• Hendricks County Community Foundation Announces Major Bequest to Benefit McCloud Park

    March 14, 2014 No comments

    The Hendricks County Community Foundation announced today it has received a major bequest from the Mildred M. Harlos Trust to benefit the Hendricks County Parks Board for the support of McCloud Park.  The donation will settle into the Glen L. & Mildred M. Harlos Fund, a new designated fund at HCCF.  The permanent fund will provide perpetual support for the part of McCloud Park north of Big Walnut Creek formerly owned by Mr. & Mrs. Harlos.  The size of this gift made it the largest single gift received by the Hendricks County Community Foundation in 2013. 

    William Roche, Superintendent of Hendricks County Parks & Recreation spoke to the meaning of a gift of this size, “For HCP&R, it’s all about improving the quality of life for our residents.  A gift of this magnitude is tremendous.  It significantly increases our ability to provide those park improvements that create lasting memories for families within McCloud Nature Park.”

    This gift being placed into a permanent fund at HCCF means that for generations to come the legacy of the Harlos family and the love that they had for the McCloud Nature Park will live on. “A gift of this generosity and this permanence is probably the most personal connection to nature any person can have.  Overtime, the funding provided by the gift will facilitate and sustain many park improvements.  It’s not the improvements by themselves that’s important; it’s how deeply they move others to become as passionate about nature and parks as Ms. Harlos was.  Mildred Harlos will be remembered as a parks supporter and through her passion she will teach many others to cherish what she found so dear, and in that her legacy is unending,” said Mr. Roche.

    To learn more about leaving a lasting impact in Hendricks County please contact the Community Foundation at 268-6240 or by visiting: www. Hendrickscountycf.org.


    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 a $9+ million collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2013, the Community Foundation gave over $900,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org.


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