Donor Advised Funds

This type of fund is one of our most appealing charitable vehicles. Donor Advised Funds make possible several options, such as making a charitable gift now, making suggestions regarding which charities you would like to support, setting up a fund through your will/estate and naming certain people as advisors to your fund. Donors receive both tax and philanthropic benefits in a simple format with a high degree of flexibility.

John and Marcia Baughman Family Fund – To benefit St. Mary of the Assumption Church’s (Lancaster, Ohio) special liturgical operating fund, “For the Honor of God;” the Ohio University Foundation (Athens, Ohio) via the Baughman Family Scholarship Fund at OU-L; the Fox Family Y’s (Lancaster, Ohio) Partner for Youth Fund, and the Fairfield County Foundation’s Ambassadors' Fund.

Blue Label/One Write Fund – This fund shall be used for the purpose of benefiting the residents and organizations of Fairfield County.

Christian Stewardship – To provide financial assistance for charitable causes, not exclusively, but with an emphasis on, supporting Christian-based efforts such as evangelism, missionary support, and providing for the needy both within and outside Fairfield County.

Allison Lynn Conover Memorial Fund – To assist families with ill children from Pickerington and surrounding communities; to make monetary donations to hospitals (Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Pediatric Resident Scholarship Fund) and to give tangible items to the hospital to benefit patients and families that are currently residing there; and to match a dance scholarship for a student at the Judy Dollenmayer Studio of Dance.

Donley Family – Distributions shall be made primarily to charitable organizations that provide services primarily in the area of Pickerington or Violet Township.

Charles and Diana Eversole Family – To provide an ultimate benefit to the people of Fairfield County, Ohio, for public, charitable and educational purposes, with special consideration given to the Fairfield Heritage Association and matching funds to the Fairfield Medical Center Foundation.

Hubie and Jenny Eyman Memorial – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes to provide an ultimate benefit to the residents of Fairfield County.

Lorelei and David Gibbs Family – To support charitable organizations.

Great Commission – To support charitable organizations and to further the teachings of Jesus Christ, whether local, national or worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Lancaster-Sherman Fred & Margie Hatcher Endowment – To support the needs of the Lancaster and Fairfield County community.

Harcum Family Fund – To provide financial assistance for charitable organizations.

Heiber Family – To be used for public, charitable and education purposes to provide an ultimate benefit to the residents of Fairfield County.

Lloyd F. and Diann L. Helber Fund – To provide funds for charitable purposes.

Jackson Family – To provide charitable programs which will aid the children and aged of Fairfield County and Bloom Township.

David L. Johns – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes for Fairfield County.

Jennie L. Johns – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes to provide ultimate benefit for the people of Amanda, Ohio.

Robert C. Kalish Memorial Youth Park Program – To provide funds for summer youth camp program for fourth and fifth graders attending Liberty Union-Thurston School District, or who reside in the school district, at no charge to the child.

The Magpie Fund - Maggie Grace Lyons Memorial – To provide scholarships to Fairfield County students (up to age 21) whose siblings have special needs and/or have severe medical issues. Scholarships can pay for college, camps, classes (i.e. art, music, etc.).

Jayne and Jim McGill Family – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes to provide an ultimate benefit to the children in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Terry A. McGhee/Sally J. Grimm Community – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes.

Mowry Family – To be used for public, charitable and educational purposes to provide an ultimate benefit to the people of Fairfield County.

Ninety One: One Foundation Fund – For the purpose of benefiting the residents and organizations of Fairfield County.

Norman Family – For public, charitable and educational programs that will benefit projects in, and for the people of, Fairfield County.

Joe Ogilvie – To benefit Duke University, The Inner City Educational Foundation, and grants for educational endeavors in Fairfield County and elsewhere.

Lauryn "Lu" Oliphant Memorial Fund – To provide grants to benefit the residents of Fairfield County or those organizations supported by the Donors and/or to award scholarships to students graduating from Pickerington High School, Pickerington, Ohio.

Pickering Family – To provide funds for charitable purposes in Fairfield County.

Rodenbaugh Family – To provide funds for charitable purposes.

Wayne Roller Memorial Fund – To provide support for grants and scholarships for students, athletes, coaches, teams and officials.

Michael D. Sewell Memorial Fund – For support of the Pickerington Fine Arts programs and local arts groups, limiting help to the state of Ohio, unless a special need is discussed and voted on by the Board of Directors of the Michael D. Sewell Memorial Fund.

Wanda Shaner Memorial – To provide grants and/or scholarships to benefit the residents in Fairfield County.

Brian Stoner Memorial – To provide funds to charitable organizations that are eligible to receive distributions. Preference for grants goes to organizations dealing with individuals with special needs. Preference for scholarships goes to individuals with autism, individuals with other special needs, individuals intending to major in special education, and individuals attending culinary school.

Rich & Delores Troup Family – To provide funds for charitable purposes in Fairfield County.

Vonnie Cares Community Impact Fund – To provide grants to Fairfield County High School students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the purpose of funding a community project to strengthen community relations, to encourage giving and recognize the kindness of others.

John and Jamie Weaver Fund ­– To make grants to Charitable Organizations for the purpose of benefiting the residents of Fairfield County and other charitable causes.

Williamson Family – A family-directed fund that will provide funds for charitable purposes.


Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds help students pursue their academic goals. The donor may define the guidelines for the recipient, the advisory committee, the school and the award itself.

Matthew Acton – To provide scholarships for senior golf athletes of any Fairfield County high school, Canal Winchester High School, Circleville High School, Logan Elm High School or Teays Valley High School. This scholarship is for any accredited college or vocational school.

The Anderson/Black/Community (ABC) Mini-Scholarship – To provide scholarships to two Bloom Carroll High School students, staff members, administrators, or retired staff members who had five years of service to the Bloom-Carroll Local School District to fund a Christian Mission Trip (CMT) or a Christian Mission Project (CMP).

