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Frederick M. Ervin III Legacy Funds

Vera Gable of Hocking County created two funds in memory of her son, Frederick M. “Rick” Ervin III. Rick grew up in Logan, Ohio, and developed a passion for television – specifically television engineering – as a preschooler. He pursued this passion throughout his youth, education, and career. Amassing a resume across the United States, Rick’s final role was as Chief Engineer for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Columbus ABC 6 and Fox 28. These memorial funds honor Rick’s professionalism, dedication to his craft, and consideration for others

The Frederick M. Ervin III Legacy Fund for Appalachian Ohio

By joining FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Pillar of Prosperity Fund, the Ervin memorial fund will support the region’s most pressing needs and exciting opportunities across the five Pillars of Prosperity critical to quality of life: Arts & Culture; Community & Economic Development; Education; Environmental Stewardship; and Health & Human Services.

The Frederick M. Ervin III Legacy Fund for Hocking County

This Hocking specific fund joins the Hocking County Community Fund’s Family of Funds. To learn more about the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and opportunities to give, grow and create with FAO, visit or contact or 740-753-1111.

Gifts to the Funds are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To mail your donation, please designate one of the Ervin Legacy Funds and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Gifts can also be made online at by selecting a Ervin Legacy Fund when donating.