We are saddened to hear of the death of board member Judith Dunson. She was a retired minister for the Disciples of Christ Church in Indiana, and long-time regional director for Church World Service. She died September 12 in Indianapolis. Please keep her family & friends in your thoughts.
Our spring meeting for 2017 is forthcoming. By now, submission of proposals to be considered for our June 4th meeting is closed. Good luck to those who applied!
Member Emerita and all-around influential woman Annabel Hartman passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 101. She touched thousands of people in her life, and we are extremely grateful for the time and effort she spent with the Gemmer Family Foundation over these many years. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 PM at North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, 3308 N Meridian St. A reception will follow. Please come if you can to share your stories and memories of Annabel. We would love to see you there.
On Saturday, June 4, the Gemmer Foundation's board of directors will meet once more to approve the granting of seed money to charities and their projects. The deadline for submission of your proposals to the board is Saturday, April 30. You can now submit your proposals online, using this link. As well, you can still submit your ten copies on paper by mail to Elden Hartman, Executive Vice President, H.C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation, P.O. Box 17061 Indianapolis, IN 46217-0061.
On Wednesday, December 2, Reverend Harold Watkins passed away from cancer. Hal, as he liked to be called, was a retired Disciples minister, President Emeritus of the Disciples Church Extension Fund, and former member of the Gemmer Family Foundation and its finance committee. You can see him in the photograph above from 2013, on the right side in the front row. Calling will be on Tuesday, December 15 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Geist Christian Church, Mud Creek Campus at 8550 Mud Creek Rd, Indianapolis. A memorial service will be held the following day, Wednesday, December 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the same location. Messages of care may be sent to Hal's wife, Evelyn, and adult children, Nancy and Mark of Indianapolis. The Foundation's thoughts are with the Watkins family.