United Fund Welcomes New Board Members

Decatur County United Fund recently announced the election of three new members at the February Board of Directors meeting. The Board is leading an organizational transformation to achieve greater impact in our community by bringing together people and organizations to address issues and challenges that affect us all.

The new members of the Board are Scott Hadler of Baker Tilly, Stephanie Kress of Rolfes-Garvey-Walker-Robbins Law, and Bob Johannigman of Johannigman Excavating.

Scott Hadler comes to the board currently as a CPA with Baker Tilly and has been with the company for eight years. He, along with his wife and daughter, are natives of Greensburg. He attended Greensburg Community High School and later attended Indiana University- Kelley School of Business. He enjoys golfing, traveling, and IU sports. He actively participates in the community with St. Mary’s Parish, is an organizer for On Eagle’s Wings 5K, and volunteers at the Riley Hospital for Children. Scott noted, “I am excited to give back to a community that has provided so much for me and my family!”

Stephanie Kress comes to the board as an attorney at Rolfes, Garvey, Walker & Robbins and been with the company for 14 years. She is a lifelong resident of Greensburg. She graduated from Greensburg

Community High School, went to DePauw University and then attended Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Stephanie is married with three children. She enjoys baking, hiking, traveling, reading and playing games with her kids. She volunteers in various capacities within her church, on the scholarship committee at the Decatur County Community Foundation and on the board of directors of the Indiana Public Defender Council. Stephanie shared, “I am so excited to serve my community in this role! I have a lot to learn, but I’m up for the challenge.”

Bob Johannigman is a Greensburg resident and entrepreneur who owns and operates Johannigman Excavating, Inc. He attended South Decatur High School and received his BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. He is married and has one son. He enjoys camping, Purdue sports, tractor pulling among other things. He has been a member and past president of the Knights of St John Millhousen. Bob stated, “I am looking forward to working with the board to help our community where needed.”

Other board members include Taryn Owens of First Financial Bank as the 2024 President of United Fund’s Board of Directors, Sally Cuskaden of Farm Credit Mid-America as 1st Vice President, Kristen Fry of Honda Development and Manufacturing of America – Indiana Auto Plant as 2nd Vice President, and Nick Wallpe of RBSK Partners PC as Secretary/Treasurer. Additional board members include: Sue Auffenberg, retired from Greensburg High School, Brett Abplanalp of Decatur County REMC, Blake O’Mara of O’Mara Foods, and Scott Wesseler of Delta Faucet. Student directors include Arden Muckerheide at North Decatur High School, Cooper Williams at Greensburg High School, and Makayla Somers at South Decatur High School.

Joane Cunningham, Executive Director, shared, “Board members contribute to the future vision of the organization. Their experience, energy, and passion, along with furthering the United Fund mission is essential. These three individuals, in addition to our current board members, will work together to provide positive measurable change for the community. Collectively, we can do so much. I look forward to working with the new members and tapping in on their expertise as well.”

For 67 years, Decatur County United Fund has helped enrich community life by addressing local priorities and focusing on the building blocks of opportunity: health, education, and financial stability. Decatur County United Fund partners as a leader, funder, and collaborator with more than 16 local nonprofits on programs and initiatives addressing basic needs and services, food, violence, abuse, literacy, mentoring, advocacy, and more. Creating lasting change requires focusing on these human and social service needs while simultaneously addressing root causes.

For more information or to donate to the Decatur County United Fund, please visit our website at www.dcuf.com. If you would like more information about this topic, please call Joane Cunningham at 821-663-3342 or email unitedfunddc@etczone.com

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