L to R Front Row

Monte Bainter

Debi Tootle (Keeper of the Minutes)

Kim Norway (Executive Director)

Abigail Saving

Janey Saving

Lee Howdyshell

Ken Dille

Jim Roush

 L to R Back Row:

Van Cardaras

Dick Brandt

Larry Kienzle (Treasurer)

Joe Risch

Bob Lilley (President)

Larry Gerstner

Greg Vermillion (Secretary)

Joe Murtha

Chuck Taylor

Not pictured: Jeff Stimmel

Bill Heath (Trustee Emeritus)

Jim Robinson (Vice President)

Trustee Emeritus: Bill Heath

Brighten Your Future was established and incorporated in 1988 as a corporation not for profit as defined in Ohio Revised Code chapter 1702. A board of trustees whose members represent a cross section of the community including business, professional and educational representatives governs the organization. A code of bylaws and regulations describes specific organizational and operational procedures. Executive officers are elected each year and serve at the pleasure of the board of trustees. A part-time executive director manages day-to-day operations of Brighten Your Future.


board of trustees

Trustees from Brighten Your Future serve as the selection committee for the Leon and Lillian H. Eichel Scholarship Program.  The Eichel’s were the owners of “Leon’s,” a long-time sundry store in downtown Logan, Ohio, for many years. The Leon and Lillian H. Eichel Scholarship Fund awards over $50,000 every year in scholarships to LHS graduates.

Pictured at left are the members of the selection committee:  Front row, Left to right:  Jim Roush, Joe Murtha, Kim Norway.  Back row, left to right:  Chuck Taylor, Nanette Swinehart, Bob Lilley, Lee Ann Helber.