Salem, Ohio

A PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST

 

PRINCIPAL FUNDS OF SALEM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

McKeown Fund

During 1977 the Salem Community Foundation was designated the recipient of the income from the Ruth Harkins McKeown estate, for which PNC Bank is trustee and executor. Since then approximately $26,000,000 has been received from the trust. 

This past year alone the Foundation received $802,912 from the Trust, which has been distributed for the benefit of the citizens of Salem according to the will of Ruth Harkins McKeown. The market value of the fund at December 31, 2017 was $25,269,357. 

The Salem Community Foundation is grateful for the support of the McKeown Trust and the good work it makes possible in our community.


RESTRICTED FUNDS
Use of Restricted Funds is limited to a specified area of interest. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1967

James H. Wilson Memorial Fund
Income to be awarded annually to the "Highest Academic" and "Best All Around" nursing students at the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing.

ESTABLISHED IN 1969

Evelyn Lease Fund
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1971

Bonnie Lee Burson - George Ursu Jr. Memorial Fund
Income to be awarded annually to a Salem High School senior girl and boy who demonstrate the most responsible citizenship, courtesy and safety.

Charles Mattevi Memorial Fund 
Income to be awarded to an exceptional senior boy on the Salem High School basketball team and recognize a Salem citizen supporting athletics, primarily in the area of basketball.  

ESTABLISHED IN 1972

Charles F. Fox Memorial Fund 
Twenty percent of income to designated concert programs in Salem, twenty percent to be unrestricted, sixty percent to the Salem High School Alumni Assoc. Scholarship Fund.

ESTABLISHED IN 1974

V. Esther Odoran Memorial Music Fund 
Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club and Salem Schools for students deserving of further vocal training.

ESTABLISHED IN 1975

Louis Mattevi Memorial Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1977

Dr. Harold F. Hoprich Scholarship Fund 
Income to be awarded annually to the Salem High School valedictorian.

Hansell Family Fund 
Donor directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1978

Mona McArtor SAFCO Fund 
Income to benefit the SAFCO program, providing food for Salem's children.

ESTABLISHED IN 1982

Charles Burchfield Art Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to talented students pursuing an education in the art field.

Raymond J. Reasbeck Memorial Fund 
Income to be used to promote amateur sports and/or construction and maintenance of public recreation facilities.

ESTABLISHED IN 1983

Charles E. Williams Memorial Fund 
Income to be awarded by the Salem Community Theatre to a student who has shown strong interest in performing arts.

Howard Jesko Memorial Fund 
Donor directed.

Pearce Mobile Meals Fund 
Income to support the Pearce Mobile Meals for elderly and shut-ins program.

ESTABLISHED IN 1985

H. W. and B. L. Young Memorial Fund 
Income designated to the Salem High School Alumni Assoc. Scholarship Fund.

ESTABLISHED IN 1987

Kenneth and Ruth H. Wirtz Memorial Fund 
Income to be directed to Centennial Park, Salem Worlds War Memorial Building and Salem Community Center.

ESTABLISHED IN 1988

Hauptkorn / Salem Rotary Club Children's Fund 
Income to be used by the Salem Rotary Club to benefit their children's programs.

ESTABLISHED IN 1989

Loudon Memorial Fund 
Donor directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1991

Gladys Thomas Nursing Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to students pursuing an education in Licensed Practical Nursing.

Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Fund 
Scholarships are awarded to upper class college students who meet requirements. Established from the combined funds of George Theiss, Paul and Olive Astry, J.G. Smith, Zella Litty, Louise Bunn, Salem Scholarship Fund, Freda Sweitzer Legacy, R.B. McArtor, C. Harold Musser, Ethel Beall, Anna Thomas, F.R. Mathews, Mary Ellen Pizzino, and the Corso funds.

Sam and Bernice Keener Scholarship Fund 
Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.

ESTABLISHED IN 1992

Avanell E. Beck Scholarship Fund 
Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.

ESTABLISHED IN 1993

Lyle and Mary Biehler Scholarship Fund 
Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.

ESTABLISHED IN 1994

Salem Label / Menegos Fund 
Donor directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1995

George and Jeannette Emeny Endowment Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1996

Friends of the Children 
Income to be directed to the Salem Parks Department for upkeep of playgrounds.

Salem Girls Basketball Fund
Income to be awarded to an exceptional senior girl on the Salem High School basketball team.

YWCA Endowment Fund 
Donor directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 1997

Teddy Lease Keen Memorial Fund 
Income to be directed to the Banquet in Salem to purchase books for children.

ESTABLISHED IN 1999

Betty R. Ulicny Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in teaching or journalism.

J. Robert Sebo Fund 
Donor directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2000

Sal and Alma Apicella Fund 
Donor directed.

Salem Community Center Endowment Fund 
To support operation and maintenance of Salem Community Center.

ESTABLISHED IN 2001

Hart / Litty Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to college students.

Anderson Family Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to college students.

Salem Community Center Operating Fund 
For the support of the Salem Community Center.

Salem Community Theatre Endowment Fund 
For the support of the Salem Community Theatre.

ESTABLISHED IN 2002

Cindy Maher Scholarship Fund 
Income to be directed to student teachers in Salem's elementary schools.

Ernst P. Schaefer Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide wellness scholarships to the Salem Community Center.

Salem Hall of Fame Fund 
Income to be directed to wellness programs at the Salem Community Center.

ESTABLISHED IN 2003

Boy Scout Troop #3 
For the support of Boy Scout Troop #3 sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church.

