OUR FUNDS

2201 Anonymous Fund
Started by Tom Mazur, Executive Director at the Regional Planning Commission, this Fund is for underwriting costs associated with meetings not covered by government funds.

2202 Anonymous Fund

A. Keith Moyer and Harriett J. Moyer Fund
Mrs. Moyer created this fund to benefit Bluffton University’s Nature Preserve and its education center. The Moyer Center is the realization of an idea she and her late husband, Keith Moyer (both Alumni), had discussed after they retired and returned to Bluffton.

Adrian G. and Anne M. Werst Fund
The Adrian G. and Anne M. Werst Scholarship is made available to graduating high school seniors whose father or grandfather are currently, or in the past have been, a member in good standing of the 10th Masonic District under the jurisdiction of the Grand Master.

Agency Funds: Clearing for Liability

Allen County 9/11 Memorial Foundation
To provide educational programming related to the events of September 11, 2001; to provide community outreach related to the Memorial and its education programming; the construction and maintenance of permanent memorial located at 2526 Fort Amanda Road, Lima.

Allen County Law Library Fund
This Fund shall be established by the Allen County Bar Association to aid and assist the Allen County Law Library. This includes the purchase of legal resource materials in print and non-print formats, furniture and equipment.

Allen County Safety Fund (FKA Lima Area Bike Safe)
The ultimate purpose of this Fund as a term endowment is to develop, encourage, assist and financially support projects which benefit children.

AR Hale Foundation Fund
Established by Hawk Family, this Fund handles their charitable donations to the Lima Community not covered by their onw Foundation. It is a pass-through fund of the Foundation.

Arnena M. Hamilton Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is named in memory of Arnena Hamilton who had been a Special Education Teacher in the Lima City Schools for 25 years. Arnena cared deeply and loved her students and worked very hard to enhance their academic accomplishments.

Barbara Perry Fund
Barbara Perry established this donor advised fund to meet her personal long term charitable giving needs.

Ben and Nancy Pfouts Rose Fund
Ben and Nancy Pfouts Rose established this donor advised fund to meet their personal long term charitable giving needs.

Bittersweet at Betty’s Farm Fund
Located on Fort Amanda Road in Lima, Ohio, Betty’s Farm is an 88 acre farm that provides autism services and supports to residents from Allen County and surrounding counties and those whose lives they touch.

Carol A. Johnsen Designated Fund
Carol A. Johnsen established this donor advised fund to meet her personal long term charitable giving needs.

Cart and Brenda Webb Fund
Cart and Brenda Webb established this donor advised fund to meet their personal long term charitable giving needs.

Central Christian Church Fund
In 2017 the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) voted to disband. As a charitable group they wanted to disperse their remaining funds to non-profit organizations in the community. They selected: Cup Church United Pantry, Family Promise, Mizpah.

Cheney-Welch-Carver Swim Scholarship
This scholarship award is to assist deserving members of the Lima City Schools Swim Team who have an interest in furthering their education.

Children’s Garden Fund
This is an endowed fund established to provide a permanent funding source for the Garden which will ensure that the future generations can also enjoy this community treasure.

Class of 1990/1991 Democracy Scholarship Fund
Honoring the memory of members of the class of 1991/92, the scholarship provides assistance in the form of grants to graduating Lima Senior High School students in Allen County, Ohio who are planning to continue their education.

Class Of 1994 Scholarship
Class of 1994 Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund aims to help a student acquire a post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. While possessing the minimum educational requirements, the student selected should demonstrate commitment.

Clock Tower Project Fund
The Clock Tower Project fund was created to handle the private money used in the restoration of the Allen County Court House Clock Tower.

Coach Seraph and Olga P. Pope Memorial Scholarship Fund
Friends and family established this scholarship in memory of Coach Seraph Pope. Seraph Pope, a teacher and a coach in the Lima City Schools, was a motivator and communicator who taught his students that real motivation comes from within the individual.

Cole Collection Charitable Projects Fund
The Cole Collection Fund is named after Virginia Cole Galvin Crouse. Her middle name “Cole” is in honor of her mother, whose first cousin was Cole Porter. Started by her granddaughter, Megan Cole Rockey, the Fund promotes Virginia’s core values.

Commitment 2 Kids Fund
The Commitment 2 Kids Fund was formed by John Bean to assist charitable activities which support youth in areas other than athletics.

