Samaritan Hospital Foundation honors individuals who give back to the community

October 22, 2014

Front Row - Bob and Jan Archer, Back Row - Ev DeVaul, Kim Yohey, Walt Yohey, Steve Carroll

                    Pictured are, front row, Bob and Jan Archer and back row, left to right, Ev DeVaul,                      Kim Yohey, Walt Yohey, and Steve Carroll

More than 150 donors to Samaritan Hospital Foundation gathered for the annual Heart of Giving Donor Appreciation Dinner that took place Oct. 2 at Samaritan on Main. The event is a celebration of individuals in our community who give of their time, talent, treasure and service to make a difference in Ashland County.

Bev Spreng, Master of Ceremony and SHF board member, Richard Beal, President of SHF; Jerry Seiter, Development Director of SHF; and Mona Campbell, Programs and Community Relations Director of SHF presented a video update on SHF-sponsored projects and upcoming events, including progress with the new Concussion Impact Testing Program in Ashland County schools. SHF, in collaboration with Samaritan Regional Health System, Ashland University, and Be the Match Foundation have organized and scheduled a community Bone Marrow Drive.

The first SHF Time, Talent and Treasure Award for the evening was given in memory of Boyd Yohey, a special needs student who gave of his time and talent to benefit others in our community. The Award was given to his family members in attendance.

Four individuals were honored who work tirelessly going above and beyond to improve the lives of others:

Ev DeVaul received the SHF Community Service Award for the many years he has invested in our schools as AHS Athletic Director and Director of United Way of Ashland County. He has led efforts to exceed the annual United Way campaign goal for five years in a row!

SHF Time, Talent and Treasure Awards were given to Bob and Jan Archer, who together have spent decades sharing their gifts to make the Ashland community a better place. Bob and Jan helped start the Ashland County Community Foundation; Jan served as Director of United Way of Ashland County for nine years, increasing the campaign goal from $400,000 to $800,000 during her tenure; and Bob has been very dedicated to the continued success of the Ashland YMCA.

SHF also recognized Steve Carroll, an SRHS employee and Command Sergeant Major for the 307th Medical Brigade, with a Time, Talent and Treasure Award for a lifetime of service given to our community and our country. Steve serves as Director of Disaster Preparedness for Samaritan Hospital and, after two overseas military activations, he continues his career in the military. All three of his children also serve our country in the military.

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