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The Darke County Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Darke County by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts for the benefit of local residents. The Foundation supports areas such as education, the arts, social services, community projects, religious organizations, conservation and animal welfare.
Through donations by individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations, the Darke County Foundation provides long-term support for causes in which our donors strongly believe. Our goal is to assist donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes, creating lasting legacies for years to come.

Become a member of the

Friends of the Foundation

Support scholarships to Darke County

students and community grants to local

non-profit organizations.

Sat., Sept. 17, 2022

Greenville City Park
8:30 am

Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations

  • $18 (includes long-sleeve shirt)

  • $15 age 14 and under (includes long-sleeve shirt)

  • $5 age 14 and under (no shirt)

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill


Foundation Awards $152,000 in Scholarships

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Ansonia High School Scholarship Recipients

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Arcanum High School Scholarship Recipients

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Bradford High School Scholarship Recipients

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Franklin-Monroe High School Recipients

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Mississinawa Valley High School Recipients

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Greenville High School Scholarship Recipients

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Tri-Village High School Scholarship Recipients

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Versailles High School Scholarship Recipients

91 Darke County Graduates Receive Scholarships

Susan North Art Fund

Norton Family 4-H Fund

Gregory Olwine Arcanum Alumni Fund

Pohl Transportation Fund

Road Less Traveled Fund

JC & Alice Schafer Fund

Schipfer Family Fund

Lois E. Snyder Fund

Neil E. Stemley Fund

John E. and Ella M. Stevenson Fund

Edwin, Mac & Marguerite Stoltz Fund

Steven Stucke Fund

Jan and Jim Thomas Fund

J. Howard Trump Art Fund

Versailles Masonic Lodge Fund

Paul C. and Helen D. Warner Fund

Sarah Whittaker Fund

Matthew Wuebker Fund

Ryan Wulber Fund

The Darke County Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary by awarding $152,000 in scholarships to 91 area graduates from the class of 2022. Another $82,000 will be awarded to current college students who attended a Darke County high school.

The 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.

The following funds provided scholarship awards:

Velma and Merlin Applegate Fund

Tim Best/Ronnie Kreitzer Fund

Robert and Iris Bolen Fund

Harold and Betty Brewer Fund

William and Rosalyn Brinley Family Fund

Darke Co. Engineering/Science Fund

Darke County Foundation Endowment

Brian and Regina Delk Fund

Wayne K. Detling Fund

John S. and Mary L. Fourman Fund

Alice and Wilbur Frantom Fund

Kenneth J. Gibboney Fund

Richard Graeff Family Fund

Greenville National Bank Fund

Jeanie and Jeff Hawley Fund

Eleanor J. Hughes Fund

John and Miriam Knick Fund

Bob & Jan Lantz Miami Univ. Teacher

Ami McClurkin Fund

Joseph R. Mills Fund

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