Wilder Fund for the Common Good Established

August 24, 2018

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Michael and Nancy Wilder Fund for the Common Good.

Michael and Nancy made Findlay their home for 20 years. Michael is retired from Marathon Petroleum Company as Vice President, general counsel and secretary. Nancy is a wife, mother, volunteer and entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Michael received his political science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Kentucky. He worked for Ashland Petroleum Company before being appointed Deputy General Counsel of Marathon Oil Company, then Vice President and General Counsel of Marathon Petroleum Company in 2011. He served on a number of boards locally, including The Community Foundation board. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, travel, golf, tennis and hunting.

Nancy’s family farm is located in Danville, Kentucky. Nancy received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Transylvania University in Lexington. Always more interested in helping others, Nancy was very involved in Lexington and Findlay. She started the Findlay Cotillion and the Grand Prix Club. She was a member of the Findlay Rotary Club and chaired numerous charity events to support the community.

Before retiring back to Kentucky, Michael and Nancy wanted to leave a gift for the community that would have the greatest impact. They created the Michael and Nancy Wilder Fund for the Common Good which will support our Community’s Endowment, making grants to the community as needs change. 

“It has been a pleasure to live in Findlay. Please accept this gift as our thank you for allowing us to work, raise our family and be a part of the community for 20 years.”

A Fund for the Common Good allows The Community Foundation support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, or environmental needs in our local community. For additional information about Funds for the Common Good click here or call 419-425-1100.