Established in 1995, the Future Fund is comprised of leaders who are committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Abilene. 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 $700,000.
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 $858,000 to local nonprofits, including nearly $74,000 in 2017. We thank First Financial Bank shares for continuing to partner with us in our efforts.
Future Fund Board Members 2017-18
Elizabeth & Aaron Miller, Co-Chairs
Nichole & Jeff Casey
Trish & Jeff Dressen
Jennifer & Michael Fernandez
Kate & Matt Haney
Liz & Greg Henderson
Kassidy & Ricky Nygaard
Amanda & David Pittman
Erin & Michael Shanks
Logan & Taylor Sturgis
Lucy & Sam Vinson
Tracy & Richard Wolfe