G. (Bud) and Valerie Poole Fund

Type: Field of Interest

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Established in 1994

Valerie Poole established this fund to support educational needs in the community. Natives of Hancock County and graduates of Van Buren High School, she and her husband, Bud, believed in lending a helping hand. Bud worked at Marathon Oil and Valerie worked as a nurse at hospitals in Findlay, Akron and Chicago. Both were members of First Presbyterian Church where Valerie often provided transportation to those who couldn't drive.