History of the Tucson Foundations
Ashby I. Lohse, a native Tucsonan, specialized in estate planning and probate law. Throughout the years, he had many clients who chose to have private foundations created in their names after their deaths. There are 11 foundations directed by the Lohse family.
Values Shared by the Boards of Directors
We are privileged to be directors of the Foundations left in our care and remain true to the donors' original intentions. The directors and staff act as trustworthy and responsible stewards of these funds seeking to direct resources with wisdom and compassion. We strive to ensure that the Foundations' grant making is relevant, effective, and efficient. We value the following:
- Collaboration: We believe partnerships and collaborative efforts achieve broader and better results.
- Respect: We believe in showing graciousness and respect to all people and organizations and have much to learn from one another.
- Integrity: We strive to conduct our business with the utmost clarity and directness so that others will always know where we stand. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable for transparency and measurable results.
- Community Impact: We value agencies that aim to maximize the effectiveness of human and financial resources in our community.