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Annual Meeting/Crystal Ball Postponed until Saturday, March 28.
Diane Ruder, president, announced that due to inclement weather, the Annual Meeting/Crystal Ball scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21 has been postponed to March 28. The event will still be held at the Oscar Center from 6 to 10 p.m., she said. If you've made a reservation for the event, please change the date on your calendar to March 28.


To enhance and strengthen the quality of life for the citizens of Fairfield, Fairfield Township and surrounding areas by assessing community needs and securing and expanding resources to meet those needs.


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Celebrate at the Crystal Ball

March 28 is the date for the Crystal Ball, the 15th birthday and Annual Meeting celebration for the Foundation.  We’re going to look at the past, the present and the future of the Foundation – emceed by Channel 12’s Liz Bonis.   And along the way, we’ll have great entertainment by Anna and Milovan, and finish the evening off with dancing for those who are so inclined – the rest of us can just watch!!

Cash Bar opens at 6 p.m. with a silent auction of some spectacular items. And, we’ll be raffling off a handmade quilt from Sally Braun.  This will be followed by an international buffet,  dancing and fun. The program will feature recognition of the 2015 Kaleidoscope winners, Ercel Eaton and Angie Kenworthy, and interviews by Channel 12's Liz Bonis of some of the early founders and grant and scholarship recipients.

Tickets are $50 each. Sponsorships are still available. For more information call the Foundation office at 513-829-6355.

Crystal Ball Silent Auction Items

Original Bruce Springsteen Autographed and Framed "Born in the USA" Album donated by Dan Hare

Riverfront Stadium Seats (from Jungle Jim)

Jungle Jim 2015 Extravaganza Basket

Home Bar Basket, Donated by Fairfield Community Foundation Board members

Memorial Week Vacation Package, Donated by Pat Deis-Gleeson

Capitol Grille Basket – Donated by Teresa Durbin

Fairfield Footlighter Basket – Donated by Pat and Jim Davis

Great American Ball Park Suite Donated by Cincinnati Financial

Gaming Basket – various donors

Original Water Color " Farm Country" by Marie Bonaminio
Original Water Color " Marblehead" by Marie Bonaminio
Original Water Color "Blue Clematis" by Marie Bonaminio

Christmas place settings (Gibson Charm) (8 – five piece place settings, 8 tumblers, Christmas plaid tablecloth and napkins, napkin rings, and 10 gold chargers) – donated by Mary Gamstetter

18" strand of Saltwater Pearls from Keva Jewelers

Ercel Eaton

Angie Kenworthy 

Scholarship Applications

Each year the Foundation awards more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who reside in Fairfield and Fairfield Township. If you attend Fairfield High School or the Butler County Joint Vocational School, contact your guidance counselor for more information and guidelines for the scholarships. The Joe Nuxhall Scholarships are awarded to students who attend Butler County high schools. You may find out more about those scholarships by visiting the guidance department at the high school you attend. The Fairfield Women Club Scholarship is open to students who reside in Fairfield and Fairfield Township but who are graduating from any high school. Click here to find more information about the Women Club Scholarship and to access the application form.

Grants Awarded to Area Agencies

The Foundation awarded nearly $12,000 to area agencies at its Board meeting in December. You can see that listing by going to the Grants section of the web site.



Women’s Kaleidoscope Fund Quilt raffle

Sally Braun, past president of the Foundation board, has designed and made one of her beautiful quilts for the benefit of the Kaleidoscope Fund, which is a permanent scholarship fund of the Foundation to help women return to school mid-life. Sally even signed her work. Raffle tickets are $20 each, three for $50 and are available at the Foundation office, 513.829.6355.