Love for children leads couple to leave scholarship for children in will

Guest speaker Rick Casterline, l, with Lion president Bryant Ficken.

“A strong work ethic was important to Thelma and Lester Ellwood,” Rick Casterline said to the Cambridge Lions Club. “They grew up in the Depression era. They worked hard and wanted to leave a legacy to the children of Guernsey County.”

Casterline spoke of the Ellwoods, their work ethic and their legacy.

The Lester D. and Thelma I. Ellwood Educational Scholarship was established through the last will and testament of Thelma I. Ellwood in memory of Lester D. and Thelma I. Ellwood. The purpose of the Fund is to assist worthy graduates of Guernsey County high schools obtain a college education.
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Guernsey County Foundation now has Web site for prospective donors

Board members of the Guernsey County Foundation have launched a Web site — — to inform the public about the foundation and to make easier people’s efforts to give back to the community.

“We are extremely excited about the launching of our new Web site,” said Dave Caldwell, a member of the Foundation’s board of directors.

“It will provide additional resources, exposure and access related to giving opportunities both within our community and to people who may have moved away from the area, but who would like to give back in some way.”
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COSI On Wheels dazzles kids

Kim Knaup and Amy Richards show methods to produce electricity

Through partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Education Fund, students of South Elementary School welcomed COSI On Wheels into their school Tuesday for hands-on science exploration, participating in the Investigating Energy program.

“We feel very blessed that our students have this opportunity to participate in a day of focused, hands-on learning. We anticipate an increased understanding of the science of energy
for both students and staff,” said Prinicpal Linda Halterman.
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COSI visits North Elementary

COSI visits North Elementary

Through partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Education Fund, students of North Elementary School welcomed COSI on Wheels into their school Jan. 22 for hands-on science exploration, participating in the What’s Wild program.

“We were so excited and appreciative to have this opportunity for our students,” said Principal Heath Hayes.

COSI on Wheels, a traveling outreach program of the COSI Columbus Science Center, engages students in a dynamic opening assembly and interactive science activities aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the National Science Education Standards.
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The Guernsey Family of Funds is pleased to announce the following new funds

School Endowment Funds are established within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to enhance educational programs, provide scholarships, and encourage teacher development opportunities. Alumni, friends, businesses and volunteer groups in school communities work together to establish and build their own school endowment to help support educational activities in schools that would not otherwise be possible.
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Family of Funds helps sustain Guernsey County’s future

Guernsey’s new funds are part of FAO’s family of funds and priority goal to encourage the growth of existing and new charitable resources for the region. In Guernsey County, community leaders and trustees of the Cambridge Foundation partnered with FAO to create the Guernsey County Foundation, an FAO component fund designated for the benefit of Guernsey County.
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Make a secure online donation to the Guernsey Family of Funds - be sure to name the fund you would like your contribution to be applied to in the Designation box.

Guernsey Family of Funds

The Guernsey County Foundation could be described as a “friend raiser” for charitable funds benefiting Guernsey County. By leading others to open component funds for the county with the Nelsonville-based Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the organization’s leadership helped to add 19 new funds for combined funds totaling more than $1,000,000.

Some of our funds include:
  • Cambridge Foundation
  • CHS Class of 1957
  • Kevin Ritz Family Foundation
  • Find all the Family of Funds.