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MACF Surpasses $88,000 Campaign Goal

January 17, 2017 – The Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF), an affiliated partner of United Way of Ashland County, announced today that it has surpassed its 2017  “Have a Mohican Heart!” campaign goal of $88,000, the largest goal in its 41-year history.  The final tally for the campaign will be announced in late February.

Donations to the 2017 campaign will fund a record 33 local non-profit organizations that support academic excellence in our schools, the arts, health and family services, youth sports, recreation and scouting activities, as well as efforts to preserve and promote our community’s historic past.

“This is the seventh straight year that MACF has met and exceeded its goal,” says Brian Hartzell, MACF president and campaign chairman. “Since 1974, our Board of Trustees has turned to the Mohican community to raise these funds from local businesses, individuals, service and civic groups, veteran, youth and church organizations, area foundations and others whose lives are touched by the services provided by these charities.  We are grateful to each and every donor for their support!”

Key to the campaign’s success was the support of the employees of Farmers and Savings Bank, Loudonville/Perrysville Exempt School District, Cowen Truck Line, Mansfield Plumbing Products, The Step2 Company, Loudonville Farmers Equity, PV Communications, Truax Printing, the Hugo and Mabel Young Foundation, and dozens of other local businesses, service clubs and nearly 200 individual donors.

“This campaign began last July with our Fun, Fabulous Friday celebration featuring the MACF Health & Agency Fair in Loudonville’s Central Park,” says Hartzell.  “In the months that followed, thanks to many generous donors, we began to surpass our campaign milestones and expand our expectations.  Even with positive indications of success, however, we were sensitive to the possibility that we might not make it.”

This year’s list of 33 partner agencies includes the American Red Cross, Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Ashland Christian Health Center, Ashland County Cancer Association, Ashland Parenting Plus, Bike 4 Kids, Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of Loudonville/Perrysville, Buckhaven Learning Center, Catholic Charities Community Services, Community Help Mission, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Growing Mohican Families, Helping Hand, Hospice of North Central Ohio, Loudonville Public Library, Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team, Loudonville Theater & Arts Committee, Loudonville Church Women, Loudonville Youth Football, Loudonville Youth, Inc., Loudonville Youth Soccer Association, Loudonville/Perrysville Academic Boosters, Loudonville/Perrysville Athletic Boosters, Loudonville/Perrysville Music Boosters, Loudonville/Perrysville School/Community Liaisons, Meals on Wheels, Mohican Historical Society, Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Perrysville Association of Churches, Perrysville Youth Association, Safe Haven, The Salvation Army/Loudonville Service Unit, and Valley View Christian Pre-School.

Applications for the 2018 MACF “Have a Mohican Heart!” Campaign will be solicited starting February 10th with an announcement of the Board’s decision to follow later in the spring.

MACF’s service area encompasses the villages of Loudonville and Perrysville, southern Ashland County, and adjacent townships in Holmes, Knox and Richland Counties.  It also funds agencies with operations elsewhere that provide services to residents who live within the MACF service area. To learn more about MACF, its mission and how you can help, visit www.mohicanacf.org.
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MACF ELECTS 2017 LEADERSHIP, ADDS THREE NEW TRUSTEES

January 20, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of the Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) has re-elected Brian Hartzell as president, Brian Hinkle as vice president, Tom Lunt as treasurer and Wende Lance as secretary for 2017.

Hartzell is a retired fundraising and public relations consultant to nonprofit organizations.  Hinkle is president of Farmers and Saving Bank in Loudonville. Lunt is a retired civil engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation.  Lance is a sales associate/realtor for Ashland’s Coldwell Banker Ward Real Estate.

Elected to new three-year terms on the Board of Trustees are:

Gayle Christopher, a retired surgical nurse at the former Loudonville Kettering Hospital and Wooster Community Hospital.

Jerry Dudte, a production supervisor at Mansfield Plumbing Products in Perrysville and native of Loudonville.

Dr. Dakota Zickefoose, a practicing chiropractor and owner of the newly-opened Strive Health Chiropractic in Loudonville.

Thom Gilman, Aimee Gray-Kandel and Daniel Truax retired from the board with MACF’s best wishes following distinguished service as board members.

Re-elected to a second three-year term are Tracy Burgess, branch manager of Wayne Savings Community Bank in Wooster, and Angila “Angie” Heffelfinger, facilities operations at The College of Wooster.

Other members of the board are Jim Brewer, Larry Burkepile, Dr. Teresa Cooperrider, Linda O’Brien, Jennifer Portz and Linda Snowbarger.

Now in its 42nd year, the MACF currently funds 33 local charities and other nonprofit organizations within Mohican Country that offer services in support of academic excellence, the arts, health and human services, youth sports and recreation, and recognition of our historic past.  MACF’s service area encompasses the Villages of Loudonville and Perrysville, southern Ashland County, and adjacent townships in Holmes, Knox and Richland Counties.  It also funds agencies with operations elsewhere
that provide services to residents who live within the MACF service area. For more information, visit www.mohicanacf.org, or MACF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mohicanareacommunityfund.

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MOHICAN AREA COMMUNITY FUND REACHES $56,500 MARK FOR 41st ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

November 28, 2016 – The Mohican Area Community Fund’s 2017 “Have a Mohican Heart!” Campaign has raised $56,480 in cash and pledges to date, and is making one-last push during the next 30 days to achieve its goal of $88,000.

Buoyed by the success of another “Every Penny Counts!” coin collection drive within the Loudonville/Perrysville Exempt School District, the MACF trustees continue their efforts to reach out to donors whose gifts are necessary, if the campaign is to once-again be a success.

“We have one month of active campaigning left and every dollar contributed will impact our ability to serve the people of our Greater Mohican community,” says Brian Hartzell, MACF president and campaign chair. The campaign will benefit a record 33 area charities and other nonprofit programs supporting academic excellence, health, human and family services, youth sports, scouting and recreation, and efforts to recognize and preserve our historic past.

During October, students deposited their spare change into special coin canisters located within each school. Pizza parties, provided by Trails End Pizza, were awarded to eight classrooms, including those of Keith Lemke at L/P High School, Mike Derrenberger, Matt Rucki and Alyssa Mann at L/P Junior High School, Julie Rieser and Jill Crone at Budd Elementary School, and Laurie Weber and Chelsea Wheeler at McMullen Elementary School. A total of $2,173.47 was raised by the students.

A direct mail campaign will be launched shortly to every resident and business within MACF’s service area, as well as increased efforts via social media to seek contributions from former and new donors, individuals, businesses and groups.

Donations made via MACF’s website (www.mohicanacf.org) between December 1-15th will also qualify for a raffle drawing to win a winter weekend getaway for two, including breakfast, at the Mohican State Park Lodge.

Donors can also mail a check to MACF at 131 W. Main St., Loudonville, Ohio 44842. All donations are fully tax-deductible and will be properly acknowledged.

 

MACF DISTRIBUTES $36,000 IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

October 20, 2016 – The Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) has distributed $36,000 in grants to 20 local community programs and services for the second-half of 2016. Combined with its earlier distribution of $48,100, plus $20,175 in supplemental grants, MACF has given a record $104,275 this year to 33 local charities and other nonprofit organizations which serve the Greater Mohican community. (See attached list of complete allocations.)

Of this total, 60.5% of agency allocations support health and family service programs, 10.5% fund youth sports and recreation, 14.4% encourage academic excellence in the Loudonville-Perrysville Exempt Village Schools, 6.8% aid youth and scouting services and 7.8% promote an appreciation and preservation of local history.

Agencies receiving checks this fall include Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Ashland County Cancer Association, Catholic Charities Community Services, Community Help Mission, Helping Hand, Loudonville Church Women, Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team, Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee, Loudonville Youth Inc, Loudonville Youth Football (Pee Wee), Loudonville Youth Soccer Association, L-P Academic Boosters, L-P Music Boosters, L-P Schools/Community Liaisons, Meals on Wheels, Mohican Historical Society, Perrysville Youth Association, Pump House Ministries, Safe Haven, and Salvation Army – Loudonville Service Unit.

