FirstEnergy Foundation gives holiday donation to Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

The FirstEnergy Foundation recently gave the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums a $1,000 donation through the foundation’s “Gifts of the Season” campaign.

FirstEnergy employees chose 40 non-profit agencies to receive surprise donations during the holiday season.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will use the donation for its Gateway to the Future annual appeal, which funds various projects and daily operations. Projects included in the Gateway to the Future appeal this year include offering more hands-on kids’ programs, becoming an official arboretum and putting UV windows in the library, home and museum.

The foundation’s "Gifts of the Season" campaign gave $1,000 gifts to 132 non-profits across FirstEnergy’s six-state service area and in communities where the company does business.

Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison are subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. 

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit Like HPLM on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Pictured: Hans Rosebrock, economic development and external affairs manager for FirstEnergy’s Toledo Edison service area, (right), presents a $1,000 donation from FirstEnergy Foundation to Christie Weininger, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums executive director, (center), and Kathy Boukissen, HPLM director of development.