Meet the Ashtabula Foundation’s High School Youth Philanthropy Board Advisor’s.  Pictured (from left to right), Mary Hostetler, Jefferson Area High School, Gjergi Haxhiu, Lakeside High School, Anne Peters, Grand Valley High School, Cody Hunt, Pymatuning Valley High School, Lisa Paul, Jefferson Area High School, Marie Best, Geneva High School, David Thomas, Grand River Academy, Maryann Hartwell, St, John High School, Brian Kimmel and Gilda McQuoid, A-Tech, Stephanie Chase, Conneaut High School and not pictured, Sharon Nelson of Edgewood High School.

 Nearly a decade ago, the Ashtabula Foundation established a Youth Philanthropy program in Ashtabula County and can proudly say that all 10 area High Schools are currently participating.  Each year nearly 200 students are mentored by the Philanthropy Advisors touching thousands of lives right here in Ashtabula County.  This program is the largest organized youth philanthropy effort in the state of Ohio.  We remain grateful for the energy and enthusiasm our Advisors give to our county.