Tolson Center for Community Excellence
The Tolson Center for Community Excellence builds off the foundation established by Herbert and Ruth Tolson and carried forward by the City of Elkhart for decades. A true community partnership—built on the feedback from residents—is creating a revitalized Tolson Center rooted in South Central Elkhart, reaching across generations and cultures to serve all of the Elkhart community and beyond.
A 15-member board is guiding the process to hire new staff and oversee construction, as well as other functions of this public-private partnership.
Construction is scheduled to begin mid-2022 and a new Tolson is expected to be unveiled in 2023 at 1320 Benham Avenue, Elkhart.
The Community Foundation is committed to helping Tolson succeed as it serves the community in new ways.
The Tolson Center for Community Excellence empowers lives through inclusive learning, recreation and cultural exchange, opening doors to bright futures.
The Tolson Center for Community Excellence will be a centerpiece for an enlivened South Central Elkhart, a premier destination for neighbors near and far, and a pathway to equity and opportunity for all.
To learn more, go to https://www.tolson.org/
How to Contribute
You can give in two ways:
- Make a check payable to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County with “Tolson Center” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to The Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2932, Elkhart, IN 46515
- Pay via credit card using the electronic form below: