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Toledo Community Foundation

Cleves R. Delp Donates Mercy Field Baseball Complex to Toledo Community Foundation

Published on 01/22/2018 10:30 am by Joanne Olnhausen

TOLEDO, OHIO --- January 22, 2018 – Toledo Community Foundation recently accepted the gift of a baseball complex from Cleves R. Delp, Chairman and CEO of TDC Companies. The facility, Mercy Field, is the home of the Central Catholic Fighting Irish and Lourdes University Greywolves baseball programs.

Located at 525 South Holland-Sylvania Road in Toledo, OH, Mercy Field, a partnership of Mercy Health, the Diocese of Toledo, Central Catholic High School and Lourdes University, has also served as the site for numerous Sectional and District Tournament games, Summer Collegiate Teams, and the NABF College World Series. In August of 2013 Mercy Field was awarded the upper Midwest Regional Field of the Year by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.
The asset, Mercy Field, will be held and financially administered by Toledo Community Foundation.     

“From the beginning, this facility was intended to be a gift to the community; therefore, the Toledo Community Foundation is the perfect owner at this time,” stated Cleves Delp. “Creating a charitable gift with the help of Mercy Health, the Diocese of Toledo, Toledo Central Catholic and Lourdes University has been a wonderful partnership.”

“Toledo Community Foundation is thankful for this innovative gift for the community. It’s business as usual, and we will honor all sponsorship and use of field contracts that are currently in existence. The operation and day-to-day functions and activities of Mercy Field will continue without hesitation,” stated Keith Burwell, President, Toledo Community Foundation.

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation now has over 800 funds with assets of approximately $271 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs.

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