Meet Our Staff
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Learn about the individuals who work hard daily to provide the best service and support to our community.
Anna is a Harrison County native and lives with her husband in Corydon. She graduated from Corydon Central High School and spent twelve years at Keller Manufacturing in the Human Resources department.
She furthered her business administration career for nine years by working for a staffing company, placing people to work with multiple Harrison County businesses. Because of her attention to detail, she received numerous awards, including Learning & Development, and a Management Award.
Anna’s community activities and nonprofit experience before the Foundation included attending events sponsored by different nonprofits, such as the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Metro United Way. She spearheaded the Human Resource Roundtable meetings so local businesses could gather monthly to discuss human resource issues.
Anna was hired at the Foundation as an Administrative Assistant in May 2009. Along with her main duty of front gatekeeper tasks, she maintained the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library database and provided general program and office support.
In 2010, Anna eagerly added the marketing role to her job description. She communicated with donors and continued creating the Foundation’s one-of-a-kind detailed Fund Information Sheet. During this time, she also assisted with the grant process by aiding in the review of applications and gathering information for the Program Manager to present. Anna graduated from Leadership Harrison County in 2010.
In June 2012, she took on a new role as Grants Manager. She was very hands-on with the creation, implementation, and continuation of the Foundation’s first online grant application.
Anna received her Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from IUPUI The Fund-Raising School, in 2018.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Attending Salem High School, Derrick Grigsby graduated Cum Laude for the Academic Honors Diploma with a special designation as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school he participated in National History Day. After winning the local competition, his project was awarded a 1st place medal in the state competition at the University of Indianapolis and continued to the National competition in Washington D.C.
The experience with National History Day inspired Derrick to attend the University of Indianapolis in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science with a Major in Accounting-CPA and Minor in Computer Information Systems. Due to strong high school academics, he was awarded the Senator Richard Lugar Scholarship and the UINDY Business Scholarship. While at the University of Indianapolis he maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale, achieved the Dean’s List for seven semesters, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010.
During his academic career at the University of Indianapolis, he competed in the 2009 Google Online Marketing Challenge in partnership with Camp Wood YMCA located in Elmdale, Kansas. He was designated the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Indianapolis Finance Club in 2009 and also earned membership to the Delta Psi Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration.
Derrick worked for the University of Indianapolis Department Of Athletic Development all four years of college. As a Development Administrative Assistant he organized the 2007-2009 Hall of Fame ceremonies, coordinated the 2008 and 2009 Greyhound Club Golf Extravaganza, designed the 2007 and 2009 Greyhound Club Calendar, and completed the financial reports for the 2009 fiscal year. He also created Donor Boards for display on the website and in Nicoson Hall, corresponded with prospective Greyhound Club members encouraging donations and support, and maintained donation and pledge information using Banner and Bilbo development management systems.
In 2010, Derrick started working for J.E. Allen Builders, Inc. as a property manager for multiple property management companies. He maintained financial records, managed payroll in Quickbooks for the companies and their 23 bank accounts, kept tenant records, collected rental payments, advertised and showed vacancies to prospective tenants, and initiated the eviction process for non-paying tenants. He budgeted and inspected renovations completed by employees and independent contractors on approximately $1.1 million for twelve residential and four commercial properties while striving to maintain proper return on investment ratios.
Derrick joined the Harrison County Community Foundation on August 4, 2011 as the Finance Administrator. He was later promoted to Director of Finance and then Chief Financial Officer. At the Foundation he has maintained the finances and investments on approximately $200 million in assets. He has also ensured compliance with National Standards and Indiana Gaming Commission Local Development Agreement reporting. In striving to enhance the Foundation’s transparency he has implemented FundWeb to assist with fund holder relations and converted the accounting basis from modified-cash to accrual. Derrick prides himself in keeping organized and precise financial records for a clean audit and an accurate IRS Form 990 presentation.
Derrick works closely with the Finance Committee and Audit Committee in leading committee meetings and providing appropriate supporting documentation for discussion. He worked with the committee chairs in issuing RFPs for investment firm and audit firm. He assisted both committees to enhance policy and responsibilities. For the Finance Committee he helps establish operating budgets, grant spending budgets, and Public Related Investments (PRI) schedules.
Derrick has helped in many supporting aspects of the Foundation’s work from grants/scholarships to donor development/endowment creation to forecasting/planning. He has collaborated with other staff in implementing changes to the Gift Acceptance policy to accept gift annuities, gifts of timber, gifts of grain and livestock, donor advised funds, and endowment funds using donor recommended investment managers.
While at the Foundation Derrick graduated Leadership Harrison County in 2013. Derrick previously served as Treasurer for Leadership Harrison County. Derrick is currently Board Chair for Harrison County Lifelong Learning and Treasurer for Harrison County Public Library. Attending Indiana University Southeast he completed the Master of Business Administration in 2017 and completed the Master of Science in Strategic Finance in 2018.
