• Patricia Kearney, President, Title Professionals Inc., CHAIR
  • Gary Soukenik, President, Seven Seventeen Credit Union, VICE-CHAIR
  • Diane Sauer, Owner, Diane Sauer Chevrolet Inc., TREASURER
  • Thomas Humphries, President/CEO, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, SECRETARY
  • Kathy Cook, CEO, St. Josephe Health Center
  • Charles Jarvis, Publisher, The Tribune Chronicle
  • William Ritter, External Affairs Manager, Dominion
  • John Walsh

Board of Directors

Created in 1991, the Educational, Civic and Cultural Foundation is a private, non-profit organization.  The Foundation has more than $800,000; however, only the interest is used to provide money for the grants.  By using only the interest, the longevity is assured for the Foundation, which means future generations in Trumbull County will continue to benefit from these dollars.


The Foundation funds programs and projects yet to occur that promote the cultural advancement, development of civic pride and spirit and the maintenance and enhancement of educational opportunities throughout the city of Warren and Trumbull County.  Any Trumbull County group or organization may submit a grant request for a particular project.  All grant requests must benefit Trumbull County residents. Grant applications are available for download below.  To confirm the deadline date for applications to be reviewed for the next quarterly distribution, contact Shari Budge at 330-744-2131 ext. 31 or email shari@regionalchamber.com. Grant awards will be approved within 30 days of the deadline.