New Staff Member at the Henry County Community Foundation

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Michelle-cropped   Michelle Leonard is the new Development and Marketing Director at the Henry County Community Foundation, starting Feb. 1. She is responsible for donor development and marketing efforts, working with the Foundation’s team of Beverly Matthews, Executive Director and President, Jayanna Thompson, Program Director and Carly Poor, Gift Manager and Executive Assistant.

“Michelle brings both knowledge and experience to the Foundation,” said Matthews. She was Advancement Officer for the Hancock Community Foundation for the past five years, where she was part of a team that increased assets from $18M to $30M. Michelle wanted to share and serve her own hometown community through the successful skills she has developed throughout her career.”

A native to Knightstown who returned after attending Butler University, Leonard has been actively involved in YPii (Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana) and volunteering for various organizations.

According to Leonard, “My position at Hancock Community Foundation brought me a great amount of joy and also a true sense of involvement and giving. My desire is to continue to use my talents in the county in which I was raised and am currently raising my daughter. This was a great opportunity to share what I’ve learned and also give back,” she added.


About HCCF

The Henry County Community Foundation was founded in 1985 as a resource and steward in philanthropy. The Foundation manages $32 million in charitable assets and nearly 400 individual funds – each of which supports the unique charitable intent of the donor who established the fund. There is no minimum donation to an established Fund for a cause you care about. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $18 million in grants and scholarships and is a National Standards certified community foundation. For more information about the Foundation contact 765-529-2235 or visit