The Granville Community Foundation announced this week the allocation of $71,000 in grants to 15 community organizations committed to education, the arts, historic preservation, and community building.
With an award winning film under their belt, students in Granville High School’s film production club are already busy on their next project.
At a recent after-school meeting of GHS Film Production, seniors Taylor Kitchen and Burke Abbott (Co-Presidents) took the lead brainstorming a planned documentary on the Granville Schools’ Land Lab. Mason Knight (Vice-President) and Robert Gangner (Secretary), weighed in on a host of production issues: which elements of the Lab to focus on, what time of day to shoot, how to plan for weather, and how to use interview voiceovers and time-lapsed clips to showcase the Lab’s beauty.
Students involved in GHS Film Production have reason to be excited and confident about their next project. This past year, they partnered with Granville Kiwanis to produce a film highlighting the work of K-Kids, a service club for elementary school students. Creating the film posed a number of challenges: interviewing young, camera-shy GES students, gathering enough usable content, and editing nine minutes of footage down to one and a half minutes. Their work paid off. The film won the Kiwanis International 2017-2018 Club Promotion Best Video Contest. (You can find the film by searching “Granville K-Kids” on YouTube).
Students are quick to add that new equipment purchased with a grant from the Granville Community Foundation has made a big difference. A new Apple Macbook Pro relieves the students from having to use their personal computers and gives them access to the latest in film editing software.
The Granville Community Foundation announced a number of changes to its Board of Directors. Since the Foundation’s inception nearly 50 years ago, more than 100 Granville residents have served on the Foundation’s all-volunteer Board of Directors. Board members are responsible for the fiscal management of its’ $2 million endowment and allocation of community grants, which have totaled over $200,000 in the last three years.
Board Member Vince Paumier will be stepping in as President of the Foundation. Paumier began his career with USDA-Rural Development in 1983 and has held numerous positions within the organization. Today, as Ohio Community Development Coordinator, he works with the Rural Development Management Team to leverage statewide internal and external resources to enhance Community Development. Vince is a graduate of Ohio State University and is active in several local community activities including the township zoning board and Kiwanis. He has been a resident of Granville for over 20 years with his wife Mary. His children, Victoria and Anna are graduates of Granville High School.
Other leadership changes on the Board include the appointment of Olivia Aguilar as Secretary, Josh Beitzel as Chair of the Finance Committee, and Mike Schmidt as Chair of the Fundraising Committee.
Joining the board this year are Kyle Bartholomew and Scott Miller. Bartholomew is owner and chief appraiser of Midland Appraisal Company, LLC based out of Granville, Ohio. Midland Appraisal Company, LLC is a boutique real estate appraisal company focusing on valuation services for a wide variety of users, including: banks, attorneys, and homeowners. He has been in the appraisal industry for over 16 years and brings a wealth of knowledge from his prior experience working as a staff appraiser for over 10 years in Northern California, a staff review appraiser for a national appraisal management company, and as the first, founding Director of the Residential Appraisal Department at Park National Bank. Bartholomew has lived in Granville since 2014 and enjoys the area walking paths, the historic housing stock, and the charming downtown restaurants and shops.
Scott Miller is a finance executive with over twenty years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance. He specializes in corporate governance, fiscal management and international business. Since 2012, he has been the Controller of the International division at L Brands. Miller received his BBA degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his corporate work, he currently serves as the Board of Directors Chairperson at the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. Scott and his wife, Susan, live in Granville. They have two daughters in Granville schools.
Stepping down from the Granville Community Foundation Board are Andy Crawford and Jeni Miller. Crawford served on the board for 6 years, serving in such key roles as Vice President and Secretary, and lending his considerable legal expertise and understanding of the Granville community. Miller served on the board for 3 years and will be remembered for her tireless work organizing the Foundation’s high school scholarships as well as its annual breakfast for grant recipients.
Granville residents interested in serving on the Granville Community Foundation Board of Directors are encouraged to do so by submitting an online application.
The Robbins Hunter Museum, a center of holiday activity during the months of November and December, will be shining bright thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Granville Community Foundation. The grant will cover the cost of design, installation, take-down, and storage of the Museum’s annual holiday light display. This year’s lights will complement the Museum’s “Experience the Magic” celebration which will include a Hanukkah exhibit, gingerbread workshop, candlelight tours, and visits with Santa.
Since it's inception in 1971, more than 100 Granville residents have served on the Granville Community Foundation's all-volunteer Board of Directors.
The Granville Community Foundation announced this week, the allocation of $60,971 in grants to 13 community organizations committed to education, the arts, historic preservation, and community building.