2012 Recap - Greater Fostoria Community Foundation
In 2012, the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation added a new fund, received special donations in honor of and in memory of several individuals, and awarded grants totalling over $231,000. Thank you for supporting your community!
GFCF Announces 2013-2014 Officers & New Trustee
The Board of Trustees of the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. recently elected two new officers for 2013-2014: Bridgett Mundy, President and Chris Widman, Vice President. Aaron Smith will continue to serve as the Board Treasurer and Executive Director Michele Cochran will serve as the Standing Secretary of the Board. Additionally, Chris Posey has been elected to serve as a Board Trustee.
The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation recently distributed three grant awards totaling $112,000: 1) $85,000 to the Geary Family YMCA from the Miller Family Donor Advised Fund for additional work on fields 4 and 5 at Foundation Park including fencing, new dugouts, warning track, seeding and more; 2) $23,000 to the Geary Family YMCA from the Miller Donor Directed Pooled Fund for sealcoating parking lots and driveways at Foundation Park; and 3) $4,000 to Good Shepherd Home toward the purchase of a car transfer simulator and a driving simulator.
Table sponsor reservations are now being taken for the 12th Annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza, which will be held Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom, Ohio. This has become the "must-attend" party of the winter in support of the Foundation's operating mission. This year, we're featuring live music by the Paradise Island Band! To assure table sponsorship and preferred seating, please send your RSVP early! For more details, see:
Thank You to Foundation Park Auction Donors
Thank you to the donors and winning bidders who helped make the October 4th Foundation Park Hog Roast & Benefit Auction a success! All net proceeds of this event will support maintenance and renovation efforts of Foundation Park, formerly known as Meadowlark Park.
GFCF Awards $12,900 To Three Organizations
The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation recently awarded $12,900 to three area non-profit organizations who submitted grant applications for consideration this spring. ** The City of Fostoria received a $4,700 grant from the Miller Donor Directed Pooled Fund and $4,700 from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund. The grants will be used to purchase a lift to aid persons with disabilities in and out of the pool, and a new set of steps for ease of access. Both are required to bring the pool into ADA compliance. The grant will also replace umbrellas on the lifeguard chairs and concession stand tables. ** The Ritz Theatre Teen Thespian Guild received a $2,500 award from the Miller Family Donor Advised Fund. The RTTG is open to students in grades 9-12 that are interested in acting and creative expression. They participate in all areas of theatre including mainstage and backstage. ** F.A.C.T. received a $1,000 grant from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund to provide financial assistance to patients in Fostoria for out-of-pocket cancer-related expenses that are not covered by insurance or another source.
GFCF Awards $25k to YMCA For Park, Makeover Coming
The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation (GFCF) awarded the Geary Family YMCA $25,000 to assist in the maintenance of Foundation Park, formerly known as Meadowlark Park. The YMCA recently signed a lease with the City of Fostoria to operate the park. In addition, the GFCF has committed to significant funding and fundraising for major capital improvements at the park. We encourage donations to the "Greater Fostoria Area Community Involvement Fund" in support of the park renovation project. Thank you for your help in preserving one of Fostoria's fine community assets!
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