It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the passing of Ronald M. Auen.
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation was led by Ron for more than 30 years. Ron Auen was a father, brother, friend and mentor to each of us. As we all mourn this loss, we ask that the people of our community think of his wife, Sherrie, his children and extended family in this difficult time, and give them the love and support they need.
Ron came from humble beginnings. He believed in hard work. At an early age, he enlisted in the United States Army, considered himself a graduate of the “School of Hard Knocks” and took every opportunity to learn various skills along the way. Not only will he be remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit and gumption, but also for the positive impacts he had on thousands of people during his life especially during his tenure with the Foundation.
– The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
Board of Directors
NOTE: Regarding leadership of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation…
Ronald M. Auen was personally asked to accept the leadership of President and Chairman of the Board of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation by Mrs. Berger, after the passing of Mr. Berger in 1988.
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation will continue to operate as it has since it was founded in 1966. The Foundation consists of a professional staff and a Board of Directors, which has a clear succession plan. Christopher M. McGuire was recently named President and Chairman of the Board of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation is a private foundation that generously supports educational and other charitable projects. Since 1988, the Berger Foundation has contributed over $800 million to charities throughout Southern California and the United States. For more information visit www.hnberger.org.
THE AUEN FOUNDATION:
In 1991, Ron Auen and his wife, Sherrie, founded The Auen Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the overall quality of life of the aging population and raising awareness of the precious-end-of-life stage. The Auen Foundation supports charitable programs and services aimed at meeting the social needs of mature adults and their families. For more information about The Auen Foundation visit www.auenfoundation.org.
The Auen Foundation will continue to give to charitable causes through grant giving under the leadership of Sherrie Auen, Program Director.
NOTE: Regarding memorial…
There will not be a public memorial service.