Committed t‚Äčo Education & the Arts



The Shade Family Foundation supports selected organizations that advance education and the arts. We take an active role in leadership and governance positions as well as fund defined, impactful initiatives.

Strategic Partnerships

Miami University (Ohio)

Underwrote the Shade Family Room at the new Armstrong Student Center, funded the renovation of the university's guest house, the Simpson-Shade house, led technology fundraising initiative for the Men's Varsity Hockey Team

WNIU Radio

Underwrote new state-of the-art digital broadcast studio and funding and oversight of WNIU app that allows listeners to take WNIU anywhere, anytime

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs

Annual host and sponsor of the golf outing raising over $100,000 in 6 years, multi-year financial support of Club One renovation, on-going lead-level support of major fundraising initiatives including Youth of the Year and annual Gala, and several Foundation members serve on Board of Trustees

On-Going Grant Partnerships

Grant recipients must meet the core mission statement of arts & education and align with leadership roles taken on by the trustees.  Grants are by invitation only.

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