Meet the People Who Make The Community Foundation Work.

Please contact us at 400 North Whitley Street, Columbia City, IN 46725. Or call us at 260-244-5224. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, click here and send us an email with your name and address. We’ll be sure and add you to our mailing.

Chelsey Barrell

Chelsey Barrell

Communications Director

Chelsey Barrell has been with the Foundation for almost 5 years. Chelsey helps spread the word about events and happenings at the foundation, via social media. Chelsey also administers scholarships and during scholarship time, she is the person that can answer your questions about scholarships.

John Slavich

John Slavich

Program Officer

John Slavich has been with the foundation for over 15 years. John administers grants. He works with nonprofits when they need funds for a special project. John also works with the H.A.N.D.S. Foundation, a youth philanthropic organization made up of students from all three county schools.

Vanessa Bills

Vanessa Bills

Business Director

Vanessa Bills has been at the foundation for over 17 years. Vanessa works with all things financial. If you need to make a donation, have a check written for your organization, or need a fund statement, Vanessa is the one you can contact.

September McConnell

September McConnell

Executive Director

September McConnell has been the director of the Foundation for over 18 years. September helps fulfill donor’s wishes. She assists nonprofits whenever needed and just works with the community to make it a better place to live.