Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund 2012 disbursements

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The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund recently awarded the group’s third cycle of grants.

Cambridge Alumni and Friends

The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund recently announced the 2012 grant awards. Shown are, l to r, seated, grant recipient Johanna Morris, Fund Trustee Kathy Milligan; standing, Jose Borrel of Colgate-Palmolive, grant recipient Danielle Eubanks, grant recipient Lori Taylor, Fund Trustee Bill Cowgill.

Recipients and their award amounts for 2012 include:

• Danielle Eubanks, Cambridge Middle School — purchase four iPads, $2,500

• Johanna Morris, Cambridge Middle School — bullying prevention program, $550

• Lori Taylor, Cambridge Middle School — painted ceiling tiles, $350

• April Castello, South Elementary School — Ten Marks math program, $1,000.

Disbursements totaled $4,400.

The first disbursement of the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund, began in 2008, took place in 2010. The organization funded a visit to all city elementary schools by COSI.

“More people have ties with their high schools than their colleges,” said Trustee Maribeth Wright. “It was started by an alumni group. We wanted to come back and support our schools.”

Funding sources include district alumni.

“Trustees reach out to donors, alumni of Cambridge city schools,” Wright explained. “We’ve been really successful at it. Every year we’re able to give grants as we develop the fund. Colgate partnered with us this year. We’re still in the process of building this fund.”

Committee members are graduates of Cambridge High School, and include: Dave Bennett, 1978; Bill Cowgill, 1975; Tom Green, 1968; Rick Lilienthal, 1972; Kathy Milligan, 1975; Dee Schick, 1963; Maribeth Wright, 1976; Dave Caldwell, 1981; Tim Evancho, 1978; Donna Gander, 1955; John Mark Nicholson, 1971; Debbie Mosser, 1976; and Ed Wright, 1980.

For information, call 740-753-1111.
Related information also is available at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio website: www.appalachianohio.org

Friends Fund awards grants for programs enhancing the educational experience

Greg Parks/Managing Editor/The Daily Jeffersonian

Grants have been awarded by the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund to a variety of classroom projects in city schools designed to promote academic excellence and enhance the educational experience for all students. Committee Members

The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund is part of the Guernsey County Foundation’s family of funds. The Foundation is a component fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

An example of the Alumni and Friends Educational Fund’s commitment to the enrichment of the overall educational experience was last year’s sponsorship of the exciting COSI On Wheels assemblies for all local elementary school students. Kids who participated are still talking about this high-energy program.

This year’s grants totaled $1,988 and were awarded as follows:

* North Elementary — Teacher Chris Cowgill, project “Augmentative Alternative Communication”

* South Elementary — Teacher Lynne Eichel, project “Book Bandits”

* North Elementary — Teacher Beth Wojciechowski, project “SMART Slates”

* Middle School — Teacher Angela Hannon, project “Ohio Energy Project Scrapbook”

* North Elementary — Teacher Bard McDonald, project “Multiple Disability Class”

The endowment for the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund continues to grow and the year-end goal is $100,000.

Committee members are Dave Bennett, Bill Cowgill, Tom Green, Rick Lilienthal, Kathy Milligan, Dee Schick, Maribeth Wright, Dave Caldwell, Tim Evancho, Donna Gander, John Mark Nicholson, Debbie Mosser and Ed Wright.

For additional information about the fund, call Dave Bennett (439-2719), Maribeth Wright (432-2691) or email Dee Schick at dee.schick@hotmail.com

Or go to www.cambridge.k12.oh.us (look for the open book.)

Related information also is available at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio website: www.appalachianohio.org


Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces Additional Scholarship Opportunity for Buckeye Trail and Monroe Central High School Students

Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced the creation of the Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship, a new scholarship opportunity focused on supporting the pursuit of post-secondary education for students from Buckeye Trail High School and Monroe Central High School. Additional information regarding the scholarships, eligibility, and application guidelines can be found on FAO’s website at www.appalachianohio.org. The application deadline is March 31, 2012.

Established by Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox, the scholarship will this year support one student from Buckeye Trail High School and one student from Monroe Central High School who demonstrate outstanding character, academic excellence, and involvement with extracurricular activities. With fond memories of their educations and extracurricular activities at their schools, Jeff and Jane established this post-secondary scholarship to help others pursue their dreams of higher education.

