When Tyler Girton was a junior at Greenfield Central High School, he clipped coupons to save money on his family’s groceries. In turn, his parents gave him the dollars saved as a result of his efforts. Many students could find creative ways to spend this money on themselves and their friends, but Tyler took a different route. He donated these funds to charity. Tyler’s parents recognized his efforts and encouraged him to create a more permanent vehicle for his giving. Tyler is utilizing HCCF to establish his own charitable fund. It is a donor advised fund, a tool allowing him to give HCCF his recommendations for grants to organizations that serve our community. Tyler came up with another idea as well: Identifying individuals and companies who have unclaimed property. Upon doing so, he sends them a letter making them aware of the situation and inviting them to donate the unclaimed asset to his fund. “What an ingenious way to encourage others to give,” shared Tim Clark, past Ameriana Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “I was so impressed when I received Tyler’s letter, I wrote a personal check to his fund at HCCF.” Tyler is now a student at Butler University pursuing a pharmaceutical degree.