Director of Programs
Director of Programs
Heather graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design in 1998 and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership. After working in the design field in Indiana, Florida and New York for approximately five years, Heather and her family decided it was time to move closer to home. This move, along with a major shift in focus, led Heather to begin a career working with communities and their youth.
Heather has dedicated over 15 years to teaching youth, engaging communities, and mobilizing change.
In 2004 she became a Licensed Certified Prevention Specialist by the Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals. This certification process, allowed her to expand her work with 8 counties in Kentucky assisting them with policy development and the creation of Environmental Strategies. In addition, she conducted community needs assessments, worked on specialized social host ordinances, and wrote extensive grant proposals. Throughout this position, she served as the Vice Chairman of the Kentucky Youth Empowerment System Grant Committee, the Treasurer for the Hardin County Tobacco Free Coalitions, and the Treasurer of the Meade County Drug Free Champions Coalition.
In 2006, Heather continued her grant writing experience and began working for Blue River Services, Inc. as their Program Development Coordinator. Heather was responsible for reviewing and evaluating each of the agency’s programs and submitting Program Evaluation reports to the President/CEO and the Board of Directors. Her primary function, however, was to write the entire agency’s grants including local, community, foundation and federal applications. She was able to partner with the Harrison County Community Foundation to become the grant writer of the W. K. Kellogg Access to Recreation Grant which brought over $411,000 in grant funds to Harrison County. This grant provided numerous accessible improvements to many parks in the county. She held this position from 2006-2008 and again from 2012-2013.
In 2008, Heather chose to expand her prevention and education skills further by becoming an Academic Instructor for the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy (BCA) located on the Fort Knox Army Base. From January 2008 until August 2011, Heather instructed youth in a quasi-military setting; teaching math, reading, social studies and science.
While working at BCA, Heather became one of 4 certified Combat Lifesavers employed at BCA. This course, recognized by the Army Institute for Professional Development, is defined as a bridge between self-aid (first aid) training which is given to all soldiers during basic training and the medical training given to combat medics. The Combat Lifesaver is expected to provide lifesaving measures and to assist combat medics in providing care and preparing casualties.
In November 2013, Heather was offered the Director of Programs position at the Harrison County Community Foundation. Within this position, Heather maintains a myriad of duties. On a daily basis she is responsible for the scholarship program. This includes preparing the annual high school scholarship application for activation, monitoring all the students’ files during the application process and preparing the files and data for the scholarship selection process. Heather coordinates the Universal Scholarship committee which makes the high school scholarship selections, as well as collects all of the necessary data needed for the selection process. Over a hundred and twenty scholarships are awarded annually through this process.
Heather’s job doesn’t stop once the scholarships are awarded. Heather maintains close contact with the recipients ensuring that agreements are signed and turned in on time, bills and receipts are submitted, payments are set up in a timely manner and all files are complete. To date, Heather maintains over 3,000 students’ bills and files dating from 2011 to present.
In addition to the high school students’ scholarships, Heather is also responsible for the Adult Scholarship Program. This program, which has grown tremendously in the last few years, has three rounds of scholarships. Although the numbers of students are lower, the adult recipients can be more time consuming. Adult learners tend to have more questions and hesitance with college therefore Heather attempts to make quarterly contact with each of them to ensure they are still on course for graduation.
Heather is also the Chairperson for the Youth Philanthropy Council. This council is made up of youth 13-19 who are interested in learning more about philanthropy and how to give back to their communities. The group has an annual grant cycle which they are responsible for reviewing applications from and making recommendations to HCCF’s Board of Directors. This group meets monthly from September thru May.
Heather is a Steering Team member for the Harrison County College Success Coalition (CSC) which is responsible for organizing the annual College and Career Fair. Since Heather’s involvement, the event has grown from 80 participants to over 1,000. The coalition also partners with O’Bannon Publishing each year to create the College & Career Prep Guide which is distributed annually through the Corydon Democrat and Clarion newspapers. This booklet is a complete guide for students’ 8th-12th grade preparing for college. The CSC’s overall goal is raise the educational attainment level of residents in the county.
Heather has completed the 3 part, Ship Shape Board Development Certification program hosted by Eric Schmall from the Center for NonProfit Excellence in Louisville and became a graduate of the 2015-16 Leadership Harrison County Class. Recently, Heather was accepted into Murray State University’s graduate program and is currently working towards her graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.
President & CEO
President & CEO
With over two decades of experience in nonprofit management, Julie Moorman is a seasoned professional in the field. As the President and CEO of the Foundation, she leads the organization with oversight from the HCCF Board of Directors, ensuring execution of the strategic plan and alignment with the organization's mission and values. Julie also manages the Foundation's staff and fosters relationships with partner organizations.
