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Leading Our Community

Through Service
2015 Annual Report

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2015 FAST FACTS
Total Assets
$103M Civic 2% Youth Development 2%
Health 2% Religion 1%
Funds
366 Leisure
Education/
Scholarships 6%
Grantmaking
$3.9M 12%

Grants Awarded
2015 Grants by
435 Program Area

Grantmaking Since
Inception 16% 40%
$41M Arts/Culture
Sports 19%
Year Founded Human Services
1992
Table of

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18 Funds of the Foundation

37 Community Heart & Soul

38 Our 2015 Donors

43 About Handbags That Help

44 2015 Grants Awarded

51 Guidelines for Grantseekers

52 2015 Scholarships Awarded

58 HancockREADS & Hancock Education Fund Grants

60 Power of Endowment

61 Finance & Investment Committee

62 Condensed Financial Statements


Letter from the

PRESIDENT Dear Friends,

There are many theories about what makes an organization or community great. Most include a description of the type and
quality of the leadership that needs to be present. The difficulty is moving from abstract theory to real-life action. This year
we are focusing on servant leadership, a real-life idea first put forward almost 50 years ago.

Even though we now live in a vastly different world, servant leadership still offers people and communities the
things that bind them together- connection, safety, a transforming vision of the future. Servant leadership
also speaks to that something “extra” that The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation seeks
to provide, not just a grant award or a new fund. We want to accomplish more than a successful
transaction. We aspire to create a transformation.

From the earliest years, The Community Foundation has worked to assist our donors and communities
to achieve their vision of the future. Ten years ago the Foundation board and staff had an audacious plan
to create a “campus of caring” in Findlay. Today, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Family
Center.

In 2012 The Community Foundation supported the wish that has become the Marathon Center for the
Performing Arts with our knowledge, our relationships, and our passion for keeping downtown Findlay
vibrant and the arts and culture of our region strong. We are thrilled to see it now open and finding its
place on the region’s cultural map.

Two years ago we looked at our work outside of Findlay and knew we could better serve the needs of
the entire county. Our desire led us to the visionary servant leadership of the Orton Family Foundation,
located in Vermont. In 2014 we formed a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to bring the
Community Heart & Soul project to Hancock County. As we see McComb’s Heart & Soul team wrapping
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up its first full year of activity, we are looking forward to launching Heart & Soul in a second Hancock County
side village or town.
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ucThese initiatives have transformed organizations and our entire community. They have also transformed The Community
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rine Foundation. The Board of the Foundation has clearly stated that they are a core part of our operations, just as critical to
the our mission as providing grants and supporting our donors. Throughout, we seek to lead by serving. In this Annual Report and
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throughout the coming years I hope you see The Community Foundation growing as a servant leader, demonstrating empathy,
healing, vision, stewardship, commitment to people and commitment to community.

On behalf of The Community Foundation Board and staff, thank you for your continued support and leadership.

Katherine Kreuchauf, CFRE


President
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Foundation

STAFF MEMBERS

Katherine Kreuchauf Kimberly Bash Julie Brown Pat Eingle Genna Freed Lisa Houck Shelly Joseph
President Senior Program Officer Former Program Director Office Assistant Communications Officer Accounting Assistant Scholarship Manager

Tracy McMath Andrea Reinhart Kevin Richardson Jeff Schimmoeller Robin Short Karen Smith
Development & Planned Donor Services Officer Family Center Building Family Center Assistant Administrative Assistant Chief Financial Officer
Giving Officer Manager Building Manager

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.

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Board of
TRUSTEES

Michael Needler Gwen Kuenzli Garry Peiffer Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Patricia Brown
Chairman Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary Trustee

J. Alec Reinhardt Gene Stevens J. Michael Wilder Gary Wilson Paul Worstell
Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee

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About Servant
LEADERSHIP
Almost 50 years ago Robert K. Greenleaf coined the phrase
in his essay “The Servant as Leader.” In that essay and his
later writings he developed a powerful idea: “The servant-leader is
servant first....It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve,
to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.”

Greenleaf recognized that organizations could demonstrate the same values


and behaviors as individuals and believed that servant-leader organizations
could change the world. His credo:

“This is my thesis: caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving
each other, is the rock upon which a good society is built. Whereas, until
recently, caring was largely person to person, now most of it is mediated
through institutions – often large, complex, powerful, impersonal; not
always competent; sometimes corrupt. If a better society is to be built,
one that is more just and more loving, one that provides greater creative
opportunity for its people, then the most open course is to raise both the
capacity to serve and the very performance as servant of existing major
institutions by new regenerative forces operating within them.”

The Community Foundation’s vision for Hancock County


mirrors Greenleaf’s credo. The pages of this year’s Annual
Report demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to
helping essential community organizations become self-
sufficient, to serve those in need with dignity and respect,
and support and encourage local residents to become
engaged in creating the future of their community.

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New Funds of the
FOUNDATION
Arlington School Foundation: Mary Lou Esther Buckingham Fund for Mental
Steinman Reading Fund Health Care at Century Health
For more than 60 years, Mary Lou Steinman Esther Buckingham was a part of the Findlay
has been a resident of the Village of Arlington. community for more than 50 years. She
Her five children, Robert, Alan and David enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for
Steinman, Barbara Wagner and Brenda Taylor, holiday meals with her family. She was
can attest to their mother’s love of service, particularly devoted to her parents during their
reading and community. Whether volunteering lifetimes. Likewise, Esther’s three daughters,
at Arlington Local Schools during the week Lucy, Susan and Lisa, loved their mother and
or cheering on her beloved Red Devil sports established this fund in her honor to support
teams on the weekends, Mary Lou has Century Health, which provided Esther with
always put her whole heart into the Arlington exceptional care.
community.
The purpose of the Esther Buckingham Fund
The Steinman Family established the Mary Lou for Mental Health Care at Century Health is to
Steinman Family Reading Fund in honor of ensure a full continuum of high quality mental
their mother Mary Lou. This fund will enhance health care, including prescription medications
reading programs and opportunities for necessary to such care, for all persons
Arlington Local School students. Mary Lou has regardless of ability to pay. It is the family’s
been known as a bookworm since childhood hope that this fund will help those living
and has spent countless hours volunteering with all types of mental illness and behavior
in Arlington’s Elementary School Library. disorders to get the care and the hope they
This fund will honor Mary Lou’s passion and need.
establish her legacy at Arlington by touching
the hearts and minds of its youth. William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund
William D. Frack, was known as “Bill” by all who
Associated Charities Fund met and knew him. Bill was a lifelong resident
For 102 years, Associated Charities has been of Findlay and Hancock County and financially
serving the Hancock County area. Over $7.5 supported a number of philanthropic causes.
million has been given to more than 100,000 Prior to his death, Bill created the William D.
clients in that time. This fund will support Frack Donor Advised Fund and the William D.
Associated Charities’ mission of serving those Frack Field of Interest Fund with the largest
in need in Hancock County. gift the Foundation has received to date.
The William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund
will support programs and make resources
available to individuals or families in Hancock
County who may be homeless or victims of
domestic violence.
Photos from top to bottom (page 6): Hancock Historical Museum Hull House, Herb and Clara Mahler, Mary Lou Steinman,
Raymond Landes, Bill Frack, Esther Buckingham, and Associated Charities, (page 7): Legal Aid Clients, Marathon Center for
the Performing Arts
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Hancock County Performing Arts Center dba Marathon Center for Raymond Landes Memorial Scholarship
the Performing Arts Raymond L. Landes was a gifted engineer, business leader and
After more than 50 years as Findlay High School and later as Central entrepreneur. He graduated from Miami University in 1970 and moved to
Middle School, the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts beautifully the Findlay area when he accepted a position with Guardian Industries in
preserves the rich history of the former school while allowing for a 1984. After retiring as the company’s Vice President of Engineering, Ray
modern theater feel. Built by and for the community, this fund allows pursued his dream of opening a restaurant in Findlay, Fins Seafood and
individual donors to provide for the permanent support and maintenance Grille.
of the Hancock County Performing Arts Center.
Raymond was passionate about education and loved his hometown.
Hancock Historical Museum Fund The Raymond Landes Memorial Scholarship will benefit a Findlay High
The Hancock Historical Museum is a privately-funded, non-profit history School graduate who has achieved academic excellence and is an active
museum founded in 1970 by five Findlay residents to collect and preserve member of school and community organizations.
the rich history of Hancock County. This fund will provide operating
support for the Museum allowing it to preserve the rich heritage of Legal Aid of Western Ohio Fund
Hancock County by honoring the past and inspiring the future. Low-income residents of western Ohio, including Hancock County, turn
to Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) for help with a variety of legal
Hancock Park District Blanchard River Greenway Trail Fund matters. Attorneys and other advocates help low-income individuals who
Established by an estate gift to the Hancock Park District, this fund will have no other place to turn for legal assistance: families trying to prevent
support the planning and development of a continuous Greenway the loss of housing due to eviction or foreclosure; mothers seeking to
Trail along the Blanchard River in Hancock County. The protect themselves and their children from domestic abuse; veterans
Greenway Trail will be used for pedestrian and recreational trying to secure income and other assistance for food and medication;
purposes such as walking, jogging and bicycling. It and many others. The result is critical help for thousands of clients who
connects parks along the river with neighborhoods, face personal and family crises, who are struggling to meet their most
downtown Findlay and other key community locations. basic human needs – housing, food, medical care, personal safety, and
It serves as a pedestrian-bicyclist oriented network of family stability. Most often, poverty, language and cultural barriers, low
interconnecting trails throughout the community aimed education levels, or limited access to social services are issues LAWO
at creating, enhancing and sustaining the health and clients live with on a daily basis.
vitality of Findlay and Hancock County. The Greenway
Trail Fund is a spend down fund and may be used as a This fund will support Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. and its programs
local match for state dollars. that provide free, high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help
eligible low-income individuals and groups in Findlay and Hancock
John D. (“Doc”) Holladay Culinary Arts Scholarship County achieve self-reliance, equal justice and economic opportunity.
John “Doc” Holladay has always been passionate about the culinary arts.
He has fond memories of the time he spent in the kitchen cooking with The Herbert A. and Clara Rickeard Mahler Family Fund
his mother as a child. Although Mr. Holladay never made a career of his The Herbert A. and Clara Rickeard Mahler Family Scholarship was
passion, through this scholarship he is hoping to help other Hancock established by Dr. Herbert A. Mahler and his family in memory of
County graduates do so. Clara Rickeard Mahler. Clara grew up in Akron, Ohio and earned her
R.N. degree from Akron City Hospital’s Idabelle Firestone School of
John was born in McComb, Ohio. He graduated Nursing, where she was a labor and delivery nurse. Herb completed his
from McComb High School and attended Henry undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in 1952, and then
Ford College. John served in the United States received his Medical Degree from OSU in 1956. Dr. Mahler completed his
Air Force for four years as an Air Policeman Medical Residency at Akron City Hospital where he and Clara met, as well
and with the U.S. Navy in Guantanamo Bay. as a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Following his time in the service and 32 years
in Alabama, John returned to McComb in Clara and Herb married in 1962 and moved to Findlay in 1963, at which
2008. time Herb established his private medical practice. Clara enjoyed being
a mother, grandmother, and volunteer, as well as being a nurse in her
New Funds of the Foundation | 7
husband’s office. Herb and Clara have three children, Charles, Martha Isabelle Pratt Fund for Education
and Ruth. The couple was married for 53 years prior to Clara’s passing Isabelle Pratt was a longtime educator in the Findlay City Schools
on March 8, 2015 and Herb on March 2, 2016. The purpose of this fund system. She taught most elementary grade levels before becoming
is to assist a Hancock County graduate who is pursuing a career in the the elementary library coordinator. Isabelle served as a curriculum
medical field. coordinator and a supervisor of elementary teachers. After retiring from
the school system, she served on the Findlay City Schools Board of
McComb Rotary Funds Education and worked part-time at Findlay College and Bowling Green
The McComb Rotary Club was chartered April 15, 1929 with the goal State University.
of doing what is needed for the school and community. Since then,
membership has ranged from 14 to 27. The club has focused on Continuing her passion for education, Isabelle was an active leader
education with projects including, but not limited to, beautifying school in several local, regional and state professional associations and
grounds, purchasing scoreboards for various sports, sustaining a Student organizations. Her lifetime of education inspired her family to create this
of the Month program and awarding up to three annual scholarships to Field of Interest fund in her memory.
graduating high school seniors.
Larry and Cara Kemler Ray Fund
Made possible by an estate gift from Dr. Marion V. Arbogast, the Club During her lifetime, Cara Kemler Ray worked for Marathon Oil Company,
established two funds. The McComb Rotary Club Fund is a Donor The Community Foundation, and the Humane Society SPCA of Hancock
Advised Fund of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. County. She believed in the work of TCF and had an estate plan in
The McComb Rotary Club/Marion Arbogast Scholarship Fund will benefit place. At her death in 2015, her husband Larry chose to honor Cara’s
a graduating senior from McComb High School. memory by starting a Donor Advised Fund in her name. Larry owned Ray
Insurance and Financial Services and also worked for the State of Ohio.
Mission Possible Fund Larry subsequently passed away in 2016.
In 1969 several men from Northwest Ohio went to Haiti on a short-term
mission trip outreach. The men were deeply moved by the situation of It was the Ray’s hope that this fund will provide support for
the native people and began to raise funds for ministry in Haiti. Mission education and nonprofit organizations in Hancock and
Possible was eventually established in 1979 in Findlay. Van Wert Counties, Larry and Cara’s lifetime homes,
with particular emphasis on youth entering a career in
The Mission Possible Fund will support the Mission Possible organization agriculture.
in its efforts to educate and equip Christ-centered leaders in underserved
areas of the world through a focus on leadership training, education, William and Nancy Recker Hancock County
evangelism and discipleship, improved school programs and upgraded 4-H Fund
facilities, Christian worship, medical care and other similar community A lifetime of local farming led William and Nancy
functions. Recker to establish a fund that would continue their
passion for helping youth in the community. Bill and Nancy
Mike and Pat Oxley Fund grew up in the area and raised their seven children here.
The Oxley family has long been a friend of the Foundation and the
Hancock County area. Hailing from Findlay, Mike was State Representative Bill spent 12 years as a Hancock County Commissioner
from 1973-1982 and U.S. Representative for the Fourth Congressional and 10 years as a Findlay City Schools bus driver in
District of Ohio from 1982-2007. Pat, a former Board member of the addition to farming. He’s an active community
Findlay YMCA, has been involved in numerous philanthropic activities member having served on boards for:
both in Hancock County and the Washington, D.C. area. Arcadia Schools, Red Cross, Dairy Service
Unite, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Blanchard
The Oxley’s made the gift that established this fund shortly before Mike’s Valley Center, Women’s Resource Center
death on January 1, 2016. His directive to the Foundation was to use and the Hancock County Soil and Water
the funds to meet the most important needs of his beloved Findlay and Conservation District. Nancy retired from
Hancock County. Whirlpool and nursing in 2004 and has

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since been volunteering for Blanchard Valley Jan W. Sorgenfrei Scholarship
Hospital, St. Michael’s Church, Hancock The Jan W. Sorgenfrei Scholarship was
County 4-H, and the Red Cross where she established through his estate. Mr. Sorgenfrei
was named Volunteer of the Year. The Reckers established this fund to help high school
were awarded Courier Family of the Year in seniors from Hancock and Hardin Counties
the 1970’s. Bill has also received his share who demonstrate need and intend to pursue a
of recognitions: Young Farmer of the Year college education.
in 1963, United Way Volunteer of the Year,
Ohio 4-H Achievement Award and State Dairy Jan was an avid collector of Indian artifacts
Achievement Award. and a member of the Archeological Society
of Ohio where he served as past president.
Coming from strong agricultural and He had four children: Greta Manning, Gayle
philanthropic backgrounds, it was only natural Sorgenfrei, Joseph Sorgenfrei and stepson Ty
for their fund to benefit youth in Hancock Comer. As children, they would accompany
County involved in 4-H. The William and Jan to many an antique store in pursuit of his
Nancy Recker Hancock County 4-H Fund will, passion for Indian relics and collectibles.
through its support of 4-H, promote leadership
and outstanding citizenship among the youth In January of 2001 he married his wife Vicky.
of Hancock County. Mr. and Mrs. Sorgenfrei enjoyed traveling the
country together, buying and selling a variety
Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship of antiques and artifacts. The couple worked
The Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship was together at the Old Barn Auction until Mr.
established by Clara in memory of her late Sorgenfrei’s passing in December 2012.
husband, Bob. Bob was a 1938 graduate of
Findlay High School and later enlisted in the Bill and Eveline Stitt Fund
U.S. Coast Guard. Bob and Clara married in William and Eveline Stitt had deep roots in
Berkeley, California, before he attended The Hancock County. Born and raised in Findlay,
Ohio State University and graduated from the Bill graduated in the Findlay High School Class
Fisher College of Business. Bob was an avid of 1956. Eveline was born in Paris, France,
Buckeyes fan, having held season tickets from where she met Bill during his Army service.
1946 until his passing in 2014. This fund will Following their marriage and completion of
benefit Hancock County graduates attending school, Bill practiced internal medicine in
The Ohio State University. Oxford, Ohio, where they raised their two
daughters. After retirement, Bill and Eveline
Bob worked as General Manager for Hancock returned to Findlay, actively volunteering as
Brick & Tile Company and was involved tutors in the schools and with the Blanchard
in the startup of Hancor (now Advanced River Watershed Project. The purpose of
Drainage Systems). Bob was a partner in the Bill and Eveline Stitt Fund is to support
Hyway Concrete Pipe Company, before early literacy intervention through the use of
retiring in 1985. Bob worked with Dale mentors. The intervention program is designed
Dorney, who is considered by many to be for prekindergarten-2 students and is targeted
the “father” of The Findlay-Hancock County toward the most at-risk local students.
Community Foundation and was impressed
with his foresight, intelligence and money
management skills.
Photos from top to bottom (page 8): Mission Possible, Bill and Nancy Recker, (page 9): Mike and Pat Oxley, Larry and Cara
Ray, Jan W. Sorgenfrei, Robert and Clara Shroy, Isabelle Pratt, and Dr. Marion Arbogast
New Funds of the Foundation | 9
The Tent Maker Scholarship Cathy Zellner Memorial Scholarship
The Tent Maker Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor as Catherine L. Zellner was a graduate of Arcadia High School and from the
an expression of his Christian faith. The purpose of the scholarship is to University of Toledo with a degree in Architectural Technology. She began
provide financial support and mentorship to career-focused Christians in working for Jim Rooney, Architect, the design firm which eventually grew
the secular workforce. into RCM Architects, Inc., from which she retired in early 2013. She was
a lifetime community volunteer as well as a dedicated employee. Her
The term “tentmaker” originated from the apostle Paul, who supported crowning contribution to Findlay came in the completion of the three
himself by making tents while living and preaching in Corinth (Acts 18:3). new schools, Donnell Middle School, Glenwood Middle School and
“Tentmaking” has come to refer to the activities of any Christian who, Millstream Career & Technical Center.
while dedicating him or herself to the ministry of the Gospel, receives
little or no pay for Church work, but performs other jobs for personal Cathy was married to husband Jim, and mother to sons Jeff and Greg.
support. Cathy loved her family, her community, her career and people in general.
In all her endeavors, she gave her best and she gave it from the heart.
Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship Probably Cathy’s greatest gift was her willingness to share the story of her
The Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship was established by former battle with metastatic breast cancer. Despite the challenge of cancer, she
students, friends and family of the late, Pat Wagner. Pat was a graduate of remained positive and an inspiration to countless people throughout her
Arlington High School, Bluffton College and Miami University. He married treatment. Cathy passed away on January 18, 2014 and it is in her honor
Barbara Steinman and they had four children: Scott, Sara, Jennifer and that this scholarship is established by her family, friends and coworkers.
Kyle.

For 42 years, Pat taught physical education and coached at Spencerville,


Sheridan, Berne Union and Liberty-Benton High Schools. Pat was highly
successful in his coaching career, earning five state championships in
girls cross country and track. In addition Pat earned several state awards
including Coach of the Year. He was elected to the Ohio Association of
Track/Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame and was also inducted into
the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Wagner further earned
the Ohio Association of USA Track and Field Achievement Award. This
fund was established with the proceeds of the Pat Wagner Memorial
5K Run. This scholarship will help high school seniors from Arlington or
Liberty-Benton High School pursue a college education.
Pa Ca M
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Mariann Dana Younger Fund for Mazza Museum ag Ze un n
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The Mazza Museum is the most diverse collection of original artwork by
children’s book illustrators in the world. The collection began in 1982.
From the initial donation of the Mazza’s first four works of art, the Mazza
Museum has grown to more than 7,800 original illustrations. These funds were established at The
Mariann Dana Younger has been a longtime faithful supporter of
Community Foundation in 2015. Their
philanthropic causes in the community, including the Mazza Museum philanthropic purposes are as diverse
for which she established this fund. This fund will provide support for as the people and organizations they
the Mazza Museum to hire a deputy director to assist with the museum’s
mission, which is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people
through the art of children’s literature. of supporting our
community
honor, but all share the common goal

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2015 Grants
FUNDING AT WORK
Bluffton Lions Foundation:
Lions Way Trail Bike Path and Trail Head Park
“With this pathway project the Blufftom community will receive important benefits: improvement of quality of
life, health benefits, development of tourism and more.”

