The purpose of the foundation is “Promoting the Quality of Life in the City of Fairlawn,” a most worthy and admirable goal. The FCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible. Because of the support of individuals and businesses like yours, the Foundation has been able to provide the community with a Fourth of July parade and fireworks display for the past four consecutive years. The Foundation will continue to work on other projects that will improve the quality of life in the community.
Thank you very much for your generous gift to the Fairlawn Community Foundation. For income tax purposes, let me confirm that no goods or services were given in exchange for this gift.
I truly appreciate your generosity and your commitment to our community. George Bernard Shaw once said “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can”.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and especially those who will benefit from your gift to the Fairlawn Community Foundation, thank you. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are very much appreciated.
Gary L. Himmel
Gary L. Himmel
Gary L. Himmel, Esq. has been President of the Fairlawn Community Foundation for 5 years. He is married to Ilona. They have 3 adult sons, Paul, Steven and Keith. Mr. Himmel has an active law practice in Ohio and has also appeared in cases around the country for various clients during his 35 years of practice.
Barbara Potts has been a Fairlawn resident for over thirty-three years and Ward 2 Council person for the City of Fairlawn since 2004. She is one of the founding members of the Foundation and current treasurer. Barbara graduated from Kansas State University, taught at Delta College in Michigan and was bookkeeper in her husband’s business for seventeen years. She has four adult children and eight grandchildren.
Over the past six years, since its inception, the Fairlawn Community Foundation has been able to achieve the following accomplishments with the help from your generous donations:
- Fireworks/Parade Sponsored for the past 6 years
- Gasp (Guardians Advocating Child Safety And Protection) Grant – (2014 – 2017)
- Fairlawn City Garden Club Grant – Beautification Program (2014 – 2017)
- Lacrosse Goals Purchased For The City Of Fairlawn Parks And Recreation Department (2013)
- Sign For Soap Box Derby Participant (2013)
- Boy Scout Troop #380 Normandy Trip Grant (2014)
- Logo Scholarship (2014)
- War of 1812 meals for re-enactors (2014)
We couldn’t have done this without the support of generous donors. In order for the FCF to continue to make a difference in the community, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.
Fairlawn Community Foundation would like to THANK our major sponsors for the presentation of this year's fireworks!
Mayor Bill & Jolene Roth
Gary & Ilona Himmel
Gerald & Barbara Potts
R. Bryan Nace, Attorney at Law