Ohio Philanthropy News - May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Bloch Family Foundation doubles down on Saint Luke's with new $13M gift
The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation committed $13 million to the Saint Luke's Foundation on Thursday.
Ten local students receive Mr. and Mrs. William Block, Jr. Scholarship
The Toledo Community Foundation manages the Mr. and Mrs. William Block Jr. Scholarship fund.
Energy investment brings hope of investment in rural Ohio
Cara Dingus Brook, president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, has advocated for power generation and energy investment in Appalachia.
Funds coming in for track
Sidney High School Principal Brent Sukut said fundraising has included $100,000 from an anonymous donor, $25,000 from the Dayton Foundation and up to $300,000 in matching funds from the Walton Foundation.
AEP Ohio awards economic assistance grants
“By investing in new workforce and economic development programs locally, we hope to spur job creation and opportunities for the communities we serve,” said Tim Wells, manager of economic and business development for AEP Ohio.
Galion honors veterans with banner project
Amy Vaughn, program manager for the Community Foundation for Crawford County, said they have donated $1,040 to the Galion Historical Society for the project.
Prosperity for All: Easterseals' innovative poverty-reduction program to expand
Easterseals and Cincinnati State will announce this afternoon that United Way is awarding $212,000 to expand Prosperity for All to serve 50 local families.
Community garden continues to thrive in Marblehead
Today, the St. Paul Community Garden, which has been dedicated to the late Dick Arn’s memory, is thriving thanks to a grant from Ottawa County Community Foundation.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture names Jill Paulsen interim CEO
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's board has tapped Jill Paulsen — currently the agency's second in command — as its interim CEO and executive director.
Bike Share opens for season
The City of Barberton and the Barberton Community Foundation announced the opening of the Barberton Bike Share in coordination with National Bike Month.
Bryan High students receive more than $2 million in scholarships
Of that money, $116,450 came from Bryan Area Foundation scholarships.
Community awards students
The Dayton Foundation gave $7,500 to Ben Brodhead and Emily Skogen.
Berlin Heights resident awarded grant for poetry
David Sapp is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.

KeyBank invests $500,000 in United Way of Summit County to help Akron Public Schools
"We are thrilled to partner with the United Way and Akron Public Schools on the College & Career Academies and wraparound services," Timothy Burke, KeyBank Akron market president.
Accolades pour in for Centerburg High School senior class
Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County board member John Lambert and Executive Director Sam Barone were on hand to present 32 individual scholarships.
STEM Middle School students design 'Tween Space' for Akron-Summit County Public Library
Funds were also awarded by Akron Community Foundation, Sherwin Williams and Shaw Contract, as well as individuals.
L Brands holds title in fight against breast cancer
“Together we are making a lifesaving impact in the communities where our associates live and work,” said Janelle Coleman, President of the L Brands Foundation and Vice President of Community Relations for L Brands.
$44,000 in grants awarded by Cleveland Jewish teens
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland's 2017-2018 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel has recommend $44,000 in grants be given to 14 area organizations.

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