The Bluffton pathways master plan identified two priority projects to greatly improve public safety on heavily
trafficked routes: a west side connection to growing residential areas and an east side connection linking Main
Street to the business district. Other groups took on the west project, while the Lions took on the east. The
Community Foundation provided partial funding of $61,600 for a .6-mile, 8-foot wide asphalt pathway along
abandoned railroad tracks, providing a safe and scenic route for residents and visitors that greatly enhances
the quality of life in the greater Bluffton area. The remaining funds were used to create Trail Head Park,
consisting of a picnic shelter, drinking fountain and bike racks to enhance the appeal of the trail.

Blanchard Valley Health System:


Disarming Diabetes
“The best part was I knew I wasn’t alone, anybody you need to talk to is just a phone call away,” Cameron
Sayre, Disarming Diabetes Participant.

In 2013, The Community Foundation awarded Blanchard Valley a $52,817 grant for a program called
Disarming Diabetes. It is a community-based effort for people with diabetes and limited income to remove
barriers to appropriate care and to engage patients in self-management of their condition. The goal is to have
75 percent of participants lower their blood sugar levels (A1c) by 1 percent or more to reduce the risk of eye,
kidney and nerve complications by 40 percent. Cameron was diagnosed December 12, 2014 with an A1c of
14.4, with a healthy level being below 7. His A1c has now dropped to 5.7.

Children’s Mentoring Connection:


School-Based Mentoring to Four Schools
“A student who could not function socially now speaks to other students. Many are doing better in class and
overall attendance has improved.”

Children’s Mentoring Connection received a three-year, $79,752 grant to expand school-based mentoring
to Bigelow Hill, Glenwood Middle School and Cory-Rawson School, while continuing at Jacobs School. The
program has shown measurable successes, including increases in a child’s willingness to participate, positivity
toward school and the future, self-confidence, and interactions with peers and mentors.
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Dorney

LEGACY SOCIETY
When L. Dale Dorney first visited the offices of the
Becoming a Legacy Cleveland Foundation in the early 1970’s, he arrived
unannounced in his usual business attire. During his

MEMBER 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
Members of the Dorney Legacy of public giving.
Society have notified us of their L. D
intent to leave a planned gift They had no way of knowing that day whether he had five le a
Do
or bequest to The Community hundred or five thousand dollars to give. But his keen understanding
rne
y
Foundation, demonstrating their
commitment to the future of and passion for the enduring spirit of philanthropy were easily recognized.
Findlay and Hancock County.
Individuals who have already shown In 1976, he left the Cleveland Foundation a $2.2 million dollar bequest dedicated to
their commitment by endowing improving the quality of life in Findlay and Hancock County. He hoped that this gift might
permanent funds during their one day form the nucleus of a community foundation. His dream came to fruition in
lifetimes are also members of the 1992 when the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation was established as a
Dorney Legacy Society. supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation.
As a member of the Dorney Legacy What started as one man’s generous gift to his community, has been expanded upon
Society, you’ll be invited to: by local residents. Today, the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is one
of the more than 67 community foundations in Ohio and 780 community foundations
• Name your charitable fund nationwide.
• Share your personal history
• Attend special events
• Be named in Foundation Since 1976, the Dorney Fund has provided more than $11.3 million dollars to support the
publications work of The Community Foundation and other local nonprofit agencies. And through the
• Learn of changes in Ohio power of endowment, where gifts are invested and earnings are used to make grants that
probate or federal tax law address community needs, Mr. Dorney’s gift will keep giving and growing forever.
By following in L. Dale Dorney’s
footsteps, you will help to ensure
that our community continues
to thrive far into the future. The “Our earthly possessions are, after all, but life
Community Foundation provides holdings and the grace with which we part with
confidential philanthropic services them at the end of life’s journey shows the heart
to prospective donors, without

L . Dale Dorney
pressure or obligation. in its least disguised form.”

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Members of the

DORNEY LEGACY SOCIETY


Prakash and Shubha Acharya Mary Ann Emerine* Larry and Sondra Lunn Family Ed and Judy Reading Patrick* and Barbara Wagner
Herb* and Cindy* Aldrich Family Mary E. Fell* John M.* and Patricia M. Luther William and Nancy Recker Family
Fredrick C.* and Ruth G.* Aldrich G. Richard* and Beverly Fisher Gordon* and Marilyn* Macklin J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner*
W.S. (Sherman)* and Wanda* Alge M. Margaret Foster* Michael and Anne Mallett E.D. (Bud)* and Jean* Retter James and Patricia Wall
Family Michael and Midge Foster Howard* and Carolyn M.* Marvin John and Margaret Rieker Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Irene* Ware
Craig and Mary Lou Anderson William D. Frack* Mark and Beth May Jim* and Mary Jane* Roberts C.P.* and Evelyn J. Weaver
Gertrude O. Anderson* Philip D. Gardner* Richard J.* and Betty McCall Jim and Julie Robertson William R. Webb*
Marion Arbogast* James and Marsha Geers Family Kyle* and Laura Rogers Walter L.* and Norma L.* Weber
Roy and Marcia Armes Austin and Rachel Gerber Robert L.* and Helen* McClelland Marv and Judy Rower Gene and Margie White
Randy Baker Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Family Ralph E. Sackett Jr. George and Shirley Whitson
Albert J.* and Ruth Ball Susan and Alan Graf, Jr. Richard K. and Lynn J. McCord John H. Schaefer* Family
John C.* and Jane C.* Barbieri Jean C. Graham Jeffery and Tracy McMath Jon A. Schlueter* Barton* and Josephine* Wilson
Shirley and Richard P. Barchent Jr. Karen Grieser Fritz* and Else Meyer Madeleine T. Schneider* Elizabeth Wood
Warren* and Peg Kirk Bell Frank and Annett Hollington Bryan and Karen Miller Elaine H. Schoonmaker* Family Grant* and Emily* Young
Daniel R. Bennett* Guglielmi Greg* and Lauree Miller David and Elizabeth Seman Charles J. Younger
W. Ray Bennett Evelyn J. Burkey Hamilton Judy Miller Duane and Sherry Shock Christopher Jon Younger
Richard N.* and Mildred B.* David S. and Suzi Healy Michael and Debra Momany Thomas Richard* and Wendene Mariann Dana Younger
Bishop Family Jane Heck Ralph Russo* and Nancy Moody- Wilson Shoupe Paul Randolph Younger
Robert and Daphnae Bishop Jim Heck Russo Jeff and Elsa Shrader Scott Charles Younger
Pat and Jack* Brown W. Kenneth* and R. Ruth* Helvie Patricia (Conway) Moore Robert* and Clara Shroy Stephen Dana Younger
Joseph R.* and Westelle* Browne Larry and Leslie Hoadley Thomas E. Moore* Donald V. and Mary (Pat)* Sink Emil and Joyce Ziegler
James F. and Mary Alys John D. Holladay Dana and Kathy Morgan Tami Sink L.H. “Punk”* and Martha* Mains
Brucklacher J. William and Susan Hollington James A. Moul Bill* and Sandy Slack Anonymous (22)
Leah H. and Thomas C.* John* and Mary* Masters Barbara and Richard* Muzy R. Eugene* and Margaret Slough *Deceased
Buchanan Hollington Richard C.* and Mary Ellen Myers Michael and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt
Esther Buckingham* Family Earl* and Laverne* Irons Family Rhoda Myers Jan* and Vicky Sorgenfrei
Cheryl Buckland and Larry Manley Duane and Kathy Jebbet Michael Needler Family Mary Lou Steinman* and Family
Bobby C.* and Joyce Burrell Michael and Ann Johnson G. Norman and Jane* Nicholson Gene and Elaine Stevens
Family Keith L. and Sheila K. Jolliff John Noble Shirley Stirling
Wayne and Dawna Casper Vickie Kobeszka William D.* and Marilyn J. William* and Eveline* Stitt
Gregg and Karen Cline George* and Helen* Koepke Nonnamaker Robert L.* and Dortha W.* Stober
Florence G. Collins* H. Brad and Linda Koller Tom* and Esther* Orndorff Roberta Stober
Frank and Mary Jane Cosiano Vance Kramer II * Robert* and Jane Orwick Glen* and Mary* Stover
George E. Countryman* Gary and Katherine Kreuchauf Hon. Michael G.* and Pat Oxley Mark Smith and Phyllis Stover-
Floyd J.* and Alice K.* Curran David and Gwen Kuenzli Jim and Mahrokh (Esfandiary) Smith
James* and Marie* Dally Family Marjorie Kuhlman* Palte John* and Nancy* Stozich
Richard (Dick) E. Daugherty* David and Amy Lai Thomas Parke and Cindy* John and Vicky Stozich
Judge Allan Davis Raymond* and Linda Landes Shoupe-Parke Olga L. Swanson* Family
Joseph W.* and Claire Davis Family Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Lawrence and Nancy Thomas
Sue Jones Decker William H.* and Martha E.* Lape Andy and Mary Ellen Peters Tell* and Opal* Thompson
Barbara Deerhake Midge Lause Sterling* and Meredith* Pfeiffer Raymond J.* and Jane J.* Tille
Richard Deerhake Gertrude A. Lee* Family Golden M. Tong*
William P.* and Pauline* Deisel Christopher Leuthold G. (Bud)* and Valerie* Poole Ralph Trimble*
Thomas B. and Kathleen Donnell Dave* and Marjorie* Lodge Family Isabelle Pratt* Mary Jo Urshalitz*
L. Dale Dorney* Ed* and Donna Lodico Family Darrell and Alberta Prichard Family Anna Van Gorder*
Allen* and Ruth* Dudley Philip and Deb Luginbuhl Bert and Marlene Rayl Karen B. Wachs

Dorney Legacy Society | 13


The
FAMILY CENTER

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008-2009

In planning the The Foundation Construction Opened with 11 Caughman Health Taste of the Town
Foundation’s 10th collaborated with began. of the current Center expanded Retaurant was
Anniversary, the RCM Architects to agencies: pediatric and adult closed to allow for
idea of a nonprofit plan renovations • Alzheimer’s Association care units. the relocation of
campus came about. to the former Food • Associated Charities the W.I.C offices
Town grocery store. • Cancer Patient Services and the Caughman
• Caughman Health Health Center’s
Center ob-gyn offices.
• CHOPIN Hall The Alzheimer’s
• Christian Clearing
Association
House
relocated to the
• Dental Center of
Northwest Ohio front of the building
• Findlay Hope House which allowed for
• Hancock Metropolitan the expansion of
Housing Authority Legal Aid.
• Legal Aid
• W.I.C. (Women, Infants,
Children)

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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Hancock Caughman Health The Family Center HHWP Community Hope House NAMI moved in,
Metropolitan Housing Center opens serves as a hub for Action Commission expanded, and building managers
Authority expanded. pharmacy victims of the June moved in. A the loading dock/ office was added,
Interior walls, on-site. 28th Derecho. generator was storage area were family-use restroom
common hallways installed, providing upgraded. The were added, and the
and conference an uninterrupted facility assumes Dental Center added
rooms were painted. power source role as MARC new operatory space.
during community
(Multi-Agency
disasters.
The Family Center Agencies Recovery Center).
• Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio • Findlay Hope House for the Homeless
• Associated Charities • Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority
• Cancer Patient Services • HHWP Community Action Commission
• Caughman Health Center • Legal Aid of Western Ohio
• CHOPIN Hall • NAMI of Hancock County
• Christian Clearing House • W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children)
• Dental Center of Northwest Ohio

The Family Center | 15


Tenth Anniversary
Celebration!
2016
A new brand will be
launched and an open
house celebration will
be held in September.

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The Hancock Properties Foundation Board
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, Chairman Beverly A. Fisher
Gary Wilson, Vice Chair Dave Healy Th
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Katherine Kreuchauf, Secretary James A. Heck ily
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Ten Years and Counting!


As the flagship facility of The Community Foundation, The Family Center has embodied the work of
the Foundation for 10 years. As a result of listening to the needs of our community the idea came about in
planning for the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. As stewards of our donors’ dollars, careful planning and collaboration with
RCM Architects took place over the next few years before the doors opened to the campus in 2006. We are proud of what
The Family Center started as, and what it has become. Currently home to 13 thriving nonprofit agencies, it is a place of
empathy, healing and commitment to the people of our community.

We understand The Family Center is not the answer to all the community’s problems, but we are proud to offer housing
for many resources under one roof to continue moving our town in the right direction. With the vision and foresight of our
Board, staff and partner nonprofits, we believe The Family Center will be a cornerstone of the community for decades to
come.

Photos from left to right: Cancer Patient Services, Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, CHOPIN Hall

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Funds of the
FOUNDATION
FUNDS FOR THE COMMON GOOD
George Countryman Fund Est. 2003
Meeting ever-changing community needs. A 45-year Marathon Oil Company employee,
Unrestricted gifts allow our program staff and board of trustees to do what they do best: George left this generous gift to our community
assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to the nonprofit organizations as part of his estate.
that undertake our community’s most critical work. Unrestricted funds help The Community
Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing Richard and Barbara Deerhake Fund
social, cultural, educational, or environmental needs in our local community. Est. 1993
Dick, a retired orthopaedic surgeon, and
Barbara, the first local program officer of the
Advanced Drainage Systems Fund Est. 2011 James F. and Mary Alys Brucklacher L. Dale Dorney Fund and first president of
Advanced Drainage Systems established this Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust The Community Foundation, have supported
fund to support unrestricted grantmaking for Est. 1995 the community in many leadership positions.
the benefit of Hancock County and its residents. The Brucklachers established this trust to share Volunteerism and philanthropy have long been
their good fortune with their home community Deerhake family priorities.
Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 2 Est. 1995 and with the charitable organizations they have
In addition to the designated funds Gertrude long supported. L. Dale Dorney Fund Est. 1976; Revised 1999
established for First Presbyterian Church and L. Dale Dorney is our community’s father
Hope House, this unrestricted fund supports our Florence G. Collins Fund Est. 1995 of philanthropy. Through his will in 1976, he
community’s changing needs. A testamentary gift from the Florence G. Collins established the Dorney Fund, a trust of the
estate established this fund. Florence was a Cleveland Foundation. In 1992, the Findlay-
Bank One Fund Est. 1993 member of First Christian Church and was Hancock County Community Foundation
Bank One established this fund as part of its instrumental in bringing Girl Scouts to Findlay. was established to complement and work
strong tradition of community giving. This is a cooperatively with the Dorney Fund. In 1999,
tradition which goes back to its predecessor Celebration of Life Fund Est. 2014 when The Community Foundation became
companies, Diamond Savings & Loan and This Fund was established by The Community independent from the Cleveland Foundation,
Hancock Savings & Loan. Foundation’s Board of Trustees to receive gifts the Dorney Fund assets designated for Hancock
in honor of individuals and memorial gifts County were returned to our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Barchent Jr. Fund that have not been designated for a particular
Est. 1995 fund. Proceeds from this endowed Fund for n
ma
Strong supporters of scouting, the Hancock the Common Good will be used to meet ntry
County Fair, and other local organizations, Dick ou
emerging needs that will improve the quality of eC
and Shirley established this unrestricted fund to life in Hancock County. In 2014 and 2015, gifts org
Ge
give back to their community. were made to the Celebration of Life Fund in
memory of: Judge Robert Walker, Reg Wardle,
B. Ann Brossia Fund Est. 2011 and Robert Constein.
This fund was established in memory of B.
Ann Brossia by The Community Foundation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Fund
her husband, Steve, and children, Libby Est. 1993
and Stephen. Ann joined The Community Cooper Tire has a long tradition of being a
Foundation in March 2010 as the Development responsible corporate citizen in our community.
Officer. This fund supports unrestricted Many current and former Cooper employees
grantmaking for the benefit of Hancock County are involved with The Community Foundation
and its residents. as board members, committee members, and
donors.
= TCF Seed Funds
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Mary Ann Emerine Fund Est. 2005 supporting communities in which it operates merged with Sky Bank and later Huntington, this
Mary Ann Speiser Emerine established this fund in order to provide services for its valued fund continues to support our community.
with a gift from her charitable remainder trust workforce.
to support charitable organizations in Hancock OHM Corporation Fund Est. 1993
County. Intersil Corporation Fund Est. 2002 This fund was established by CEO and President
Intersil Corporation established this fund to of OHM, James Kirk. Although OHM is no longer
Fifth Third Bank Fund Est. 1994 support our community. headquartered in Findlay, the fund serves as a
Fifth Third Bank established this fund in the permanent legacy and continues to support our
philanthropic tradition of Findlay’s founding George H. and Helen K. Koepke Fund community.
fathers, to be a good corporate citizen in order Est. 1996
to create a strong community. George and Helen moved to Findlay in 1985 Mike and Pat Oxley Fund Est. 2015
at the invitation of their daughters and sons- The Oxley family has long been a friend of the
Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund Est. 1993 in-law, Susan and David Healy, and Sandra Foundation and the Hancock County area.
This fund was established by the founder of and Lloyd Bunting. As dedicated supporters of This fund was established prior to Rep. Oxley’s
Findlay Industries, Philip D. Gardner, to support our community, they admired the charitable passing to be used to meet the immediate
our community. objectives of The Community Foundation. needs of the community.

G. Richard and Beverly Fisher Fund Marjorie Kuhlman Fund Est. 2002 Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Fund Est. 2009
Est. 1995 A member of East Foulke Avenue Church of Garry and Kathleen established this fund to
Beverly Fisher established this fund as a means God where she was a Sunday school teacher support the unrestricted grantmaking of The
of “putting her roots down” in the community and pianist, Marjorie left this unrestricted gift as Community Foundation. A long-time member
that became her home after many years of part of her estate. of The Community Foundation’s Finance &
traveling for Dick’s job with Marathon. She also Investment Committee, Garry was named to
established a scholarship fund in Dick’s honor at Gertrude A. Lee Fund Est. 2007 the Board of Trustees in 2009 and also serves as
The Community Foundation. In her last will and testament, Gertrude Lee treasurer of the Board.
left an unrestricted gift to The Community
Philip D. Gardner Fund Est. 1993 Foundation. Gertrude’s interests included Pfeiffer Family Fund Est. 1995
Mr. Gardner, founder of Findlay Industries, Inc. supporting health care and women’s issues. The Pfeiffer family moved to Findlay in 1957
and local philanthropist, established this fund when Sterling began working for McDonald
to support the start-up of The Community Howard and Carolyn Marvin Fund Est. 2000 & Company Securities. Active community
Foundation. He also served on the steering Longtime members of First Presbyterian Church, members, Sterling and Meredith established this
committee that established The Community Howard and Carolyn left this estate gift to their charitable lead trust to increase the unrestricted
Foundation. community. Howard was a 40-year Marathon assets of The Community Foundation.
Oil employee and a deacon, elder, trustee, and
Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Fund Est. 1993 financial secretary for the church. The Schaefer Fund Est. 2001
Ivan, former Chairman and CEO of Cooper John H. “Jack” Schaefer originally established
Tire & Rubber Company, and Dorothy, an Norman and Jane Nicholson Fund Est. 1993 this fund as a Donor Advised Fund to support
active community member and mother to The Nicholson family moved to Findlay in 1960 his charitable interests. Upon his death, the
their five children, established this fund to where Norm worked for Marathon Oil until fund converted to unrestricted dollars to be
support their community. Ivan served on the his retirement in 1986. He was co-chairman distributed at the discretion of The Community
steering committee that helped establish The of the steering committee that established Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Community Foundation and on the Finance & The Community Foundation and served on
Investment Committee. the Board of Trustees from 1996-2009. Jane Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund
volunteered at the hospital for 25 years and was Est. 2005
Evelyn Hamilton Fund Est. 2008 instrumental in starting programs that enabled Born and raised in Findlay, Madeleine’s family
Evelyn Hamilton established this fund, through elderly residents to stay in their homes. had deep roots in the community. This fund
a charitable gift annuity, to support her was established through a gift from her estate to
community. The Ohio Bank Fund Est. 1993 benefit Hancock County. It is the second largest
Reinvestment in the community where you live gift made to The Community Foundation, and
Hancor, Inc. Fund Est. 1993 and work was the philosophy of Peter Hosler, when received in 2005, it nearly doubled the
Hancor, (now Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.) founder of The Ohio Bank. Even though The assets of The Community Foundation.
founded in 1887 in Findlay, is committed to Ohio Bank is no longer in operation, having
Funds of the Foundation | 19
AGENCY FUNDS
Jack and Midge Thomas Fund Est. 1997
Jack and Midge Thomas are Findlay natives and Endowing your nonprofit organization.
owned Thomas Jewelers located in downtown Nonprofit organizations place their
Findlay. They established this charitable endowments with The Community Foundation
remainder trust because they felt most
fortunate to have grown up and lived in Findlay as a way to protect and grow their funds for
and wanted to help ensure a positive future for their organization’s future. As the endowments
the community. grow, they become an increasingly valuable
source of support for the programs and services
Tell and Opal Thompson Fund Est. 2006 these agencies provide to our community.
This fund was established through a gift from The following nonprofit organizations have
the estate of Opal Thompson to support established agency funds at The Community
Hancock County. Foundation.
on
mps The Community Endowment Fund
l Tho Est. 1993 50 North Fund Est. 2004
pa This fund supports programs and services
dO This general unrestricted fund supports the
ll a
n
community needs of Findlay and Hancock provided by 50 North, formerly the Hancock
Te County Agency on Aging, which seeks to
County as determined by The Community
Foundation Board of Trustees. Gifts of all sizes enhance the quality of life of older adults by
Schoonmaker Family Fund Est. 1998 are pooled together in this fund. Donors who empowering them to maintain independence
The Schoonmaker Family Charitable Lead Trust wish to support the unrestricted grantmaking through advocacy, education, support, and
supports unrestricted grantmaking. of The Community Foundation, without fellowship.
establishing a named fund of their own, may
Donald V. and Mary (Pat) Sink Fund give to the Community Endowment Fund. Arlington Local School District Capital
Est. 2006 Improvement Fund Est. 2006
To honor their lifelong family and business roots Deborah Ruth Wall Fund Est. 1993 This fund was established by the Arlington
in Findlay and Hancock County, Don and Pat Jim and Pat Wall established this fund in School Foundation to provide a means for
established this charitable gift annuity fund at memory of their daughter, Debbie, with donors to support land and building acquisitions
The Community Foundation. the proceeds of her estate. A generous and and capital improvements for Arlington Local
caring young woman, they are confident she Schools.
Gene and Peggy Slough Fund Est. 2014 would approve of this gift to The Community
Having lived in Findlay and Hancock County Foundation for the benefit of the community. Arlington Local School District
almost all of their lives, Peggy Slough made this Educational Excellence Fund Est. 2006
gift to honor the memory of her husband Gene William R. Webb Fund Est. 2013 This fund was established by the Arlington
and to leave a legacy to the community that Through a Fund for the Common Good, William School Foundation to enhance the classroom
both of them held dear. This fund will allow The R. Webb’s legacy will give and grow forever to experience and improve the effectiveness of the
Community Foundation to assess community improve the quality of life in the Findlay and curriculum for Arlington Local Schools.
needs and respond by awarding grants to Hancock County community.
nonprofit organizations doing the community’s Black Heritage Library & Multicultural
most critical work. Whirlpool Foundation Fund Est. 1993 Center Fund Est. 2002
Whirlpool Corporation established this This fund was established by library founder
Robert L. and Dortha W. Stober Fund unrestricted fund to support the community Nina Parker to support the agency’s educational
Est. 1998 and their employees who benefit from The programs, services and capital improvements in
A native of Hancock County, Dortha Wilch Community Foundation’s grantmaking. its efforts to build harmony and understanding.
Stober believed that giving to the community Whirlpool’s Findlay plant is the largest
was important. Hard-working people, she and dishwasher manufacturing facility in the world. Blanchard Valley Center Endowment Fund
her husband, Bob, were owners of Stober’s Est. 2006
Rubber Stamp Company from 1959-1994. This fund provides general support for
Blanchard Valley Center, which serves Hancock
County children and adults with disabilities.

