We lost an incredible supporter of the community foundation in 2017. Dr. Edward Steinhardt passed away in September 2017 but created a legacy during his lifetime that will live on, for good, forever. Two different funds bearing his name are currently managed by the Huron County Community Foundation. Dr. Steinhardt strongly believed in supporting the community and the causes close to his heart. The perpetual endowments in his name, with the help of his children, will continue to support those causes.
Dr. Steinhardt was committed to ensuring the education of future science-minded students. He, his late wife Alice, and all 5 of their children pursued careers related to science. To honor their family's legacy of science, in the late 1970's, the Steinhardt Family Science Scholarship Fund was established, and later transferred to HCCF in 2006. Since 2006, the scholarship fund has supported 15 students and awarded nearly $82,500. In 2007, Dr. Steinhardt also established the Dr. Edward & Alice Steinhardt Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fund with HCCF which provides annual support to the Catholic Church. Over $82,000 from this fund have been granted to the Church since the fund’s inception in 2007.
We are proud to have these two funds as our spotlights for the year of 2017. Dr. Steinhardt’s philanthropic efforts are shining examples of the importance and role of community foundations in creating permanent legacies and support systems for causes in our county. Dr. Steinhardt will be deeply missed.