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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.


Fairfield Community Foundation - Fairfield's Choice for Giving.

Ruder Appointed Foundation President


Diane Ruder, CFRE, has been appointed the President of the Fairfield Community Foundation. She has served as Interim President since January 2014. Diane has headed up fundraising, public relations and marketing for various not for profits in Ohio for nearly 30 years.

“I am very excited about working with our Board to help impact our community through the Funds managed by the Foundation,” Diane says.

Asst. Fire Chief Paul McKendry Memorial Scholarship Applications Available


Applications for the McKendry Memorial Scholarship are available now. The deadline is September 5, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded to assist a person who wants to gain their fullest potential in fire service. It is open to employees of Fairfield Township Fire Department, employees of the City of Fairfield Fire Department and residents of Fairfield Township or the City of Fairfield. It will be awarded to one recipient who is enrolled in a Paramedic program, Firefighter Level II program or pursuing a degree in Fire Science or Fire Administration. Contact the Foundation office to obtain an application at 513-829-6355.


Joe Nuxhall Golf Outing Nets Almost $40K

On June 2, 152 golfers teed off at the Elks Golf Club, Hamilton and, in the process raised $28,000 for the Fairfield Community Foundation’s Joe Nuxhall Memorial Scholarship Fund and almost $12,000 in added funds for the endowment.

Thirty-one celebrities and others enjoyed a great lunch by JTM and dinner from the Montgomery Inn as well as a sunny day of fun and friendly competition.  Celebrities were driven by volunteers – including 13 recent Butler County high school Joe Nuxhall Scholarship winners.

The teams were divided up to play on 3 courses.  First place winners from the three individual courses include:

  • Tom Hamilton, Tyler Minges, Mike Howell, Jerry Leshner, and Sean Marohn.
  • Ross Sferra, Jack Beckman, Benny Kenner, and Scott Johnson.
  • Ed Bowling, John Miner, Tyler Bale, Ron Nichting, and Steve Griffith.

Major sponsors include Dickerson Distributing and Bob and Nelda Ernst. 

The Foundation and the Nuxhall Family salute and thank all who participated – sponsors, players and volunteers.

Fairfield Community Foundation Awards Annual College Scholarships

The week of May 19-23 was an exciting week for many area high school students who were awarded scholarships by the Fairfield Community Foundation.  In all a total of $114,000 was given to outstanding graduating seniors from our area. $28,000 was awarded at the Joe Nuxhall Scholarship Luncheon on May 23 at the Wilks Conference Center at Miami University Hamilton.  Emcee Sheila Gray, Channel 12 morning news co-anchor, presented the scholarship winners at the annual luncheon that provides scholarships to students from the 14 Butler County high schools.  This year 27 students were selected for the awards.  

Fairfield High School students were awarded almost $70,000 in scholarships. The remaining $16,000 was awarded to students who live in Fairfield or Fairfield Township but attend schools in other locations.

The Foundation congratulates the winners and extends sincere thanks to those who have set up a scholarship fund with the Foundation.  Together, we make a very real difference in our community and the lives of those receiving scholarships.

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.