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Boy Scouts / Local Council Fund Est. 2006 the creation of a downtown park and other Findlay Hope House for the Homeless
This fund supports the efforts of the Black projects within the community. Fund Est. 2000
Swamp Area Council of the Boy Scouts of This fund supports Hope House, a transitional
America. Barbara Deerhake Fund Est. 2003 residence facility for homeless women and
Established by The Community Foundation children. Hope House was founded in 1990 by
Camp Berry Boy Scout Fund Est. 2005 Board of Trustees to recognize Barbara’s Sister Karen Elliott with a grant from the L. Dale
This fund was established to maintain, sustain, years of service as program officer of the Dorney Fund.
and improve the facilities at Camp Berry for L. Dale Dorney Fund and first president of
generations of scouts. The Community Foundation, this endowed Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
fund supports the operational costs of The Fund Est. 2002
Camp Fire USA of Northwest Ohio Fund Community Foundation. This fund supports the programs, projects, and
Est. 2005 capital purchases of the library.
The Friends of Camp Fire USA of Northwest Dudley, Findlay Music Boosters Fund
Ohio established this fund to support youth Est. 2010 Flag City Honor Flight Fund Est. 2013
programs and projects of Camp Fire. This fund is in memory of Ruth and Allen This fund was established by the Flag City
Dudley. The purpose of the fund is to support Honor Flight Board to provide ongoing support
Camp Glen Scholarship Fund Est. 2005 the Findlay Music Boosters and its programs to for its programs to transport America’s local and
The Friends of Camp Fire USA of Northwest promote music education in the Findlay City surrounding area veterans to Washington D.C.
Ohio established this fund to support a Schools. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor
scholarship program to send area youth to their service and sacrifices.
Camp Glen for resident or day camp. Family Resource Center Fund Est. 2004
This fund supports Family Resource Center Founding Fathers Lecture Series of the
Cancer Patient Services Endowment Fund and its programs which provide specialized Hancock Historical Museum Fund Est. 2000
Est. 2003 behavioral health services to individuals, This fund was established by the Museum
This fund supports the agency as it works to children, and families to strengthen family life Foundation to support the lecture series and to
assist cancer patients and their families by and promote personal growth. honor the five founding fathers of the Museum
providing them with physical, emotional and Association: Harold Corbin, Jack Harrington,
financial assistance, as well as educational Findlay Art League Fund for Visual Arts Ed Heminger, Joe Opperman, and Jim
resources. Est. 2005 Brucklacher.
This fund supports visual arts in Hancock
Century Health Family Service Fund County through the promotion of local artists, Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County
Est. 2000 community education and gallery shows. Public Library Fund Est. 1995
This fund supports the agency’s services as a This fund supports the Friends of the Findlay-
mental health and substance abuse outpatient Findlay Enrichment Program Inc. Fund Hancock County Public Library and its
clinic and its programming which directly Est. 2006 programs. It was the first agency endowment
impacts the mental well-being of individuals and This fund was established by a group of established at The Community Foundation.
families. parents to support and encourage educational
enrichment programs for children in Findlay Grace Speaks Fund Est. 2014
City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Capital Fund City Schools, as well as broaden the number of This fund supports Grace Speaks, an
Est. 2001 services offered and students served. organization that helps children find their voices
This fund supports the agency’s land and by providing affordable speech therapy in the
building acquisitions and capital improvements. The Findlay-Hancock County Community Hancock County area.
City Mission serves the physical and spiritual Foundation Administrative Endowment
needs of both local and transient persons by Fund Est. 1999 Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock
providing shelter, food, and rest in emergency The Community Foundation Board of Trustees County Fund Est. 2014
situations. established this fund to support its annual This fund supports Habitat for Humanity’s
operating costs. The board strives to maintain mission to put God’s love into action by
The Community Improvement Fund low administrative fees while still being able bringing people together to build and repair
to support the growth of The Community homes, communities and hope. Habitat
Est. 2006
Foundation. provides a hand up so everyone can have a
Established by the City of Findlay, this fund
supports community improvements, including decent place to live.

Funds of the Foundation | 21


Hancock Historical Museum Fund Est. 2015 equipment and training. The initial gift to this and to sustain the Hancock County Fairgrounds.
The Hancock Historical Museum is a privately- fund was made by Findlay graduate and NFL This fund serves to support this mission in
funded, non-profit history museum founded quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, through The perpetuity, predominantly for the benefit of
in 1970 by five Findlay residents to collect Giving Back Fund. Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.
and preserve the rich history of Hancock
County. This fund will support the Museum by Legal Aid of Western Ohio Fund Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape
preserving the rich heritage of Hancock County Est. 2015 Crisis Services Fund Est. 2002
to honor the past and inspire the future. This fund will support Legal Aid of Western This fund supports the agency and its programs
Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) and its programs that provide and projects related to domestic violence and
Hancock County Sheriff - K-9 Unit Fund free legal help in civil matters to eligible low- sexual assault.
Est. 2008 income individuals and groups in Findlay and
This fund supports the Hancock County Sheriff’s Hancock County who do not have access to Ottawa Kiwanis Club Tri-Centennial Fund
Department’s K-9 Unit, providing funds for the legal system and cannot afford a private Est. 2013
purchases, training, and maintenance. The initial attorney. The Ottawa Kiwanis Club established this
gift to this fund was made by Findlay graduate designated fund to benefit the Ottawa-Glandorf
and NFL quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, Marilyn and Gordon Macklin area during the tri-centennial celebration of the
through The Giving Back Fund. Intergenerational Institute Fund Est. 2003 United States of America. No sooner than June
This fund, established by a gift from the estate 1, 2076, the proceeds of this fund are to be
Hancock Parks Bicycling Fund Est. 2006 of Gordon Macklin, supports the Macklin used by the Village of Ottawa to make capital
This fund supports construction and Intergenerational Institute and its programs, improvements in the Ottawa-Glandorf area.
maintenance of bicycle paths and trails in improving the lives of all ages through multi-age
Hancock County. It also supports bicycle safety programming, care, community relationships, Owens Community College - Findlay
classes and bicycle recreation programs as and creative communication. Campus Fund Est. 2006
determined by the Hancock Parks Foundation. This fund was established by the Owens
Mazza Enthusiasts Endowment Fund Community College Foundation to support
Hancock Parks Endowment Fund Est. 1999 Est. 2000 scholarships and other programs for the Findlay
The Hancock Parks Foundation established This fund was established by volunteers and Campus.
this fund to support the Hancock Park District supporters of the Mazza Museum to foster
and other qualified organizations, exclusively artistic excellence in children’s literature through Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library
for parks and other recreational activities within general support of the museum and support of Fund Est. 2008
Hancock County. the Medallion Program. This fund was made possible by a gift from
Dave Rader and Susan Kinn, the children of
Humane Society of Hancock County Fund McClelland Family Student Art Fund Miriam S. Rader, former director and lifelong
Est. 2006 Est. 2004 supporter of the library. Her dedication to the
This fund supports programs, projects, clinics, The McClelland Family established this fund to library and the community was tremendous
and capital improvements as determined by support the Findlay Art League and student art and this fund stands as a fitting tribute to her 44
The Humane Society Foundation of Hancock exhibits. years of service.
County.
Mission Possible Fund Est. 2015 Read For Life Fund Est. 2008
Gene & Evelyn Kelsey Fund for Christian The Mission Possible Fund will support the This agency endowment fund was established
Clearing House Est. 2009 Mission Possible organization in its efforts to by Read For Life, an adult literacy program
This fund was established by the Christian educate and equip Christ-centered leaders in which provides reading instruction through
Clearing House Board of directors in honor of underserved areas of the world through a focus trained volunteers. The Findlay-Hancock County
the couple’s many years of dedication to the on leadership training, education, evangelism Public Library assumed responsibility for this
organization. This fund will support the agency’s and discipleship, improved school programs program in 2014.
mission to provide emergency assistance to and upgraded facilities, Christian worship,
Hancock County residents. medical care and other similar community United Way of Hancock County Fund
functions. Est. 1996
Law Enforcement - K-9 Fund Est. 2006 The purpose of this fund, established by the
This fund was established to support the Old Mill Stream Foundation Fund Est. 2008 United Way Foundation, is to support the
Findlay City Police Department’s canine This fund was established by The Old Mill programs of United Way and its member
officer program, as well as to provide related Stream Foundation to perpetuate the activities agencies, and to support the administrative
expenses of United Way.
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DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
The University of Findlay Fund Est. 1999
This fund was established by the University to A personal approach to giving.
support scholarship opportunities for students Donor Advised Funds are convenient, flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or
and for general operating needs. 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
Winebrenner Theological Seminary Fund Fund is an ideal vehicle for fulfilling your charitable wishes.
Est. 2008
This fund was established by Winebrenner Craig and Mary Lou Anderson Family Foundation from the very beginning, serving as
Theological Seminary to support their work in Foundation Fund Est. 2006 chairman for the original Dorney Fund (1978-
perpetuity. Craig and Mary Lou established this fund to give 1997) and currently as a member of the Finance
back to their community, where they have been & Investment Committee.
Women’s Resource Center Fund Est. 2013 involved for more than 30 years.
The Women’s Resource Center Board Thomas B. Donnell Fund Est. 1993
established this fund to support its Christian- Arlington School Foundation Advised A philanthropist with deep family roots in the
based programs that provide women Fund community, Tom Donnell established the very
compassionate support in the area of Est. 2006 first Donor Advised Fund at The Community
pregnancy services, always respecting the This fund supports the administrative costs of Foundation to support his charitable interests.
sanctity of life. It also provides young families the Arlington School Foundation as it works to Tom was co-chairman of the steering
with information and encouragement, and raise funds for Arlington Local Schools. committee that established The Community
teens with education in the areas of sexual Foundation and currently serves on the Finance
integrity, healthy choices, and positive futures. Arlington School Foundation: & Investment Committee.
Sara Wagner Gast and Pat Wagner
Memorial Fund Est. 2007 Findlay Rotary Foundation Forward Fund
This fund, established in memory of Sara Est. 2001
and Pat by their family, supports the band, The goal of this fund is to make a substantial
cheerleading, and extra-curricular programs at and lasting contribution to the local community
Arlington Local Schools. through the support of worthy causes and
projects as determined by the Findlay Rotary
Foundation.
Roy & Marcia Armes Family Fund Est. 2012
This fund was established by Roy and Marcia William D. Frack Donor Advised Fund
Armes to give back to the community in a
meaningful way. They hope to make a positive Est. 2014
Sa Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions
ra difference in the quality of life in Hancock
Wa
gne County through their philanthropic efforts. from this fund will benefit Bowling Green State
rG University Men’s Basketball Program. Twenty
ast Grants from this fund will focus primarily on
health and education. percent of the annual distribution will be used
to establish the William D. Frack Field of Interest
Leah H. and Thomas C. Buchanan Fund Fund to assist individuals who are homeless
or victims of domestic violence in Hancock
Est. 2011
County. The remaining five percent will address
This Donor Advised Fund was established by other community needs.
Leah to give back to the community that has
been so good to her family. Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund
Est. 2012
Frank R. and Mary Jane Cosiano Fund This fund will support future Hancock
Est. 2005
Leadership Class projects or poverty alleviation
This fund was created to support the family’s in Hancock County with an emphasis on
charitable interests. education. The Class of 2012 chose this
name for the fund in the hope that Hancock
Allan H. Davis Fund Est. 2004 Leadership Alumni and future classes will
Findlay native Judge Allan Davis established this support the fund with donations.
fund to support his charitable giving. He has
been a strong supporter of The Community
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Kneeskern Family Fund Est. 1997 Ralph and JoAnn Reeds Fund Est. 2014 Elaine and Gene Stevens Family
This fund was established to support the family’s Through this fund, Ralph and JoAnn Reeds Foundation Est. 2005
charitable interests in Tiffin and Seneca County. will continue to support the organizations and Elaine and Gene Stevens, local business owners
interests to which they have devoted much of since 1980, established this fund to give back
Mary Martha Class Fund Est. 1997 their lives. to the community and to ensure that charitable
The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran giving will continue to be part of the Stevens
Church in Carey, Ohio is a Sunday School J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Family family tradition. Gene previously served from
class that was left a sum of money from a Fund Est. 1999 2012 to 2015 on The Community Foundation
lifelong member, Golden Tong. The Class Alec and Sandy established this fund to Board of Trustees.
established this fund with his gift to support contribute to the progress of “people helping
the religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and people” for future generations. A retired Cooper Jane J. and Raymond J. Tille, M.D., Fund
educational needs of Carey, Ohio, Crawford Tire executive, Alec currently serves on The Est. 1995
Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Jane and Raymond established this fund to
community. the Finance & Investment Committee. support literacy programs and women’s health
issues focusing on routine and preventative
McComb Rotary Fund Est. 2015 Robertson-Gillis Family Fund Est. 2013 medical services and education for women in
Made possible by a gift from Dr. Marion V. Julie and Jim Robertson created this fund need.
Arbogast, the McComb Rotary Fund will support to honor their family, to provide an example
the McComb community as needed with a of benevolence to their children and C. P. and Evelyn J. Weaver Fund Est. 1999
focus on education. grandchildren, and to return something to this Lifelong residents of Hancock County, C.P. and
community which has blessed them in so many Evelyn established this fund to give back to their
McMath Family Fund Est. 2013 ways. community.
Jeff and Tracy McMath established this fund
to teach their children about the joy of giving. Ralph Russo Family Fund Est. 2003 Charles J. Younger Fund Est. 1996
Jeff and Tracy hope that through this fund, their This fund was created to support the family’s Chuck established this fund to support his
children will grow a spirit of generosity, remain charitable interests. Ralph served on The charitable interests and give back to the
close as they make charitable giving decisions Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees and community. A former executive vice president
together, become more aware of the needs of served as Chairman from 2010-2012. at Continental Cablevision, he served on
others, and learn to make thoughtful and wise the Board of Trustees for The Community
charitable gifts. Jeremy Shock Memorial Fund Est. 2007 Foundation from 1996-2013 and currently
This fund, established by the Shock Family serves on the Finance & Investment Committee.
Zach Morgan Memorial Youth Leadership with the assistance of Fresh Encounter, Inc., to
honor Lance Corporal Jeremy Shock USMC, Mariann Dana Younger Fund Est. 1996
Fund Est. 2007 will benefit the City of Green Springs Parks &
This fund, established in memory of Zach by his Mariann established this fund with a special
Recreation Department. interest in organizations dealing with children
family, supports youth leadership opportunities
in Hancock County, in particular the ENGAGE and the public good.
Cindy Shoupe Parke Teach and Inspire
program and Hancock Youth Leadership.
Fund Est. 2011
Andy and Mary Ellen Peters Family Fund This Donor Advised Fund, in memory of
Cindy Shoupe Parke, will provide student and
Est. 2004 professional development for the Findlay City
This fund supports the family’s charitable Schools in the area of social and emotional
interests. learning.
Larry and Cara Kemler Ray Fund Est. 2015 Gregory James Shrader Memorial Fund
This fund, established by Larry in memory of Est. 2011
his wife, will provide support for education and This fund, established in memory of Gregory
nonprofit organizations in Hancock or Van Wert by his family, is for the benefit and support
Counties, which were Larry and Cara’s lifetime of youth programming, with priority given to
homes, with particular emphasis on youth organizations espousing Christian ideals.
entering a career in agriculture.

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DESIGNATED FUNDS
ECLIPSe Endowment Fund Est. 2001
Helping sustain and grow local organizations. This fund was started with a grant from the
A designated fund provides a wonderful way to give back to one or more specific Foundation, Higher Education, and School
organizations that have touched your life. Your gift provides more than just annual funding Partnership (CHESP) to help develop a Hancock
– your favorite organization will benefit from The Community Foundation’s investment County youth grantmaking council to train
future civic leaders in philanthropy. This
stewardship and ability to manage endowment funds. program has since evolved into the ENGAGE
youth council.
Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 1 Est. 1995 This organization assisted the Breece Family
This fund, established by Ms. Anderson, will through a time of end-of-life care. The fund The Family Center Fund Est. 2005
support the First Presbyterian Church of will provide ongoing support to community This fund supports The Family Center, a multi-
Findlay for 20 years. After that time, the funds members and their families. tenant nonprofit facility.
will convert to unrestricted support for the
community. Esther Buckingham Fund for Mental Findlay Area Arts Fund Est. 2003
Health Care at Century Health Est. 2015 This fund supports the operational costs
Gertrude O. Anderson Fund 3 Est. 1998 Esther Buckingham’s three daughters, Lucy, of the Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock
This fund, established by Ms. Anderson in her Susan and Lisa, established this fund in her County, which provides, encourages, and
estate plan, supports Hope House for the honor to support Century Health, which promotes quality arts presentations, educational
Homeless for 20 years. After that time, the provided Esther with exceptional care. It will opportunities, and entertainment.
funds will convert to unrestricted support for ensure a full continuum of high quality mental
the community. health care, including prescription medications Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
necessary to such care, for all persons Fund – Genealogy Est. 2000
Arlington School Foundation: regardless of ability to pay. M. Margaret Foster established this fund to
Mary Lou Steinman Reading Fund Est. 2015 support the genealogy department of the
The Steinman Family established the Arlington C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Fund Est. 2011 library.
School Foundation: Mary Lou Steinman Family This fund was established by a Donor Advised
Reading Fund in honor of their mother Mary Fund of The Community Foundation. This fund Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League Fund
Lou. This fund will enhance reading programs supports C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall’s mission to provide Est. 2011
and opportunities for Arlington Local School assistance free of charge to those in need in Beverly Fisher established this fund to support
students. Hancock County. the Findlay Art League.

