Our Foundation is proud to have served the city of Piqua and its residents for 25 years. People from all areas of the community came to celebrate the occasion at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Tuesday, October 23rd to enjoy great food, fellowship and entertainment.
During the event, past grant recipients from around the community displayed their talents. Members of the Piqua High School marching band played the fight song, pre-school children from Greene Street Preschool and Daycare sang songs, and Piqua Catholic School students showcased their musical abilities. In addition to the entertainment, past and current board members were introduced and celebrated for their time and efforts serving to promote the goals of this organization.
On the evening of the open-house, The Piqua Community Foundation announced $12,500 in community grants during a competition between five previously nominated non-profit organizations. Details of these Anniversary Grants can be found on our news page HERE.
Door prizes were awarded throughout the evening, with each winner given a box of chocolates and the opportunity to select a non-profit organization to receive a $500 mini-grant. Those chosen included Piqua Catholic School, Piqua Compassion Network (chosen twice), Greene Street Pre-school and Daycare, and the Munch Bunch Ministry. A grand total of $15,000 will support our community organizations as a result of the generosity of The Piqua Community Foundation and the direction of those attending the event.
Speaking on behalf of The Piqua Community Foundation, we are extremely thankful to everyone who gives of their time, energy and finances to support The Foundation and its mission in this city.
Founding Board member Leesa Baker shares with Nancy (left) and Lynn (right) Sever the original tin press plate from the Piqua Daily Call from 1994, announcing the establishment of The Piqua Community Foundation.
Former and current members of The Foundation’s Board of Directors posed for a group photo at the Anniversary Open House. From left to right: Kathryn Patten, Randi Pearson, Michael Yannucci, Andrew Snyder, Steven K. Staley, Emily Shawler, Michael Gutmann, Tony Wendeln, Amanda Manson, Daniel Ramer, Leesa Baker, Frank Patrizio, Jr., Jim Sever, Neill Haas, Bryant Fox, and Karen Wendeln, Executive Director.