News and Updates from PCCF

Donation to Westfall High School for “Comfy Cushion Campaign” in Memory of Emily Nelson


The Pickaway County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the issuance of a grant in the amount of $1,000 in memory of former Westfall teacher and Pickaway County Community Foundation Board member, Emily Nelson.  The grant will purchase seats in memory of Emily’s service to the community in which she lived and worked.   Emily had a passion for the school and the Foundation. 

The initiative of the “Comfy Cushion Campaign” is designed to put new seats in the auditorium with the overlying goal of bringing the facility back to an acceptable condition that would allow it to more adequately serve the students, staff and community.  This campaign allows the auditorium to become a venue to showcase talents and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities and continues to promote the school as the focal point in the community.  The “Comfy Cushion Campaign” along with additional renovations being made to the auditorium by the Westfall School Board is expected to be completed during the summer of 2017.

 Pictured: Steve Gary, Billy Dennis, Jan Shannon, & Steve Nelson


PCN Ag Presents Checks to FFA's



FFA Student Practice Philanthropy with PCN Ag Fund

Philanthropy is about giving time, talent or treasure. This past fall the students from Logan Elm, Teays Valley, Westfall and Stoneridge FFA’s helped serve over 400 people at the Farm to Plate Dinner sponsored by the Pickaway Competitive Network Agriculture Fund.  In appreciation for their time $5,000 was shared by the four FFA chapters. 


PCCF Grant award to ‘Touched by Cancer’ holds promise (and no small measure of relief) for Pickaway County residents diagnosed with the disease

Touched by Cancer Grant PresentaitonWhen the grant application was received a few of the Grants Committee members already knew about the concept.  A number of the board members who unanimously approved the committee’s recommendation for funding also understood the debilitating impact of cancer and were familiar with the number of Pickaway County cancer patients who have fought the disease.


PCCF Salutes PCN’s new Fellows graduates

New 2016 Pickaway FellowsThe Pickaway Competitiveness Network, part of the Pickaway County Community Foundation, has introduced the 2016 graduates of its Pickaway Fellows program –  part of PCN’s ongoing effort to help develop established and emerging leaders for elected, appointed, and philanthropic leadership in the county.


Year-end anonymous gift to PCCF provides ‘Welcome Bag’ for Pickaway County homeless veterans

PICCA Homeless Vets Welcome Bag and Center for PhilanthropyThe donor wanted the $5,000 year-end gift to be used, somehow, to help homeless veterans in Pickaway County.  As Board Member Jerry Leist and Executive Director Barry Adams began to explore the idea they were surprised that as many as 50 or more homeless veterans filter through Pickaway County Community Action Agency (PICCA) every year.  It seemed like the donor’s wishes could definitely be honored and discussions with PICCA and some of the veterans living in its emergency/temporary housing facility proved fruitful.