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Erika Lyn Huie Downs Fund

Erika Lyn Huie Downs was one of those people who always went out of her way for others. Inspired by a passion for service, Erika always put the needs of others first—especially children. She was committed to making a difference.

When Erika lost her battle with cancer in 2015, she left a hole in the hearts of her husband Michael, her children Lailah and Justin, her adoring brother David, her amazing mother Violet, and so many more people who knew and loved her.  In 2016, her brother established the Erika Lyn Huie Downs Fund, in her memory and her honor. Through the fund, David and other family members will continue Erika’s legacy of giving and work to fulfill her charitable goals.

To give from your donor advised fund, IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution, make a charitable gift of stock or any other type of gift: contact Abbe Temkin, senior philanthropic advisor, at or 312.616.8000 ext. 133.

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Erika Lyn Huie Downs Fund


Our Region’s Community Foundation
225 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60601 Tel 312.616.8000 Fax 312.616.7955