Contributions in memory of Addy Anne Snyder, eight-month-old daughter of Patrick and Stephanie (Lapp) Snyder may be made to the River View Schools Fund of the Coshocton Foundation. Grants from this fund are recommended by a committee and are directed to programs that benefit students in the River View School District. Checks may be made to the Coshocton Foundation, with a note that they are in Addy's memory. 100% of all gifts will be directed to the River View Schools Fund. Gifts are tax-deductible and the Coshocton Foundation will notify Addy's family that the donor's gift has been received. Thank you for all who choose to remember Addy in this special way.
JOHNSTON FUND AWARDS FIRST GRANT
The first grant has been made from the Joseph W., Fred E. and Helen LeRetilley Johnston Fund of the Coshocton Foundation. An award of $58,897 has been granted to the Coshocton Park District to address health and safety concerns at the Aquatic Center.
The "Johnston Fund," as it is known, was created through a bequest from the late Fred Johnston, who died in 2011. His gift constitutes the largest single contribution to the Coshocton Foundation in its 47-year history. This intial grant was approved by the Trustees and Distribution Committee of the Foundation.
Issues at the Aquatic Center which will be addressed with these dollars include a non-functioning sewage pump, sharp edges on the tube slide and other items that are beyond repair, such as the chlorine tank and two cracked and leaking toilets. In addition, the pool will be painted and chairs and umbrellas will be replaced.
The grant will cover only the immediate capital needs of the Aquatic Center and will not be applied to operational expenses. The decision-makers at the Foundation felt strongly that the pool needs to open these season without safety concerns. A levy for park operations is on the May ballot and if passed, will provide funds for general park maintenance and operations.
TWO NEW FUNDS CREATED
The Charles Hathaway IV Boy Scout Fund has been established by Chuck and Paula Hathaway, parents of 24-year-old Charles IV, who died in May, 2012. The fund will benefit local Boy Scouts by assisting them in achieving their dreams by having adventures at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the Boy Scout National Jamboree or another Boy Scout High Adventure experience.
An Eagle Scout and 2008 graduate of Coshocton High School, Charles graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a B.S. in business administration from the Ohio State University. At the time of his death he was employed as a financial analyst by a capital management firm in New York City.
An avid traveler, Charles visited 44 states and nine foreign countries during his short life. He fell ill when he and a friend were hiking on the Great Wall of China in the mountains outside of Beijing and died unexpectedly shortly after returning to the city.
Charles told friends he was “living the dream,” and one friend described Charles as being “just as comfortable in New York City rush hour as he was sitting all alone on top of a mountain.”
Charles’ love for adventure inspired his parents to establish the fund in his memory.
The Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship Fund has also been established by Juliet Norris Lacy and Christyn Norris Kurtz in honor of their grandmother, who died in September, 2012, at age 93. It will provide an annual scholarship for a “non-traditional” student – that is, an adult returning to college at a later age.
Ruby Sproull Hawthorne graduated from Warsaw High School in 1937 and Ohio University in 1941. She taught at several schools, including Tiverton, Union and Conesville, as well as working at her family’s store and serving as postmaster at Tunnel Hill.
After the store and post office closed, Ruby earned a master’s degree in guidance from Ohio University and established a guidance program in the Coshocton County school system. She served as school psychologist until her retirement in 1982, after which she opened a private psychology practice in Warsaw. In the early 1990’s she served as a coordinator for the Good Beginnings program in Coshocton County, assisting families of special needs infants and children.
Because of her love of lifelong learning, her granddaughters were inspired to establish the fund in her memory.
Tax-deductible contributions may be made to either of these new funds (or any of the other restricted funds listed on this website) to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton 43812 with a note designating the fund to which the donation is intended. The families will be notified that you have made a gift.
HOW DO I CLAIM MY SCHOLARSHIP MONEY?
If you have won a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your billing statement from your college or university. A Summary of Account is NOT sufficient. Nor is anything entitled "Estimated" acceptable, and the listing of scholarships and grants received will not work either. The billing statement should be available on your unversity's website, where you log in to get your other information.
The billing statement must show the amount owed for tuition, fees, room and board, etc. It should also show any other grants or loans you may have. The billing statement must reflect that you owe money. If you have a credit balance, the Coshocton Foundation cannot issue a check. All checks will be made out and sent to your college or university. No checks will be written to individuals. (We are not trying to be difficult -- these are the rules by which we must abide!)
Your billing statement may be mailed to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, Ohio, 43812 or may be dropped off at the office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton. It also may be faxed to 740-622-1660. Please include a telephone number where we can contact you if we have any questions. If you will not need to use your scholarship during your first year of college, please advise us when you expect to submit a billing statement for payment.
ATTENTION SCHOOLS SEEKING GRANTS
Due to changes in IRS regulations, all grants from elementary, middle and high schools need to be made through the appropriate school district. In other words, where the application says "Name of Applying Organization," the school district itself must be listed. The contact person may be listed as the actual individual representing the elementary, etc. school, with the person's contact information. The grant application should also be made clear what school and program the grant is for. Also, the EIN of the school district needs to be reflected on the application. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation.
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