The Holmes County Education Foundation

Annually presents the Friend of Philanthropy Award. This award was created in 2011 as a way to honor individuals and couples and to recognize their philanthropic support and efforts that have changed the lives of young people in the Holmes County community.

Award Winners

Friend of Philanthropy Award Winners

2017 Florence Maurer, Philanthropist

2013 Samuel M. Steimel, Attorney

2016 Arlie & Evelyn Rodhe, Philanthropists

2012 Marjorie H. Stock, Philanthropist

2015 Richard & Betty McNutt, Philanthropists

2011 Garrett M. Roach, Attorney

2014 Richard & Virginia Cary, Philanthropists (posthumously)

Why Invest?



Because we are unique. 

As the only stand-alone, county-wide education foundation in Ohio, the HCEF impacts the life and future of the traditional Holmes County student as well as their family. Many of our traditional scholarship recipients are the first person ever from their family to attend college.


Because we go beyond tradition…  

We open doors of opportunity for higher education by providing traditional and non-traditional student scholarships. We believe higher education is a valuable asset for all people whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student.


…while respecting its preservation through community.

Desiring to serve ALL the people of our community, we open doors of opportunity for further learning and skills through our professional development grants. These funds support individuals of local public and nonprofit organizations who seek further professional growth activities and in turn, benefit our community through their training. 

By investing in us, you are helping us make a broader and deeper impact upon countless students as they pursue their hopes and dreams.

Keyholder's Society

The Keyholder's Society was established in 2014 to recognize and thank those donors who have included or intend to include the Holmes County Education Foundation in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance designations, and other planned gifts. By joining, you can take satisfaction in knowing that you are part of an important legacy. Contact Executive Director Darla Stitzlein at (330) 674-7303 to learn more about becoming a member of the Keyholder's Society.

Award Winners

Honorary Founders

  • Linda & Mike Angelo
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Kay E. Earney
  • Robin C. Hovis
  • Richard & Betty McNutt
  • John & Dona Roberts
  • Mike & Cindy Taylor

Members

  • Anonymous
  • Carl & Florence Maurer

Ways To Give

Cash/Check

Cash/Check

Through Your Will

Through Your Will

Through a Living Trust

Through a Living Trust

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Lead Trust

Charitable Lead Trust

Real Estate and Securities

Real Estate and Securities

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit to discuss whether one or more of these stewardship vehicles may be right for you and yours. Feel free to view our General Fund Raising Policy / General Gift Acceptance Policy and your Donor Bill of Rights.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Darla Stitzlein

Darla Stitzlein

Executive Director