The StrongsvImageille Rotary Foundation on September 12 presented a $5,000 donation to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Strongsville Post 3345.

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The donation includes $2,500 raised at the foundation’s annual golf outing on August 12. The other half of the donation was a match by the foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Strongsville. Along with the donation to the VFW, proceeds from the golf outing will fund $17,000 in student scholarships next year.

Matt Finkler, chairman of the golf outing, presented the $5,000 check to VFW Post Commander Tim Zvoncheck. Finkler said the foundation wanted to use some of this year’s golf outing proceeds to help veterans.

“We knew if we got it into your hands you would know what to do with it,” Finkler told VFW members during a presentation at tonight’s post meeting.

Zvoncheck said the post will donate the money to The Fisher House Foundation and the Semper Fi Fund. Fisher House builds homes on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe. The homes enable family members to be close to loved ones during their hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease.

Semper Fi provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Along with Finkler, Rotary was represented during the presentation by Jerry Balint, president of the Strongsville Rotary Foundation and Brian Kiplinger, president of the Rotary Club of Strongsville.

Rotary, founded in 1905, is an international organization of 1.2 million business and professional people who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and strive to build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Strongsville, with about 160 members, is a part of Rotary District 6630 and is the largest Rotary club in Northeast Ohio.