William V. Fisher Catholic Education Foundation and St Mary’s of the Assumption Foundation Receives Donation For $1 million

Lancaster, OH.– The William V. Fisher Catholic Education Foundation and the St Mary’s of the
Assumption Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $1 Million donation from Harold R. & Libby Schorr in memory of their parents, Joseph A. Schorr Jr. and Florence Nangle Schorr. This gift will ensure that students interested in obtaining a Catholic education at St. Mary Grade School and William V. Fisher Catholic High School will financially be able to do so.

Harold R. Schorr, St Mary’s High School Class of 1939, and his wife Libby were dedicated supporters of various community causes over their lifetimes but none were as dear to them as the advancement of Catholic education and its continued availability to the youth of the area. Their commitment continued for many years after the last of their eight children graduated over 35 years ago. Harold and his brother Robert A. Schorr, St. Mary’s High School Class of 1935, created an Irrevocable Trust with the assistance of Fairfield National Bank’s local Trust Department for the benefit of St. Mary Grade School and William V. Fisher Catholic High School.

Mike Schorr and his sister Beth said, “We are very happy that the gift our parents and Uncle Bob made, will help local children attend a Catholic school and we hope that other families will see an opportunity to make a likewise contribution in their will or estate planning.”

It was the Schorr’s hope that by announcing this gift after their passing that others might consider local Catholic education in their charitable giving, both during their lives and in their estate planning. William V. Fisher Catholic Education Foundation has asked The Catholic Foundation to steward this gift on their behalf and any additional donations can be made to the William V. Fisher Catholic High School Endowment Fund at any time by visiting, www.catholic-foundation.org/fishercatholicendowment. For more information on Fisher Catholic’s Endowment Fund, please contact Scott Hartman at shartman@catholic-foundation.org or 614-443-8893.