Roger Anderson – For students residing in Jackson Township of Perry County and majoring in education or business.

The Aranda Notre Dame Law School – To provide scholarships to students who have been accepted to the Notre Dame Law School.

James L. Barrett, M.D. – To provide scholarship assistance to graduates of a Fairfield County High Schools to attend the University of Cincinnati and major in computer science, geology, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.

Paul D. Beck – Recipients must be a graduate of a high school located in Fairfield County, Ohio. Recipients must demonstrate academic ability and maintain a 3.5 GPA in high school and a 3.0 GPA in any undergraduate program.

Bloom-Carroll Alumni Scholar Athlete – For Bloom-Carroll High School graduates who participate in sports and also demonstrate academic excellence.

William W. Bolsen Memorial – To provide scholarships for graduates of the Ohio State School for the Blind who wish to work toward a degree from a technical, two-year or four-year college.

Marlowe Brainard – To provide a scholarship for students attending and graduating from Millersport High School who desire to continue their education in the field of arts or education.

Jean M. Burdette Memorial – For Lancaster High School graduates for study in the field of special education.

James Caple – To provide scholarships for postsecondary studies for Fairfield County residents who pursue a course of study in classical vocal or instrumental performance.

Robert E. & Marion A. Carr – For Fairfield County residents who are pursuing a degree in the study of nursing and/or teaching/education.

Molly Ann Clark Memorial – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for students who meet the following criteria: between the ages of 17-21; from Fairfield, Perry, Pickaway, Hocking, Licking, Athens or Muskingum County; demonstrate an interest in community service and volunteerism; and past participant (racer) of the Lancaster Soap Box Derby, past Derby queen or have had a family member who either volunteered or served on the board of directors of the Lancaster Soap Box Derby. Applicants meeting the above criteria will be given preference in determining recipients, or a student seeking a degree in substance abuse education may be accepted every even year.

Charles C. & Barbara Claypool – For students seeking educational opportunities in technical fields with a preference toward engineering. Preference given to the children of employees of Claypool Electric Inc. and students planning to attend Ohio Northern University.

Deputy Ethan Collins – To provide scholarships for Fairfield County students to attend an accredited school or academy in preparation for a career in law enforcement or continuing education in law enforcement.

Coney Memorial – For Fairfield Union High School graduates.

Susie McMackin Crook – Will be awarded to a student who has registered and been accepted at Lancaster Montessori School.

D.A.R.E. – Scholarship recipient shall be a graduating senior from Lancaster High School, William V. Fisher Catholic High School, or Fairfield Christian Academy and a graduate of the D.A.R.E. Program who desires to continue their education.

Davidson-J.C. Community Service – To provide scholarships to students of Fairfield County.

Jillian Davidson Memorial – This fund was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Jillian Leigh Davidson, who died of a rare blood disease in September 2000. This scholarship is awarded to a female senior basketball or volleyball athlete at Lancaster High School. This award is given to the individual selected by the Davidson Scholarship Committee.

Elsie R. McClelland Davis Memorial – For graduates of Amanda-Clearcreek High School.

Jim DePietro – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for college students in the manner described: 1. Applicant must be a high school senior and a Lancaster Y Swim Team (LYST) swimmer. 2. LYST swimmer must have been a participant of the LYST program for at least two years prior to application. 3. Seniors wishing to apply will be asked to write an essay, using an essay prompt determined by the (active) LYST Parent Board Committee.

Frank Dillard Memorial/Standing Stone Bank – For graduates of Fairfield County high schools. Preference given to biological or legally adopted dependents of Standing Stone Bank employees. Weighted toward those who plan to major in business/finance at Ohio University Lancaster.

Charles E. Dupler – To provide financial assistance to Fairfield Union High School music and FFA students.

Chad Edwards Memorial – To provide scholarships for Fairfield County students to attend an accredited school or academy in preparation for a career in law enforcement or to further their career in law enforcement.

Leroy and Bernice Ellinger Memorial – For any graduate of a Fairfield County high school or any graduate from a high school in Worthington, Ohio. Preference will be given to a graduate of Lancaster High School. Applicant must be a college junior or senior with preference given to an accredited four-year college. Recipient must have at least a 2.75 GPA going into their junior year. There will be at least $4,000 awarded per year.

Fairfield County Educational Service Center Superintendent’s Scholarship – For students within Fairfield County based on academic achievement and school activities.

Fairfield Federal Ron Keaton – To provide scholarships for Lancaster High School senior varsity girls basketball players.

Amelia Fickel-Glenn Moodie – To provide scholarships for graduates of Perry-Southern Local School District. Special consideration given to graduates who are residents of the former New Straitsville School District. Selection shall be based on financial need. May be awarded for a four-year, two-year, vocational or technical college education.

Wilfred and Una Fosnaugh Scholarship Fund – For residents of Fairfield County, Ohio pursuing a bachelor degree in Education at any accredited educational institution and is need based.

Lynn and Lynda Freisner Fund – To award a scholarship annually to any student, Freshman through Graduate level, but only awarded for a single year for each student.  Recipient must be a resident of Rushcreek Township or a member of Bremen Bethel Presbyterian Church (BBPC).  In addition, recipient must be attending either The Ohio State University or Ohio University.

Lorelei Owen Gibbs – For residents of Fairfield County pursuing a university degree in elementary education or nursing.

The Jack Greathouse Gale Force Basketball Scholarship Fund – To provide educational scholarships for Lancaster High School seniors who were Boy’s Basketball players.

O.J. Green Memorial – To be used to provide scholarships to the most inspirational senior football player and to one senior art student at Canal Winchester High School.

Patricia Woodyard Gilmore Memorial Scholarship Fund – To provide educational scholarships for students who have graduated from a high school in Fairfield County and plan to attend a 4-year college or trade school program in Ohio.

