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Contact: Melissa Neely,, 614/251-4000, John A. Davis, 740/432-3976,


John W. And Edna McManus Shepard Fund/ Guernsey County Foundation Announce Grant Deadline – 2014

Columbus, OH (March 25, 2014)—The Columbus Foundation announced applications for the John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund/Guernsey County Foundation are due Friday, May 30, 2014.

The Shepard Fund awards grants to benefit cultural and economic programs for Cambridge and Guernsey counties. An advisory committee, consisting of two officers from the Guernsey County Foundation and committee chair John A. Davis, assists with grant recommendations. Grant requests may not exceed $5,000. Grant applications and information may be accessed through The Columbus Foundation’s website, Applications must be submitted electronically by e-mail to

In 1998, Arthur E. Shepard established the Shepard Fund in memory of his parents, longtime residents of Cambridge. Mr. Shepard’s father, John W. Shepard, owned and operated a dry cleaning and tailoring business for 36 years before his death in 1944. His mother, the former Edna McManus, moved to Cambridge with her family when the Cambridge Glass Company opened. Her father made the first piece of glassware produced at the company. For additional information, please contact John A. Davis at 740/432-3976 or Melissa Neely at 614/251-4000 or



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March 25, 2014