FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mary Gibble, President/CEO Community Foundation of Hancock County welcomes new board members for 2023
GREENFIELD, Ind. (February 15, 2023) – The Community Foundation of Hancock County is pleased to announce four community leaders joining the Board of Directors in 2023.
Rex Brattain,SMC Corporation of America Senior Application’s Engineer, has worked for this company since 2005. Prior to joining SMC, he was a manufacturing engineer at KIPT in Greenfield. He holds a BA in Economics from Franklin College and a BS in Engineering from Purdue University. Rex also holds a certification as a fluid power pneumatic specialist from the International Fluid Power Society. He and his wife Jennifer have been Greenfield residents since 1995 and have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is currently attending Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Their family attends Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield and enjoys outreach programs within the community. He currently serves on the Community Foundation’s Grants Committee and looks forward to serving on the Board of Directors.
Katie Molinder, MPA, currently serves on the Community Foundation’s Education Committee. She is the Hancock County Assessor and has served in this role since 2019. Katie earned a BS from Purdue University in Youth, Adult, & Family Services and an MPA from Indiana University. Katie is originally from New Palestine but moved away after college. She and her husband Chad moved back to Hancock County in 2014 after they moved around the country while he was serving in the United States Marine Corps. Katie wrote the grant for the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office to fund the Hancock County Victim Assistance Program in 2014. Additionally, Katie saw a need for a child advocacy center in Hancock County and was part of a team that founded Zoey’s Place Child Advocacy Center, where she currently serves as the president of its Board of Directors. Katie is a founding member of the Hancock County Exchange Club and received its Community Leader of the Year award in 2021. Katie and Chad reside in New Palestine with their two sons, Mathew (9) and William (7). Katie is eager to get to work as a member of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Natalie Schilling has a strong background in agriculture in various roles. She spent 10 years teaching at Eastern Hancock High School, served as an FFA Advisor, and also worked in the private sector. She holds a BS in Agriculture from Purdue University and an MS from Indiana Wesleyan University. Natalie is very involved in the community in various roles including Wilkinson Church of Christ where she serves as the Women’s Ministry Leader among other volunteer roles, Hancock County Farm Bureau Board Public Relations Coordinator, and a past member of the Eastern Hancock Education Foundation Board. Natalie has been bestowed with awards including the Indiana Agricultural Program of the Year, Indiana District VIII Young Agricultural Teacher of the Year, and the Turn the Key Teacher Award 2006. She and her husband Eric have been married almost 20 years and moved to Hancock County 17 years ago. They enjoy spending time with their two sons, Luke (15) and Lincoln (10). Natalie will serve on the Thrive Committee and looks forward to her first year as a Board Member
Lindsay Swindell, CPA, is currently the Indiana University Health Executive Director of System Finance, where she has worked since 2010. Prior to joining Indiana University Health, Lindsay worked in the assurance practice area for the big four public accounting firm PwC. Lindsay is currently pursuing an MBA at Ball State University. She has previously been a member of the Community Foundation’s Scholarship Committee and currently serves on the Finance Committee. Lindsay also serves as the treasurer for the Indiana Medical History Museum. She and her son, Joseph, a third-grader at Eastern Hancock Elementary School, live in Brown Township, where Lindsay’s maternal family has resided since 1834. Lindsay is looking forward to joining the Board of Directors to learn more about the incredible work the Community Foundation does and utilize her nonprofit experiences to further its mission
The Community Foundation of Hancock County provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. The Community Foundation has granted millions of dollars since their inception in 1992