Marion Community Foundation Celebrates 25 Years by Awarding $25,000 | Community Foundations

Marion Community Foundation Celebrates 25 Years by Awarding $25,000

Foundation: Marion Community Foundation

Spencer Mathews was still in high school when community leaders in Marion, Ohio, created the Marion Community Foundation 25 years ago.

Today, the general manager of Mathews Auto Group is the foundation's first president and he and his wife, Brittany, chose to match their own $10,000 donation with another $10,000 to create a new charitable endowment at the foundation, which has awarded nearly $25 million in grants and scholarships over the years, per a press release.

The top awardee at the foundation's 25th anniversary celebration last month was Spencer Mathews, who chose to match his wife's $10,000 donation with another $10,000 to create a new charitable endowment at the foundation.

The release notes that 25 winners got to select a charity to receive a gift in their name, and whoever was holding the pen at that moment "won" an amount of money to be donated in their name to the local charity of their choosing.

A total of $25,000 was awarded in increments ranging from $250 to $10,000.Appropriately, 25 winners got to select a charity to receive a gift in their name.

The top awardee was Spencer Mathews, general manager of Mathews Auto Group.

He and his wife, Brittany, chose to match his "winnings" of $10,000 with an additional personal $10,000 to create a new charitable endowment

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