Commitment 2 Kids, Inc.
This Fund seeks to build community families through Ohio through implementation of programs where necessary, and partnering with established organizations where practical, that share the donor’s vision and belief system.

Delphos Development Association
Delphos Development Association Fund encourages projects to enhance and develop business in downtown Delphos.

Dr. Earl and Worthy L. Crafts Charitable Fund
The Crafts were a well know philanthropic couple who created the fund to be used as designated for ArtSpace/Lima, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s and Lima Memorial Health System. It also is used for student scholarships granted by a committee.

Dr. Raymond Olien Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Raymond A. Olien. Dr. Olien directed the choirs at Lima Senior High School from 1991 through 2001. During his tenure, the concert choir earned superior ratings at both district and state.

Dr. William Hoehn Family Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by donor to honor Dr. William Hoehn, a graduate of Lima St. Johns to be given to Lima Central Catholic High School recipients based on financial needs.

Earl A. McGovern “Semper Fidelis” Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in 1985 to honor Dr. Earl McGovern for his 20 years of service as Superintendent of Lima City Schools. At one time Dr. McGovern served in the United States Marine Corps, whose motto is Semper Fiedlis, or Always Faithful.

Earth Day Awareness Fund
The Earth Day Awareness Fund celebrates the annual event on April 22. It was first celebrated in 1970. Events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The Lima celebration is underwritten by this fund.

Edward Fox Memorial Scholarship
The Fox family established this scholarship in memory of Edward A. Fox, a 1987 senior at Lima Senior High. Ed was a vital and enthusiastic contributor to his class. Ed particularly enjoyed music and drama.

Elizabeth Cremean Botkin Fund
Established by Mrs. Botkin, this Fund handles her charitable donations to the Lima community. It is a pass-through fund of the Foundation.

Equestrian Therapy Program Fund
The Equestrian Therapy Program has been touching lives in an eleven-county area since 1982. It is the premier therapy center accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

Frame Family Charitable Fund
Jane Frame established this fund to pursue her charitable goals and involve her family in philanthropic endeavors.

Friends of Allen County Red Cross Fund
Established by John W. MacDonell the Fund is for the exclusive purpose of supporting charitable purposes which meet human needs and improve the quality of life.

Friends of the Symphony Fund
Friends of the Symphony created this Fund to underwrite the programs of the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Specifically, the Fund supports the Orchestra’s Young Artist competition.

Gary & Valerie Beasley Charitable Fund
Established by Beasleys, this Fund handles their charitable donations to the Lima community. It is a pass-through fund of the Foundation.

Glen and Margery Webb Family Fund
Glen and Margery Webb, long associated with the Webb Insurance Agency, created this fund to initiate, promote, organize, sponsor, contribute to and generally further charitable, educational, civic, religious and community activities.

Gloria P. & Thomas R. Leech Scholarship Fund
Gloria and Dr. Thomas R. Leech (a noted plastic surgeon) established this scholarship for the exclusive purpose of furthering education in the medical field at Lima Technical College now known as Rhodes State College. This is a term endowment Fund.

Gray Charitable Fund
Susie Gray established this donor advised fund to meet her personal long term charitable giving needs.

Hometown Thanksgiving Handoff
Hometown Thanksgiving Handoff is a community program which provides families in need within the Lima area with a Thanksgiving Dinner. It was originated by Lima Senior graduate and former NFL player, Jarrod Pughsley.

HYHO Club
The HYHO ( Help Yourself, Help Others) Club Fund assists the community group with its charitable efforts which include community projects and scholarships.

James J. Countryman Fund
Dr. James J. Countryman came to Lima as President of the combined Ohio State University Lima and Lima Technical College Campus (later Rhodes State College). He was known for his vast work with public services in the community.

James M. and Ruth E. McBride Fund
The McBrides were active members of the Lima community. Doctor McBride was a highly regarded of physician and Mrs. McBride was well known for her devotion to charitable causes and civil rights.

Jane Frame Fund
Established by Jane Frame, this Fund handles her charitable donations to the Lima community. It is a pass-through fund of the Foundation.

Joe Bowers Scholarship
The Joe Bowers Scholarship is named in memory of Joe Bowers, teacher and coach in the Lima City Schools for over 40 years. Coach Bowers had a great love for the students and athletes he coached.

