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 of 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 Hancock County Community Foundation can 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.
Initiatives and Strategies
Five initiatives and their corresponding strategies will enable us to transform Hancock County and operate a strong organization.
Initiative: Thrive Hancock County
- Embrace Our Place
- Celebrating Communities
Initiative: Education Across Ages
- Cradle to College
- Discover Forever
Initiative: Partners in Excellence
- Nonprofit Capacity Building
- Nonprofit Talent Pathway
- Recovery and Resilience
Initiative: Engagement and Giving
- Delight Donors and Grantees
- Fund the Future
- Measure and Map What Matters
- Spread the Spirit
Initiative: Strength to Serve
- Flourishing Finances and Robust Operations
- Welcoming Culture, Honored Values
Core Values of the Hancock County Community Foundation
- We believe in the transformative power of partnerships and celebrate shared passions and objectives
- We encourage teamwork and pooling of resources
- We promote a spirit of inclusiveness and elicit voices from across the county
- 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/CEO
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 Wilson | 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
Shelley Haney | Executive Administrative Associate
317.462.8870, ext. 221
Ryan Hammons, Chair
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Willie McKinney, Vice-Chair
Kemper CPA Group LLP
Terry Tillett, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Retired Financial Advisor
Susan Bennett, Secretary
Retired School Administrator
Mt Vernon Community School Corporation
Jan Viehweg, Chair Emeritus
Association Management Executive
Mark Anderson, Education Committee Chair
Director of Human Resources
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Dr. Harold Olin, THRIVE Committee Chair
Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation
Miles Hercamp, Grant Committee Chair
Director of Instruction
Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County
Fenter Construction, Inc.
Allen Wellman McNew Harvey
Assistant Vice President and McCordsville Branch Manager
Greenfield Banking Company
Dr. Lori Wean
Hancock Pediatrics, Hancock Health
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|
The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) is seeking applications for a Community Relations Intern. This is a paid position.
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 $55 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 Community Relations Intern will support the planning and execution of a 30-hour Match Day in celebration of our 30th Anniversary as well support our 2022 grant initiatives and cycles.
Interested candidates must be enrolled as a full-time student in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree program with preference to nonprofit management, business administration, marketing, communications or closely related fields. While it is intended that this position will work 30 hours per week during the summer months, hours are available during the spring and fall if the schedule works for a qualified candidate.
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.