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Local organizations receive funding

The following statement was issued Monday by the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation:

In March 2014, the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation, a private charitable foundation, made gifts to 16 local organizations. Organizations and gifts:

  1. A Hope Center, Earn While You Learn program, $5,000
  2. ACRES Land Trust, Arts and Education programs, $10,000
  3. Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust, restoration of Freimann Square and the Anthony Wayne statue and Courthouse Green covenants, $25,000
  4. Artlink, Arts Incubator, $25,000
  5. Audiences Unlimited, Operating Support, $15,000
  6. Community Transportation Network, Medical Transportation Program, $10,000
  7. FAME, Operating Support, $15,000
  8. Healthier Moms and Babies, Operating Support, $10,000
  9. Interfaith Hospitality Network, Operating Support, $10,000
  10. Lifelife Youth and Family Services, Alternate Education Program, $15,000
  11. Neighborhood Health Clinics, IT system upgrades, $10,000
  12. Parkview Foundation, Healing Arts Program, $50,000
  13. Questa Foundation for Education, Questa Scholars program, $50,000
  14. Science Central, Operating Support, $25,000
  15. Super Shot, Childhood Immunization Program, $10,000
  16. YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, Renaissance Pointe Arts Academy programs, $25,000
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

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