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Sharing the Love for Harrison County

Harrison County Community Foundation Holds Valentine’s Day Event Announcing Puzzle for Prosperity Campaign

Cadiz, OHOn Valentine’s Day, the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) brought together people passionate about Harrison County to learn more about what HCCF has made and will make possible for its citizens. Attendees, while enjoying dinner and an evening of music and dancing, were introduced to a new campaign for Harrison County, the Puzzle for Prosperity.Harrison County logo 1a

Through Puzzle for Prosperity campaign, the Harrison County Community Foundation will build an endowment of $1 million to support $50,000 in annual grantmaking for Harrison County’s citizens and communities for generations to come. Currently, the Harrison County Community Foundation grants about $1,000 annually; investments through the Puzzle for Prosperity campaign will increase those annual investments fifty-fold.

“Through the Puzzle for Prosperity campaign, we will put together the resources necessary to address Harrison County’s most pressing needs and pursue its most exciting opportunities,” said Lori Milleson, an HCCF committee member. “When we all give a gift, we become a piece of the bigger puzzle and we will have $1 million in permanent endowment to benefit Harrison County, its nonprofits, schools, and citizens.”

Attendees at the Share Your Love for Harrison County event also heard from recent grantees in Harrison County, including those benefitting the Harrison Hills City School District through the Husky Education Fund. Bob Smith, a native son of Harrison County and an investment management expert with over 40 years of experience in investing, finance, accounting, and business management, served as the guest speaker for the evening’s event.

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

The Harrison County Community Foundation was established in 2012 to ensure permanent support for the citizens and communities of Harrison County. A community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), HCCF works with FAO to create opportunities for Harrison County residents and citizens throughout Appalachian Ohio by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.

To learn more about the Puzzle for Prosperity campaign and how you can be a piece of the puzzle, please visit or call 740.753.1111.

About the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF)

Created by anonymous donors interested in having a local source for giving back to Harrison County, HCCF is guided by a local advisory committee, and managed and supported by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. More information can be found at

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit