HCCF Board Member Max Hank and HCCF Executive Director William Rhodehamel present a $1,000 grant to LHC Executive Director Susan Rozzi  and the Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2016. 

Hendricks County Community Foundation Grants to Leadership Hendricks County for 20th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of 20 years of service to Hendricks County, the Hendricks County Community Foundation is presenting $1,000 grants to local nonprofit organizations. These 20th Anniversary Board Engagement Grants allow each member of the HCCF Board of Directors to designate a Hendricks County nonprofit that is important to them and to the community.

The seventh HCCF 20th Anniversary Grant was presented to Leadership Hendricks County on behalf of HCCF Board member Max Hank. Max graduated from the LHC Class of 2009 and believes that this program was one of the greatest experiences of his life, both personally and professionally.  He recently told the Community Foundation Board of Directors, “I would not be serving alongside each of you were it not for the knowledge and invaluable insights about our county that I gained through the LHC program.”  Max continued, “Leadership Hendricks County has connected me to so many different aspects of Hendricks County and has really caused me to fall in love with where I live.”

HCCF Board Member Max Hank and HCCF Executive Director William Rhodehamel present a $1,000 grant to LHC Executive Director Susan Rozzi  and the Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2016. 
HCCF Board Member Max Hank and HCCF Executive Director William Rhodehamel present a $1,000 grant to LHC Executive Director Susan Rozzi  and the Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2016.

Leadership Hendricks County is a community based leadership development program that teaches people about how the county works and equips them with leadership skills to then go out and get involved in their community. LHC offers both adult and youth programs, with the adult program beginning in January with a 2-day retreat and then continuing 1 day a month through November. The applicants for each class are strategically selected to represent different backgrounds, work experience, organizations and stages of life.  Susan Rozzi, Executive Director of LHC, feels that this diversity enables the class members to learn from each other and also expand their social and professional networks. A recent graduate of the program told Susan that the personality analysis tool taught in the class had actually helped him understand the source of conflict with his son and led to healing and reconciliation.  “We’re not just changing individuals,” Susan said.  “We’re impacting families, we’re impacting organizations, and we’re impacting businesses.  People who are engaged fully in their community make it a better place to live.”

Leadership Hendricks County 2017 class applications are available on their website at www.leadershiphendrickscounty.org and are due by December 1, 2016.

The HCCF 20th Anniversary Grants are a celebration of the Community Foundation’s 20 years of work and partnerships made possible by generous donors and supporters.

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 $11 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2015, the Community Foundation gave over $825,000 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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