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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Receives Critical Investment in Camp Properties in Toledo


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Toledo, OH—Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced today that it received a $15,000 grant from the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation to benefit renovations occurring at the iconic Girl Scout camp, Camp Libbey, which is located in Defiance, Ohio.

“In addition to meeting several of the priorities for funding from the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization, this grant focuses on outdoor education and will help to renovate one of the most used facilities for the Girl Scouts,” said Keith Burwell, President of Toledo Community Foundation. “We are happy to contribute to this renovation project.”

Camp Libbey is located on 350 scenic acres in rural Defiance, Ohio, where it serves as one of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s main Girl Scout camps and most used properties. Camp Libbey has been in use for over 80 years, and serves over 4,000 girls per year through overnight camps, day camps, special outdoor events, and troop activities. Camp Libbey has many features, including access to the Maumee River, a climbing wall, a high ropes challenge course, archery areas, hiking trails, and nine lodging areas. The grant from the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation will be utilized to support renovations to the Camp Libbey dining hall, with a focus on improving safety features, adding modern kitchen equipment, and adding accessible bathrooms

“Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is thrilled about this grant from the Andersons Fund Supporting Organization of the Toledo Community Foundation for the Camp Libbey Dining Hall renovation project,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “With this support, we will make Camp Libbey safer and more accessible for all Girl Scouts.” 

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of the Toledo community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in the area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 800 funds with assets of approximately $291 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, business and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information on the Foundation, visit the organization’s website at www.toledocf.org or follow them on social media.