Associated Charities Fund Est. 2015 Christian Clearing House - Dental Center Louie Foster Humane Society Fund
For 102 years, Associated Charities has been Fund Est. 2013 Est. 2013
serving the Hancock County area. Over $7.5 Christian Clearing House and the Dental Center Michael and Midge Foster established this
million has been given to more than 100,000 of Northwest Ohio established this designated fund to support the Humane Society & SPCA
clients in that time. This fund will support fund to support their program to provide of Hancock County and its programs for the
Associated Charities’ mission of serving those in emergency dental services to eligible clients of rescue, care and maintenance of cats. They
need in Hancock County. Christian Clearing House through the Dental established this fund in honor of Louie, their
Center of Northwest Ohio. beloved, beautiful, big black cat.
Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Fund
Est. 2005 City Mission of Findlay, Ohio, Fund M. Margaret Foster Fund for Voices for
This fund, established in honor of Richard and Est. 1999 Children/CASA of Hancock County
Mildred by their children, supports Christian M. Margaret Foster established this fund to Est. 2005
Clearing House. support the City Mission, an emergency shelter A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster
for those in need. established this fund which supports Voices for
Midge Breece Fund for Putnam County Children/CASA of Hancock County.
Homecare and Hospice, Inc. Est. 2001 Harry F. Cooper Band Trust Est. 1997
This fund was established by Midge Breece, This fund, established by a gift from the estate M. Margaret Foster Fund for United Way of
daughter Lynne, and son Bernie, to support the of Harry Cooper, supports travel expenses of Hancock County Est. 2005
Hospice Program through Friends of Putnam the Findlay High School band. Historically, this A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster
County Homecare and Hospice, Inc. fund has been used to support travel expenses established this fund which supports agencies
to bowl games in accordance with his wishes. of the United Way of Hancock County.
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Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for Gwen and David Kuenzli Fund for The
Humane Society Est. 2014 Center for Safe & Healthy Children
Karen Grieser established this fund in memory of Est. 2013
Daisy Fae, her lovable Cocker Spaniel, to support Gwen and David Kuenzli established this fund
the medical needs of animals at the Humane to support the Center for Safe and Healthy
Society & SPCA of Hancock County. Children and its mission to minimize the trauma
experienced by victims of child abuse. Gwen
Karen and Eric Grieser Legacy Fund for was named to The Community Foundation
Findlay Hope House Est. 2014 Board of Trustees in 2013.
This fund, established by Karen Grieser in
memory of her brother Eric, supports the Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund Est. 2004
Bridges Out of Poverty Program of Hope House. This fund, established by Philip and Deb
rd Luginbuhl in memory of their son, is available to
ha
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a and Hancock County Performing Arts students or graduates of Bluffton High School
d Alb Deb Center dba Marathon Center for the or a rural high school in Allen, Hancock, Hardin
n r s
ll a hte Performing Arts Est. 2015 or Putnam Counties participating in international
rre ug
Da h da Built by and for the community, this fund allows student study programs through their college, or
t
wi individual donors to provide for the permanent the Rotary International Exchange program.
support and maintenance of the Hancock
County Performing Arts Center. Patricia M. and John M. Luther Fund
M. Margaret Foster Local History Fund Est. 2003
Est. 2000 Hancock Park District Blanchard River Believing that intergenerational experiences
M. Margaret Foster established this fund to Greenway Trail Fund Est. 2015 enrich the lives of both the very young as well
support the maintenance of the Little Red Established by The Hancock Park District, this as older citizens, John and Patty established
Schoolhouse, the MacArthur Train, and the Mae fund will support the planning and development this fund to benefit Macklin Intergenerational
Hutson Local History Resource Center of the of a continuous Greenway Trail along the Institute.
Hancock Historical Museum Fund. Blanchard River in Hancock County.
Richard J. McCall Boy Scout Camping
Friends of Handbags That Help Fund Hancock Youth Leadership Fund Est. 2002 Fund
Est. 2007 This fund, established through a gift from Intersil Est. 2000
This fund supports the administrative costs of Corporation, supports the programs of Hancock This fund was established by Dick’s wife, Betty,
the Handbags That Help women’s giving circle. Youth Leadership. and children, Dianna, Janet, James, and David,
to ensure that Boy Scouts residing in Hancock
Gliding Stars of Findlay Fund Est. 2014 Handbags That Help Endowment Fund County have the opportunity to attend summer
The purpose of this fund, established by Brad Est. 2007 camp at Camp Berry or the National Jamboree.
and Linda Koller, is to support Gliding Stars of Established by an anonymous donor as a
Findlay, which provides an adaptive ice skating show of support for Handbags That Help in Darrell and Alberta Prichard Fund for
program for children and adults with special its inaugural year, this fund is a permanent Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio
needs. This program allows them to transcend endowment fund which supports the annual Chapter Est. 2013
personal barriers to achieve their dreams grantmaking of the women’s giving circle. Members of the Prichard family established
through instruction, practice, and an on-ice this fund, in honor of the couple, to support
choreographed performance. David S. and Susan M. Healy Fund the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio
Est. 2000 Chapter and its programs to educate and
Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund Dave and Suzi established this fund to support advocate for individuals and families touched by
Est. 2014 the administrative costs of The Community Alzheimer’s disease living in Hancock County.
Olga Swanson’s family established this fund for Foundation. Retired from Spencer-Patterson
Girl Scouts of Hancock County to support an Insurance, Dave served on The Community William and Nancy Recker Hancock
organization that played a fundamental role in Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1999-2012 County 4-H Fund Est. 2015
her life and will encourage young women to and served as Chairman from 2007-2010. The William and Nancy Recker Hancock County
develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership 4-H Fund will, through its support of 4-H,
skills. promote leadership and outstanding citizenship
among the youth of Hancock County.
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Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund Tell and Opal Thompson Blanchard Valley Grant and Emily Young Fund Est. 2000
Est. 2012 Health Foundation Fund Est. 2006 Emily Settle Young established this fund in
This fund was established in memory of Kyle by This fund, established with a gift from the estate memory of her husband, Grant, to publicly
his family and the Arlington School Foundation. of Opal Thompson, is designated for acknowledge the many benefits he received
Kyle was a beloved teacher, coach, mentor, the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation and from YMCA programs when he was young. The
and friend over his 28 years at Arlington High supports operating expenses of the Blanchard fund supports membership and activity fees for
School. This fund will support social studies Valley Health System. underprivileged children in Findlay and Hancock
education for Arlington students. County.
Tell and Opal Thompson Findlay-Hancock
Marv and Judy Rower Fund for Christian County Public Library Fund Est. 2006 Mariann Dana Younger Fund for Mazza
Clearing House Est. 2001 This fund, established with a gift from the Museum Est. 2015
Marv and Judy established this fund for Christian estate of Opal Thompson, supports the Findlay- This fund will provide support for Mazza
Clearing House to support local individuals Hancock County Public Library. Museum to employ a deputy director to
in need of assistance with housing, utilities, assist with the museum’s mission, which is
medical needs, food, and transportation. Judy Tell and Opal Thompson Lutheran Church to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all
served on The Community Foundation’s Board Fund Est. 2006 people through the art of children’s literature.
of Trustees from 1996-2009. This fund, established with a gift from the estate
of Opal Thompson, supports various Lutheran
Secor Fund Est. 1997 charities.
This fund was established through a gift from
the estate of Dorothy (Sikorski) Secor, to honor Tell, Opal, and Richard Thompson
her husband, Steve, and as her personal legacy. Blanchard Valley Center Fund Est. 2006
It supports Project N.O.W. (New Opportunities This fund, established with a gift from the estate
for Work), a program of Millstream Career & of Opal Thompson in honor of her son Richard,
Technology Center. supports the care, repair, and maintenance of
residential facilities at Blanchard Valley Center.
T. R. Shoaff Fund for the Chance to Dance
Foundation Est. 2004 United Way of Hancock County
This fund, established by Edward and Judy Administrative Endowment Fund Est. 2002
Reading in honor of Judy’s father, supports the The fund, established with an initial gift from
work of the Chance to Dance Foundation which Intersil Corporation, supports the United Way of
assists gifted ballet and dance students. Hancock County’s administrative needs.
Bill and Eveline Stitt Fund Est. 2015 Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for
The purpose of the Bill and Eveline Stitt Calvary Baptist Church & Heritage
Fund is to support early literacy intervention Christian School Est. 2012
through the use of mentors in the Findlay City Wilhelmina Wagner established this fund
School and Hancock County School districts. through her estate to support Calvary Baptist
The intervention program is designed for Church by providing scholarships for deserving
prekindergarten-2 students and is targeted students to attend Heritage Christian School.
toward the most at-risk students.
Walter L. Weber Fund Est. 2004
Tell Thompson University of Findlay Fund This fund, established by Norma L. Weber in
Est. 2006 memory of her husband, Walter, and his parents,
This fund, established with a gift from the estate Fred and Kathryn Weber, is designated for the
of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, perpetual care of grounds and landscaping at St.
supports general operations of The University of John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Findlay.
Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for
Tell Thompson YMCA Fund Est. 2006 Mazza Museum Est. 2001
This fund, established with a gift from the estate This fund was established by Josephine Wilson
of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, to support the administrative costs of the Mazza
supports the general operations of the Findlay Museum.
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FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.
Field of interest funds allow you to target your gift to address needs in the area of your
choice - arts, health, education, aging, at-risk youth, etc. Our board awards grants to
community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you
select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area -
even as needs change over time.
John C. and Jane C. Barbieri Fund Est. 1999 M. Margaret Foster Education Fund
To celebrate the new millennium, John and Est. 2005
Jane Barbieri established this fund to support This fund, established with a gift from the M.
educational projects and programs in our Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and
community. programs that improve the quality of classroom
education and stimulate student learning.
W. Ray Bennett Fund Est. 2009
This fund was established through a gift of M. Margaret Foster Health Fund Est. 2005
farmland to The Community Foundation. It will This fund, established with a gift from the M.
support the welfare of companion animals. Margaret Foster estate, supports health-related
causes concerned with heart disease, cancer,
Community Mental Health Fund Est. 2013 lupus, and arthritis.
This fund was established through a
collaborative effort of local mental health M. Margaret Foster Women and Children’s
agencies to support programs and operations Fund Est. 2005
of nonprofit agencies providing services to This fund, established with a gift from the M.
improve emotional and mental health, including Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and
substance abuse prevention and services, to programs of Hancock County agencies that
residents of Findlay and Hancock County. address the issues of women and children in
need or who may be homeless because of
ECLIPSe and ENGAGE Grants Fund domestic separation or domestic violence.
Est. 2001
This fund supports the grantmaking of ENGAGE, William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund
a Hancock County youth council which trains Est. 2015
future civic leaders in philanthropy and service- The William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund
learning. will focus on providing support to programs
and making resources available to individuals,
Field of Interest Fund for Education classes of individuals and/or families in Hancock
Est. 1993 County who may be homeless, or, victims,
This fund supports education in our community directly or indirectly, of domestic violence.
by pooling together the gifts of multiple donors.
Fund for People with Developmental
The Findlay Publishing Company Fund Disabilities Est. 2014
Est. 1993 This fund, established by Hancock County
The Findlay Publishing Company established Council for Retarded Children and Adults,
this fund to support structured educational supports developmentally disabled persons in
programs that benefit the community. Hancock County.
Beverly Fisher Community Fund Est. 2007 Greenway Conservancy Fund Est. 2008
Beverly established this fund for the This fund was established by Findlay residents,
improvement of the Greater Hancock County Bert and Marlene Rayl, to encourage and
area and to aid the future development of a support environmental conservation education.
community arts center in downtown Findlay.
Photos from top to bottom: Jim & Mary Jane Roberts, M. Margaret Foster, and Lai Wei-zwei & Lai Hong Tsu-mei
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SUPPORTING
Greenway Conservancy of Hancock William J. Moore Fund Est. 2006
County Fund Est. 2014 This fund, established by his four daughters, ORGANIZATIONS
Bert and Marlene Rayl created this fund to honor supports recreational activities for youth in
their family and to benefit this community which Hancock County with a specific interest in High impact, high involvement, low
has given them so much. hunting and fishing. hassle.
Hancock Education Fund Est. 2001 National Lime & Stone Company Fund A supporting organization is an excellent
The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative Est. 1993 alternative to a private foundation. You
grant program between The Community National Lime & Stone Company established select a minority of the board members
Foundation, Findlay Rotary, and Findlay Rotary’s this fund to provide funding for educational and support the causes you care about
Golden Apple Teachers. The fund provides grant programs in our community. most, while enjoying the favorable
dollars to provide teachers with resources that tax treatment, immediate startup, and
promote “21st Century Learning” skills. Tom and Esther Orndorff Fund Est. 1995 ease of administration associated with
Esther Orndorff established this fund to support working through The Community
HancockREADS Endowment Fund Est. 2001 educational programs in the Hancock County Foundation.
HancockREADS, an initiative of The Community Schools with emphasis on the Hancock
Foundation, supports literacy by promoting a Education Fund. Hancock Properties Foundation Est. 2005
county-wide literacy philosophy and funding This supporting organization was established
literacy programs. G. (Bud) and Valerie Poole Fund Est. 1994 to oversee the renovation, development, and
Natives of Hancock County and graduates of administration of The Family Center, a multi-
Handbags That Help Fund Est. 2007 Van Buren High School, Bud and Valerie Poole tenant nonprofit center.
This fund supports the grantmaking of the established this fund to support the educational
Handbags That Help women’s giving circle. needs of our community. Frank A. & Annett Hollington Guglielmi
Funds are raised annually through membership Family Fund Est. 2000
donations, creating a pool of dollars which are Isabelle Pratt Fund for Education Est. 2015 This supporting organization was established
distributed to local nonprofit organizations. Isabelle Pratt was a longtime educator in the by the Guglielmi’s to teach their children about
Findlay City Schools system and a lifelong philanthropy and to continue the family’s
J. William Hollington Fund Est. 1997 learner. Her legacy of education inspired her tradition of giving to their community.
Mary Masters Hollington established this fund in family to create this Field of Interest fund in her Board of Directors: Frank Guglielmi, Chairman;
the name of her son, Bill Hollington, to support memory. Richard Flowers; Annett Hollington Guglielmi;
programs for diabetic children residing in Michael S. Needler; Paul Worstell
Hancock County. Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Fund Est. 2013 Ex-Officio Members: Annie, Chris and Phillip
Jim and Mary Jane left this gift in their estate Guglielmi
Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei Fund to continue their lifetime passion for providing
Est. 2011 assistance to low-income families in Hancock
This field of interest fund was established by County.
David and Amy Lai in honor and memory of
David’s parents, Lai Wei-zwei, 賴威銳, and Lai Anna Van Gorder Fund Est. 2002
Hong Tsu-mei, 賴洪春梅, with a gift of real Anna Van Gorder left this gift as part of her
estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit estate to provide for the care, comfort, and
people in Hancock County who are affected by pleasure of elderly persons of Hancock County.
mental illness.
Barton and Josephine Wilson Fund for
William H. and Martha E. Lape Fund for Education Est. 2001
Innovative Initiatives Est. 1997 This fund was established by Josephine Wilson
Martha Lape established this fund to support to support the educational needs of our
innovative initiatives inspired by teachers, staff, community.
and administrators of Findlay City Schools.
Richard and Lynn McCord Fund Est. 1993
Dick and Lynn established this fund to support
medical needs in the community.

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

Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship Arlington School Foundation Scholarship


Est. 2006 Est. 2006 Alb
ert
Established by the family in memory of Neil, This scholarship, established by the Arlington J.
B
a 2006 Findlay High School graduate, this all
School Foundation, is for a graduating senior
scholarship is for a Findlay High School student from Arlington High School.
who participates in tennis and is active in school
and community activities. Arlington School Foundation: Arlington School Foundation:
W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Robert and Helen McClelland Farm Child
Herb S. and Cindy Aldrich Memorial Scholarship Est. 2002 Scholarship Est. 2003
Scholarship Est. 2004 This fund, established in honor of Sherman and This scholarship, established by their children,
This scholarship, established in memory of Herb Wanda by their family, awards two renewable
and Cindy by their family, is for a student athlete grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, is
scholarships annually. One scholarship is for an for a graduating senior from Arlington High
from McComb High School. Arlington High School senior who participated School who was raised on an operating farm in
in sports and the other is for a student who has Hancock County.
Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship been admitted to the Ohio Northern University
Est. 2000 Pettit College of Law. Arlington School Foundation:
Craig and Mary Lou Anderson and Jerry and
Paula Anderson established this fund in memory Arlington School Foundation: Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship
Est. 2008
of their mother. This scholarship is for a Harold “Doc” Castor Memorial Scholarship This scholarship fund, established by Michael
Randolph Central High School (NY) graduating Est. 2008
senior who is committed to caregiving and This scholarship fund was established in and Mabel Yung-I Wu Solt to honor Michael’s
wishes to pursue post-secondary education in sister, is for an Arlington High School senior.
memory of longtime football coach, Harold
nursing. “Doc” Castor, for a graduating senior from
Arlington High School. Randy Baker Girls Basketball Scholarship
Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship Est. 2008
This four-year scholarship was established by
Est. 2013 Arlington School Foundation: long-time coach, Randy Baker, to assist girls
Living in the McComb community for more Dally Family Scholarship Est. 2007 basketball players at Arcadia High School in
than fifty years, Dr. Marion Arbogast had hoped This four-year scholarship was established by
to make a difference in his community by pursuing a college education.
Marie M. Dally and the Dally Family to support
helping McComb students attend college. This college tuition costs for students graduating
scholarship will benefit a graduating senior of from Arlington High School. Albert J. Ball Scholarship Est. 2006
McComb High School who is pursuing a career This scholarship, established by Ruth Ball in
memory of her husband, is for a Hancock
in a health care field. Arlington School Foundation: County graduating senior who will pursue a
Keith and Sheila Jolliff Family Scholarship business degree.
Arlington School Foundation: Est. 2007
Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship This scholarship was established by Keith and Battles Stirling Scholarship Est. 2012
Est. 2010 Sheila for a graduating senior from Arlington Shirley Stirling established this scholarship
This scholarship, established by the Arlington High School who plans to obtain a degree in
Athletic Boosters, is for an Arlington High to benefit a Cory-Rawson student. With this
Business Administration or Procurement. scholarship, she hopes to change the life of
School athlete who will have participated in at
least one varsity sport prior to his or her senior a student in the same way that her life was
year and received at least one varsity letter by changed when she received a scholarship many
graduation. years ago.

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Warren “Bullet” and Peg Kirk Bell Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship arts, including graphic design, music, dance,
Scholarship Est. 2008 Est. 1997 theatre, broadcasting, or speech.
This four-year scholarship, established by the This scholarship, established by family and
Findlay Country Club as part of their 100th friends, is for a Findlay High School graduating William P. and Pauline J. Deisel
anniversary celebration, is for a Findlay High senior who will pursue a major in creative Scholarship Est. 2008
School senior athlete who demonstrates writing, English, journalism or other writing William and Pauline established a trust in 1952
perseverance and determination in overcoming related field. to benefit students in Allen County. These funds
significant adversity in his or her life. were transferred to The Community Foundation
James L. Child Jr. Scholarship Est. 1997 in 2008. The scholarship benefits a graduating
Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship Est. 1998 This scholarship, established in memory of senior from an Allen County high school with
Daniel Bennett, the former owner of Bennett James by the Child family, is for a Findlay High an emphasis on faith-based community service.
Brothers Furniture Store in McComb, left a trust School graduating senior who will pursue a
to establish a scholarship program for McComb degree in engineering. Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship Est. 2006
High School. This scholarship is for graduating This scholarship, established by Jim and
seniors who demonstrate enthusiasm for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Mahrokh (Esfandiary) Palte, is for an Ottawa-
learning and good citizenship. Centennial Scholarship Est. 2014 Glandorf High School graduating senior. Priority
To celebrate its 100 years in the tire business is given to students who are the first in their
Jack Brown Memorial Scholarship Est. 2010 and to create an enduring legacy, Cooper Tire family to pursue post-secondary education.
Pat established this fund, in memory of Jack & Rubber Company established this scholarship
Brown, for the purpose of investing in the for graduating high school seniors who are Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship
higher education of students who demonstrate children of current Cooper Tire & Rubber Est. 2008
athletic leadership at Liberty-Benton High Company employees in the U.S. This scholarship fund was established by an
School. Pat was named to The Community anonymous donor to benefit a math student in
Foundation Board of Trustees in 2009, and Matthew R. Copus Memorial Soccer the senior class at Cory-Rawson High School.
served as Chair from 2012-2014. Scholarship Est. 2014 The scholarship is awarded to the top student
This scholarship, established in memory of as determined by a mathematical formula based
Joseph R. and Westelle L. Browne Matthew Copus, is for a graduate of Van Buren on GPA and ACT scores.
Performing Arts Scholarship Est. 1996 High School who has participated and lettered
Joe and Wes established this scholarship for in varsity soccer. Jennifer L. Fell Memorial Art Scholarship
a Findlay High School graduating senior who Est. 2004
will pursue a major or minor degree in vocal or Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship This scholarship, established by the staff of
instrumental music. Est. 2002 Findlay High School, is for a graduating senior
This renewable scholarship, established by Floyd from Findlay High School who has taken at least
April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship and Alice, is for a high school graduate from a two years of visual arts courses in high school
Est. 2006 state-chartered school or private school located and will study and pursue a career in the arts.
This scholarship, established by April’s family in in Hancock County. Special consideration is
her memory, supports a soccer player at Findlay given to students from Arcadia High School. Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship
High School. Est. 2007
Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship This scholarship, established by FAGA, is for a
Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship Est. 1997 Est. 2006 graduating senior of a Hancock County high
This scholarship, established by Lora in her trust, This four-year scholarship, established by school who has satisfied the requirements to
is for a Findlay High School graduating senior Mariann Dana Younger in memory of her qualify for the FAGA Championship two of the
who demonstrates enthusiasm for learning. mother, is for a Mt. Pulaski High School (IL) last three years.
graduating senior who has participated in
Bobby C. Burrell Golf Scholarship Est. 2010 music, art, or drama while in high school. Findlay Branch of the American
Joyce Burrell, and children, Barbie, Bobbie, Association of University Women (AAUW)
Teresa, Terri, Tina, and Tommy, established Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship Scholarship Est. 1999
this fund in memory of Bobby C. Burrell. This Est. 2004 This scholarship, established by M. Margaret
scholarship will assist a graduating senior of a This scholarship, established by The Findlay Foster, is for a female who resides in Hancock
Hancock County high school who participated Publishing Company with the Findlay Rotary County, is currently employed, and wishes
in golf. Club, is for a Findlay High School graduating to pursue a degree that will improve her
senior who will pursue a major or minor in the profession, income, or standard of life.