Robert V. Grilli Memorial – To provide a scholarship for graduates of Lancaster High School and William V. Fisher High School who desire to continue their education in a collegiate and/or graduate institution.

Jacob Guisinger Memorial – To provide a scholarship for a graduate of Berne Union High School, a pay-to-participate scholarship for a Berne Union High School football player, a scholarship for the Fairfield County Youth Baseball or a scholarship for the Fairfield County Youth Football participant.

Nils Gustavson Scholar Athlete – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for a senior graduate of Lancaster High School meeting the following criteria: Recipient must be attending an Ohio school; recipient must be a student who, in the committee’s opinion, has a good academic standing and has displayed the qualities of a scholar athlete; and recipient should be involved in school athletics.

J. Jay Hampson – For students residing in Fairfield County and attending Ohio Northern University.

Doug Henwood Memorial – To provide scholarships to Lancaster High School graduates who participate in track and may be involved in track at the collegiate level.

William D. Hilyard Family – To be used to reward the outstanding senior music student of Fairfield Union High School. The award shall be known as the “Robert Trocchia Outstanding Music Student Award” given by the Family of William D. Hilyard.

Hocking Valley Dental Society Fund – To provide scholarships for students in dental hygiene or expanded function dental assisting. Students must be a graduate of a high school within the counties served by the Hocking Valley Dental Society –  Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Athens; a resident of one of these counties; or an employee of a dentist in the HVDS.

Billy J. Holbrook Memorial – For the non-typical Liberty Union-Thurston High School graduates.

Home School – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for college students in the manner described: 1. Applicant must be a home-schooled student 2. Applicant must be applying to attend a two- or four-year college.

Henry and Eleanor Hood Fund – To provide scholarship(s) to Fairfield County residents who are graduates of Lancaster High School, have completed the LHS STEM program, have been admitted to an accredited 4-year college or university with the intent to major in Engineering or Bio Medical Sciences.

Joseph and P.J. Hoover Family Trust – This fund is for the purpose of providing an educational scholarship for graduates of Fairfield Union High School for the study of art education or early childhood education.

Hutton Family Scholarship – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for the study of Nursing. The recipient shall be entering at least their Junior or Senior (year) in college and shall be a resident of Fairfield County.

Johns Family – For graduates of Amanda-Clearcreek High School.

Trevor and Violet Jones Memorial – For graduates of Millersport High School.

The Carolyn L. Joos Memorial Scholarship Fund – For an academic scholarship for Fisher Catholic High School students.

Corey Kissling Memorial – For graduating seniors, in college preparation program of Logan High School who will attend a two- or four-year college/university program.

Robert Knisley Fire Service – For graduates of a Fairfield County high school who want to pursue a career in the fire service and are attending a college pursuing a fire science degree or a vocational school pursuing a state of Ohio certification in a fire or EMS field. Children of present/former Lancaster Fire Department members will be given preference and can be graduates of any high school.

Keith A. Kumler Vocational – For Fairfield County students to attend an accredited vocational or technical school for study in the automotive field.

Lancaster Boys Soccer Booster Club – For providing scholarships to deserving Lancaster High School boys’ soccer seniors.

Lancaster Camp Ground Quality of Life – To provide financial support for the purpose of improving the quality of life for residents living on the Lancaster Camp Ground. The fund will offer assistance and help to defray costs in the following areas: Youth camps such as, but not limited to, church, 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts; spiritual retreats, mission work and family camps; and life enrichment experiences for seniors 55 and older.

Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce – For students graduating from a Fairfield County high school.

Lancaster High School Band Boosters – Music scholarship for students graduating from Lancaster High School and who have been members of the Lancaster High School Instrumental Music Program.

Lancaster High School Class of 1957 Memorial – To provide educational scholarships for Lancaster High School graduates. Recipient must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted into a program leading to a bachelor’s or associate degree, demonstrate potential for high school or post-high academic achievement, and show financial need.

Lancaster High School Class of 1959 – This scholarship is for a senior graduate of Lancaster High School who meets the following criteria: 1. Recipient must not be a recipient of any other scholarship. FCF will confirm with LHS Guidance Department before actual selection of recipient. 2. Recipient must be attending any postsecondary education program and/or a traditional four-year college. This could include community college, liberal arts college, university, vocational school, trade school, institute of technology or professional school. 3. Recipient must be a student who, in the committee’s opinion, deserves assistance, even though they have not qualified for other scholarships. 4. Recipient should be involved in school and community activities.

Lancaster High School Class of 1964 – To provide educational scholarships for a senior graduate of Lancaster High School. Recipient must not be a recipient of any other scholarship at the time of application. Recipient must be attending any postsecondary education program and/or a traditional four-year college. This could include community college, liberal arts college, university, vocational school, trade school, institute of technology or professional school. 3. Recipient must be a student who, in the committee’s opinion, deserves assistance, even though they haven’t qualified for other scholarships. 4. Recipient should be involved in school and community activities.

Lancaster Junior Women’s Club – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships to support high school females in Lancaster entering their freshman year in an undergraduate college or university program who volunteer in their community in the following manner: Female living and attending high school in the city of Lancaster who is already accepted into an undergraduate degree program for the academic year immediately following completing her high school diploma. This would include home-schooled or any traditional high school program. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Volunteers for a certified 501(C)(3) organization for a minimum 20 hours in the prior 12 months from submitting the application.

Lancaster Kiwanis Club – For students graduating from a high school located in Fairfield County, Ohio, or for graduates of a high school located in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Erik J. Landis Memorial – To provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Fairfield Union High School.

Jamey Landis Memorial – To provide scholarships to Fairfield County high school seniors who are participating in track, cross country or FFA.

