Established in 1995, the Future Fund is comprised of leaders who are committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Abilene. The Future Fund nurtures philanthropic leadership through the development of a permanent endowment, grant making, and educational and social events.
Future Fund members have pooled their funds and energy to create a lasting impact in Abilene. Members are invited to attend Future Fund events where they learn about philanthropy and critical issues in the community. They also have the opportunity to participate on our grant, membership and social committees.
Every dollar raised through membership dues is deposited into the Future Fund Endowment Fund held at the Foundation. Currently the endowment is valued at more than $550,000.
We use these funds to make annual grants based on recommendations from our grant committee, which reviews proposals and makes site visits. To date, we’ve given more than $450,000 to local nonprofits, including a record total of $66,000 in 2013. We thank First Financial Bank shares for continuing to partner with us in our efforts.
Future Fund Board Members 2012-13
Sarah and Dickson Ferguson (Board Co-Chairs)
Christy and Lon Biebighauser
Tracy and Matthew Choate
Alicyn and Ted Evans
Sarah and Alex Eyssen
Alexis and Derrick Hughes
Tiffany and Scott Lamb
Maria and Mike Murray
Lisa Chavez-Owens and Lanny Owens
Sarah and Chris Proctor
Traci and Tim Yandell
Jane and Greg Yost
Liz and Robert Wagstaff