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Kent Von Der Vellen


Kent Von Der Vellen is a 20-year resident of Medina. He has a deep interest in non-profit groups in Medina County and is enjoying learning more about them by writing the "Gems" column.


He has been a volunteer for various youth sports teams, is a member of the Medina Lions Club, the Medina County Senior Services Network, and the Medina Chamber of Commerce. He also has been a photographer for the Miracle League Golf Outing.


After the death of their college-age son, Kent and his wife, Kim, founded the Jakob F. Von Der Vellen Memorial FoundationSince 2012, the foundation has awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors.


Kent can be contacted by e-mailing him at or by calling 330-421-0863.