Bay Village Foundation mails annual appeal

A letter has been sent to every family in Bay Village asking each household to make a donation this year, no matter how large or how small, to demonstrate support for the many projects being planned for the village. As we welcome our new president, Alan Paulus, we have a renewed energy to build the foundation into an endowment that matches and exceeds our dreams for The Bay Village Foundation.

A portion of every dollar contributed, as well as the interest earned on the money contributed and maintained in the endowment fund, is spent wholly in Bay Village for private, not-for-profit projects. The Bay Village Foundation was founded in 1995 and officially designated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

The foundation's current major ongoing project is to enhance and refurbish the Play in Bay playground. Over the past year, some of the many grants awarded have gone to: repair of the city hall clock, Bay Interfaith Housing (the Knickerbocker Apartments), Huntington Playhouse, BAYarts, The Village Project, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, exercise stations at Cahoon Park Walking Trail, biannual Bay Waterways Community Clean-Up, and Destination Bay community-wide event day. The foundation also hosts an annual remembrance and recognition ceremony of Bay citizens by installing bronze plaques at T. Richard Martin Walking Bridge in Cahoon Park.

For a list of current trustees, charter members and additional information about the Foundation please visit

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:40 AM, 12.15.2015