Malinda Lifer – For recent graduates of Bloom-Carroll High School or Lancaster High School who plan to major in elementary education at Ohio University Lancaster.

Frank P. Maguire Scholarship Fund – To provide scholarships to students who graduate from a high school in Fairfield County, Ohio whose parent(s) served or are serving in the U.S. military.

Officer Brett Markwood – To provide scholarships for Fairfield County students to attend a police academy, technical school for law enforcement training, or four-year college in a law enforcement-related field.

V. Ben Martin Scholarship Fund – For graduates of a Fairfield County high school.

Clark M. McGhee and Carol T. McGhee – For students possessing the following qualifications: The student is a child of a current employee of Westerman, Inc., provided such employee has been employed by Westerman, Inc., for at least 12 months prior to the date the scholarship application is received; the student has been a resident of Rushcreek Township for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date his or her scholarship application is received; the student is a graduate of Fairfield Union High School; or the student has been a resident of Fairfield County for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date his or her scholarship application is received.

Randy E. Miller – To provide financial assistance to Pickaway/Fairfield County students pursuing EMT/Firefighters degree/training or for a degree in music education.

Ruth E. Miller – For the purposes of providing an opportunity for a college and university education for persons from Lancaster and Fairfield County whose financial condition is such that they would not otherwise be able to procure a college or university education without the scholarship. Where possible, preference should be given to those applicants who have demonstrated the qualities of hard work, scholastic attainment, Christian moral values, and love of family and country.

John Morrow Music Booster (Pickerington Music Boosters) – For Pickerington High School graduates who are members of the music program.

Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for graduates of Fairfield County high schools or residents of Fairfield County who graduate from high schools outside the county in the manner described: 1. The high school and the school the student plans to attend must be accredited by the North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. 2. The student must be a graduating senior from a Fairfield County high school starting their freshman year of college and entering a school qualified under the criteria above. Current students or students formerly enrolled in a school of higher education are not eligible.

Elizabeth “Libby” Murry – Scholarship recipient shall be a graduating senior or graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, Plain City, Ohio. The recipient shall pursue a degree in the study of education and/or excel in the field of science. Awards may be made for any four-year or two-year accredited college.

Roger Pedigo Memorial – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for selected high school seniors from Athens, Hocking, Vinton, Fairfield and Franklin counties who are furthering their education by attending Ohio University in the following manner: Applicants must have maintained a high school GPA of 3.0 or above, possess leadership skills and have participated in community service work. Special favor will be given to applicants whose families will exhibit financial hardship through the funding of their child’s furthering education.

William D. Queen – To benefit students from Fairfield Union High School. Special consideration is given to candidates majoring in math or computer sciences.

LaVerne Raab – For graduates of Fairfield County high schools for undergraduate tuition and expenses.

Stori Huston Raver – To provide scholarships for a graduating special education senior from Fairfield Union High School. The scholarship may be used for a two-year or four-year college, vocational school, technical school, apprenticeship or support upon entering the workforce.

Gladys M. Reber – Provide scholarships for students at the Maple Street United Methodist Church.

Kathleen Kaser Ridenour Memorial – To be used for the purpose of providing scholarships Perry county residents. Applicants must be 9th grade students at the Sheridan Middle School with career interests in becoming a teacher, to be used once they graduate high school and are enrolled in college.

Kathleen K. Ridenour Memorial - For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for Sheridan High School seniors with a 2.2 or higher GPA., who have obtained a letter of recommendation from a Sheridan High School teacher, and have completed the application fully.

Robert Rowles Family Fund – To provide educational scholarships for students who are residents of Fairfield County, who are graduates of Fairfield Union High School, are enrolled in a post-secondary program, and have a financial need which might keep them from otherwise attending college.

The Rushcreek Grange – Provide scholarships for graduates of Fairfield County high schools who are residents of Rushcreek Township for at least 12 months prior to application. The recipient must be alcohol, tobacco and drug free. May be awarded for any four-year, two-year or technical college.

Mollee J. Seifert – For graduating seniors from William V. Fisher High School and Lancaster High Schools seeking advanced education at an accredited institution.

Shaner-Wohrer Memorial Scholarship – The purpose of this fund is to provide $100 college scholarships to graduating senior girls’ volleyball students, from Lancaster High School, in Fairfield County.

Richard F. Shannon – Scholarships to Ohio University Athens and Ohio University Lancaster for graduates of Lancaster High School. Priorities given to students whose parents are deceased, single-parent families and low-income families.

Tyler C. Sharpe Memorial Scholarship – To provide a scholarship(s) to a graduating senior within the Muskingum Valley League (MVL) residents, pursuing a university degree. Recipient must compete on his or her high school Cross Country team and display academic excellence with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Jack and Elsie Smith – For Fairfield Union High School graduates with special consideration given to residents of the former Pleasantville School District.

Russell N. & Clarice H. Stemen – Provide scholarships for post-high school students who are members of the Calvary United Methodist Church or the Bremen Bethel Presbyterian Church of Bremen, Ohio, for at least three years preceding their senior year in high school. Selection shall be based on financial need. May be awarded for a four-year, two-year vocational or technical college education.

Dr. Thomas E. Stenger – For the purpose of providing educational scholarships for college students in the manner described: 1. Applicant must be a graduate of William V. Fisher High School. 2. Preference given to a degree in the health care field. 3. Preference given to a student of good academic standing.

Ryan Stoneburner Memorial Scholarship Fund – To provide a scholarship(s) to Amanda- Clearcreek graduates pursuing a university degree in Physical Therapy.

Steven E. Svoboda Scholarship Fund –  To provide educational scholarships for students pursuing a degree in the field of technology with special consideration given to students studying Engineering or Auto Mechanics.

Hannah E. Thrash – To provide scholarships to enhance excellence in music with an emphasis on voice. Eligible applicants must be a resident of Fairfield County and should have exhibited a preference for and an interest in vocal music by the applicant’s high school activities.

