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Scholarship winners named

Scholarship winners named

All smiles are the Kirk family, Jim, Kyle and Debbie, after Kyle received the $1,000 Barney's Hub Bootery Scholarship through the Crown Point Community Foundation.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Scholarship winners named

Scholarship winners named

Dean and Barbara White Scholarship winners Susan Reed and Andre Hatami, with certificates, are congratulated by Crown Point Community Foundation board members, from left, Ben Ballou, Pat Huber and Mark Bates. Each received a full scholarship to college.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Chairman's Award presented to longtime board member

Chairman's Award presented to longtime board member

Chairman of the Board David Batusic, left, presents the first Chairman's Award to John Barney, a member of the Crown Point Community Foundation board of directors for more than 20 years.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Chairman's Award presented to longtime board member

Chairman's Award presented to longtime board member

The Crown Point Community Foundation elected its Executive Committee at the annual dinner meeting, front row from left, Pat Huber, Darryl Miller, Mark Bates and Linda Armstrong, back row, John Barney, Jon Harts, Dave Batusic and Greg Forsythe.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Grant adds stability to seventh-grade English classes

Grant adds stability to seventh-grade English classes

Crown Point Community Foundation Executive Director Pat Huber, at rear in doorway, and teacher Susan Bateman-Boswell watch as a seventh-grade English class tries out the new stability balls at Col. John Wheeler Middle School funded by the foundation.

June 07, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point Community Foundation awards $55,000 in grants

Crown Point Community Foundation awards $55,000 in grants

TradeWinds CEO Jon Gold, from left, Mathew Myers and Raymond Lawrence are congratulated by CPCF President Pat Huber after receiving a $5,000 grant.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Foundation helps with emergency funding for St. Jude House

Foundation helps with emergency funding for St. Jude House

Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber, center, delivers emergency funds to St. Jude House Executive Director Mary Govert, left, and Manager of Development Veronica Castellanos, right, after a water pipe burst and damaged the Crown Point shelter for domestic abuse victims.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point foundation receives million dollar gift

Crown Point foundation receives million dollar gift

Benefactor Manetta Manhart Gibbons congratulates Christopher Pawlikowski, who received the scholarship she funded through the Crown Point Community Foundation in 2007. Gibbons died in January and left her estate of $938,000 to the foundation.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grants

Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grants

Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber, third from left, celebrates the awarding of a $3,000 grant to the Crown Point Teen MOPS program, represented by, from left, Vicky Colbert, Adriane Matthews, Huber, Julie Fortner, Angela Roibbins and Janell Rottier.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grants

Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grants

Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber, left, congratulates Sue Daily for work done by Crown Point's Old Homestead Preservation Society, which recently received a $600 grant for new storm windows for the historic home.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Women Advancing Women Workshop rates an encore

Women Advancing Women Workshop rates an encore

Attendees at the Crown Point Community Foundation's first Women Advancing Women Workshop learn about team building during an exercise. The workshop was so successful that it will be offered again in October and January.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am
Women Advancing Women Workshop rates an encore

Women Advancing Women Workshop rates an encore

Jennifer Connelly, program facilitator and founder of Triple W Forum, discusses communication skills at Crown Point's Women Advancing Women Workshop.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am
Women gather to celebrate another year of philanthropy

Women gather to celebrate another year of philanthropy

Enjoying their annual gathering for the Crown Point Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle Fund are, from left, Carol Root, Peggy Sendak, Jane Martin, Sue Moreno and Sally Nalbor.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
Women gather to celebrate another year of philanthropy

Women gather to celebrate another year of philanthropy

Making choices of the charities to benefit from their philanthropy through the Crown Point Community Foundation are Women's Giving Circle members, from left, Jan Kleinschmidt Boicken, Faye Platt, Bette Oesterle, Jo Schweitzer, Pat Carden and Mary Steele.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation announces scholarship winners

Foundation announces scholarship winners

Crown Point Community Foundation Board members Mark Bates, left, and Ben Ballou, right, congratulate 2013 scholarship winners Taylor Green, Austin Qualizza, John MacNeil, Sam Beishhuizen at the Crown Point High School Awards Ceremony this spring.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation announces scholarship winners

Foundation announces scholarship winners

Kaylee Clark and Nick Langbehn are recipients of this year's Dean and Barbara White Scholarships, which provide full college scholarships through the Crown Point Community Foundation.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Workshop focuses on "Women Advancing Women"

Workshop focuses on "Women Advancing Women"

Participants at a recent Working Women's Workshop learn leadership skills during a team building activity. A similar two-part workshop will be hosted by the Crown Point Community Foundation.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation selects new board officers

Foundation selects new board officers

Crown Point Community Foundation board members review the agenda at the recent annual dinner meeting.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation selects new board officers