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Findlay City Schools Social Studies Richard Fisher Athletic Scholarship this scholarship was established to assist
Teacher Memorial Scholarship in memory Est. 2000 members and their children with the cost of
of Charles Robert Clapper, Sheila Lewis, This four-year scholarship, established by post-secondary education.
and Mary Ellen Poff Est. 2009 Beverly Fisher in memory of her husband, is for
This scholarship supports a Findlay High School a Findlay High School graduating senior who Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship
senior who excelled in social studies and has participated in athletics. Est. 2006
plans to pursue a major in an area of social This scholarship, established by Jim Heck in
studies including, but not limited to, pre-law, M. Margaret Foster Scholarship Est. 1999 memory of his wife, is for a female graduate
economics, psychology, political science, or This scholarship, established by M. Margaret of a Hancock County high school pursuing a
international relations. Foster, is for a graduate of a Hancock County business degree. The Findlay Rotary Club serves
high school who will pursue a degree in English on the selection committee.
Findlay Education Association Scholarship or in a related field such as written or oral
Est. 2011 communications, foreign language, or creative W. Kenneth and Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to advance writing. Est. 2005
education by providing scholarships to support This scholarship, established through a bequest
post-secondary education of Findlay High William Clark Foster Scholarship Est. 1999 by the Helvies, is for a graduate of a Hancock
School graduating seniors and children of This scholarship, established by M. Margaret County high school who has demonstrated
members of the Findlay Education Association. Foster in honor of her brother, is for a graduate good citizenship and attendance and wishes to
of a Hancock County high school planning to pursue a post-secondary education.
Findlay High School Alumni Association pursue a pre-law degree, or a college graduate
Scholarship Est. 1998 who will begin his or her first year of law school. Historic Preservation Guild Memorial
The Findlay High School Alumni Association Scholarship Est. 2005
supports this fund with an annual fundraiser Robert J. Fox Scholarship Est. 2011 This scholarship, established by the Historic
each fall. This scholarship is for a Findlay This scholarship, established by the Central Preservation Guild in memory of Charles L.
High School graduating senior who shows Middle School PTO and Robert Fox, is for a Ebersole, recognizes the accomplishments of
enthusiasm for learning. Findlay High School graduating senior who graduates of Hancock County schools who will
is studying education or a social studies field. be entering at least their junior year in college
Findlay High School Class of 1951 Preference will be given to students who studying historic preservation, architecture, or
Scholarship Est. 2010 attended or the family of whom attended a history education.
This scholarship, established by the Class of Findlay middle school.
1951, is for a Findlay High School graduate. This L. Frick and Helen Hoadley Memorial
fund will ensure that future classes of Findlay Gail Getway Scholarship Est. 2010 Scholarship Est. 2013
High School will be able to “reach for their This scholarship was established in memory This scholarship, established by Larry and Leslie
dreams.” of Gail Getway. The award is for a full-time Hoadley in memory of Larry’s parents, is for
student entering at least their sophomore year a graduate of Van Buren High School who
Findlay High School Class of 1956 at an accredited college or university to study will pursue a career in the trades at a qualified
Scholarship Est. 2006 nursing. educational institution.
This renewable scholarship, established by the
Class of 1956 at their 50-year class reunion, is Jean C. Graham Women’s Scholarship John D. (“Doc”) Holladay Culinary Arts
for a Findlay High School graduate who wishes Est. 1997 Scholarship Est. 2015
to pursue a degree in education. Jean established this fund to provide assistance John “Doc” Holladay has always been
that will open doors and provide opportunity passionate about the culinary arts. He has fond
Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship Est. 2001 for young women in Hancock County. This memories of the time he spent in the kitchen
This renewable scholarship is for a Hancock four-year scholarship is for a female graduating cooking with his mother as a child. Although Mr.
County graduating senior who demonstrates from a Hancock County high school who has Holladay never made a career of his passion,
involvement in school and community activities. demonstrated hard work, good citizenship, through this scholarship he is hoping to help
dependability, and character. other Hancock County graduates do so.

Hancock Federal Credit Union John W. Hollington Scholarship Est. 2001


Scholarship Est. 2014 This scholarship, established by Mary Hollington,
The Hancock Federal Credit Union has a rich is for an individual who lives in Hancock County
history of service to members. In that tradition, and is a graduate of a Hancock County high

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school. It is for a high school senior entering Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for
his or her first year of college or an older Medical Missions Est. 2007
student who will be returning to college after an This fund was established in memory of Brad
absence. The Findlay Rotary Club serves on the by his family, co-workers, and friends. The
selection committee. scholarship supports students pursuing a career
in the medical field in Ohio or Michigan who
Huston Financial Services Scholarship wish to participate, as Brad did, in medical
Est. 1999 mission trips.
This scholarship, established by Dennis Huston,
is for a Findlay High School graduating senior Elizabeth Mae Kobeszka Memorial
who will pursue a degree in business or finance, Scholarship Est. 2007
and has participated in a varsity sport at Findlay The scholarship fund, established by Vickie
High School for at least one year. Kobeszka in memory of her daughter, is for
a graduating senior of Liberty-Benton High Ap
ril J
Intersil Science and Engineering School who demonstrates a positive attitude, is on
es
Scholarship Est. 2002 ready and willing to go above and beyond, and
This scholarship, dedicated to future engineers is involved in his or her community or church.
of our community, is for a graduating senior
from a Hancock County high school who plans Vance Kramer III Memorial Scholarship
to pursue an engineering degree. Est. 1997 Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Vance Kramer Est. 1998
Earl and Laverne Irons Family Scholarship II and family in memory of Vance, is for a Larry and Sondra Lunn and their sons, Andrew
Est. 2001 graduating Findlay High School senior who has and Nick, established this fund in memory
This scholarship is dedicated to a Findlay High excelled in art, drama, or music. of their son and brother. This scholarship is
School graduate who has demonstrated hard for a Findlay High School graduate who has
work and high ethical standards in school, extra- Raymond Landes Memorial Scholarship participated and lettered in a sport at Findlay
curricular activities, and life. Est. 2015 High School (preferably football or track).
The Raymond Landes Memorial Scholarship,
William H. Jackson Scholarship Est. 2000 established by the Landes Family, will benefit a The Herbert A. and Clara Rickeard Mahler
This scholarship, established by Barbara Muzy Findlay High School graduate who has achieved Family Fund Est. 2015
and family in memory of her brother, is for a academic excellence and is an active member The Herbert A. and Clara Rickeard Mahler Family
Findlay High School graduating senior who will of school and community organizations. Scholarship was established by Dr. Herbert
pursue instrumental music education. A. Mahler and his family in memory of Clara
Dave and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship Rickeard Mahler. The purpose of this fund is
Ronald N. Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Est. 2004 to assist a Hancock County graduate who is
Est. 2000 This scholarship, established by Marjorie Lodge pursuing a career in the medical field.
This scholarship, established by Shirley (Jenkins) in memory of her husband, is for a graduating
Pettit and is supported annually by the Donnell senior from Findlay High School who has Punk and Martha Mains Memorial
Chicken Barbecue, is for a Findlay High School played golf for no less than two years and who Scholarship Est. 1998
graduating senior who attended Donnell Middle will enroll in a math or science curriculum in L. H. “Punk” Mains established this fund in
School for a least one full school year and college. memory of his wife, Martha. This scholarship is
earned a letter in at least one sport during his or for a Findlay High School graduating senior who
her attendance there. Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship Est. 2009 is a well-rounded student.
This scholarship was established in memory
April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship of Ed by his wife, Donna, and children, James, M. Andrew May Scholarship Est. 1999
Est. 2007 Sally, and Susan. The scholarship supports a This fund was established in memory of Andy
This scholarship, established by Sue Jones college junior majoring in science, math, or by his parents, Mark May and Elizabeth Wood,
Decker in memory of her daughter, is for a engineering. and his sister, Katelyn. This scholarship is for
female graduating senior from Cory-Rawson a Findlay High School graduating senior who
High School who has lettered in two of the wishes to pursue a major in writing, political
following sports: basketball, volleyball, outdoor science, government, or any field of social
track, or softball. studies.

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McComb Rotary Club/Marion Arbogast National Honor Society, and who demonstrates E. D. (Bud) and Jean Retter Scholarship
Scholarship Fund Est. 2015 vision, insightfulness, thoughtfulness, and Est. 1998
The McComb Rotary Club was chartered in compassion. This scholarship, established by Jean Ellis Retter
1929 with the goal of doing what is needed in memory of her husband, is for a Findlay High
for the McComb Community with a focus on Needler Family Scholarship Est. 2002 School graduating senior who will pursue a
education. Made possible by a gift from Dr. This scholarship, established by the Needler major in math or science.
Marion V. Arbogast, this scholarship will benefit Family, is for Fresh Encounter, Inc., employees
a graduating senior from McComb High School and family members who are planning to attend Jon A. Schlueter Fund Est. 2012
pursuing a college education. college majoring in agriculture, agribusiness, This fund was established through the estate
food service management, business, wholesale of Jon A. Schlueter to support scholarships for
Norbert F. Meyer Scholarship Est. 2014 or retail business, or the independent grocer youth and teachers in Hancock County. Born
Fritz and Else Meyer, with the help of family and business. in Defiance, Ohio in 1941, Jon was a graduate
friends, established this renewable scholarship of Metamora High School and Bowling Green
in memory of their son, Norbert F. Meyer, for a John Noble Hockey Scholarship Est. 2000 State University. A long-time resident of Findlay,
graduating senior of McComb High School who This four-year scholarship, established by family Jon owned and operated Mid State Homes.
will pursue a degree in engineering, medicine, and friends, is for a graduating Findlay High
mathematics, or the sciences. School senior who played hockey, received a John Edward Seman Memorial
varsity letter, demonstrates leadership ability, Scholarship Est. 2005
Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship and has good moral character. This scholarship, established by David and
Est. 2006 Lisabeth Seman in memory of their son, is for
This scholarship, established by Bryan and Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine a graduating Findlay High School senior who
Karen Miller in memory of their daughter, is for Medical Scholarship Est. 2009 plans to major in civil, mechanical, electrical, or
a graduating senior from a Hancock County The physicians at Ohio Orthopaedics chemical engineering.
high school who is enrolled in the culinary arts established this scholarship to support
program at Millstream Career & Technology graduating seniors of a Blanchard Valley Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson
Center and plans to pursue additional training in Conference School or Findlay High School who Shoupe Post Grad Scholarship Est. 1995
culinary arts. will pursue a degree in the medical profession Wendene Shoupe established this fund in
including, but not limited to, physical therapy, memory of her husband, a long-time Findlay
Glendora Mills Scholarship Est. 1999 occupational therapy, and athletic training. physician who valued education and lifelong
The Glendora Mills Scholarship was created learning. In 2008, their daughters requested that
in 1958 by Glendora and Bertha Mills, both Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship Est. 2002 Wendene’s name be added to the fund in honor
teachers at Donnell and Findlay High School. This scholarship was established by Mike and of her 90th birthday. This scholarship provides
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Pat for a graduating senior from Findlay High financial assistance to deserving students who
worthy boys and girls graduating from Findlay School who has made a significant contribution wish to pursue graduate or professional studies.
High School, who plan to attend an accredited to his or her school and participates in extra-
college or university as a full-time freshman curricular activities. Gregory James Shrader Memorial
student. Scholarship Est. 2011
Partners In Education Scholarship Est. 2009 This fund was established in memory of
Thomas E. and Patricia (Conway) Moore This general scholarship fund was established in Gregory by his parents, Jeff and Elsa Shrader,
Perpetual College Award Est. 2008 2009 by the Board of Trustees of The Findlay- and his brother, Jonathan. This scholarship is
Thomas E. Moore attended Lincoln Elementary, Hancock County Community Foundation for a senior swim team member at Findlay High
Donnell Junior High, and Findlay High School. to encourage donors to contribute to the School who will be a full-time freshman student
He established this scholarship to benefit a higher education of area youth, without the at an accredited college, university, or technical
Findlay High School senior because of his fond requirements to establish a named fund. school.
memories of this community. Partners at or above $5,000 include:
Greg Miller Memorial Scholarship Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship
Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship Est. 2015
Est. 2007 Roger Renz Memorial Scholarship Est. 2000 The Robert and Clara Shroy Scholarship was
This renewable scholarship, established by Dana This scholarship, established by family and established by Clara Shroy in memory of her
and Kathy Morgan in memory of their son, is for friends, is for a Findlay High School graduating late husband, Robert (Bob) Shroy. This fund will
a Liberty-Benton High School graduating senior senior who displays dedication to basketball and benefit Hancock County graduates attending
who has participated in one or more varsity demonstrates an intense and unselfish style of The Ohio State University.
sports while in high school, is a member of play on the court.
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Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship Glen and Mary Stover Agriculture Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship
Est. 2014 Scholarship Est. 1999 Est. 2006
The Legacy Farmers Cooperative established this This fund was established by the family in This scholarship, established through a gift from
scholarship in honor of the longtime service of memory of this businessman, farmer, athlete, her estate, is for a graduating senior from a
General Manager Jerry Silveus for members and scholar, WWII fighter pilot, and coach. This Hancock County high school who will pursue a
employees of Legacy Farmers Cooperative, and scholarship is for a graduate of a Hancock degree in nursing.
their children or grandchildren. County high school who wishes to pursue an
education in an agriculture-related profession. Jeanette T. and Leo J. Vielhaber
Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Est. 2003 Scholarship Est. 2005
This fund, established by the family to honor this Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established by the family
long-time Findlay High School sports announcer, Est. 2005 to support the development of professional
is for a Findlay High School senior. Family members established this scholarship in therapists dedicated to working with disabled
memory of this young woman who touched children. It supports a graduate of a Hancock
Jan W. Sorgenfrei Scholarship Est. 2015 the lives of many, giving unselfishly of her time County high school who is pursuing an
The Jan W. Sorgenfrei Scholarship was and energy to help others. This scholarship is undergraduate or graduate degree in speech,
established through the estate of Jan Walter for a graduating senior from Patrick Henry High occupational therapy, or physical therapy, with
Sorgenfrei. Mr. Sorgenfrei established this fund School or a Hancock County high school who is the goal of working with children.
to help high school seniors from Hancock and pursuing a degree in education, and is active in
Hardin Counties in need who intend to pursue a their church and community. Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship
college education. Est. 2015
John P. and Nancy K. Stozich Memorial The Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship was
Loren Steiner Automotive Alumni Scholarship Est. 2004 established by former students, friends and
Scholarship Est. 1997 This fund was established in memory of John, family of the late, Pat Wagner. This fund was
This fund was established by Ina Mae Steiner who served his community as an athletic coach, established with the proceeds of the Pat Wagner
in memory of her husband, a teacher of state representative, and Mayor of Findlay. John Memorial 5K in honor of Pat and in order to help
automotive trades in the Trade and Industrial also served on The Community Foundation high school seniors from Arlington or Liberty-
Department at Findlay City Schools. This Board of Trustees. This scholarship is for one Benton High School pursue a college education.
scholarship is awarded each year to an male and one female athlete graduating from
outstanding graduating senior from one of Findlay High School who has played sports for at Lester L. Werntz Scholarship Est. 2006
Millstream Career & Technology Center’s least two years. This four-year scholarship was established by
automotive trade programs. Mariann Dana Younger in honor of Lester L.
The Tent Maker Scholarship Est. 2015 Werntz, a teacher who had great influence on
Ma The Tentmaker Scholarship was established by Mariann and encouraged her love for educating
ry an anonymous donor as an expression of his and mentoring children. This scholarship is for
Jo
Ur
sh Christian faith. The purpose of the scholarship a Mt. Pulaski High School (IL) graduating senior
alit is to provide financial support and mentorship who participated in the band or music program.
z
to career-focused Christians in the secular
workforce. Gene and Margie White Scholarship Est. 2011
This scholarship, established by Gene and
Golden M. Tong Scholarship Est. 2014 Margie White, is for a graduating senior of a high
A long time farmer in Carey, Ohio, Golden M. school located in Hancock County who will be a
Tong established this scholarship through the full-time student at The Ohio State University.
Mary Martha Class of Carey for a graduating
senior of Carey High School, with preference George & Shirlee Whitson Scholarship
given to students pursuing a career in Est. 2012
agriculture. This scholarship was established by the children
of the Whitsons in honor of their 60th Wedding
Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship Anniversary. This scholarship is for a Findlay
Est. 2006 High School student who has demonstrated
This scholarship, established through a gift from good character by volunteering in church
her estate, is for a graduating senior from a and the community and who is pursuing an
Hancock County high school who will pursue a undergraduate degree from the University of
degree in instrumental or vocal music. Findlay.
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Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger
Technology Memorial Scholarship Est. 2002 Scholarship Est. 2010
This fund was established in memory of Nate, This scholarship was established by the families
an instructor at Millstream Career Center
who is remembered for his ability to motivate
of Mariann and Charles’ children, Scott, Paul,
Stephen, and Christopher in honor of the SEED FUNDS
students by establishing a positive classroom couple. The award is for a freshman student at
atmosphere. This scholarship is for a graduate an accredited four-year college or university and Build to endowment over time
of Millstream who will pursue a course of study is renewable for up to three additional years.
which may include construction, welding, Mariann and Charles established scholarships
automotive, engineering, or cosmetology. in honor of each of their four sons in 2007 Seed Funds allow you to start a fund and
and now their children are giving back to gradually build upon it to create a mature
Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial them. Charles was a long-time member of The fully-endowed fund. Your Seed Fund will grow
Scholarship Est. 2001 Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. into an endowment that will let you support
Members of the Woodward family established the charities or causes you choose and will
this scholarship, in memory of their parents, for Younger Family Scholarships Est. 2007 forever have an impact on the quality of life in
a graduate of Van Buren High School who will Charles and Mariann Younger established these your community.
major in agriculture, agribusiness, or nursing. four-year scholarships to honor each of their
four sons. The scholarships are for Findlay High
George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs School seniors who have participated in one or How it works:
Younger Memorial Scholarship Est. 2007 more of the following: a varsity sport, the music
Charles and Mariann Younger established this program, forensics, student government, and The Seed Fund Program can be used to
scholarship in memory of Charles’ parents. This debate. establish any type of endowment fund: Funds
scholarship is for a North Clay High School (IL) • Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship for the Common Good, Field of Interest Funds,
graduating senior who has participated in one • Scott Charles Younger Scholarship Agency Funds, Designated Funds, Donor
or more of the following: a varsity sport, the • Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship Advised Funds, and Scholarship Funds. Donors
music program, forensics, student government, • Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship
make an initial contribution of at least $1,000
and debate.
Cathy Zellner Memorial Scholarship to establish the Seed Fund and then have up
Est. 2015 to three years to build the fund to the required
Le This scholarship, established in memory of minimum endowment level. Minimum
o &V
irg Cathy Zellner by family and friends, will be endowment levels vary according to fund type.
ini
aW awarded to a graduate of a Hancock County A funding plan must be submitted at the time
oo high school pursuing a college education.
dw the Seed Fund is established that includes a
ard
detailed, reasonable approach to raising the
Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship Est. 1994 required fund minimum by a specific date that
This fund was established by Linda, Emil, is no more than three years from the date the
and Brent Ziegler for a Findlay High School fund is established. When a seed fund reaches
graduating senior who will study at an
the minimum endowment level, the fund
accredited college, university, or vocational
school. This scholarship was the first scholarship matures into an active charitable endowment
established at The Community Foundation. fund. Once a fund has reached the minimum
endowment level, distributions can be made to
the causes and charities of the donor’s choice.
Our current annual spending policy is 4.5% of
the average of the ending market values for
the previous twelve quarters.

Contact The Community Foundation office at


419-425-1100 for more information.

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Grant Highlight & Progress Update
COMMUNITY HEART & SOUL
Community Heart & Soul™ reconnects people with what
they love most about their town and translates those personal
and emotional connections into a blueprint that serves as
the foundation for future community decisions. It’s a barn-
raising approach to community planning and development
designed to increase participation in local decision-making and
empower residents to shape the future of their communities in
a way that upholds the unique character of each place.

