$10,453 - General Support
First Lutheran Church
$9,330 - Support of Lutheran charities.
First Presbyterian Church of Findlay
$4,551 - General Support
Hancock County Agricultural Society
$2,591 - Perpetuate the activities and to sustain the
Hancock County Fairgrounds, predominantly for the
benefit of the Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.
Hancock Historical Museum Association
$301 - Support of the Founding Fathers Lecture Series.
$357 - Support and maintenance of the Little Red
School House, MacArthur Train, and the Resource
Center.
Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
$464 - Support of the Humane Society and the rescue,
care, and maintenance of cats.
$3,309 - General Support
Macklin Intergenerational Institute
$5,366 - Quarterly General Support
$21,223 - Quarterly General Support

Findlay Enrichment Programs


$515 - General Support

Grants Awarded 47

McComb Public Library


$4,225 - Support of programs, services, projects, and
capital purchases.
Owens Community College
$436 - Support of Owens Community College - Findlay
Campus and its programs.
Putnam County Homecare & Hospice
$1,427 - General Support
St. Johns Lutheran Church
$1,976 - Quarterly Grounds Upkeep
United Way of Hancock County
$4,101 - Agency Support
$48,410 - General Support
University of Findlay
$1,346 - General and Scholarship Support
$10,440 - General Support
University of Findlay, Mazza Museum
$15,497 - General Support
Winebrenner Theological Seminary
$1,734 - General Support
Young Mens Christian Association (Findlay)
$2,627 - YMCA memberships to support
underprivileged children in Hancock County.
$9,413 - General Support

Total 2014 Agency and Designated


Grants = $258,096

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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.
American Cancer Society
$2,000 - General Support
Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County
$500 - Youtheatre Radio Show
$500 - General Support
$1,500 - Youtheatre Radio Show
Bay View Association of the United Methodist
Church
$300 - Recreation
Blanchard Valley Health Foundation
$250 - Free mammograms for low-income women.
Boy Scouts of America, BSAC
$250 - Friends of Scouting annual contribution.
$500 - Annual Campaign Support
C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall
$500 - General Support
Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
$4,000 - General Operating Support
Cancer Patient Services
$250 - General Support

CASA/GAL of Hancock County


$500 - General Operating Support
Center for Safe and Healthy Children
$500 - Providing support for a community
presentation and training to build awareness of
human trafficking.
$5,000 - General Operating Support
Childrens Mentoring Connection
$4,000 - 2014-2015 School-Based Mentoring Program
Christian Clearing House
$1,000 - General Support
City Mission of Findlay, Ohio
$1,000 - General Support
City of Findlay, Police Department
$1,500 - Personal Safety- Smart Choices for Life
Program
Clothe-A-Child
$500 - General Support
College First Church of God
$1,000 - General Support
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial
Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation
$25,000 - Scholarship Fund for Cooper Tire Employees
children.
Findlay Area Youth for Christ
$350 - 2014 summer camp scholarship/assistance.
$5,000 - General Support

Community
Heart & Soul
In September of 2014, the Community Foundation proudly
announced a new partnership with The Orton Family
Foundation to bring the Community Heart & Soul process
to Hancock County. The Community Foundation approved
a two-year grant totaling $136,420 to participate in the
Community Heart & Soul process. Total anticipated costs
for this project are $396,450.
Community Heart & Soul is the Orton Family Foundations
signature approach to community planning and development.
Tested in a dozen small towns and developed over more than
a decade, Community Heart & Soul is a proven method that
helps communities work together towards a vibrant and
resilient future rooted in what matters most to the people who
live there.
In February of 2015, the Community Foundation announced
that the village of McComb was selected to participate in a
Community Heart & Soul project. Selected in a competitive

process from applicant towns in Hancock County, McComb


qualified for a $130,000 Community Foundation grant to
carry out a two-year community development project. The
project has been approved by the McComb Village Council and
will be a pilot for future partnerships between the Community
Foundation and Hancock County towns and villages.
With infrastructure in place and poised for growth, including
a water tower and a wastewater treatment plant with ample
capacity, McComb is at a potential pivot point. We felt this
was a crucial moment in McCombs history and that Heart
& Soul could really help the village to shape its future with
involvement from everyone in the community, Katherine
Kreuchauf said.
The Community Foundation is excited to partner with The
Orton Family Foundation and the village of McComb over the
next two years. All updates will be posted on the Community
Foundations website at www.community-foundation.com.

