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Community Foundation of Crawford County Partners with Duke Energy to Honor Volunteers

CRAWFORD COUNTY, IN– The Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC) seeks to honor
volunteers that live in Crawford County or serve Crawford County through the nonprofit structure.
The CFCC is proud to announce the Doris June Snider Kaiser Volunteer of the Year Award and is joined in
this effort again by Duke Energy as a co-sponsor.

Any kind of “nonprofit” is eligible to submit a volunteer (or a married couple) of the year. Nonprofit can
mean any type of group or organization that does provides some type of human service: 501(c)(3)
organizations, membership groups, churches/houses of worship, civic clubs and more. If in doubt, just
call the Community Foundation at 812.365.2900.
As a philanthropic organization, the CFCC points out that philanthropy is about much more than money.
Volunteerism and sharing one’s talents are significant parts of philanthropy and contribute greatly to
the success of any community.

“It is an honor to help recognize volunteers who are the backbone of a community,” said Lisa Huber,
government and community relations manager for Duke Energy in southern Indiana. “We appreciate the
countless hours they invest in making a difference every day.”

Nonprofits located in, or serving, Crawford County are encouraged to submit the name of one
adult/couple (ages 19 and older) and/or one youth (ages 18 and younger). This is NOT a competitive
process, but one where each person or couple who is submitted will be honored. Submission forms are
available at www.cf-cc.org under Recent Announcements or email charbeson@cf-cc.org. The deadline
to submit honorees is May 13, 2022.

The volunteers will be honored at an event on July 1, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Crawford County
Community Park, 1095 S State Rd 66, Marengo, IN. The honorees’ meals, a special award (prepared by
Mark Hollen at Marengo Monument) and commemorative booklet will be paid for through the Doris
June Snider Kaiser Memorial Endowment Fund and Duke Energy’s sponsorship. Because of these
combined efforts, five additional guests of the honoree may attend free of charge. Due to the uncertain
future of COVID’s impact, we are limiting tables to a maximum of six people.
Mr. Jim Kaiser of Eckerty, IN established this fund at the time of his wife’s death as a way to honor all of
her volunteer work in the community. Her volunteer efforts were extensive and the CFCC is humbled to
be a part of such a legacy.

“We certainly agree with Mrs. Huber and appreciate Mr. Kaiser’s vision when setting up this fund,” said
Christine Harbeson. “Volunteers share a part of who they are with each act of kindness and service. Our
community is all the better because of each and every volunteer! Donors like Mr. Kaiser provide the
funding to ensure these kinds of appreciative programs continue.”

Again, submission forms are available on CFCC’s website at www.cf-cc.org, under Recent
Announcements.
Contact Christine Harbeson at charbeson@cf-cc.org or by calling 812.365.2900.
To donate to this or other funds, establish a fund, or learn more about the Community Foundation of
Crawford County, contact Christine Harbeson at charbeson@cf-cc.org or by calling 812.365.2900.
The Community Foundation of Crawford County was founded in April 1998 by a volunteer Board of
Directors that represented a variety of interests in Crawford County. To date, the CFCC has awarded
almost $8 million in grants for programs/projects supporting Crawford County children and youth,
education, housing, health and human services, the environment, technology advancements, literacy
and the arts, and has awarded more $2 million in scholarships benefiting Crawford County students. The
CFCC currently manages more than 75 charitable endowment funds on behalf of families, individuals,
corporations and non-profit organizations.

Community Foundation of Crawford County
4030 East Goodman Ridge Road, Box D, Marengo, IN 47140
812-365-2900 • www.cf-cc.org • charbeson@cf-cc.org

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