Owen R. Fortnam Memorial Fund

The Owen R. Fortnam Memorial Fund was established by the Fortnam family as a way to help remember Owen through various charitable acts. These will include annual scholarships at Waterville Central School in his name, as well as gifts to support causes that Owen enjoyed, such as the outdoors, wildlife, reading and science.

If you would like to contribute to the fund please click “Donate” at the top right of this page and follow the instructions, or

Mail a check made payable to “The Community Foundation”, and list the “Owen R. Fortnam Memorial Fund” in the memo section to:

The Owen R. Fortnam Memorial Fund
c/o The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties
2608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

In response to COVID-19, The Community Foundation offices are closed to the public until further notice. During this time, donors are encouraged to make gifts via credit or debit card using the form below. Processing and depositing of all other gift types (checks, stock transfers, etc.) may be delayed until normal business operations resume. Please contact Nick Grimmer, director of giving strategies, at ngrimmer@foundationhoc.org if you need help with a gift transaction.