The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) was created by and for the people in our local area in 1992. Its core purpose is to assist you in helping others. HCCF is a nonprofit, public charity that promotes local philanthropy, convenes community initiatives, and supports nonprofit organizations. By focusing on philanthropy with a kind heart and strategic mind we:
• Help people give more efficiently and effectively
• Help donors extend giving beyond their lifetime to their favorite causes both here and afar
• Strengthen nonprofit programs that address community needs
• Strengthen communities through strategic grantmaking
• Convene community groups for common causes
There are very good reasons people choose to give through the Hancock County Community Foundation!
• We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.
• We understand the community’s issues and needs, and work with area organizations to coordinate resources in order to create positive change.
• We offer the flexibility for you to give locally, nationally, or abroad.
• We provide personalized and completely confidential service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.
• We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts; We are responsible stewards.
Give Where You Live, Grow Where You Live!
Every gift, regardless of size, makes a lasting difference to a cause that matters to you. There are hundreds funds from which you may choose to make a permanent gift, or if so inclined, you may create your own endowment fund. Creating a fund within the Hancock County Community Foundation is an easy process. By working with you individually, as well as your financial advisor, the staff at the Community Foundation is able to customize a fund to achieve your philanthropic goals which may lead to:
• Income tax savings
• Charitable tax deductions
• Estate and gift tax savings
• Increased lifetime income
Mission & Vision
Our Mission and Vision
Our Mission: We provide philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride, and civic engagement.
Our Vision: We envision a county in which each person has the opportunity to pursue dreams, enjoy daily life, and invest in meaningful causes.
Our Vision for the Future
Leadership of any successful organization will share the value of celebrating lessons learned of the past with a focus on improving in the present and beyond. The core business of the Board of Directors in 2016, was to define the role of the Hancock County Community Foundation in the future of our community’s continued success. It was hard and time consuming, but after ten months, a body of work was defined by the input of community members via audience-specific surveys and interviews, a collection of community data, an exploration of other like communities across the country, and careful consideration of our organization’s capacity to meet defined objectives effectively.
I. Community Impact: Strategies to Benefit Hancock County
Initiative: Education Across Ages
Cradle to College: Enable children and youth to have a solid educational foundation
Discover Forever: Enable adults to develop their minds and raise their career prospects
Initiative: Celebrating Communities
Warm Welcomes: Build community pride across Hancock County
Loving Life: Encourage healthy activities and positive relationships
Initiative: Civic Leadership
Path to Excellence: Equip nonprofit entities to pursue their missions efficiently and effectively
II. Spirit of Philanthropy: Strategies for Philanthropy, Productivity, and Prosperity at HCCF
Initiative: Engagement and Giving
Delight Donors and Grantees: Be a trusted and encouraging partner who helps donors and grantees achieve their dreams
Fund the Future: Enjoy financial flexibility, long-term support and impact, and leverage
Measure and Map What Matters: Be alert, intentional, thoughtful, and reflective in the ways we address community issues and opportunities
Spread the Spirit: Give residents of all ages an appreciation for the value of philanthropy
Serve and Seek Perspective: Engage and reflect through dialog with community leaders
Core Values of the Hancock County Community Foundation
• We believe in the transformative power of partnerships
• We celebrate shared passions and objectives
• We encourage teamwork and pooling of resources
• We communicate openly in a timely fashion
• We show courtesy and respect when sharing our work
• We listen to our community and shape our work accordingly
• We execute grant support that produces positive, sustainable outcomes
• We leverage our community knowledge to strengthen nonprofit capacity
• We support initiatives that celebrate a sense of place
• We demonstrate the highest moral and ethical principles
• We honor our commitments and keep confidences
• We strive to be deserving of our community’s trust
• We create an inspiring vision for the future
• We strive to motivate and empower others
• We set direction and provide guidance
• We safeguard donor intent in perpetuity
• We preserve, protect, and enhance endowed assets
• We maintain certification in National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®
Mary Gibble | President
317.462.8870, ext. 239
Marie Felver | Vice President of Finance + Operations
317.462.8870, ext. 223
Katie Ottinger | Community Investment + Grants Officer
317.462.8870, ext. 233
Emily Wethington | Advancement Officer
317.462.8870, ext. 224
Janet White | Education Officer
317.462.8870, ext. 226
Laura Parker | Communications Manager
317.462.8870, ext. 229
Carol Reynolds | Administrative Associate
Jan Viehweg, Chair
Association Management Executive
Ryan Hammons, Vice-Chair
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Terry Tillett, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Sandy Miller, Secretary and Women’s Fund Chair
FGS, An Anthem Organization
Mark Anderson, Education Committee Chair
Director of Human Resources
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Dr. Harold Olin, THRIVE Committee Chair
Greenfield-Central School Corporation
Miles Hercamp, Grant Committee Chair
Director of Instruction
Southern Hancock School Corporation
Retired School Administrator
Mt Vernon Schools
TRS, The Registration System
Dr. Lori Wean
Hancock Pediatrics, Hancock Health
Fenter Construction, Inc.
