Ross Community Foundation

An Affiliate of Hamilton Community Foundation

Our mission is to support the charitable activities of the community to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Ross community. 

The Ross Community Foundation became an affiliate of the Hamilton Community Foundation in March of 2022. As an affiliate, the Ross Community Foundation benefits from the administrative support, guidance, and philanthropic expertise of the Hamilton Community Foundation. The Ross Community Foundation volunteer  board will advise and oversee the grants awarded to the Ross community.

RCF is preparing to accept grants from organizations who serve the Ross community. If you fit that description you are invited to participate in an informational session. 

invitation to participate in informational session

"The idea of giving back to the community that gave our family the opportunity to raise our children and make a living is why we wanted to be founding members. The Ross Community Foundation is something that will live long beyond all of us, what we do today will affect the lives of others for many years beyond ours in a positive way."

--Dennis M Klei, Founding Member

Ross Community Foundation

Give Where You Live

Our Founders

The Ross Community Foundation Board of Trustees has focused on growing the Unrestricted Community Impact Fund since its inception in March 2022. In July, the "Give Where you Live" campaign was launched and a goal was set to raise $500,000 by the end of 2022. Thank you to the following who have generously donated funds to be used to grant back into the community.

Platinum Level - $25,000 +

Deron and Stacy Blaylock

Myron Bowling Family

Richard J. Fitton Family Foundation

Rolland (Butch) and Ruth Guenther

Dennis and Sherrie Klei Family

Dana and Martha Mehl*

Pat and Debbie Pawling

Nancy Burns Strause

   In memory of Fran and Wade Burns and Tom Wade Burns

Sid and Karen Vance

Ron and Sue Watson

Dean and Susan Welsh

The Westerbeck Family

Gold Level - $10,000 - $24,999

Gregory and Lisa Budd

Joe* and Becky Conrad

Thomas and Melissa Dierking

Dr. Christopher French, Ross Dental Group

Laura Hiler*

Steve and Mary Rigling

Rick and Sally Schwoeppe

Titan Mechanical Solutions, LLC

Charles C. Young Funeral Home, Inc

Silver Level - $5,000 - $9,999

Amrein Diamonds

Brian and Catherine Chappell

Wendy Bridge Curran and John Curran

John and Wendy* Fetters

Flubs Dariette

L. Samantha Glover

Mike and Julie Harris

John and Kimberly Kirsch

Larry and Karen Redemeier Family

Schappacher Concrete, INC

St. Aloysius Mens Society

Ray St. Clair Roofing

Richard and Thelma Westerbeck

Walter and Erin Wilson*

Alan and Mary Lou Woods

Greg and Kim Young

Bob Zaenkert

Gifts Toward Goal

Anonymous (1)

Steven D Berry

Julie A. Burwinkel and Dan Burwinkel

AK Butler

Catholic Order of Foresters St. Aloysius #2172

Johnson Investment Counsel

Zachery and Molly Pierson

Ross Lions Club

Rita C Tabler

Sean and Amanda Van Winkle

* denotes Ross Community Foundation board members

Your Gift

With your support, the Ross Community Foundation will continue to strengthen the Ross community for current and future generations.  Your unrestricted gift can help us:

     • Develop, implement, and expand grantmaking that support the unmet needs in our community.

     • Build a permanent endowment that is established by the residents for the benefit of the Ross community.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ross Community Foundation, Board Chair, Martha Mehl or Katie Braswell, Vice President. 

If you would like to support this effort, please complete the commitment form and return with your gift of support. 


Give where you live - Local People. Local Gifts. Local Impact.