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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 10 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

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Next PIP Meeting:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:00 pm – Bryan Moose Lodge

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Click here to learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle! 

Seeking nominations for the
2018 Outstanding Educator!

This prestigious award, endowed through the 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.

Click here for the nomination form.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2018.

Please submit the nomination to the Foundation office at 110 S. Walnut St. Bryan
or mail to PO Box 651, Bryan, Ohio 43506.


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Power in the Purse (PIP) has set their sights on making an even BIGGER impact in Williams County.... and you can help!

PIP's 2018 goal is to increase our membership to 125 and also increase our corporate sponsors to 10. Currently PIP has 95 members from all over Williams County and 6 corporate sponsors....so we are well on our way!

Please join us in making an even BIGGER impact in Williams County at our second quarter meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7pm at the Bryan Moose. Guests are always welcome. For more information contact the Foundation at 419-633-1156.

Don't forget PIP members....if you bring a guest....you and your guest will be eligible to enter the drawing! Bring two guests and you will receive two entries!!
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Bryan Area Foundation added 2 new photos.

The Montpelier Area Foundation recently awarded Dane Michael with the 2018 Outstanding Citizen Award. Dane served in the South Pacific and continued to serve for 30 years as the American Legion Post Commander. For 20 years, Dane served on the Williams County Veterans Service Commission and was instrumental in securing vehicles to drive veterans to their medical appointments. Dane has served his community as a volunteer with the rescue squad, the fire department, served on the board of the local hospital and is active at the First United Methodist Church. Dane and his wife Marjoie work quietly in the community and their example will be felt in the community for decades to come. Congratulations!

Featured is Dane Michael receiving the award from Jim Thompson. Gathered to recognize Dane is Jim Thompson, Mike Kannel, Rev. Tilly, Rachael Sostoi and Steve Yagelseski from the Montpelier Area Foundation.
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