Allen Wellman McNew Harvey
Assistant Vice President and McCordsville Branch Manager
Greenfield Banking Company
Pride Investment Partners
Kemper CPA Group LLP
Social Media Associate, Communications
Elanco Animal Health
Sr Director, HSE
Food Service Industry
North American Manufacturing Implementation Specialist
Executive Director of Administration
Indiana Farm Bureau
Membership: The Emeritus Board membership consists of individuals who have served the Hancock County Community Foundation as Directors for at least a full term, but are no longer active in that capacity. A single full term of service shall deem the Board member tenured.
Purpose: To recognize all Directors in perpetuity for their years of service to the Hancock County Community Foundation and the Hancock County community
- To provide an opportunity for all past and present Directors to come together
- To update former Directors on the Foundation’s activities
- To encourage former Directors to continue to work on behalf of the Foundation, including service as voting members on HCCF committees (The number of Emeritus Board members on each committee should not exceed two (2).)
- To encourage former Directors to continue their philanthropic giving to the Foundation
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS
Armin Apple, Thomas Bloodgood, Bert L. Curry, Ron Dezelan, Ann Osborne, Paul Easton, Donald Hatke, Alan Helms, Clark Ketchum, Donald L. Myers, Ronald R. Pritzke, Roger Reason, John Scott, Joseph A. Smith, Marciann Miller, Jerry Walker, and Linda Zimmermann
EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERSHIP
A list of the members of this esteemed group, who have each served a minimum of one full and complete three-consecutive-year term, follows:
|Member||Board Term Dates|
|Donald J. Hatke*||1992-2001|
|B J Erelewein||2006-2009|
|P. John Miller||2008-2016|
Executive Administrative Associate
Position posted 2/3/2021
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) is seeking applications for an Executive Administrative Associate to the President and Chief Executive Officer.
HCCF provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement in Hancock County. Our organization accomplishes this by serving as a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference for charitable causes by receiving and professionally investing charitable gifts in a $50 million endowment made up of over 300 component funds. HCCF grants over $1.5 million per year, equips nonprofits to pursue their missions effectively, supports educational attainment beginning at birth, and catalyzes efforts that enrich and enhance our community’s quality of life.
The Executive Associate will provide effective operational, project, and program administrative support that ensures the President/CEO’s ability to effectively provide community leadership, board management, donor and community relationships, and strategic plan implementation.
Proven ability to organize, plan, and execute related action items effectively are key attributes of a qualified candidate. Strengths in these areas must be supported with excellent written and oral communication skills as well as knowledge of office technology and software. Education or experience in a related position is required. Benefits, including medical insurance, is offered.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with references via e-mail to: Marie Felver, Vice President of Finance and Operations at mfelver@giveHCgrowHC.org. This position will remain posted until filled.
For a full job description, click here.