INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mr. Terry W. Anker has been named as the next president of the Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Anker accepted the position following an extensive search that began shortly after former president Brad Little resigned in December 2010.
The chairman of The Anker Consulting Group, Inc., Anker is also active in advancing the strategic direction and financial well being of local not-for-profits, including serving on the boards for Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, the Indiana Humanities Council, the Entrepreneurship Advancement Council, Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences, Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, and Woodstock Club. He has also served in volunteer leadership roles for the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Beacon Society of Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, the Private Industry Council of Indiana and Prevent Blindness Indiana.
A native of White County, Indiana, Anker has served as an advisor and owner in several small business concerns including the retail, wholesale distribution and service industries as well as the public sector. His business interests include CrossConfirm; Flat 12 Bierwerks, LLC; RWS Financial; Moody Meats, and Current Publishing, LLC, which publishes weekly newspapers in Carmel, Westfield, Fishers and Noblesville as well as The Carmel Business Leader. Anker earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Speech Communication from Indiana University in Bloomington as well as a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the School of Law in Bloomington.
“Terry and I met in 1994, and I have come to value his strategic perspective for pursuing the initiatives we believe are critical to transforming central Indiana, while also pursuing the support we need to meet them,” said Brian Payne, president and CEO of Central Indiana Community Foundation. “His entrepreneurial skills will be very valuable to Legacy Fund’s ongoing development efforts.”
“Our focus for the next Legacy Fund president included someone with deep contacts within Hamilton County’s business community, an understanding of central Indiana’s not-for-profits and the region’s pressing needs,” said Larry Sablosky, Legacy Fund board chair. “Terry certainly meets all of those, and brings meaningful leadership experience with him, too.”
According to Payne, Anker will be responsible for growing Legacy Fund from $40 million to $75 million in assets by 2013. Anker replaces former president Brad Little, who resigned from Legacy Fund to head a private foundation based in Iowa.