Target Recognized as Outstanding Donor for Ohio Youth Leadership Program

Company’s West Jefferson distribution center has contributed over $10,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Ohio South has selected Target as this year’s recipient of its Benefactor Award, which was established to recognize significant supporters of its programs.

The HOBY Ohio South Youth Leadership Seminar is a four-day seminar where nearly 200 sophomores from central and southeast Ohio gather to learn leadership and life skills through keynote presenters, guided activities, and interactive events with their peers from other school districts.

“This weekend really has a lasting impact on these kids for the rest of their lives,” said Rachel Foltz-Nash, Volunteer Co-Chair for HOBY Ohio South. Co-Chair Jacob Manser added, “the kinds of programs that they get to experience wouldn’t be possible without the great support of our private donors and philanthropic partners like Target.”

The Target T-2804 Distribution Center in West Jefferson, Ohio has gifted more than $10,300 over the past two years through the Target Community Engagement Funds Grant program. This makes them one of the largest single donors in HOBY Ohio South’s 40-year history.

The Benefactor Award will be presented to Target at the HOBY Ohio South Youth Leadership Seminar closing ceremonies on Sunday, June 9 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

About HOBY

For 60 years, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has helped to cultivate leaders by inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs annually provide more than 10,000 local and international high school students the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering, and today more than 4,000 volunteers annually and over 500,000 alumni proudly make up the HOBY family. For further information on HOBY, visit “Like” Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership on Facebook at and follow the organization on Twitter via @HOBY.


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