Mr. Justin Endres: New Albany’s Home Run
Photo by Ralph Homan
When Justin Endres lived in the Windy City for a brief stint, he was a stone’s throw away from the mecca of the baseball world: Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Now, while it’s a stretch from his Wrigleyville past, Justin is still playing a large role with youth athletics in our community.
Working as the long-time President of New Albany Little League, Endres helped oversee the new baseball and softball complex in Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park behind Northside Church in New Albany. He also started the New Albany Track Club, which is a running group with 600+ kids involved each year.
But while Justin is known locally for his community service record, his professional resume at Young, Lind, Endres & Kraft (YLEK) is equally as impressive. After joining the firm in 2009, he has focused a large part of his civil practice on estate planning, real estate, and litigation. He has also participated in multiple cases before the US Supreme Court during his career.
Since 1968, YLEK has been serving residents of Clark and Floyd Counties. During that time, the practice has become a trusted community partner who serves the individual needs of their clients.
“I’ve grown up in this area. My kids have enjoyed this area,” Endres said. “There are a lot of really fun and interesting people around here. It’s always rewarding to help solve problems and connect the right people and the right places. We work hard, and we’ve enjoyed being part of this community. I think that helps to have that connection with your clients – that you know what they’re doing and a little bit about them.”
Justin recommends the Foundation to his charitable clients because they are “professional and know what they are doing.” He says the Foundation understands the goals of his clients and what they want to do, simply because they’ve done it before – for 30 years and counting.
“The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana provides a stable and known place for planning for the future,” Endres said. “Smaller endowments, larger endowments, or people wanting to have their gift last for generations, the Foundation provides that ease and knowledge base right here in the community to help people achieve their charitable goals.”
This profile was featured in the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s 2021 Annual Report.