Hendricks County Community Foundation Announces New Board Members and Roles

HCCF is excited to announce new Board Members and new roles for our current members. Our new members are Dan Dunbar, Amy Comer Elliott, Harry Gill and Shariq Siddiqui. Current Board member Brad Riley is transitioning to Vice Board Chair.

Clockwise from top left: Brad Riley, Harry Gill, Dan Dunbar, Amy Comer Elliott, Shariq Siddiqui

Dan Dunbar is a self-employed CPA and Tax Attorney with more than 40 years experience. Dan has been married since 2015 to Jennifer Friars and together they have 3 children, 1 stepdaughter and 3 grandchildren. Dan is a lifelong resident of Indiana and has been a resident of Hendricks County since 2014. Dan enjoys serving as a coach in various youth sports organizations.

Amy Comer Elliott was born and raised in Danville, Indiana, joining her family’s third generation title business, Abstract & Title, and Comer Law Office in 1994 after earning her BA and JD. She continues to live in Danville with her husband, Kent, and the youngest two of their five children. Supporting children and families are her passion, leading her to start a fund at HCCF , the Sports For All Kids Fund, to help families afford the fees to play sports.

A native of Chicago, Harry Gill now calls Brownsburg home, with his wife and their two sons. Harry owns and operates Gill Insurance Agency in Plainfield, and believes strongly in giving back to the community. Harry is on the Board of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, and was instrumental in the development of the inaugural Plainfield International Festival.

Shariq Siddiqui lives in Plainfield with his wife Sobia, 4 children, a Siberian Husky and 6 chickens. Shariq is an Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Director of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. With a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Shariq authors research on Muslim philanthropy, diversity and pluralism in philanthropy and the Muslim nonprofit sector.

Brad Riley, a lifelong Hendricks County resident, has served on the HCCF Board since 2020 and this year is serving as Vice Board Chair. He is the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Indiana Department of Child Services for Hendricks, Putnam, Boone, Montgomery, and Morgan counties and previously served as a local attorney in Hendricks County. Brad and his wife, Laura, are expecting their first child in February. They love spending time in the parks throughout the county and can’t wait to add a stroller to those walks.   “I am excited for the new Board and Officer appointments for 2022,” said William Rhodehamel, President & CEO of the Community Foundation.  “We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of individuals that give of their time, talents, treasures and ties to make our organization successful in our work in Hendricks County. Our volunteers are the driving force of what we do at HCCF, and it’s an honor to serve our community alongside them.”

The Hendricks County Community Foundation partners with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways.  The Community Foundation manages assets of over $20 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2021, the Community Foundation gave over $2M in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org.

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