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The Payne Fund Inc

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education and cultural programs.


Incorporated in 1929 in OH - Founded by the late Frances P. Bolton and the F.P. Bolton for Payne Fund Inc. Mrs. Bolton was the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio. In 1939, she assumed that seat after the death of her husband, Chester C. Bolton, who at the time of his death was the congressman. She served an additional 14 terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the first woman member of Congress to lead an international delegation. Among her accomplishments was the passing of legislation to acquire and preserve the property across from the home of George Washington on the Potomac River.


The Payne Fund Inc

Independent foundation



Bridge Number



Terminal Tower, Suite 4100 Cleveland, OH United States 44111

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (216) 696-1621