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Harry T. Wilks 2020 Educators of Excellence Nominees Selected

October 15, 2020

A total of 19 educators have been selected to be recognized as Educators of Excellence from the Harry T. Wilks Hamilton Celebrates Education program this year. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual

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YPC Awards Grants to nonprofits serving youth

July 27, 2020

This spring, the Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) of the Hamilton Community Foundation awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to 11 different nonprofit organizations that will have a significant positive impact on our

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Friends of the Chrisholm Fund: Preserving History

The Friends of Chrisholm Historic Farmstead established an organizational endowment fund at the Foundation in 2014.  The fund was started in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Chrisholm Historic Farmstead nonprofit organization and the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of the Amish to Butler County. Learn more about Friends of Chrisholm...

S.D. Berry Family Fund

Steve Berry, PhD, is a Chicago native who moved his family to Oxford in 1979 from Southern California.  In 1988, the family moved again, this time from Oxford to Hamilton.  As he moves into retirement, Steve has time to explore what Hamilton has to offer, and think about ways of giving back. That desire led he and his wife, Cathy, to begin the S.D. Berry Family Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation. Read more about the Berrys...