The region has spoken and the themes for the


upcoming McComb Heart & Soul Statements are: ONE
Lay the
Athletics Library Groundwork
Get organized
Business Parks Create a roadmap
Spread the word

Churches Safety
FOUR
Community Schools Take Action TWO
Explore Your
Mobilize resources
Environment Small Town Follow through
Community
Cultivate Heart & Soul Gather stories
Identify Community

THREE Values
Get oriented
“When a community takes the time to get to know Make Decisions
itself, it gains a sense of identity and purpose that Formalize decisions
informs decisions and planning.” Make choices

Lyman Orton, Founder Develop options

Photos from left to right: Carol Cary, Facilitator at McComb Summit, and Dawn Swain
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Our 2015

DONORS
1st Federal Savings and Loan Association Ruth Ball Angela Briggs
Prakash and Shubha Acharya Robert B. Banchefsky John and Sue Brobst
Aetna Foundation, Inc. Bang a Gong Jerome C. Brooks II
Joe and Jean Alexander Bank of America Byron and Julie Brown
Joseph D. and Maegan J. Alexander Joel and Diane Baringer David W. Brown
Lisa Alexander Robert Barnett Keith and Dianne Brown Ale
Alfagreen Supreme Kimberly Bash Roger and Cynthia Brown cR
ein
William and Karen Alge Jr. Rhoda N. Basinger Clifford Browne ha
rdt
Wayne and Karolyn Allen James S. and Betty J. Bassett Jr. Kathleen Brubaker an
dD
Sharon Aller Michael W. and Mary Sue Baxter Donald S. and Christine M. Bruce ave
Anna Allison Robert and Paula Beach James and Mary Brucklacher He
aly
Paulette L. Allshouse John and Pamela Beall Robert J. and Cynthia S. Brumbaugh
Altria Group Distribution Company Martina Beall Thomas and Deborah Brumley Citizens National Bank
American Association of University Women D. Kay Beamer Linda L. Buckingham Mary T. Clairmont
Eric and Julie Anderson Thomas S. and Patricia Beegle Larry Manley and Cheryl Buckland Michael and Cynthia Clark
Lee and Deborah Anderson William J. and Nancy Behe Rebecca Budrow Clean Team
Robert and Karen Anderson Alan and Brenda Beining Sally Buis Kenneth M. and Jean M. Clemens
Anderson Family Charitable Lead Trust Marjorie Bell Thomas and Ann Buis The Cleveland Foundation
AR Marketing LLC Frank and Susan Bell Chelsea Bumb Bradley Clymer
Larry D. and Litta M. Andonian Robert Bell Patricia Bunge Elizabeth Colatruglio
John and Pauline Andrews Scott and Linda Beltz Carl and Adeline Burbach Sabra P. Cole
Jeannette F. Angle Deborah Benson Carole Byal K.C. and Anni Collette
Antitrust Bureau Frances Besson Robert and Mariann Byrne Lucille P. Collins
Ronald and Brenda Arbogast Todd A. and Dena M. Best C.B. Kelley Co. Sara Collins
Lawrence Arbogast Family Shawn and Michelle Beucler C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall Karen Comfort
Dr. Marion V. Arbogast John K. and Joan M. Bickerton Jeffrey R. and Nichole G. Callicutt Thomas Compson
Arlington Athletic Boosters Edward and Nancy Bickford Gary E. and Jane L. Callihan Robert W. and Cynthia J. Constien
Arlington Local School Anthony R. and Debra A. Bish Doug and Kim Cameron Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Arlington Pharmacy Chris Bishop Camp Fire Northwest Ohio Cooper Tire & Rubber Company &
Arlington School Foundation Donor Gary and Patricia Bishop Phil W. Campbell Employees
Advised Fund James and Cecilia Bishop Sara Campbell Cooper Tire & Rubber Foundation
Paul and Ruthann Armbruster Paul and Shirley Bishop Dan and Elizabeth Candler Linda Coors
Roy and Marcia Armes Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Captive Radiology LLC Robert T. and Dorothy I. Copas
Associated Charities John and Mary E. Boelkens Phillip Caris John R and Constance L. Copeland
Scott and Kelly Atkins Eugene P. and Marguerite Boes Joseph and Michelle Carnes Larry and Shirley Copeland
Atrium Medical Center Jeffery L. and Gaye A. Boggs Brent L. and Tonda E. Carrick David and Carolyn Copus
Automatic Date Processing Inc. Sarah Boisture Leighton and Irene Carrick Glenn R. and Mary Lynn Corbin
Foundation Account Russell M. and Marie J. Bolin Beth Carver Charlotte Corrigan
William and Joyce Avery David Bone Diane Casile James G. and Debra L. Corwin
Nathaniel Aydt Doug and Beth Bonnoront Druie E. and Elaine A. Cavender III Frank and Mary Jane Cosiano
Dana G. and Sharon K. Babcock Tim Wohlgamuth and Trisha Bott Cellular 1 Enterprises Inc. Country Club Acres, Inc.
Timothy A. and Sonja B. Babcock Athur J. Boujoukos Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Inc. Naomi Coutinho
Philip D. and Brenda M. Bader Jeannette F. Bowman Robert and Kay Chesebro Coward, Pinski & Associates
Marjorie A. Badertscher Michael and Carolyn Braddock Susan Chesebro Craig S. and Mary E. Cramer
Stephen J. Bailey Betty Brandman Lynn Child David A. and Lois B. Crane
Randy Baker Kurt and Jolleen Brawley Christian Clearing House Larry and Rindy Crates
Albert and Laura Ball Jr. Brayton Professional Services, Inc. Brian L. and Andrea Christiansen Ann Crawford
Lawrence A. and Lisa Ball Don R. and Carol Bridinger Churches of God General Conference James E. and Carol Crist
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Croghan Colonial Bank Findlay Area Golf Association Glazer’s Wholesale Drug Co., Inc. Betty Hipp
Phyllis J. Crossland Findlay Art League Glenwood PTO Hitchings Living Trust
Crushproof Tubing Co. Findlay City Schools Jack Glick Timothy and Jacqueline Hitchings
Martha J. Cunningham Findlay Country Club Carol Good Cliff and Diane Hite
Kenneth E. and K’etta Curry Findlay-Hancock County Community Ernest C. and Virginia M. Good Kenneth P. and Virginia V. Hofford
Judith E. Custer Foundation Alan and Susan Graf Jr. Jenelle L. Hohman
Thomas and Peg Dailey Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. Jean C. Graham John D. Holladay
Thomas Joseph and Carol Dale-Joseph Findlay Moose Robert and Peggy Grandbois Hollinger Insurance Agency Inc.
Janet E. Darnall Findlay Rotary Club Scott and Jackie Gray Hillary A. Holmes
W. Stanley and Jo Ann Darrah Findlay Rotary Foundation Forward Fund Greater Houston Community Foundation Dennis and Theresa Hooper
David Wilkins Fund of Greater Houston of TCF Karen Grieser Josh and Lisa Houck
Community Foundation Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center Doug and Gena Grismore House of Awards and Shoes
Hon. Allan H. Davis Brent R. and Julie A. Finlay David M. and Karen S. Grogg Barbara J. Hovis
W. Jarman and Rachael B. Davis III First Federal Bank Janice K. Grubb Joan P. Hren
Paul T. and Jane M. Davis First Federal Bank of the Midwest Donald and Linda Gruenemeyer Shartia Huddleston
Roger and Judith Davis First National Bank Brian and Jennifer Gutman Douglas and Cheryl Huffman
Dealer Strategic Planning, Inc. Theodore M. and Emily Fischer Sharon Guyer Gregory and Elizabeth Hull
Dolly Deary Joe and Martha Fish David and Marilyn Hackenberg Merle Hummell
Barbara Deerhake Beverly Fisher James R. and Barb Haddox Hutchison Fine Furniture
John and Amy DeMarsh Michael and Sharon Fisher Fred and Mary Halvorsen Nancy Hutchinson
Ray F. and Lois Ann DeWeese Flag City Honor Flight Larry F. and Linda E. Hamilton Viola Ibarra
Ed and Sue Diebold Flag City Morning Rotary Foundation David J. and Martha J. Hamlin Edward and JoAnne Ingold
Steven C. Brokamp and Erika A. Dietsch- John and Connie Fleming Chris and Mary Beth Hammond Christie Insley
Brokamp Edwin M. and Ethelyn M. Flick Hancock County ADAMHS Board Richard E. Irons
Tasha Dimling Richard and Beth Flowers Hancock County Home Builders Robert and Sharon Irons
Alan and Deb Dishong Flying Quail Chapter Model A Club Hancock Federal Credit Union J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp.
Judith Doby Phyllis Ford Hancock Historical Museum Foundation Jac & Do’s Of Arlington
Daniel A. and Catherine M. Dohnalek Fortunaires Club Charitable Foundation, JJ Hanley James and Ann Jaffe
Donnell Middle School Parents Advisory Inc. Jill E. Hanna Ted and Carol Jastal
Council Mike Foster Lloyd W. and Norma Jean Harlan Gary and Patricia Jay
Daniel and Catherine Donovan Sarah Foster-Bledsoe Lucas C. Harper JDP Ventures c/o Kirk Family of
William and Maile Doyle Fostoria High Twelve Club Richard and Helen Harris Companies
Thomas and Ann Drake James and Kathryn Fox Clara Harrod Duane and Kathy Jebbett
James and Barbara Dysinger William D. Frack Jack and Jean Harshbarger Kevin S. and Pam P. Jenkins
Nancy Dysinger Alice Frankovitch David E. and Mary E. Hartman Darla Johannsen
Easterday Construction LLC Cartha Franks Alan and Sally Hartzell Katherine Johnson
Robert L. and Deborah P. Eatherton Cameron L. and Genna M. Freed Dean Hay Philip and Hon. Kristen Johnson
Robert and Debora Edds Anthony W. and Joanne C. Fuller Nancy Hayes Ramon and Johanna Johnson
John Edel Lynda Gallant Alexis Healy Mary Beth Johnson Christoff
Michael Edie James M. Sturgill and Crystal L. Garcia David and Suzi Healy Keith and Sheila Jolliff
Randall and Roberta Edinger Jerry Brumbaugh and Sherri Garner- Nathan J. and Lisa M. Heath Betty J. Jones
Myra Egbert Brumbaugh Heck Rentals Jeffrey W. and Ginger M. Jones
Martin R. Speed and Janis Eiler Richard Gassman Larry L. and Heather M. Heilman II Creg and Kimberly Jordan
John D. and Kelly L. Erdeljac James M. and Linda K. Gatchell Bryce Heller Kurt and Michele Joseph
Edward and Virginia Erner Gary Gearing Joyce Heller Susan Jost
Martin E. Hanawalt and Jane L. Erner Richard and Barbara Gebhardt Sandra Heller Nicholas and Marie Jurosic
Deborah L. Eschenbacher Robert and Barbara George Thomas Heller Kahle & Associates CPAs LLC
Betty C. Fell Austin and Rachel Gerber Gary and Jane Heminger Warren and Judy Kahn
Phyllis Fellabaum Cathy Gerber Kevin and Sandra Henning Bryan and Ann Karhoff
Jon and Eleanor Fellers Suzanne M. German Jim and Karen Henry David and Joan Katz
Alan B. and Laura J. Ferrell Gilker Shoupe Family Charitable Steven and Bonita Herold Christine Keller
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foundation John R. and Janice A. Hersh Gene and Evelyn Kelsey
Findlay American Prosthetic & Orthotic Robert S. and Donna J. Gillen Dale and Kay Hill Larry E. and Susan R. Kelsey
Centre, Inc. Gilmore, Jasion, and Mahler LTD Harold and Judy Hinkle James and Tracy Kennedy

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Jereme Kent Main Street Deli Inc. Earl E. and Kimberly L. Mills Milton and Carol Peters
Gregory and Kelly Kepner Robert Mains Jerry and Jane Minch Clair Carty and Sheryl Pethers
Key Trust Company, N.A. Jerry and Carol Mallett Mission Possible Richard J. and Kathryn A. Pfeifer
Kathy Jo Keysor Juliet Mancino Keith and Joyce Mohr Ronald and Robin Pfeiffer
Mary Lou Kieffer Marathon Petroleum Corporation Robert and Sharon Montgomery Brenda S. Phillips
Nicholas B. Graham and Timothy A. Kieffer Marathon Petroleum Matching Gift and William J. and Sue E. Montgomery Charles W. and Cheri D. Phillips
Jack W. Jr. and Danielle N. King Volunteer Incentive Program Nancy Moody-Russo Virginia L. Pilstl
Christian Pedersen and Kerry Kirk Jay Marinstein Moore Tires, Inc. Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and
Joseph and Diana Kirk Dawna Martich Dennis and Ann Moore Dietetics
Kolleen Kirk G. Daniel and Lisa B. Martich Family Patricia Moore Jerry and Shirley Pollock
Richard C. and Sabrina K. Kirk Charitable Fund Dana and Kathryn Morgan Nancy M. Powell
Thomas and Betsy Klein George Martich Jane Morrin Robert W. and Catherine C. Pratt
Nan T. Knee John G. and Judith E. Martich Ted R. and Mary Jo Morrow George and Elsie Preston
Matthew G. Kochheiser Ralph and Betty Marvin Del and Donna Morter John Preston
John and Robin Koehler Mary Martha Class Trust II Matt and Amber Moser Darrell and Alberta Prichard
Phillip C. and Marilyn M. Koenig Kristopher L. and Teresa Matre Thomas E. and Irene G. Mosholder Frank J. Jr. and Wanda L. Printke
William and Kay Kose Mattlage Diversified Kenneth E. and Kathleen M. Musselman Proceeds of Bradley Joseph Golf Outing
Donald and Connie Kramp Matt’s Money Makers Matthew and Alana Muzik Proceeds of Cooper Tire Centennial
Gary and Katherine Kreuchauf James I. and Merrill Beth Maurer Linda Myers Fundraisers
Ronald and Marjorie Kruse Nancy E. McCarty Thomas R. and Marilyn J. Myers Proceeds of FHS Alumni Hockey
Gwen L. Kuenzli Richard and Jane McCleary Michael and Bethany Needler Jr. Tournament
Lynn Kuznicki Robert L. McClelland Jerry and Thelma Neff Proceeds of Gregory James Shrader Swim
Linda S. Landes Joyce H. McClintock Dionne K. Neubauer Fundraiser
Gerald E. and Alanna R. Langlois III Richard and Lynn McCord Frederick H. and Carolyn E. Neubauer Proceeds of Pat Wagner Memorial 5K Run
Gary Lannes Larry J. and Judith L. McClure Rod and Barbra Nichols Proceeds of Zach Morgan Memorial 3v3
Douglas and Laura LaPlant McComb Athletic Boosters G. Norman and Patricia Nicholson Soccer Tournament
Kenneth and Pamela Lather McComb Rotary Club Julie Niswander Steven and Carla Prochaska
Midge Lause Jack and Eleanor McCoy Rebecca Noack Judith Pusateri
Spenser LaWarre McDonald Partners, LLC Marilyn Nonnamaker Jeffrey P. and Michelle A. Rachel
Darrel W. Holdman and Georgia Lawson- Michael T. and Melinda L. McGrail Northwestern Mutual David Rader
Holdman JoAnne J. McGregor Northwestern Mutual Investment Services Gerald and Nancy Rader
James R. and Jean H. Lay Patrick and Deborah McKinzie Michael W. and Linda K. Obrien Amanda J. Ratliff
Dean and Karol Lee Jeffery and Tracy McMath Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Larry Ray
Richard and Jeanne Lee Kenneth and Linda McMillan Carol Oken Roger A. Ray
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. Mary L. McMurray Mark A. Oleszczak Bert and Marlene Rayl
Richard and April Lehman Howard G. and Cheryl L. McNish Mary Lou Oliver RCM Architects
Scott and Sue Lehman James F. and Constance F. McStay Jane O’Neil Read for Life
Tim and Charlie Leichty Revanell D. McVay R. Joseph Opperman Ted and Carol Reams
Michael C. Leifheit Jerry and Lori Meckstroth Martha Orabella William and Nancy Recker
Heliodora Lengel Meghin Meckstroth Stephen and Ami Orr John and Kathleen Redman
Todd and Nicole Leslie Lynn and Laura Mercer Orthodontic Associates Ralph and Jo Ann Reeds
Liberty-Benton Athletic Boosters Merrill Lynch Nathalie Osmun Gerald and Janet Reichert
Phyllis M. Livingston Carol Metzger Kylie M. Ostheimer J. Alec and Sandra Reinhardt
William and Margaret Lobb Joseph and Cynthia Metzger Christopher and Dina Ostrander Jeffrey and Kara Reinhardt
Beth A. Loew Michael L. and Christie C. Meyer Dorothy Otis William and Judy Reist
Robert and Linda Lotz Gregory and Elizabeth Meyers Pat Oxley Rettig Family Charitable Fund of InFaith
Thomas and Elizabeth Lovell Norman R. and Marilyn Meyers Anne Pahl Community Foundation
Donald B. Loyd Mile High United Way Carey and Dawn Palmer Kevin and Sandra Rettig
Eric T. Loyd James B. Miles Paragon Management Associates, Inc. Jeffery Richardson
Phillip and Patty Lucas Larry and Tricia Miles Jeffrey Parthemore Russell and Joyce Rickeard
Larry and Sondra Lunn Bill and Gail Miller David and Mary Alice Patrickson Philip and Donna Ridenour
Charles and Peggy Lyon Cheryl Miller Carl J. and Joan Patterson Ridge & Company CPAs
Mackinaw Insurance Group LLC Leslie and Mary Miller Marie L. Peace Jack and Judith Ridge
Charles H. and Melissa C. Mahler Mark and Linda Miller John and Dee Pecoraro Virgil N. and Yvonne I. Riffle
Herbert Mahler George and Pauline Milligan Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Peggy J. Rinehart
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Risingsun First Church of God James L. and Sandra L. Simbro Debra Thomas
Bob and Debbie Roberts Paul C. and Traci L. Sittason Stark Kurt R. Thomas
George O. and Mary Lue Robertson Sandy Slack Richard L. Thomas
Herbert C. Robinson Gerald Jr. and Andrea Slezak John Thompson
Robison, Curphey & O’Connell Betty J. Slough Jack and Margaret Tidd
Kelley A. Robison Bob Ellsworth and Ronda Smith Beth A. Treadway Trust
Christopher M. and Melanie M. Jacqueline Smith Trenton Chiropractic
Roethlisberger James E. and Jill A. Smith Jo Ann Trice
Charles and Peggy Rogers Karen Smith Donald M. and Rosemary L. Trictch
Laura Rogers Robert A. Smith USX Federal Credit Union
Rod P. and Heather A. Rose Roland K. and Carol Smith Harold E. and Donna A. Utt
Larry L. and Stephanie A. Rosenberger II Arlyn and Judith Snyder Frank and Merry Valentin
James and Paula Rosencrans Deborah Snyder Van Buren Youth Soccer
Mark Rossman Elizabeth M. Snyder David and Miriam Vance Ric
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Rebecca Roth Glen D. and Janet E. Snyder Kenneth W. and Sharon G. Vanderwoude rd
and
Reginald and Barbara Routson Gregory and Vickie Snyder Richard R. and Clarabelle Vanhorn Ka
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H. Richard and Carol Rowe, Jr. Andrew Solt Paige Vaupel Zu
Marv and Judy Rower Jan W. Sorgenfrei Alice Velandia nkie
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Linghui Ruo David and Linda Spahr Shelby Veppert z
William and Donna Ruse Donna Spitler David S. and Heidi L. Vickers
Bruce and Lucy Russell Robert and Connie Sprague Abigail Vielhaber Dan and Ann Wilmoth Family Trust
Debbie S. Ryan Jerry and Diane Sprouse John and Marian Vielhaber Marilyn J. Wilson
Eileen M. Ryan Jeffrey and Tammy Stahl Lawrence M. Vielhaber Wintrust Bank
Sachs Family Charitable Gift Fund Stall & Company CPAs Inc. Eleanor D. Volke Shirley A. Winch
Doris Salis William D. and Jennifer L. Stamper Vorst Builders, Inc. J. Theodore and Fritzi Winkeljohn
Deb Salyer Statebank Deanna Waaland Shane A. and Kathryn R. Wion
Barry and Susan Sandrock Nana B. Stauffer Beth Waddell Randy E. and Debra L. Wireman
Anna C. Scarbrough Dorothy B. Stealey Barbara Wagner Ivan and Judy Withrow
Larry and Mary Jo Schaller Marvin and Ann Stechschulte Scott N. Wagner Barbara Wobser
Linda Schlachter James J. and Dyan K. Steffen Wagner Ford Jeffrey and Jane Wobser
Carolyn Schlicher Matt and Jeannine Stegmeier Kevin B. and Lisa C. Walker Helen J. Wolfe
Jon A. Schlueter Bradley Steinman Ann Wallace Russell C. and Ruth M. Wood
Nancy G. Schoonmaker Christine Steinman Scott Wallace James and Karis Woodward
Austin Schulte Dave Steinman Beth A. Wallwey Paul and Patricia Worstell
Jane M. Schultz Robert and Rebecca Steinman Jared and Shonda Walsh Marcia J. Wunderlich
Donald Schurr James T. and Desiree Stephens Walter Bros. Inc. Kenneth R. and Jean A. Wynkoop
Robert L. and Marcia R. Schwab Stickan Family Trust Judy Wardle Dan and Aleta Yates
Dan and Janet Schwartz Emery J. Stickan Jane M. Warren Charles and Mamie Yeagle
Jim and Margaret Scothorn Virginia Stickan Thomas Weaver Christopher and Kathleen Young
Charles Scott Marvin and Marilyn Stinehart David A. and Anna M. Welker Young Men’s Christian Association
Scott W. Miller D.D.S. General Dentistry Shirley B. Stirling James and Carol Wells (Findlay)
SFN Group Eveline P. Stitt Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Charles and Mariann Younger
William Shade Scott J. and Linda W. Stocker Karen Wentz Anita Zeigler
Jeffrey A. and Jane A. Shadle Mark Smith and Phyllis Stover-Smith Western and Southern Life Insurance John and Pam Zelinsky
William and Laura Shaffer Charles and Kim Stumpp Jr. Company Steven and Mary Beth Zerby
James T. Shepard Jr. Timothy P. Sulken Eileen White Adam and Patricia Zickert
Lee Hellmuth and Donna Shoupe Dawn M. Swain Eugene and Marjorie White Emil and Joyce Ziegler
Wendene W. Shoupe Kent W. Swain Phyllis Whitehead Andrew and Melanie Ziemniak
George M. and Alice C. Showers Jason and Jennifer Swartzlander John M. Whitson Mark and Antoinette Ziemniak
Christopher and Terri Shrader Hugh and Sondra Tavernier Marv Wilhelm Michael and Korin Ziemniak
James and Sue Shrader Jimmy Taylor Richard E. and Barbara A. Wilkin Virginia Ziemniak
Jeff and Elsa Shrader Donald and Carrie Templin Jancie Willbur Scott Zimber
Clara Shroy Richard and Betty Tevis DJSM Williams Trust Richard and Karen Zunkiewicz
Victor L. and Kelly D. Siewert Steven L. and Donna M. Thiel Susan Williams Anonymous (18)
W. E. and M. D. Siferd George F. and Ann M. Thieman Stephen and Martha Williman
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About
HANDBAGS THAT HELP
Handbags That Help (HTH) is a women’s giving circle
formed in June 2007 by local women committed
to dramatically improving lives throughout the Handbags That Help
2015 GRANTS
greater Hancock County community. These
women collectively fund significant
grants to charitable projects and
programs and increase philanthropy in $32,500 – Habitat for Humanity of
our community. Findlay/Hancock County
Habitat was awarded a grant to support
What makes HTH unique is that their Critical Repair program. The
members are not asked to do any average home repair costs $3,000,
fundraising. The only thing required which is used for roof replacements,
of a member is a $500 annual hot water heaters, windows, furnaces,
contribution which gives her a single and much more. This grant will cover
vote as to how the pooled funds will the cost of materials and supplies for
12 families over an eight-month period.
be awarded. Group memberships of
The dollars HTH awarded will help keep
two to five women are also available. families in their homes, encourage
ir beautification of neighborhoods, and
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sponsoring organization for HTH. Any woman
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Kr i s t who is interested in joining HTH should contact The $3,000 – Fire Relief Foundation
Community Foundation office or visit the website at The Fire Relief Foundation was given
www.community-foundation.com. a grant to assist the organization with
capacity building. The training Fire
Relief will participate in will address
2015-2016 Handbags That Help Guiding Circle governance, fundraising, board
training, and strategic planning. These
Kristen Johnson, Chair Tasha Dimling, Member-at-Large consultations will combine to ensure
Angela Crist, Vice Chair Pam Lather, Grants Sub-Circle Chair stability and success for the Fire Relief
Donna Ridenour, Treasurer Irene Mosholder, Communications Sub-Circle Chair Foundation’s future.
Suzi Healy, Secretary Dena Best, Program Sub-Circle Chair

