YWRC Foundation


Michael McGiffin
330.744.2131, ext. 1241


Matthew Blair / Blair & Latell

Michael Schrock / Huntington National Bank

Theodore Schmidt / PNC

Esther Buschau / Cafaro Co.
James GasIor / Cortland Bank
Dr. Ronald Dwinnells / One Health Ohio
Neil Kaback / Cohen & Co.
Donald Kline / Mercy Health
Ron Klingle / Avalon Holdings Corporation
Fred Moran / Window World
Ed Muransky / The Muransky Companies
John Payiavlas / AVI Foodsystems
Gary Small / Premier Bank

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation raised nearly half a million dollars in 2019 to help support the Chamber's work in economic development and continue the efforts for several initiatives that have Valley-wide impact!

Investments in the Regional Chamber Foundation enable the Economic Development division to continue to focus on and carry out its robust business retention, expansion and attraction program and also support the ongoing efforts of the JobsNow workforce development program and Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC).

In 2019, the Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, also served as the fiscal agent for Drive It Home Ohio, the coalition dedicated to restoring jobs at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, and the inaugural Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo, which provided hands-on workforce development experiences for thousands of high school students.

Operating under the premise that jobs solve almost all of a community's social problems, the Foundation experienced last year its greatest level of financial support since 2009, generating nearly $500,000 for job-creating, economic development programs.

Along the way, the Foundation launched a VIP speaker series that generated $50,000, earned media for the Valley and business development opportunities for Chamber members. The organization also created and implemented a growth strategy for the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Foundation and the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Education, Civic and Cultural Foundation, both operating under the Regional Chamber umbrella. 

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The Regional Chamber Foundation wishes to recognize its top investors of 2019:

Cafaro Foundation  //  Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Foundation  //  Mercy Health  //  Western Reserve Port Authority  //  Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council  //  Covelli Enterprises  //  Clean Energy Future  //  FirstEnergy  //  Vallourec Star  //  Chemical Bank  //  AIM NationaLease  //  AVI Foodservices  //  Cortland Bank  //  General Motors  //  Trumbull 100  //  Watson Foundation

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