Group photo with members of ProMedica, PSF, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and Perrysburg Schools

Pictured from left to right: Ray Pohlman – President Perrysburg Board of Education, Jeff Abke ’96 – Director of Development Perrysburg Schools, Kelly Rose Hirsh ’98 – President, Perrysburg Schools Foundation, Paul Belazis – Board President, Perrysburg Heights Community Center, Dr. Kent Bishop – President, ProMedica Physicians and Chief Medical Officer, ProMedica Physicians and Acute Care, Kate Sommerfeld- President, Social Determinants of Health, ProMedica, Adrienne Bradley- Director, Community Impact, ProMedica, Lexi Pickard Marshall ’07 – STEM Teacher, Perrysburg High School, Thomas L. Hosler – Superintendent, Perrysburg Schools 

Perrysburg Schools, Perrysburg Schools Foundation and ProMedica have announced a major partnership totaling $500,000 over the next six years that will support:

  • Arts Programs to provide opportunities for student discovery, experience and growth within the fine and performing arts from preschool through grade 12 while also enhancing program sustainability.
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to allow for classroom grants and special projects within the STEM programs. A portion of this will be applied to a ProMedica Scholarship for students pursing careers in the medical sciences.
  • Athletics for general support of athletic programs and facilities.
  • The Healthy Living Program at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center to fund teaching and programming for area families.
  • Perrysburg High School Career Exploration to be used by the Counseling Office to enhance career exploration efforts for grades 9-12.
  • ProMedica will be providing rapid access to health care for the student athletics program by providing on-site athletic trainers and physicians for games and events.

“ProMedica is pleased to help fund projects that align with our organization’s mission,” stated Kate Sommerfeld, vice president of community relations, ProMedica. “We believe our responsibility to our community reaches beyond the care we provide in the clinical setting. We invest in overall health and well-being across our region by working with dedicated community partners like Perrysburg Schools.”

“We are so grateful to ProMedica for making this investment in our students, programs and classrooms,” stated Thomas L. Hosler, Superintendent. “Perrysburg Schools is proud to partner with ProMedica, and we thankfully accept this gift, which will enable us to greatly enhance the opportunities we are able to offer our students.”

“The Perrysburg Schools Foundation exists to support innovation and success in the classroom.” Kelly Rose Hirsh ’98, President, Perrysburg Schools Foundation. “A gift like this allows us to do even more in those areas. We are very grateful to ProMedica.”