Created by the late Mary H. Hollaway (1923-2010), along with three other endowments, the Nobel F. Hollaway YMCA Scholarship Fund honors its namesake and supports local residents’ access to the Marion Family YMCA.
Mary was a life-long resident of Marion, employed with Fahey Bank for more than 50 years, during which time she worked for seven bank presidents and served many years as executive vice president.
Mary organized the Miss Heart of Ohio Pageant for several years and was a member of the Marion Garden Club, Marion Country Club, Marion Democratic Party, and former Wesley United Methodist Church. Mary supported the Marion County Humane Society—she was especially fond of dogs—and the Marion Palace Theatre. She enjoyed entertaining, held countless parties at her home, and was an avid Bridge player.
A generous gift from the estate of this long-time Marion resident made possible this fund, which honors her brother, as well as additional endowments to support the Humane Society of Marion County and the Marion Palace Theatre.