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January 25, 2017

Fisher-Titus Awards Area Schools $35,359 in Health Education Grants

17-Health-Education-Grant-Luncheon.jpgFisher-Titus Medical Center’s Health Education Grants have been supporting health and science initiatives in the classroom for 21 years. This year, nine local schools will receive a total of $35,359.03 to achieve goals and make math, science and health education fun for their students. Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Health Education Grant Distribution Program was established to fund innovative educational programs in the areas of math, science and health for schools in the Fisher-Titus service area. “We are so excited and proud to continue this long standing tradition,” said Lorna Strayer, Fisher-Titus president, during the 21st annual Fisher-Titus Health Education Distribution Program luncheon. “We recognize your strong commitment to the community we serve. Our Board of Directors are happy to distribute $35,359.03 today to our area schools in recognition of your important work.”

Since 1996, 193 grants have been awarded through this program. Every year, Fisher-Titus awards local school districts health education grants. During a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the Medical Center awarded this year’s grants to nine local school districts. More than $830,489 has been distributed in the 21 years the program has been in existence, according to Matt Gross, chairman of the Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Board of Directors. “Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s vision is ‘to enhance the quality and safety of life of each person we serve’ and our board, medical staff and employees believe that enhancing the education foundation of our communities through work with our schools make the entire region a better place to live, work and worship.” Gross said. This year $35,359.03 was distributed to Edison Local Schools, Monroeville Local School District, New London Local Schools, Norwalk City Schools, Norwalk Catholic School, South Central Local Schools, Wellington Schools, Western Reserve Local Schools and Willard City Schools. Applicants were required to submit a grant proposal to Fisher-Titus that included a detailed explanation of the project to be funded. Grants were approved by the Fisher-Titus Medical Center board of directors. Under this program, school districts may receive grants up to $4,000. During the luncheon, each recipient presented a brief summary of the program last year’s grant funded and information about this year’s plan for the grant.

Cutline: During a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the Medical Center awarded Health Education Grants to nine local school districts. Fisher-Titus and school representatives pictured (from left) are Lorna Strayer, president, Fisher-Titus Medical Center; Jeff Ritz, Willard City Schools; Brad Romano, New London Local Schools; Ralph Moore, Monroeville Schools; Dennis Doughty, Norwalk Catholic School; Thomas Roth, Edison Local Schools; Rodge Wilson, Western Reserve Schools; George Fisk, Norwalk City Schools; Martha Hasselbusch, South Central Local Schools; Edward Weber, Wellington Schools; and Matt Gross, chairman, Fisher-Titus Medical Center Board of Directors.

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