News

Check out the latest information on The Marsh Foundation

wintergraduation

Marsh Foundation Ends Year with Holiday Celebration and Graduation

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation School held its annual holiday celebration before Christmas break. The day included performances by The Marsh School choir as well as 15 individual and group performances. Students were encouraged to choose holiday and winter songs for the audience to enjoy. In...
bdye

Dye Brings Expertise Back to Marsh Foundation to Provide Clinical Care for Foster Children

VAN WERT, Ohio – Beth Dye, LSW, has been a licensed social worker in Ohio for more than 25 years. After obtaining her bachelor’s degrees in social work and psychology from at the University of Bluffton, she originally began her career at The Marsh Foundation and worked there for three years before...
new building web

The Marsh Foundation to Open New Foster Care and Adoption Center

VAN WERT, Ohio –   The Marsh Foundation has purchased the building at 102 W. Main Street in Van Wert and plans to utilize the space as the agency's new Foster Care and Adoption Center. The three story building will undergo several renovations in order to turn the main level into office and training...

Marsh Foundation Highlights the Need for Adoptive Families

Governor Kasich Declares November Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month in Ohio VAN WERT, Ohio – National Adoption Month is an initiative to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Each year, the...
poinsettias

Marsh Foundation Youth Hosting Annual Poinsettia Sale

VAN WERT, Ohio –   Youth at The Marsh Foundation are once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom...
bzipfel

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...
horseshow17

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...
18766051_1434650299889101_1149572712108213569_n

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...
ThinkstockPhotos-645296056-small-1024x682

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...
DSC_0418

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...