Foundation selects new board officers

Executive Director Patricia Huber, center, congratulates outgoing Chairman of the Board Mark Bates, left, and newly-elected Chairman of the Board Dave Batusic during the Crown Point Community Foundation's recent annual dinner meeting.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Grants fund projects for school, youth and community programs

Grants fund projects for school, youth and community programs

Mary Ann Mahler, left, of the Household Goods Pantry at First United Methodist Church in Lowell, shows Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber the pantry's inventory after a $3,000 grant from the foundation was announced earlier this year.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Grants fund projects for school, youth and community programs

Grants fund projects for school, youth and community programs

Grant writer Carole Bakker, from left, and Manager Sharla Slings, both of Second Life Resale Shoppe Inc. in Crown Point, receive congratulations from Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber after being awarded a $2,000 grant from the foundation.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

Jane and Jess Martin, and Sally and Allan Nalbor, enjoy the Crown Point Community Foundation's ninth annual gala.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

In keeping with the theme, a colorful setting awaited guests in the Maki Ballroom of the Old Lake Courthouse for the Crown Point Community Foundation's ninth annual gala last month.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

Foundation entertains supporters at annual gala

Sponsors make the Crown Point Community Foundation's annual gala possible. This year's benefactors, with the foundation's President/Executive Director Pat Huber, fourth from left, included, from left to right, Mark Bates, Pinnacle Insurance; John Diederich, Peoples Bank; Rick Calinski, NIPSC…

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation awards $42,603.81 to community groups

Foundation awards $42,603.81 to community groups

Crown Point High School's Robodogs robotics team celebrates receiving a $4,000 grant from the Crown Point Community Foundation.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation awards $42,603.81 to community groups

Foundation awards $42,603.81 to community groups

Patricia Huber, center, president and executive director of the Crown Point Community Foundation, shares the good news about a $2,039 grant with Eric Evans, left, and Anne Nicholls of the Crown Point Community Theatre.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation grants help schools, civic and cultural groups

Foundation grants help schools, civic and cultural groups

Marty Wheeler, center, president of the Lake Court House Foundation, receives a $25,000 grant for the foundation's capital campaign from Pat Huber, left, executive director, and Mark Bates, board chairman, both from the Crown Point Community Foundation.

August 29, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation grants help schools, civic and cultural groups

Foundation grants help schools, civic and cultural groups

Crown Point Community Foundation Board Vice Chair Dave Batusic, from left, and Executive Director Pat Huber, present a $5,000 grant to the Old Sheriff’s House Foundation, represented by Jim Emerson, Jim Crisman and Jon Forgey.

August 29, 2012 12:00 am
Golf outing funds scholarships

Golf outing funds scholarships

Mike Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund recipients this year are, from left, Taylor Passine, Tim Patrick, Hannah Raspopovich, Alexis Joseph, Drew Breuckman, Trevor Riley, Kyle Rodd, Daniel Smith and Lauren Berger. Not pictured is Pete Parks.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am
Top students earn scholarships

Top students earn scholarships

Patricia Huber, second from left, executive director of the Crown Point Community Foundation, congratulates scholarship winners, from left, Leah Markowitz, Crown Point Rotary Club recipient; Marlea Nelson and Carly Kiran, Gail and Gil Stiener Family Fund Scholarship recipients; and Alison Vi…

August 01, 2012 12:00 am
Top students earn scholarships

Top students earn scholarships

Robert Featherstone, from left, and Brooke Reising have been awarded this year's Dean and Barbara White Scholarship, administered by the Crown Point Community Foundation, while Adam Nowak is a former White Scholarship winner.

August 01, 2012 12:00 am
Celebrating women and philanthropy

Celebrating women and philanthropy

Displaying the Power of the Purse at the recent Women's Giving Circle event sponsored by the Crown Point Community Foundation are, from left, Barb Kacmar, Carol Bucur, Joyce Smith, Diane Kemp, Joyce Carnahan, Peggy Sendak and Mariellen Liggett.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am
Foundation welcomes new board members

Foundation welcomes new board members

New directors for the Crown Point Community Foundation are, from left, Ben Ballou, Nancy Cowan-Eksten and Mike Dexter. They were welcomed unanimously at the annual dinner meeting of the foundation last month at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am
Crown Point Community Foundation picks board officers, new members

Crown Point Community Foundation picks board officers, new members

New directors for the Crown Point Community Foundation are, from left, Ben Ballou, Nancy Cowan-Eksten and Mike Dexter.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
Crown Point Community Foundation picks board officers, new members

Crown Point Community Foundation picks board officers, new members

The Executive Committee of the Crown Point Community Foundation is, from left, President Pat Huber, Second Vice Chair Greg Forsythe, First Vice Chair Dave Batusic, Secretary Kathryn Schmidt, Chair of the Board Mark Bates, ex-officio member John Barney and Treasurer Darryl Miller.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
Improving the quality of life

