The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has announced new board members and officers. They include the chief executive officer of an investment firm and an executive with Do it Best Corp. May 22, 2015

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 21, 2015) – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne elected three new members to its board of directors, as well as installed officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, at the organization's annual meeting. The new board members are:

-Todd Jacobs – Chief Financial Officer at Equity Investment Group

-Nick Talarico – Divisional Merchandise Manager at Do it Best Corp

-Irene Walters – Community Leader and Volunteer

The 2015 – 2016 officers of the board are:

-President – Chris Rupp, Dulin, Ward & DeWald Inc.

-Vice President – Shannon Hardiek, Phillips Financial

-Treasurer – Jonathan Hancock, Canterbury School

-Secretary – Tom Trent, Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP

Returning members of the board include:

Michael Barranda, Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom LLP; Ian Boyce, Dickmeyer-Boyce Financial Management; Bob Francis, Steel Dynamics Inc.; Jane Gerardot, Boeglin Gerardot & Grubbs PC; Trois Hart, University of Saint Francis; Greg Johnson, Fort Wayne Newspapers; Kathy Kolb, Community Leader; Carol Lindquist, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Dr. Deborah McMahan, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health; Bruce Menshy, Community Leader; and Don Steininger, Steininger Development.

A special thank you is extended to exiting board member Ris? Taylor.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $143 million at December 31, 2014, and awarded more than $4.9 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.

Source: The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

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