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MCF Investment Meeting

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Marion Community Foundation recently hosted a meeting with local investment managers to present its new Investment and Spending Policies. According to Dean Jacob, President and CEO, it was an opportunity to dialogue with the Foundation’s local financial professionals about the Foundation’s investment needs and goals.

Generous people of Marion have donated to create charitable funds at Marion Community Foundation since 1998. In that time, Marion Community Foundation has returned more than $10 million in community grants and scholarships, utilizing the investment services of five Marion area firms to support its 200+ charitable funds.… Read More


Eight New Funds at Marion Community Foundation

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MARION – Local donors, including Marion’s “favorite daughter,” Mary Ellen Withrow, have created eight new funds at Marion Community Foundation in the past month. This brings the total funds in the Foundation’s portfolio to 210. The new funds include scholarships, organizational endowments, donor advised funds, and unrestricted funds.
Withrow, who served as the 40th Treasurer of the United States during the Clinton administration, created the Mary Ellen Withrow Scholarship Fund for female students from any Marion County high school, with special consideration for students pursuing an education in the field of finance or political science.… Read More


Two New Board Members Welcomed to the Marion Community Foundation

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MARION, OH – Two new members have been welcomed to the Marion Community Foundation Board of Directors, announced president and CEO Dean L. Jacob. The new board members include Jeremy Dunn and Fran Voll. These new members bring the board to its full complement of 15 members.

Jeremy Dunn, a Marion native, graduated from Pleasant High School in 2001 and spent the next seven years completing studies at Southeastern University and starting his professional career with JPMorgan Chase & Co.… Read More


Local United Way Adds Assistant Director

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MARION, OHIO – United Way of Marion County announced today the addition of a new assistant director. Amber Wertman joined the agency’s staff earlier this month.

Wertman brings with her extensive experience with United Way. She served as the Executive Director for United Way of Crawford County since 2013. While there she coordinated the merger of three smaller United Ways into a single countywide entity, at the same time implementing the community outcome model.… Read More