SIDNEY — Mick Given, Cindy Helman and Doug Stewart, all of Sidney, have joined the board of trustees of the Community Foundation of Shelby County. They were recently appointed to five-year terms by Judge James Stevenson of the Shelby County Court of Common Pleas.
Given is president of Ferguson Construction. He is a graduate of Sidney High School and the University of Dayton, where he received his Civil Engineering degree.
He sits on many boards including Wilson Health Foundation, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Foundation, Associated Builders and Contractors – Ohio Valley Chapter, and serves as chair of both the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership and the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County. He is also on the advisory boards for US Bank and the University of Dayton School of Engineering.
Given has past involvement with the Shelby County United Way, the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Sidney First United Methodist Church Foundation and S&H Products. He was the recipient of the 2014 Zenith Award and the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors Legacy Award.
Mick and Vickie Given have three children and reside in Sidney.
Cindy Helman is a native of St. Paris, Ohio, but has called rural Shelby County and the Fairlawn School District home for many years. She is a registered financial consultant with Money Concepts and earned her Bachelor’s in Business from Wright State University.
Among her many community activities, she is the board chair of the Edison State Community College Foundation, vice chair of the Shelby County Libraries board, and immediate past chair of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce board.
Jeff and Cindy Helman have two children.
Doug Stewart is president and CEO of People Federal Savings and Loan and a graduate of Sidney High School and Huntington College.
He has held board positions with the American Red Cross, Shelby County AAA, and Sidney First United Methodist Church Foundation. He led the campaign committee to build Sidney Memorial Stadium and is a past board chair of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney Rotary Club and Wilson Health Foundation. In 2008, he received the Zenith Award and was named to the Sidney City Schools Hall on Honor.
Stewart resides in Sidney and has two children.
“All three will be great additions to move our board further,” said Rudy Keister, board chair. “Each new trustee brings a high level of community involvement, knowledge and credibility that are important as we grow.”
Terms recently ended for Foundation trustees Carol Bennett and Ken Monnier. Both were thanked for their service at the Board’s December meeting.
The Community Foundation of Shelby County administers more than 150 charitable funds including scholarships, donor advised funds and funds supporting local organizations, projects and causes. Information may be found at www.commfoun.com.