Kenneth D. & Zita M. Trimmer – Twenty-five percent of this scholarship will help nursing students from William V. Fisher High School pursue a course of curriculum for a bachelor’s or associate degree in nursing in an approved nursing program. The remaining 75 percent will be used for graduates of William V. Fisher High School or Lancaster High School to pursue a bachelor’s degree, from any approved college or university, in business administration or a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

Wilbur O. Turner and Anita M. Turner, and Mildred L. Hatter and Frank H. Hatter – Funds shall be used for scholarships and tuition assistance for graduates of Lancaster High School who attend seminary school or pursue a career in the medical profession.

D. Eugene Ward Memorial – To provide a scholarship fund that will make a lasting and significant contribution to students graduating from Beallsville High School, Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

Dr. Martha Gesling Weber – For Fairfield County high school graduates. Preference given to students enrolling at Bowling Green State University majoring in education with emphasis on course work leading to certification as a reading specialist.

Weis Family – For Fairfield County students who are attending Ohio University Lancaster for their first two years of college.

Chad Welch – For Liberty Union-Thurston High School students who have excelled in athletics and academics.

Bill and Dorothy Wharton – Scholarships for students graduating from Fairfield Union High School.

Chris White Memorial – To benefit graduates of Millersport High School.

Charles T. Wilkins – Scholarships for residents of the city of Lancaster or Fairfield County.

Colonel Robert G. Wilkins Memorial – To provide a scholarship fund that will promote and encourage young adults to pursue a career in the field of aviation.

Edgar Work – To benefit students of Fairfield County who will be attending the School of Engineering at Purdue University.


Rotary Scholarship Funds

In 1992, the Lancaster Rotary Club turned over the investment and administrative responsibility of the Rotary Scholarship Funds to the Fairfield County Foundation. The Lancaster Rotary Club is responsible for setting policy and maintains the selection process for the various Rotary scholarships.

David Boger Memorial – Lancaster High School graduates for study in the field of education.

Joseph A. Calandra Memorial – For Fairfield County students who are attending Ohio University Lancaster.

Eva G. Eyman – For Fairfield County graduates planning to attend Ohio University campus for undergraduate studies. Awards for post-graduate study outside the state of Ohio will be considered.

Bess H. Floyd Cultural Arts – For Fairfield County graduates to enhance excellence in music and the cultural arts.

Dr. Phil Floyd Dentistry – For Fairfield County graduates going into the field of dentistry, including dental hygiene.

Jerry Floyd Memorial – For Fairfield County graduates going into the field of architecture, landscape design or interior design.

Fannie M. Howe Nursing – For Fairfield County graduates going into the field of nursing.

Lancaster Rotary Club – For students graduating from a Fairfield County high school.

Dr. Paul & Mary Magnuson – For Fairfield County graduates pursuing a professional degree in the field of medicine, dentistry, optometry or nursing.

Nauman Sampson Wittenberg – For the purpose of providing scholarships to students who have graduated from a high school in Fairfield County and will be attending Wittenberg University. Said income shall be distributed for application toward the tuition and/or related educational expenses of scholarship recipients.

Rodenbaugh Family – To provide funds for engineering scholarships.

George A. Sakas Memorial – For graduates of Fairfield and Perry Counties. Preference given to biological or legally adopted dependents of Sakas Inc. employees. For those who plan to major in mechanical engineering.

Jacob Sims – For students who plan to attend Ohio University Lancaster their freshman year and are residents of Fairfield County.

Willard “Fuzz” Smith – For Fairfield County graduates attending Ohio University Lancaster. For the non-traditional student who may have attended college and dropped out, or for the mature student who now realizes that they need post-high school education to succeed in life.

Clarence & Edna Steenrod Optometry – For students starting optometry school.

Shelly Strigle Memorial – To partially cover tuition to attend William V. Fisher High School.

James & Viola Wayland – Students must be residents of Fairfield County at time of graduation and pursuing a degree in accounting or a computer-related field or may specify an undergraduate area of their choice.

Mindi Wendel Memorial Visual Arts – To provide scholarships for the recognition and furtherance of excellence in the visual arts in Lancaster and Fairfield County.


Field of Interest Funds

Set up a field of interest fund, describing the field as broadly or as narrowly as you wish. The more broadly you define your field of interest, the more flexible your gift will be.

Ann Chess Fund – For the benefit of the residents of Fairfield County, Ohio with special consideration given to supporting the performing arts and exceptional opportunities that arise as reflected in the spirit of the following list of activities: 1. Organizations that support the arts, especially as expressed in music, theater, dance, art, and textiles. 2. Music programming, equipment, and education throughout Fairfield County schools. 3. Scholarships to students, graduating from a high school in Fairfield County, to study a major or minor in music, arts or theater, with special consideration to Wittenberg University applicants, Ann's alma mater. 4. Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. 5. Ohio University Lancaster Theater. 6. Lighthouse Women's Shelter

David & June Harcum Abuse Prevention – To provide funds for education and awareness of abuse prevention programs.

Access to Justice – To support projects that will initiate, increase, or improve direct services intended to meet the civil legal needs of indigent persons residing in Fairfield County, Ohio, giving preference to projects proposed by Ohio State Legal Services.

Amy’s Army – To provide assistance for local families touched by cancer.

Hunter James Barber Memorial – To provide funds for pediatrics training and/or pediatric equipment for the Fire and EMS Departments in Fairfield County and Franklin County.

Alaina Boggs Memorial – The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to children and their families dealing with long-term illness and serious medical needs.

Brain Tumor Charities of Central Ohio – To provide research funding for the cause and cure of brain tumors. Will also provide assistance for brain tumor survivors as determined by the board of the BTCCO.

Alma S. Busby – To benefit elderly women and other senior citizens in the community.

