PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED ENDOWMENT FUNDS FUND FAMILIES
Greater Dayton Conservation Funds
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Aullwood Audubon Farm Fund 1989 preserves the area that Marie and John Aull opened to the public in 1957, with its gardens, woodland, meadows and farm overlooking the Stillwater River. Marie Aull and the National Audubon Society donated the 120-acre farm to the Foundation in 1989, to be maintained forever as a natural area. The farm is leased for a nominal sum to the Friends of Aullwood.
Aullwood Friends' Fund 1993 provides operating support for Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, dedicated to educating children and adults about the natural environment.
The B-W Greenway Community Land Trust Program Grants Fund 2002 promotes sustainable land use by generating unrestricted operating income for the Beavercreek and Wenrick Wetlands greenway.
Cox Arboretum Foundation Legacy Endowment Fund 2004 will aid in the operations and facilities of this 189-acre public garden that is enjoyed each year by over 250,000 visitors, who come to escape, discover and grow.
Environmental Improvement Program for Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm 1996 was established by a trust by Sylvia L. Koons and primarily supports the land management and orchard maintenance programs of Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm.
Five Rivers MetroParks Aullwood Fund 1993 yields income for the maintenance of the Marie S. Aull residence and garden area, which she donated in 1977.
Friends of Aullwood Endowment Fund 1979 receives contributions from community members to support the ongoing educational programming offered at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm.
The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund 2006 exists to preserve the treasure of the natural environment with which the Greater Miami Valley is blessed. The fund is a permanent fund to support environmental preservation for today and for future generations.
Jane B. and Horace M. Huffman, Jr., Trees for the Rivers Endowment Fund 1992 gives its income to the Five Rivers MetroParks to promote tree planting in the county, with special emphasis on the River Corridor. Horace Huffman, Jr., was the retired chair of Huffy Corp.
Sylvia L. Koons Endowment Fund for Five Rivers MetroParks 1996 sustains the beauty of Five Rivers MetroParks lands by generating revenue to purchase trees and other woody plants and shrubs. The fund also supports other environmental improvement projects.
The Learning Tree Farm Endowment Fund 1986 benefits this unique farm, whose mission is to facilitate hands-on learning experiences in a traditional farm setting.
Little Miami, Inc., Fund 1998 provides unrestricted operating income for Little Miami, Inc., to preserve and protect the Little Miami Scenic River as a natural resource for present and future generations.
Ralph and Bessie Aull Reahard Memorial Fund 1987 provides ongoing financial support to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, in memory of the parents of Sally Reahard of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Upper River Fund 1992 protects and preserves the upper Little Miami and the Mad Rivers. Created by former Dayton Journal-Herald Editor Glenn Thompson and his wife, Margaret, the fund is in memory of James M. Cox, Jr., whose generosity and friendship as an employer made much of this gift possible.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Fund 1985 helps to maintain the community's endowed memorial to 403 Dayton/Miami Valley-area individuals who lost their lives in Vietnam.
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File date: 09-20-2012