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Do You Know Our Board of Trustee Member Lee Tasseff?

August 28, 2019

CEO You Should Know Lee Tasseff

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Do You Know Our Board of Trustee Member Dr. Norman Jones?

August 21, 2019

CEO You Should Know Dr. Norman Jones

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Women's Fund Accepting Applications

August 19, 2019

The Women Fund of the Richland County Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that support women and girls.

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Foundation Board of Trustees Awards Over $300,000 in Grants

August 14, 2019

The board awarded over $300,000 in grants during its August board meeting.

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What’s Going on with Mansfield Rising?

By Allie Watson   |  August 8, 2019

You’re not the only one wondering What’s Going on with Mansfield Rising? The short answer is, “We’re working on it.” The 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 Mansfield’s positive trajectory. The nitty-gritty wasn’t included but is now surfacing.

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An Outdoorsman, Businessman, and Family Patriarch is Memorialized with a Fund  

August 6, 2019

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.

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Do You Know Brady Groves?

July 16, 2019

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

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Compassion In Action Fund

By Maura Teynor   |  July 9, 2019

They invested the financial resources from the nonprofit to focus on making grants to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities.

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Honoring An Industry Leader

By Maura Teynor   |  June 11, 2019

Sandy Mazur/Spherion Excellence in Leadership Scholarship, Beth DeLaney said the franchise owners wanted to do something special to honor Sandy when she retired. “She was a blessing to all of us. We presented the new fund to her during an annual meeting in California,” said DeLaney.

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Local Couple Supports Law Enforcement

May 7, 2019

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 Sheriff’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.

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A Beloved Swim Coach is Remembered

By Maura Teynor   |  March 27, 2019

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.

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Patricia Maxwell Scholarship Fund

March 12, 2019

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.

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Doug Castle Legacy Fund

March 5, 2019

Doug Castle Legacy Fund

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Mansfield Rising Plan Rolls Out

By Maura Teynor   |  February 28, 2019

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.

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The Remy-McCollough Family Trust

By Maura Teynor   |  February 26, 2019

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.

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Jana and Pat Mulherin Fund

By Maura Teynor   |  February 20, 2019

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."

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Christ Lutheran Church of Lexington Sets Up a Scholarship Fund

February 13, 2019

Christ Lutheran Church of Lexington Scholarship Fund

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Summertime Kid Grants Available

January 15, 2019

We are accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for our Summertime Kids (STK) grant program. The program grants are for nonprofit agencies to provide safe, fun-filled activities for Richland County children during the summer months.

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Local Residents Can Apply for Scholarships Online

By Maura Teynor   |  January 2, 2019

The Richland County Foundation announces its college and trade school scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available online at

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Foundation Welcomes a New Community Investment Officer

By Maura Teynor   |  December 14, 2018

Siera Marth has been named the community investment officer at the Richland County Foundation.

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Community Foundation approves the Mansfield Rising Plan (SXSW419)

December 12, 2018

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved a plan to invest in downtown Mansfield called Mansfield Rising during its December meeting.

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The Next Level of the Osborne Meese Academy

By Allie Watson   |  December 4, 2018

When local nonprofits are operating at an optimal level, grants made by the Richland County Foundation make the most impact.

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What if we all gave on the same day?

By Maura Teynor   |  November 1, 2018

Close to 70 nonprofit organizations are participating in Richland Gives this year. Last year a community of donors contributed over $200,000 on the day of giving. #RichlandGives

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Foundation Seeks  Partners to Improve Downtown  Mansfield

By Allie Watson   |  October 30, 2018

The Richland County Foundation has embarked on a new and exciting path to fund investment in Downtown Mansfield. It started with an idea to send 15 individuals who live, work, and play in the city to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin, TX.

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See Tomorrow's Ideas Today

By Maura Teynor   |  September 21, 2018

Richland Idea Audition

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Would you like to work at the Richland County Foundation?

September 5, 2018

We have a job opening for a Community Investment Officer.

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Richland Gives Registration is Open

By Maura Teynor   |  August 9, 2018

Registration is open to Richland County nonprofit organizations for Richland Gives, a day of giving, hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is free but nonprofits must register each year to participate via Registration will close October 30.

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Local teachers receive grants for classroom projects

By Maura Teynor   |  July 31, 2018

Foundation awards grants to local teachers Foundation awards grants to local teachers MANSFIELD – The Richland County Foundation awarded $57,493 in educational program grants for the upcoming school year to local teachers for their creative or supplemental programs not covered by school funding. The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms. The following grants were selected by a committee comprised of Richland County Foundation board members, teachers and community volunteers.

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How to Give Following Tax Reform

July 18, 2018

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act (Tax Reform) almost doubles the size of the standard deduction from $6,350 to $12,000 for single taxpayers. For couples filing jointly the standard deduction increases from $12,700 to $24,000. so what are your options for charitable giving? IRA rollover, Charitable Gift Annuity, tax bunching are options you should discuss with your tax professional.

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