The Bryan Area Foundation and its affiliate Foundations, Edon, Montpelier and Millcreek-West Unity, are dedicated to improving and enriching life in Williams County by connecting people, good ideas, real needs and charitable resources. Amazing things can happen when all of us join together for the common good… Towns and neighborhoods thrive… Community pride swells… Schools are enriched… Kids discover new possibilities… The arts are celebrated and lives are changed for the better!

Since 1969, the Foundation has contributed over $8 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

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The Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year.  This prestigious award, endowed at the Bryan Area Foundation by the Benedict family in memory of Greg Benedict, is presented annually to one of Bryan’s outstanding educators.  The criteria and past recipients are listed on the nomination form linked below.

Nominations are accepted until March 15, 2016 to be considered for the 2016 award.  Please submit the nomination form to the office at 110 S. Walnut Street or mail to PO Box 651, Bryan, Ohio.

Outstanding Educator Nomination Form