Jeff Cox is a 1979 graduate of Buckeye Trail High School and a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University. He completed his MBA degree in Finance from Wright State University in 1986. Jane Schumacher Cox is a 1981 graduate of Woodsfield High School and a 1985 graduate of The Ohio State University.

“The Foundation welcomes this new scholarship into our family of funds supporting the region’s students,” said Cara Dingus Brook, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “FAO is always privileged to assist donors like Jeff and Jane who wish to create a legacy honoring their educational experiences by creating opportunities for others.”

The Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship joins many other post-secondary scholarship opportunities also available through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Additional information on scholarship opportunities, guidelines, and application forms can be found on FAO’s website. Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2012 and sent to the Foundation’s office at P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Each year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio offers scholarships to students across the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. For more information about how you too can contribute to scholarship resources and grow opportunities for the region’s students, visit www.appalachianohio.org or call 740-753-1111.

Shepard Fund, Guernsey Foundation award grants

The John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund and Guernsey County Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $18,275 to organizations serving Cambridge and Guernsey County. Pictured are members of organizations that were selected, l to r: Row one, Maribeth Wright, Guernsey County Foundation. Second row, Michelle Carpenter, Haven of Hope executive director; Kitrina Mazaher, The Living Word Outdoor Drama; Melissa D. Keylor, Children’s Advocacy Center of Guernsey County; and Dave Caldwell, Guernsey County Foundation. Row three, Caroline Johnson, director of program and services of The American Red Cross; Cecil Carlson, Byesville Scenic Railway; Nancy Gress, Magical Moments of Childhood; Shon Gress, executive director of the Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center. Row four, Norm Blanchard, Community Improvement Corporation; John Kunkler, Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra; John Davis, Shepard McManus Fund; and Jim Cowin, YMCA Family Center.

The 9 grants are as follows:

American Red Cross of Ohio Hills — $2,000 from the Guernsey County Foundation to purchase health and safety equipment and promotional materials.

Byesville Scenic Railway, Inc. — $2,000 from the Guernsey County Foundation to purchase marketing materials to increase tourism.

Cambridge Area YMCA — $2,500 from the Shepard Fund to support operation costs for a community youth center.

Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation — $2,500 from the Shepard Fund to promote economic development through website updates and marketing materials.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Guernsey County — $1,275 from the Shepard Fund to provide school supplies, a voucher for clothes, and a haircut to low-income children.

Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center — $3,500 from the Shepard Fund to help purchase a media library.

Haven of Hope — $3,500 from the Shepard Fund to provide matching funds to support domestic violence and victim assistance programs.

Living Word Outdoor Drama — $500 from the Guernsey County Foundation to support capital improvements and facility upgrades.

Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra — $500 from the Shepard Fund for its annual free-to-kids Children’s Concert at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center on March 6, 2011.

The Shepard Fund was established in 1998 by Arthur E. Shepard in memory of his parents, longtime residents of Cambridge. The fund benefits residents of Cambridge and Guernsey County.

Mr. Shepard’s father, John W. Shepard, owned and operated a dry cleaning and tailoring business for 36 years before his death in 1944. His mother, the former Edna McManus, moved to Cambridge with her family when the Cambridge Glass Co. opened. Her father made the first piece of glassware produced at the company.

For additional information, contact John A. Davis at 740/432-3976 or Rebecca Kraley at 614/251-4000.

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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Awards Scholarships

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announced Year 2010 scholarships have been bestowed on 39 recipients from nine funds distributing awards this year. Recipients included many Guernsey County students.

FAO distributed 39 scholarships to students throughout Appalachian Ohio, awarding over $73,000 in support of students’ academic pursuits. This includes recipients of Cambridge High School Class of 1957 Scholarship, the Lester and Thelma Ellwood Educational Scholarship, the Wayne White/Bob Evans Scholarship, Doug Steele Memorial Scholarship, and the Zelma Gray Scholarship.

Guernsey County students receiving scholarship awards included Jessie Zaleski, student of Cambridge High School, as the 2010 recipient of the Cambridge High School Class of 1957 Scholarship. The CHS Class of ’57 Scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating senior from Cambridge High School pursuing post-secondary education. Various classmates created the scholarship fund to give back for the good education they received at Cambridge High School.

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Science on wheels rolls into Central Elementary

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

Central Elementary School fourth-grader Taylor Griffith helps Kyle Jepson of COSI with a science experiment Thursday during the COSI on Wheels visit.

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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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 — www.guernseycountyfoundation.org — 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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