Yost Appointed to the Foundation Board of Trustees

Youngstown, Ohio-The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has appointed Justin Yost to the Board of Trustees and elected him to serve as Treasurer for a 3-year term thru 2024. He has been appointed to help advance the foundations mission. Justin received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Malone University and has more than 15 years of public accounting experience in corporate, individual, and partnership taxation. He works for Bodine Perry, LLC, in which he is a Partner…

Ostapiak Appointed to Foundation Board

Youngstown, Ohio-This past October, the Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley appointed Jennifer Ostapiak for a 3-year term thru 2024. Jennifer was appointed to help advance the foundations mission. Jennifer has been a life-long resident of Mahoning Valley where she graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and human resources.  She has worked in various roles in human resources including career development training for adults with disabilities. She currently works for GBS Corp as the Vice…

Groups come together to Purchase a Special Wheelchair during this Holiday Season

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and Operation Search and Help funded through The Youngstown Foundation have partnered together to purchase a special wheelchair for 17-year-old Lianne Flores who was diagnosed with Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy at the age of 8.  This special wheelchair will enable Lianne to stand and by being able to stand it will help to keep her healthy and will also help her with her dream to attend college.  It is wonderful when area…

Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 H.O.P.E. Honorees for Lifetime Achievement presented by Huntington Bank & WKBN 27 First News “Caring for our Community”

A DECADE OF HOPE PRESENTED BY HUNTINGTON BANK WE ARE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR H.O.P.E. AWARD RECIPIENT 2022 Nominations for Annual Lifetime Achievement Award DUE January 14, 2022 (Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Huntington Bank & WKBN 27 First News “Caring for Our Community” are looking for who is Honorable. Outstanding. Philanthropic. Excellent individuals. If you know that person, nominate him/her for the 2022 H.O.P.E. Award for Lifetime Achievement. These are Honorees who have gone above and…

Making a Difference in Children’s Lives-The Foundation makes donation to help the Leonard Kirtz School

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley recently presented a $3,000 donation check toward the funding campaign to raise $250,000 for new playground equipment for the Leonard Kirtz School, which is operated by the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Efforts began in 2020 to raise money through the school’s playground project committee with various activities within the building as well as reaching out to former staff & teachers and area businesses. The Leonard Kirtz School provides comprehensive…