Grants Awarded 49
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Findlay High School Athletic Dept.


$250 - To support FHS swim team and state swim
meet participants.

Increasing public safety & quality of life


The Bluffton Lions Foundation expanded the greater Bluffton bike and pedestrian pathway system to
provide a safe and scenic route for residents and visitors and enhance the quality of life in the greater
Bluffton area located in Hancock County.

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.


$500 - General Support
$29,300 - Supporting homeless families with rental
assistance and intensive case management to help
bridge them through the benefits cliff and into longterm, safe and self-sustainable housing.
Findlay-Hancock Community Foundation
$1,548 - Youth Grantmaking
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation
$1,267 - Operating support for Hancock Youth
Leadership.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
$2,565 - Awe Early Literacy Center Tablets
$2,565 - Awe Early Literacy Station Tablets
First Presbyterian Church of Findlay
$3,000 - General Support
Flag City Honor Flight
$1,000 - Flag City Honor Flight 2014 Support
Flag City Honor Flight Fund of the Community
Foundation
$250 - General Operating Support
Gene & Evelyn Kelsey Fund for Hancock Christian
Clearing House of the Community Foundation
$250 - General Operating Support

50 The Community Foundation - 2014 Annual Report

Gregory James Shrader Donor-Advised Fund of


the Community Foundation
$250 - General Support
$1,000 - General Support
Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County
$250 - Critical Repair Program
$2,000 - Habitat Home Repair
$2,000 - Habitat Home Repair
Hancock County Agency on Aging, Inc.
$1,000 - Senior Center Capital Campaign
Hancock County Performing Arts Center
$25,000 - Capital Support
$25,000 - General Support
Hancock Historical Museum Foundation
$10,000 - General Support

Hancock Historical Museum Association


$250 - General Support
$10,000 - General Operating Support
Hancock Parks Fund of the Community
Foundation
$7,000 - In honor of Mariann Youngers Christmas.
Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
$250 - General Operating Support
$1,000 - General Support
Humane Society of Hancock County Fund of the
Community Foundation
$250 - General Operating Support
Keeping Kids Safe
$1,000 - Christmas gifts/general winter clothing for
foster children.

Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation


$2,500 - General Support
$22,500 - Lakeside Fund
The Nature Conservancy, National
$500 - General Support
The Nature Conservancy, Ohio
$500 - General Support
Ohio Northern University
$1,000 - College of Law - Deans Discretionary Fund
Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis
Center
$500 - General Support
$1,000 - General Operating Support
$2,500 - Harmony House Furniture
$4,000 - Harmony House Security Cameras
PELOTONIA
$1,000 - James Cancer Center Support
Read for Life
$250 - Adult Literacy Program
Rocket Golf Club - The University of Toledo
Womens Golf
$1,000 - Rocket Golf Club General Support
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest
Ohio
$1,000 - Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign
$1,000 Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign
Salvation Army, Findlay
$1,000 - General Support

St. Andrews United Methodist Church


$1,000 - General Operating Support

WBGU-TV, Public Television


$250 - General Support

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation


$1,500 - Supporting the purchase of banners for
the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in order to
heighten visibility for the race and to increase the
awareness of breast health.

Western Reserve Academy


$3,000 - Support of the hockey scholarship in Andrew
Guglielmis name.

Toys for Tots Foundation Hancock County


$5,000 - General Operating Support
United Way of Hancock County
$1,000 - General Operating Support
$1,000 - General Operating Support
$5,000 - Annual Campaign Support
$6,000 - General Support
University of Findlay
$500 - My First Patient Program
$1,000 - The Dr. Richard Davis Scholarship Fund for
Physician Assistant scholarships.
$1,000 - Support of the Dr. Richard Davis Scholarship
Fund for Physician Assistant scholarships.
$1,000 - Mazza Museum Annual Fund
$4,000 - Community Internationalization Project

WGTE Public Broadcasting


$250 - General Support
Young Mens Christian Association (Findlay)
$250 - Annual Support & Campaign Fund
$275 - Friends of YMCA Campaign
$500 - General Operating Support
$1,000 - Annual Campaign General Support
$2,000 - Annual Campaign

Total 2014 Donor-Advised and


Supporting Organization Grants =
$311,098

University of Findlay, Mazza Museum


$2,500 - Annual Fund General Support
$7,000 - Charles Jacob and Mariann Dana Younger
Operations Endowment Fund in honor of Marianns
birthday.
$40,000 - Hiring of a Deputy Director
Village of Green Springs
$500 - LCpl. Jeremy Shock Memorial Road Signs
$678 - Flagpole repairs and a new flag

