Brighter Tomorrows for Youth

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Brian Treece - President & CEO of The Community Foundation

Think back to when you were younger. Who or what helped you thrive? For me, I was fortunate to have amazing parents and family members, teachers who gave 110% every day, access to clubs and activities, and a network of people looking out for me. I recognize, however, that not all youth are that lucky.

I am proud to share a project to increase the resources available to help young people thrive in our community: Brighter Tomorrows – A campaign to support youth in Hancock County.

Between now and the end of the year, The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will raise more than $300,00 dollars in youth-focused endowed funds to ensure the future of Hancock County is even better.

There are three ways to support this project:

First, give to Brighter Tomorrows – A fund for the youth of Hancock County. We believe every single young person in our community deserves the chance for a brighter tomorrow. This field of interest fund will fund projects across our community. It could help a young person with their basic needs – food, shelter, safety. It could also provide access to enrichment: the arts, athletics, and other places young people need to feel they belong. The fund will be flexible to meet the needs of youth now and forever.

Second, you can add to an established fund benefitting youth, like the Children’s Museum, Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Hancock Youth Leadership or any other youth-focused designated funds at the Foundation.

Finally, we know there are needs we cannot currently meet through a fund at the Foundation. You can establish your own fund benefitting youth or a youth serving organization. Every young person needs a place to belong and thrive, and your gift can ensure there are permanent endowed funds to sustain them.

Your gift to Brighter Tomorrows means a hungry child will get lunch, an unhoused child will have a safe roof over their head, a student will receive a scholarship, and so much more.

This is an opportunity for all of us to dream. What, if it existed, could have made a difference in your life? Help make it happen for the kids of our community.

The future of Hancock County is bright, but your support of this fund will make it even brighter for the kids in our community. To partner with us in helping youth, click here.

This editorial was originally printed in The Courier Wednesday, September 21, 2022.