About Us

Our Mission

To Inspire the Generosity of our Community to Create a Lasting Impact.

We do this in four ways:

  • We award grants to not-for-profits doing good in the community.
  • We help visionary donors practice highly effective charitable giving.
  • We provide leadership to make Decatur County a better, more beautiful, more equitable community.
  • We award scholarships to ease the financial burden of education for students.

Our History

In 1993, a group of concerned volunteers gathered to establish a community foundation in Decatur County. They recognized that this new type of charitable organization would provide something Decatur County never had before: a charitable organization that allows donors to support any type of charity and more importantly, a foundation that is established to last forever.

They worked diligently to establish the organization and gain those first gifts. Each gift was invested into a permanent fund. Those gifts have developed into the existing endowment. Providing over $1.5 million in grants and helping to bring $2 million to the community in Lilly Endowment Funds, the Foundation has become a constant source of financial support to local non-profits.

The volunteers and staff have established a structured group of committees, which actively monitor investments, grants, scholarships, donor relations, and overall operation of the Decatur County Community Foundation.

Our Board of Directors

  • Daryl Tressler, President
  • Stephanie Kress, Vice President
  • Kristi Jarvis, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Hank Martin, Immediate Past President
  • Drew Young
  • Steve Freeman
  • Rick Johnson
  • Bill Corya
  • Jane Obermeyer

To see our committees, click below.

Meet Our Team

Tami Wenning
Executive Director
tami@dccfound.org
Jenny Schebler
Scholarships Manager
jenny@dccfound.org
Darin Miley
Grants Manager
darin@dccfound.org
Sue Feaster
Administrative Assistant
info@dccfound.org
Daniel Fayette
Marketing Coordinator
daniel@dccfound.org
Alex Sefton
Public Relations Manager
alex@dccfound.org

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