Last December 26th, 2020, Brodie Lee (Jon Huber), who was most popularly known for his time in WWE as Luke Harper, when he was part of the Wyatt Family and who was known as “The Exalted One” in AEW as he was the leader of Dark Order, passed away at the age of 41.
Since Brodie Lee passed away, AEW has continued to honor his legacy in the company by keeping his son involved when possible and Brodie Lee’s legacy was also honored when AEW included him in the Elite GM Mobile Game. A press release was recently issued, where it was announced that Brodie’s legacy will be honored as well through The Jon Huber Legacy Foundation.
The creation of The Jon Huber Legacy Foundation was announced by Lee’s family and friends on the same day AEW made their debut in Jon Huber’s hometown of Rochester, New York. It was also mentioned on the press release that The Jon Huber Legacy Foundation will honor Huber’s dedication to family and career and that The Jon Huber Legacy Foundation will focus on providing support to people in creative fields who haven’t taken the next step in their career because of family obligations.
It was also indicated on the press release that beginning in 2022, The Foundation will be selecting a group of creative individuals that they will support with resources, connections, practical skills as well as direct funding and that they will be announcing their first application round in early 2022.
You can check out the full press release below:
LATE WRESTLER’S WIFE AND BROTHER START NON-PROFIT
Jon Huber Legacy Foundation will honor late wrestler’s dedication to family and career
ROCHESTER, NY, September 29 – On the same day All Elite Wrestling (AEW) makes its debut in Jon Huber’s hometown of Rochester, NY, his family and friends are announcing 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 because of family obligations.
“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.”
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. These skills and connections will help them 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.
For more information, please visit www.jonhuberlegacyfoundation.org and/or email email@example.com.
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.— Jon Huber Legacy Foundation (@JonHuberLegacy) September 29, 2021
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