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Members of

HANDBAGS THAT HELP

Sharon Aller Angela Crist Sally Hartzell Susan Jost Kathy Morgan Jennifer Stamper
Julie Anderson Carol Dale-Joseph Carol Hauzie Diana Kirk Amber Moser Kim Stumpp
Kelly Atkins Janelle Davie Alexis Healy Kerry Kirk Irene Mosholder Dawn Swain
Lisa Ball Jane Davis Suzi Healy Kolleen Kirk Kathy Murray Marie Swaisgood
Ruth Ball Linda DeArmont Heather Heilman Sabrina Kirk Bethany Needler Jennifer Swartzlander
Kimberly Bash Erika Dietsch-Brokamp Jane Heminger Kay Kose Dionne Neubauer Carrie Templin
Debbie Benson Tasha Dimling Kay Hill Kathy Kreuchauf Rebecca Noack Ann Thieman
Dena Best Barb Dysinger Betty Hipp Gwen Kuenzli Lee Osmun Elizabeth Waddell
Sara Bova Myra Egbert Jackie Hitchings Alanna Langlois Dawn Palmer Alex Wagner
Carolyn Braddock Crystal Ellerbrock Jenelle Hohman Pam Lather Kathy Peiffer Sheree Wagner
Angela Briggs Kelly Erdeljiac Hillary Holmes Sue Lehman Ginny Lee Pilstl Nikki Wagner Matheny
Julie Brown Jana Erner Terri Hooper Charlie Leichty Erin Poling Lisa Walker
Kathy Brubaker Virginia Erner Leah Horne Margaret Malaney Judy Pusateri G. Jeanne Wasbro
Cheryl Buckland Julie Finlay Lisa Houck Ann Malarky Joanne Reeds Karen Wentz
Janelle Busdeker Bev Fisher Nancy Hutchinson Carol Mallett Donna Ridenour Nancy Wilder
Nichole Callicutt Beth Flowers Joanne Ingold Teresa Matre Robin Ridge Susan Williams
Kimberly Cameron Genna Freed Carol Inkrott Tracy McMath Marty Rothey Fritzi Winkeljohn
Lynn Child Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Ann Jaffe Carol Metzger Donna Ruse Judy Withrow
Terry Clairmont Rachel Gerber Carol Jastal Cheryl Miller Mary Jo Schaller Pat Wittwer
Annie Collette Gena Grismore Darla Johannsen Linda Miller Karen Smith Mamie Yeagle
Mary Jane Cosiano Linda Gruenemeyer Kristen Johnson Judy Miller Laurie Spahr Patty Zickert
Lois Crane Mary Halvorsen Ginger Jones Nancy Moody-Russo Linda Spahr
Rindy Crates Mary Beth Hammond Shelly Joseph Anne Moore Tammy Stahl

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2015
GRANTS AWARDED
COMPETITIVE GRANTS
These grants were awarded from the Funds for the Common Good established at The $65,758/one year
Community Foundation. Funding capacity building services so that
Hancock County nonprofit organizations can
Blanchard Valley Health System Findlay City Health Department better achieve their missions.
$28,450/two years $9,102/one year $212,276/one year
Empowering the Alzheimer’s Community: Leveraging funding for a Hancock County Serving over 70,000 Hancock County residents
Skills2Care™ in a Palliative Care Model Community Health Assessment in order to annually through debt service on the Family
Design. obtain up to date data on a wide variety of Center.
issues.
Cancer Patient Services Hancock County Educational Service Center
$15,000/one year Findlay City Schools $35,016/one year
Providing support for an in depth needs $143,984/one year Helping expand the availability of Pre-K to local
assessment for local cancer patients and Helping expand the availability of youth with financial need.
developing a comprehensive measurement prekindergarten-2 to local youth with financial
and evaluation system for Cancer Patient need. Hancock County Performing Arts Center
Services. (Marathon Center for the Performing Arts)
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation $1,000,000/one year
Century Health $65,000/two years Investing in capital for the Hancock County
$9,500/one year Providing support for the Heritage Ohio Main Performing Arts Center.
Supporting a feasibility study to look at the Street Program in downtown Findlay. $1,000,000/five years
capacity for behavioral health philanthropy in Investing in stabilization for the Hancock
Hancock County. Findlay-Hancock County Community County Performing Arts Center.
Foundation
Children’s Museum of Findlay $3,500/one year Hancock Properties Foundation
$35,000/two years Supporting a Collective Impact Summit for $32,102/two years
Funding the Museum Educator position at the community leaders and stakeholders. Hiring a part-time assistant for the building
Children’s Museum of Findlay. $9,000/one year manager at the Family Center.
Supporting the McComb Heart & Soul project.
CHOPIN Hall $10,000/one year Hancock Regional Planning Commission
$15,000/one year Funding a matching grant opportunity to $15,000/one year
Assisting with the purchase of a new freezer and grow the Partners in Education Scholarship Providing support for a Joint Fire District
refrigerator. Fund and other scholarship funds at The Feasibility Study with three townships and
Community Foundation. three villages in Hancock County.
City Mission $10,000/one year
$105,910/one year Providing additional Collective Impact Training HHWP Community Action Commission
Providing support for the kitchen expansion for community leaders and stakeholders. $15,000/three years
and renovation portion of the City Mission $15,000/one year Supporting strategic planning and business
Expansion. Funding a matching grant opportunity to grow management consulting.
the Partners in Education Scholarship
Fund and other scholarship funds at The
Community Foundation.
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Miracle League of Findlay

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Helping construct a special needs inclusive
playground at the Marathon Diamonds Fields.

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teaching in Hancock County.

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Van Buren Community Sports Association
$25,000/one year
Expanding the pathway and building a new
playground at the Van Buren Sportsplex.

Village of Mt. Blanchard


$9,000/one year
Creating a master design for the development
of Hurricane Park in Mt. Blanchard.

TOTAL 2015
COMPETITIVE GRANTS
$3,022,055

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FIELD OF INTEREST GRANTS Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County
These grants were awarded from the Field of Interest Funds established at The $15,727 – General Support
Community Foundation.
Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center
City Mission Miracle League of Findlay $715 – General Support
$3,764/one year $10,328/one year
Providing support for the kitchen expansion Helping construct a special needs inclusive
Blanchard Valley Center
and renovation portion of the City Mission playground at the Marathon Diamonds Fields.
$22,647 – Support, care, and maintenance of
Expansion.
the resident facilities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock
Findlay City Health Department County
$7,898/one year Blanchard Valley Health Foundation
$3,548/three years
Leveraging funding for a Hancock County $9,577 – General Support
Implementing the KidShop program for children
Community Health Assessment in order to with a mental health diagnosis and/or siblings
obtain up to date data on a wide variety of Bluffton High School
and children of loved ones with a mental
issues. $946 – Support of students or graduates
health diagnosis.
of Bluffton High School or any rural high
Findlay-Hancock County Chamber Foundation school in the area wanting to participate
$1,000/one year TOTAL 2015 FIELD OF in international student study programs
Supporting the Hancock Leadership Class through their college, or as part of the Rotary
of 2015 Class Project through mentor
INTEREST GRANTS International Exchange Program.
recruitment for Children’s Mentoring
Connection.
$132,929 Boy Scouts of America, BSAC
$96 - Hancock County Boy Scouts to attend
Hancock Education Fund Grants camp at Camp Berry or National Jamboree
$57,391 in 2015 $980 – General support
See page 58 for a list of Hancock Education DESIGNATED & $1,018 – General support of Camp Berry
funds grants.
AGENCY GRANTS Calvary Baptist Church
Hancock Properties Foundation $1,885 – General Support
$1,000/two years Agency and designated grants are
Hiring a part-time assistant for the building awarded from those funds established to
Cancer Patient Services
manager at the Family Center. benefit a specific organization identified $2,649 – General Support
by either the donor or the organization
HancockREADS Grants itself. CASA/GAL of Hancock County
$10,000 in 2015
$4,215 – General Support
See page 58 for a list of HancockREADS grants. Arlington School Foundation
$1,255 - Support of the enhancement of the
Century Health
Handbags That Help Grants classroom experience and improve the
$3,287 – General Support
$38,000 in 2015-2016 effectiveness of the curriculum for the
See page 42 for a list of Handbags That Help Arlington Local School District.
Chance to Dance Foundation
grants. $1,605 - Support of social studies education to
$848 – Supporting local youth dance programs
present and future Arlington students.

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Christian Clearing House Hancock County Agricultural Society United Way of Hancock County
$1,127 – General Support $2,732 – Perpetuate the activities and to $4,244 – Agency Support
$1,158 – General Support sustain the Hancock County Fairgrounds and $49,910 – General Support
$3,826 – General Support predominantly for the benefit of the Junior
Fair activities in Hancock County. University of Findlay
City Mission of Findlay, Ohio $1,392 – General and Scholarship Support
$571 – Capital Support Hancock County Historical Museum $10,769 – General Support
$2,142 – General Support Association
$377 – Support and maintenance of The Little Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Findlay Art League Red School House, MacArthur Train, and the $1,805 – General Support
$524 – Visual Arts Support Resource Center.
$1,171 – General Support $772 – Support of the Founding Fathers Lecture Young Men’s Christian Association (Findlay)
Series $1,966 - YMCA memberships- to support
Findlay City Schools underprivileged children in Hancock County
$21,686 – General Support Hancock Park District Blanchard River $9,701 – General Support
$47,989 – Funding for the summer 2015 Greenway Trail Fund of TCF
and 2015-2016 school year Early Literacy $332,664 – Passthrough gifts from Eveline Stitt
Mentoring Program. Estates
TOTAL 2015 DESIGNATED
& AGENCY GRANTS
Findlay Enrichment Programs
$596 – General Support
Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
$493 - Support of the Humane Society and the $972,410
rescue, care, and maintenance of cats.
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc. $3,429 – General Support
$1,452 – General Support
$3,515 – Program Support Macklin Intergenerational Institute
$5,525 – Quarterly General Support
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library $21,510 – Quarterly General Support l ers
$477 – Support of the Genealogy Department ica ath
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$1,293 – General Support McComb Public Library k H ound
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$11,186 – General Support $4,284 – Support of programs, services, H se
projects, and capital purchases. Mu
First Lutheran Church
$9,615 – Support of Lutheran Charities Putnam County Homecare & Hospice
$1,657 – General Support
First Presbyterian Church of Findlay
$4,690 – General Support Owens Community College
$460 - Support of Owens Community College
Hancock County Agency on Aging, Inc. – Findlay
$3,755 – General Support
$166,201 – General Operating Support St. John’s Lutheran Church
$166,262 – Debt Service $2,034 – Quarterly Grounds Upkeep

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DONOR ADVISED & SUPPORTING
ORGANIZATION GRANTS
These grants were recommended by the business, individual, or family who College First Church of God
established the Donor Advised Fund, or directed by the board of directors of the $1,000 - General Support
Supporting Organization.
ENGAGE Youth Council
American Red Cross, Hancock County Cancer Patient Services
$1,107 - Youth Grantmaking
Chapter $250 - General Support
$500 - General Support for Hancock County
$500 - General Support Carey Boys 4-H Club of Carey, Ohio
$3,943 - Camp, city, and fair projects
Arlington School Foundation Mary Lou
Steinman Reading Fund Carey Exempted Village Schools
$250 -General Operating Support $2,000 - DECA class summer camp/fall
$1,000 - Grant to help fully endow fund conference
that will benefit Arlington student reading
enhancement programs Carey Exempted Village Schools
$2,000 - FFA misc. camp/conferences, etc.
Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County
$500 -General Support - Annual Contribution Carey Historical Society
$15,000 - Update electric, spouting, garage
Blanchard Valley Health Foundation door, drainage, etc.
$5,000 - Field for All
$5,000 - Armes Family Cancer Care Center CASA/GAL of Hancock County
endowment $500 - General Support
$10,000 -Transport Crib Program
Century Health
Bowling Green State University Foundation, $2,000 - Tree Line Center outdoor garden and
Inc. grounds
$824,130 - Annual distribution to the William D. $5,000 - Patio and pathways at the Tree Line
Frack Division I Men’s Basketball Fund Recovery Center

Boy Scouts of America, BSAC Challenger’s 4-H Club of Carey Ohio


$250 - Friends of Scouting Annual Contribution $1,176 - Camp - City Fair - Projects
$2,000 - General Operating Support
$5,000 - Capital Campaign Christian Clearing House
$1,000 - General Support
CHOPIN Hall
$500 - General Support City Mission of Findlay, Ohio
$1,000 - General Support
Camp Fire Northwest Ohio $1,000 - General Support
$200 - General Funding
Clothe-A-Child
Mount Blanchard Clean Up
$500 - General Support- 2015 Gift
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Findlay Area Youth for Christ $1,200 - W.W. Campbell exhibit and display Items Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis
$500 - Camp Scholarships $1,200 - W.W. Campbell exhibit and display Items Center
$5,000 - General Support $1,467 - General Operating Support $500 - General Support
$3,000 - Three Year Membership in their $500 - General Support
Findlay High School Athletic Dept. Heritage Society $1,000 - General Operating Support
$300 - FHS Swim Team - State Swim Meet $1,000 - General Support
Support Hancock Parks Foundation
$500 - Arbor Day 2015 Trees Patriot’s 4-H Club of Carey Ohio
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library $1,000 - Large, Young Trees $1,729 - Camp - City Fair - Projects
$4,350 - General Operating
Hancock Youth Leadership Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater
First Presbyterian Church of Findlay $2,583 - General Operating Support Cincinnati
$291 - General Support $300 - General Support
$1,000 - General Support Hathaway Brown
$4,350 - Capital Fund $200 - General Support Salvation Army, Findlay
$5,000 - Musical Expense $1,000 - General Support
Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County
Flag City Honor Flight $1,000 - General Support Skidmore College
$500 - General Support $100 - General Support
$5,000 - General Operating Support for Humane Society of Hancock County Fund
2015 Flight of TCF St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
$250 - General Operating Support $250 - Community Dinners
Flag City Honor Flight Fund of TCF $500 - General Support
$250 - General Operating Support Indiana Wesleyan University $500 - Community Dinners
$350 - Ross Hoffman endowment for IWU $1,000 - General Operating Support
Gregory James Shrader Donor Advised Fund basketball $1,000 - General Operating Support
of TCF
$250 - General Operating Support Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation The Armes Family Cancer Care Center
$2,500 - General Support Director's Club Blanchard Valley Hospital
Hancock County Performing Arts Center $22,500 - Lakeside Fund $6,670 - General Support
$500 - Encore Partner
$5,000 - General Support Mazza Enthusiasts, University of Findlay The Kiwanis Foundation of Findlay, OH
$25,000 - General Operating Support $2,500 - General Support $1,000 - Kiwanis Closets Program Support
$300,000 - General Operating Support
Findlay Hope House for the Homeless The Nature Conservancy, National
Hancock County Veterans Memorial $500 - General Support $500 - General Support
Foundation
$2,100 - Veterans Memorial landscape Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation The University of Findlay Advancement Office
improvements $200 - This Grant is to buy children's gifts in $1,000 - Mazza Museum Annual Fund
honor of Ava Guglielmi and Braden Kramer
Hancock Hist. Museum Foundation United Way of Hancock County
$10,000 - General Support Nature Conservancy, Ohio $1,000 - General Operating Support
$500 - General Support $1,000 - General Operating Support
Hancock Historical Museum Association
$250 - General Support Ohio Northern University
$500 - General Support $1,000 - College of Law - Dean's Discretionary
Fund
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United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY GRANTS
Okeechobee Counties The Community Foundation offers a limited number of President’s Discretionary grants.
$1,000 - General Operating Support Discretionary grants fund urgent or special requests that are outside of The Community
Foundation’s various grant cycles. The president of The Community Foundation is allocated
University of Findlay an amount each year. Usually these grants do not exceed $2,500, and are typically smaller
$4,000 - Different but the Same Program in size.

University of Findlay College of Pharmacy Arts Partnership of Hancock County St. Michael the Archangel
$500 - Smoking Cessation Counseling $600/one year $1,000/one year
Providing access to free music in downtown Providing support for the 2015 Backyard Mission
University of Findlay, Mazza Museum Findlay through the Courtyard Concert Series. Trip.
$2,000 - Mazza Museum Artwork Sponsor $2,500/one year
Chance to Dance Foundation Providing a facilitator for the Recovery Home
University of Toledo Foundation $1,250/one year Community Resolution Process.
$100,000 - Rocket Athletic Academic Center Providing student scholarships for the Findlay
Academy of Dance summer intensive The Findlay-Hancock County Community
WBGU-TV, Public Television program. Foundation
$250 - General Support $2,500/one year
City of Findlay Supporting a social return on investment study
Western Reserve Academy $2,500/one year of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
$1,000 - In Memory of Andrew Guglielmi for ice Implementing an Adopt-A-Tree and Neighbor $2,000/one year
hockey program Woods Project in the Old South End Historic Supporting the implementation of a Giving Card
District of Findlay. Program in order to generate excitement and
WGTE Public Broadcasting encourage annual meeting attendees to learn
$250 - General Support Hancock County Performing Arts Center more about The Community Foundation.
(Marathon Center for the Performing Arts)
William D. Frack Donor Advised Fund $1,000/one year Village of McComb
$219,768 - Annual distribution to the William D. Providing partial support for a facilitator for $2,500/one year
Frack Field of Interest Fund strategic planning. Providing an Intern for the McComb Heart &
Soul Process.
Young Men's Christian Association (Findlay) Hancock Historical Museum
$250 - Annual Support Campaign Fund $1,000/one year
$300 - YMCA Scholarships Supporting the Humans of Findlay book project.
TOTAL 2015 PRESIDENT’S
$1,000 - 2015 Community Annual Support $815/one year DISCRETIONARY GRANTS
Campaign
$2,000 - Community Annual Support Campaign
Providing partial support for an overhead
projector for community education $19,000
programming.
TOTAL 2015 DONOR Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church
ADVISED & SUPPORTING $1,335/one year
ORGANIZATION GRANTS Supporting the village clean-up with over 100
volunteers in May 2015.
$1,665,657
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Guidelines for

GRANTSEEKERS
What does The Community Foundation typically fund?
Thinking about submitting a grant Successful applications typically address problems to be solved or opportunities

REQUEST?
to be seized in the Hancock County area. Grant requests should include some
or all of the following elements:

• Programs serving Hancock County residents.


