December 11, 2013
Brownsburg’s Adriann Barger to lead county’s community, fundraising activities
United Way of Central Indiana has promoted Adriann Barger from Brownsburg to lead Hendricks’ County’s community and fundraising activities. Barger, 26, fills the role created with the retirement of Susie Friend, effective December 23.
“Adriann will build effectively on the legacy of United Way established by Susie Friend in Hendricks County,” said Ann D. Murtlow, president and CEO, United Way of Central Indiana.
Barger has worked with Friend as a donor relations associate in Hendricks County since 2011. However, she has been a part of United Way’s work in Hendricks County since age 9 when she worked on a United Way Youth as Resources (YAR) project to build a playground at North Salem Elementary School. She was invited to serve on the YAR board at age 13, and chaired the volunteer board in 2005 and 2006.
After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in speech language hearing science, Barger served as a loaned executive for United Way in 2010, a special events intern in 2011 and then joined the Hendricks County staff in April of 2011 to work with Friend.
“Adriann has the enthusiasm, spirit and the energy to take United Way to a new level in the county,” wrote Friend in an email to Hendricks County civic leaders. “As our donor relations associate for the past three years, she has grown to know what it takes to run a county office and how our success in the county is attributed to our wonderful volunteers, donors and companies. She will be a wonderful director bringing …an array of resources, connections and a passion for United Way’s work in our county.”