ESTABLISHED IN 2004

Boy Scout Troop #2 
For the support of Boy Scout Troop #2 sponsored by the First United Methodist Church.

Salem Garden Club Fund 
Income to be directed to the Salem Parks Department for annual planting to beautify Salem's parks.

ESTABLISHED IN 2005

Dorothy Vaughan Scholarship Fund 
Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club for students deserving of further music training.

Wayne T. Darling Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2006

Albert Morris Family Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2007

A. Franklin Huber Fund 
Foundation directed.

Joseph P. and Donna J. Sedzmak Fund 
Donor directed.

L. Raymond Maurer Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2008

Corinne Mackall Scholarship Fund 
Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club for students deserving of further music training.

Matt A. and Bernice E. Melitschka Fund 
Foundation directed.

Ministerial Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in ministry.

ESTABLISHED IN 2010

Bruce P. and Eileen J. Gordon Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to Kent State Salem Campus students.

Ralph P. Smith Memorial Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2011

Gingerbread Day Fund 
For the support of Gingerbread Day.

ESTABLISHED IN 2012

Anonymous Fund 
Donor directed.

The ROC of Salem Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the ROC in Salem. 

ESTABLISHED IN 2013

Summer Concert Fund 
Foundation directed. 

ESTABLISHED IN 2014

YMG Charity Fund 
Donor directed.

Salem Historical Society Inc. Endowment Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Salem Historical Society.

SCC General Fund 
For the support of the Salem Community Center.

Gary E. and Wilma L. Moffett Fund 
Donor directed.

Salem Youth Soccer League Endowment Fund 
For the support of Salem Youth Soccer League.

Florence C. Shafer Memorial Fund
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2015

Dr. Thomas B. Johnson Legacy Fund for Caregivers 
Donor directed.

Salem City Schools Scholarship Fund
Income to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Salem City School DIstrict. 

Gordon - Stanley Preserve Salem Endowment Fund 
Donor directed.

Herbert J. Hansell Scholarship Fund for Public Service 
Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in public service.

Salem Police Department K-9 Fund 
For the support of the Salem Police Department K-9 program.

The Banquet in Salem Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Banquet in Salem.

Jacqueline E. Troll Memorial Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2016

Dr. Thomas B. Johnson Memorial Fund 
Foundation directed.

Humane Society of Columbiana County Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Humane Society of Columbiana County.

Karen Wendling Sebo Fund 
Donor directed.

Salem High School Alumni Association - Max M. Fisher Athletic Scholarship Fund 
Income designated to the Max M. Fisher Athletic Scholarship awarded by the Salem High School Alumni Association.

Winona Area Historical Society Restricted Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Winona Area Historical Society.

Winona Ruritan Club Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Winona Ruritan Club.

Vange Firestone Memorial Fund 
Foundation directed.

ESTABLISHED IN 2017

Frank M. and Dorothy M. Faulk Memorial Fund #1
Foundation directed.

Frank M. and Dorothy M. Faulk Memorial Fund #2
Foundation directed.

Jonathan Gamble Memorial Scholarship Fund
Income to be awarded by the Winona Fire Department to a high school senior or college student.

The Salem Rotary Endowment Fund 
To fulfill the mission of the Salem Rotary Foundation.

United Community Scholarship Fund
To fulfill the mission of the United Community Scholarship Foundation.

Winona Flax Scutching Festival Association Inc. Fund 
For the support of the Winona Flax Scutching Festival.

ESTABLISHED IN 2018

Butech Bliss Technology Endowment Fund 
Donor directed.

Guns and Hoses Benefit Fund
For the support of those serving with local police and fire departments.

Lou Slaby Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Salem City School District.

Matt and Debbie Butts Service Fund 
Donor directed.

NEW Scholarship Fund
Donor directed.

Richard Washinko Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Income to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Salem City School District.

Salem Elks Caring and Sharing Fund
Donor directed. 

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

General and Memorial Fund

E. M. Stephenson Memorial Fund

Deming Memorial Fund 

LeAnne E. Zimmann and Family Memorial Fund 

Rebecca H. Knowlton Memorial Fund 

Elizabeth and Raymond Pearce Memorial Fund 

Louis H. and Maude S. Brush Memorial Fund 

Floyd W. McKee Memorial Fund 

T. Emerson Smith Memorial Fund

Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Lehwald Scholarship Fund

Elsie Fernangel Smith Memorial Fund

Mary Byers Howett Memorial Fund 

Thomas E. and Doris I. Miller Memorial Fund

Gladys M. Early Memorial Fund 

Clarence P. Trotter Memorial Fund 

Olive Tetlow Memorial Fund 

Albert and Ethel Parker Memorial Fund

Doris Tetlow Memorial Fund 

Walter B. Null Memorial Fund

Don and Helen Vincent Memorial Fund 

Caplan / Bloomberg Fund 


 FUND TYPES OFFERED AT SALEM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:

•  Unrestricted Funds - Use is in no way specified by the donor. Such gifts are useful to the Foundation since they afford the Board of Directors the greatest flexibility in meeting needs of the community.

•  Restricted Funds - The income is specified for general causes such as educational or cultural programs.

•  Designated Funds - A specific charitable organization is designated as beneficiary.

•  Donor Directed Funds - The income and/or principal is distributed each year as directed by the donor.

•  Memorial Gifts - In order to establish a Fixed Memorial Fund on behalf of, or in the name of individual(s), it is necessary to have one or more contributions aggregating $5,000. When a $25 memorial contribution is made, the name of the deceased, year of birth and death are inscribed in the Book of Memory in the Salem Public Library.