Ohio University

Search within:
Cutler Hall
Friends of the Sugar Bush Foundation

Serves as a model for university-community collaboration in green and sustainable economic development.

Friends of the Sugar Bush Foundation

Have you ever eaten Shagbark tortilla chips? Ever recycled at a Zero Waste Event? Or marveled at a John Sabraw painting made with pigment from cleaning polluted streams? Then you are already a partner in the sustainable economic development mission of the Sugar Bush Foundation. Your gifts go directly into the University-community projects we fund. Each of these initiatives started as a collaboration between Ohio University and Appalachian Ohio community non-profits, funded by the Sugar Bush Foundation. 

This year, we’re celebrating the life of Sugar Bush Foundation founder Mary Anne Flournoy, who passed away in October of 2019. We are so thankful and inspired to continue Mary Anne’s vision with the many donors who gave memorial gifts to the Friends of the Sugar Bush Foundation Fund.  

In 2005, OHIO faculty Mary Anne and Don Flournoy created the Sugar Bush Foundation to innovate a model for university-community collaboration in green and sustainable economic development. Since then, Sugar Bush has funded over $2 million in jointly designed projects in the areas of renewable energy, zero waste, environmental protection and restoration, food security, and sustainable development. 

The Sugar Bush Foundation practices a model that looks for the assets in our community and region and builds upon those. We are thrilled to invite you, our OHIO community, to join us. 

Visit the Sugar Bush Foundation website at www.ohio.edu/advancement/sugarbush/ for more information on the groundbreaking projects your gift will support.