A. A. Clark Pet Overpopulation – To provide a fund that will provide for a spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs.

Community Love – To provide assistance to families in the Liberty Union-Thurston School District that are burdened by extraordinary costs and emotional stress due to a serious medical condition.

Tyrone Conrad Memorial – To be awarded to an elementary special education student and a secondary special education student in Lancaster City Schools, including Lancaster City School students attending the Crossroads Center for Youth.

Janet S. Crist Memorial – To support funding for professional performing arts or other cultural/educational purposes.

Davidson-J.C. Community Service – To assist nonprofit community service related organizations in meeting the needs of Fairfield County residents.

Fairfield Christian Academy – For one or more of the following purposes: To enrich, improve and support the education of students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to advance improvements in the classrooms, schools and facilities of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to grant scholarships to students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; and to help achieve specific educational goals and purposes established by the Fairfield Christian Academy School Board.

Fairfield County Health Fund – For support and benefit of hospitals and other care organizations located in Fairfield County.

Fairfield County TB & Respiratory Disease – For tubercular and respiratory care or a scholarship for respiratory therapist.

Fairfield Riding Club – To benefit the youth of Fairfield County as determined by the selection committee.

FI Client Burial Assistance – The fund shall be used for the purpose of providing burial costs/expenses for clients currently serviced by Fairfield Industries up to $1,000 depending on fund availability and application criteria. Distributions from the fund will take place at least annually. The distribution criteria are the following: Resident of Fairfield County, enrolled in DD and eligible for services, no other funds available to meet difference due for burial, and 200 percent below federal poverty guidelines or IRS Form 433F showing inability to pay. Special consideration for contributions to FI and County Board. The program committee will review and recommend for FI Board approval based on a simple majority. If there is a relationship to an FI Board member, that member must abstain from the vote.

Friends and Families for Veterans – To provide for the transfer, management and distribution of funds as may be recommended by the Friends and Families of Veterans Group for the purpose of serving Veterans and their families in Fairfield County, Ohio.

Bud Goodman Memorial Youth – To be used to help with the education and furtherance of the Youth 4-H and FFA programs, with emphasis given to beef exhibitors.

Ward R. & Dorothy Delancy Halteman – To provide funds to assist residents of Fairfield County who are visually impaired, through services rendered by nonprofit agencies.

Tina Rose B. Herrmann and Kody Alexander Maynard Healing Hearts Memorial – To provide grants and assistance to help victims of violent crimes.

Hoyman Family Fine Arts – To support the arts, including painting, poetry and music.

Sherry Hubbard Technology – For the purpose of purchasing technology to support and enhancing speech, language, hearing and communication skills.

The Lancaster Public Education Foundation – Shall foster private sector support for initiative to improve the learning and academic achievement of all students of the Lancaster City Schools, Lancaster, Ohio; to enhance the leadership and educational capabilities of the administrators, teachers and staff of the Lancaster City Schools, Lancaster, Ohio; and advance improvements in the classrooms, schools and facilities of the Lancaster City Schools, Lancaster, Ohio.

Phillip A. Laessle & Grace Laessle Urology (Rotary) – To provide equipment and supplies for urology.

Gerhard F. Miller Memorial – Establishment of residential housing with 24-hour supervision for adults with developmental disabilities who have always lived at home and are in need of such support due to death of their parents.

Michael S. Moyer – Distributions from this fund shall be made to the Fairfield County Humane Society and to Animal Rescuer’s Friend as long as they do not euthanize animals in their care.

Naumanator 4 Miler Fund – to better the lives of those in our community that are affected by disabilities.

Tammy Nusser Foundation – To provide monetary assistance for non-medical needs or non-medical issues to individuals who have cancer.

Pickerington Education Foundation – To enrich, improve and support the total education of students of the Pickerington Local School District; to provide grants to teachers employed by Pickerington Local School District; to grant scholarships to students; to help achieve specific educational goals and purposes established by the Pickerington Board of Education; to enrich the curriculum, instruction and extra-curricular activities of the Pickerington Local School District.

Public Cemetery – To provide funds for upkeep in Fairfield County cemeteries.

The Ryan Reeb Fund – for the purpose of spreading awareness of mental illness, rid its stigma, and educate to prevent suicide. 

Edward N. Sands Memorial – To benefit the Museum in Baltimore, the Baltimore Community Chest, and any other charitable, scientific, educational and literary purposes for the community of Baltimore.

Frances & George Utley Children’s Fund – To provide footwear or medicine for children from low-income families.

Elza and Christina Wears Barney’s Fund – For organizations which, at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the Fairfield County Foundation, best serve the protection, health and welfare of dogs and cats, including but not limited to the promotion and/or facilitation of pet adoptive services.


Designated Funds

Designated funds provide financial support for a specific area or support of a specific nonprofit organization.

Dr. Hubert & Pearl Amstutz – To benefit the Salvation Army and Maywood Mission.

Berne Township Sugar Grove Development Committee – For the purpose of promoting tourism and business within the township.

Bremen Area Historical Society – To provide support to the Bremen Area Historical Society.

Cochran Lighthouse Special Assistance – To be used only for medicines, dental and eye care expenses, and health and personal needs for clients and dependents of the Lighthouse.

Richard Conley Memorial – To enrich, improve and support the education of students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to advance improvements in the classrooms, schools and facilities of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to grant scholarships to students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; and to help achieve specific educational goals and purposes established by the Fairfield Christian Academy School Board.

Fairfield County Fairgrounds Capital Improvement – To benefit Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

Fairfield County Fairgrounds Christmas Lighting – To benefit Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

Fairfield Heritage Association – Crist Trust – To be used to purchase items for the Georgian or Sherman House, properly identifying the donor.

Fairfield Heritage Association – Kindler Piano – For the maintenance and repair of the Mason Hamlin Grand Piano.

