Please note: It is established Foundational policy that all correspondence (written or verbal) with Board Members on Ogle Foundation business or pending grants should be directed to the Ogle Foundation office only. All such correspondence or requests will be promptly forwarded to the intended person(s) as well as a record kept on file for audit purposes.
Robert W. Lanum, Chairman of the Foundation Board, has been a CPA and an attorney in the Southern Indiana area for over forty years. He began practicing law as a partner in the firm of Fifer, Vogt & Lanum. Since 1985, he has been a senior partner in the law firm of Stites & Harbison. Mr. Lanum was both Mr. Ogle's attorney and friend and continues to uphold Mr. Ogle's vision for the Foundation. Mr. Lanum is a lifetime member of the Board and resides in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Willis Charles, Vice-President of the Foundation Board, was Vice-President of Silgas, Inc. and later served as President of Shamrock Enterprises, Inc. until his retirement. Mr. Charles was not only an employee of Mr. Ogle's, but held as a close, personal friend. Mr. Charles is a lifetime member of the Board and resides in Greenville, Indiana.
Kevin Cecil, Secretary/Treasurer of the Foundation Board, he is the President & CEO of Your Community Bank since 2001. Mr. Cecil also serves on several other area boards, including the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, United Way – Southern Indiana Advisory Council, and the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the Professional of the Year award from One Southern Indiana in 2011.
Norman Pfau, Jr., Foundation Board Member, is President and CEO of Geo. Pfau's Sons Co., Inc. located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Mr. Pfau is an active member of the regional charitable community and joined the Board in 2002. Mr. Pfau resides in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
John Ragland, Foundation Board Member, is past CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bank One, Southern Indiana, NA. He served as President of the Southern Indiana Economic Development Council until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Ragland is very active in charitable work in the community and joined the Board in 2002. Mr. Ragland resides in Carmel, Indiana.
Cecile Blau, Foundation Board Member, is a former partner in the law firm of Stites & Harbison. Ms. Blau has served as the Supervising Judge for the Clark County Drug Treatment Center and as the Judge of the Clark County Superior Court No. 2. Ms. Blau is the newest member of the Foundation's Board, joining in 2008. Ms. Blau resides in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Kent W. Lanum, Foundation Board Member, was named to the Foundation's Board beginning in 2012 along with his new title as President & CEO of the Foundation. Mr. Lanum had known Paul Ogle while growing up through Pauls' association with his father as his attorney and in the later years during the Foundation's initial years. He has been with the Foundation as its first full-time employee since 2007. See staff description below for more details.
Roy Nett, Director Emeritus (2014). A CPA in Southern Indiana since the 1970's, he served as Mr. Ogle's accountant along with being a close friend of our founder. A originating member of the Ogle Foundation's Board of Directors, he served as its Secretary/Treasurer for most of the Foundation's history until 2014 when he moved into Emeritus status reserved exclusively for our founding Board members. Mr. Nett currently resides in Borden, Indiana.
OGLE FOUNDATION STAFF:
Kent W. Lanum, President & CEO, has been with the Ogle Foundation since 2007 in the role of Executive Directyor and named to his current position beginning in 2012.. He holds a BA in Economics from DePauw (1983) and both an MBA (1987) and a separate MA (2006) degree in Computer Resources & Information Management from Webster University.
He has been the President of the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana; Chairman of the Board for Leadership Southern Indiana from 2010-2012; Current Board Member for the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, One Southern Indiana (1si) Board of Directors and Velocity Indiana. He currently serves as an appointee of Indiana Governor Mike Pence on the Region 10 Works Council. In 2013, he was named Business Professional of the Year by 1si organization. Lastly, Kent was honored to be selected by the general Louisville Metro public in 2010, as one of of the 108 "Connectors" in the Kentuckiana Region by the Leadership Louisville Connector Project.
Mr. Lanum has lived his entire life in the Southern Indiana area and resides with his wife, Dalene, and their son Reagan William. As a note of interest, Dalene Lanum’s first job after high school was a job working for Mr. Ogle too!
Donna White Eswine, is the Foundation's Program Manager and was hired in the fall of 2009. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Indiana State University. She is a Member of Leadership Southern Indiana; Board Member for New Life Christian Missions in Kerala, India; Secretary, Franklin College Parent Council; Member, American Association of Notaries; Member, Kentuckiana Donors Forum; and an active member of Southeast Christian Church.
Mrs. Eswine has always lived in Southern Indiana. She currently lives in the Georgetown area with her husband of almost twenty-five years,, Vern Eswine. Their youngest daughter, Darian, is a junior majoring in English and Journalism, at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. The couple’s eldest daughter, Miriam Rosemary, died in January of 2006 after a two-year battle with children’s cancer.