Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Merton & Regina Allen Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 2003 by Alec and Judy Allen and Mark and Marjorie Allen, as a tribute to their parents. Its purpose is to support programming, events, and special initiatives at the Michigan Theatre for the benefit of U.S. Armed Forces veterans, with preference for disabled veterans and those who served in action.

“My father served in the Navy receiving honors,” Alec Allen writes. “He always cherished the sacrifice that veterans make, and was often pained at how under-appreciated veterans have been. He and my mother both loved art films and foreign films in particular. Establishing this fund is a way to honor my father’s legacy and my parents’ passion at the same time.”

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