All posts by Pat Nowak

A Manor House Christmas

Fostering unprecedented economic growth, American industrialists acquired great wealth in the first half of the 20th century. Northwest Ohio benefited from this prosperity as it became a center of transportation and manufacturing growth. Champion Spark Plug Company founders, brothers Robert A. and Frank.D. Stranahan, became enormously wealthy and used their money to benefit the greater

What I Want for Christmas

Hopefully, we all want world peace, civility and, of course, a few million dollars under the tree would help. But what is reasonable and achievable? How about a stress-free Christmas filled with love, compassion and goodwill.

Q&A WITH Mike Ferner

A long-time environmentalist and well-known community and peace activist, Mike Ferner was elected to two terms on Toledo City Council where he sponsored the largest investment in energy efficiency for municipal buildings in Ohio. He is the author of “Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq,” (Praeger/Greenwood), based on his two

The National Association of Fundraising Professionals presents eight honorees with awards

The National Association of Fundraising Professionals presented eight honorees with awards during Annual National Philanthropy Day (ANPD) on November 9. Local honorees included: Mercy Health (Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist); Stranahan Foundation (Outstanding Foundation); Hart, Inc. (Outstanding Media Outlet or Best Nonprofit Media Coverage); Robert & Susan Savage (Outstanding Philanthropist); Brad Koller (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser); Dave Gierke (Outstanding

Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus Designated an Employer of Choice

The Genacross Lutheran Services-Toledo Campus, formerly Lutheran Home at Toledo, is one of 30 statewide organizations to receive the bronze-level designation for LeadingAge Ohio’s Employer of Choice program. To recognize providers of aging services who demonstrate leadership in employee development and engagement and meet stringent workforce development criteria.

Charter Senior Living Holds Groundbreaking

One of the nation’s leading senior living management companies, Charter Senior Living, held a groundbreaking for its new senior living community in Sylvania, Ohio, which is the company’s first ground-up property.