League of Mentors

Mentor: one who provides guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling.

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 motivator.  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.

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