Don Pletcher

21 Aug Don Pletcher

Former ECCF Board and Grant Committee Member

His dream? A larger endowment for the Fund for Elkhart County.

Elkhart businessman and ECCF former board member Don Pletcher has a passion for the Fund for Elkhart County, the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment fund.

“This is what we really need,” Don says with conviction in his voice. “The concept is terrific: Present monies for future needs.”

“I had the opportunity to serve on the ECCF’s Grant Committee and have seen first-hand the diligent review and fund allocation process,” he says. “As a Grants Committee member, you can’t have a bias for one area of needs. The more you learn and understand about how this process works, you realize this is the most efficient method of giving – and giving back – to the community. For good. For ever.”

His dream? A larger endowment for the Fund for Elkhart County. “I’d like to see this endowment grow from its present $11 million to $20 million. Being able to grant five percent of that amount to meet Elkhart County’s most pressing needs would fulfill many, many dreams…”