Fairfield Community Foundation

An Affiliate of Hamilton Community Foundation

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Fairfield Twp Veterans Memorial rendering


Fairfield Twp – December 15, 2022 --  Veterans from Fairfield Township or currently living in Fairfield Township are a little bit closer to seeing a monument to their honor in their community. The Fairfield Township Veteran’s Memorial project recently received a $10,000 gift from AurGroup Credit Union, their largest corporate donation to date.

“We are so grateful to AurGroup Credit Union for this incredibly generous donation toward our Veterans Memorial project,” says Dr. Fred Valerius, spokesperson for the Memorial Committee. “The Veterans Memorial is a labor of love, honor, and respect for the local men and women who have served our country, and we are a step closer to our goal with this gift.”

According to Valerius, the Fairfield Township Veteran’s Memorial is for the men and women whose service and sacrifice have kept us safe and free and will be a perpetual monument to the soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen of Fairfield Township.

“We are proud to be part of the community and this special project,” commented Angela Lambert, Chief Development Officer for AurGroup Financial Credit Union. “This memorial is a respectful tribute to our local veterans and a physical reminder to others of the sacrifice so many gave for our freedom.”

The Memorial will be in Heroes Park, the southeast quadrant of the Morris and Milliken Roads intersection. The project committee, which includes veterans who served in Vietnam, developed the vision for the conceptual design of the Memorial, which features a circle of granite monuments honoring the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard that form a circle around a flagpole heralding the United States flag.

“It’s been gratifying working with Fred on this project,” says Katie Braswell, Vice President of the Fairfield Community Foundation. “It’s clear this means so much to him and the rest of the committee. We will all celebrate when the Memorial is fully funded.”

The Fairfield Township Veterans Memorial fund is managed by the Fairfield Community Foundation and donations are accepted by either online donation or by sending your check to the Fairfield Community Foundation at 5350 Pleasant Avenue, Fairfield Ohio 45014.


FAIRFIELD, OHIO – July 8, 2022 -- The board of trustees of the Fairfield Community Foundation announce the affiliation with the Hamilton Community Foundation effective July 1, 2022.  This affiliation will enhance charitable services to the Fairfield community by way of additional resources and support from the Hamilton Community Foundation.

“We came to recognize the potential benefits that affiliation with the right partner could bring to the Foundation, most significantly being, increased resources and a reduction in fees for our donors. Additionally, the affiliation afforded the Fairfield Community Foundation the support of a high-functioning and experienced administrative staff that would enable our board to spend less time on day-to-day operations of the Foundation and more time identifying and focusing on the needs of the greater Fairfield community. After careful consideration, we felt the Hamilton Community Foundation’s expertise and credibility was the best fit for us,” said Doug Robertson, Chair, Fairfield Community Foundation.

As an affiliate, the Fairfield Community Foundation will benefit from the administrative support, guidance, and philanthropic expertise of the Hamilton Community Foundation. The Fairfield Community Foundation board will continue to advise and oversee the grants awarded to the greater Fairfield community.

“This new partnership allows the Fairfield Community Foundation to continue to meet the charitable and philanthropic needs of their community without worrying about many of the administrative functions,” said John Guidugli, President and CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation.

Founded in 1951, The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has the largest collective impact on the quality of life in Hamilton, Ohio. By professionally managing more than 900 individual, family, and corporate funds, as well as nonprofit agency endowments, the Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.

HCF works to address new and emerging issues of community concern, while remaining focused on health and social issues, education and community revitalization. As the largest community foundation in Butler County, HCF is a public charity with $140 million in assets.