The Foundation for the Continuation of Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County was incorporated in October 1994. With a primary mission of soliciting and holding major gifts and contributions, the Foundation will assist in the long-term financial security of the agency.
As a totally independent organization the Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, each of whom is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Agency.
Current Trustees are:
- Brooks Gray, Board President -Hancock Federal Credit Union
- Kathy Jebbett, Vice President -Distinctive Building Elements
- Rich Zydonik, Board Secretary -Rowmark
- Nan Vantrease, Board Treasurer -Chase Bank
- Tony Price -National Lime & Stone
- Larry Jones
The Educational Scholarship Fund
Children’s Mentoring Connection Educational Scholarship Fund was created out of the dream of Dan Kuhlman, an active Big Brother in the Hancock County program. It was officially established by a resolution unanimously passed by the Board of Directors on December 18, 1990.
Any boy or girl who currently or formerly has been actively matched with a mentor through CMC for a minimum of one year may apply. Recipients may attend any accredited two, four or five-year college, university, business school, technical school and/or any post-high school education classes. Priority will be given to those attending full-time classes. For more information, see the Scholarship Guidelines, Scholarship Applications and the Recommendation Form.
All funds available for scholarships must come from gifts, private donations, bequests, and/or other contributions. None of the funds come from the agency’s operating budget. The fund is financially administered by Foundation for the Continuation of the Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, and all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Contributions may be sent to:
Children’s Mentoring Connection * 305 E. Lincoln St. * Findlay, OH 45840
Checks should be made out to Foundation for the Continuation of the CMC with Educational Scholarship Fund noted in the memo.
Additional information regarding the Fund may be obtained from the Executive Director at 419-424-975 .
Located in Crawford Township in Wyandot County, this property of 27 acres was donated to the Foundation in December 1994. The gift of a former Big Brother, Howard Beck, the land has never been developed nor farmed and therefore remains an unspoiled natural area ideal for use as a campsite.
With open meadows, fishing ponds and hiking trails through hardwood forest, the property has unlimited potential for the children of northwest Ohio. The Foundation has added electricity, water and restrooms to the camp.