Hillenbrand invests $200K in Batesville
Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) is establishing a community fund that will award a total of $200,000 to local organizations over the next four years. The newly-created Hillenbrand Partner with Possibility Fund will contribute $50,000 per year to support Batesville organizations.
RCCF Executive Director Amy Streator says continued investment in the Batesville community is important to quality of life and talent attraction and retention.
The funds will be administered by the Ripley County Community Foundation, and a group of community leaders will review applications and select organizations that align with the company’s areas of impact. In addition to the RCCF, Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice, Batesville Community School Corp. Superintendent Paul Ketcham, and Hillenbrand employees Ashley Glaub, Elizabeth Munchel, and Sam Mynsberge will oversee allocations of the fund.
“Hillenbrand is proud to be headquartered in Batesville and we value the opportunities we have to partner and engage with the local community. We are committed to continuing our long history of support and investment in the Batesville community,” said Kim Ryan, CEO of Hillenbrand. “We look forward to continuing to create positive impacts in our community with this fund.”
The RCCF says applications for the fund will be available in the spring, and recipients will be announced in July.