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 ...

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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 ...

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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-pro...

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Learn about the Two New Manager Positions at Our Foundation

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We have two immediate part-time manager positions available within our organization.

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Job Posting: Executive Director of The Portage Foundation

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The Portage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, was created in 1997 to provide a permanent source of income to assist in meeting the needs of the community and the philanthropic needs of its donors. The Foundation is headquartered in Portage County, Ohio and has assets of more than $8 million dollars.   Executive Director, The Portage Foundation, Portage County, Ohio The Portage Foundation is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and experienced leader to build the capacity of the Foundation to inspire philanthropy, build endowments, impact causes and foster ...

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Happy New Year!

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Message from Toby Ann Weber, Interim Director On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of the Foundation, I want to extend our best wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with our fundholders and local nonprofit organizations on improving the quality of life in Portage County through philanthropy.   Since January 2020, the Portage Foundation has made grants totaling more than $640,000 to nonprofit organizations in Portage County and more than $102,000 in scholarships to local high school and ...

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Save the Date: September 11, 2019 / Portage Foundation Community Meeting from 11:30 – 1:00

Mark your calendars:  The Portage Foundation Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. More details to be announced regarding this inspirational and motivational luncheon!  

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