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Cedarville Fund Receives Grant from Stranahan Fund

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University has received a $5,000 grant from the Robert A. Stranahan Jr. Charitable Advised Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation. The grant will provide scholarships for students through the Cedarville Fund. “This award enables the university to increase both recruitment and retention by lowering the cost of tuition,” said Patricia Bennett, Director of Grants and Corporate and Foundation Relations.

The Robert A. Stranahan, Jr. Charitable Advised Fund supports many programs besides education, including social services, physical and mental health, neighborhood and urban affairs, natural resources and the arts. Cedarville has maintained a successful donor relationship with the R.A. Stranahan, Jr. Charitable Trust since 1979.

The Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by the community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in the area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 670 funds with assets of approximately $219 million.

The Toledo Community Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations. For more information on the foundation, visit the organization’s website at or follow it on Facebook.

Cedarville provides the opportunity for donors to give financially at any time for a wide variety of projects and programs by visiting The University also holds several special giving days throughout the year, including “Giving Tuesday” coming up on Dec. 1.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.

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