Giving back is in Doug and Sharon True’s blood.
Doug started his career as a management trainee with FORUM Credit Union 29 years ago. Today, he is the CEO. Six years ago, he helped start the FORUM Foundation (http://www.forumcu.com/foundation) that now awards seven $5,000 renewable college scholarships each year and focuses resources on teacher classroom grants throughout central Indiana.
He said the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) served as a model for the FORUM Foundation.
Though Doug works in Fishers, the Trues take great pride in their Hancock County home (they have lived in New Palestine for 16 years). This led them to create the Doug and Sharon True Community Development Fund with HCCF in 2015.
A Community Development Fund helps HCCF reach out to all charitable organizations serving the arts, education, health, and human services in Hancock County. HCCF grants to projects that best meet the community’s most pressing needs, even when those needs change over time.
Doug and Sharon said HCCF is uniquely positioned to identify needs their family may not be aware of and react as needs arise. They want to see economic growth in the county and are excited about the opportunity to add to their fund at any time.
They have a son, Matthew, who attends New Palestine High School and is involved in sports and many activities. Their daughter, Megan, is a sophomore at Butler University who received the Lillian Thomas Hull and Charles M. Hull Fine Arts Scholarship from HCCF in 2015. The True’s spread the word about HCCF’s scholarships whenever they can and continue to look for ways to make a difference in their community.