The Hendricks County Community Foundation celebrated “opening doors” in the community at its annual dinner this week.
“It’s exciting to be a part of this organization as it opens doors in the community,” said Alice McColgin, president of the board of directors for HCCF.
The theme of the evening was “Opening Doors in Hendricks County.”
“It’s an honor to serve on the board of directors,” McColgin said. “We all care about Hendricks County and what goes on today and in years to come. Tonight we are here to share good news.”
The evening began with the board of directors honoring Janet Haley who has served as the foundation’s executive director for the past three and a half years. Haley recently tendered her resignation.
“And as she gave her resignation, she was a class act,” McColgin said. “She reiterated her love for the foundation and told us her true passion is accounting and feels strongly about returning to it.”
She said Haley has been a real asset to the foundation and has accomplished many tasks in her time as director.
“Janet has helped us to reach the next phase of our organization,” McColgin said. “She has helped us to better report on our funding. She really has positioned us for the next chapter of our growth.”
Haley was presented with flowers and given an opportunity to speak to those in attendance.
“This was a hard decision to make,” Haley said. “The hardest person to tell was my predecessor, Deedee Daniel. I told her I felt like I was letting her down.”
She said Daniel was very understanding and told her she had to follow her passion.
The event’s program included the announcement of scholarship winners from two of the foundation’s funds.
Andrew Jones, a senior at Danville Community High School, was presented with the 2012 Duke Energy Indiana Technical Trade Scholarship.