Dr. Duane Keaffaber
Duane has been on the board for seven years and currently serves as the president. He serves on the Scholarship and Finance Committees. He is married to Patti and has four sons. He also has ten grandchildren, three girls and seven boys. He has been a veterinarian in Fayette County since 1970. Duane has also played taps at the start of the 1964 Indy 500 Race and has backpacked over 1,000 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and over 200 miles in various National Parks. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “This is one way for me to give back to Fayette County and help with programming and projects that provide new opportunities for the families of Fayette County.”
Renee has been on the board for five years and currently serves as the Vice President. She is also on the Investment Committee. She is married to Mark and has one dog. She is also the CEO of Whitewater Regional Federal Credit Union. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “I enjoy working within our community and working to advance our community. Seeing, and being a part of, the impact that the Foundation is making in the community is amazing.”
Linda has been on the board for three years and currently serves as the Treasurer. She is also on the Investment and Grant Committees. She is married to Bruce and has two daughters, Angela and Liz, two sons-in-law, Josh and Andy, and two grandchildren, Henry and Norah. She retired in 2016 from Howden Roots where she worked for 28 years. Linda and her husband now have their own business, P&E Products. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “I like being part of an organization that is facilitating positive change and improvement in our community.”
Randy has been on the board for five years and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. He is married to Julia and has three children, Clayton, Colin, and Clara. He also has two grandchildren, Asher and Anson. His son, Colin, is also on the Fayette Community Foundation board. He was born and raised in Fayette County and is currently the principal at Connersville High School. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “It gives me a chance to help others improve the quality of life in Connersville.”
John joined the board in January of 2019 and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. He is married to Debbie and has enjoyed living in Bentonville since 1974. He retired from an electrical supplies distributor after 26 years. He has also been a volunteer firefighter for the Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department since 1976. He and his wife enjoying walking the Nickel Plate Trail and taking back road rides in his Jeep. John is also a Navy veteran and a cancer survivor. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “The satisfaction of helping serve the needs of so many groups in our community, which is made up of the whole county, for the end of improving the quality of life for the current and future generations, is challenging, rewarding, and spiritually lifting.”
Dr. Jay Bernzott
Jay has been on the board for two years and serves on the Grant Committee. He attends meetings and functions to add insight to the questions of the day. He is married to Cindy and has two adult children, Sara and Andrew. He has been a Chiropractic Physician in Connersville for 33 years. When asked why he likes being on the board, he said, “I believe that the Fayette Community Foundation can and is playing an integral role in the advancement of Fayette County as a whole.”
Colin has been on the board for over a year and currently serves on the Investment Committee. He lives in Connersville along with most of my immediate family. He father, Randy, is also on the Fayette Community Foundation board. Colin is the Deputy Prosecutor of Fayette County and is nearing his one year anniversary of when he began as a prosecutor. He was raised in Fayette County and returned to Connersville after graduating from law school to begin his legal practice. When asked why he lieks being on the board, he said, “Being on the board allows me to give back to the community that I grew up in, and it also allows me to be involved in making positive change in Connersville and Fayette County. Being on the board allows me to help this community continue to progress and grow.
Georgia has been on the board for almost two years and currently serves on the Investment Committee. She strives to learn how the Foundation operates and about the services that is provides to the community. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has been in the real estate business for 37 years and has owned American Heritage Realty since 2001. She enjoys gardening, antiquing with her husband and watching her grandchildren play sports. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “Being on the Foundation board to me is a privilege. I hope that I can help in some way to enable the Foundation to do all that is possible for our community.”
Carol has been on the board for two years and currently serves on the Investment and Strategic Planning Committees. Carol is married to Ted and has four adult children. She is the Vice President of FCN Bank. She enjoys walking on the beach and her friends. When asked why she likes being on the board, she said, “I like being on the board as it gives me a greater knowledge of the generous people that we have in this community.”
Honorable Paul Freed
Devin joined the board in 2019. He and his wife, Lindsay, were born and raised in Fayette County. They have two daughters, Macie and Rylie, who keep them busy through their school and extra-curricular activities. Devin taught Social Studies at Connersville High School for four years prior to becoming a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments. When asked why he likes serving on the board, Devin said “Being a board member allows me to help make an impact and advance the lives of those in Fayette County. I enjoy being an advocate while working with like-minded people that put the betterment of our community high on their list of priorities.”
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