Grants Awarded 51

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

Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship


Kaitlin Coward

Arlington School Foundation: Harold Doc


Castor Memorial Scholarship
Jordan Freed

Joseph R. and Westelle L. Browne Performing


Arts Scholarship
Mara Wallace

Arlington School Foundation: Dally Family


Scholarship
Alyssa Willow

Pat and Jack Brown Scholarship


Morgan Lishawa

Herb S. and Cindy Aldrich Scholarship


Madison Roth

Arlington School Foundation: Dally Family


Renewal Scholarship
Corey Freed, Nathan Norway

W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family


Scholarship for Ohio Northern University
Tabitha Voglewede

Randy Baker Girls Basketball Scholarship


Courtney Cramer

Findlay High School Alumni Scholarship


Nathan Leo

Randy Baker Girls Basketball Renewal


Scholarship
Lexis Fleegle, Kirsten Glick, Miranda Palmer

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship


Hilary Clinger
Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship
Taylor Reardon

Albert J. Ball Scholarship


Colton Hutchison
Shirely Battles Stirling Scholarship
Kiley Scott

Arlington School Foundation: Arlington Athletic


Boosters Scholarship
Michael Blunk, Dani Heaster

Warren Bullet and Peg Kirk Bell Scholarship


Shelby Roether

Arlington School Foundation Scholarship


Alyssa Willow

Warren Bullet and Peg Kirk Bell Renewal


Scholarship
Sid Hoover, Eli Stacy

Arlington School Foundation: W.S. (Sherman) &


Wanda Alge Family Scholarship
Michael Blunk

Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship


Kendra Anderson

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April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship


Stephanie Koch
Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship
Eric Beard, Jackie Dong, Connar Huddleson, April
Misamore, Catalina Petrescu, Emily Stacy
Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship
Kaitlin Coward
James L. Child Jr. Scholarship
Zachary Zimmerman
Findlay High School Class of 1951 Scholarship
Emmalese Nuerge
Findlay High School Class of 1956 Scholarship
Victoria Terry
Findlay High School Class of 1956 Renewal
Scholarship
Tressa Hutton, Rachael Schumm, Rebekah Shultis
Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship
Hannah Ball, Madalynne Burns, Sarah Keefe,
Cheyenne Lenhart, Bailey Rider, Kayla Wedge

Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Renewal Scholarship


Jacob Babione, Johnston Baird, Grant Baker, Joshua
Bame, Olivia Berry, Meghan Donelson, Jesse Eckert,
Regina Fox, Corey Freed, Halle Frey, Patrick Heaston,
Loren Huntley, Lucas Huntley, Samuel Inbody, Marie
Keefe, Shannon Moses, Kiranpreet Singh, Eli Stacy
Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship
Jordan Taylor
Irma Maxheimer Dana Renewal Scholarship
Audrey Maske, Elyse McCormick
Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship
Anna Schumm
Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship
Megan Hoehn
Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship
James Irving, Sawyer Junge, Macaulay Williams

M. Margaret Foster Scholarship


Mikaela Kussmaul
Gail Getway Scholarship
Emily Miller
Jean C. Graham Womens Scholarship
Alyssa Willow
Jean C. Graham Womens Renewal Scholarship
Olivia Berry, Lacie Kern
Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship
Emily Schaefer
W. Kenneth & Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship
Sarah Keefe
Historic Preservation Guild Memorial Scholarship
Hannah Caton, Danya Crow

Findlay Education Association Scholarship


Victoria Terry, Emma Whipkey

L. Frick and Helen M. Hoadley Memorial


Scholarship
Austin Corey

Jennifer L. Fell Memorial Art Scholarship


Emmalese Nuerge

John W. Hollington Scholarship


Celeste LaFleur

Richard Fisher Athletic Scholarship


Anna Schumm

Huston Financial Services Scholarship


Emily Schaefer

William Clark Foster Scholarship


Hannah Richards

Intersil Science and Engineering Scholarship


Beth Palmer, Megan Peplinski
Earl and Laverne Irons Family Scholarship
SilverLyn Roth

