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Fund List 2017-08-11T02:32:54+00:00

Fund List

The Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation has a group of local funds dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of individuals or groups with diverse interests and objectives. Each of these endowed funds was established for the purpose of supporting certain kinds of events or activities in our community. Some of them are associated with nonprofit organizations that seek support from the community for their special projects. Others were established by individuals who want the earnings from their endowed fund to be used for specific purposes. These endowed funds are invested with the Fifth Third Trust Co. for investment purposes, but the local nonprofit organization decides annually what grants to give. Grants awarded from individually endowed accounts are decided by the Foundation’s Trustees. The funds under the umbrella of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation are the following:

Auglaize County Cattlemen Association Advised Fund
This Donor Advised Fund was established by the Auglaize County Cattlemen Association. The primary purpose of the fund is to be used only for the charitable or other purposes described in Section 170(c) or (2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and as amended, within the purposes of the Foundation , either directly or by contributions to other organizations for such purposes.

Auglaize County Public Library System Endowment Fund
The fund was established by the Auglaize County Public District Library to receive funds to create an endowment to be used for the benefit of the Auglaize County Public District Library.

Berg Family Advised Fund
This Donor Advised Fund was established by the Egon Berg, Jr. and James F. Berg. The primary purpose of the fund is to assist in the development of programs of facilities of the YMCA in Wapakoneta and other charitable purposes.

Community Fund
This unrestricted fund enables the Foundation to respond to changing needs and emergencies, to support the creation of innovative responses to community problems, and to improve the quality of life for all citizens. Donors have placed no restrictions on how the funds are to be used, relying upon the Board of Trustees to implement the Foundation’s established grant making policies and procedures.

Mark A. Coomer Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Charlotte R. Coomer in memory of her husband, Mark A. Coomer and its primary purpose is to assist disadvantaged youth in the Wapakoneta area and elsewhere.

Cridersville Community Fund
This fund was established to receive funds to be used within the community to improve parks, recreation, support higher education and enhance the through ways of the village with trees and shrubbery.

Downtown Parkway Project Fund
The fund was established by the Downtown Parkway Project Committee. The primary purpose of the fund is to assist the City of Wapakoneta in the construction and improvement of the downtown parkway project.

Jim and Ruth Emrick Advised Fund
This fund was established by The Children of Jim and Ruth Emrick. The primary purpose of the fund shall be for the charitable needs in the Wapakoneta Area.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 691 Community Parks Fund
Funded by the Wapakoneta Eagles, this fund was created to benefit community parks owned by a municipality or the Board of Education located within the Wapakoneta School District. Funds are to be used solely for capital improvement or maintenance of the parks.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 691 Wapakoneta Family YMCA Fund
The primary purpose of this endowment fund is to provide support to the Wapakoneta Family YMCA to carry out its mission and role as described in its governing documents.

Paul E. Fisher, Sr. & Albert W. Winterman Harmon Field Facility Fund
The fund was created to improve and maintain the Harmon Field facility for the comfort and well being of the spectators.

Freytag Family Advised Fund
This fund was established by Dr. Thomas R. Freytag. The primary purpose of the fund is to assist the handicapped individuals in the Wapakoneta area in connection with the development of the programs and facilities.

Jason C. Kline Memorial Advised Fund
This fund was established by Jennifer J. Kline. The primary purpose shall be for the charitable needs in the Wapakoneta Area.

G & M Sheipline Advised Fund
This fund was established by Gary and Madelaine Sheipline. The primary purpose of the fund is to be used only for the charitable or other purposes described in Section 170(c) or (2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Ty Garrett Miller Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Glen Miller, Michael Hunt and James S. West. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to assist the Wapakoneta Board of Education and the Ty Garrett Memorial Fund committee in connection with the construction of a locker room for the soccer programs at Ryan Field and the acquisition of materials and equipment and the development of the programs and facilities at Ryan Field.

Junior Fair Boosters Fund
This fund was established in 1993 to develop character, teach leadership and improve self esteem among youth participating in the Auglaize County Fair. The purpose is accomplished by providing facilities, programs and awards which enhance the activities and recognition of youth participating in the county fair.

