The Gasser Chair Co. has made a donation to support the fundraising campaign of a downtown Youngstown organization.
The company has given 200 hospitality chairs to support the $6 million fundraising campaign of the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. The campaign aims to develop the Center’s new facility in downtown Youngstown.
“Gasser’s commitment to provide chairs for the Tyler History Center is exemplary,” said Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director H. William Lawson. “The Gasser family embodies the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is synonymous with the history of the Mahoning Valley. They are known for their quality workmanship, and we are so pleased that we will be able to provide visitors with comfortable, durable and beautiful seating.”
The donation from the Youngstown company will be used for events held in the Paul & Marguerite Thomas Ballroom on the second floor of the History Center as well as the Anne Kilcawley Christman Discovery Gallery on the third floor.
In addition, Gasser has provided 16 upholstered side chairs for the Public Reading/Research Room located in the new Historical Society Archives in the basement of the Tyler History Center. The fair market value of the donation is just over $31,000, which brings the campaign pledges and gifts to approximately $4.8 million, or 80.5 percent of its goal.
The Gasser Chair Co. is located on Logan Way in Youngstown and is a family-owned business.
“We take great pride and care in providing the finest quality products and service worldwide – seating with comfort, design and durability second to none; seating that offers a better return for your investment,” said company president Mark Gasser.