John H. Keller Fund
This Fund honors long time rail enthusiast and historian John H. Keller. It provides for the on-going maintenance of the Lincoln Park Railroad Exhibit owned by the City of Lima, Ohio and the Allen County Historical Society.

John J. & Martha Hudson Fund
The Hudsons established the Fund for the exclusive purpose of assisting an individual from Allen County, Ohio to further his/her education in Business and Engineering Technologies at Lima Technical College (later Rhodes State College).

John W. MacDonell Fund
John W. MacDonell established this donor advised fund to meet his personal long term charitable giving needs.

Judy Fund
The Judy Fund was established by the donor for the exclusive purpose of providing program and capital support of the churches of Allen and Hardin Counties of Ohio.

Kirk Family Fund
This fund was created by Butch Kirk to meet the family’s general charitable needs.

LACNIP Fund
LACNIP (Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership) is the neighborhood association organization for the City of Lima. Its prudent saving resulted in an agency fund to support the organization long term.

LADCO Fund
Lima Area Development Commission Corporation (LADCO) Fund assists in the financing of industrial and commercial expansion through the issuance of industrial development revenue bonds.

LCS Athletic Hall of Fame Fund
This fund provides scholarship assistance in the form of grants to graduating high school and university students in the Lima City School District who exemplify the qualities and character represented by the Lima City School’s Hall of Fame winners.

LCS Hall of Fame Scholarship – ALUMNI
This scholarship recognizes students in the Lima City School District who exemplify the qualities and character represented by the Lima City School’s Hall of Fame winners.

LCS Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund
This fund is designed to provide scholarship assistance in the form of grants to graduating high school and university students in the Lima City School District who exemplify the qualities and character represented by the Lima City School’s Hall of Fame.

Lima Allen County Housing Consortium

Lima Allen County Landbank Fund
The Landbank Fund was created to handle the private and grant money used in the land bank’s operation. The Landbank is a joint effort by the City Of Lima and Allen County to removed blighted properties in the area and return the land to useful occupation.

Lima Blues Committee Project Fund
Lima Blues Committee Project and Scholarship Funds’ stated goals of the committee are to: preserve Blues history, support Blues education in the schools, and celebrate Blues excellence through performances.

Lima Blues Committee Scholarship Fund
In addition to annual scholarships, the stated goals of the committee are to preserve Blues history, to support Blues education in the schools, and to celebrate Blues excellence through performances.

Lima City Schools Foundation Fund
Once an independent 501(c)(3), the Lima City Schools Foundation came under the Lima Community Foundation to better meet its needs and advance the programs of the Lima City Schools. Many of the sub funds are given by payroll deductions of teachers within the district.

Lima City Schools Scholarship Fund (TEACHERS)
This fund was established by the teachers, staff, and administration of the Lima City Schools to assist deserving graduating seniors who have an interest in furthering their post high school education.

Lima Community Foundation Celebration/Memorial Fund
Founded by a group of fifteen interested citizens in Lima to establish the Foundation for the primary, but not exclusive, support of charitable endeavors benefiting the citizens of the City of Lima, Allen County and surrounding areas of the State of Ohio.

Lima Community Foundation Fund
This fund was established to support charitable endeavors benefiting the citizens of the City of Lima, Allen County and surrounding areas to receive, hold, administer and disburse funds and property for public charitable uses.

Lima Community Foundation Marketing Fund
The Marketing Fund was established by the Board of Trustees to begin a campaign of branding and public awareness to assist with the growth of the Foundation.

Lima Convalescent Home Foundation

Lima Firefighters Museum Fund
The beautiful Lima Firefighters Memorial Museum is located at 180 S. Shawnee at the corner of Elm and Shawnee Streets and adjacent to #5 Fire Station. The Museum is an accumulation of time, talent, and donations and is open for school tours and on holidays.

Lima High Speed Rail Project Fund
The Indiana Ohio Passenger Rail Corridor Project Fund promotes the study of creating a high speed rail line that would include Lima, Ohio.

Lima Noon Optimist Foundation Fund
Once an independent 501(c)(3), the Lima Noon Optimist Foundation came under the Lima Community Foundation to better meet its needs and advance the programs of the highly respected service club.

