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Posted by: Steve Kimmel

Shown in the photo from left, are Kay Schwob, senior director of development, Huntington University; Michael Zahn, president and CEO, First Federal Savings Bank; Susan Zahn, Alyce Zahn and Stephen Zahn from the Zahn family and Sherilyn Emberton, president, Huntington University.

Huntington University has received a $100,000 gift toward the transformation of the PLEX from First Federal Savings Bank and the Zahn family.

“Huntington University is a wonderful asset to have in our community. First Federal Savings Bank and the Zahn family are dedicated to help make Huntington the best version of itself. By supporting the University, which has been a pillar of Huntington for 125 years, that fits into the Bank’s and family’s mission,” said Michael Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank. “We are fortunate to be able to support the University and look forward to the next 125 years.”

Work has officially begun on the PLEX transformation. This $18.7 million project will upgrade the 90,000-plus-square-foot facility to a best-in-class venue. Once complete, the PLEX will feature three large arena and gym spaces, substantially expanded weight and cardio areas, a large entry lobby, hospitality suites, a pro shop, a hall of fame and larger classrooms.

“First Federal Savings Bank and the Zahn family have been incredible community partners for the University for many years,” said Stephen Weingart, vice president for University advancement. “The Forester Family is grateful for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing how this gift will impact home campus and the community.”

To learn more about the PLEX project or to be a part of the PLEX campaign, visit