Two New Team Members
February 1, 2016
The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is pleased to announce two new staff members who will help improve its capacity to support community organizations and projects.
Pam Hluchota has joined the staff of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will provide senior level leadership to matters of Community Foundation operations and administration. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Pam spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. In her final position as Market Sales Manager for Key Private Bank, she was a member of the Northern Indiana District Leadership Team. In 2013, she joined the leadership team of the YWCA North Central Indiana as the Elkhart County Relationship Director. In that role, she participated in the fundraising efforts that enabled the YWCA to assume operations of Elkhart County’s only shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
As for her community involvement, Pam has served as board chair for the United Way of Elkhart County, ADEC, Elkhart Centre, Inc., the YWCA of Elkhart County, and as a member of the boards of Elkhart Rotary Club, the Salvation Army of Elkhart, Loveway and the Samaritan Center. Currently, she is Vice-Chair of the board of Elkhart General Hospital and a member of the Beacon Finance Committee.
Pam and her husband, Leon, have four children and five grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family, attending music and art shows and travelling.
Marla Unger has also started at the Community Foundation as Scholarship Associate. Marla will provide support to the Program Team by helping administer over 100 local scholarships. Marla is familiar with the Community Foundation’s processes as she has volunteered on its scholarship committee since 2000.
Previously, Marla was employed in the financial services industry for 40 years where her experience included trust and estate administration in addition to investment management. In August of 2014, after “retiring” from her first career, she began working in a kindergarten classroom at Concord South Side as a paraprofessional.
Marla is a native to Elkhart County and is married to Blake Unger. Their free time is spent with their three children and four grandchildren.
“We are privileged to add Pam and Marla’s professional expertise and community knowledge to our team,” says Pete McCown, Community Foundation President, “Their skills sets, personalities and love for serving the community will increase the Community Foundation’s capacity to improve the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.”