Hoosier Hills Donates $30,000 to Jasper LEADS Initiative

(JASPER) – Hoosier Hills Credit Union recently made its third $10,000 donation to matching fundraising efforts for the Jasper LEADS (Library with Enrichment, the Arts and the Downtown) initiative.

HHCU has supported LEADS program efforts to enhance the Dubois County city’s literacy and arts offerings.

HHCU’s support has focused primarily on the construction of a new Jasper Cultural Center and public Library in shared space.

In addition to bolstering arts and library services, the mixed-use structure is intended to enhance Jasper’s Patoka Riverfront as part of the city’s overall plan for future economic development.

Hoosier Hills Credit Union Chief Marketing Officer Nan Morrow, Chief Retail Officer Andy Fish and Jasper Vice President of Operations Jason Hagen presented the donation to Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide and the city’s Director of Community Arts Kyle Rupert, along with Jasper-Dubois County Public Library Business Manager Angie Schitter at the site of the partially constructed cultural center and public library.

Pictured during a check presentation to Jasper LEADS are (left to right) Jasper Director of
Community Arts Kyle Rupert, Mayor Dean Vonderheide, Public Library Business Manager Angie Schitter,
HHCU Vice President of Jasper Operations Jason Hagen, HHCU Chief Marketing Officer Nan Morrow and
HHCU Chief Retail Officer Andy Fish.

The facility is scheduled to be completed in December 2020.

“I’m proud to say Hoosier Hills has a long history of supporting our communities in Southern Indiana and the organizations that make these communities a better place to live,” said resident/CEO
George McNichols. “Jasper LEADS captures that spirit, benefitting local businesses, strengthening the downtown and encouraging private investment in the community.”