People Who Lead UsWhen the community foundation movement began in Indiana back in the early 1990's as a Lilly Endowment initiative, local leaders took a giant step and committed themselves to building assets for the future. The work was long and hard as the concept was new and sometimes difficult to explain. Those early leaders persevered and their efforts have built an organization that is now celebrating 16 years of giving back to the community.
At the Community Foundation, our giving back takes on many different shapes. We may be asked to give resources, leadership, or to be conveners or partners in projects that benefit the community. The tasks may be short in duration or at times, spread over several years. It is at times a difficult balance between the needs of today and the hopes and dreams for tomorrow. As a board, our work at times may be centered on many different ideas and topics throughout a single year. As you view this site, you will find some thoughts from our board members about the importance and impact of these ideas and topics. Thank you for continuing to support the Cass County Community Foundation.
Lucy Burns, ChairmanView Bio
Mike Montgomery, Vice ChairmanView Bio
Lisa Swaim, TreasurerView Bio
Carol Sue Hayworth, SecretaryView Bio
Burton "Bud" Reed, Past ChairmanView Bio
Barrie McClain, Board MemberView Bio
Elizabeth Billman, Board MemberView Bio
Michael Shannon, Board MemberView Bio
Molly Long, Board MemberView Bio
Dr. Sue Ridlen, Board MemberView Bio
Kory Wilson, Board MemberView Bio
Tim Rich, Board MemberView Bio
Daniel Layman, Board MemberView Bio
Suzanne Chilcott, Board MemberView Bio