Ross Community Foundation

An Affiliate of Hamilton Community Foundation

The Ross Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Hamilton Community Foundation, was established in March 2022 by a group of volunteer Ross community members.  The Ross Community Foundation provides a way for citizens to make lasting gifts for the improvement and benefit of future generations. The Foundation serves as an endowment that will benefit the community in perpetuity.

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Meet Our First Scholarship Recipient!

"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 and Amy and Bobby Smith

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.