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Shelby Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

SHELBY - The Shelby Foundation is excited to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. Ann Downs and Steven Curry have been elected to serve a three-year renewable term effective April 18, 2017.

The foundation’s board members are responsible for overseeing and approving the distribution of grants and scholarships, guiding the organization’s proactive community improvement programs, and advocating the foundation’s mission of connecting generosity with community need.

“Ann and Steve bring unique perspectives and insights to an already strong, eclectic board. Both of these appointments are dedicated to this community and I am pleased to see them sitting around the table,” said Cody Albert, chairman.

Ann Downs has been a business owner in North Central, Ohio, for years. As CEO of MHS Industrial Supply, located in Mansfield, she is well known throughout Richland County. Despite the time constraints that operating a successful business with her husband places on her, Mrs. Downs is very generous with her time and talents when she knows that she can help others. She is an active parishioner and finance committee member at Most Pure Heart of Mary, a member of the United Way’s Power of the Purse, and is a board member for the Regional Manufacturing Coalition.

“Like so many people, my spare time is limited but when I was asked to serve on the foundation’s board, I couldn’t say no. The Shelby Foundation does so much for our community; I saw this opportunity as a huge privilege.” Shelby native Steven Curry said he was honored when asked to be on the board of directors. “I see the foundation board as prestigious so to be asked is an honor. I look forward to be part of an organization that is a pillar in our community.”

Much like Mrs. Downs, Mr. Curry leads by example and makes the lives of others better by sharing his time and ability. He owns and operates his own financial planning and retirement business, is the current board president for Shelby Home and Public Health, serves on the United Fund of Shelby board, and is a member of the Shelby Ad Club. He, and his wife Tiffany, have two children.

About The Shelby Foundation

The Shelby Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the goal of improving the Shelby community and surrounding areas. Every facet of this community from the schools, day cares, to community organizations, parks and our local government improvements have been positively impacted through financial support provided by the foundation. In the last decade, the foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 to nearly sixty area nonprofit organizations that serve Shelby and its residents. To learn more, please visit www.theshelby foundation.org.

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