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Marsh Foster Care, Adoption Division Grows, Hires New Licensing Specialist

VAN WERT, Ohio – The foster care and adoption division at The Marsh Foundation continues to grow in order to meet the increasing number of children in care. Part of that growth is the hiring of a new consultant and licensing specialist, Breanna Zipfel, LSW. Zipfel is a 2012 graduate of Tinora High...
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The Marsh Foundation Summer Equestrian Program Concludes with Show

VAN WERT, Ohio – The youth at The Marsh Foundation recently concluded their summer equestrian program with a show for staff, trustees, families and guests. The program, which began in May, gave the youth opportunities to ride at least four times per week. For the program, The Marsh leases horses...
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Marsh Sponsors Trauma Presenter, Dr. Bruce Perry

The Marsh Foundation was proud to be a sponsor of a recent collaborative training event in Mercer County. Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, who is well known for his clinical and basic neuroscience research. Dr. Perry’s clinical research and practice has focused on high-risk children. This work has examined...
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Generous Donors Make Easter Even More Special

Again this year, an egg hunt was the highlight of Easter weekend on The Marsh Foundation Campus. It was all made possible by the Shirley Haight family, who sponsored the festivities for the seventh straight year. Haight’s daughter, Cindy Henderson, went above and beyond again this year to make...
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Marsh Foundation Hosts 2017 Graduation and Spring Celebration

The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, May 24. The day included piano recitals, a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony and a luncheon. Two students were honored for receiving their high school diplomas. Many of the youth’s friends and...
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Marsh Holds Panel During Women’s History Month

Earlier this spring, the cultural diversity committee at The Marsh Foundation organized two guest panels during Women’s History Month. The focus was women in the workforce and featured females in traditionally male dominated fields. The two panels featured professional women in our own community...
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May Honors National Foster Care Appreciation Month

One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation celebrated Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is consistently focused on recruiting additional families to help care for the many...
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Marsh Holds 5K Run to End Child Abuse

In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation held its first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse’ on Saturday, April 29. The event was a great success. The day brought out several volunteers and participants and most importantly, raised nearly $1,000 to help fight...
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Marsh Foundation to Host Event to Raise Funds to Fight Child Abuse

VAN WERT, Ohio – In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation is teaming up with the Family and Children First Council of Van Wert County to host the first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse.’ All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Van Wert FCFC to...
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Closet 1:27 Connects with Marsh Foster Care Program

[caption id="attachment_842" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured is Melissa Gearhart (left) foster care supervisor, with Kayla Bagley from Closet 1:27 and their donation of foster journey bags.[/caption] VAN WERT, Ohio – Closet 1:27 is an initiative operated by Woodburn Missionary Church in...