Stories tagged with: Brian Wagner

April 19, 2016 - 5:06pm
10 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its Annual Spring Grant Competition.

It's an opportunity for non-profit organizations to apply for money they can use towards a specific project. CEO, Brian Wagner said 12 awards were handed out totaling just over $36,000.

"We asked non-profit organizations to submit grant proposals within the areas of arts and culture, education and recreation," said Wagner. "It's a very difficult process...

January 18, 2016 - 4:16pm
23 weeks 2 days ago

Four hearts, one mission, celebrating local organizations making a difference.

Monday the Muskingum County Community Foundation was recognized for their contributions. We caught up with CEO Brian Wagner he shared his reaction when first heard his organization will be honored.

"We do it because we want to support young people in the community. And we want to be there to help them achieve their dreams and that's why we're active with the group. And then for the committee to...

November 9, 2015 - 6:37pm
33 weeks 2 days ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation wants to hear your voice.

The Community Foundation is currently developing a plan to address the current issues and needs facing Muskingum County residents and communities, and needs your help. They're asking all community residents to go online and take a five-minute survey. CEO Brian Wagner said your thoughts and ideas are pertinent to helping the foundation improve the quality of life in Muskingum

"We're in the midst...

September 22, 2015 - 4:32pm
40 weeks 1 day ago

Local artists have the opportunity to be recognized and honored for their craft.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Ronna Bucci and Dr. Charles Dietz Art Endowment Fund 2015 Artist's Award. Each year the fund awards a $500 grant to a working artist in the area, to help further their career.

"The monies that are actually awarded to the artist that win can use those for supplies, they can use those towards going to some sort...

June 18, 2015 - 4:06pm
1 year 1 week ago

A Leslie Cope painting has found its home at the National Road Zane Grey Museum.

The oil painting was housed at the downtown branch of PNC bank prior to the closing of the branch. PNC gave the painting to the Muskingum County Community Foundation who thought there was no better place than the Zane Grey Museum to display the work of art.

"We're going to keep it here as long as the museum wants to have it here," said CEO of MCCF Brian Wagner. "This is the home, we...

March 5, 2015 - 6:11pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Applications are coming due for the Muskingum County Community Foundation's Spring grant competition.

Non-profit organizations dealing with the arts, education or recreation are eligible to apply for the grant. Foundation CEO Brian Wagner said several thousand dollars will be given out.

"They'll be about $30,000 available and how the distribution committee decides to divvy that up among the grants that the applications received will be at the discretion of the committee,...

January 30, 2015 - 10:23pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation held their annual Groundhog Day Celebration Friday.

It was held at the Zane State, Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center in celebration of the foundation's 30th anniversary and to help get the community through the dead of winter. We spoke to CEO Brian Wagner who explains who all the event benefits.

"The money that's raised goes toward our spring grant competition. So the dollars that come in are going right back out into the...

January 2, 2015 - 10:29pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

This Friday the Masonic Temple ballroom was filled with food, music, and mingling for a surprise retirement party.

Many Zanesville locals came out to celebrate the retirement of Dr. David Mitzel who was formally the Muskingum County Community Foundation CEO. Mitzel was a pillar in the community bringing in millions of dollars in assets for the foundation, and dedicating over 20 years of his life to the position.

"He took the foundation from an organization that had about...

September 18, 2014 - 6:35pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

The WHIZ Media Group celebrated the long career of one of our own Thursday.

Brian Wagner, who worked for us for 22 years will be leaving tomorrow to pursue a new career. On October 6th, Wagner will begin working as CEO of the Muskingum County Community Foundation. Over his time here, Brian worked as an Operations Manager, Radio Announcer, and Meteorologist. WHIZ Media Group General Manager Hank Littick, says he was an incredibly valuable employee.

"He's been just an...

April 9, 2014 - 10:22am
2 years 11 weeks ago

We're asking you to get involved and help us raise money for a local organization.

To raise funds for Big Brothers/Big Sisters WHIZ is giving you a chance to put a pie in the face of your favorite on air personality. If you donate money to the employees page your name get put into a drawing to actually throw the pie. Right now Live at Noon Meteorologist and Media Operations Director Brian Wagner leads with $75.00.

"I have mentioned this to him and he has remained silent,...

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