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Board of Directors & Committees

 

 

Board Members

Committees

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Russell Coulter-Kern

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, Manchester Univerisity

 

Executive Committee:  According to the By-laws, the Executive Committee shall have and exercise all of the authority of the Board of Directors in intervals between board meetings, the responsibility of managing the Community Foundation of Wabash County, work as a liaison to the Executive Director, serve as a counsel for the president, and coordinate the work of the full board.

Steve Hentgen, President
Josh Petruniw, Vice President
Brian Howenstine, Secretary
Cindy Seitz, Treasurer
Jan Fahs, At Large

 

Development Planning Committee:  The role of the Development Planning Committee is to ensure that the Community Foundation of Wabash County’s asset development plan is created and in concert with the Foundation’s strategic direction and needs.  The Committee serves as the mechanism by which the Board of Directors and volunteers are involved in the asset development process.

Brian Howenstine, Chair
Mark Ford
Leslie Frantz
Todd Lybarger 
Joe Messer

Josh Petruniw
Christy Reynolds
*Dan Krouse
*David Mann
*Gary Montel

 

Investment Committee:  The Investment Committee is responsible for the overall stewardship of Community Foundation of Wabash County’s endowments, assets and investment management services.

John Philippsen, Chair
Brian Peas
*Joe Acetta 
*David Grant
*Howard Halderman
*Jarrod McKee
*Jim Widner

 

Program Committee:  The role of the Grants Committee is to investigate and review grant applications submitted to the Community Foundation of Wabash County, develop recommendations to be presented to the Board of Directors for action and to ascertain that funds granted go to reliable community organizations that benefit Wabash County residents.  The Committee shall use its best efforts to determine the suitability of application requests.

Lew Curless, Chair
Russell Coulter-Kern
Jan Fahs
*Debbie Chinworth 
*Teresa Galley
*Laura Helm


Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee monitors the accuracy of the financial records, oversees the annual budget, ensures the compliance with federal, state, and other requirements related to finances, and serves as the audit committee of the Community Foundation of Wabash County on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Cindy Seitz, Chair
Steve Hentgen
*Gary Purdy

 

Marketing Committee:  The Marketing Committee determines the marketing and advertisement strategies, tactics, and key messages of the Community Foundation.

Joe Messer, Chair

 

Nominating Committee:  The Nominating Committee will meet periodically to identify suitable candidates to serve on the Board of Directors.  The committee will aim for broad representation of the varied interests of Wabash County.

Steve Hentgen, Chair
Brian Howenstine

 

Scholarship Committee:  The role of the Scholarship Committee is to review scholarship application requests submitted to the Community Foundation of Wabash County.  The Committee shall use its best efforts to determine the suitability of application requests, and shall recommend the distribution of Foundation funds in accordance with the criteria established for awarding each scholarship.  

Jim Smith, Chair
& Anonymous Members

 

 

* Names marked with an asterisk indicate committee member is a community volunteer

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Lew Curless
Community Leader, Retired Public School Principal

 

 
Jan Fahs

 

Jan Fahs 

Owner, Fahs-Brown Plumbing, Retired Professor of Accounting, Manchester University 

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Mark Ford
Industrial Engineering Manager, The Ford Meter Box Company

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Leslie Frantz

Vice President of Marketing, Midwest Eye Consultants

Steve Hentgen

 

Steve Hentgen

President, Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service

Brian Howenstine

 

Brian Howenstine

Owner, True Value Hardware

 Todd Lybarger

 

Todd Lybarger

Vice President/Commercial & Agricultural Lending Officer, Crossroads Bank

Joe Messer

 

Joe Messer 

Assistant Professor of Accounting & Business,                     Manchester University

Brian Peas

 

Brian Peas 

President, Agro-Chem 

John Philippsen

 

John Philippsen

Community Leader, Retired Cheif Financial Officer, Ford Meter Box

Josh Petruniw

 

Josh Petruniw 

Lawyer; Tiede Metz Downs Tandy & Petruniw PC

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Christy Reynolds
Certified Public Accountant, Rea Logan & Co., LLC

 

Cindy Seitz

 

Cindy Seitz 

Director Financial Services, Manchester University

Jim Smith

 

Jim Smith 

Community Leader, Retired Public School Superintendent