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About the Light Foundation

In 2001 Matt and his wife, Susie, established The Light Foundation – a non-profit organization that exists to give at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow. It wasn't long after being established that the Light Foundation  purchased and began developing 400+ acres of Ohio land as the site for Chenoweth Trails facility, where it holds its outdoor leadership camp, Camp Vohokase, every summer. A hand selected group of young men from around the country are taught the values of hard work, responsibility and accountability. Light and his team follow these kids all year round to ensure they stay on track. The main mission: to provide them opportunities to reach their highest potential and become mentors to their peers. The Light Foundation also establishes partnerships with other nonprofits to better serve the needs of the greater community, and holds a variety of onsite programs at Chenoweth Trails. In addition, the organization provides academic scholarships to deserving young student leaders in Ohio and New England. The Light Foundation gives kids opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to get outside and take on a challenge or to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits. Giving back has always been a primary pillar in our philosophy to help kids succeed in life.

 

"Our goal is to be a beacon for charitable organizations, athletes and young people, inspiring kids to work hard, put their best foot forward, and strive to become champions in the game of life."

- Matt Light

The Foundation's Impact on Our Kids

$100,000

The amount of recent financial support to other nonprofits.

7,000

The number of people who participate in the programs at Chenoweth Trails each year.

$10,000

The amount awarded annually through Light Foundation scholarships.

270

The number of students from underserved areas in MA that have participated in leadership conferences.

26

The number of young men who have graduated from camp.

$127,000

The cost of funding four campers for the four year Camp Vohokase program.

Light Foundation Staff

Brian Rehmert

Facilities Manager

April Brubaker

Program Director

Edgar Flores

Camp Vohokase Director

Dusty Yingst

Executive Director

Cindi Mitchell

Project Manager

Debbie Broderick

Bookkeeper

Glenn Rehmert

Grounds & Maintenance

Paul Rehmert

Grounds & Maintenance

Mark Twaits

Grounds & Maintenance

Light Foundation Board of Directors

Matt Light

Founder/President

Steve Trax

Chairman of the Board

Margrette Mondillo

Secretary

Tom Falcone

Board Member

David Drubner

Board Member

Gregg Gilbert

Board Member

Jamie Marshall

Board Member

Brian McCarthy

Board Member

Rob Ninkovich

Board Member

Daren Hiatt

Board Member