Bob and Deena Kleehamer
Supporting a Community They Love
Bob and Deena Kleehamer are as Southern Indiana as anyone. They are staples of the community who were born here, worked here, made a life and started a family here. This is a community they love and have helped develop through their time, leadership and generosity.
Fueled by advice Bob’s mother gave him at a young age, Bob and Deena have led a life of service. Bob said, “My mother told me that while we may not have a lot of money to help others in need, we do have time.”
Over the years Bob and Deena have been involved with organizations like Metro United Way, Harvest Homecoming, YMCA, Indiana University Southeast, Floyd Memorial Hospital, Kiwanis, Arts Council of Southern, Hope Southern Indiana, One Southern Indiana, Bellarmine University, Our Lady of Providence High School, New Albany Floyd County Education Foundation, New Albany Floyd County School Building Corp., Ivy Tech, American Cancer Society, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America – just to name a few.
Having given so much time and energy to their philanthropic passions over the years, Bob and Deena turned to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana to see if they could simplify their giving in a meaningful and still impactful way.
Bob said, “I have been involved with the Community Foundation for years and was aware of all the good they did in our community. But what I didn’t realize was how easy it could be to do our own charitable giving through the Foundation. Each year we are able set a charitable budget and predesignate each of our contributions while the Community Foundation takes care of all the work.”
Like many of our fundholders, Bob and Deena were able to partner with CFSI to establish a fund that has simplified their giving. Annually, their fund supports the causes they care most about while continuing a family legacy of giving back to the community they love.