Prior to her role at the Foundation, Julie worked as the Executive Director for Communities in Schools of Clark County, now known as YouthLink Southern Indiana. The nonprofit provides at-risk students with academic support, mental health resources, and basic needs. During her tenure, she led the organization for four years, and oversaw the expansion of their services to more sites, serving an increased number of students through school day and after-school programs. Additionally, Julie spent 13 years working for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, where she held various leadership positions, including Regional Director, overseeing operations in an 18-county region across Kentucky and Indiana, managing a team of 10 staff and volunteers. Furthermore, she held leadership positions in Student Affairs at major universities in both Kentucky and Illinois. Julie has also chaired the Nonprofit Roundtable with One Southern Indiana, where she provided resources and support to fellow nonprofit leaders.
Julie is a graduate of Heidelberg University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Public Relations. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Julie hails from a large family. In 2014, she and her husband Jim relocated to Crandall to be closer to their family and settle in Harrison County. Their daughter is enrolled in North Harrison schools, while their son pursues a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Southern Indiana. Julie and her family attend First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, and in her leisure time, she enjoys scrapbooking and traveling.
Gift Planning Officer
Gift Planning Officer
Kim Harmon has worked as a fund raising professional for twenty five years. In a profession that has average turnover every two years, it is noteworthy Kim has served as Director of Development in just three different organizations. Born and raised in Harrison County, Kim has strong ties to the community. She attended North Harrison High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Speech/Theatre) from Indiana University Southeast in 1982. Kim’s first professional position was with Blue River Services helping people with disabilities find and keep jobs in the community. While at Blue River she obtained grants from the Indiana Department of Mental Health and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She also implemented a pilot jobs program, supervised a job coach/placement team, developed Business Advisory Councils and worked closely with the Executive Director to initiate United Way in Harrison County.
For two years Kim worked independently providing marketing, public relations, and networking services for commercial construction companies including James L. Shireman, Inc., Richard A. Libbs, Inc., and Sentry Construction. Feeling the tug to return to nonprofit work, Kim joined Bridgepointe Goodwill Industries & Easter Seal Society in 1993 in her first position as a professional fundraiser. There Kim expanded the development program to include an annual fund drive, corporate giving, special events, and planned giving. Other duties included marketing and public relations, strategic planning, and management. Kim also implemented a public relations internship program with Indiana University Southeast.
Kim worked as the Director of Development at The de Paul School in Louisville beginning in 2000 and continued for eleven years. There she expanded the development program from a simple annual fund of $40,000 to a comprehensive program of $450,000 annually. She led a technology capital campaign of $425,000 while balancing a $100,000 net special event within a one year deadline. Other accomplishments included creating a planned giving recognition society and executing the school’s first major gifts program (individual gifts of $10,000 and up). She also oversaw the transformation of the Parent’s Council and Athletic Boosters into vital volunteer driven auxiliary programs. While at de Paul, Kim had her first introduction to community foundations by establishing two funds at the Community Foundation of Louisville and one at Harrison County Community Foundation.
In 2012 Kim was hired as the first Director of Development for the HCCF. Her primary duty is working with donors to determine what Foundation tools and giving vehicles will best accomplish their charitable goals. She has drafted over 70 new fund agreements based on conversations with donors. Also Kim works closely with the HCCF Chief Financial Officer to expand the menu of donor services HCCF offers. In 2013 the first Charitable Gift Annuity (a 1.25 million dollar gift) was created and in 2014 HCCF established its first Donor Advised Fund. Kim initiated interest in the foundation accepting gifts of agriculture products and after a year that included participation in state legislative action, the HCCF Board voted to adopt newly drafted policy and procedure for accepting gifts of grain, livestock and timber. In 2017, after working with the prospective donor for several months, Kim facilitated HCCF acceptance of its first life estate gift.
Kim supervises the HCCF Marketing Coordinator, presents to interested groups, and has participated in a state wide task force to study new development strategies. She is a graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana and Leadership Harrison County. She is a long time member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the local Kentuckiana Chapter where she served two terms on the board of directors including two years as president. Kim has obtained her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Fund Raising School, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Kimberly started in her role as Endowment Manager with the Foundation in January 2023. She is a native of Harrison County, a graduate of Corydon Central High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington.
Kimberly is no stranger to the nonprofit world, having been in the profession for fourteen years. Her experience includes the YMCA of Harrison County, where she has served as the CEO and previously as the Senior Program Director of Membership and Marketing. Her earlier work also involved being a Project Coordinator with the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Throughout her nonprofit career, Kimberly has utilized her organization and donor stewardship skills with knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tracking software.
As the Endowment Manager with HCCF, she will draw from her strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building talents to provide support and resources to nonprofits and agencies who hold endowment funds with the Foundation. She is looking forward to assisting with nonprofit sustainability initiatives and is passionate about Harrison County. Kimberly previously served as an HCCF Community Volunteer and is a current member of the Corydon Rotary Club and a graduate of Leadership Harrison County.
