Foundation Board of Directors

Gary Skogsbergh, Sr.                            President

Roger Januchowski                                 Vice President

William Applegate                            Treasurer

Deborah Richards                               Secretary

Lee Johnson                                
Diana Ayers
Gary Bismack
Beverly Case
William Case
Cynthia Congdon
Dorothy Davis
Leon Jurczyszyn
Charles Richards
Joan Ritter
Pamela Applegate

MCSO Liaison                                  Director Paul Bloom                       Kayla Welch


Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center

692 NW 30TH AVE

OCALA, FL 34475

9:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.

February 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

April 10, 2017

May 8, 2017

June 12, 2017

July 10, 2017

August 14, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 9, 2017

November 13, 2017

December 11, 2017



Over 1,500 Marion County citizens give their time and energy to the volunteer and outreach programs of the Sheriff’s Office. These volunteer citizens annually log an average of 128,000 hours of service and 500,000 miles patrolling the county’s neighborhoods, businesses, rivers and lakes.

The volunteer units are also used to help locate lost or missing citizens. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the volunteers are available to assist the County’s Emergency Marion County’s Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Emergency Emergency Management.

The volunteered hours represent a tax saving of nearly $3,000,000 annually to the tax payers of Marion County. However, there is an annual cost of approximately $280,000 to the Sheriff’s Office for the volunteer and outreach programs.

The purpose of the Foundation is to raise the funds necessary to help operate the volunteer and outreach programs and remove this cost from the Sheriff’s Office budget. Your support and generosity for the MCSO Foundation are greatly appreciated.


Pictured from left to right: MCSO Chief Robert Douglas, William Applegate, MCSO Foundation Treasurer, Mr. Lashinski, and Gary Skogsbergh, Sr., MCSO Foundation President.

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Mr. Jerry Lashinski with Moose Lodge 1014 of Belleview presented a donation of over $2,500.00 to the Marion County Sheriff's Office Foundation. Thank you to the Moose Lodge for your generous donation!!  The MCSO Foundation and the Sheriff's Office are extremely grateful for your continued support of our community! If you would like to make a donation to the MCSO Foundation, please contact us at

Request Articles of Incorporation

To obtain Articles of Incorporation to the MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOUNDATION INC.

Send your written request to:  

MCSO Foundation

P.O. Box 1987

Ocala, FL 34478

or Email to:

Please allow ten business days to process your request.




A recent purchase made by the foundation to assist our volunteers.

A recent purchase made by the foundation to assist our volunteers.