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Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund

The Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund was created to support Perry County’s Holy Trinity School in Somerset, Ohio. Grant dollars from the Fund will be used for items, programs, and activities that support and promote the School, as determined annually by the Holy Trinity Parish Council.

Serving students in preschool through eighth grade, Holy Trinity School continues a long legacy of Catholic education in Perry County, as well as a strong connection with the Somerset community.

Gifts to the Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund are tax-deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, as a bequest in your will, or life insurance beneficiary designation. To make a donation, please designate the Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online by designating the Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund when donating.

Please note that the Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund has special continuance considerations. Though it is the intent of the Fund to support the Holy Trinity School in perpetuity, should the Holy Trinity School merge with one or more other Catholic schools, the surviving school shall continue to benefit from the Fund, provided a member of the Holy Trinity Parish attends the school as a student. In the event the Holy Trinity School should cease to operate, a successor school does not have a student from Holy Trinity Parish, or the Holy Trinity Parish closes and no formal merger/consolidation has been realized, the Fund shall be converted to the Reading Township Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Fund and shall support the public purposes of the volunteer fire department and volunteer emergency medical services. The intent of the Fund is to ensure that dollars invested in the Fund will remain in the local community, impacting the local Somerset community.

To read more about Dave and Bev Paxton, the donors who created the Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund, and the story of why they created the Fund, please visit FAO’s donor stories.