Brad Little, president of Legacy Fund, Hamilton County’s community foundation, has announced he will leave the foundation at the end of November to assume the positions of CEO and president of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation (ORLF), a newly created foundation located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Little joined Legacy Fund, Inc., an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, in 2007.
“I have been privileged to be associated with Legacy Fund for more than three years of remarkable growth, board energy and community engagement,” said Little. “My new position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an organization from the ground up and I am excited to lead this new foundation through a strategic planning process, and help it have a lasting impact on the community. Legacy Fund gave me valuable experience in these areas,” Little said.
“Brad immediately hit the ground running as president of Legacy Fund,” said Brian Payne, president of The Indianapolis Foundation and Central Indiana Community Foundation. “Under his leadership we have grown the foundation from $25 million to almost $40 million and raised nearly $28 million in one of the worst economies of our lifetime. He has a tremendous opportunity in front of him and will be sorely missed at CICF and in Hamilton County.”
The Legacy Fund board and CICF have assembled a search committee to fill Little’s position. Brian Payne, president of CICF and The Indianapolis Foundation will also lead the Legacy Fund on an interim basis.