The American Red Cross, Ashland Christian Health Center, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts (Loudonville-Perrysville units), Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Hospice of North Central Ohio, Friends of Loudonville Public Library, Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors and Wolf Creek Grist Mill had all received their total 2016 allocations in March. This year’s grant to the Perrysville Economic Development Inc. was awarded in January 2016.

“Thanks to our community’s continued generous support, this year’s grant total represents a 48% increase over the previous year,” says Brian Hartzell, president of the Mohican Area Community Fund. “Everyone should take heart at this outstanding result.”

The 2017 MACF “Have a Mohican Heart!” campaign is now underway with a goal of $88,000 to fund a record 33 local agencies and other nonprofit organizations. Individuals and businesses who wish to donate to MACF are encouraged to mail their checks to MACF, 131 W. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842, or give online at www.mohicanacf.org. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will be acknowledged.

Now in its 41st year, the MACF funds local charities and other nonprofit organizations within Mohican Country that offer services in support of academic excellence, the arts, health, human and family services, youth sports, scouting and recreation, and recognition of our historic past. MACF’s service area encompasses the Villages of Loudonville and Perrysville, southern Ashland County, and adjacent townships in Holmes, Knox and Richland Counties. It also funds agencies with operations elsewhere
that provide services to residents who live within the MACF service area.

Mohican Area Community Fund 2016 Second-Half Distributions

2ND Half Annual Distribution Allocation

American Red Cross $ 1,000

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center $ 1,000 $ 2,000

Ashland Christian Health Center $ 1,500

Ashland County Cancer Association $ 3,750 $ 7,500

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of L/P $ 1,000

Catholic Charities Community Services $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Community Help Mission $ 2,000 $ 4,000

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland $ 1,000

Helping Hand $ 2,500 $ 5,000

Hospice of North Central Ohio $ 1.500

Loudonville Public Library (Friends of) $ 900

Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Loudonville Church Women $ 2,750 $ 5,500

Loudonville Youth Football (Pee Wee) $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Loudonville Youth Soccer Association $ 950 $ 1,900

Loudonville Youth, Inc. $ 1,500 $ 3,000

L/P Academic Boosters $ 2,250 $ 4,500

L/P Music Boosters $ 1,875 $ 3,750

L/P Schools/Community Liaisons $ 1,500 $ 3,000

2ND Half Annual
Distribution Distribution

Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee $ 1,800 $ 3,600

Meals on Wheels $ 2,500 $ 5,000

Mohican Historical Society $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Mohican School in the Out of Doors $ 1,150

Perrysville Economic Development Inc. $ 3,000

Perrysville Youth Association $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Pump House Ministries $ 1,500 $ 3,000

Safe Haven $ 1,500 $ 3,000

The Salvation Army $ 1,125 $ 2,250

Wolf Creek Grist Mill _______ $ 1,000

Totals $36,000 $84,100

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EVERY PENNY COUNTS! CREATES COMMUNITY AWARENESS

September 30, 2016 – Nearly 1,100 elementary, middle and high school students in the Loudonville-Perrysville Exempt School District have begun to collect spare change for the annual Every Penny Counts! drive, an in-school effort to benefit the Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) and a record 33 local charities that it funds through its 41st Annual “Have a Mohican Heart!” Campaign.

The Every Penny Counts! drive has raised nearly $5,000 in the past two years mostly through student efforts,” says Brian Hartzell, MACF President and Campaign Chairman. “Each penny contributed helps advance MACF’s mission to improve the quality of life in our area by uniting the caring power of our Mohican community.”

During October, students are encouraged to rally their parents and relatives, teachers and other school employees to deposit their spare change into special coin canisters located within each school. A pizza party, provided by Trails End Pizza, will be awarded to two classrooms in each school that collect the most donations.

Last year’s winning classrooms included students of teachers Joan Stoner and Kelly Shetler at Budd Elementary School, and Angie Marotta and Mary Carr at McMullen Elementary School. Top classrooms at Loudonville High School were Kori Aubel, John Battaglia, Marissa Burd and Matt Rucki.