Lima Refinery Contractor Safety Committee
The Safety Committee Fund provides support to organizations or projects, for charitable or other exempt purposes upon written suggestions from the area’s industrial leaders.

Lima Senior Choir Fund
The Choir Fund was established to support the choral music program at Lima Senior High School.

Lima Senior High Alumni Memorial Scholarship
The Lima Senior Class of 1978 initiated and established the Lima Senior Alumni Memorial Scholarship by donating all monies remaining in their class treasury. Subsequent classes have continued this tradition to increase the Fund.

Lima Senior High School Class of 1956 Scholarship
In 1991, during their 35th class reunion, the Class of 1956 created this scholarship to memorialize their class as being the first to graduate from the then-new Lima Senior High.

Lima Senior High School Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund
In 2012 the members of Lima Senior High Class of 1962 established this scholarship to assist deserving students who have an interest in furthering their post high school education. It honors the memory of their classmates.

Lima Senior High School Class of 1964 Scholarship
In 1989, during their 25th class reunion, the Class of 1964 created this scholarship to memorialize their graduation from Lima Senior High. It is the desire of the class, through this scholarship, to assist deserving students who have an interest in furthering their education.

Lima Senior High School Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund
In 2000, during their 30th reunion, the members of Lima Senior High Class of 1970 established this scholarship to assist deserving students who have an interest in furthering their post high school education.

Lima Stadium Renovation Fund
Lima Stadium Renovation Fund assisted with the project included adding a concession stand, ticket booth, press box, and new restrooms. Also new home and visitor locker rooms, a room for game officials, and a storage area were added. 

Lima Striders
The Lima Striders Fund offers assistance to students pursuing track and field activities.

Lima Youth Soccer Project Fund

Linda Cory Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Cory family established this scholarship in memory of Linda E. Cory, a 1974 graduate of Lima Senior High School, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1981. The scholarship award is to assist deserving female students.

Lois M. Rubens Fund
Lois M. Rubens established this donor advised fund to meet her personal long term charitable giving needs.

MacDonell – James A. & Ellen O. MacDonell Fund
The primary purpose of the Fund provides for, but is not limited to, special projects and educational programming funds as any of these relate to the MacDonell House. James A. and Ellen O. MacDonell were long time residents of this historic property.

MacDonell Family Fund
The purpose of this Fund as a permanent endowment is to initiate, promote, organize, sponsor, contribute to and generally further charitable, educational, civic, religious and community activities, undertakings and institutions.

Marcene Alice Cook Scholarship
Marcene Alice Cook was a dedicated science teacher for 36 years, serving 33 years in the Lima City Schools. Her friends and family created this award in her memory for a Lima Senior student wishing to pursue a career in Science Education.

Marilyn J. Collmer Fund
Marilyn J. Collmer (May 31, 1947 – January 7, 2017) established this fund through her estate plan to assist the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. She served for many years as a Division Director Lima Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mark McDonald, MD Scholarship Fund
The award was developed by Dr. MacDonald for students: with 3.5 Cumulative GPA or higher; earned one varsity letter in any sports or participated in the Marching Band/Pep Band. Most importantly they must demonstrate qualities of integrity and citizenship.

Martha S. MacDonell Arts Fund
Martha (Martie) S. MacDonell created this Fund award project grants for arts, organizations and non-profit organizations sponsoring arts activities and professional arts in the Lima/Allen County Area.

McCabe Family Fund
Established by Neil McCabe, this Fund handles the family’s charitable donations to the Lima community. It is a pass-through fund of the Foundation.

Meredith (Sally) Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Meredith family established this scholarship in memory of Sarah A. Meredith. Sarah, better known as Sally, graduated from Lima Senior in 1976. Sally enjoyed all sports, especially swimming.

Monica Lynnette Berger Teacher Education Scholarship Fund
Monica Lynette Berger wanted to become a teacher. Her passion and desire to be an outstanding teacher guided her from her college education through her teaching profession. Monica was only 28 years old when she died; but in her life she touched many people.

MSC Southside Memorial Scholarship Fund
In 2014 the MSC Southside Memorial Scholarship was established to help a Lima Senior High student with roots in Lima’s Southside neighborhood. The Fund choose a group of students and followed them through their entire college career with scholarships.

Nancy Steiner Scholarship Fund
The Fund was established by the Park District Foundation of Allen County in memory of Nancy R. Steiner. Nancy served as a Commissioner of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District for 21 years.

