History

The Marsh Foundation’s mission is to inspire hope, to teach and to care for children and families. The agency is supported by a foundation established by a Van Wert family and has a long successful history reaching back to 1922.

A legacy for life

George and Hilinda Marsh and their daughter Katie, gave most of their substantial estate for the purpose of helping needy children and families. According to legend, George and Hilinda were traveling through Van Wert on a frosty winter night on their way home from the theater in Fort Wayne, Ind. when they noticed two small boys huddled together in a dark deserted doorway. Their mother was working evening hours. Moved with compassion, Hilinda said, “There George, we could use our money when we need it no longer, to establish a home for little fellows such as those.”

An enduring legacy

The Marsh endowment, contributed more than 90 years ago, has provided resources for building a stately campus, assembling dedicated professionals, underwriting a successful orphanage for many decades and now for expanding services to meet the changing needs of children and families.





News

Marsh Foundation to Host Event to Raise Funds to Fight Child Abuse

VAN WERT, Ohio – In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation is teaming up with the Family and Children First Council of Van Wert County to host the first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse.’ All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Van Wert […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Run to End Child Abuse – 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    April 29 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am