Community Foundation receives
$1.3M; larges single bequest
The Hardin County Community Foundation has received the largest single
bequest in its 20-year history.
The $1.3 million bequest is from the
estate of former Kenton attorney Robert G. Reed Jr.
Reed was born and
raised in Roundhead Township. After graduating as valedictorian from Belle
Center High School, he attended The Ohio State University where he received
his undergraduate and law degrees with honors.
He then answered the call
to serve his country and served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General
Corps of the U.S. Army. Upon completing his military service, Reed returned
to Hardin County where he was engaged in the private practice of law in
Hardin and Logan Counties for almost 50 years.
During that time Reed
served his communities in a quiet and generous manner through his
involvement with the Belle Center Presbyterian Church, Lawrence Valley
Grange, Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library, Hardin County
Genealogy Society, Hardin County Humane Society and the Hardin County
Community Foundation, of which he was a charter member and 20-year trustee.
“This significant gift to the Hardin County Community Foundation from Mr.
Reed will allow us to greatly enhance our ability to serve the citizens of
Hardin County,” said Judge William Hart, foundation president. “Bob is
missed, but his extremely generous gift to Hardin County allows his spirit
of giving and community service to live on.”
Founded in 1991, the Hardin
County Community Foundation has assets in excess of $4 million and has given
grants totaling more than $500,000 since the first grant award in 1993.