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United Appeal for Athens County Endowment Fund


With the goal of growing long-term support for its work to help people meet their basic needs of food, shelter, healthcare, and companionship, United Appeal for Athens County opened an endowment fund. United Appeal is a health and human services organization dedicated to connecting area residents with the social, health, and government services they need. Creating the endowment fund is one more service to the community.

“A long term endowment fund gives donors another way to help people meet their basic needs,” explained Janet Long, president of the United Appeal board of directors. “The Fund helps donors have a way to give lasting gifts to support United Appeal, the work of Athens County 211, and other programs throughout the county. We chose to work with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio because of the professional guidance they have provided us and dozens of other charities in establishing endowment funds to support their missions.”

The organizational endowment fund will begin with an $84,000 investment resulting from the proceeds of the sale of United Appeal’s real estate asset that had been purchased in 1989.

“The foresight of previous United Appeal leaders gave us an asset that provided office space for United Appeal for several decades and is now providing a permanent gift to the community,” added Long.

United Appeal for Athens County is a local non-profit organization that provides Athens County 211 Information & Referral Services as well as raising funds and awareness for local organizations that help people meet their basic needs.

Make a Contribution
Gifts to the United Appeal of Athens County Endowment Fund are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To mail your donation, please designate the United Appeal of Athens County Endowment Fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online by clicking here and designating the United Appeal of Athens County Endowment Fund when donating.