Paul & Carol Hohm Fund awards $37,000 to community groups

Courtesy photo Recipents of the 2023 fund distribution from the Dr. Paul and Carol Hohm Fund are, from left: Casey Frandsen, Development Director James Valley Christian School; Dr. Robert Hohm; Lt. Shannon Blue, Salvation Army; Bette Poppen, Grants Development Specialist Huron Area Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons; Joey Mitchell, Executive Director Nordby Center/Hohm Courts; Aaron Collins, Program Director, Huron Area Boy Scouts Sioux Council; Jessica Hotchkiss, United Way; Deanna Helvik, Huron Hockey Board President; Louise Van Poll, Director Pyle House, Dakotaland and Stone Church Museums and Marilyn Hohm Hoyt.

HURON — The Paul and Carol Hohm Fund was established in 2008 with the South Dakota Community Foundation and recently made its annual distribution to ten community non-profit organizations, with $37,000 being awarded.

In the 15-year history of the Paul and Carol Hohm Fund, more than $350,000 has been distributed to numerous local non-profit organizations.

The Paul & Carol Hohm Fund was established in partnership with the South Dakota Community Foundation, and with careful investment by the SDCF, the Paul and Carol Hohm Fund will continue to grow and enhance the quality of life in the local Huron area forever. “Organizations will continue to receive an annual gift, in perpetuity, from this fund,” said Marilyn Hohm Hoyt and Dr. Robert Hohm of Huron, children of Dr. Paul and Carol Hohm.

The organizations and the amount received, along with intended uses are:
• Nordby Center/Hohm Courts — $9,812 – Continue restoring the sparkle of the 20-plus years of operation of the Hohm Courts with a “deep clean.”

• Huron Hockey Association — $4,038 – For the scholarship fund for registration fees to afford the opportunity of any family in need to participate in the hockey program.  Scholarship monies allow HHA to focus more of our operating funds toward keeping overall player/member costs down.

• James Valley Christian School — $4,038 – to continue our mission of providing a biblically based education, transforming hearts and minds to impact the world for Christ.

• United Way Heartland Region, $4,038 – working with 22 partner agencies in our region to help bring 38 programs to our communities.

• Huron Area Girl Scouts, $2,594- to support the Girl Scout program in the Huron area through scholarships and learning skills they will use for a lifetime.

• Boy Scouts-Huron Area, $2,594 - for Scouting Programs in the Huron area to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders by giving Youth the opportunity to try new things, learn the joys of giving back to the community, teaching ethical standards, and building self-confidence through accomplishing challenging tasks.

• Salvation Army, $2,594 - for the Genesis Feeding Program and Food Pantry;

• American Red Cross, $2,594 – to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

• First Presbyterian Church, $2,594 – to enhance handicapped accessibility in sanctuary.

• Pyle House Museum, $2,594 – to make the Pyle House Museum more open and accessible to visitors by installing a wheelchair ramp into the building.