Supporting Students...Transforming Communities
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The accomplishments of the Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) are a reflection of a community which stands behind higher education. For over five decades, WOEF has remained committed to providing higher education opportunities to the residents of west central Ohio, and ultimately to the success of the Lake Campus of Wright State University.
The WOEF Scholarship program and other special projects which benefit students would not be continuing and prospering today without the generous funding received from private citizens, businesses, and organizations.
For the 2015-16 academic year, the WOEF Scholarship program offered eligible applicants the opportunity to apply for over 270 academic scholarships, grants and loans worth over $290,000. Since 1965, WOEF has awarded over $3.4 million worth of scholarships to over 2,600 new and continuing students.
WOEF Board of Trustees Members
John Hoge, Hoge Lumber Co.
Mike Makley, (Secretary) St. Marys Community Foundation
Jenny Niekamp, St. Henry High School
Christine Noble, retired educator
Andy Prenger, Precision Strip, Inc.
Robert Sudhoff, retired CFO
Keith Horner, Wapakoneta City Schools
D. Todd Durham, (Treasurer), Second National Bank
Mitch Eiting, (Vice-President), Midmark Corporation
Jeff Schwieterman, Weaver Brothers, Inc.
Thomas Knapke, retired educator
George Boyles, Mercer Health
Rick Giere, Crown Equipment, Inc.
Dennis Hirt (President), The Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
Marvin Lefeld, Cooper Farms
Mike Pax, Pax Machine Works
Neil Stemley, retired business owner
Lisa Wendel, Darke County Economic Development
Martha Balyeat, City of Van Wert
Kent Bradford, retired attorney
Sheila Brokenshire, Van Wert County Hospital
Toni Jeffries, Vancrest Health Care Center
Carly Fortman, Central Insurance Companies
Staci Kaufman, Vantage Career Center
Matthew Graff, Eaton Corporation
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER
James F. Dicke
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY
Jay Albayyari, Dean
Julie Miller, Development
Courtney Donovan, Scholarships