30 Years of Fostering Community

30th Anniversary Grantees

In honor of CFNC’s 30th Anniversary, the foundation’s Board of Directors approved $30,000 in proactive grants to six community-focused organizations in Noble County with each organization receiving $5,000. The foundation’s current grantmaking priorities include education, childcare, and economic development. The following organizations are being recognized for their work in youth entrepreneurship through student-led business and work in childcare and early learning.

Central Noble Deja Brew pictured are Shawn Hoover CN Principal, Brad Graden CFNC Director, Deja Brew students Alyssa Lock, Emma Sensibaugh, Savannah Phillips, Aunna Jackson, and Michelle Sirois CN teacher and Deja Brew instructor.

Turning Point Coffee Company pictured Bryan Shearer CFNC Board Member and Emily Allen.

The Crew Youth Center pictured Andrea Farren Crew program director, Logan Conley Crew director, and Brad Graden CFNC Director.

Cole Center Family YMCA Preschool at Wolf Lake Nature Program pictured are Casey Weimer YMCA director, Lisa Walters Early Childhood Director, and Brad Graden CFNC Director.

The Apple Tree Center pictured Cindy Clark executive director, Debbie Norris Program Director, and Brad Graden CFNC Director.

Ruth Stultz PreSchool pictured (l to r) back row Beatrice Moreno teacher assistant, Doris Gierhan Ruth Stultz board member, Jane Noelle Ruth Stultz board member, Bryan Shearer CFNC board member, and Steph Sanders teacher. Front row is the 3-year-old class.