Improving the quality of life

Crown Point Panthers Inc. received a $5,000 grant to purchase new helmets and pads for the youth football league. Chairman of the Board of the Crown Point Community Foundation Mark Bates and President/Executive Director Pat Huber make a grant presentation to league officials Scott Shahbaz an…

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Improving the quality of life

Improving the quality of life

Lincoln Elementary PTO was awarded a $2,800 grant by the Crown Point Community Foundation to purchase a "Guided Reading" program. Lincoln Elementary School representatives, from left, Kelly Ruszkiewicz, Gail Forbes, Meryl Larson, Amanda King, Kim Splant and Principal Brandie Muha are ready t…

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Improving the quality of life

Improving the quality of life

Tri Town Safety Village Executive Director Bill Jarvis, center, accepts a $8,630 grant to fund Crown Point student field trips from Crown Point Community Foundation Chairman of the Board Mark Bates and President/Executive Director Pat Huber.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am
Spring Into Action at volunteer fair

Spring Into Action at volunteer fair

Members of the Spring Into Action Steering Committee invite the public to check out the volunteer opportunities at Saturday's event, front row from left, Melissa Giles, Pat Huber, Kristin Harts, Agnes Seitz, Linda Armstrong, and back row, Doreen Finissi, Ben Ballou, Jon Harts, Chris Stanek a…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Reflections on a community gem

Reflections on a community gem

Guests mingle in the rotunda of the Old Courthouse during the Crown Point Community Foundation's recent gala.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
Foundation "grants' wishes to the tune of $140,000

Foundation "grants' wishes to the tune of $140,000

A $3,200 Crown Point Community Foundation grant went to Camp LRCA's Caterpillar Academy, a day care program in need of new carpeting. With the help of Lakeshore Floors and the grant, they carpeted three rooms of the school, which serves 88 children. Their ministry is located on 140 acres in …

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
Foundation "grants' wishes to the tune of $140,000

Foundation "grants' wishes to the tune of $140,000

Meals on Wheels received a grant of $5,000 to help underwrite the costs of serving 94 monthly meals to clients in Crown Point, Winfield, Lowell and Cedar Lake. Since 1990, Crown Point Community Foundation has awarded more than $69,000 in grants to Meals on Wheels of NWI, which serves more th…

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
Winfield foundation partners with Crown Point

Winfield foundation partners with Crown Point

Dr. Annette Williamson, left, president of the Winfield Community Foundation Board joins Crown Point Community Foundation Executive Director Pat Huber.

December 05, 2011 12:00 am
Eighth annual event welcomes donors to Old Court House

Eighth annual event welcomes donors to Old Court House

Sponsors of the Crown Point Community Foundation's 8th annual gala gather in preparation of the Nov. 8 event, front row from left, Julie Bieszczat, representing the John and Ann Barney Family Foundation; Crown Point Community Foundation President Pat Huber; Chairman of the foundation board M…

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
Granting their wishes

Granting their wishes

Pat Huber, from left, president of the Crown Point Community Foundation, congratulates open house grant winners Patricia Cope, teacher, and Katrina Earhart, director of the Crown Point Adult Learning Center; Linda McGrew, representative, Jane Winkoff, director, and Mary Jo Melder, representa…

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

Mark Bates, chairman of the board for the Crown Point Community Foundation, discusses the foundation's new and larger offices, which offer space for training classes, meetings and more community outreach. Bates spoke at a reception Tuesday, as did Crown Point Mayor David Uran, seen at left.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

Two agencies welcome guests to new offices on the square

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were hosted Tuesday by Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce for White's Residential and Family Services and the Crown Point Community Foundation at 115 S. Court St. in Crown Point. Chamber members surround White's CEO Dee Gibson and CPCF President Patricia Huber …

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
Scholarships honor late Crown Point graduate

Scholarships honor late Crown Point graduate

Ten years after his death, the Mike Brown Jr. Memorial Golf Outing helps fellow Crown Point High School graduates with college expenses. Recipients at this years event are, from left, scholarship winners Jared Green, Nate Ellingsen, Laura Yokovich and Gabby Raspopovich, family members Kim an…

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
Building for the future

Building for the future

Marcus Trybula of Crown Point High School, winner of the Virgil Place Scholarship, is congratulated by Crown Point Community Foundation Executive Director and Board President Pat Huber.

August 05, 2011 12:00 am
Building for the future

Building for the future

Holly Schoenbeck, left, who received the Jana Caudill Team Scholarship, receives congratulations from Crown Point Community Foundation Executive Director and Board President Pat Huber.

August 05, 2011 12:00 am
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