Earl and Laverne Irons Family Renewal


Scholarship
Kylie Young
William H. Jackson Scholarship
Celeste LaFleur
Ronald Jenkins Scholarship
April Misamore
Arlington School Foundation: Keith and Shelia
Jolliff Family
Madison Mains
April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship
Kiley Scott
Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Medical
Missions
Kaitlin Bova, Sarah Bova, Kaitlyn Miller
Elizabeth Mae Kobeskza Memorial Scholarship
Rebecca Sharrer
Vance Kramer III Scholarship
Sybil Anast
Dave and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship
Jarrett Quanrud
Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship
Michael Lause, Peyton Ostheimer
Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship
Austin Gutting

Scholarship Awards 53

Punk and Martha E. Mains Memorial Scholarship


Catalina Petrescu
Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship
Kyle Rossman
M. Andrew May Scholarship
Boden Fisher

Ohio Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Medical


Scholarship
Robyn Flick, Kelly McCartney

Jon A. Schlueter County Teacher Scholarship


Stephanie Myers

Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship


Emma Whipkey

Jon A. Schlueter City Teacher Scholarship


Ryan Headley

Partners in Education Scholarship


Anna Brown

Arlington School Foundation: Robert & Helen


McClelland Farm Child Scholarship
Allison Begg

Roger Renz Memorial Scholarship


Braden Miller

Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship


Anthony Heistand, Destiny Shoemaker

E.D. Bud and Jean Retter Scholarship


Nicholas Goldacker

Glendora Mills Scholarship


Jackie Dong
Thomas E. and Patricia (Conway) Moore
Perpetual College Award Renewal Scholarship
Jesse Eckert
Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Megan Peplinski
Zach Morgan Memorial Renewal Scholarship
Kenneth Phi
Needler Family Scholarship
Hannah Bishop, Morgan McGlothlin
John Noble Hockey Scholarship
Mitchel Perry
John Noble Hockey Renewal Scholarship
Corey Bern, Lucas Karhoff
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Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship


Michelle Flanagan, Alyssa Willow

Findlay Rotary Club Renewal Scholarship


Jessica Blubaugh, Patrick Heaston

Jon A. Schlueter County Scholarship


Bailey Rider
Jon A. Schlueter City Scholarship
Eric Beard, Sydney Miller
John Edward Seman Scholarship
Laura Inbody

Providing Opportunity
The Findlay Academy of Ballet offered a summer intensive program for 35 local youth ages 6-25.
Students learned ballet technique, pointe, contemporary dance, jazz, ballet conditioning, Pilates and
physical therapy. Scholarships were provided for students with financial need to attend the program.

Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Shoupe


Post Grad Scholarship
Michael Lause
Gregory James Shrader Scholarship
Connor Lauth, Jeremy Wilson
Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship
April Misamore
FHS Social Studies Teacher Memorial Scholarship
Mariah Tate
Arlington School Foundation: Cathie L. Solt
Memorial Scholarship
Alyssa Dodds
Loren Steiner Automotive Alumni Scholarship
Travis Vogelsong
Mary and Glen Stover Agriculture Scholarship
Grant Ford
Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship
Kathryn Hyre
John P. and Nancy K. Stozich Memorial
Scholarship
Braden Miller, Jennifer Vielhaber
Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship
Celeste LaFleur
Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship
Lucy Wagner

Jeanette T. and Leo. J. Veilhaber Scholarship


Brittany Schmidt

Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship


Hannah McClellan

Lester L. Werntz Scholarship


Derek Baunach

Christopher Jon Younger Renewal Scholarship


Samuel Duling, Shelby Fletcher

Lester L. Werntz Renewal Scholarship


Elyse McCormick

George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger


Scholarship
Kortney Stanfield

Gene and Margie White Scholarship


Megan Dailey, Boden Fisher
George and Shirlee Whitson Scholarship
Victoria Fisher
Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial Technology
Memorial Scholarship
Brittan Reichley
Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial
Scholarship
Robyn Flick
Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger
Scholarship
Hyun Woo Suh
Mariann Dana & Charles Jacob Younger Renewal
Scholarship
Robert Grandbois III, Brittany Harden, Peter Russel
Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship
Emily Schaefer
Stephen Dana Younger Renewal Scholarship
Nicholas Blackburn, Connor Hoban, Lydia Stump

George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs Younger


Renewal Scholarship
Alysa Cox, Nathan Micklautz
Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship
Boden Fisher
Paul Randolph Younger Renewal Scholarship
Kyle Hopkins, David Pfaltzgraf, James Rooney
Scott Charles Younger Scholarship
Amanda Campbell
Scott Charles Younger Renewal Scholarship
Hee Joo Suh, Rebekah Shaffer, Brandon Shanahan
Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship
Victoria Fisher

Total 2014 Scholarships Awarded =


$219,822
Scholarship applications are available online. Contact
Shelly Joseph, Scholarship Manager, at 419-425-1100 or
visit our website at www.community-foundation.com for
more information about our scholarship program.

