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Contact: Karl C. Kerschner, (419) 447-5132, or Barbara Fant, (614) 251-4000,


Allen Eiry Fund Announces 2014 Grants

Tiffin, Ohio (February 24, 2014)—The Allen Eiry Fund recently announced its grant funding for 2014—awarding 11 grants totaling $182,505 to organizations serving senior citizens in Seneca County.

The grants will support numerous local organizations, including the Allen Eiry Senior Center, Inc., Daybreak of Fostoria, Good Shepherd Home, Seneca County Agency Transportation, Seneca County Commission on Aging, Seneca County General Health District, Seneca County Home Auxiliary, Seneca County Public Guardianship Program (Seneca County Probate Court), St. Francis Senior Ministries, and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. 

All grants made from the Allen Eiry Fund honor the wishes of Mr. Eiry. An endowment fund was created in his name through The Columbus Foundation in 1983 to benefit the elderly citizens of Seneca County.

“We are proud to announce that since 1983, the Allen Eiry Fund has provided grant funding to local organizations serving senior citizens in excess of $2.8 million,” said Karl C. Kerschner, chair of the fund’s advisory committee.

A native of Seneca County, Mr. Eiry operated an automobile dealership in Green Springs, Ohio, for nearly 40 years. He also farmed several parcels of land and invested in real estate. He was a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau and the Green Springs Masonic Lodge. 

“We have a dedicated group of local leaders who help administer Mr. Eiry’s fund in a fiscally responsible manner for the benefit of local senior organizations,” said Mr. Kerschner. “Mr. Eiry’s legacy has truly been a blessing to the area’s seniors.”



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February 24, 2014