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The CFCC Welcomes Incoming Board Members, Bids Au revoir to Those Whose Terms Ended, And Elects New Officers


The Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC) is pleased to announce recently elected Board Members: Ashley Allen Bullington (Realtor with Debby Broughton Realty) and Dave Poe (Owner of Dave Poe Construction). 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 2021 meeting. Elected officers are chairman – Nicholas Siler (Attorney), vice chairwoman – Angela Leonard (Humana Inc.), secretary – Gary Smith (Caterpillar, Inc.), and treasurer – Nidrah Dial (Roberson Family Foundation and Sycamore Springs Park).  Other leaders serving on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are Kim Allen (Crawford County School Corporation and Fairview General Baptist Church); Carol Groves (Sycamore Springs Park); Steve Hilgartner (Crawford County Community Schools); Susan Mason (Retired Educator), Carol Tomlinson (Retired Educator); and Kylie Wilkes (Baptist Health Floyd). 

Ashley Allen Bullington said, “Serving on the community foundation’s board of directors will allow me to expand my knowledge and use the skills and expertise I have acquired through my work as a realtor and from other community service projects I have worked on, like Miss Crawford County. Growing Crawford County will take planning and dedication and I am happy to be part of those efforts.”

“My wife and I grew up here in Crawford County. We still own a home in Marengo and have become involved with restoring the Marengo Big Springs Old Town Church. We love our hometown and want to help Crawford County. Part of how I can do that is through serving on the community foundation’s board of directors,” said Dave Poe. “I hope the community will join with us to provide a supportive framework now and for future generations through the work of the CFCC.” 

The CFCC is also very appreciative of the service of board members who have completed their terms: Jessica Hanger (Harding, Shymanski & Company); Jean Melton (Retired Healthcare Administrator); and Jim Schultz (Farmer and Retired Crawford County Community Schools Educator). “Each one of these individuals has made unique and impactful contributions to the Community Foundation of Crawford County,” said Christine Harbeson, executive director. “We are grateful for their advice, assistance, and friendship with the CFCC. At least one of them will remain in service through our ever-expanding committee structure. Thank you, Jessica, Jean, and Jim!” 

The CFCC was founded in April 1998 by a volunteer Board of Directors that represented a variety of 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 75 charitable endowment funds on behalf of families, individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations and has more than doubled its annual grantmaking over the past four 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 charbeson@cf-cc.org or follow them at Facebook.com/CFCC4ever.

Ashley Allen Bullington
Dave Poe

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