Scholarship Awards 55

HancockReads & Education Funds


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.
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 annually to review grant proposals.
Unique to the Hancock Education Fund, the grantseekers are asked to focus on 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.

2014 HancockREADS Grant


The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County
$10,000/one year
Initiating the Dolly Parton Imagination Library pilot
program allowing vulnerable youth to have reading
material in the home.

Total 2014 HancockREADS Grant =


$10,000
2014 Hancock EDUCATION FUND
Grants

$6,000/one year
Enhancing the CHANGE- Make It Happen program
for third grade FIND gifted students.
$2,600/one year
Helping K-5 students develop researching, journaling
and composing stories skills through assistance from
professional authors and artists.
$6,000/one year
Enhancing life skills for special needs students at
Donnell Middle School and Findlay High School.

Arcadia Local Schools


$3,650/one year
Implementing the Riley the Robot project for
students in grades 7-12 to encourage the development
of science, technology, engineering and math skills.

$4,000/one year
Implementing the Where Everyone Belongs
program at Glenwood Middle School in order to build
leadership skills and improve school climate.

Findlay City Schools


$2,400/one year
Supporting presentations by the Dulcimer Guy to
local pre-school children and city and county students
in grades 3-8.

Hancock County Educational Service Center


$5,000/ one year
Increasing student learning and improving health
by supporting the K-4 Plus 5 Fitness program to
encourage city and county students to be active every
day.

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McComb Local Schools


$4,000/ one year
Increasing student achievement and the development
of 21st Century Skills for first and second graders.
Van Buren Local Schools
$4,000/one year
Supporting the Differentiation for Student
Success project for grades K-5 to increase student
achievement.
Vanlue Local Schools
$3,497/one year
Providing Quavers Marvelous World of Music K-5
Curriculum in order to bring innovative and creative
ideas into the classroom.

Total 2014 Hancock Education Fund


Grants = $41,147

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.*

Thinking about submitting a grant request?


Visit www.community-foundation.com and view the Grants 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.

*Visit www.community-foundation.com and view the Grants section of our website to download the complete Guidelines for Grantseekers.

Grant DEADLINES

for Competitive Grants:

Letter of Intent due the First Friday of:


October ..................................................

Proposals due the First Friday of:


December .......................................

Interviews with Program Staff:


January .....................................

Board Decisions:
February

January ..................................................

March ............................................

April ............................................

May

April .........................................................

June .................................................

July ..............................................

September

July ...........................................................

September ......................................

October .....................................

November

Guidelines for Grantseekers 57


57

The Power of
Endowment

Walter and Norma Weber

Power of Endowment

An Endowment Fund
at Work

An endowment is established by a donor


who makes a gift to create a lasting legacy
in support of the community or a specific
cause.

In memory of her husband, Norma established


the Walter L. Weber Fund with a gift of $49,934
for the eternal care of grounds and landscaping
at St. Johns Evangelical Church.

These funds are invested so that the


endowment continues to grow forever.

Over the past 12 years, the Walter L. Weber Fund


has awarded $25,905 in grants to support St.
Johns Evangelical Church.

A portion of this endowment is used


annually, as a grant, to support the cause
specified by the donor.

Today, the fund balance remains strong at $48,705,


allowing for continued good work to be done for
the church and community.

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Finance & Investment Committee

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

J. Alec Reinhardt
Chairman

Hon. Allan H. Davis

Garry L. Peiffer

J. Michael Wilder

Thomas B. Donnell

John H. Haywood

Charles J. Younger Katherine Kreuchauf

John H. Koehler

Karen L. Smith

Investment Managers
The Community Foundations charitable funds were held by the following investment managers in 2014. 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:
Clear Arc Capital
Edward Jones
Evanston Capital
Management, LLC
Fifth Third Bank

Huntington Bank
JP Alerian MLP Fund
Merrill Lynch
Pyramis Global Advisors
SVP Global

UBS Fund Services Ltd.


