Community Foundation Names New Board Members

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The Central Indiana Community Foundation has added to its board of directors. New members include the chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. and a former executive with Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI).

March 24, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced changes for CICF's board of directors and to the board of directors for its affiliate, The Indianapolis Foundation.The CICF board of directors welcomes three new members to begin a three-year term: Mr. J.A. Lacy, president and CEO at LDI, Ltd.; Mr. Aasif Bade, president at Ambrose Property Group; and Mrs. Jean Blackwell, retired Cummins executive. Returning director, Ms. Traci Dolan, has been elected to serve a second term, while both Ms. Marianne Glick and Mr. Joe Smith were elected to serve a third term.

Rotating off the CICF board are Mr. Henry Fernandez and Mr. Mark Hill who served two years as board chair. Ms. Cindy Simon Skjodt, community leader, replaces Mr. Milt Thompson as board chair of The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF; Milt Thompson remains as a director on the board and was re-appointed to his fifth six-year term on The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors by U.S. District Court, Chief Judge Richard Young, this year. Ms. Simon Skjodt was appointed to The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors in 2004 by Mayor Bart Peterson for a six-year term and was re-appointed by Mayor Greg Ballard in 2009. Ms. Simon Skjodt is a Sagamore of the Wabash recipient and is involved with the Simon Youth Foundation and the Pacers Foundation. She serves on several boards, including as vice chair of Central Indiana Community Foundation and secretary of The William E. English Foundation. Mr. Charlie Pechette will rotate off the William E. English Foundation, a fund of CICF, while Mr. Bob Grand has elected to serve another three-year term.

"The Indianapolis Foundation celebrates its 99th anniversary this year, and we're very proud of the history of dedicated board leadership that has made The Indianapolis Foundation, Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, and CICF powerful and transformative forces for community progress," said Brian Payne, president and CEO of CICF and president of The Indianapolis Foundation. "We are privileged to earn the support of these individuals who truly care about their community and are willing to commit their time and talent to promote our shared vision of Central Indiana."

Source: Central Indiana Community Foundation