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The former charitable activities of the Schott Family are briefly discussed below. Please see the current Gift Focus of the Pine Meer Foundation. 

Behringer - Crawford Museum and the Kenton County Government Center

Funding and design work was provided for the Riedlin-Schott Community Room and Bavarian Brewery Exhibits at the Kenton County Government Center in Covington, Kentucky, by a descendant of the William C. and Louis L. Schott families. The exhibits are curated by the Behringer - Crawford Museum, also located in Covington. The south wing of this complex consists the brewery's former Brew and Mill Houses which was repurposed for office space comprising the south wing of this county structure. There are exhibits on both the first and second levels of the former Brew House and the Riedlin-Schott Community Room is on the second floor in an area that was formerly the offices of the Bavarian Brewing Co. Not only do they help preserve the history of the brewery, but the community room provides a unique venue for meetings and events. Please visit for a detailed history and memorabilia of the this brewery, which was formerly owned by the Riedlin and Schott families for some 80 years beginning in 1882.

William C. Schott Memorial Fields: Land was was acquired and donated by William C. Schott  near a local church, St. Antoninus, to be used for athletic fields. This acreage is located at the northwest corner of Cleves Warsaw Pike and Linneman Street and become known as Schott Fields. In recognition of this donation and to preserve the land for athletic use, this property is held by the William C. Schott Memorial Association.  


Bodman Widows Home: William C. Schott's mother, Elisa Heinzerling Schott, was active in this organization.  In addition, both her grandson and his wife, Louis (Lou) L. Schott and Virginia (Jinny) E. Schott, served on the board of the Bodman Widows Home.  They also actively participated in fund raising events that included a summer picnic and and winter fair, along with their children. 

Maple Knoll: The Bodman Widows Home was merged into Maple Knoll.  Lou and Jinny Schott were active in this merger and also served on the Board of Maple Knoll, along with several of their friends who were also interested in charitable endeavors.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital (An Auxiliary Group Held the Annual Cincinnati Antiques Festival). Virginia Schott, Louis L. Schott's wife and William C. Schott's daughter-in-law, became the Chairman of this Festival in its second year. It was held for 50 years and over that span raised over $4 million for the hospital. 

Cincinnati Woman's Club: Virginia Schott, Louis L. Schott's wife and William C. Schott's daughter-in-law, became an officer of this club in the 1970's and served as its Treasurer. 

Deaconess Hospital:  William C. Schott donated funds for an expansion of this Cincinnati Hospital. 

Murals at Western Hills High School: William C. Schott and his eldest son William R. Schott, along with a few other individuals and the Class of 1930, donated funds for murals by Frances Wiley Faig and Edward Charles Volkert that were installed in this school shortly after it was opened in the fall of 1928. 

Endowed Scholarships: 

As described in more detail, there are scholarships at three universites funded by the founder of the Foundation in memory of his Schott family relatives, with priority given to students from Ohio and particularly greater Cincinnati.

The background image is a Pine Meer photograph of the veranda off of the Music Room situated below a summer sleeping room.  There were stone steps on the left lead to the Formal Garden.

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