As a 501(c)(3), the Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC) annually recruits new members to its board of directors as current members cycle off of the board, typically in three-year terms. Occasionally a life event will spur the early resignation of a board member, or a member is elected mid-term due to a desire by the board of directors to take advantage of that person’s new-found availability and knowledge or skill in a specific profession. The CFCC pursues all types of career elements and those who represent various areas of the entire county. All board members have a strong connection to the community, which makes them valuable allies in securing the future of Crawford County through endowment building and wise stewardship of every dollar entrusted to the Foundation. Beyond age, profession, and geographic representations, the inclusion of all types is also relevant to recruitment since each area represents this community. Community organizations of all kinds should be represented in this way.
The CFCC is now pleased to welcome recently elected Board Members. C. Evan Peabody, an analyst with Lument who joined our board at midterm in December. New in July were: Angie Allen, an administrator/educator with Vincennes University Jasper; Dr. Kimberly Broughton-Miller, a trauma surgery nurse practitioner with U of L Health; and Michael May, a systems engineer with Humana. Board terms are three years, and a board member may elect to continue a second term.
The election of officers was held at the July 2022 meeting. Elected officers are: Angela Leonard, an analyst with Molina Healthcare, was elected as chairperson; Carol Groves, a marketing and promotions professional, as vice chair; as secretary, Gary Smith, an engineer with Caterpillar, Inc.; and as treasurer, an analyst with Lument, C. Evan Peabody was elected; while Nicholas Siler (attorney), continues serving as immediate past chairman. Other leaders serving on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Kim Allen (Crawford County School Corporation and Fairview General Baptist Church); Steve Hilgartner (Crawford County Community Schools); Ashley Bullington (Debby Broughton Real Estate); Susan Mason (Retired Educator); Dave Poe (Dave Poe Construction); and Carol Tomlinson (Retired Educator).
The CFCC is also so appreciative for the service of board members who have completed their terms: Nidrah Dial (Roberson Family Foundation and Sycamore Springs Park) and Kylie Wilkes (Baptist Health Floyd) both rolled off of the board after serving full terms: two terms and one full term, respectively.
“Each of these ladies made unique and impactful contributions to the Community Foundation of Crawford County, and Nidrah recently served as board treasurer,” said Christine Harbeson, executive director. “We are grateful for their advice, assistance, and friendship with the CFCC. As an employee and community servant, we highly value our board members for all they do – those who came before and those who are new to the board this year!”
When asked why our new board members wanted to serve: “It’s just my way of giving back and making a difference in the lives of people and their legacy within our community,” replied Angie Allen.
Broughton-Miller said, “Crawford County will always be my home and in my heart. This is one way I can help this community, for all it did for me when I grew up.”
Peabody and May agree that it is a way to give back while using their skills and professional expertise to support the whole community through serving on the Community Foundation board. “The Community Foundation is proud to know all of these individuals and welcomes them with open arms. Every board member serves on at least two committees, and many serve on more. They lead alongside about 50 other community volunteers who serve on various committees. Laken and I know how fortunate we are to have such passionate people involved!”
The CFCC was founded in April 1998 by a volunteer Board of Directors representing various interests from Crawford County. To date, the CFCC has awarded more than $8 million in grants for programs/projects supporting Crawford County children and youth, education, housing, health, and human services, the environment, history and culture, technology advancements, literacy, and the arts; and has awarded well over $2 million in scholarships benefiting Crawford County students. The CFCC currently manages more than 100 charitable funds on behalf of families, individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations and has more than doubled its annual grantmaking over the past five years.
For more information about the Community Foundation of Crawford County, how to serve, or how to give, visit www.cf-cc.org, call (812) 365-2900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them at Facebook.com/CFCC4ever.
The Community Foundation of Crawford County’s newest board members: