Mount Gilead, Ohio — Consolidated Cooperative’s Economic Development Executive, Brad Ebersole, was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to the Rotary Club of Delaware. Brad, a Rotary member, received the honor because of his support for the Delaware Rotary Club’s largest annual fundraiser, Taste of Downtown Delaware.
This was the fourth year for the event that benefitted two local organizations:
- Delaware County Hunger Alliance
- Delaware Rotary Club Foundation
The Delaware County Hunger Alliance helps local food pantries, assists with mobile pantry distributions, and spearheads many other projects to help feed those in the community who are without enough food to eat. The Rotary Club of Delaware has donated more than $40,000 to the organization over the past four years. This year, Rotary members presented Delaware County Hunger Alliance with a check for $14,000 raised during Taste of Downtown Delaware.
The Delaware Rotary Foundation supports various community programs, activities, and needs, as well as contributes to local, national and international projects coordinated by the Delaware Rotary Club. Scholarships and grants to area individuals and organizations are made possible as a result of donations, along with volunteer fundraising efforts of Delaware Rotary Club members. In fact, one of the criteria for achieving the status of Paul Harris Fellow is the contribution of at least $1,000 to the foundation.
“I want to express my appreciation to Consolidated Cooperative’s management team for allowing me to dedicate time to such a worthy cause as this year’s Taste of Downtown Delaware,” said Ebersole. “I appreciate the co-op’s support and commitment to community, not only for this event, but for various other projects and events throughout Consolidated’s service territory.”
Ebersole also added, “I am extremely humbled by and grateful for the honor of being named a Paul Harris Fellow. It is such a privilege to serve, and I would like to thank my Rotary peers for the recognition.”