Stout joins GCF as program manager

The Greene County Foundation recently welcomed a new program manager.

Katie Stout took over for former program manager Brandon Sparks.

The Greene County Foundation helps donors support causes important to them through the creation of endowments.

Stout, of Jasonville, is a 2002 Shakamak High School graduate. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a major of graphic design and interactive media design. She said she comes to the Foundation after seven years as a stay-at-home-mom.

She heard about the opening of the recently-filled executive director positions, which guided her to apply for a spot at the Foundation.

“When I heard about the executive position opening, I thought working with the Greene County Foundation would be really great. It would be a way for me to, in some small way, help our community. I decided if I’m ready to stop being a stay at home mom, this would be a great job to get into,” Stout said.

Serving as the program manager will allow Stout to work closely with local youth.

“One of the first things I’m going to be doing is working on the Lilly Scholarship,” she said.

Stout said she is excited to be a part of the Greene County Foundation Team with Executive Director Sherri Knieriem and Financial Director Suzanne Jackson.

“I am looking forward to being able to help out in any way I can. I am hoping we can get more information about the Foundation out into the community. Before I got this job, I didn’t know much about the Foundation and I didn’t know how much the Foundation could help around Greene County. I’m hoping I can help spread the word about what we do here,” Stout said.

As a Jasonville resident, she has witnessed first-hand what the Foundation can do.

“The Foundation recently a grant for the storm siren in Jasonville. This is one of may ways the Foundation can help communities grow, and it is a wonderful thing,” Stout said.

The Greene County Foundation exists for charitable individuals to leave a lasting legacy to the community they love. Through the establishment of endowments, donors can forever support the causes important to them. The Greene County Foundation holds over $10 million in assets and has had a charitable impact in every school, library, and community in Greene County. The Foundation annually awards nearly $400,000 in grants through fund payouts, competitive grants, and student scholarships. For more information, visit or call (812) 659-3142.