Hutcheson establishes new endowment

Friday, April 9, 2010
Frank and Sharon Hutcheson

Frank Hutcheson has started a new endowment supporting the Community Grants Program of the Putnam County Community Foundation.

The Community Grants Program has awarded more than $2 million to benefit all corners of the county.

Elaine Peck, executive director of the community foundation, explained that these types of endowments are vital to the mission of the Community Foundation.

"They give the Community Foundation the ability to address changing needs and aspirations in our county," she said.

Initially, Hutcheson became involved with the foundation through his friendship with its founder, Robert Evans. Hutcheson has been a generous supporter of Greencastle High School Alumni Scholarship Endowment, Return-A-Gift Endowment, and the Evans Family Culver Academy Endowment.

Hutcheson was born and raised in Putnam County, the second child of Claude Hutcheson and Mary Olive (Hamilton) Hutcheson. He had five brothers and sisters, Marvin, Norman, Ellen Marie, Ralph, and Ruth Ann.

Hutcheson graduated from Greencastle High School, and entered the Marine Corps in 1951. He returned to Putnam County in 1953 and made a career building homes.

His wife, Sharon (Miller) Hutcheson, graduated from Reelsville High School and worked at IBM.

Hutcheson has two daughters who live in Eaton Rapids, Mich., Brenda (Hutcheson) Stohr and Terri (Hutcheson) Wicker.

He has seven grandchildren, Isaac and Micah Stohr, and Uriah, Isaiah, Zachariah, Hannah, and Rebekah Wicker. He has four great-grandchildren, Johnny, Evan, Gabriel, and Leon.

Anyone may contribute to the Frank Hutcheson Family 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 "Frank Hutcheson Family" in the memo, and mailed to 2 South Jackson Street, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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

The Community Foundation administers more than 200 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 or call 653-4978.

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  • Interesting. When someone does something positive like Frank and family, few people comment( I'm the only one so far).Thanx, Frank. Unfortunately, most of the people that may have read this article are more in Girls Gone Wild. Jeez!

    -- Posted by headlettuce on Sun, Apr 11, 2010, at 2:09 PM
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