Celebrating 50 years in 50 weeks

Stumbled upon a fascinating newspaper clipping from the Scioto Foundation’s 10th-anniversary celebration, offering a glimpse into the impressive growth in its early years.

As we reflect on this milestone, the evolution of the Scioto Foundation becomes even more striking when comparing the numbers from 1984 to the present day.

The newspaper article highlights that the 1984 mid-year market value exceeded an impressive 1.5 million. Fast forward to today, and the year-end market value has soared beyond 50 million. This is a testament to the foundation’s enduring success, leadership, and community impact.

In the foundation’s infancy, the Board of Governors awarded approximately $42,000 in scholarships and grants. In contrast, at the end of 2023, the board awarded over 1.5 million, signifying a profound growth in its ability to make a positive impact on the community.

We want to extend a heartfelt gratitude to those who have established a fund and others who have made contributions to those funds. Your generosity has empowered the Scioto Foundation to meet the ever-changing needs of today and tomorrow, by creating a lasting gift for the community. The impact of these funds, both in 1984 and today, speaks volumes about the far-reaching effects of philanthropy and community support.

As we begin to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we recognize the invaluable role each donor has played in shaping our shared legacy.

For those interested in leaving a lasting legacy for our community, please call the Scioto Foundation office during business hours to speak to Patty Tennant, Program Officer- Donor Services or Kim Cutlip, Executive Director at (740)354-4612.

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