Ernestine “Ernie” Raclin, chairman emeritus of 1st Source, is a dedicated giver of herself. Throughout her career, she strongly demonstrated the spirit of volunteerism, setting an outstanding example by giving of her time and talents to help others. Whether it be through the Boys and Girls Club, United Way, or Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame, she exercised leadership and stayed involved. She also encouraged an environment within her company, 1st Source, that commits to this same spirit.
Ernie Raclin’s graceful leadership, dedication and loyalty to our community have been an inspiration to us all. We have learned from her example. We have established this award to recognize her and to encourage other local business owners, chairmen and presidents to create an atmosphere where volunteerism is supported and encouraged.