The Fort Wayne-based Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation has detailed more than $300,000 in gifts to local organizations. The largest went to the Lifetime Sports Academy to support a school golf program.

September 9, 2014

News Release

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

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

2. Artlink, educational program support, $12,000

3. Associated Churches, Neighborhood Food Bank Network support, $10,000

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

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

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

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

8. Fort Wayne Center for Learning, program support, $10,000

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

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

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

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

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

14. HearCare Connection, support for hearing clinics, $5,000

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

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

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

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

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

20. Turnstone, support for therapy and wellness programs, $25,000

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

22. 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: Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation

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