About the Clinton County Foundation

The Clinton County Foundation in Clinton County, Ohio was founded in 1985 as a charitable community organization with a 15 person governing board.

 

The Clinton County Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by and for the residents of Clinton County, Ohio. We have one goal—making our community a better place to live, now and for the future.

 

What Do We Do?
 
Who Are We?
 

Clinton County Ohio Foundation Board

What Do We Believe?
 

We foster a charitable heart in Clinton County by encouraging individuals, families, organizations, businesses to give to the place, people and organizations you love. We provide creative charitable giving opportunities for donors. Gifts are invested to provide Clinton County nonprofit organizations with financial support to continue the important work that improves and enhances our communities. The interest earned from gifts to the Foundation’s funds enable these important grant making opportunities. The Clinton County Foundation stewards your charitable investment and raises awareness for local needs.

 

Jan Blohm

937.566.1634 or blohmj74@gmail.com
 

Jan has served many nonprofits locally for more than 20 years. She lives in Union Township and has served on many nonprofit boards. ”My favorite quote is by Nelson Henderson, a Canadian farmer: “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” The Clinton County Foundation is like an oak tree, strong and impressive,” said Jan.

Executive Director, Clinton County Foundation

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Board of Trustees
 

Jeff Drapalik

Jeff and Beverly have lived in Wilmington since 2010.  Jeff is a member of several community boards in Clinton County and the area, a Clinton County Park district commissioner, and a CASA volunteer. 

Anne Frank

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Semi/Retired Health Care Finance professional

Shannon Privett

Lives in Hamilton Township, and has been married for 25 years with 2 kids;
a Junior at Wilmington University and a Sophomore at Bluffton University.
Shannon has been in banking for over 24 years and her goal is to take care
of you and your family's needs.

"Commitment is an act, not a word."  Jean-Paul Satre

VP-Trust and Business Development

Kelsey Swindler

Kelsey Swindler and her husband, Eric, and son, Cedric, are proud to call Clinton County home. Kelsey grew up working in her family's florist and greenhouse that has operated in Wilmington for almost 100 years. She graduated in 2012 from Wittenberg University with a degree in English. While in college, she spent summers working with Energize Clinton County (ECC), then Mayor David Raizk and ultimately with the Clinton County Community Fellows program.

 

Following her graduation, Kelsey returned to Wilmington where she now works in healthcare marketing. She is serving her third term as an at large member of Wilmington City Council, is a member of boards for HealthFirst for Clinton County and Clinton County Foundation, and is an elected member of the Democratic Central Committee in Clinton County. 

Division Marketing Director, RCCP

Chip Murdock

Born in Cincinnati but raised in Michigan, Chip moved to Wilmington in 1999 and began working at Wilmington College in the spring of 2000. He serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Director of Service and Civic Engagement at Wilmington College. Both positions have direct connections to the local community.

 

A proud veteran of the Armed Forces, his educational path is as diverse as his job title having received degrees from institutions including Oral Roberts University, Miami University and Tennessee State University. Chip and his wife Tina have four adult children who were raised in the local community, two of which teach for Wilmington City Schools.

 

“As a transplant to this community over 20 years ago, I was embraced immediately by the locals and I am proud to call Wilmington home. This town has afforded my family many opportunities and serving on this board is one way to certainly give back and pay things forward.”

Director of Diversity and Inclusion and of Service and Civic Engagement at Wilmington College

Jermaine Issac

Jermaine is a 2008 graduate of Wilmington College. He resides in Wilmington with his wife and children. He brings over 10 years of professional experience working within the non-profit and public sectors. He enjoys working with young people and serving his community. 

 

“All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” —Jim Rohn  

Superintendent – City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation

Brad Reynolds

Born in Florida but growing up in Wilmington since age four, Brad received his undergrad and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. He has over 40 years’ experience in human resources management, long-term care administration, and leadership development. He’s been blessed to work in Ohio and Maryland and returned to Ohio in late 2014. Brad and his wife Darcy have five adult children who live in Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. His mother is a longtime resident of Wilmington, currently living at Cape May.

 

“Living and working in Wilmington makes me aware of the many needs of our community along with the great generosity of our residents. Strong organizations, such as the Clinton County Foundation, are the lifeline for many area non-profits whose sole purpose is to support possibilities for the next generation. The work of the Foundation changes local people’s lives in real ways---in ways that really matter.”

Executive Director/Administrator – Ohio Living Cape May

Jeffrey Hoak

Lives in Wayne Township, Sabina, works in Washington Court House. I work on the family farm near Lees Creek with my dad and brother where we farm 1200 acres of corn and soybeans. I live near Sabina with my wife, Courtney and our two boys, Jeffrey and Conner. 

 

"I'm here to help see our county grow and prosper. It's important to me to leave a better quality of life for our future generations."

Senior Financial Services Officer, Farm Credit Mid-America and Farmer

​Joshua Engel​

Joshua is a civil rights attorney and former prosecutor who graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He has lived in Wilmington since 2002 with his wife (a Wilmington College Professor), two daughters (students in Wilmington City Schools), and numerous dogs, cats, fish, and reptiles.

 

“As citizens, we are challenged to repair the world.  We have an obligation to confront the many issues facing our community and to fight injustice in our own time.  Serving on the Foundation Board is but a small step in fulfilling this mandate.  While we face great challenges, a wise scholar once observed that ‘It is not up to you to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.’”

Civil Rights Attorney

Justin Holbrook

Justin works primarily in the Blanchester office of Paul Hall & Associates as the Vice President of Sales. He is a graduate of Blanchester High School and earned of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Wilmington College. He has been a long-time volunteer for the Clinton County 4-H program having served as a Poultry Department chair for the past 15 years. Justin resides in Wilmington with his wife, Leslie.  

In joining the Foundation board Justin said, “Supporting the Clinton County community is important to me personally, and I’m eager to give back to fellow residents in a meaningful way." 

​Vice President of Sales, Paul Hall & Associates 

Neal Bond

Neal lives near Lees Creek in Wayne Township. Neal is a board member and he and his family have a donor-advised fund.

 

Neal believes in this quote from Lewis Carrol: “One of the deep secrets of life is all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”

​Grain farmer and Sales Representative for DuPont Pioneer

Janet Dixon

Janet lives on Cherry Bend Road in Richland Township. She has been employed with Peoples Bank for 26 years.

“Of course my favorite charitable organization is the Clinton County Foundation due to the fact that each community in Clinton County has been helped in some form by the projects supported by the Foundation.  The all-volunteer board also represents various areas of our County with an attitude of service.”

​Retired, Peoples Bank, Trust Department Officer

Joyce Kelly

Retired from teaching after 30 amazing years with the Blanchester Local Schools, Joyce taught by the mantra, “You only fail if you fail to try.”

 

The Blanchester community is my family and I want to help my family thrive and succeed, especially giving the children more educational and recreational opportunities.

In Blanchester, she is involved with the American Legion Auxiliary(Buckeye Girls State), The Lions (scholarship), and Eastern Star. Joyce is the scholarship advisor for the Clinton County Retired Teachers Association. She enjoys hearing students expressing their future plans. These are our leaders of tomorrow.

         

She is a farmer's wife in the Midland area, married to Paul Kelly, and they have three children (one is an angel), and three grandchildren.

Retired Teacher

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Clinton County Foundation Mission

We SERVE as a community resource, CONNECT donors to needs and SUPPORT charitable organizations in their work for strong Clinton County communities.

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Clinton County Foundation

Wilmington, Ohio 45177

937-566-1634

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