The Village Foundation announces annual campaign

A letter has been sent to every family in Bay Village asking each household to make a donation this year, to demonstrate support for the many projects being planned for the village. Please send a contribution to: The Village Foundation, P.O. Box 14022, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 . Contributions can also be made online at Every dollar makes a difference.

Each year your generous support makes it possible for the Village Foundation to offer grants to Bay Village nonprofits for worthwhile projects. The volunteer trustees of the Village Foundation are deeply grateful for your generosity in 2011-12 that allowed the Foundation to fund the following initiatives:

  • Game On: This program serves Bay Village children. Funding is for a program that allows individuals with autism spectrum disorder to practice social techniques in a safe environment
  • Fashion Forward: The funding will be used to buy new clothing at a discount on a year around basis to provide for Bay Village families in need.
  • Normandy School: The funds allowed the school to purchase an outdoor composter. The children started composting their healthy snack waste.
  • Meals on Wheels: The funds assist the program that provides Bay seniors, who are not able to shop for and prepare their meals, with two nutritious meals a day.
  • Fontbonne Home: Funds will be used to assist in the purchase of a new vehicle for the five individuals with developmental disabilities that live there.
  • BAYarts: The fifth and final annual grant completed the beautiful Village Foundation Welcome Garden at the Fuller House on the BAYarts campus.

Bronze memorial plaques were installed on the walkway in Cahoon Park to recognize James Redinger, Miriam and Ivan Shepard, Joan Hirsh and Betsy Ross Martin for their tireless, lifetime devotion to family and community. Ms. Hirsh was honored for her work in the community, especially with the League of Women Voters.

We awarded $4,000 in college scholarships. This year, the first annual T. Richard Martin Scholarship was awarded to Julia Mosier of Bay High School.

Eileen Vernon

President of The Village Foundation. Semi retired lawyer. Resident of Bay for 29 years.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:14 AM, 01.08.2013