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.
The Gemmer Family Foundation met on May 31, 2015, on our usual weekend after Memorial Day. We voted on grants from 16 organizations. Each should have received a letter of decision by now. Our next meeting will be November 21, so start working on those proposals! They're due October 1. Enjoy your summer!
The H. C. Gemmer Family Foundation met on November 22, the usual Saturday before Thanksgiving. The meeting was preceded by a visit from Carey Craig of OBAT Helpers, who was invited to share information about his charity, since it had received funding from our organization previously. He spoke and showed us this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-hW198tw3A Be sure to submit your proposals for the spring meeting before May 1!
The Gemmer Foundation's board of directors met at their usual place in Robin Run Retirement Living on the afternoon of May 31. There, some new members were welcomed, and all of the members voted on grant proposals from 14 organizations. Those who were approved should have received their awards by this time. The next meeting will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November 2014. Make sure to have your proposals submitted by the beginning of October!
The Board of Directors met at Robin Run Retirement Living on the afternoon of Saturday, November 23. We voted on 16 proposals, and approved funds for most of them. Grant award letters have been sent to those who will receive our support this half of the year. The next meeting is going to be May 31, 2014. Make sure to submit your proposals by May 1 for consideration at that meeting. Any proposals submitted after that date will not be considered until November, if at all. We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!