Bill & Helen Swank Scholarship Fund

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Bill Swank was a charismatic leader with a contagious laugh, who devoted his life to family, friends, and Ohio agriculture. Over the course of his 40-year career with Farm Bureau, Bill enriched countless lives in the farm and food community. Now Bill’s family wants to honor his legacy by setting up a scholarship fund for the next generation of agricultural leaders.

The Bill and Helen Swank Scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture. The goal is to raise $25,000 and your help is needed. By donating to this scholarship, you’ll help students with their agricultural education and inspire them to pay it forward in their communities.

“Bill Swank was one of the true giants in Ohio agriculture. His visionary leadership built Farm Bureau into a powerful tool for farm families and helped guide the entire food and farm industry. His passion for farmers was unmatched. He was smart, funny and kind. All of us in agriculture today are benefiting from his legacy.”

— Adam Sharp

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Has Bill touched your life or had a positive impact on your community? Share those memories
in the comments so others can see how he inspired so many people during his life.

Donate today and help make a difference! If you’d prefer to mail a check, please send it to:

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
280 N. High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

His wife, Helen, has written a letter to express her thanks to the Farm Bureau family.



** Please choose “Yvonne Lesicko Memorial Fund” as the Donation Fund below to make a donation in her honor.
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