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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Community Foundation of Lorain County League of Mentors

Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” tells of the hero Odysseus’ wanderings after the Trojan War.  To provide for his son, Telemachus, in his absence, Odysseus chose his wise and trusted friend, Mentor.  Mentor then assumed the role of counselor, protector, and role model for Telemachus.

Over the nearly 3,000 years since, “mentor” has become the description of a person who serves as a teacher, guardian, someone who challenges and encourages. The following Funds were created as members in The Community Foundation of Lorain County’s League of Mentors because of the honoree's lifetime of service as a teacher, guardian, and encourager.  Their names will forever be recognized as treasured mentors.  The Funds bearing their names will forever make grants to this community to honor their wisdom, integrity and personal commitment.

Jenee' Campana Fund

Patsie C. Campana, Sr. Fund

Jeptha Carrell Fund

Roy A Church Fund

Dick Colella Fund

Brian R. Frederick Endowment Fund

Al Hillegass Fund

Ted Jacobs Fund

Jerry Janasko Fund

Cheryl L. McKenna Fund

Stanley G. Pijor Fund

Billy S. Rowland Fund

Bill Starbuck Fund

Leo Weingarten Fund

To honor a mentor in your life, contact the Community Foundation today.


We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency