January 21, 2020 —The Kendal Northern Ohio Board Dinner is the annual event in which board members of Kendal at Oberlin, Kendal at Home, Senior Independence, and Kendal Northern Ohio who have completed serving their terms are honored, and all board members from these boards are thanked for their service. Ed Miller, Kendal at Oberlin board chair, surprised Barbara Thomas, CEO Kendal at Oberlin, with the announcement of the creation of a new Leadership Scholarship Fund in her name. The new fund has a $23,000 startup, and it was noted Barbara’s 23rd Kendal Anniversary occurred recently.
John Diffey, President and CEO for The Kendal Corporation was also in attendance at this event. After Ed Miller’s announcement, John Diffey announced he and his wife Martha were adding a $2,000 donation to this fund, bringing the initial total to $25,000!
The Barbara Thomas Leadership Development Scholarship Fund will provide grants to send supervisory staff from Kendal at Oberlin and from other related Kendal organizations in Northern Ohio to leadership development conferences and training programs. Congratulations, Barbara! This honor for you is well deserved!