Tiffin, Ohio (January 24, 2013) — The Allen Eiry Fund recently announced its grant funding for 2013. This year alone, the Allen Eiry Fund has awarded 11 grants totaling $197,600 to organizations serving senior citizens in Seneca County.

The Allen Eiry Fund’s grants were provided to numerous worthy local organizations, including the Allen Eiry Senior Center, Inc., Seneca County Commission on Aging, Seneca County General Health District, Seneca County Home Auxiliary, Seneca County Probate Court, Tiffin Seneca Public Library, and Daybreak of Fostoria, Inc.

All grants made from the Allen Eiry Fund honor the wishes of Mr. Eiry. An endowment fund was created in his name through The Columbus Foundation in 1983 to benefit the elderly citizens of Seneca County. “We are proud to announce that since 1983 the Allen Eiry Fund has provided grant funding to local organizations serving senior citizens in excess of $2.8 million,” said Karl C. Kerschner, chair of the fund’s advisory committee.

A native of Seneca County, Mr. Eiry operated an automobile dealership in Green Springs, Ohio, for nearly 40 years. He also farmed several parcels of land and invested in real estate. He was a member of the Seneca County Farm Bureau and the Green Springs Masonic Lodge.

“We have a dedicated group of local leaders that help to administer Mr. Eiry’s fund in a fiscally responsible manner for the benefit of local senior organizations,” said Mr. Kerschner. “Mr. Eiry’s legacy has truly been a blessing to the area’s seniors.”

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