Passion for community can truly be limitless. Philanthropy is not restricted to one cause, one interest or organization. The Community Foundation respects that donors can explore their philanthropic goals to support diverse interests. Albert Miller found a home for his diverse passions at The Community Foundation.

Grateful for the outstanding education he received at Cowan Junior/Senior High School, Albert Miller, now a dentist practicing in East Central Indiana, decided it was time “to give back to the community” in a number of ways. In 2012, he established two very different funds at The Community Foundation. One benefits Indiana Public Radio and the other supports an annual scholarship for a college-bound student from Cowan.

“It’s critical to get children on the right track at an early age,” he says. “Cowan does just that.” He describes his alma mater as small but with a fine academic program. “It gave me an excellent foundation.”

The same year Miller created his funds he also became a member of the Legacy Society. The Legacy Society is a group of donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans. A gift of any size qualifies a donor for members because it demonstrates a commitment to Delaware County and confidence in the public philanthropy that serves it.

“I feel the foundation will continue to grow, strengthen and move forward,” says Miller, explaining his decision to work with the Foundation.

To become a member of the Legacy Society, simply notify us of your planned gift. Planned gifts can include bequests, beneficiary of IRAs, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance, and charitable lead trusts. The Community Foundation is pleased to work with you and your professional advisors to help you meet your philanthropic goals and leave your lasting legacy in the community.

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Legacy Society Members:

  • Gary W. Addison
  • Russ and Judy Anderson
  • Anonymous (5)
  • Davis and Joan Bahlmann
  • Kathy A. and Gary W. Bartlett
  • Robert and Tommye Beavers
  • Norman E. and Joyce M. Beck
  • Waldo and Louisa Beebe
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Donald Bell
  • Jean R. Blake
  • Rob and Mary Brodhead
  • Jack and Jane Buckles
  • Donald G. and Donna Sue Conner
  • Gary Dodson and Jill Jereb
  • Ron and Cheryl Fauquher
  • Chris French
  • Connie R. Gregory
  • Linda S. Gregory
  • Mr. Julian and Dr. Suzanne Gresham
  • Charles and Charlotte Hetrick
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Hiltz
  • Gregory A. Huffman*
  • Richard D. Hughes
  • Julianna Jarabak Johnson
  • Ms. Roni Johnson
  • Tim L. and Sharon H. Kuzma
  • Jeff and Beth Lang
  • Florence "Flo" Lapin
  • John and Katherine Littler
  • Dick and Liz Marshall
  • Dick and Joan McKee
  • Howard and Erma McVicker 

  • Gary and Lana Merritt*
  • Dr. Fred A. MeyerVivian L. Milheim
  • Dr. Albert O. Miller III
  • Kenneth R. and Glenda D. Miller
  • William V. Miller and Annemarie Voss
  • Jon and Barbara Moll
  • Bruce and Pat Moore
  • Erwin C. and Barbara D. Mueller
  • The Oesterle Family
  • Jack and Thelma Ann Peckinpaugh
  • William and Betsy Peckinpaugh
  • John and Angeline Pruis
  • Jim and Mary Rosema
  • Kelly and Joel Shrock
  • Bill and Julie Skinner
  • Smith Family Fund
  • Jeanne and John Smith
  • Nancy J. Smith
  • Marilyn and Bob Smitson
  • Kelly and Donna Stanley
  • David and Sandra Stocker
  • Charles V. and Claudia B. Sursa
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Sursa
  • Scott M. Terhune
  • Helen and Leon Towne
  • Terry and Cheryl Walker
  • Ted and Sarah Wanthal
  • Douglas and Katherine White
  • Marilyn and Earl R. Williams
  • Jim and Adele Wingate      

* new member
italics - deceased in 2017

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