Darke County Foundation awards scholarships


DARKE COUNTY — The Darke County Foundation awarded $190,000 in scholarships to 73 area graduates from the class of 2023. Scholarship money comes from funds the Foundation establishes through donations from individuals, businesses and charitable organizations. Invested long-term, these funds generate a continuing source of income and maintain lasting legacies for years to come. Donors often honor family members or a special purpose by setting up funds with personalized names.

As a community foundation since 1987, the Darke County Foundation has awarded over $4.5 million in scholarships and community grants to local non-profit organizations. For information on starting a fund, call (937) 548-4673 or visit www.darkecountyfoundation.org.

The following funds at the Darke County Foundation provide scholarships for deserving students:

Velma & Merlin Applegate Fund, Pauline Winbigler Bales Fund, Tim Best/Ronnie Kreitzer Fund, Robert & Iris Bolen Fund, Harold & Betty Brewer Fund, William & Rosalyn Brinley Family Fund, Joyce Bruns Nursing Fund, Darke Co. Engineering/Science Fund, Darke County Foundation Endowment Fund, Brian & Regina Delk Fund, Wayne K. Detling Fund, Millie Kiger Dunaway Art Fund, Nils & Collette Eikenberry Fund, Mr. & Mrs. Howard (Eva) Fisher Fund, Kenneth & Virginia Maria Flory Fund, Kathleen Floyd Fund, John S. & Mary L. Fourman Fund, Alice & Wilbur (Bud) Frantom Fund, Kenneth J. Gibboney Fund, Richard Graeff Family Fund, Greenville National Bank Fund, Jeanie & Jeff Hawley Fund, Eleanor J. Hughes Fund, John & Miriam Knick Fund, Bob & Jan Lantz Miami Univ. Teacher Fund, Ami McClurkin Fund, Joseph R. Mills Fund, Fred Miltenberger Fund, Susan North Art Fund, Norton Family 4-H Fund, Oliver Fund for Versailles/Wittenberg, Gregory Olwine Arcanum Alumni Fund, James B. Phelan Fund, Pohl Transportation Fund, Road Less Traveled Fund, JC & Alice Schafer Fund, Schipfer Family Fund, Scholarship for Education Majors, Scholarship for Medical School, Lois E. Snyder Fund, Neil E. Stemley Fund, John E. & Ella M. Stevenson Fund, Edwin, Mac & Marguerite Stoltz Fund, Steven Stucke Fund, Jan & James Thomas Fund, J. Howard Trump Art Fund, Versailles Masonic Lodge Fund, Paul C. & Helen D. Warner Fund, Sarah Whittaker Fund, Lori Michelle Williams Fund, Matthew Wuebker Fund, Ryan Wulber Fund.

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