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Boo Squad Fund Honors Children in the Community

Boo Squad Fund Honors Children in the Community

More info about the #BooSquadFund

Children between the ages of three and 10-years-old are learning what it takes to be a helpful member of the community by taking part in the ‘Boo Squad.’ The Boo Squad is a Fund under the umbrella of the Anthony V Spano Foundation, which is a non profit 501 c 3 organization that supports these individuals and groups for the passion of there cause.

Wednesday night, 10 outstanding kids were honored for their volunteer work at the Embassy in Struthers.

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The Boo Squad is a group for children to join to help out their community. It was founded three years ago.

The kids participate in various things to teach them the importance of compassion and acceptance.
Children who take part in the Boo Squad help host fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to help those in need.

“I hope if anything they’ve taken away from tonight, it’s to be kind to their neighbors, to help others, if they see someone that’s different from them just go up to them and say hello. Tonight wasn’t about how much money we raised it was truly to inspire these kids to get involved in their community,” said Heather Hrina-Medvec, Boo Squad director.

 

Funds held by The Spano Foundation.

Click the fund for more information: Helping in Need Fund, School Supplies Fund, & Jason Grimaldi Fund.

 

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Source: WYTV

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and fiscal sponsor whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing a healthier, sustainable quality of life and by helping individuals/groups with there philanthropic passions by turning them into an impactful mission.

Make an Impact in our Community! | Board Looking to Expand

Make an Impact in our Community! | Board Looking to Expand

DUE October 10, 2018

(Youngstown, OH) The Anthony V Spano Foundation is looking to expand its Board of Trustees to make a bigger impact on our community. We are seeking leaders who are passionate about making an impact and assisting the community. We are growing our Board of Trustees, as well as serving more individuals and organizations. All who are interested are encouraged to apply.

Apply for Spano Foundation Board of Trustees (Click Here)


WHO WE ARE
The Anthony V. Spano Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life and to help individuals or groups create funds. Our unpaid staff, volunteers and supporting individuals and organizations are committed to our mission. For more information about The Foundation please visit the website at www.SpanoFoundation.com.


Expectations of Board Members
The time commitment for board members varies and is approximately 1-4 hours per month depending on activities and committees. Board meetings are held 1-2 times a year schedule by the Board (unless a major conflict arises), with committees between those schedule meetings. Most board meetings are held from 5:30-7pm.

In addition to attending these meetings, we ask Board members to:

  • Provide oversight of the Spano Foundation finances (fiduciary responsibility).
  • Help grow our movement by networking with potential Spano Foundation supporters & starting fund potentials.
  • Positively represent Spano Foundation and helping in the long term in the community.
  • Actively participate in discussions, decisions and policy making about the direction of the organization.
  • Help with some fundraising and volunteer efforts.
  • Full Board of Trustee Job Descriptions (Click Here).


Applying for Board Membership
Our Board of Trustees are seeking applicants for Board service. To help us, interested potential board members are asked to submit an application. Apply NOW for the Spano Foundation Board of Trustees (Click Here).

Here are some great reasons why you should Join a Non-Profit Board:  https://www.joangarry.com/reasons-join-nonprofit-board/.

Applications is DUE by October 10, 2018. 

2nd Annual Benefit & Poker Run to benefit the Jason Grimaldi Fund

It’s time for the second annual Halligans and Hooligans event to benefit the Jason C. Grimaldi Fund!

This year’s event includes a Bike Run and live music from The Captain’s Mast, a Classic Rock band from the Youngstown area.

This year the party will be at 5 PM Sept. 30 at O’Donolds in Austintown. Watch for a great live music line up, and new this year– a bike run twisting through Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties!

Mark your calendars and get ready to join the kilted fun!

Bike Run info: Route Stops include Faces Lounge in Newton Falls, BB Rooners in Salem, Stagecoach Restaurant and Lounge in North Lima and Wylle E. Coyote’s in Austintown. We’ll end up at O’Donolds in Austintown where we’ll really get the party started!

DETAILS:
Jason C. Grimaldi Fund
Benefit and Poker run
Date: September 30, 2018
Starts and Ends at O’Donolds Austintown
Registration starts at 9 am
First bike out at 11 am, last bike in at 5pm.
– Best and worst hands win a prize, chance to buy an extra card at the end
– Food, spirit, entertainment and basket auction at end of run.
$15.00 Driver/ $10.00 passenger

Now, his family and friends are coming together to honor his life and carry on in the causes close to his heart. The Jason C. Grimaldi Fund  will support the causes Jason held dear: the local arts, family activities and science education for young people.

ABOUT THE FUND:
The Jason C. Grimaldi Fund is a dedicated fund of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation. This Fund was created to honor a brilliant, vibrant and larger than life father, firefighter and friend was taken from us without warning. Click Here for more info on the fund.

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life.

