Birthdays, Anniversaries, Celebrations…. oh my!

  • Posted by cindy sue gepfert
  • On October 30, 2017
The Foundation is popular with families who favor giving in honor of anniversaries, birthdays, and celebrations as well as memorial gifts. Over the past several of years, Annita Meyer and Larry Woods have contributed to the Foundation more than a dozen times. “We like the management of the Foundation, the diversity of its funds, and […]
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FOUNDATION CORNER, SEPTEMBER, 2017

  • Posted by cindy sue gepfert
  • On October 27, 2017
By Eric Shisler 373 billion. No, that’s not next week’s Powerball jackpot. That’s the 2015 record-high amount representing personal philanthropy in America – giving from individuals through bequest and family foundations.   Of the money donated in 2015, this amount accounted for 87% of donations, according to Giving USA Foundation. A reflection of a truly […]
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Glennon Doyle visited Columbus

  • Posted by cindy sue gepfert
  • On August 29, 2017
More than 1,300 church and community members attended the August 20, 2017  “A Conversation with Glennon Doyle” event presented by the Burkhart Center and the Upper Arlington Author Series. Glennon, a popular author, blogger and speaker, addressed numerous topics including  parenting, community, social justice and compassion. This event was partially funded through a grant from […]
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Dress for Success

  • Posted by cindy sue gepfert
  • On July 17, 2017
First Community Foundation awarded a grant to Dress for Success for their Employment and Retention Programs. This program assists the clients with their physical appearance as well as other professional and behavioral preparations expected in the workplace, including Interview Suiting, Employment Suiting and Employment Retention programming. Dress for Success has supported over 10,000 women in […]
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FOUNDATION CORNER, JULY, 2017

  • Posted by Foundation
  • On June 27, 2017
By Eric Shisler June 1 was a beautiful day. Imagine an ideal, sunny day, not too hot nor a threat of rain. The grass was lush, the sky blue and the appreciation was at all-time highs. The what?! The First Community Foundation held its annual Appreciation Luncheon at Scioto Country Club on June 1. This […]
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PLANNING SESSION

  • Posted by cindy sue gepfert
  • On June 27, 2017
With over 100 funds in the foundation, the Board of Trustees is working hard to establish and maintain relationships with the advisor(s) of each fund. A September 2017 event is planned to update the advisors on the use, purpose and management of their fund. (Foundation Board Members, L-R: Bob Dana, Darian Torrance, Lynne Ayres, Phil […]
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GLENNON DOYLE

  • Posted by Foundation
  • On June 27, 2017
Get into the Conversation! A Conversation with Glennon Doyle will be presented as a partnership of the Burkhart Center and the Upper Arlington Author series. The Foundation was an early supporter of this important event. Use the link below to get more information and to buy your tickets.  Interest is very high and we expect […]
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NEW MATTRESSES FOR AKITA

  • Posted by Foundation
  • On June 5, 2017
(Grant #20160035 – $15,949 – Bill and Frannie Pickering Memorial Fund #54222) In mid-April, the old mattresses from the hillside cabins at Camp Akita were hauled away and the new were delivered. Thanks to our maintenance crew at Akita for their labor of love. The objective of this grant to replace all of the camper […]
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