August 22, 2018
The Community Foundation is pleased to announced the establishment of the two funds by the Zuberbuhler family.
Hancock County has been home to Nathalie Zuberbuhler Osmun since 1972. Although born and raised in the Beaver Valley area of Pennsylvania, her love of Findlay began in the fall of 1968 when she enrolled at Findlay College. She met her husband Robert Osmun while enrolled at Findlay College. Her husband’s time in the Air Force took them away from Findlay for two years. They returned in the fall of 1972 for employment opportunities and friends in the Findlay area. During Nathalie’s years in Hancock County, her employment with Job & Family Services and the Community Action Commission and medical offices afforded her the opportunities to work with individuals, families and children. Nathalie was always drawn to the plight of those who struggle personally and economically.
In retirement, volunteer opportunities have helped bring joy to her life and enhance her faith in God.
“For over 45 years, Hancock County has been my home. It is my desire to contribute in some small way to helping individuals and families in this community who are struggling not just by giving them a helping hand, but by walking alongside them and encouraging them to grow and believe they can become valued and productive members of this community. In faith we are planting seeds for future generations to bear fruit. In faith, my father Walter and my mother Dorothy Zuberbuhler raised a family of four. They encouraged us, guided us and planted the seeds of compassion and love for others in us.”
Nathalie created the Zuberbuhler Family Fund, a donor advised fund at The Community Foundation to allow her to give in the name of her family to charitable causes of her choice. She also established the Walter J. Zuberbuhler II Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Arlington School Foundation.
“I have lived in the Arlington School district over 25 years, where my neighbors’ children have attended school,” said Nathalie. “Having attended some school events, talking to parents and people that were involved and/or employed by the school, and receiving updates from the Arlington Academic Alliance regarding school science programs and needs, I wanted to start a scholarship fund for a graduating high school senior who is planning to continue their education in a STEM field.”