In The News

January 2, 2024 
The TCCMV Foundation is pleased to announced four new board members.  Each board member will serve a minimum of a three-year term beginning in 2024.  

  • Christine Hague has been a resident of Dublin for the past ten years and joined TCC in 2020.  Professionally, she worked for Nationwide Insurance from 2007 through 2020 in various product management and finance roles.  She has board experience with the North Carolina Rating Bureau and Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club.  She leads her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and volunteers with local non-profits. 
  • Megan Dill is from Dublin and joined TCC in 2022.  Megan is Vice President of Marketing at JP Morgan Chase.  In this role, Megan works directly with customers to promote their companies through videos and marketing campaigns.  She serves on the Culture Council at JP Morgan Chase coordinating philanthropic events for the associates and is on the steering committee for the Harvest of Hope supporting James Cancer Hospital.  Megan is an avid tennis player at TCC and the Players Club.  Megan has a degree from Muskingum University in Business Communication and Design. 
  • Megan Stevens has significant experience supporting and advocating for Children in Ohio.  She currently serves as the Assistant Bureau Chief for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  In this role she supports the work of Children’s Services across the state partnering with public and private agencies and other stakeholders to support the workforce and deliver positive outcomes for children and families.  Prior to this role she was the Deputy Director of Union County Job and Family Services for three years and worked for Franklin County Children’s Services for twenty-seven years.   Megan also has significant non-profit and community volunteer experience.  Megan has a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, MA in Political Science from Ohio University, and MS in Marketing and Communications from Franklin University. 
  • Tal Simon is an attorney with Latham and Watkins specializing in employee benefits, compensation, and employment matters.  Tal has worked for various law firms in the past seven years.  She received her BA from George Washington University in Dance and Political Science, JD from The Ohio State University, and LLM in Employee Benefits from John Marshall.  While Tal is a transactional employee benefits attorney, she maintains an active pro bono practice in which she assists non-profit organizations with various governance and compliance matters.  

November 7, 2023 
The TCCMV Foundation is pleased to announced the awarding of $90,463.33 in grants to twelve non-profit organizations that provide services to children and youth with special needs.   This is the single largest grant year since inception of the Foundation and brings the total grants awarded to over $580,000.  The twelve organizations receiving a grant can be reviewed here.  

August 6, 2023 - Fore the Kids Golf Outing
The Foundation held its annual Fore the Kids golf outing at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.   Twenty-five foursomes of club members and their guests enjoyed an afternoon of golf and skill challenges.  The event raised over $41,000 that will be used to fund project-based grants for children with special needs.  The success of the event would not be possible without the support of forty-three sponsors and especially to our Elite Sponsor, Crimson Design Group.   

July 18, 2023 – Learning 4 Life Farm
Foundation Grant Chair, Lisa McMullen, visited Learning 4 Life Farm to see the project-based grant funded by TCC.    Grant funds purchased alpacas for the pilot job training and alpaca therapy program and provides an initial portion of the veterinary care, feed, and medications.  Students in the job training program clean stalls, feed the alpacas and harvest flowers and vegetables.  Learning 4 Life Farm provides quality training for young people on the autism spectrum to prepare for meaningful employment in the community.   

June 19, 2023 – Dreams on Horseback
Foundation Board Members visited Dreams on Horseback Communication Summer Enhancement Camp funded by a TCC grant.  The children in the camp are challenged to examine horses’ nonverbal communication with one another and humans.  Via handler led rides, the children have an opportunity to give both non-verbal and verbal cues to the horse to help the child connect communication to getting their needs met.  Dreams on Horseback helps children with special needs tackle their individual challenges from atop one of our kind and gentle therapy horses.   

June 10, 2023 – Buddy Up for Life Tennis Clinic
The Foundation hosted Buddy Up for Life at our tennis facility for a clinic with our members.  Twenty-five Buddy up for Life athletes partnered with thirty Club Members for fun skills based challenges.  Buddy Up for Life provides individuals with Down Syndrome with a fun, active, and supportive environment to grow both physically and personally by engaging in activities that impact athletic, social, and emotional development.  The Foundation has supported the Shining Star Tennis Team and provided scholarships for athletes to attend summer camp in addition to other grants. 

April 28, 2023 – Bridgeway Academy
The TCCMV Foundation was honored at Bridgeway Academy’s “AmazeAbility” event on April 28th, 2023. The Foundation was awarded a Bridge-Builder trophy for 7 years of grants resulting in over $25,000 given to the Academy.  Grants over the years have included accessible swings for the playground, equipment to enhance physical therapy sessions, ukuleles for adaptive musical instruction, and an Occupational Therapy lending library to support students and teachers in the classroom.  Bridgeway Academy was founded in 2005 and serves children and youth on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with other developmental disabilities.

Pictured are Suzanne Apostolos and Lisa McMullen, representing the TCCMV Foundation Board and Bridgeway Academy Founders, Erin Nealy and Abby David. 

April 17, 2023 – Buddy Up for Life
Foundation Board members went on-site to Buddy Up for Life to participate in the Technology for Life class.  This class focuses on teaching iPad skills for daily living and employment designed specifically for individuals with Down syndrome.  Throughout the classes, students will work towards independence in navigating iPad applications that will aid them in their everyday lives and jobs. Buddy volunteers help to individualize the projects and skills enabling each student to achieve the class objectives.  The Foundation has supported the Technology for Life class through project-based grants to purchase iPads.