Warren Felder, 81, has a deep commitment to the citizens of the Lake County community, particularly the youth. Warren has been a volunteer tutor for students in the Social Studies program at Perry High School since Fall 2005. Every day of the school week, one finds Warren working with these students in addition to sharing his life experiences with the classes. Recently, Warren established a college scholarship at Perry High School in Social Studies. Also in 1998, he created a scholarship in memory of Mr. Forrest Mick, Principal of Steubenville High School, Steubenville, Ohio, Class of 1943.
Retired from Jo-Ann Fabrics as Director of Plant Operations and Traffic in January 1989 at age 64, Warren made the decision to take a data management class at Lakeland Community College. Excelling in this class, he was asked to be an instructor at Lakeland about 16 years ago, where he taught and tutored until May 2004. Warren hasn’t stopped there with the knowledge he has gained. He volunteers his time to develop customized database programs and writes software programs that benefit specific projects for Lake Hospital Systems, RSVP of Lake County and Lake County Council on Aging.
Warren is a believer that as we get past the years where people are supposed to retire it is great to give back! Warren continues to give back to his community through his volunteer efforts that include assisting with paperwork and copying for the Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Unit at Lake East Hospital, the Cardio Pulmonary department at Lake West and the Speech Pathology department at both Lake East and West Hospitals.
Warren received the 2005 Certificate of Congressional Recognition & Achievement for Volunteer Effort in creating the database for the Lake County Volunteer Reception Center for Disaster from Congressman LaTourette.