Community · Sep 16th, 2022
The 1st Source Foundation recently donated $100,000 in grant funding to underwrite a portion of the construction cost of the expansion and revitalization of the Tolson Center and Park in south-central Elkhart.
“At 1st Source, we firmly believe we are only as strong as the communities we serve, and we are dedicated to helping build great places to live and work,” says Bill Burton, East Region President for 1st Source Bank. “When the 1st Source Foundation was approached with the opportunity to support the Tolson Center project, it was clear this new facility and the programming it will offer will meet a critical need in our community, specifically the needs of those in the south-central Elkhart neighborhood. We are happy to support this initiative and look forward to the future success of the Tolson Center and all those it will serve.”
The new Tolson Center and Park facilities will include a community center, gymnasiums, sports courts and fields, outdoor recreational opportunities, meeting and educational spaces, and much more.
“The Tolson Center’s role as a pillar in the community is set for a remarkable expansion. I’m honored to bring my commitment to service to this organization and the community as our next chapter empowers lives through inclusive learning, recreation and cultural exchange,” says Breanna Allen, Executive Director of the Tolson Center.
“The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is pleased to partner with the City of Elkhart and our local philanthropic community, including the 1st Source Foundation, to revitalize the Tolson Center and Park as an important community asset in South Central Elkhart,” says Pete McCown, Community Foundation of Elkhart County President. “We are also thankful for The Lilly Endowment’s significant investment in this project through Endowment’s GIFT VII initiative.”
1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $8.0 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 79 banking centers, 18 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, nine Trust and Wealth Advisory Services locations and 10 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 155 years, 1st Source has been committed to our mission of helping our clients achieve security, build wealth and realize their dreams. For more information, visit https://www.1stsource.com/.