The Hendricks County Community Foundation announced the addition of Ericka Bethel as communications and events manager.
Bethel is a 2003 graduate of Avon High School. After high school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at Purdue University.
Since graduating Bethel has worked for Indiana University Health West Hospital in marketing and communications. Her areas of focus at IU Health West included public and community relations.
Bethel is a longtime Hendricks County resident and is actively involved in several community organizations.
In her new role, she will be responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the community foundation’s communications and events. Bethel said she looks forward to serving at HCCF.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Hendricks County Community Foundation as we work on making Hendricks County a stronger community,” Bethel said, in a press release.
The Hendricks County Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Hendricks County by helping donors match their passion with community needs, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and projects, and collaborating to address community issues. The community foundation manages an $8 million collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations for charitable purposes.
In 2012, the community foundation gave over $640,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org.