Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

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Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Officers

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana (CFSI), announced today the 2016-2017 board of directors and has appointed Gary Banet as chairperson. Banet will succeed outgoing chairperson, Susie Stewart.

Beginning July 1, Melissa Fry (Indiana University Southeast), Lisa Brones Huber (Duke Energy), and Adam Naville (Your Community Bank) began their terms on the board; replacing outgoing members Kevin Cecil, Jorge Lanz, and Susie Stewart who all fulfilled their terms of service to the Foundation and their community.

“We’re very excited about bringing Melissa, Lisa and Adam on board. They’ll bring a great deal of knowledge and experiences to the Foundation that will help us continue to grow and make an even greater impact on our community,” said Linda Speed, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. She continued, “I can’t thank Susie enough for everything she did for the Foundation as chair of our board as well as Kevin and Jorge for their leadership and commitment to this region. This is an important year for the Foundation as we continue the momentum and growth we experienced over the last year. Having continuity, experience, and new ideas in the Foundation’s leadership are important as we focus on growing to better meet the needs of our community and continuing to be this region’s trusted partner, resource and steward in philanthropy.”

The Community Foundation’s officers for 2016-2017 are:

            Chair – Gary Banet, McNeely Stephenson

            Vice Chair – Phillip Beaman, Monroe Shine & Co.

            Treasurer – Bill White, Estes Waste Solutions

            Secretary – David Hussung, Hussung Mechanical Contractors

Returning members of the board include: Jessica Bergman, Trek Advancement; J. Terrence Cody, Floyd County Judge: Jay Conner, MWM Advisory Services: Bill Hanson, News and Tribune; Julie Larner, Papa John’s (retired); R. Gregory Neely, Cody and Neely Law Office; Larry Ricke, Ricke & Associates; Kyle Ridout, (retired); Sue Sanders (retired).

About CFSI

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana was founded in 1991 as the region’s partner, resource and steward in philanthropy. The Foundation manages $30 million in charitable assets and nearly 230 individual funds – each of which supports the unique charitable intent of the donor who established the fund. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $23 million in grants and scholarships and is a National Standards certified community foundation. For more information about the Community Foundation, contact 812-948-4662 or visit www.cfsouthernindiana.com.

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