Marion Community Foundation awards more than $250k to area students

Marion Community Foundation has announced more than $253,000 in awards to 118 Marion area high school seniors and graduates in its 2016 Scholarship Program. “It is our honor to award more than a quarter million dollars to local students and help them further their education and career goals,” said President and CEO Dean L. Jacob. […]

Community Foundation opens application period for college scholarships

Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Scholarship Program is now underway for area high school seniors and graduates.  The Foundation’s scholarship program, which has grown exponentially since its first award in 2000, now includes more than 75 funds. In 2015, scholarship funds generated 185 awards to 134 Marion area students – exceeding $339,000. “In just the last […]

Marion Community Foundation announces creation of eight new funds

Local donors, including Marion’s “favorite daughter,” Mary Ellen Withrow, have created eight new funds at Marion Community Foundation in the past month.  This brings the total funds in the Foundation’s portfolio to 210.  The new funds include scholarships, organizational endowments, donor advised funds, and unrestricted funds. Withrow, who served as the 40th Treasurer of the […]

Faced with overwhelming amount of requests, MCF issues over $700k in grant awards

From recovery services to robotics, community revitalization, economic development, health equity and more, Marion Community Foundation seeks to move Marion forward by supporting 36 innovative programs via the 2015 Community Grants Program. According to Foundation president and CEO, Dean Jacob, more than $710,000 in grants have been awarded in this year’s grants cycle to 30 […]

Dunn, Voll join board of Marion Community Foundation

Two new members have been welcomed to the Marion Community Foundation Board of Directors, announced president and CEO Dean L. Jacob.  The new board members include Jeremy Dunn and Fran Voll.  These new members bring the board to its full complement of 15 members. Jeremy Dunn, a Marion native, graduated from Pleasant High School in […]

Art show to feature result of Boys & Girls Club, Fine Art Society project

Since last fall, the Mid-Ohio Fine Arts Society (MOFAS) has been teaching specific art techniques to members at the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. The results of those classes, which included 3-D shapes, Zentangle, and cartooning, will be put on display at Marion City Hall. The classes started after MOFAS applied for and […]

Marion Community Foundation earns national re-accreditation

Back in 2008, just as Marion Community Foundation was celebrating its 10th birthday, it received the “gift” of National Standards accreditation. “It wasn’t exactly a ‘gift,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO, “because everyone affiliated with Marion Community Foundation worked extremely hard to meet these high standards for philanthropic excellence; but, the timing of the […]

Marion Community Foundation hires Stevenson as Communications Manager

Lori S. Stevenson has been selected to fill the new position of Communications Manager at Marion Community Foundation, announced Dr. Charles Garvin, Board of Directors chairman. “We are pleased to welcome Lori, although she is by no means new to Marion Community Foundation,” said president and CEO Dean L. Jacob. “She has served as our […]

Marion Community Foundation offering over $700k to local programs

Marion Community Foundation’s annual Community Grants Program will award more than $700,000 to local nonprofit organizations.  The online application is currently open,  now through July 20. “We are looking to support organizations that have a vision and action plan to move Marion forward,” said Dean Jacob, Marion Community Foundation president and CEO. ”It is the […]

4 students award prestigious Wopat Scholarships as Foundation doles out $340,000 in funds

As many seniors make plans to celebrate graduation, the Marion Community Foundation adds to the excitement by announcing the recipients of its 2015 Scholarship Program.  Marion Community Foundation has awarded $339,450 from 77 funds to 134 local students. Awards were made to local students from 10 area high schools and 23 colleges. “We at Marion […]