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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 $12.5 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

CLICK HERE to view our commemorative 50th anniversary publication! 

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The Bryan Area Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2020 Good Citizen of the Year Award.

The Good Citizen of the Year has been selected annually since 1980. The award is endowed by the Hawk family in memory of their parents, Howard C. and Mary Allene Hawk.

The Hawk family established the following criteria for the Good Citizen selection.

  • Bryan resident for at least 20 years
  • Been active in unpaid positions with organizations serving Bryan
  • Held a leadership position on an area non-profit board
  • Associated with at least one outstanding accomplishment in the community

Deadline for nominations is Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Nomination forms may be dropped off at the Foundation office or mailed to: Bryan Area Foundation, PO Box 651, Bryan, OH  43506

Good Citizen nomination form.

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Do you know an 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 can be found on the nomination form.

The deadline is March 15, 2020.

Nomination forms may be dropped off at the Foundation office or mailed to: Bryan Area Foundation, PO Box 651, Bryan, OH  43506

Outstanding Educator Nomination Form

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Next PIP Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Bryan Moose Lodge

7:00–7:30 pm – Social Time

7:30-8:30 pm – Meeting

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Do you know an OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR?

This prestigious award, endowed through 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 can be found on the nomination form at ow.ly/iRxK50y2Zf9

The deadline for nominations is March 15th. Please submit the nomination form to the Bryan Area Foundation at PO Box 651, Bryan, OH 43506.
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Do you know an OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR?

This prestigious award, endowed through the Bryan Area Foundation by the Benedict family, in memory of Greg Benedict, is presented annually to one of Bryans outstanding educators.

The criteria and past recipients can be found on the nomination form at http://ow.ly/iRxK50y2Zf9

The deadline for nominations is March 15th.  Please submit the nomination form to the Bryan Area Foundation at PO Box 651, Bryan, OH  43506.

There's still time to submit your nomination for the 2020 Good Citizen award! The deadline is February 1st.

The criteria and past recipients are listed on the nomination form which can be downloaded on our website at ow.ly/diPR50xV6HQ

You may drop the form off at the Foundation office or mail to PO Box 651, Bryan, OH 43506.
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Theres still time to submit your nomination for the 2020 Good Citizen award!  The deadline is February 1st.

The criteria and past recipients are listed on the nomination form which can be downloaded on our website at http://ow.ly/diPR50xV6HQ

You may drop the form off at the Foundation office or mail to PO Box 651, Bryan, OH  43506.

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Bryan Area Foundation

The Foundation was humbled and extremely proud to receive the "Making a Difference" Award last year. Now it is time to recognize other individuals, businesses and organizations who make our community a better place!Do you know a business, organization, or individual who has made our community a better place? Nominate them for a 2020 Making a Difference Award here: https://bit.ly/370C2fe. ... See MoreSee Less

The Foundation was humbled and extremely proud to receive the Making a Difference Award last year.  Now it is time to recognize other individuals, businesses and organizations who make our community a better place!

PIP SMILES! Join Power in the Purse and help us make a difference....be warned, giving with PURPOSE is guaranteed to make you SMILE!

The next meeting is Thursday, January 30th at 7pm at the Bryan Moose. Guests are always welcome!
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In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the office will be closed on Monday, January 20th. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the office will be closed on Monday, January 20th.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st at 9am.