Visit • Programs that make a substantial difference in the quality of community life.
www.community-foundation.com • Programs that avoid duplication of services.
and view the Grants section of our • Programs that demonstrate measurable outcomes.
website. • Programs that help nonprofit organizations build capacity and become
more effective.
Our Guidelines for Grantseekers • Programs that include financial and other strategic commitments from
will give you detailed information other funding organizations.
regarding our grant process. • Programs that expand meaningful civic engagements and build social
capital.
Our Program Officers are also • Programs that address prevention as well as remediation.
available to meet with you and discuss • Programs that acknowledge and respect diversity and help bridge
your ideas, providing guidance differences among individuals, organizations, and communities.
through the entire grant process. • Organizations with fiscal soundness and plans for continuing the program in
the future.
Contact our office at 419-425-1100 • Organizations that demonstrate sustainability.
with any questions you may have. • 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
Please visit systems rather than individual organizations.
www.community-foundation.com to
download the complete guidelines.

Guidelines for Grantseekers | 51


2015
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Findlay Branch AAUW Scholarship Arlington School Foundation Scholarship
Abbey E. Kindler Vanessa R. Rieman

Neil Acharya Memorial Tennis Scholarship Arlington School Foundation:


Jenna E. Burget W.S. (Sherman) & Wanda Alge Family
Scholarship
Herb S. and Cindy Aldrich Scholarship Taylor N. Oates
Kendall D. Newcomer
Arlington School Foundation:
W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Harold “Doc” Castor Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for Ohio Northern University John A. Solt
Jessica N. Borsani
Arlington School Foundation:
W.S. (Sherman) and Wanda Alge Family Dally Family Scholarship
Renewal Scholarship for Ohio Northern Autumn L. Erb
University
Tabitha N. Voglewede Arlington School Foundation:
Dally Family Renewal Scholarship
Findlay High School Alumni Scholarship Corey A. Freed
Colton J. Hamilton Alyssa R. Willow

Eva Kate Cowen Anderson Scholarship Arlington School Foundation:


Brittany R. Gates Cathie L. Solt Memorial Scholarship
Vanessa R. Rieman
Dr. Marion V. Arbogast Scholarship
Aubrey J. Parker Randy Baker Girls Basketball Renewal
Scholarship
Arlington School Foundation: Courtney D. Cramer Kirsten Glick
Arlington Athletic Boosters Scholarship Miranda M. Palmer
Bryce A. Hartman Hunter R. Bernhardt
Courtney A. Stoltz Hannah M. Johnson Albert J. Ball Scholarship
Joseph M. Hammond

Investing in deserving students may be


the best investment a community can ever
make.

52 | The Community Foundation • 2015 Annual Report


Photos from top to bottom (page 52):
Jim Child, Thomas and Wendene Shoupe, Randy Baker, and Erica Miller

Photos from left to right (page 53):


Ian Moser, Sarina Rouholfada, Garrett Maag, Sadie Hickle, Alyssa Miller, and
Joseph Hammond

Scholarship Awards of the Foundation | 53


Shirely Battles Stirling Scholarship Findlay High School Class of 1956 Renewal Findlay Education Association Scholarship
Mariah L. Burkholder Scholarship Erin E. Bloomfield
Rachael Schumm Rebekah M. Shultis Jenna E. Burget
Warren “Bullet” and Peg Kirk Bell Scholarship Victoria M. Terry
Victoria E. Cox Jennifer L. Fell Memorial Art Scholarship
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Katrina R. Combs
Warren “Bullet” and Peg Kirk Bell Renewal Scholarship
Scholarship Adam J. Seitz Alexandria L. Magyar Richard Fisher Athletic Scholarship
Shelby M. Roether Garrett L. Schrum Anna K. Schumm
Eli E. Stacy
Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Scholarship William Clark Foster Scholarship
Daniel R. Bennett Scholarship Dylan P. Conine Samantha E. Fielding Alyssa L. Miller
Madison P. Pierce Hailey N. Ginnever Sadie L. Hickle
Gabriel A. Rader Stephen J. Markley Madison R. Mock M. Margaret Foster Scholarship
Gabriel A. Rader Austin N. Smith Jessica N. Borsani
Joseph R. and Westelle L. Browne Doryin I. Thames Dylan T. Waaland
Performing Arts Scholarship Gail Getway Scholarship
Denise Ruth V. Mojica Floyd J. and Alice K. Curran Renewal Robyn E. Flick
Scholarship
Jack Brown Memorial Scholarship Jacob E. Babione Hannah M. Ball Jean C. Graham Women’s Scholarship
Amelia D. Miller Olivia P. Berry Jesse B. Eckert Sadie L. Hickle
Regina M. Fox Patrick J. Heaston
April Rodeheffer Burbach Scholarship Sam A. Inbody Marie N. Keefe Jean C. Graham Women’s Renewal
Amanda G. Kovaleski Sarah A. Keefe Kiranpreet Singh Scholarship
Eli E. Stacy Olivia P. Berry Lacie Kern
Lora Wiest Burgderfer Scholarship Alyssa R. Willow
Erin E. Bosse Brittany R. Grine Irma Maxheimer Dana Scholarship
Kaelyn N. Kouns Aaron T. Long Julia L. Beccue Beth Bradley Heck Memorial Scholarship
Ashley R. Rickle Skyler J. Sensel Sadie L. Hickle
Tristen C. Spahr Irma Maxheimer Dana Renewal Scholarship
Audrey Maske Elyse McCormick W. Kenneth & Ruth S. Helvie Scholarship
Bobby C. Burrell Golf Scholarship Jordan C. Taylor Emilie M. Bartow
Spencer G. Shoemaker
Richard E. (Dick) Daugherty Scholarship Historic Preservation Guild Memorial
Kathy Carty Memorial Writing Scholarship William Bivens Scholarship
Colton J. Hamilton Mikayla F. Brown
William P. and Pauline J. Deisel Scholarship
James L. Child Jr. Scholarship Christopher J. Ellington L. Frick and Helen M. Hoadley Memorial
Samuel A. Majors Madalynn T. Helmig Scholarship
Mackenzie D. Howard
Findlay High School Class of 1951 Esfandiary-Palte Scholarship
Scholarship Adam D. Siefker John W. Hollington Scholarship
Sarina Rouholfada Sara E. Goddard
Findlay Area Golf Association Scholarship
Findlay High School Class of 1956 Adam M. August Britton B. Jackson Huston Financial Services Scholarship
Scholarship Kiera L. Robinson Nicholas P. Streacker Brandon N. Muehl
Breeann N. Lauer
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Intersil Science and Engineering Scholarship Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship Ohio Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Nicholas W. Jones Samuel A. Majors Ian J. Moser Medical Scholarship
Adam J. Seitz Rasheed A. Ajala
M. Andrew May Scholarship Andrew J. Conner
Earl and Laverne Irons Family Scholarship Colton J. Hamilton
Alexis V. Butterworth Mike and Pat Oxley Scholarship
Arlington School Foundation: Adam D. Lauth
William H. Jackson Scholarship Robert & Helen McClelland Farm Child
Alexis V. Butterworth Scholarship Partners in Education Scholarship
Autumn L. Erb Aubrey J. Brown
Ronald Jenkins Scholarship
Alexis M. Gray Norbert F Meyer Scholarship Fund Roger Renz Memorial Scholarship
Cody A. Franks Grant D. Niswander
Arlington School Foundation: Jordan R. Skilliter
Keith and Shelia Jolliff Family E.D. Bud and Jean Retter Scholarship
John A. Solt Norbert F Meyer Renewal Scholarship Fund Adam J. Seitz
Sam A. Inbody
April Sue Jones Memorial Scholarship Taylor K. Reardon Findlay Rotary Club Scholarship
Kendra C. Tuttle Michaela L. Breece
Erica Miller Culinary Arts Scholarship Victoria E. Cox
Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Faith R. Long
Medical Missions Findlay Rotary Club Renewal Scholarship
Kaitlin Bova Sarah Bova Glendora Mills Scholarship Michelle Flanagan
Kaitlyn Miller Grant D. Niswander Alyssa Willow

Elizabeth Mae Kobeskza Memorial Thomas E. and Patricia (Conway) Moore Jon A. Schlueter County Teacher
Scholarship Perpetual College Award Renewal Scholarship
Griffin S. Rath Scholarship Molly A. Heitkamp
Jesse B. Eckert Stephanie G. Myers
Vance Kramer III Scholarship
Laura K. Kreinbihl Zach Morgan Memorial Scholarship Jon A. Schlueter City Teacher Scholarship
Bradley T. Steinman Ryan A. Headley
Dave and Marge Lodge Golf Scholarship
Suzanne M. Short Zach Morgan Memorial Renewal Scholarship Jon A. Schlueter County Scholarship
Megan K. Peplinski Clarissa Courtney Kara Galvan
Ed Lodico Memorial Scholarship Garrett Maag Justin Phillips
Andrew G. Bishop Needler Family Scholarship Schuyler Turner
Alexander D. Roszman Alexis R. Spoon
Shelby N. Woodward Jon A. Schlueter City Scholarship
Benjamin R. L. Lunn Merit Scholarship Patricia Barreto Elizabeth Crow
Jacob T. Kreinbrink John Noble Hockey Scholarship Zoe Houdeshell Tyler McDonald
Connor R. Curlis Sarina Rouholfada
Punk and Martha E. Mains Memorial
Scholarship John Noble Hockey Renewal Scholarship John Edward Seman Scholarship
Emilie M. Bartow Corey Bern Lucas Karhoff Lindsay N. George
Mitchel C. Perry

2015 Grants Awarded | 55


Dr. Thomas Richard and Wendene Wilson Jeanette T. and Leo. J. Veilhaber Scholarship Christopher Jon Younger Renewal
Shoupe Post Grad Scholarship Alexandra R. Perrault Scholarship
Connor W. Hoban Samuel A. Duling Hannah R. McClellan
Lester L. Werntz Scholarship Shelby Fletcher
Gregory James Shrader Scholarship Molly A. Williams
Alec J. Patterson George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs
Angelica E. Gray Lester L. Werntz Renewal Scholarship Younger Scholarship
Elyse McCormick Jamie N. Bible
Jerry Silveus Agriculture Scholarship
Molly C. Cleveland Gene and Margie White Scholarship George Randolph and Harriet Jacobs
Corrine A. Kanable Younger Renewal Scholarship
Bill Slack Memorial Scholarship Michael T. Roche Paige Krumreich Nathan M. Micklautz
Joseph M. Hammond Kortney S. Stanfield
George and Shirlee Whitson Scholarship
FHS Social Studies Teacher Memorial Stephen M. Christiansen Paul Randolph Younger Scholarship
Scholarship Lindsay N. George
Adam D. Lauth Nathan C. Wilson Trade and Industrial
Technology Memorial Scholarship Paul Randolph Younger Renewal Scholarship
Loren Steiner Automotive Alumni Bryce A. Hartman Boden B. Fisher Kyle W. Hopkins
Scholarship James Rooney
Isaiah D. Carpenter Leo and Virginia Woodward Memorial
Scholarship Scott Charles Younger Scholarship
Mary and Glen Stover Agriculture Lauren C. Wise Rasheed A. Ajala
Scholarship
Kaye L. Wise Mariann Dana and Charles Jacob Younger Scott Charles Younger Renewal Scholarship
Scholarship Rebekah V. Shaffer Brandon Shanahan
Stacy Stover Memorial Scholarship Breeann N. Lauer Amanda R. Campbell
Genna R. Zachrich
Mariann Dana & Charles Jacob Younger Linda B. Ziegler Scholarship
John P. and Nancy K. Stozich Memorial Renewal Scholarship Emma L. Miller
Scholarship Peter Russel
Victoria E. Cox
Thomas M. Ramsey Stephen Dana Younger Scholarship
David J. Hoban TOTAL 2015
The Tent Maker Scholarship SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Christin N. Frommer Stephen Dana Younger Renewal Scholarship

Golden M Tong Scholarship Fund


Lydia C. Stump
Emily L. Schaefer
Nicholas T. Blackburn $278,535
Claire A. Allison
Christopher Jon Younger Scholarship
Mary Jo Urshalitz Music Scholarship Timothy M. Polelle
Shauna R. Nikles

Mary Jo Urshalitz Nursing Scholarship


Hailey E. Buck
Kailey C. Leal

56 | The Community Foundation • 2015 Annual Report


Ten Reasons People Give to

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION


1 We are a local organization with deep
roots in the community.
2 Our professional staff has broad expertise
regarding community issues and needs.

3 4
We provide professional service tailored Our funds help people invest in the causes
to each individual’s charitable and they care about most.
financial interests.

5 We accept a wide variety of assets and can


facilitate complex forms of giving.
6 We partner with professional advisors
to create highly-effective approaches to
charitable giving.

7 We offer maximum tax advantages allowed


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

9 10
We build endowment funds that benefit We are a community leader, convening
the community’s future and help create agencies and coordinating resources to
personal legacies that last forever. create positive change.

Ten Reasons People Give to The Community Foundation | 57


HancockREADS and Hancock Education Fund

GRANTS
Hancock Education Fund HancockREADS
Findlay City Schools Hancock County Educational Service Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
$3,332/one year
Engaging middle school students with high interest
Center (Read for L.I.F.E.)
$6,000/one year $2,325/one year
books by author, Michael Buckley, that teach leadership,
Increasing student learning by providing advanced Integrating Dolly Parton Imagination Library books into
responsibility, initiative and self-direction.
coursework through the Odysseyware Curriculum for tutoring sessions with clients at Read for L.I.F.E.
$3,800/one year
students at the Alternative Opportunity Center and eight
Bringing ideas to life through illustration for local K-3
county school districts.
students with assistance from author and illustrator, Henry
$6,000/one year Liberty-Benton Local Schools
Cole. $3,570/one year
Utilizing puppet-making to foster creativity and motivate
$4,000/one year Implementation of the Engaging Early Readers program
students through the use of art, drama and reading.
Providing opportunities for differentiated learning for for students in kindergarten and first grade.
students at Jacobs Primary School. $4,105/one year
$4,000/one year Liberty-Benton Local Schools Expanding literature options and increasing academic
Leveraging support for the creation of a Reading Room in $1,895/one year achievement through ebooks.
the library at Findlay High School. Expanding literature options and increasing academic
$4,000/one year achievement through ebooks.
Teaching strategies for integrating the arts with students
with Asperger’s, Austism, ADHD and other related
$430/one year
Implementation of the Engaging Early Readers program TOTAL HANCOCKREADS
conditions in order to teach social skills, calming strategies
and confidence and strengthen motor coordination and
for students in kindergarten and first grade. GRANTS
attention.
$5,000/one year
Leveraging support for the Nature Kids Place outdoor
Vanlue Local Schools
$1,204/one year
$10,000
Integrating Orff Xylophones in the music
learning area at Jefferson Primary School.
classroom in order to encourage creativity and
$5,730/one year
build critical thinking skills.
Enhancing the integration of STEM (Science, Technology,
e l
Engineering and Math) learning at Bigelow Hill, Lincoln, tur
t Na choo
Chamberlin Hill, Northview and Jacobs Schools. uc S
$6,000/one year TOTAL HANCOCK c
str on
on ffers
Obtaining supplemental literature designed for ESL ers t Je
students that will support their English language EDUCATION FUND GRANTS l u nte ce a
Vo s Pla
development and learning of content taught in core
classes.
$6,000/one year
$57,391 Kid

Putting together Autism Tool Kits for students in order to


increase speech, language, academic and life skills as well
as increase attention span and focus.

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Hancock Education Fund Grant Committee
Kimberly Bash Laura Finney Paul Moyer Barb Tidd
Mary Ann Culver Teresa Lambert Cassie Ohlrich Jane Vanden Eynden

About Hancock Education Fund


The Hancock Education Fund is a cooperative grant program established in 2001 between The
Community Foundation, Findlay Rotary, and Findlay Rotary’s 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.

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to ensure individuals and families in Hancock County enjoy the benefits of literacy. Many
individuals in Hancock County have difficulty reading, writing, or using the basic math skills
needed in everyday life. The HancockREADS mission is to ensure these individuals can find
the help they need to become successful and to ensure the current and future success of
our children.

HancockREADS and Hancock Education Fund Grants | 59


Power of

ENDOWMENT
The Power of Endowment
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.

These funds are invested so that the endowment continues


to grow forever.

A portion of this endowment is used annually, as a grant,


to support the cause specified by the donor.

An Endowment at Work
During her lifetime, Elaine Schoonmaker created
a charitable lead trust to benefit the community
and take care of her loved ones. For 15 years the
Foundation received regular payments totaling
$150,000. After that time, her family received the
rest of the trust.

Elaine’s gift established the Schoonmaker


Family Fund, a Fund for the Common Good
to meet the ever-changing needs of the
community.

In seven years the Schoonmaker Family


Fund has awarded $40,586 in grants for
important community projects. Today,
the fund balance remains strong at
$178,079, allowing for more good
work to be done in the community
now and forever.
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Finance & Investment

COMMITTEE
Finance & Investment Committee Members are stewards of The Community Foundation’s assets. Specifically, members
review financial statements and reports, safeguard the organization’s assets, and monitor investment performance.

J. Alec Reinhardt Hon. Allan Davis Thomas Donnell John Haywood John Koehler
Chairman

Garry Peiffer J. Michael Wilder Charles Younger Katherine Kreuchauf Karen Smith

The Board of Trustees, working through its Finance & Investment Committee, establishes investment guidelines and policies
for the management of The Community Foundation’s assets. Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) monitors investment performance
of assets held by the following managers in 2015:
• Clear Arc Capital • Huntington Bank • SVP Global
• Edward Jones • JP Alerian MLP Fund • UBS Fund Services Ltd.
• Evanston Capital Management, LLC • Merrill Lynch • Victory Capital Management, Key Bank
• Fifth Third Bank • Pyramis Global Advisors

Finance & Investment Committee | 61


Condensed

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
THE FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Condensed Consolidated Condensed Consolidated


Statements of Financial Position Statements of Activities
As of December 31, 2015 and 2014 For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

2015 2014 2015 2014


Assets Revenue and Support
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 2,414,456 $ 1,520,354 Contributions $ 29,025,058 $ 1,839,024
Investments, at Fair Value 96,038,107 76,863,051 Investment Income 2,991,796 2,121,119
Receivables and Other Assets 180,389 170,638 Realized Gains 71,627 1,426,009
Net Property & Equipment 4,120,013 4,243,350 Unrealized Losses (6,070,466) (124,805)
Total Assets $ 102,752,965 $ 82,797,393 Changes in Value of Split Interest Agreements (67,965) 3,975,265
Other Revenue 455,148 360,072
Liabilities and Net Assets Total Revenue and Support $ 26,405,198 $ 9,596,684
Grants Payable and Other Liabilities $ 366,450 $ 781,908
Remainder Trust & Annuity Payable 182,622 145,626 Expenses
Funds Held for Agencies 4,455,860 4,659,604 Grants $ 3,883,986 $ 1,948,534
Note Payable 2,620,003 2,835,207 Program 1,075,481 1,045,411
Total Liabilities $ 7,624,935 $ 8,422,345 Management and General 320,711 301,145
Fundraising 372,038 397,667
Net Assets $ 95,128,030 $ 74,375,048 Total Expenses 5,652,216 3,692,757
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $ 102,752,965 $ 82,797,393
Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets $ 20,752,982 $ 5,903,927
Net Assets, Beginning of Year $ 74,375,048 $ 68,471,121
Net Assets, End of Year $ 95,128,030 $ 74,375,048

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

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2015 ASSETS BY FUND TYPE TOTAL ASSETS
(in millions)
Donor Advised Unrestricted $103
33% 43%
$81 $83
$71
$63

2015 Annual Report


9%
Scholarship
9% 101 West Sandusky Street, Suite 207
Field of Interest 3% Designated Findlay, Ohio 45840
Agency Endowment 3% (419) 425-1100
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 www.community-foundation.com

Editor
Genna Freed
2015 CONTRIBUTIONS: $29M TOTAL ANNUAL GRANTS
(in millions) Design & Production
Scholarship
All Others 1% AR Marketing
Unrestricted 1% $3.9
Donor Advised
Designated
Printed by
4% 78% Millstream-Kennedy Inc.
16% $2.2 $2.2
$1.9 $1.9
Photography
Lindsay Brown
Louden Photography
Timber & Frame
White Owl Weddings

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