Local Organization Celebrates 25 Years

Local Organization Celebrates 25 Years

by Emily Baird on August 29, 2010

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is celebrating 25 years.

It started in 1985 with nothing but a vision, and it’s now grown financially with over $17 million invested in the community. Foundation President Richard Duncan says the community has really embraced its mission.

"We’re able to take assets and give them to a lot of really worthwhile non-profits in town, " says Foundation President Richard Duncan.

Local residents have taken the foundation’s symbol of a tree and brought it to life.

"You really know that you’re doing something important when you plant a tree that you know you will not sit under. So, you plant a seed that will benefit people that you probably won’t even know, " says Duncan.

Staff, donors, and local officials gathered for a party at Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State this weekend to thank the community for their support over the years.