We are built for this. That was my response to a reporter who asked how the Richland County Foundation was going to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in Richland County.
With most of the corporations that provided financial support and volunteer board leadership to the non-profit sector now having been gone for decades; what is the new reality of philanthropy in Ohio in smaller legacy cities?
Katy Ault Phillips was a very giving person and now a memorial scholarship fund has been set up to remember her. Katy passed away in 2012 at the age of 30 from melanoma.
Brigette Burnell and her husband, Scott Evans, like to include their children in the conversation about why giving is important.
Longtime Shelby residents Michael and Tina Bennett wanted to do something to give back and help their community. That was their motivation in establishing a donor-designated fund to benefit Shelby Help Line Ministries at the Richland County Foundation
Allie Watson, Senior Community Investment Officer, accepted the Richland County Regional Planning Commission’s Planning Excellence Award for the Mansfield Rising Plan on behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the SXSW419 team.
(Photo: A Richland Gives Leader Board Watch Party was held at Idea Works in Mansfield December 3 to celebrate the donations raised online by 92 Richland County nonprofit organizations.) Richland Gives, an online giving event hosted by the Richland County Foundation, raised $316,049 for 92 Richland County nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2015, Richland Gives has raised $1,041,049.
(Photo: Women's Fund Advisory Committee; L to R front row: Susan Gentille, Jodie Dees, Lori Sjostedt, Heidi Jones, Edie Humphrey, Deanna West-Torrence, Kristine Lindeman; second row; Brigitte Coles, Carol Payton, Jill Haring, Linda Smith, Krist
The Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society wants to make sure the historical prison is around forever. That is why the Executive Director and the Board of Directors recently established an endowed fund to benefit the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society. The Mansfield Reformatory, also known as the Ohio State Reformatory, was saved from the wrecking ball by a small group of local historic preservationists in 1994.
The Third Street Family Health Services established two funds with the Richland County Foundation to help it meet its long-term strategic goals. (Photo left to right: Chief Financial Officer Barbara Sullinger, Chief Operations Officer Nicole Williams and CEO Jared Pollick)
The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation is accepting nominations for the JoAnn Dutton Volunteer Community Service Award. The award celebrates and honors women leaders who devote a significant amount of time and energy in a meaningful
Richland County nonprofit organizations can register for Richland Gives, the local day of giving hosted by the Richland County Foundation. Registration is free but nonprofits must register each year by October 31. To register click here.
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The Women Fund of the Richland County Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that support women and girls.
The board awarded over $300,000 in grants during its August board meeting.
Youâ€™re not the only one wondering Whatâ€™s Going on with Mansfield Rising?The short answer is, â€śWeâ€™re working on it.â€ťThe long answer is there are meetings upon meetings discussing the nitty-gritty details not found in the 68-page plan. The Mansfield Rising Plan includes overviews of 39 projects and programs to help continue downtown Mansfieldâ€™s positive trajectory. The nitty-gritty wasnâ€™t included but is now surfacing.
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Patricia Adair, wife of Brian Arthur Adair, along with their children, Katherine Adair Truitt, and Matthew Adair, established a donor-advised fund as a way to memorialize him. Brian passed away unexpectedly in February following a brief illness.
Brady Groves is the President of the Richland County Foundation. He recently sat down with iHeart Radio's Aaron Hines for an interview for the program: The CEO You Should Know. Take a listen https://ihr.fm/2NXOqI8.
They invested the financial resources from the nonprofit to focus on making grants to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.
Sandy Mazur/Spherion Excellence in Leadership Scholarship, Beth DeLaney said the franchise owners wanted to do something special to honor Sandy when she retired. â€śShe was a blessing to all of us. We presented the new fund to her during an annual meeting in California,â€ť said DeLaney.
Merris and Jean Welge have always had an interest in helping law enforcement in any way they can. Over the years, they have donated to police and veteran funds, including the Buckeye Sheriffâ€™s Association and the Washington Memorial. The Richland County Sheriff's Office Fund they set up this year is the most recent donation of their time, money, and effort.
Jim and Nancy Shoenfelt along with a group of family and friends recently established the Steve Shoenfelt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Steve was Jim and Nancy's son who passed away unexpectedly last November.
The Patricia Maxwell Scholarship Fund was established to award scholarships to Ontario High School graduates with learning disabilities to further their education at a trade school or college.
Downtown Mansfield has been on a revitalization path since 1991 when the Richland Carrousel Park opened. During the planning, many people in the community scoffed at the idea that a wooden carrousel could improve downtown. Twenty-eight years later, many would agree it was a fantastic idea. The vision is for Mansfield to become an optimal place to conduct business, gather and live. This vision can be achieved through five key areas: effective land use, wayfinding, technical assistance for business, branding, and marketing, and safety.
Life's circumstances, experiences, and fortunes inspired David and Therese Remy to give back to their community. They established The Remy-McCollough Family Trust at the Richland County Foundation in memory of his parents.
Jana and Pat Mulherin recently established a donor-advised fund at the Richland County Foundation. When asked why they did it, they both replied, "We want to continue to give back to our community. There are a lot of positive things happening."
Christ Lutheran Church of Lexington Scholarship Fund