Newspapers In Education (The Lima News) Fund

Norbert L. Barry Memorial Fund
This scholarship was created as a reward for excellence in leadership to be given annually to the Concertmaster of the Lima Area Youth Orchestra under the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

Operating Fund
Operating

Phil and Pam Weisenbarger Fund
Phil and Pam Weisenbarger established this donor advised fund to meet their personal long term charitable giving needs.

Phillip L. Trueblood Fund
Phillip L. Trueblood established this donor advised fund to meet his personal long term charitable giving needs.

Principal/Counselor Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in 1992 by the principal and counselors of Lima Senior High School. This fund began with a unrestricted corporate donation from the Oscar-Mayer Company.

Randy Ciminillo Memorial Fund
Randall Paul Ciminillo was born on August 9, 1954. He was the 9th of 14 children in the Ciminillo family. Randy was interested in sports and physical fitness. At Lima Central Catholic, he played basketball, football and baseball.

Robert Shenk Fund
Robert Shenk established this donor advised fund to meet his personal long term charitable giving needs.

Romey-Penhorwood Scholarship
The Romey-Penhorwood Scholarship is named in memory of Mr. Donald R. Penhorwood and Mr. James E. Romey. Both Mr. Penhorwood and Mr. Romey, whose teaching and coaching careers each spanned well over a quarter century, were graduates of the old Lima South

Ronald Dotson Track Scholarship
Friends and family established this scholarship in memory of Coach Ronald Dotson. Mr. Dotson was dedicated to Lima Senior and to his team. He asked the same in return from all those who ran on his teams and represented Lima Senior High School.

Ronald R. Miller Scholarship Fund
Ronald R. Miller Scholarship grew out of the success of the Cole Collection Project. The Collection (a curated fund raising event) is the work of Ron’s daughter Megan Rockey and the family.

S Cubed (Softball, Science and Smarts) Fund
S Cubed encourages young women through the use of softball and science programming to pursue their interest in both sport and STEM related endeavors.

School Championship Signage Project Fund
The School Champion sign of the Lima’s City Square celebrates the accomplishments of area schools.

Spencerville Schools Athletic Facility Project Fund
The Spencerville Athletic Boosters undertook the creation of a strength training facility for the Spencerville Village Schools Athletic Program.

Star Spangled Spectacular Fund

The Mabel Virginia Dillman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mabel Virginia Dillman grew up on a farm in rural Arkansas, one of four children. Times were different in the 1920s and 30s. There was no internet, no television, no computer, but Mabel loved to read. When she wasn’t helping around the farm, she devoured books.

Tullis-Sara Tullis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Tuskegee Airman Memorial Statue Project Fund
The Tuskegee Airman Memorial Statue Project Fund plans on creating a memorial to Lima’s native son, Lt. CL. C. I. Williams Sr. with a monument statue at the Allen County Airport. Lt. Cl. Williams was a Tuskegee Airmen and his life is an inspirational story.

Walter J. Roush Memorial Education Fund
Walter J. Roush Juvenile Justice Education Fund is making a difference in the lives of so many people. The Fund acts as a scholarship for the continuing education needs of the employees of the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center.

Warrior Mode Fund
The Warrior Mode Fund is dedicated to assisting those individuals struggling with either cancer or amputation.

Woodlawn Historical Cemetery Pure Fund
Woodlawn Historical Cemetery Pure and Term Funds support the organization entrusted with perpetual care of an historic property, including Shaare Zedek Cemetery. Their work to preserve, maintain, and improve this valuable asset is ongoing.

Woodlawn Historical Cemetery Term Fund
The Woodlawn Historical Cemetery Fund supports the organization entrusted with perpetual care of a historic property, including Shaare Zedek Cemetery. The Term Endowment assists with immediate and special project needs.

Wright Family Athletic Scholarship Fund
The Wright family established this scholarship in memory of Carl E. Wright. Carl Wright was the first of three generations to attend the Lima City schools. Carl was an excellent athlete at South High School and went on to become a successful businessman.

Wright Family Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund
The Wright family established this scholarship in memory of Carl E. Wright. Carl Wright was the first of three generations to attend the Lima City schools. Carl was an excellent athlete at South High School and went on to become a successful businessman.