Community Foundation’s Siegmann retiring at end of year

ELKHART — James L. (Jim) Siegmann, program officer for the Elkhart County Community Foundation, has announced his retirement, effective December 31. He has held the position since May 2004, serving as ECCF’s liaison to the not-for-profit organizations and agencies that are recipients of Community Foundation grants.
“Jim’s dedication to our organization has been exceptional,” according to Dr. Peter L. McCown, president of the Community Foundation. “He has served as the public face for ECCF within the county, making the necessary connections with our not-for-profit partners and building essential relationships between agencies that enable us to fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Elkhart County.”
“Beginning in January 2013, we will effectively ‘loan’ Jim to the Horizon Education Alliance of Elkhart County,” McCown said. “The objective is to give the community more involvement in the overall educational process with the goal of a better use of structured resources and a greater sense of collegiality between the county’s schools. Jim will be excellent at helping bring about that engagement and fostering an excitement about education and lifelong learning.”
A graduate of Goshen High School, Siegmann earned a B.S. degree in management from Western Michigan University. He owned Siegmann Printing Company, Inc. in Goshen from 1968 until 1990 when the company was merged with Impressions, Inc. of Elkhart where he became owner/president.
He sold Impressions in 2003.
Siegmann has dedicated much of his time over the years to community service, functioning as board president of the United Way of Elkhart County, the president of the United Way of Indiana and providing a leadership role in several other nonprofit organizations.
He and his wife LaRayne are the parents of two grown sons and reside in Goshen.
The Elkhart County Community Foundation was established in 1989 to inspire people to make charitable gifts that improve the quality of life in Elkhart County. To learn more about the Community Foundation and its services, visit online.