CICF News / 2012 / July / News Post
July 17, 2012
The Legacy of Charley Kirk

Born in Indianapolis on June 25, 1961, Charley Kirk was truly a product of the city and community. He attended Orchard Country Day School, graduated from North Central High School, and after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, he graduated summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.

An avid cyclist and sailor, he lived a storybook life with his wife, Carrie, two young sons, William and George and English Springer spaniels, Chief and Rumpole, in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood.

Not long after Charley’s sudden death in 2009, Carrie Kirk approached Central Indiana Community Foundation looking for a way to keep Charley’s presence in the community – and his sons’ lives – alive.

Watch the video to see how they did it.


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