The wife and brother of the late Brodie Lee, real name Jon Huber, have announced the creation of the ‘Jon Huber Legacy Foundation’ to honour his dedication to family and career.
The Foundation will focus on providing support to people in creative fields who have not taken the next step in their career because of family obligations.
The announcement came on the same day that AEW is set to make their debut in Huber’s hometown of Rochester, New York. The promotion will dedicate the show to Huber and it will feature a special card with a huge match for the TNT Championship he once held.
“Jon almost gave up on his dream of wrestling because of his family,” said Amanda Huber, “But he got the call to move up to WWE while we were in the hospital with our first child. I can’t think of a better way of honoring his commitment to family and his career than to help other people who are facing the same dilemma.”
The family & friends of Jon Huber announce the creation of the Jon Huber Legacy Foundation. The Foundation will focus on providing support to people in creative fields who have not taken the next step in their career due to family obligations.
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Beginning in 2022, the Foundation will select a group of creative individuals to support with resources, connections, practical skills, and direct funding. The cohort will meet throughout the year to learn from experts in areas including business planning, artist management, public relations, brand management, finances, and IP law. The Foundation aims for these skills and connections to help the cohort provide for their families while also helping them pursue their dreams.
“Many artists and wrestlers are never taught how to manage their finances, investments, and assets in a way to make sure their family is secure,” said Chris Huber, “Like our father, Jon always wanted to make sure he was making decisions that were the right decision not only for his career, but also for his family.”
The foundation will announce its first application round in early 2022.
More information on the Foundation can be found at www.jonhuberlegacyfoundation.org.