We live in a time when information and innovation are moving faster than ever. Entrepreneurs are out in force, seeing opportunities in solving the world's challenges. And we, as Angels, are in the thick of it with them, sleeves rolled up, opening our wallets and opening doors, making it possible for them to move their work forward. From grassroots to globally competitive ventures, that work changes our communities, our nation, and our world. 

The startup world we work in is moving and changing rapidly. We are facing changes and challenges at a magnitude and speed that we cannot keep up with as individual investors or groups. We must adapt and apply it to prepare the next generation of changemakers and builders in innovative ways.

To that end, ACA has formed the Angel Investor Foundation (AIF) and the Seed the Future Campaign, with the goal of reaching out to attract and develop unreached investors and entrepreneurs in diverse communities. To ensure the success of this growing body of Angels, the Foundation will also support reach-forward initiatives with the objective of identifying and implementing powerful future-focused tools in data analytics and syndication.

All of us have achieved success throughout our careers which in turn has enabled us to be a part of this exciting asset class known as “angel investing”.  We now have a great opportunity to support the rising generation of entrepreneurs and investors and shepherd them on the road to success and shared prosperity.  The time is now to make a stretch commitment for the outreach, innovation and growth that will ensure prosperity for generations to come.

Please join me with your support. Let’s make this happen.

Tony Shipley
Chairman & Co-Founder, Queen City Angels
Immediate Past Chair, Angel Capital Association
Co-Chair, AIF Seed the Future Campaign

Click here to review the AIF Seed The Future Campaign Case for Support.





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Other Giving Options

  • Giving By Check (payable to the AIF) - Mail to Angel Investor Foundation, 10977 Granada Lane, Suite 103, Overland Park, KS, 66211.
  • Giving via Appreciated Securities - Please click here for instructions.
  • Giving through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)  - Select Angel Investor Foundation (EIN 86-1212274).

For any questions, please contact AIF CEO Pat Gouhin via email or call (913) 894-4700.

Recent Activity

Our Supporters

  • Gregory and Kathleen Bell March 2024 $2,500.00
  • Bob Hesselgesser March 2024 $700.00
  • Tom Bobenread March 2024 $1,000.00
  • Dan Murphy March 2024 $500.00
  • Anonymous QCA member February 2024
  • Queen City Angels June 2022 $60,000.00
  • Queen City Angels Shipley June 2023 $30,000.00
  • Tony Shipley October 2022 $11,000.00
  • Andy Kaiser February 2024 $10,000.00
  • Pete Effler February 2022 $10,000.00