Walt Ritzman Scholarship Fund

Established in 2022, the Walt Ritzman Scholarship assists students from Barberton High School or residents of Barberton City School District  who are studying to be pharmacists at Ohio Northern University or Ohio State University.

The fund was established by Donna Keim and her son, Mike Keim.

Donna and Walt ran the Barberton Health Clinic for more than 20 years, and she remembers his passion for helping those in need. “He always believed in helping the underserved,” Donna said. “He gave, that is what he did.”

Walt Ritzman passed away on November 1, 2011, and his legacy in Barberton includes running and growing the Ritzman Pharmacy chain, serving as a trustee at Barberton Citizens Hospital and then serving as an inaugural board member of Barberton Community Foundation. He also sponsored school sports teams and volunteered during the Mum Festival. Read more >