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The Piqua Community Foundation encourages charitable giving to benefit the citizens of Piqua, and provides a variety of methods for donors to help fulfill their charitable giving wishes.

 

 

 

 

History

 

The Piqua Community Foundation was founded in November 1993 by original trustees Clifford R. Alexander, Jr., Lloyd B. Fry, and Michael P. Yannucci. Fifteen civic-minded citizens were elected to the original Board of Directors, and fund raising was begun to establish a fund to make grants to community organizations.

 

One hundred seventeen Charter Life Trustees of the Foundation contributed a minimum of $1000 each to establish the grant-making fund, which is now known as the Piqua Community Fund. At present, approximately two hundred thirty people have become Life Trustees.

 

The Foundation began making grants to the community in 1995, with $8000 distributed in the first year. As of December 2016, over $987,000 have been granted to local organizations that make a difference in the lives of Piqua residents.

 

Several community projects have been undertaken by the Foundation including campaigns to build or renovate the Alexander Stadium (including a second campaign to install artificial turf), the Fort Piqua Plaza and the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency education center.

 

The Piqua Community Foundation now holds a variety of funds, ranging from donor designated to unrestricted. Our mission is to provide opportunities for any donor to be generous, and we welcome the chance to help all donors meet their charitable giving goals.

What is a community foundation? The Internal Revenue Service classifies foundations according to the source of the money invested. A community foundation needs to meet “the test of public support”. This test proves to the I.R.S. that a community foundation is not a tax shelter for one family or corporation, but a philanthropic organization supported by a broad base of community members. A community foundation’s basic functions are to encourage philanthropy and to assist donors in meeting their charitable giving goals. There are over 70 community foundations in Ohio and hundreds more throughout the United States.

 

What is the Foundation?

  • The Piqua Community Foundation encourages philanthropic giving by Piqua residents to Piqua residents (and others.)
  • The Foundation makes grants to organizations whose missions are religious, scientific, literary, educational or charitable.
  • The Foundation offers a variety of opportunities to contribute to the community, both restricted and unrestricted gifts of any size.

 

Our Mission

The Piqua Community Foundation encourages charitable giving to benefit the citizens of Piqua, and provides a variety of methods for donors to help fulfill their charitable giving wishes.

 

The Funds of the Foundation include:

 

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

 

The Piqua Community Fund

 

C. Edwin & Florence M. Sperry Fund

 

The Donnelly Unrestricted Fund

 

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

 

The Alexander Scholarship Fund

 

The Alfred W. French Fund

 

The Donnelly Designated Fund

 

The Donnelly Advised Fund

 

The Forest Hill Carillon Fund

 

Fort Piqua Plaza Maintenance Fund

 

The French Oil Mill Machinery Company Fund

 

The G. William Hartzell Charitable Fund

 

The Hemm Family Fund

 

The Hinsch Family Fund

 

The Johnston Family LLC

 

The Kathryn L. Johnston Family Fund

 

The Little Kinger Fund

 

Our Kids Charitable Fund

 

The Patricia L. Recker Memorial Fund

 

The Piqua Stadium Fund

 

The Robert and Miriam Hartzell Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

The Rose and Ray Loffer Fund

 

The Scholarship Endowment Fund

 

 

The Piqua Community Foundation - 2017 Board of Directors

 

Cheryl L. Burkhardt, President

 

Stacy P. Scott, Vice President

 

Michael P. Yannucci, Secretary/treasurer

 

John S. Alexander

 

Brett Baumeister

 

Mimi A. Crawford

 

Daniel P. French

 

Michael E. Gutmann

 

Marsha S. Hinsch

 

Nancy K. Johnston

 

Andrew S. Monnin

 

Randi M. Pearson

 

Daniel E. Ramer

 

Jim Sever

 

Andrew Snyder

 

Steven K. Staley

 

Tony Wendeln

 

 

Ex officio

 

Jack L. Neuenschwander, Legal Counsel

 

Karen S. Wendeln, Executive Director

 

 

 

 

"Providing your opportunity to enrich our community!"

"Providing your opportunity to enrich our community!"