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Honeywell Foundation announces Committee of 30

Statement, verbatim, as issued Monday by the Honeywell Foundation

WABASH, Ind. – The Honeywell Foundation recently announced the formation of a group that will help the organization meet its future needs while maintaining its high-level of quality arts, entertainment and educational opportunities in the region.

The group – called The Committee of Thirty – is a band of individuals who understand the significant value The Honeywell Foundation holds for Wabash and surrounding areas. The name Committee of Thirty springs from the Committee of 100 which was created in Miami by Mark C. Honeywell and others in 1926. Mr. Honeywell joined Harvey Firestone, Carl G. Fisher, John Kellogg and others to advance philanthropic causes in the Miami. C100, an outgrowth of the original organization, continues to serve Miami today.

“The Honeywell Foundation was founded through the vision and generosity of Mr. Honeywell more than seventy years ago, and his legacy to community is radiated by the members of The Committee of Thirty,” said Parker Beauchamp, committee chair. “Given the prominent level of the foundation’s influence in Wabash, it is our responsibility to be encouraging conversations and financial investments that can benefit the organization for years to come.”

With the formation of this group, The Honeywell Foundation has tapped into a body of community leaders who will continue to provide valuable guidance and support to future organization activities.

“The Committee of Thirty was designed specifically with the goal of positively impacting the foundation for forthcoming generations,” said Dave Haist, committee member. “Through the generous commitment of the group’s members, we can ensure that the types of experiences Mr. Honeywell set out to create for Wabash residents roughly seven decades ago are available for many more years.”

Annually, the Honeywell Foundation serves roughly 250,000 through its programs and services. Of particular note is the Educational Outreach Program which provides school children free access to artistic opportunities that enhance curriculum standards.

“It is truly a remarkable organization, and we hope our service and support can be of real benefit,” Beauchamp said.

For more information about The Committee of 30, please contact Parker Beauchamp at (317) 690-1993, or prkrbchm@gmail.com.

The Honeywell Center is north central Indiana’s premier arts and entertainment facility with more than 3,000 events and 150,000 visitors annually. Concerts, conferences, charity galas, art exhibits, and educational outreach programs are among the diverse events at the Honeywell Center. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Center is located at 275 W. Market Street in Wabash, Ind., 46992. For a complete program listing, visit the Honeywell Center Web site at www.honeywellcenter.org or call 260.563.1102.

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