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Porter County Community Foundation Welcomes New Board of Director Members

Thursday, January 7, 2021
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The Porter County Community Foundation has announced the addition of six new members to its Board of Directors.

“Each of these individuals has been a long-time resident of Porter County,” said Bill Higbie, President & CEO of the Porter County Community Foundation. “They all believe in the power of generosity as a means of improving our community. They are committed to the role the Foundation plays in building permanent endowment funds, creating family legacies and collaborating on important issues.”

Saradha De Jesus is a Senior System Analyst & Project Manager with Panduit; Julie Elisha is a Broker with McColly Real Estate in Portage; Dr. Arjun Gupta has been a physician in Porter County for nearly 40 years where he recently completed his directorship of the Wound Care Center and is currently serving as a Medical Consultant with the Horton VNA Hospice Center; Jeff Lewis is the Vice President & Office Director of Shive-Hattery; Amy Parker is Executive Director of the Portage Economic Development Corporation; and Jenn Shikany is the State Finance and Business Support Services Director with NIPSCO. 

“These six new directors bring unique perspectives and a range of skills to the Community Foundation Board,” said Stephanie Jones, Board Chair. “We are grateful that they have chosen to serve our community in this capacity and we look forward to their leadership.”

The Porter County Community Foundation was founded in 1996 and currently administers over 500 charitable funds that generate nearly $2 million in grants annually. If you would like to learn more about making a lasting gift, call 219.465.0294. Learn more at www.pccf.gives.

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