“It is a perfect lesson for teaching students their capacities as community philanthropists,” says Hartzell. “Regardless of the total collected, every penny will make a difference towards the success of the MACF campaign.”

Local residents can contribute to the campaign, as well, by depositing their own spare change into canisters that have been placed in numerous businesses in the Loudonville-Perrysville area. Donors can also mail a check to MACF at 131 W. Main St., Loudonville, Ohio 44842, or contribute online at www.mohicanacf.org – such donations are fully tax-deductible and will be properly acknowledged.

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MACF PRESENTS $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP TO
LOUDONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

JUNE 12, 2016 – Loudonville High School graduating senior Joshua Baynes is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Mohican Area Community Fund in recognition of his outstanding scholastic achievement.

Baynes, son of Bryan and Jennifer Baynes of Loudonville, was a member of Loudonville’s award-winning STEM robotic team which recent finished 18th in a national competition against the top 500 high school teams selected out of a field of more than 16,000 high schools nationwide.  Baynes will attend the University of Akron this fall with a focus on mechanical engineering.

The scholarship certificate was presented to Baynes by MACF president Brian Hartzell.

MACF funds an annual scholarship award under the auspices of the Loudonville-Perrysville Academic Booster Club.

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DUNK TANK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MACF CAMPAIGN

June 22, 2016 – Attendees at the Loudonville Car Show on Saturday, July 2nd will have the added opportunity to give local businessmen, government officials, teachers, coaches and other well-known residents a well-deserved dunking, when the Mohican Area Community Fund hosts “Splash,” a dunk tank fundraiser in support of upcoming 2017 campaign.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to the parking lot outside Loudonville’s Farmers and Savings Bank will have the chance to give various town personalities a good dunking. Chances are $1 per throw, or six for $5.

“No matter, if co-workers are dunking their boss, children are dunking their friends, or students are dunking their teachers or coaches, this year’s dunk tank fundraiser can be enjoyed by anyone,” says Brian Hinkle, president of Farmers and Saving Bank, and MACF vice president.

In addition to Hinkle who was the first to volunteer, others who have agreed to be seated on the dunk tank platform are Loudonville Village Council member Jason Vansickle, former Loudonville/Perrysville School District superintendent Tom Lavinder, Farmers Bank marketing director and Ashland branch manager Erica Bays, Hugo and Mabel Young Foundation officer Mike Bandy, and 2015 Loudonville High School graduate and now student at Ashland University Tyler MacQueen.

MACF is seeking more volunteers for the dunk tank. The money paid to dunk various Mohican area residents will go towards MACF’s 2017 “Have a Mohican Heart!” fundraising campaign which will begin July 15th during Fun, Fabulous Friday celebrations in Loudonville’s Central Park.

To volunteer, please call Brian Hinkle at 419-994-4118, or stop by Farmers Bank at 120 N. Water St. in downtown Loudonville.

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FUN, FABULOUS FRIDAY KICKS OFF MACF CAMPAIGN

July 1, 2016 – Fun, Fabulous Friday is back again on Friday, July 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Loudonville’s Central Park. 

Now in its sixth year, the celebration promotes the Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) and the 33 area agencies that it supports through its annual MACF “Have a Mohican Heart” campaign. MACF will also use this opportunity to announce its campaign goal and launch its 41st annual campaign. MACF is a non-funded, affiliated agency of United Way of Ashland County.
 
This is also the third year of MACF’s Health and Agency Fair, a consumer-oriented event featuring information and exhibits by more than 35 area charities, other nonprofits and health-related vendors who serve the Mohican area. The fair provides an opportunity for local residents to learn more about those agencies that their contributions support, and those that directly benefit our community as a whole.

The fair is underwritten by Samaritan Hospital Foundation and Koppert Insurance.  Colonial Manor Health Care Center will again offer a complimentary hot dog lunch with all the accoutrements served to all attendees.  Freewill donations to MACF are encouraged and will benefit this year’s campaign.  Singer/musician Steve Brown and the Mohican Community Players, who received recent favorable reviews for their performance of “Mary Poppins,” will provide musical entertainment.