Victory Capital
Management, Key Bank

Finance & Investment Committee 59


59

4+68101260A

Assets by Fund Type

Total Annual Grants


Awarded Over Five Years

FIELD OF INTEREST

4% AGENCY ENDOWMENT
6%

UNRESTRICTED

60%

8%

DONOR-ADVISED

(in millions)

10
$2.4

10%

13

14

$2.2

$2.2

11
12

$2.1

SCHOLARSHIPS

$1.8

12%

DESIGNATED

2014 Contributions: $1. 8m

Total Assets
(in millions)

DONOR-ADVISED

$71

32%

UNRESTRICTED

2%
3%

DESIGNATED

SCHOLARSHIPS

$61

$60

$67

$71
$63

$50

13%

$76

$81 $83

AGENCY ENDOWMENT

23%

13%

14%

PASS THROUGH

FIELD OF INTEREST

05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14

+313142332A
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Condensed Financial Statements


THE FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

THE FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of


Financial Position

Condensed Consolidated Statements of


Activities

As of December 31, 2014 and 2013

For the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

2014

2013

Assets

2014

2013

Revenue and Support

Cash and Cash Equivalents


Investments, at Fair Value
Receivables and Other Assets
Property & Equipment, Net

Total Assets

$1,520,354
76,863,051
170,638
4,243,350

$1,606,251
74,886,519
173,548
4,301,031

$82,797,393

$80,967,349

Liabilities and Net Assets


Grants Payable and Other Liabilities
Remainder Trust & Annuity Payable
Funds Held for Agencies
Note Payable

Total Liabilities
Net Assets

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

$781,908
145,626
4,659,604
2,835,207

$878,176
4,233,690
4,333,951
3,050,411

$8,422,345

$12,496,228

74,375,048

68,471,121

$82,797,393

$80,967,349

Contributions
Investment Income
Realized Gains
Unrealized Gains (Losses)
Change in Value of Split Interest
Agreements
Other Revenue

Total Revenue and Support

$1,839,024
2,121,119
1,426,009
(124,805)

$3,689,381
2,308,212
3,523,520
4,150,878

3,975,265
360,072

(2,235,503)
344,670

$9,596,684

$11,781,158

2,993,945
301,145
397,667

3,699,225
335,060
420,987

$3,692,757

$4,455,272

5,903,927
68,471,121

7,325,886
61,145,235

$74,375,048

$68,471,121

Expenses
Program
Management and General
Fundraising

Total Expenses
Increase in Net Assets
Net Assets, Beginning of Year

Net Assets, End of Year

The Foundation is audited annually by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. Complete audited financial statements are available upon request.

Financial Statements 61
61

Find Your Fund


Are you a...
OR

OR

INDIVIDUAL
or
FAMILY

CORPORATION

Do you want to be
involved in grantmaking
after the gift is made?

AGENCY
FUND

YES

NONPROFIT

Would you like the


Community Foundation to
directly handle contributions
made to your organization?

NO

NO

Do you want to
provide a scholarship?

EITHER

NO

FIELD OF
INTEREST
FUND

YES

YES

UNRESTRICTED
FUND
SCHOLARSHIP
FUND

DONORADVISED
FUND

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NO

Do you want your gift


to benefit the same
charities every year?

DESIGNATED
FUND

YES

Volunteer & Committee Members


Hancock Education Fund Grant
Committee
Kimberly Bash
Shelly Gilbert
Mike Gilligan
Nancy Hutchinson
Teresa Lambert
Barbara Meyers
Paul Moyer
Cassie Ohlrich
Jane Vanden Eynden

Handbags That Help Guiding Circle


2014-2015
Judge Kristen Johnson, Chair
Angela Crist, Vice Chair
Donna Ridenour, Treasurer
Suzi Healy, Secretary
Carol Inkrott, Member-at-Large
Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair
Judy Pusateri, Communications Sub-Circle Chair
Dena Best, Program Sub-Circle Chair

The Hancock Properties Foundation


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

Frank and Annett Hollington


Guglielmi Supporting Organization
Board of Directors
Frank Guglielmi, Chair
Richard Flowers
Annett Hollington Guglielmi
Michael S. Needler
Paul Worstel
Ex-Officio Members:
Annie, Chris and Phillip Guglielmi

HancockREADS Grant Committee


Kimberly Bash
Jane McCleary
Kim Plesec
Linda VanDerMolen
Jeff Winkle

2014 ANNUAL
REPORT
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Findlay, Ohio 45840
419.425.1100
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