Salvatore Ponzio III
Memorial Fund

The Salvatore Ponzio III Memorial Fund was set up to honor Sal by doing what he loved most, helping others. The fund will consist of an annual gift awarded to deserving Girard High School students. 

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A Lasting Impact

Having character that was unmatched, Sal represented the best in all of us. Loving, caring, thoughtful are just a few words that come to mind. However, Sal can’t be described without using the word “strong”. Not just physically, but. mentally and emotionally. 

In his short time with us, Sal brought out the best of all of his loved ones. He constantly put others before himself. Even in his last days, this did not change. Sal made an impact that most people won’t achieve in a lifetime, and will always be remembered because of it. 


Helping Millennials Succeed

Sal was extremely passionate about helping others and authored a book aimed to do just that.

FIT Finance aims to deliver a simple, insightful and actionable approach that helps you achieve financial success. The book takes a fresh approach to invigorate millennials on how to intelligently create long term wealth by taking a behavioral based approach, including:

– Behavioral Based Approach
– Intelligently Save + Invest
– Action Oriented Advice
– Live Life Better


Remembering Sal

Salvatore J. Ponzio III, 36, of Girard, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at his home.

Sal was born August 8, 1985 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Salvatore J. and Judy (Demas) Ponzio.

Sal was a 2004 graduate of Girard High School, a graduate of Youngstown State University with his bachelor’s degree and a graduate of Kent State University with his MBA.

He went on to have a promising career for Ernst & Young and made a name for himself as a distinguished entrepreneur.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents; grandmother, Regina Demas; brother, Joe (Lucille) Ponzio of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; sister, Gina (Dave) Sherock of Columbus; nephew, Dominic Ponzio; nieces, Lucia and Viviana Ponzio and Carmella Sherock and his loving girlfriend, Alessandra LaMonica. He also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful friends.

Phone Number




Email address

[email protected]

Physical Address

100 W. Main St., Suite 2, Girard, Oh 44420


Salvatore Ponzio III Memorial Fund

  1. Checks can be made out directly to “Girard City Schools/Salvatore Ponzio III Memorial Fund”.  The school treasurer will place the money in a separate account that was created for his memorial fund. He will mail a receipt to the donor. Checks can also be sent directly to Sal & Judy Ponzio (Sal’s parents) which will also then be deposited into the account.
  2. Checks can be mailed to: Girard City Schools, 100 W. Main St., Suite 2, Girard, Oh 44420. This is the treasurer’s office. Treasurer Mark Bello can answer any questions donors may have and can be contacted at 330-545-2596 ext. 2803. fax 330-545-2597. [email protected]org
  3. Girard City Schools Tax ID # 34-6001228
  4. The fund will distribute annual gifts to Girard High School students based on character and need. 

Donate with Venmo

Donations made via Venmo will be deposited directly to the personal Venmo account of Sal’s Dad. He will personally take the funds from Venmo and deposit directly into the fund on a regular basis. Click here or the Venmo image to make a Venmo donation. 


2022 Scholarship Fund Recipients

Dante Byrne and Madison Massuri each received $2,000 awards. They are two amazing students destined to help the world be a better place. Dante is headed to the U.S. Military Academy and Madison is going to Akron University for Speech Pathology and Audiology.


Thank You

To everyone who supports the foundation and continues to carry on Sal’s legacy. This foundation will ensure that Sal’s positive impact on this world will remain and live on.


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