Last year I reported that the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana had received a one million dollar endowment from the Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation, a private charitable organization. You can see my earlier article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2008/08/allen-county-pu.html. Officials said the gift would be used to help pay for operation of the library’s renowned genealogy department – the largest publicly owned genealogy collection in the world.
The same article reported, "additional $1 million donations annually for the next ten years." The second installment has now been paid.
The Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation again will give another $1 million to the Allen County Public Library Foundation as well as additional funds to other institutions in Fort Wayne. This year’s money will be distributed in four installments; the first $250,000 was distributed to each organization Thursday.
The Allen County Public Library Foundation will again use the grant money to support its genealogy department, according to Allen County Public Library Director Jeffrey Krull.
You can read more at http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20090731/LOCAL/307319989/1002/LOCAL.