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Roger J. Di Paolo Scholarships Announced

Two newly endowed scholarship funds were created through the Portage Foundation to honor the memory of Roger J. Di Paolo, lifelong county resident whose career in journalism and volunteerism in local civic organizations made him a household name within Portage County. The funds were established by Di Paolo’s husband, Timothy Krasselt, and son, Brian Di Paolo, in coordination with the foundation. “We were honored to work with Timothy and Brian in developing these two funds. Roger Di Paolo’s death was a tremendous loss for our community. His work helped make Portage County a better place to live. Through the creation of these scholarship funds, ...

Congratulations 2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Portage Foundation announced the names of scholarship recipients for 2022. This year’s awards totaled over $58,000 and represent the diverse nature of Portage County and its residents.   Many of the scholarships offer to students were from Endowed Funds created in the memory of Portage County residents. The Portage Foundation staff appreciates the trust that donors place with us in helping to keep their loved one's memory alive through scholarship funds. For more information regarding the creation of, or donation towards, scholarship funds, please contact our offices. Previous Next 2022 Scholarship Recipients  The ...

Welcome to our new staff

Portage Foundation Appoints Scott Taylor as Executive Director Alongside New Operations and Outreach Managers   The Portage Foundation announced it has hired three new staff members, including Scott Taylor as the Executive Director. Taylor, who most recently served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley (HFHMV), has extensive experience in leading non-profit organizations with strong community-building missions. His efforts at HFHMV included a successful endowment campaign and a redefined organizational structure, which positioned the non-profit well for the future. This mirrors similar success in donor outreach, marketi...