Ross Community Foundation

An Affiliate of Hamilton Community Foundation

2023 campaign
Harvest Campaign

Community Harvest Campaign

The Ross Community Foundation announces its new Community Harvest Campaign in 2023 to continue to raise money for the Community Impact Fund in order to put more dollars to work in the community. Every dollar raised for this effort will go back into the Ross community! 


The power of the Ross Community Foundation is its ability to bring together people and their resources to make an impact in our communities. You do not have to be a wealthy individual, nor do you need to start a fund to make a difference. Through our Ross Community Impact Fund, gifts are pooled so that everyone plays a role in helping the Ross Community Foundation to change the lives of our community members. 

About the Community Harvest Campaign brochure

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.

Learn About Our First Grant Awards!

Meet Our First Scholarship Recipient!

Community Harvest Campaign 2023 Donors*

Sweet Corn

  • Anonymous
  • Dana & Martha Mehl
  • Greg & Jen Hengehold (in memory of Myron Bowling)
  • Joe & Becky Conrad
  • Laura Hiler
  • Rick & Sally Schwoeppe
  • Sid & Karen Vance
  • Tom & Melissa Dierking


  • Gayla Young (in memory of Charles Young)
  • John & Wendy Fetters


  • Brian Bottoms
  • Friends of the Falk Family (in memory of Nancy L. Falk)
  • John & Kimberly Kirsch
  • Samantha Glover


  • Anonymous
  • Brennan Family (in memory of Robert Brennan)
  • Brown’s Family Farm Market
  • Chad & Kendra Oberson 
  • Gregory Builders LTD
  • Jeff Roberts Muenchen's Furniture
  • Johnson Investment Counsel
  • Lanny & Georgia Leach
  • Mike & Julie Harris
  • Warren & Elizabeth Remle
  • Robert & Wanda Barger
  • SB Hauling & Services - Steve Boyd
  • Steve & Lisa Bosse


  • Anonymous (3)
  • Andrea Sneed
  • Bill & Lavonne Garland
  • Bowling and Kugler Realty
  • Dave Lodder
  • Everett McFarland
  • Heather A. Doria
  • Jeff & Vicki Holloway
  • John & Maureen Fisher
  • Mark & Michelle Tabler
  • Paul & Linda Ruttencutter
  • Ross Gold Star Chili
  • Scott & Shelly Dearwester
  • Stephen D. Berry

*as of 3/1/2024

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 generously donated funds to help us reach and exceed this goal!  

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.