In 2012 the CFMV was thrilled to welcome a new supporting organization to the CFMV family, the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation. This foundation was established to continue supporting the healthcare education and needs of Trumbull County residents.
“The Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation is proud to serve our community in funding qualified health organizations, programs and projects. Our board members, with guidance from the Community Foundation of the Valley, are pleased to work in collaboration with other health funding organizations on the exciting new venture of the Healthy Community Partnership. We anticipate many innovative and successful initiatives will result from this collaboration.”
– Diane Sauer, Chairman
Board of Directors:
- Jenna Amerine
- Sarah Braun
- Christopher C. Chuirazzi, M.D.
- Linda Day
- Robert E. Hoy
- Neil J. Kaback
- David J. Kostolansky
- Margaret M. Krozier
- Shawn Pompelia
- Diane R. Sauer
- Gordon Wean
- Patrick K. Wilson, Esq.
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The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation was originally incorporated in 1976 as an Ohio nonprofit corporation, with its supported organization and sole member being Trumbull Memorial Hospital. In March 2009, the foundation, the hospital and Forum Health, along with other related entities, filed for bankruptcy protection.
After more than two years of proceedings, the foundation was released from the bankruptcy process and the foundation board secured a supporting organization designation with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley in July 2012.
Trumbull County Probate Court Judge Thomas Swift released restrictions on nearly $11 million in TMHF funds, concurring with the opinion of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Previously restricted to the support of Trumbull Memorial Hospital, the funds are now used to support a broad range of healthcare services and healthcare education needs of Trumbull County residents.
“It is important for our donors and community to know that we have been good stewards of their money,” said Patrick Wilson, immediate past chairman of the TMHF board. “Every decision that our board made was centered on preserving these funds to be used to support the significant health issues that affect the residents of Trumbull County.”