Owen County Community Foundation
Working at the Owen County Community Foundation is not just a job—it’s meaningful life’s work. It’s about making Owen County a better and more equitable place.
OCCF is a highly motivated team of talented people who are knowledgeable about the community, eager to identify its most critical issues, and passionate about finding solutions. We proudly walk the talk both as OCCF professionals and caring members of our community.
President & CEO
In mid-2020, Janet Rummel was selected by OCCF’s Board of Directors as the new President & CEO of our local charity. Janet is a ten-year resident of Owen County, and before joining our team, she served as Director of Community Initiatives at the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement. Janet is the third executive to lead the OCCF in its 28-year history.
Senior Director of Programs
Maria has been with the OCCF since January 2015; she brings a decade of nonprofit experience and a lifetime of giving. The O’Connor Family moved to Owen County to raise their two children. Maria is responsible for managing Foundation operations in her role as Administrative Director and also directs the OCCF Grants and Scholarships programs.
Director of Development
Karah graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Bloomington in 2019 with a focus in marketing and professional sales. Karah is passionate about helping donors fulfill their philanthropic wishes, maintaining and improving the sustainability of the OCCF, and giving back to the community where she grew up.