Spano Foundation Receives Gift to Start New Fund | Name New Fund

OEA Educational Foundation Donates to Start New School Supply Fund

 DONATE to SCHOOL FUND | CONTEST: Name New Fund

(August 14, 2018, Youngstown, OH) – This past month, Ohio Education Association Educational Foundation made a generosity donation of $4,100, which will make it possible for the Anthony V. Spano Foundation to establish their new school supply fund.  The purpose of this new fund is to help primary and secondary school teachers & students purchase much-needed classroom supplies for their underprivileged students and further their education.  The goal is to raise $10,000 over time so that school districts, families and teachers will be able to apply for grants to help offset the costs that they were paying out of their own personal funds.

In 2015, there was a staggering 12,537,000 children living in poverty in the United States. In 2016, there were 525,000 children in Ohio living in poverty and the July 2016 census reported that 96,366 people in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties live in poverty. The children are the ones who feel the impact of poverty the most … at home and at school.  Many families are unable to afford the much-needed school supplies to help their young ones succeed.  And many school systems no longer have the budgets to provide teachers and their students with many of even the most basic classroom needs.  This new fund will help kids learn and achieve better educational outcomes. You can donate to this cause at www.spanofoundation.com/school.

We need your help naming our new school supplies fund! | Friends.  It’s time to get creative.

We need your help naming this fund.  Have a great idea for a name for us?  Enter your suggestion on the Anthony V. Spano Foundation at www.spanofoundation.com/school between August 14 and September 30.  If your entry is chosen you will be spotlighted on our website, as well as have a lifelong satisfaction knowing you helped us generate donations that will benefit kids in our community for years to come.

More information about the Spano Foundation to Start a Fund, go to www.spanofoundation.com.

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life.

Foundations Come Together to Create a Team for Panerathon 2018 “Team Hope” | #HopeHealthlyLiving

In partnership with The Hope Foundation of The Mahoning Valley & the Spano Foundation

DONATE NOW | REGISTER FOR #TEAMHOPE

(August 1, 2018 Youngtown, Ohio) Join the Anthony V. Spano Foundation and The Hope Foundation of The Mahoning Valley this year for Panerathon 2018 along with two of their sponsors … Raymond Chiropractic and the Shaklee Corporation.  We are all working together to raise awareness and promote healthy living in our community and improve the quality of life in the Mahoning Valley.

More about #HOPEHEALTHYLIVING & the Hope Difference.

Follow the link below to register to walk with Team Hope on August 26th in downtown Youngstown.  Members from both Foundations, along with our sponsors, will also be walking that day to help raise funds for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.  https://www.raceentry.com/races/panerathon/2018/register

Team Registration is $20.00 per person and the deadline to pre-register is Friday, August 17th to receive a dry-fit shirt or August 20th to receive a cotton t-shirt.  When you use the link, below, go to Team Registration, click Register Teammate and then under team choose Team Hope!  Most of us will be doing the 2-mile walk.

Packet pickup will be on Saturday, August 25 from 9am-noon outside of the Phantoms Team Shop at the Covelli Centre.  This will be the only packet pickup prior to August 26th.  If you are unable to attend the packet pickup, you will need to arrive on-site early, about 8am, the day of the race to pick up your materials.  All team members are responsible for picking up their own packets.

More details on packet pickup are available on the Panerathon site under the FAQs section.

To make additional donations to help improve the quality of life in the Mahoning Valley, please go to www.Hopemv.org, click on the Donate button, and choose the Team Hope Campaign/Event for your donation.  All proceeds will be divided between The Hope Foundation of The Mahoning Valley, the Anthony V. Spano Foundation and the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

NOTE: Team Hope will have team fun conditioning beginning August 1st until race day.  If you would like to prepare for the race, with the team, please contact Anthony Spano at 330-728-2669 or avspano@hopemv.org for more details.  The day of the race, all team members should meet at 9am outside the WKBN tent.

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life.  For more information about the Foundation please visit SpanoFoundation.com.

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (H.F.M.V.), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 after the increasing success and popularity of the Game of Hope Charity Basketball Classic.  Our unpaid staff, volunteers and supporting individuals and organizations are committed to our mission.  They provide charitable and financial support to local charities that share our goal of improving the lives of chronically/terminally ill children.  With money raised from donations and our signature fundraisers, The Foundation provides grants of up to $5,000.  For more information about The Foundation please visit the website at HopeMV.org.

The Spano Foundation and Quaker Steak & Lube Partner for “Bike Night”

The Spano Foundation is teaming up with Quaker Steak & Lube, celebrating 44 years of award winning wings.  With 44 years under its belt, and many more to come, Quaker Steak & Lube has positioned itself as the sports and wing haven for wing fanatics across the area.

 

Quaker Steak & Lube plans an outdoor “Bike Night” in the Summer 2018 in Cortland, Ohio on June 15, July 27, & August 31.  This party will help celebrating the return of a tradition and help raise money for the Spano Foundation, which will help raise money to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life & the funds it supports; the Boo Squad & the Jason Grimaldi Fund, just to name a few. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the foundation. The foundation is ran by 100% volunteers and has no staff or administrative costs. Any group(s) or individual(s) can #StartaFund and help the community as a whole. More information can be found at www.spanofoundation.com.

