CP Community Foundation marks 22nd anniversary
June 19, 2012 1:30PM
Members of the executive team of the Crown Point (Ind.) Community Foundation are ( from letf) Pat Huber, Greg Forsythe, Dave Batusic, Kathryn Schmidt, Mark Bates, John Barney and Darryl Miller. | Supplied Photo~Sun-Times Media
Nearly 100 guests celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Crown Point Community Foundation recently during the annual dinner-meeting at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake.
Three outgoing members of the board of directors were honored.
Joe Beckman served for nine years, recently as chairman. Marge Kerr served for eight years, including on the Executive, Grant and Audit committees, and as treasurer. Gerry Steiner served for three years, including on the Asset Development Committee.
Three new board members were unanimously accepted.
Nancy Cowan-Eksten, a lifelong Crown Point resident, is district manager for Cook Medical Inc. She and her husband have two teenage children. She will serve on the Asset development Committee.
Ben Ballou is an attorney and partner at Hodges & Davis in Merrillville. He and his wife, Angela, live in Crown Point and have two young sons. He is involved with youth sports as a volunteer coach. Ballou will join the Grant-Scholarship Committee and the Board Development Committee.
Mike Dexter is a financial adviser-partner with Edward Jones Investments in Crown Point. He and his wife have three children. He is involved in many community groups and will serve on the Investment Committee.
The following officers were unanimously elected to the Executive Committee of the Crown Point Community Foundation: Mark Bates, chairman; Dave Batusic, first vice chairman; Greg Forsythe, second vice chairman; Darryl Miller, treasurer; Kathryn Schmidt, secretary, and John Barney, ex-officio.
The Crown Point Community Foundation administers more than 262 funds and has assets of more than $15 million. For information about the group, call Pat Huber at the foundation office, 662-7252.
Provided to the Post-Tribune