Fairfield Heritage Trail – For the benefit of the Fairfield Heritage Trail Association.

Fairfield Union Charitable Trust – To serve the residents and students of the Fairfield Union School District.

Family Y Unrestricted – To be used exclusively for the Family Y at the direction of the Executive Committee of the Family Y.

Susan Fowler Memorial – To be used in support of the Lancaster High School Music Department as a memorial to Susan Fowler.

Friends of Michael Davis Memorial – For the purpose of providing annual fellowship positions in the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.

Cyrus Fulton – To be used solely to enhance and carry on the annual track and field event known as the Fulton Relays for purchase of uniforms, warm-ups, shoes and related items to be used by the Lancaster track team.

Glaab FAHS Spay Neuter – To provide funds to the Fairfield Area Humane Society to provide spay and neutering for FAHS animals.

Helen Hedges and Golda Hedges – One-third to Helen Hedges and Golda Hedges Memorial Scholarship to be distributed by the First Presbyterian Church in accordance with the recommendations of its Education Committee. One-third to Helen Hedges, Golda Hedges and Esther Hedges Strickland Scholarship in the Endowment Fund of the Alumni Association of Amanda-Clearcreek High School. One-third for the benefit of the residents of the Village of Amanda and Township of Amanda to be used for educational, cultural and charitable purposes, including promotion of safety and health care through such programs as training for paramedics.

The International Cardiac Care Program – One segment to be used for normal operating expenses. One segment to be used for planning and execution of medical missions to the Dominican Republic and/or other countries. One segment to be used for other program activities that support the mission of the ICCF.

Lancaster Camp Ground Auditorium Preservation – To provide financial support for the preservation of the Auditorium located at the Lancaster Camp Ground, Lancaster, Ohio. When the preservation is finished, the purpose of the fund will be for maintenance of the Auditorium.

Lancaster Fairfield County Charity Newsies Nauman – To provide funds designated for the support of the Lancaster Fairfield County Charity Newsies.

Mary Ann’s Art Cart – For crafts and project supplies as requested by the director of the YMCA preschool program.

Martha Miller Fund – for the purpose of providing scholarships for YMCA gymnasts who have financial hardship or extenuating circumstances as determined by the committee.

Grace Ray Moon Tree – To perpetuate tree planting in public areas of the city of Lancaster.

North School – Shall be used for scholarships to be awarded to former students of North School Elementary, and to update and maintain the playground equipment and surrounding grounds at the current North School location.

Olivedale Foundation – Funds designated for the purpose of the maintenance, upkeep and beautification of Olivedale Senior Center and Park.

Pickering House – For the benefit of the FairHoPe Hospice Pickering House.

Pickerington Public Library – To provide support and perpetuate the Pickerington Public Library for the use and benefit of the citizens of Pickerington School District.

Pickerington Youth Athletic Association, Inc. Capital Improvements – For the purpose of capital improvements of this organization.

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society – To provide for the transfer, management and distribution of funds as may be recommended by the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society for the purpose of supporting the operations of the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society and Museum.

Pine Grove Host – To benefit Amanda-Clearcreek School District.

Cheryl L. Robinson – To provide financial assistance to the staff and students of Millersport Schools, Walnut Township School District, Millersport, Ohio.

Joseph D. Rockey Cannon – To provide funds for the preservation of the Rockey Cannon.

Jay Scholl, Jr. Fair Showmanship Awards – To support the Junior Fair Board and the Fairfield County Fair Board by providing income for Junior Fair awards to 4-H or FFA members, with emphasis on beef showmanship.

General William T. Sherman Statue Maintenance – This fund was established in 2004 for the upkeep, maintenance and repair of the General William T. Sherman Statue, lighting, flagpole and plaque.

St. John’s Episcopal Church Mithoff – To provide financial aid and stability for St. John’s Episcopal Church for present and future purposes, objectives, programs and expansion. The goals of the fund are to provide funds to solve special problems or carry out special projects which strengthen, extend and develop St. John’s mission.

Frances & George Utley Georgian – For furniture acquisition at the Georgian Living History Museum.

Violet Cemetery Association Investment – To provide for the transfer, management and distribution of funds as may be recommended by the Violet Cemetery Association for the support of the Violet Township Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio.

Raymond Wilkes Young Artist Fellowship – For the purpose of providing an annual fellowship in the Lancaster Festival Orchestra to an outstanding young musician in honor of the late Dr. Raymond Wilkes.

Zane Square – To benefit the downtown park area at Main & Broad Streets.


Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted funds are not designated for a particular nonprofit, cause or area of interest. Our Board of Trustees oversees the use of these funds, setting priorities and determining how grants will be distributed. Unrestricted funds give us the flexibility to respond to the most pressing needs in the community.

Fairfield County Foundation Ambassadors’ Club – An auxiliary group formed to help interpret the Foundation’s role and increase its visibility in the community. Funds used to promote the Foundation.

James H. Bowen Fund – To benefit the residents of Fairfield County.

Memorial Fund – Contributions to the Fairfield County Foundation in memory of friends and family are allocated and used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees for grants to the community.

Robert A. Schatz – to provide support for community need in Lancaster and Fairfield County.

Wendel Family – To be used for the benefit of residents of Fairfield County for cultural and civic projects.

George and Dollie L. Zimpfer Memorial – Shall provide support for continuing needs in the Lancaster and Fairfield County community.


Organizational Endowment Funds

This type of fund is established by nonprofit organizations to provide income to them. We handle all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission. The principal is held in perpetuity, and the Foundation will transmit the income in accordance with the agency’s specific instructions.

4-H Fairfield County Foundation – Shall be used for unrestricted support of the charitable or educational purposes of the Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development Program.

