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Philanthropy Leaders Urge Giving on ‘Giving Tuesday’

Youngstown/Warren, Ohio – Local philanthropy leaders are encouraging Mahoning Valley residents to observe “Giving Tuesday” by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations on December 2, the Tuesday that follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” “While shopping for the people you love, think about a charity or cause that’s close to you,” said Shari Harrell, president …

Appreciation, Pride Mark Community Foundation Week

(Versions appeared recently in the Letters sections of the Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle.)  By Shari Harrell, President Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley Since this is Community Foundation Week (Nov. 12-18), I am writing to express our foundation’s deep appreciation for the hundreds of Mahoning Valley residents who have donated money and time to the …

Valley Youth Advocates Gather to Hear from Experts

Swanston Fund Brings Innovations, Ideas to Locals Who Serve Children Nearly 100 public officials, teachers, counselors, agency officials, social workers and others who work with at-risk children gathered here today for a day-long session of information and inspiration. “Innovations: Evolving Approaches to Youth Development” was presented at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor …