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Ohio Philanthropy News 11/10/2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Stingel Elementary students learn through outreach programs
Mrs. Victoria Gilland's Kindergarten class was able to visit the Little Buckeye Museum thanks to the Richland County Foundation.
Akron’s about to get $20 million in housing
A couple hundred feet up Market Street in an old church, the recently formed Well Community Development Corp. is using a $260,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to amass a $2 million piggy bank for the rehab of nearby homes.
Drivewell empowers drivers with basic car maintenance, repair classes
Karl Laube is a firefighter for the City of Cincinnati, and after seeing a need, he applied for a project grant from People’s Liberty and founded Drivewell earlier this year.
Fire association undertakes $2.7 million capital campaign
Wayne County Community Foundation Executive Director Sara L. Patton said the foundation helped association leaders think through the fundraising profits, and the staff will serve as a “back office,” processing checks and sending out acknowledgements, among other duties, a service they provide to all groups.
1,300 senior citizens “adopted” within 24 hours for the holidays
This year, Humana is underwriting the cost of Besa’s work behind Adopt a Senior; additional partners include Big Lots, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and The Columbus Foundation, among others.

A New Green Future Is Building on Lake Erie
“This kind of initiative would help Cleveland reclaim its place as a major economic and cultural force on the world stage as we build a reputation as a center for advanced energy,” said president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation Ronn Richard.

Donations grant help to purchase Ford Transit for Boys and Girls Club
Donations for the van came from several members of the community including: Tami and Larry Christensen, Walt and Karen McNutt, the Dayton Foundation, Mike Mohl, David and Colleen Williams, Richland Federal Credit Union, Libby and Randy Berndt, Shandon Erickson, Wade and Cheryl VanEvery, Action Auto, Eagle Country Ford and Gary and Karen Schoepp.

Richard and Emily Smucker pledge $15 million to Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra board president Richard Smucker and his wife, Emily, have pledged $15 million to the orchestra to fund artistic and education programs, with an emphasis on programs for young people.

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