The vision of the GCCF is to improve the prosperity of the community through education and personal growth.

The Grove City Chamber Foundation was established by a group of members from the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce who sought to improve the educational opportunities of our community through financial assistance.

The foundation embodies all that the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce strives to promote: education, growth,  community, and success. This is why the Grove City Chamber Foundation is such an important piece of the Grove City community as a whole.

The vision of the GCCF is to improve the prosperity of the community through education and personal growth.

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.

Cesar Chavez 

Since 2013, we have awarded over $144,000 to 216+ local students, young professionals, and business owners thanks to fundraising and generous donations.

Our scholarship categories cover a variety of learning opportunities, including but not limited to: post-secondary education degrees, technical education, career training certificates, and continuing education credits.

The Grove City Chamber Foundation has three categories for scholarships.

  • Renewing Scholarship Students that are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program whose primary residence is within the South-Western City School District attendance area, or anyone who has previously received a scholarship from the Chamber Foundation.
  • High School Scholarships Graduating high school seniors residing in the South-Western City School District attendance area.
  • Chamber Affiliate Scholarship Employees and Family of Chamber member businesses

The GCCF has two major goals for the future:

1) To continue to provide scholarships in our three categories, which improve our local community.

2) To continue to educate the central Ohio area about the work and the mission of the Foundation.

As growth continues the foundation will look to provide more educational scholarships and development resources for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Assist the foundation in continuing our mission to become a sponsor.

The GC Chamber Foundation is diverse by nature and inclusive by choice. Inclusion builds stronger communities and companies, and diversity directly ties to and increases innovation and creativity. 

We support multiple educational pathways – bachelor's and associate degrees, technical training, and advanced degrees. 

We support local businesses that encourage the growth of employees’ skills. Strong communities and successful businesses reflect a diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences. 

Our purpose is to strengthen our communities and business environment through educational opportunities for personal growth.

Our Board of Directors

Greg Dawkins- President
Greg Dawkins- President
Frank Herman-Vice President-Columbus Prime Realty
Frank Herman-Vice President-Columbus Prime Realty
Marjorie Brant - Secretary   (Brant Law Offices)
Marjorie Brant - Secretary   (Brant Law Offices)
Jeff Guminey - Treasurer (Park National Bank)
Jeff Guminey - Treasurer (Park National Bank)
Chris Gourley- (Edward Jones Investments)
Chris Gourley- (Edward Jones Investments)
Charlene McFarland (WesBanco Bank)
Charlene McFarland (WesBanco Bank)
Tami Washington
Tami Washington
Sue Ross (Franklin County Banking Center)
Sue Ross (Franklin County Banking Center)
Cindy Walker (Credit Union of Ohio)
Cindy Walker (Credit Union of Ohio)
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Make a Financial Contribution

“Giving strength to tomorrow’s business leaders through education”

Your contribution allows us to continue to provide scholarships to future leaders in our community.