Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation gives $320,000 to Delphos charites


By Camri Nelson - cnelson@limanews.com



Lindsay Nixon, the President of the Delphos Optimist Club receives grant from Jerry Gililden, the Secretary of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation.

Lindsay Nixon, the President of the Delphos Optimist Club receives grant from Jerry Gililden, the Secretary of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation.


DELPHOS — It all began back in 1963 with the purchase of a nursing home, which was later turned into Delphos Memorial Home and again to the Sarah Jane Geriatric Center.

The center was sold in 1998, and that year it was decided to use the investments from the sale to help fund nonprofit 501(c)(3) charities in Delphos. In 1998, the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation gave away $62,800.

On Tuesday the foundation donated $320,000 to 30 charities in Delphos. This year’s donation is the highest amount that they have ever awarded. Since 1998, the charity has awarded $5,219,925.

Rick Miller, the past president of the foundation, said that he finds pleasure in giving back to the community because of the impact that it makes.

“With everything that is going on today, it’s good to see how many people’s lives are affected by people who have the best interest of the town at heart — young and old,” he said. “These people can see that they are not the only ones in town and people can see that there are other people who do things in this small town of 7,000 people.”

Lindsay Nixon, President of the Delphos Optimist Club, was one 30 recipients that night and was awarded $5,000 for her organization. She said that the money will help continue to carry on events. One of her organizations’s new project proposals was to have an event for kids 12 and under.

Below are the recipients of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation 2017 Grants:

• Allen County DARE Program — $2,500

• Beyond Expectations of Delphos — $2,500

• Delphos Canal Commission — $ 9,000

• Delphos Chamber of Commerce — $7,500

• Delphos City Parks — $10,000

• Delphos City Schools — $50,000

• Delphos Community Christmas Project — $15,000

• Community Health Professionals — $6,000

• Delphos Community Unity — $2,000

• Delphos Boy Scouts — $500

• Delphos Cub Scouts — $500

• Delphos Girl Scouts — $500

• Delphos Habitat — $2,500

• Delphos Kiwanis — $38,250

• Delphos Ministerial Association — $2,000

• Delphos Optimist — $5,000

• Delphos Police Department — $10,000

• Delphos Postal Museum — $9,000

• Delphos Public Library — $4,000

• Delphos Rotary — $12,000

• Delphos Senior Citizens — $15,000

• Delphos Canal Days/Delphos Chamber — $28,000

• Delphos St. Johns Schools — $50,000

• Delphos Stadium Club — $38,250

Lindsay Nixon, the President of the Delphos Optimist Club receives grant from Jerry Gililden, the Secretary of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/12/web1_Lindsay-Nixon-2.jpgLindsay Nixon, the President of the Delphos Optimist Club receives grant from Jerry Gililden, the Secretary of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation.

By Camri Nelson

cnelson@limanews.com

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews

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