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Our beginning

In 1954, Fred K. and Edith F. Conn founded the Conn Memorial Foundation, Inc. During their lifetime the Conn Family interests -- their purposes and desires -- were conveyed to those who would carry on after them. Of importance would be the continuity of their intentions for funds contributed in their name.  

Fred K. Conn was born in Russellville, Ohio in 1881.  He later moved to Kentucky and then returned to Ohio to complete his education. For many years, Mr. Conn was active in his father’s lumber business, promoting their interests and helping many in need of assistance. Edith F. Conn died in 1969 and Fred K. Conn died in 1970.

Today, the Foundation seeks to meet the needs of humanity and to respond to the philanthropic endeavors of its founders.

"It ought to be the goal of every charitable group to fulfill their vision so magnificently that the result reflects individuals enriched with a clear sense of purpose and an acceptance of responsibility for their future."

Fred K. Conn