Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation Awards $150K

WARREN, Ohio – The Ross Griffin Memorial Foundation, created to honor the Howland native who took his life earlier this year, has announced $150,000 in grant awards.

Receiving money are the Ohio University Foundation for scholarships, counseling, psychological services, faculty training and a Greek life leadership award; Help Network NEO for a public service awareness campaign; the Howland Community Scholarship Foundation for scholarships for graduates of Howland High School; and Howland Schools for a PAX training series for faculty.

The money, split between the organizations, was raised at the Ross Griffin Memorial Bash in September. A portion of the funds will remain in the foundation’s endowment to support future awards.

“The mission of the foundation is to provide funding to local students that seek higher education opportunities within the state of Ohio and to provide much needed funding for help centers that focus on troubled youth that may be a danger to themselves or their community,” said Steve Lewis, foundation fund adviser.

The 2019 Ross Griffin Memorial Bash will be held Sept. 8 at the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum’s Sloas Airfield and will feature a three-hour raffle with prizes awarded every five minutes.

Tickets are $100 and are available at

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