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Marion Community Foundation Awards $548,200 in Grants

MARION, OHIO – Marion Community Foundation is awarding $548,200 this year from its 2018 Community Grants Program. These funds will help support 36 programs at Marion area nonprofit organizations.

“For the past 20 years, Marion Community Foundation has supported Marion’s nonprofit organizations with grants from its charitable funds,” said Dean Jacob, Foundation president and CEO. “Cumulatively, we have returned $15 million in grants and scholarships—which is more than the Foundation’s original endowment in 1998.”

Jacob noted the anniversary year is a natural time to reflect on the organization’s history and progress.… Read More


MarionMade! Program Manager

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MARION, OH – The MarionMade! community pride initiative is six months old and, with such widespread and ever-increasing community support, the staff at Marion Community Foundation is expanding with this growing program.

“The enthusiasm for MarionMade! is amazing,” said Dean Jacob, President and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, the organizational home of MarionMade! “MarionMade! is about the community taking pride in all the positive things that make up the Marion, Ohio, area – its history, its landmarks, its business and industry, and its people, past, present, and future.”

To address staffing needs, Marion Community Foundation has hired a part-time program manager for MarionMade!, Vicky Branson, and created an official committee for the program under the umbrella of the Foundation.… Read More


City of Marion Closings for President’s Day Holiday

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Mayor Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the President’s Day holiday, offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017. The following departments will operate as noted below:

– Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 20. Residents normally having refuse collected on Mondays are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m.
– Marion Area Transit will be observing regular hours of operation on Monday, February 20.… Read More


Whirlpool Corporation created a new scholarship fund at Marion Community Foundation

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MARION, OH – Following on the heels of its wind turbine project announcement, Whirlpool Corporation has created a new scholarship fund at Marion Community Foundation to support STEM education for Marion area students.  According to Dean Jacob, President and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, Whirlpool Corporation has created this new non-endowed scholarship fund in conjunction with One Energy LLC, the company installing the new wind turbines at Whirlpool’s Marion Operation.

“This collaboration between Marion Community Foundation and Marion’s largest corporate citizen – Whirlpool Corporation — will benefit local students for the next 20 years,” said Jacob.… Read More