Charities Get Nearly $183K Left from Kasich Inauguration

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Ohio’s First Lady says nearly $183,000 leftover from Gov. John Kasich’s inaugural fund have been donated to eight children’s charities.

First Lady Karen Kasich announced Tuesday the money will be split among several groups focusing on after-school programs, nutrition and health.

The governor’s committee raised nearly $1.2 million for his second inauguration. The January event included a swearing-in ceremony at a theater and a gala at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Columbus.

Any unused money from such events is required by law to be either returned to donors or donated to charity.

The first lady says Ohio wouldn’t be the place that it is without the passion of those who work to support the health and welfare of Ohio’s at-risk children.