Established 2017 This fund was established by a bequest from Marianna Hofer. Marianna was a celebrated writing teacher at the University of Findlay who, according to a colleague "Worked diligently, passionately, ferociously to teach." Outside of the classroom, Marianna's life was lived for art. She had a studio in the Jones Building and was a talented photographer who preferred old cameras and black and white film. Her true passion was poetry and journaled every day. Her work has been published in literary magazines across the country and she has published two books. Marianna hoped this fund would support the starving artists in Hancock County. The Arts Partnership will award scholarships and grants to individuals or organizations in pursuit of sharing their work, visual, performing or literary, with the world.