“We’re proud to partner with the Anthony V. Spano Foundation on several Bike Nite events this summer, including ‘Bouncing Biker Boxing’ on June 15 to help them raise money for people in need in our community!” Philip Hall, Regional Marketing Manager

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About Quaker Steak & Lube®

The Quaker Steak & Lube® brand includes nearly 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants combine unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment events. Quaker Steak & Lube has won hundreds of national and international awards for its food and more than 20 wing sauces.  For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, please visit www.thelube.com.

 

About TA Restaurant Group
The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 880 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants, and ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube®, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, including franchise opportunities nationwide, please visit www.thelube.com.

 

About Anthony V Spano Foundation
The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life.

Anonymous donation jump-starts Helping In Need Fund

(February 6-Youngstown, Ohio)-Many individuals and families in our community are in need, existing day to day without the resources necessary to obtain many of the things most of us take for granted – food, clothing, housing, healthcare, just to name a few.

These may be people who may slip through the cracks unable to get the critical help they need through traditional methods. Maybe they don’t qualify for assistance from social service agencies for any number of reasons; or just don’t know where to turn for help.

The Anthony V. Spano Foundation exists to provide essential support directly to needy individuals and families, and to the local institutions that serve them through financial assistance that will allow people to achieve a better quality of life.

The anonymous donation, in the amount of $ 1,000, will go to the Helping In Need Fund. This fund is specifically for the Anthony V. Spano Foundation and was set up to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary to achieve that better quality of life.

Anthony Spano, the Founder/Executive, “Hopes that this initial gift will encourage other members of the community to step forward and support the fund.” Additional information is available at Helping in Need Fund at the Spano Foundation’s website.

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the lives of individuals and/or families in need by providing, both directly and through qualifying institutions, the financial assistance necessary for them to enjoy a healthier, sustainable quality of life.

McDonald firefighter who recently passed honored with fundraiser

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A former volunteer firefighter in the Village of McDonald who recently died was honored Saturday night.

Jason Grimaldi was a man of many passions.

“He was a supporter of the Rust Belt Theater, children’s science center and he also supported some science museums,” said Talia Grimaldi, Jason’s daughter. “He also liked The Butler Institute of American Art.”

But Saturday night, his foundation raised money for his biggest passion of all.

More information on the Jason Grimaldi Fund

“He worked a full-time job and still found the time — made it a priority — to be a volunteer firefighter,” Shanon Grimaldi said.

Jason Grimaldi died unexpectedly in March from a stroke.

Now, his family and friends are carrying on his legacy by helping aspiring firefighters achieve their dreams.

“We’re willing to send firefighter volunteers through school to help them get that process started,” Shanon Grimaldi said.

There were basket raffles, T-shirt sales, and drink specials Saturday at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in Boardman. It’s just some of the many ways the Halligans and Hooligans fundraiser raised money.

It all goes towards sending firefighters to Firefighter 1 school.

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Family, friends band together to honor McDonald firefighter

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – At the end of March, McDonald Volunteer Firefighter Jason Grimaldi died of a stroke. He left a large family and five children.

Now, his friends and family are banding together to honor his legacy.

The Halligans and Hooligans fundraiser takes place on Saturday, November 11. It will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.

The event will be at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, located at 1393 Boardman-Canfield Rd. in Boardman.

The Grimaldi Fund is part of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation. The group is raising money for scholarships to firefighter school.

Tuition is at least $1,500. Volunteers have to pay that out of their own pocket and don’t get paid for their service.

“Some people want to be dentists. Other people want to be firefighters, and if you can’t afford to be firefighters, we can help you with that,” said Shanon Grimaldi, a family member of Jason.

In addition to raffles, the group is also selling T-shirts to help raise money.

The fundraiser started when Jason’s daughter, Talia, was interviewed by WKBN in July.It was then that she organized a memorial on her father’s birthday.

This year’s event organizer, Wendy Fry, said their goal is to make it an annual fund so they can help as many aspiring firefighters as possible.

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The Anthony V. Spano Foundation Creates the Jason Grimaldi Fund for this Weekends Fundraiser

Youngstown, Ohio-The Anthony V. Spano Foundation has created the Jason Grimaldi Fund this past week. The Jason Grimaldi Fund is now part of the Anthony V. Spano Foundation in Youngstown. The Foundation is a well-established community organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in the area and beyond. The relationship between our two great entities will allow for this group to focus on its core objectives – honoring Jason’s legacy through the volunteer fire service, sciences and the arts – all while having a legitimate vehicle to raise funds and provide accountability to our donors.

At the end of March 2017, the unthinkable happened. A very brilliant, vibrant and larger than life father, firefighter and friend was taken from us without warning.

Jason Grimaldi was an amazing person. He was slow to anger and quick to help someone in need – even someone he’d never met. He knew a little about a lot of things, and everything about topics dear to his heart: science, psychology, politics, union bylaws,  the making of wine and the drinking of good whiskey. They are having a charity event on Saturday, November 11 at 6pm.

Halligans & Hooligans
Suzies Dogs & Drafts
Boardman, Ohio

The fund will support future firefighters training at MCCTC, OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.

To Donate or to learn more about the Jason Grimaldi Fund, click here.