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Community Foundation PSAs Advance ‘Giving Tuesday’

Mayors, Tressel, Wean, Others Encourage Valley to Give Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and other local leaders are joining the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and WFMJ-TV Channel 21 to encourage charitable giving on “Giving Tuesday.” Scheduled Dec. 1, “Giving Tuesday” is a national movement …

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Swanston Conference to Address Childhood Obesity

Keynote for Nov. 5 Youngstown Event Focuses on Early Intervention YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A keynote address by a state health leader in the fight against childhood obesity and a panel discussion among local officials in that battle will highlight the William Swanston Charitable Fund’s 2015 Innovations Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5. Dr. Emia Oppenheim, …

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Retired Educator Joins Board of William Swanston Charitable Fund

Loree Richardson, retired associate superintendent of the Warren City Schools and a Mahoning Valley educator for 36 years, has been elected to the board of trustees of the William Swanston Charitable Fund, a Youngstown-based fund dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children. Ms. Richardson, a McDonald resident, retired in 2013 after nine years as …

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Impact, Connections, Admin Cited as Benefits of Working with CFMV

Local philanthropists point to several reasons for choosing to work through the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. They include its strengths in identifying worthy causes, its ties to other philanthropists, its administrative capabilities and more. “They’ve done what they said they would do, as far as communication, as far as getting our board together, …

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With TMHF Support, ‘Courage’ Fund Helps Kids Battle Through Challenges

When Mary (last name withheld) first started bringing her nearly 3-year-old niece, Nicole, to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Howland, she doubted Nicole would ever walk. The girl was born with cerebral palsy and had undergone very little therapy at that point. “I honestly did not think she would walk back then — she barely …

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WRHF Backs YMCA in Efforts to Curtail Diabetes

The Mahoning Valley has a problem with diabetes and the YMCA of Youngstown, with support from the Western Reserve Heath Foundation, is stepping up to address it. The Y recently rolled out its year-long lifestyle modification program for individuals at risk for the disease. The classes educate participants about the impact of what they eat, …

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Foundations Spark Local Expansion in Adaptive Sports

Thanks to strong support from several Mahoning Valley foundations, an Ohio specialist in adaptive sports programs is expanding its offerings in the upcoming months for those with physical disabilities. Adaptive Sports Programs of Ohio, which began offering sled hockey here last year, expects to organize traveling youth and adult teams starting next month. Wheelchair basketball …

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CFMV Announces $113,000 in Grants

Latest Awards Support Habitat ReStore, Food Warehouse Roof & More​ ​Youngstown/Warren, Ohio (July 30, 2015) – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley today announced the award of $113,000 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations across Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The largest grant was $12,500 for Habitat for Humanity, which plans to open a new ReStore, a nonprofit home …

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International Institute Announces Grants

Youngstown, Ohio – The International Institute Fund today announced more than $21,000 in its grants for 2015, including $14,300 for the English Center, which teaches English to foreign-born Youngstown-area residents. The grant represents almost a third of the annual budget for the English Center, located at 1119 Elm St. in Youngstown. The center provides classes in …

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25 Under 35 Nominations Now Being Accepted

The nominations for the 25 Under 35 Awards are now being accepted. The event is a partnership between the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals and the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The awards program honors the Mahoning Valley’s best and brightest young professionals. Each honoree will be recognized at the awards ceremony that will be …

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