Auer Foundation Grants

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September 9, 2014

In May 2014, the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation, a private charitable foundation, made gifts to 22 local organizations.

Organizations and gifts:

-Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scouts of America, summer camp program support, $10,000

-Artlink, educational program support, $12,000

-Associated Churches, Neighborhood Food Bank Network support, $10,000

-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, program support, $25,000

-Camp Watcha Wanna Do, summer camp program support, $5,000

-Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Client Advocate program, $10,000

-Civic Theatre, support for general operations and programs, $25,000

-Fort Wayne Center for Learning, program support, $10,000

-Fort Wayne Park Foundation, Sea Reclamation exhibit at Botanical Conservatory, $15,000

-Fort Wayne Trails, Countdown to Connectivity project support, $25,000

-Friends of the Lincoln Collection, support for continued Lincoln artifact preservation, $25,000

-Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana, Girl Scout Summer Series support, $10,000

-Headwaters Park Alliance, support for ice skating rink, $10,000

-HearCare Connection, support for hearing clinics, $5,000

-Lifetime Sports Academy, support for First Tee school program, $80,000

-Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, support for pediatric hospitality house, $5,000

-McMillen Center for Health Education, drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention programs, $10,000

-PBS39 WFWA, support for production and broadcast of local programs, $20,000

-League for the Blind and Disabled, In-Home Care Program, $10,000

-Turnstone, support for therapy and wellness programs, $25,000

-Visiting Nurse, project support for Community Grief Center, $10,000

-YWCA of Northeast Indiana, support for Domestic Violence programs, $10,000

Additional information about the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation:

The Auer Foundation is scheduled to be in existence until 2022 but will continue to impact the Fort Wayne community through endowments and scholarships.

Grant selections are based on Ione Auer’s past giving interests and her planning documents and from knowledge of her community involvement. The co-trustees for the Auer Foundation are David Meyer, of Monarch Capital Management, and Lake City Bank.

Additional organizations may also receive funding by submitting concept letters to the Auer Foundation. The Auer Foundation assets will be donated to accomplish and aid general charitable purposes to benefit the Fort Wayne community.

In general, the interests of the Auer Foundation include music, arts, education, parks, and other charitable purposes.

For more information about the Auer Foundation, please visit

Source: Auer Foundation