Donor Stories

Angela and Herb Caldwell
Herbert and Angela Caldwell Community Endowment Fund, Board Member

“This is the community where I grew up. Even when I wasn’t living in Bloomington, Angie and I would talk and dream of the day that we could return. Now that we’re home, we are committed to doing our part to better Bloomington.” Read More»

Mark Kruzan
The Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines

Establishing the Kruzan Fund for Kids and Canines fund and a legacy gift through his will has enabled former Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan to touch families’ lives in small but profound ways – and to enrich his own life in the process. Read More»

Helen Wiesler
Legacy Society

Helen and Don Wiesler experienced firsthand the truth of the African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child. “We always relied not only on family but on the church, the schools and the community to help raise our children, and they did a marvelous job,” explains Helen. “We took advantage of all that was available, helped out where we could and soon realized just how important the entire community was.” Read More»

Joyce Claflin
Claflin Unrestricted Fund, Legacy Society, Former Board Chair

Despite her numerous accomplishments, Joyce finds her role as a dedicated community member most fulfilling. She volunteers her expertise to a variety of organizations and is committed to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, as a Legacy Society donor. Read More»

Katie Grove
Charitable Bequest

For Katie Grove, the idea of helping people isn’t just a conviction; it’s in her DNA. Read More»

John Hurlow
Donor Advised Fund, Board Member, Professional Advisors Council

As a professional financial advisor, John Hurlow knows a thing or two about helping people plan for their retirement. That desire to help take care of others is a deeply held belief that extends far beyond his professional practice as a Managing Partner of Hurlow Wealth Management Group, Inc. and into the community he is proud to call his home. Read More»

Kevin and Beth Theile
The Theile Family Fund, Board Member

Motivated by the example of her parents, Beth Theile and her husband Kevin have continued a philanthropic legacy through a fund at the Community Foundation that allows them to involve their own children in giving. Read More»