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Who We Are 2017-07-30T05:38:49+00:00

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life in the Wapakoneta Area through organized philanthropy by:

Providing leadership and acting as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving community needs.

Distributing grants for charitable purposes in the areas of health, economic development, basic human needs, education, cultural activities, environment, and community services.

Assist donors in creating funds to meet emerging community needs and distribute proceeds in accordance with the donor’s intent.

Prudently manage the Foundation’s resources to achieve the maximum benefit for the Wapakoneta area in perpetuity.

What We Do

The Foundation is a partnership of donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community working together to find solutions to pressing community needs. Today, it manages many individual funds, started by people from all walks of life.

Since its founding, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation has worked to build a permanent endowment which will support a variety of charitable programs. The Foundation is a conduit through which donors can make individual gifts to benefit the community in a collective way. A sizable endowment is critical to ensuring that community needs will be met for years to some. Only the earnings are expended from the endowed account, assuring that dollars will always be available to improve the quality of life and work in the grant distribution region, which includes the Wapakoneta school district.

Board of Trustees

Robert L. Askins – Executive Director

OFFICERS
John D. Johnson, President
Alan Davis, Vice President
Courtney W. Burton, Secretary/Treasurer

TRUSTEES
Sandra L. Brading
Courtney W. Burton
Alan Davis
Keith Horner
Sandra K. Huffman
Mark Jarvis
John D. Johnson
Rex Katterheinrich
Jay T. Koenig
Chad Metzger
Lonnie D. Pedersen
Philip E Schlenker
Denise Wintzer

PAST TRUSTEES
Cheryl Archer O. D.
Brent H. Bailey
Dr. Spicer Bell
Paul E. Fisher, Jr.
John Hammerstein
Vi Hardin
Douglas S. Jauert
Charles Kantner
Robert C. Lietz
Robert D. Miller
Earl Schaub
Gary D. Sheipline
Don F. Shuler
Henry D. Stroh
James H. Stroh
Larry R Tester
Mary Alice Wintzer
Dean Wittwer

Scholarships

Funds

Grants

Why Give?

The Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation is similar to the well-funded community foundations in many of our neighboring communities. These foundations provide scholarships, seed money for new art and cultural groups, athletic sponsorships, and health services, the kinds of things that are needed but not covered by tax monies. A community foundation provides an efficient and effective structure or linking individuals’ charitable interests with important programs and services.

Since its founding, the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation has worked to build a permanent endowment which will support a variety of charitable programs. The Foundation is a conduit through which donors can make individual gifts to benefit the community in a collective way. A sizable endowment is critical to ensuring that community needs will be met for years to some. Only the earnings are expended from the endowed account, assuring that dollars will always be available to improve the quality of life and work in the grant distribution region, which includes the Wapakoneta school district.

“The most useful and influential people in America are those who take the deepest interest in institutions that exist for the purpose of making the world better.”

Booker T. Washington