Ed and Ellie Ypma each worked for nearly four decades at DePauw University -- Ellie as registrar and associate vice president and Ed as a professor of psychology -- enriching the lives of countless students.
The couple enjoyed many years together and shared many interests, including a love of learning and travel. After Ed passed away in 2008, Ellie established an endowment in their names that will enable them to continue to positively impact people's lives in perpetuity.
"As a board member of the Community Foundation, Ellie sees first-hand the positive impact made by our Community Grants Program," Elaine Peck, executive director, said. "She is also a smart business lady, so when the Community Foundation offered the Silver Anniversary League matching program, she wanted to be a part of it."
Anyone may contribute to the Ed and Ellie Ypma Community Endowment or start a new endowment in his or her own name. Contributions to the endowment should be made payable to the Putnam County Community Foundation with "Ed and Ellie Ypma Endowment" in the memo, and mailed to 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.
"We are so very appreciative of Ellie's work as a member of the board of directors," Peck said. "She has made a big difference in a number of areas."
The Community Foundation administers more than 220 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes.
To learn more about the Silver Anniversary League or how to start a new fund, visit www.pcfoundation.org or contact the office at 653-4978.