GREENVILLE — Treaty City Manor was awarded the Ohio Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Foundation grant for Region 5. Clubs included in this region are Cincinnati, Eaton, Lebanon, and Greenville.
The grant was one of five grants (one per region) which were made available by the foundation to a non-profit (501c3) or government facility that supports non-profit/low income subsidized senior housing. Applications were submitted in April and recipients were announced at the State Meeting held May 16 via Zoom meeting.
Treaty City Business Manager Jeff Null submitted the application to the Greenville BPW local organization who forwarded the application to the state committee. The funds were used to replace a chair in the first floor common area which is used by tenants of the building. While that area is currently closed due to COVID-19, they were able to do this with the help of Francis Furniture and will be well used when they are able to reopen this area again.
The Ohio Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Foundation was incorporated on a non-profit basis in 1968 to serve as a distributing medium for gifts made to the Ohio Federation’s Retirement Living Program. In the same year the Ten-O-One Center in Toledo and The Hillrise Senior Center in Cincinnati were also established. These homes were sold several years ago and the foundation focuses now on offering grants and scholarships to help women both in their later years and just starting out. A statewide nursing scholarship was also offered by the Foundation which was awarded this year to an applicant sponsored by the Vermillion club.
The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Those interested in learning more about the BPW can contact the club by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page at Greenville BPW Club.