The Patricia Anne Chapman Helping Hands Fund is a designated fund created in 2019. It awards grants to benefit the Marion City Schools and River Valley Local Schools and helps to provide necessary uniforms, equipment, supplies, materials, sports participation fees, field trip fees, miscellaneous school fees, and other miscellaneous costs and expenses for students enrolled who have financial hardship.
Now retired and involved in eldercare of her family, Pat worked for GTE for more than 25 years, holding numerous management positions and rising to Employee Relations Coordinator. From 1999 until her second retirement in 2017, she was the office manager for Marion Speech & Hearing Center, which she found to be very rewarding. She loves American history and travel, especially to historic sites, and is a trivia and Jeopardy ace. She is also the creator of the Patricia Anne Chapman Animal Welfare Fund and Mountz Girls Scholarship Fund at Marion Community Foundation.