Kantner Family Advised Fund
This fund was established by Charles Kantner. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to assist the Wapakoneta community in connection with the development of the programs and facilities limited to, any purpose within the scope of Code section 170(c) (2) (B).

Mary E. Kent Advised Fund
This fund was established by Mary E. Kent. The primary purpose of the fund is to used only for the charitable or other purposes described in Section 170(c)or (2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Lyle Kiser Conservation Education Trust Fund
Created by a generous gift in memory of V. Lyle Kiser, this fund was established to benefit the Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District and its annual conservation education programs.

Marian Rudd City Park Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to maintain the Marion Rudd City Park.

Rudd/Yocum Auglaize County Historical Society Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the Auglaize County Historical Society.

Rudd/Naylor Cridersville Historical Society Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the Cridersville Historical Society.

Naylor/Rudd Fairmont Cemetery Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the Fairmont Cemetery.

Arthur and Marian Rudd for The First United Methodist Church of Wapakoneta Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the First United Methodist Church of Wapakoneta.

Rudd/Yocum for the Wapakoneta Family YMCA
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.

Marian Yocum Rudd Allen County Historical Fund
This fund was established by Marian Rudd to help maintain the Allen County Historical Society.

Bob Miller Memorial Advised Fund
This fund was established by the Jamie Miller Fund Group. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be for purchasing items such as equipment, supplies and various needs for local midget football teams in Wapakoneta.

Park Development Fund
This fund was established to assist in the maintenance of the park which was anonymously donated to the City of Wapakoneta at the corner of Defiance Street and Hamilton Road.

Ferald L. Ritchie Rotary Advised Fund
This Donor Advised Fund was established by the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta, Ohio to honor the former Wapakoneta resident and Rotarian. The primary purpose of the fund is to assist the development of the Nature Center project at Wapakoneta Senior High School and other charitable activities.

Jeny Roettger Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of Jeny Roettger and the proceeds are used to educate junior and senior high students of Wapakoneta in regards to the effects and consequences of the use of alcohol and drugs. The fund was initially funded as a part of a court imposed fine and is now supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses.

Larry Sanders Memorial Advised Fund
This fund was established by Jill Sanders. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be for the charitable needs in the Wapakoneta Area.

William H. Saum Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of William H. Saum and the funds are to be used first for sending Auglaize County delegates to Conservation Camp, with the remaining funds to be used for activities in conservation, woodworking, advisor training, and, if needed, other project areas considered part of the non-livestock program.

Heather Jane Schaub Memorial Fund
This fund was established by Russell W. Schaub. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be for the charitable needs in the Wapakoneta Area.

Fred Paul Schneider Memorial Advised Fund
This fund was established by Phil and C. Jean Forsythe. The primary purpose of the fund shall be for charitable needs in the Wapakoneta Area.

School Library Fund
This fund was created by a life member to support local libraries.

Wapak Recreation Inc. Advised Fund
This fund was established in connection with Wapak Recreation, Inc. and is to assist the Wapakoneta Community in connection with capital improvements and development of the baseball/softball facilities located at Veteran’s Memorial Park and programs and facilities of the Park.

Wapakoneta Community Thanksgiving Dinner Fund
The fund was established by the Wapakoneta Community Thanksgiving Dinner Group to support the Wapakoneta Community Thanksgiving Dinner each year.

Wapakoneta YMCA Endowment Fund
This endowment fund was established to provide support to the Wapakoneta Family Young Men’s Christian Association to carry out its role and mission as described by its governing documents.

Wapakoneta Family YMCA Investment in Youth Fund
This fund was established with the Wapakoneta Family YMCA and its primary purpose is to provide assistance and support to underprivileged youth so that they can participate in the activities of the YMCA.

Wapakoneta Shady Parks Advised Fund
The fund was established by the Wapakoneta City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be for planting and maintaining trees and shrubs at Veterans, Rudd-Yocum, Heritage and Belcher Parks.

Wapakoneta Women’s Club Advised Fund
This Donor Advised Fund was endowed with the proceeds from the sale of the Women’s Club building. The proceeds are to be used to support projects in the Wapakoneta area.

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

Nelson Henderson