Chairman of the Board
M. Ryan Jarnagin
The Foundation seeks to be the "Charity of Choice" for giving in the Auburn Hills community. Our goal is to assist in funding deserving community endeavors not typically supported by the local government -- activities by community groups and service organizations that strengthen the entire community and that align with the goals and objectives of the Foundation. The Board of Directors, comprised of leaders in our community, is entrusted with this responsibility.
In 2010, the Auburn Hills Community Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Its first Board of Directors, consisting of community and business leaders, were appointed at that time and serve voluntarily. New members have joined the Board since its founding and the Board continues to grow in order to serve this City which represents more than 23,000 residents and hundreds of businesses, including international businesses from more than thirty countries.
All of the work of the Foundation continues today by volunteers. There are no paid staff at the Foundation, which means that at least 95% of all contributions received are utilized for grants.
We are pleased to tell you that the Auburn Hills Community Foundation is raising funds in support of the Amphitheater and Children's Splash Pad projects at Riverside Park in Downtown Auburn Hills. This $1 million project includes new outdoor performance space, seating for about five hundred people, a substantial brick plaza area, and motion activated splash pad for children. To date, we have now raised $905,000, with hopes to raise the remaining funds in the next couple of months so that we can begin construction this year. Opportunities exist to contribute at all levels, including brick pavers for as little as $50 to amphitheater naming rights at $150,000. Email us for more details and we will be happy to send you our brochure describing this fantastic community asset.