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
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
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.
Cancer Association of Darke County
The Cancer Association of Darke County has been serving the community since 1995, specializing in providing education and support to those afflicted with cancer as well as their friends and families. FAS serves on the Annie Oakley Golf Tournament Committee, which has raised thousands of dollars for the Cancer Association for over 35 years. Watch for information about this year’s Golf Tournament on our Facebook Page. To learn more about how you can help the Cancer Association of Darke County, visit their web site via the link below.
The Gathering at Garst
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.
Photo by Look Here Photography
Greenville St. Mary’s School
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 President Matt Arnold currently serves on the Finance and Operations Committee for the School.
The Feeding America® Backpack Program Of Darke County
For more than 15 years, the Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children across the country get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. The Backpack Program exists in every Darke County public school and currently helps feed 460 children every week.
The Red & Yellow, Black & White Gala is the primary fundraiser for the program in Darke County. FAS Client Care Director Angie Arnold currently serves on the event committee for the gala and the firm as a whole supports this very important community program.
100 percent of the proceeds from the Red & Yellow, Black & White Gala go directly to feed the children of Darke County. If you would like to make a donation to the Backpack Program, contact Sharon Fellers at GRCC (548-2595) or Kelly Fliehman, Gala Founder/Chair (417-4449).
Arcanum Public Library
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 of Darke County Incorporated
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.
Y.O.L.O of Darke County Incorporated: Greenville Urban Park
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. The park is also fully accessible and able to be enjoyed by all ages. Each year, Y.O.L.O. of Darke County, Inc. hosts the YOLO Festival of Races. All proceeds from this event will benefit the urban park.
Y.O.L.O of Darke County Incorporated: Versailles Outdoor Amphitheater
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is a volunteer non-profit, social service program that has been serving Shelby County since 1977 and Darke County since 1993. By serving as a mentor and role model for kids ranging in age from 5-16, “Big Brothers & Sisters” can help shift the focus of a potentially troubled child’s life. Peggy Foutz, FAS Registered Administrative Assistant, serves as Past President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board. Our entire team supports the mission of this important community organization.
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County or to become involved as a “Big,” visit their web site at the link below.
Greenville Municipal Concert Band
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 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 JR Price, 1383 Sugar Maple, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Greenville Business And Professional Women’s Club
The Greenville Business and Professional Women’s Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. In Greenville, monthly dinner meetings are hosted the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Brick room of the Brethren Retirement center and feature an informational speaker. The club holds regular fundraisers including their annual Guest night, Super Raffle, Breakfast with Santa, and Chicken BBQ to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County.
FAS Administrative Assistant Angie DeGideo is a member of the BPW Club and FAS Registered Administrative Assistant Peggy Foutz serves as the State Programing Chair.
Darke County Chamber of Commerce
The Darke County Chamber of Commerce has served as an advocate for business in Darke County for years. Since 1927, the Chamber has been a driving force in the continual improvement of our economy while providing valuable services to their members and the local community. FAS Financial Representative Phillip Pierri serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and the FAS team supports the not-for-profit corporation’s mission to promote business and community development, advocate legislative issues and foster partnerships.
Darke County YMCA
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.
Main Street Greenville
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.
Darke County Friends of the Shelter
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.
Darke County United Way
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.
- Assessing & addressing health and human service needs in our community.
- Fostering cooperation among all health & human service organizations providing services to Darke County.
- Developing and allocating both human and financial resources.
- Promoting Darke County United Way and its affiliates.
- Integrity of managing Darke County United Way efficiently and effectively.
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.