Community Foundation establishes Wolfe Family Endowment

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Eric Wolfe (left) and wife Dr. June Javens-Wolfe make the first grant from their newly established Donor Advised Fund to Linda Hunter (second from right), director of risk taking mission at Gobin Memorial Methodist Church in Greencastle, as Putnam County Community Foundation Director of Development Dean Gambill looks on.

The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the establishment of the Wolfe Family Endowment, a donor advised fund.

Established by Eric A. Wolfe and Dr. June Javens-Wolfe, the endowment allows Eric and June to recommend grants supporting their charitable interests in the community.

The couple plans to support projects at their church, programs that help people in need, and economic development projects focusing on the downtown square and historic properties in Greencastle.

The Wolfes have awarded the first grant from the endowment to support the Building Bridges Out of Poverty program being initiated locally by members of their church, Gobin Memorial United Methodist.

In their early 30s, Eric and June envision their endowment as being a vehicle that will bring family together to discuss values and community and to decide what charities to support each year.

"We want to teach the next generation about the importance and responsibility of giving back to the community," the Wolfes said.

Eric and June graduated from DePauw University in 2004. Eric is a realtor at F.C. Tucker/Schneider Realty and assistant director of student life at DePauw University.

June Javens-Wolfe has her doctoral degree in microbiology and currently teaches at Indiana University.

Both serve on a variety of nonprofit boards in Putnam County.

"Putnam County is blessed to have such strong, thoughtful, community-minded individuals in the community," Elaine Peck, Community Foundation executive director, praised.

Anyone may contribute to the Wolfe Family Endowment or start a new endowment in his or her own name. Contributions to the endowment may be made payable to the Putnam County Foundation with "Wolfe Endowment" in the memo, and mailed to 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135 or online at

Foundation staff members are available to help donors make gifts of cash, stock, retirement assets, life insurance, bequests, real estate and other types of gifts.

The Putnam County Community Foundation has been entrusted with more than 244 funds and endowments, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To learn more about creating your own legacy, visit or contact the office at 653-4978.

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