The Phil & Sonia Haas Historical Society Fund is a designated fund created in 2021 to support the Marion County Historical Society. Phil’s uncle, Richard West, was instrumental in establishing the Marion County Historical Society and the couple has a long history of supporting the organization.
Sonia is a graduate of Ridgedale. She made her career at Whirlpool and was a dedicated employee for 39 years until her retirement.
Phil attended Pleasant schools for all12 years. After graduation, he earned an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbus Technical Insitute, now Columbus State. After employment at Marion Dresser and Galion Dresser, he started a 30-year commute to Mount Vernon and worked for16 years at Cooper Energy Service and 14 years at Ariel Corporation, wearing many hats–supervisory, CNC programmer, methods engineering and supply chain.
The couple has lived in Pleasant school district for 39 years and enjoy following local athletics. They also enjoy travel and cycling.
They are also the creators of the Phil & Sonia Haas Palace Theatre Fund, Phil & Sonia Haas Pleasant Athletic Boosters Fund, and the Phil & Sonia Haas Teachers Fund, to support other community causes they care about.