Dubois County, May 5, 2015: The Kimball International-Habig Foundation has made a $50,000 contribution to the Huntingburg Stellar Community Project. The gifted funds will go directly to the Huntingburg Stellar Endowment, managed by the Dubois County Community Foundation, to be used as needed to advance the goals and initiatives of the project.
Kimball International CEO and Chairman of the Board, Bob Schneider, stated “We believe the Stellar Communities projects will assist local employers in not only retaining current employees but also attracting new employees to the county. Huntingburg is home to many of our employees. We share their pride in their community.”
“We are very grateful for the generous gift from Kimball International,” said City of Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner. “The impact of Stellar will be great for Huntingburg but it will also have a tremendous effect on the region as a whole. Kimball’s support in our efforts will strengthen the footprint of the projects included in our Stellar plan, and provide a benefit for all of Dubois County,” he said.
“This gift will help attract new residents to discover Huntingburg, and Dubois County, is a desirable place to live and work. The Stellar Communities Project has the potential to touch all aspects of our communities, enhancing their sense of place and building more vibrant, stronger communities, which in turn, helps local employers to recruit and retain excellent employees in our area,” Schneider added.
Kimball International joins the ranks of OFS Brands, German American, Touch of Class, Uebelhor Developments, MasterBrand Cabinets, Old National, Kimball Electronics, Steinkamp Home Center, United Minerals, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Farbest Foods, Inc., and Freedom Bank as significant contributors to the Stellar effort from our local corporate community.
The City of Huntingburg and Dubois County Community Foundation continue a partnership to build a $1.8 million endowment by aligning the philanthropic sector to assure community projects are sustained with perpetual resources. To date, over $825,000 has been raised for the Huntingburg Stellar Endowment.
“The response of our corporate community in building the Stellar endowment demonstrates their commitment to ensuring Huntingburg and Dubois County are at the forefront of our region in providing a quality of place that is not only immediate, but lasting,” said Brad Ward, Community Foundation CEO.