About Us

Looking Forward, Giving Back

Our Mission

To inspire the generosity of our community to create a lasting impact. We do this in four ways:

1

We award grants to not-for-profits doing good in the community.

2

We help visionary donors practice highly effective charitable giving.

3

We provide leadership to make Decatur County a better, more beautiful, more equitable community.

4

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.

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

Our Board of Directors

Dick Glaser – President

Hank Martin, DVM – Vice President

Vince Rettig – Secretary/Treasurer

Susan Rust – Immediate Past President

Mary Miers

Kristen Stier

Drew Young

Stephanie Kress

Daryl Tressler

(Click here for a list of our committees)