Giving back is our baseline.
FAS believes in the importance of reinvesting in the community they serve through support and personal involvement. Over the years, the FAS team has become involved in numerous neighborhood efforts and non-profit organizations that provide positive services or experiences for the public. We are proud of their efforts, and the missions for which they stand.
Darke County Center for the Arts presents and promotes performing and fine arts, encouraging cultural enrichment in the community. DCCA is also committed to the preservation of Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall as an important cultural center. Angie Arnold, FAS Client Care Director, serves as a member of DCCA's Board of Directors and the FAS Team as a whole supports the organization's many important cultural and community initiatives throughout the year.
Brethren Retirement Community is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community that has offered high-quality services and comprehensive care to older adults in the Miami Valley area for over 100 years. Matt Arnold, president of FAS, serves as a member of the BRC Board of Directors and the FAS team supports the mission of this community organization through their annual charity gala each year.
The Garst Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the county and fostering education on its relevance to the American experience. Their mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, study, and interpret materials relating to the history and culture of Darke County, Ohio, as it represents a Crossroads of the American Experience.
The museum's 35,000-square-foot campus houses over 300,000 artifacts. Permanent exhibitions of national significance include Annie Oakley, the Treaty of Greene Ville, Lowell Thomas, and Ohio Native Americans. The Garst Museum offers programs for people of all ages and walks of life and welcomes thousands of visitors annually. FAS team member Crysta Bloomingdale serves on the Board of Trustees for the Darke County Historical Society which operates the Garst Museum.
The Gathering at Garst is a unique summer festival celebrating Darke County’s heroes, history and legends. This unique event takes place the last full weekend of July each year and proceeds benefit the Garst Museum.
The mission of The Gathering is to promote awareness and appreciation of those who made unique contributions to the culture of Darke County and to celebrate the local heritage in a family-oriented and educational atmosphere. FAS supports this mission, and is involved individually with the festival committee.
To learn more about the Gathering at Garst, visit their web site at the link below.
St. Mary’s School was established in 1888 and has proudly been educating children from preschool through 8th grade for the past 121 years. St. Mary’s School endeavors to educate and work with the whole child so he/she develops not just intellectually, but socially, spiritually, morally, and physically.
FAS Financial Advisor Phillip Pierri currently serves on the Finance and Operations Committee for the School.
Built in 1874 by the Ivester family, this lovely home became the The Arcanum Public Library in 1963. The library has a materials inventory of almost 70,000 with an annual circulation over 71,000.
FAS Financial Advisor Mark Wright serves on the Library’s Board of Trustees and supports the continued growth and success of this treasured community resource. To learn more about The Arcanum Public Library, visit their web site at the link below.
Y.O.L.O. (You Only Live Once) of Darke County, Inc., founded by Phillip and Jodi Pierri, strives to continuously improve the community while also bringing together high-energy people to promote healthy lifestyles and embrace living life to the fullest.
FAS supports the Y.O.L.O. Festival of Races, a half marathon, 15K and 5K event benefiting the health of the community and the Y.O.L.O. Community Fund. Y.O.L.O of Darke County, Inc. is a non-profit organization and any donation is tax deductible.
To learn more about the Y.O.L.O. organization, or to become involved in the Festival of Races or the projects the Community Fund serves, visit their web site at the link below.
The Community Fund created by Y.O.L.O. of Darke County, Inc. was used to help construct an urban park in downtown Greenville. The park features a pavilion and water feature and hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Summer Concert Series sponsored by FAS. The park is also fully accessible and able to be enjoyed by all ages.
The Community Fund created by Y.O.L.O. of Darke County, Inc. was used to build an outdoor amphitheater in Heritage Park in Versailles. The amphitheater is heavily utilized for a number of community events in Versailles, including the Versailles High School Alumni Association MusicFest.
The Community Fund created by Y.O.L.O. of Darke County, Inc. was used to construct an outdoor fitness center in the Greenville City Park that is free and open to the public. The fitness center includes fixed exercise equipment for the whole body, as well as hydration stations for parkgoers and their 4-legged friends.
This project is directly in line with the YOLO mission of bringing together high-energy people to promote healthy lifestyles and living life to the fullest.
Inspired by a love of music and past personal involvement in the music programs at Greenville schools, FAS has offered support and encouragement to one of the community’s most loved programs: the Greenville Municipal Concert Band. Matt Arnold currently serves on the board.
Comprised of talented musicians of all ages from the surrounding area, the band offers their time to present summer concerts for the community. Concerts are held Sunday evenings from July - September in the Marling Band Shell at the Greenville City Park, and are free to the public.
For a schedule of upcoming events, visit their Facebook page via the link below. If you'd like to support the concert band, donations can be mailed to band Director JR Price, 1383 Sugar Maple, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
The purpose of the Darke County United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. This is accomplished by five core principles.
FAS Financial Representative Phillip Pierri serves on the United Way's Board of Directors, and the FAS team supports the not-for-profit organization's mission.
Family Health is a federally qualified health center that builds healthy lives by providing affordable, high-quality care throughout Darke County. With locations in Greenville, Arcanum, Versailles & New Madison, Family Health offers comprehensive healthcare services to support all aspects of well-being, including family medicine, pediatrics, dental, eyecare, behavioral health, women's care, internal medicine, and pharmacy.
Team FAS member Crysta Bloomingdale serves on the Board of Directors for this not-for-profit organization in support of the healthcare workers offering quality and compassionate primary care services to Darke County's diverse communities.
Main Street Greenville promotes historic preservation and economic development, resulting in a cultural downtown district that attracts and retains businesses and entrepreneurs, making downtown a desirable destination. FAS Team Member Phillip Pierri formerly served as President of the Main Street Greenville Board, and the firm as a whole supports Main Street Greenville’s mission to keep our historic district consistently vibrant and growing.
As lovers of four-legged friends of all kinds, FAS is involved with the mission of Darke County Friends of the Shelter. A Non-Profit Organization, their goal is to help with the special needs of the Darke County Animal Shelter, which provides the best possible chance of reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners. The Shelter “rehomes” over 600 pets per year.
The Darke County Friends of the Shelter hosts an annual 5K walk/run for Scentral Park. This is a canine-friendly race benefitting Darke County’s only dog park!
For more information about the Shelter, visit their website at the link below. If you're interested in becoming a member of the Darke County Friends of the Shelter, please call the shelter director at 547-1645.
The Darke County YMCA has provided a vital resource for inspiring youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in the community since 1965. Services at the Y are made possible through memberships, contributions, volunteer support and sponsorship. FAS supports the mission of the YMCA and invites you to become involved as well. Support can come from individuals, families, organizations, churches, corporations or anyone with a desire to help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities in Darke County.