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PIP - 100 Members STRONG! We have reached 100 members and you can tell by the smiles that being a member of Power in the Purse is FUN! At our 3rd quarter meeting members enjoyed fellowship while helping to build our communnity. The organization receiving our 3rd quarter donation of $5,700 was the Bed Brigade of Williams County.
Ladies from all generations are invited to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 4th, location to be determined. For information on how you can become a member, please call the Foundation at 419-633-1156. Together we can do great things! ... See MoreSee Less
Jayne McKelveyI've been talking to a couple of people who are interested - do they have to pay the extra $50 for the endowment fund if they're joining in the 4th quarter? Also, I know the dates have kind of moved around....is there a plan that it will typically be "on the last Thursday of the quarter" or some such thing? (One person has school every Thursday night, so that's a factor before she joins). As we all know, being part of the vote is most of the fun!3 days ago
"MEET OUR DONORS" - Grace B. Carr was born December 12, 1908 to Moses and Minnie (Goying) Luce. She graduated from Antwerp High School and attended Michigan State University, majoring in Home Economics. She married Leonard Carr in 1932. They moved to Bryan in 1940.
Grace catered many gala events in Bryan, gaining a reputation as a gourmet extraordinaire! Sweet rolls, desserts, pies and spaghetti were some of her memorable trademarks.
Grace was the first director of the Bryan City Schools cafeteria from 1952 to 1975 where she worked diligently to promote the school lunch program gaining State recognition for her efforts. Grace was a dynamic lady that loved life and the Bryan community. A scholarship fund was established in her memory for students pursuing an education in nutrition or health care. ... See MoreSee Less
"MEET OUR DONORS" - Russell Kenneth Mignery was born December 8, 1906 in Stryker, to Louis and Mary (Seignour) Mignery. He graduated from Stryker High School in 1924, and moved to Bryan two years later. Russell began working for the First National Bank in 1929 and in that same year, he was united in marriage to Leora Stauffer. Russell and Leora had two children, Joan Leora and John Russell. In 1943 Russell left the bank to work for the Aro Equipment Corporation, where he became assistant secretary and cost accounting manager for 26 years, until his retirement in 1969.
His community interests were many. He was clerk of the Bryan Board of Education for 32 years. He played basketball in high school and went with his team to state tournaments. During high school he played the violin, and played the baritone horn in the Bryan City Band. In the First Presbyterian Church he was an elder and deacon. He and Leora enjoyed fishing, card playing, spending summers at their cottage and traveling.
This scholarship fund was established in 1974 for the benefit of area students. Leora Mignery said, “I feel the Bryan Area Foundation is very special, a fitting place for Russell’s memorial. It will be a living memorial, and it will help others”. ... See MoreSee Less
Williams County Economic Development Corporation - WEDCO, Pam Steel and 13 others like this
STRENGTHEN your Non-profit Board with Board Training. Beth Short, from the Ohio Attorney General's Office Charitable Law Section, will present information on organizational excellence and governance. All local non-profit directors and board members are invited to attend. Admission is free.
Join us on Thursday, September 15th from 9am to 11am at the New Era Auditorium, 520 W. Mulberry, Bryan.
To register, please call the Foundation at 419-633-1156.
The training is sponsored by Shalom Counseling & Mediation Center, United Way of Williams County and the Bryan Area Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bryan Area Foundation donates $500,000 to the YMCA Capital Campaign! This is the largest single grant in the Foundation's history that will allow the YMCA to expand and renovate. The facility will now be accessible to all and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A new cardio strength training fitness center, a group exercise and wellness center along with a children's play area will be added. Congratulations to the YMCA as they near their $2.5 million goal! ... See MoreSee Less
Williams County Economic Development Corporation - WEDCO, Wendi Kaufman Jackson and 17 others like this