JCCF promotes Kim Kasting to president and CEO

Published: July 19, 2023 by Johnson County Community Foundation

The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF), a nonprofit serving Johnson County, has promoted Kim Kasting to president and chief executive officer.

“The opportunity to hire a candidate with a legacy of service and commitment to JCCF made Kim Kasting the perfect choice to become JCCF’s next president & CEO. With this transition the Board of Directors preserves not only continuity in the Foundation’s direction but also the integrity and reputation for service to the Johnson County,” said Steve Spencer, JCCF board chair.

Kasting currently serves as the Foundation’s VP of development and previously served as director of grants and scholarships. During Kasting’s tenure, she has help lead JCCF from $11 million to $40 million in assets. Additionally, she developed and executed JCCF’s first 24 hour Giving Day that netted support more than $270,000 for local nonprofits. Kasting successfully led, cultivated and managed Lilly Endowment Gift VI & Gift VII Matching/Leadership Grants totaling $2.5 million which resulted in 50% increase in JCCF’s unrestricted grantmaking and a $500k large scale impact award to launch Indiana’s first Employer Resource Network®.

“I am confident that the skills I have gained in my time at JCCF, as well as my passion for the work being done here and my love for Johnson County make me the ideal fit for the position,” said Kasting.

Former JCCF President & CEO Gail Richards is retiring after serving for JCCF for 15 years. Richards will continue to serve as director of special projects until March 2024. In March 2023, Richards informed the Foundation’s board of directors of her plans to retire.

The Johnson County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1991 to serve donors, award grants and provide leadership to improve Johnson County forever. Learn more at

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