Judge Andrew L. Zumbar has been appointed to serve as a trustee of the Greater Alliance Foundation by Alliance City Council.
"The good deeds accomplished by Judge Zumbar for our community are too numerous to tally and his devotion to our community and his family are too deep to be measured," said GAF President David Rodman. "His experiences and wisdom give him a very special perspective and insight into ways that our foundation can benefit the greater Alliance community. We are both fortunate and pleased to have Judge Zumbar as a member of our board of trustees." Zumbar was elected to serve as Alliance Municipal Court Judge beginning January 1, 2014. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a practicing attorney engaged in a general practice law firm in Alliance for 22 years. Zumbar graduated from Alliance High School in 1985, Mount Union College, magna cum laude, in 1989, and Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1992. He also served as the Alliance Law Director from 1996-2013 and formerly served as special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. Zumbar also previously served as the Assistant Solicitor for the Village of Sebring for 13 years.
He has been active in many community organizations. He attends St. Joseph Catholic Church with this wife, Michelle, and their three children. He said he is proud to call Alliance home and is honored to serve as a trustee of the GAF. Zumbar replaces Scott Robertson of Robertson Heating Supply Co., whose term expired.
"Scott was instrumental in the community having confidence in the GAF during our early years," said GAF Executive Director, Doug Schwarz. "The Robertson name is synonymous with giving back to the community. We are indebted for his service to the foundation for over the last 13 years."
The GAF is a community foundation founded in 1999 to positively impact the quality of life and opportunity in the Alliance area. The GAF's mission is to strengthen the community by serving and connecting people, resources and needs through philanthropic giving. Since the foundation's inception, its 80 funds hold assets of approximately $14 million.
Recently the Greater Alliance Foundation Trustees met to review spring grant proposals. Our community foundation, in its 16th year, administers funds established by individuals and non-profit organizations. GAF now has over 60 funds that support many community needs for Alliance's charitable organizations.
During the first half of 2016, local grant recipients include:
If your local charitable organization would like to apply for a grant, please visit our website to learn more about our grant application process at www.greateralliancefoundation.org.
The Greater Alliance Foundation announces the establishment and grant awards through the B. L. Miller Charitable Fund. In 1934, Beatrice L. Miller started the Royal China Company through a purchase of the E. H. Sebring China Company. Through her successful career, Beatrice established a foundation to support charitable organizations in this area many years ago. Recently, the Beatrice L. Miller Foundation transferred their assets to the Greater Alliance Foundation and established the B. L. Miller Charitable Fund to continue their work in supporting area nonprofits. Through the recommendations of the B. L. Miller Advisory Committee, the Greater Alliance Foundation Trustees recently approved $12,200 from the fund to be distributed to the following organizations:
November 20, 2015
Dr. Robert Reed passed away on May 27, 2015. Dr. Reed was the co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees at Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, former staff member at Alliance Community Hospital and was the recipient of the Stark County Medical Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Alliance Foundation for the benefit of the Reed Early Education Fund.