After School Programs Fund – This fund shall be used as a way for individuals to contribute to legacy giving and for support of quality afterschool learning for students in the Lancaster community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County Endowment – To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency – To provide additional operating funds.

Canal Winchester Area Historical Society Endowment – For support of the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society.

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Endowment – To carry out DACO’s mission, which is to foster knowledge, enjoyment and appreciation of the decorative arts and to celebrate the architecture and heritage of the Reese-Peters House by providing programs, exhibitions and arts education for all ages.

Fairfield Area Humane Society Endowment – For the support of the Fairfield Area Humane Society.

Fairfield Christian Academy – For one or more of the following purposes: To enrich, improve and support the education of students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to advance improvements in the classrooms, schools and facilities of the Fairfield Christian Academy; to grant scholarships to students of the Fairfield Christian Academy; and to help achieve specific educational goals and purposes established by the Fairfield Christian Academy School Board.

Fairfield County Foundation Endowment – For the purpose of support for the Fairfield County Foundation.

Fairfield Heritage Association Operating Endowment – To be used at the direction of the governing board of the Heritage Association.

Fairfield Land Preservation Endowment – For general support of the charitable or educational purposes of the Fairfield Land Preservation Association and its affiliated agencies.

FairHope Fund – The purpose of this fund is to provide current income and long-term support for the operation and programs of FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. 

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care Endowment Fund – For end-of-life care projects.

Family Y Endowment – To be used exclusively for the Family Y at the direction of the Y Executive Committee.

Friends of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Endowment – The benefit and support of the charitable or educational purposes of Lancaster Parks and Recreation and its affiliated agencies.

Habitat For Humanity of Fairfield County Endowment – Endowment fund to receive donations from the general public.

Harcum House Endowment Fund – For support of Harcum House and its mission.

Hospice & Health Services Endowment – Endowment fund focusing on end-of-life care.

David L. Johns Lancaster Festival Capital Improvement – Established in 2010 for the purpose of providing support for capital expenditures of the Lancaster Festival.

Kiwanis Club of Lancaster Endowment – To benefit charitable organizations as directed by the Kiwanis Fund of Lancaster, Ohio, Board of Directors.

Lancaster Arts and Civic Club Endowment – For the support of the Lancaster Arts and Civic Club and its affiliated agencies.

Lancaster Camp Meeting and Church Assembly, Inc. – To provide financial aid and stability for the Lancaster Camp Ground’s present and future purposes, objectives, programs and expansion. The goals of the fund are to provide funds to solve special problems or carry out special projects which strengthen, extend and develop the Lancaster Camp Ground’s mission.

Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency Endowment – To be used for general support of the Community Action Program Commission of the Lancaster-Fairfield County Area, Inc.

Lancaster Festival – For support of the Lancaster Festival as approved by the Lancaster Festival Board.

Lithopolis United Methodist Church Endowment – To be used solely for purposes determined by Lithopolis United Methodist Church.

Live United Program – Support for programs of the United Way of Fairfield County.

Meals on Wheels Fairfield County Fund – To fund programs that will contribute to the achievement of Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County.

New Horizons Youth and Family Center Endowment – For the unrestricted support of the charitable or educational purposes of New Horizons Youth and Family Center and its affiliated agencies.

The Ohio Glass Museum – Shall be used for the support of the operations of The Ohio Glass Museum.

Olivedale Senior Citizens of Fairfield County Fund – For the purpose of enriching the lives of members through connection and activities. 

Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Endowment – To provide for the transfer, management and distribution of funds as may be recommended by the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society for the purpose of supporting the operations of the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society and Museum.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – To be used solely for purposes determined by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Refreshing 90.9 FM Fund – The fund shall be used for support and special needs of Refreshing 90.9 FM.

Kenneth D. Trimmer Endowment – The Kiwanis Club of Lancaster established this fund for the purpose of serving underprivileged children. They are the only entity empowered to authorize disbursements from this fund. All disbursements shall be for the benefit of underprivileged children.

Trinity United Church of Christ Bohr – The fund shall be used for improvements to the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Trinity United Church of Christ Capital Campaign – The fund shall be used for the expansion and future projects of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Trinity United Church of Christ Equity Housing – The fund shall be used for support of housing for the minister of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Trinity United Church of Christ Fundraising – The fund shall be used for special projects and to offset expenses incurred by the general fund.

Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial – The fund shall be used as designated by deceased’s family or by Trinity United Church of Christ.

United Way of Fairfield County Endowment – For operations of the United Way of Fairfield County.

Unrestricted Festival Fund – To fund programs that will contribute to the achievements of the Lancaster Festival.

Victoria Opera House Fund – To support the operation, renovation, restoration and/or land acquisition to further the mission of sustaining the last historic opera house in Fairfield County.


Special Project Funds

This type of fund is established so that the Foundation can partner with an organization on a short-term charitable project.

Accessible Field – For the purpose of establishing a ball field that can be used by children and adults with disabilities as well as the community at-large.

Fairfield 33 Development Alliance – For the support of the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance.

Flight of the Hawk Sculpture Park – For the purpose of the development and maintenance of the Flight of the Hawk Sculpture Park, owned by the Fairfield County Parks.

Fulton Stadium Turf Fund – For the purpose of purchasing and installing artificial turf at Fulton Field, Lancaster, Ohio.

Kiwanis Special Fund – for the benefit of the children of Fairfield County.

Save the Fairground’s Old Grandstand – For the purpose of preservation of the Fairfield County Fairground’s old grandstand.

Sensory Trail – For the purpose of building and maintaining a Sensory Trail near Forest Rose School that can be used by children and adults with disabilities as well as the community at-large.

Stenger Tuition Assistance Fund – for the purpose of providing tuition assistance for students attending William V. Fisher Catholic High School.

Stoutsville Community Park – For the purpose of developing a park for the benefit of the residents of Stoutsville, the surrounding areas, as well as the community at-large.