MACF-funded agencies will be present with displays on Central Park, including American Red Cross, Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Safe Haven, Ashland County Cancer Association, Ashland Christian Health Center, Bike 4 Kids, Catholic Charities, Community Help Mission, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Growing Mohican Families, Hospice of North Central Ohio, L-P Athletic Boosters, Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team, Loudonville Youth Soccer Association, Loudonville Youth Football (Pee Wee), Loudonville United Church Women, and Loudonville Theatre and Arts Committee, Meals on Wheels, Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Mohican Historical Society, Perrysville Economic Development, and The Salvation Army/Loudonville Service Unit.

In addition, health-related vendors will attend to talk about health services available to the community, including Ashland County-City Health Department, Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Drs. John and Teresa Cooperrider, Cooperrider Acupuncture, Fitness Fusion, McMullin Assisted Care, Scott Dental Group, Snap Fitness 24/7, Strive Chiropractic/Dr. Dakota Zickefoose, and University Hospitals’ Samaritan Medical Center.

Loudonville’s WZLP-FM 95.7 will broadcast live from Central Park from 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Outside of Loudonville, listen on www.wzlpradio.com.

The Mohican Area Community Fund provides essential funding support for 33 local nonprofit organizations and other groups that offer services improving academic excellence in our schools, health and human services, providing youth sports and recreation activities, and promote an appreciation for our community’s historic past.

For more information about Fun, Fabulous Friday and the MACF Health and Agency Fair, call Brian Hartzell at 567-215-3236, or via email at president@mohicanacf.org.

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41st ANNUAL “HAVE A MOHICAN HEART” CAMPAIGN BEGINS

Loudonville, OH, July 18, 2015 – Building upon eight straight years of success, the Mohican Area Community Fund (MACF) has begun its 41st Annual “Have a Mohican Heart!” fundraising campaign for the benefit of a record 33 local charities and other nonprofit agencies serving residents of Loudonville, Perrysville, southern Ashland County and those living in adjacent townships in Holmes, Knox and Richland Counties.

Brian Hartzell, MACF president and a retired fundraising consultant, is this year’s campaign chairman, supported by the entire MACF Board of Trustees. 

Since 2009, MACF has steadily surpassed each year’s campaign goals, including the achievement of its $88,000 mark last year with a total of $93,495, the largest amount ever raised in its 40-year history for the largest number of local charities ever to request funding support.  This year’s goal is $88,000.

This year’s campaign will provide essential funding of a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations that offer services in support of academic excellence in our schools, the arts, health, human and family services, youth sports and recreation, and recognition of our historic past.  These agencies include:

American Red Cross/Ashland & Wayne Counties
Appleseed Community Mental Health Center
Ashland Christian Health Center
Ashland County Cancer Association
Ashland Parenting Plus/Equine Education
Bikes 4 Kids
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts of Loudonville/Perrysville
Buckhaven Learning Center
Catholic Charities Community Services
Community Help Mission
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland
Helping Hand
Hospice of North Central Ohio
Loudonville Public Library
Loudonville Stingrays Swim Team
Loudonville Theater & Arts Committee
Loudonville Church Women
Loudonville Youth Football (Pee Wee)
Loudonville Youth Inc.
Loudonville Youth Soccer Association
L-P Athletic Boosters
L-P Academic Boosters
L-P Music Boosters
L-P School/Community Liaisons
Meals on Wheels
Mohican Historical Society
Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors
Perrysville Association of Churches
Perrysville Youth Association
Safe Haven
The Salvation Army/Loudonville Service Unit
Valley View Christian Pre-School

Campaign solicitation letters will be mailed shortly to existing, previous and prospective donors.  A direct mailing to more than 6,000 homes and businesses in the region will be accomplished in September.  And a special “Every Penny Counts!” coin collection drive will be conducted once again in October within the Loudonville-Perrysville Exempt School District and through local businesses until year-end.

All contributions to the MACF “Have a Mohican Heart!” Campaign are fully tax-deductible and stay within our community.  Donations can be sent to MACF, 131 W. Main St., Loudonville, Ohio 44864, or can be made online by visiting www.mohicanacf.org.  For more information, call Brian Hartzell at 567-215-3236.

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