Established in 2014
Karen Grieser established two agency funds to support local nonprofits that are important to her, while honoring those near to her heart. Karen established the Karen and Eric Grieser Fund for Hope House, to support the Bridges Out of Poverty Program which combats poverty by educating the community and families in poverty. This fund was established in memory of her brother, Eric Grieser. Karen Grieser was born in 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and Owens Community College. Karen retired from nursing at Blanchard Valley Hospital after more than 45 years.