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Marsh Foundation Hosts 2017 Graduation and Spring Celebration

The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, May 24. The day included piano recitals, a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony and a luncheon. Two students were honored for receiving their high school diplomas. Many of the youth’s friends and families, as well as community members joined […]

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Marsh Holds Panel During Women’s History Month

Earlier this spring, the cultural diversity committee at The Marsh Foundation organized two guest panels during Women’s History Month. The focus was women in the workforce and featured females in traditionally male dominated fields. The two panels featured professional women in our own community and included: Officer Brandi Dershem, Van Wert Police Department; Erin Patterson, […]

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May Honors National Foster Care Appreciation Month

One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation celebrated Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is consistently focused on recruiting additional families to help care for the many children in need. To celebrate foster […]

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Marsh Holds 5K Run to End Child Abuse

In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation held its first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse’ on Saturday, April 29. The event was a great success. The day brought out several volunteers and participants and most importantly, raised nearly $1,000 to help fight child abuse in Van […]

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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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Closet 1:27 Connects with Marsh Foster Care Program

VAN WERT, Ohio – Closet 1:27 is an initiative operated by Woodburn Missionary Church in Woodburn, IN. The ministry provides support and supplies for Christian adoptive and foster families. They learned of The Marsh Foundation’s need through one of our own foster families. Closet 1:27 provides two main services for adoptive and foster families: foster […]

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Family Becomes Complete Just in Time for the Holidays

VAN WERT, Ohio – In 2014, Rob and Jennifer Sniegowski decided to pursue a foster care license with The Marsh Foundation. They were interested in growing their family and giving their daughter, Abigail, a younger sibling. After months of waiting, they were blessed two-fold with what has turned out to be a perfect match. In […]

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Marsh Foundation Youth Hosting Annual Poinsettia Sale

VAN WERT, Ohio – Youth at The Marsh Foundation are once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom plants are available in 4.5 inches for $3.50, […]

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Marsh Foundation Hires New Foster Care Supervisor

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation has hired Melissa Gearhart, LSW, as the agency’s new supervisor of its foster care division. Gearhart will oversee consultation, recruitment, licensing and maintenance of The Marsh’s foster care program. Gearhart holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Defiance College and is a Licensed Social Worker. After beginning […]

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Marsh Foundation to Hold Documentary Showing and Open House

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation is holding a public showing of their new, historical documentary, “The Marsh Homestead: The Historic Tour” on Sunday, October 16 beginning at 2 p.m. in The Marsh Foundation Auditorium. The video details the amazing philanthropic influence that the George Marsh family had on the Van Wert community. The […]

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Project Believe Donates Christmas Presents to Youth at The Marsh Foundation

VAN WERT, Ohio – For the sixth year in a row, Project Believe has helped to make Christmas a little brighter for youth at The Marsh Foundation. The organization, which originated in 2007, has grown from serving 10 kids at Christmas to 10 entire facilities this year alone. Tammie Rafferty, the group’s founder, was inspired […]

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