Director of Development
Director of Development
Michelle Dayvault has worked in the nonprofit profession for twenty-five years. Born and raised in Harrison County, she graduated from Corydon Central High School and Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication.
Michelle has worked in leadership roles with Metro United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Komen Kentucky, and Dress for Success Louisville. Michelle spent twelve years with Metro United Way serving as Associate Director in Floyd, Clark, and Harrison counties and as Young Leaders Director where she was responsible for a $2.5 million corporate portfolio as part of the annual campaign. As Branch Manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Harrison County, Michelle was responsible for case management, volunteer recruitment, marketing, and fundraising. She increased revenue through the annual Bowl for Kids' Sake special event and wrote her first grant for program support to the HCCF which got approved. As a result, in-school mentoring programs expanded to into North & South Harrison Community School Corporations.
Serving as Vice President of Marketing & Development with Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Michelle managed the agency's largest annual fundraiser and grant writing efforts. In addition to development and design of brochures, annual reports, newsletters, and signage, she oversaw marketing efforts for eleven southern Indiana Goodwill stores implementing a comprehensive year-round advertisement campaign
As Operations Director for Komen Kentucky, Michelle managed the day-to-day operations and staff of the Louisville and Lexington offices. She helped plan and execute the annual gala and Race for a Cure for local breast cancer research and program support.
Michelle spent the last five years as Executive Director of Dress for Success Louisville (DFSL) which provides career resources and professional attire to women in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Washington counties in Indiana and nine counties in Kentucky. Michelle led the overall strategic, operational, and fundraising activities for the entire organization. During her tenure, DFSL received the Dress for Success Worldwide Lublin Award in 2018 for program and financial growth globally; launched a Mobile Career Center to provide additional services in outlying counties; one of only three in existence at the time within DFS affiliates and moved their boutique and office operations to the Nulu area.
She is a graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana and Focus Louisville and currently serves on the IUAA Kentuckiana Region Board and events committee. Michelle's passion is helping those in need in the communities where we work and live, and making the world a better place one day at a time. She is excited to be working in her hometown of Corydon again.
Sarah Travis is a long-standing resident of Harrison County. She is a graduate of Corydon Central High School and later earned an Associate Degree in Merchandising & Marketing Sales Management from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a graduate of Leadership Harrison County, Class of 2015; and more recently earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Education through BoardSource.
Sarah is seasoned in providing administrative support with over 20 years’ experience to agencies in the nonprofit community. In 2002 she was first introduced to community foundations while working as the Executive Assistant at the Community Foundation of Crawford County until 2006 when she relocated to Illinois.
Sarah worked at the Social Security Administration in 2006, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois until relocating back to Harrison County in 2010. Sarah encountered a diverse population through processing applications for Social Security Numbers, and completing applications for Disability by conducting interviews with individuals.
Sarah joined the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) staff in May 2012 as the Administrative Assistant where she continued her passion of working for a community foundation. In 2021 she took on a new role as Office Manager.
In addition to providing administrative support to the President & CEO and other staff, Sarah maintains the conference room calendar, schedules building maintenance, troubleshoots, fixes computer and printer issues, maintains the backside of HCCF’s website, posts news articles to Facebook, purchases building and office supplies, records and types minutes from board meetings, and is the keeper of policy manuals.
Sarah also maintains the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) database of over 1,700 children on a monthly basis including contacting parents, updating addresses, and researching contact information for families that have moved. Additionally, Sarah serves as recorder and schedules speakers for the monthly human services Step Ahead meetings.
Sarah is proficient in Excel creating and updating spreadsheets, and Microsoft Publisher and Power Point to develop and modify marketing materials and create presentations. Sarah is the first person visitors and callers encounter at HCCF and stays familiar with all foundation activity in order to provide assistance.
Tyler is a native of Harrison County, a graduate of Lanesville High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.
An entrepreneur at heart, Tyler's experience includes launching and developing several successful businesses and non-profits. As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Digital Now IT, he worked with a diverse portfolio of clients, including many nonprofits, to create and maintain websites, manage social media channels, and produce other creative pieces. Most recently, Tyler has been working as Director of Marketing and Communications with New Life International, a nonprofit delivering safe water and ministry globally, and serving as the Executive Pastor with Pfrimmer's Chapel Church in Corydon.
Tyler is passionate about telling stories and helping nonprofits create content to share their story on various platforms to further an organization's unique mission. He brings significant marketing experience through his work with an array of businesses and organizations. In previous roles, he has utilized his strong writing skills, graphic design talent, and video editing expertise to help share positive stories of impact worldwide. Tyler also brings a robust skill set of IT skills in addition to his desire to make a difference in Harrison County.