24 Aug Introducing NICF Board Member Doug Kuepper
The Community Foundation is proud to introduce our board member of the week, Doug Kuepper. Doug goes above and beyond for his community and for the Foundation, and we’re grateful to have him as part of the team! Read our interview with Doug below.
1. Where did you grow up, and where did you go to school? Also, tell us about your family.
I grew up near Peru, Indiana. I graduated from Maconaquah High School in 1977, and I graduated from Ball State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Business Management). I met my wife (Trish) at Ball State. We have been married 35 years and have 2 children and 1 grandchild.
2. What are your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies include riding our motorcycles, golfing, and announcing. My wife and I ride in the Smokey Mountains every fall, and we enjoy traveling to different areas each summer. I also have worked with the sound crew for the last 7 Super Bowls, where we push out the speaker carts for pregame and halftime. I can also be found announcing football, basketball and soccer at Maconaquah schools. I previously coached softball (travel and high school) and also soccer.
3. What is your job title and/or what organizations are you involved with in the community?
I am retired from Kuepper Favor Co. after 31 years. I now substitute teach and work with Duckwall PC. Besides serving on the Miami County Community Foundation and Northern Indiana Community Foundation boards, I am also Director of “City of Firsts Harley Owners Group” in Kokomo, Indiana. I am a member of St. Charles Church. Previously, I had the pleasure to serve on the Circus City Festival Board, Peru Chamber of Commerce, Northern Indiana Safety Council, and the Maconaquah School Board.
4. What do you like most about your community?
The way the community helps each other. We have a lot to offer for a small community. The heritage of our area is unique and interesting.
5. How did you become involved with the Community Foundation?
I first served on the Grants Committee. When asked to join the MCCF board, I was honored to help give back and serve the community I grew up in.
6. What do you like about the Community Foundation? What role do you think it plays in the community?
It has been shocking to learn just how much the Community Foundation has already impacted the county. I don’t think most residents realize what an opportunity we have to offer. Especially with our 25th anniversary, people are getting a better understanding, and as more people understand what we can offer, the future possibilities are endless.