Bay Village Foundation honors local residents through bronze plaque program

If you’ve ever walked along the lake in Cahoon Park, you may have noticed a small footbridge lined with bronze plaques. You may even recognize the names engraved on the plaques as some of the city’s finest citizens. Do you have a family member or friend that you wish to honor in this special way?

The Bay Village Foundation has been creating a beautiful place to remember loved ones for 19 years. The Foundation’s Bronze Plaque Program was established as a way for families and friends to give permanent recognition to Bay citizens in one central place. Donors that contribute $2,500 or more may request a plaque to honor the life and work of Bay Village residents, living or deceased. The plaques are engraved with personalized text and are installed on the T. Richard Martin Footbridge in Cahoon Memorial Park.

Each Memorial Day, the Foundation hosts a public ceremony celebrating those who have been honored with a plaque. The program is a beautiful outdoor event that takes place following the Bay Village Parade and Veterans Memorial Service in Cahoon Park.

All contributions to the Bay Village Foundation are used to support grants to Bay Village organizations and scholarships for Bay high school seniors. All of the awards serve the purpose of helping to make Bay Village an even better place to live, work and play.

For more information about the Bay Village Foundation’s bronze plaque program or other estate planning options, call 440- 899-3490 or visit The deadline to honor someone with a 2021 bronze plaque is April 1.

Elizabeth Milli

Board of Trustees - The Bay Village Foundation

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Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 9:45 AM, 03.02.2021