February Events:

Sixth Annual Chocolate Walk - Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are proud to sponsor the 2020 Hudson Chocolate Walk hosted by Destination Hudson.  The event is sold out! Visit www.destinationhudson.com for more details about the event


Hudson High School Service Learning Fundraiser - February 10 - March 20

Hudson High School Service Learning Students are conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through March 20, 2020 to raise funds for Hudson City Schools Student Assistance Fund, a fund of the Hudson Community Foundation. This fundraiser will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected. Those dollars will benefit Hudson City School students facing financial hardship.

Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at the main offices of each building:


East Woods

Ellsworth Hill


Hudson Middle School

Hudson High School

Hudson Community Foundation

All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout a network of micro-enterprise (small businesses) in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited.  By refurbishing and selling the shoes, owners of these overseas micro-enterprises are able to conduct business and use the proceeds of shoe sales to feed, clothe and house their families.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Hudson High School Service Learning Students fundraiser, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.



March Events:

Not-For-Profit Strategic Planning Workshop:

HCF is offering a workshop on strategic planning for area nonprofit organizations from 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 4th, at our offices in the Baldwin House,  49 East Main Street.

Attendees at the HCF session will learn how to develop  a plan simply and efficiently This session is ideal for executive directors as attendees will receive course materials, tools and resources, and clear direction on how to develop a strategic plan that positions their organization for growth and greater impact.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.  Cost to attend is $25.00.  Registration is required at marascherer@myhcf.org.  Space is limited, so available slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

About our workshop facilitator, Joel Kessel:

Joel Kessel is owner of Kessel Strategies, an Ohio-based company that focuses on helping growth-minded leaders and organizations gain clarity. For 25 years, Joel has been advising, training, and guiding executives, leadership teams, and organizations to think more strategically and communicate more effectively so they can have a larger impact on the people they lead and serve. Organizations Joel has helped throughout his career include Ronald McDonald House Charities, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Runaway Safeline, Ohio United Way, PANDAS Network, Chicago Youth Centers, and many others.