"Jack" and Maxine Zollman
The Zollman Family Fund is dedicated to
helping abused and neglected children, a cause close to Maxine Zollman's
heart. As a trained volunteer with the Guardian Ad Litem program, which
provides court appointed special advocates for children in the courtroom,
Maxine has seen 'so many children in need." Maxine explains that the
children need support and affection as well as the material basics that we
often take for granted.
The first grant was made from the fund in
November 2001. It supported a project by Domestic Violence Intervention
Network for teens of DVIN clients. To ensure that these vulnerable teens
were not overlooked during the season of giving, DVIN provided holiday gift
baskets for the youth. In addition to the grant from the Zollman Family Fund
for Abused and Neglected Children, local businesses provided in-kind
donations to help fill up the baskets.
Maxine Zollman learned about the Community
Foundation's mission and the lasting power of endowment funds in part
through a neighbor, Maribelle Dyer, a previous executive director of the
Foundation. The Zollman family started their endowment fund in 1996. Julia
Zollman Wickes and her husband, Jack, made the founding gift to the fund.
The Wickes have helped build the fund over time, as have Maxine and Maurice
Since Jack's death in May 2001, many gifts
have also been made to the fund in his honor by friends and family. Jack and
his father, Maurice J. Zollman Sr., owned the Cadillac-Oldsmobile dealership
Bedford Auto Co. for more than 50 years. Jack ran the business after his
fatherís death in 1973 until it was sold in 1988.
Individuals interested in contributing to the
fund for abused and neglected children can make checks payable to the
Lawrence County Community Foundation and designate it to the Zollman family
to Donor List