Tina M. Patton, CSOP™, CISM®
Vice President and Director of Nonprofit & Foundation Engagement at Indiana Trust Wealth Management

On Tuesday evening, October 10th, the John Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute recognized South Bend native, Tina M. Patton, CSOP™, CISM®, Vice President and Director of Nonprofit & Foundation Engagement at Indiana Trust Wealth Management, as a distinguished member of its 2023 graduating class. The Institute, which identifies and develops transformational philanthropic leaders across the State of Indiana, offers a continuing education experience for board and executive roles at foundations, corporations, and social impact organizations. 

The third cohort of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute comprises 23 individuals from seven different counties in Indiana. Ms. Patton's participation in this program is a testament to her dedication to advancing her expertise in the field of philanthropy. Ms. Patton joins a select group of professionals who have completed the rigorous training offered by the institute. Ms. Patton has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to fostering positive change and making lasting, positive impacts on the nonprofit sector, while her graduation from the Mutz Institute further solidifies her standing as a community leader.

Of the experience, Ms. Patton states, “The Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute provided an invaluable opportunity to learn from well-respected philanthropic experts in our region, enhancing my understanding of philanthropy and empowering all of us to make a more significant impact in our communities.”

As Vice President and Director of Nonprofit & Foundation Engagement at Indiana Trust Wealth Management, Ms. Patton plays a pivotal role in assisting not-for-profit organizations, charitable trusts, and foundations by providing wealth management services that take into account the unique needs of the nonprofit community. Tina is also a member of the Indiana Trust Women's Advisory Group, which focuses on wealth management issues unique to women in the present, ever-changing financial environment – including the rise of women in philanthropy.

Inducted into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame in November of 2019 and an alumna of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka, Patton currently serves as Chair of the Ivy Tech Community College Regional Board of Trustees (South Bend and Elkhart campuses) and as a board member of the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County.  In a public ceremony at the South Bend Courthouse in April of 2022, Tina was named the YWCA North Central Indiana's 2022 Sojourner Truth Award recipient, which recognizes individuals who live the YWCA mission by working to eliminate racism while promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people.

David R. Kibbe, JD, President & CEO at Indiana Trust Wealth Management states, "Tina’s graduation from the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute is a testament to her commitment to the philanthropic sector and reflects her efforts to positively impact the charitable organizations and communities she serves. Congratulations to Tina, as well as each of her fellow graduates.”

For more information about Tina M. Patton and Indiana Trust Wealth Management, visit www.IndTrust.com

Pictured are 2023 Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute graduates and mentors: Front row, left to right are Crista Carlino, Director of Development & Communications, RecycleForce; Falicia Brewer, President & Philanthropic Advisor, Brewer & Associates; Bridget Sutton, Director of Development, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum; Travis Tester, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Foster Success; John M. Mutz, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance founding member, former president of Lilly Endowment Inc., former Lt. Governor of Indiana and corporate CEO; Holly Davis, Vice President, External Relations, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, and program facilitator for Mutz Philanthropic Institute; Bethany Watson, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Gleaners Food Bank; Shannon Walker, VP of Marketing & Operations, Unity Foundation of La Porte County; Leeann Wright, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Pulaski County; and Allissa Impink, Director of Family Philanthropy, Central Indiana Community Foundation. Middle row, left to right are Allen McClendon, Community Affairs Director, OneAmerica Foundation; Faith Van Gilder, Chief Development Officer, Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana; Elise Erikson Barrett, Student of Philanthropy; Kara Fulmer, Director of Planning Giving & Grants, The Honeywell Foundation; Sarah Stone, Communications Director, The Putnam County Community Foundation; Alexandra Pflug, Executive Director, Fayette County Community Foundation; and Julia Kaercher, Executive Director, Merchants Foundation. Back row, left to right are Emerald Blankenship, VP of Programs, Community Foundation of Howard County; Brian Johnson, Director of Development, Fulton County Community Foundation; Mandy Drakeford, Program Officer, AWS Foundation; Crystal Gunther, VP of Community Philanthropy, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana; Stephanie Wagner, Community Development Liaison, Johnson County Community Foundation; and Tina M. Patton, CSOP™, CISM®, Vice President and Director of Nonprofit & Foundation Engagement at Indiana Trust Wealth Management.  Graduates not pictured are Mary Tyndall, Communications & Food Programs Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, and Keylee Wright, Executive Director, Kendrick Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute.)

About Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute

The John Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute identifies and develops transformational philanthropic leaders in Indiana. This cohort-based program provides a continuing education experience that prepares future leaders for board and executive roles at foundations and corporations serving communities across Indiana. 

Find out more at https://www.inphilanthropy.org/MutzInstitute

About Indiana Trust Wealth Management

Chartered in 1988 as the first independent trust company in the state of Indiana, and now with more than $2 billion in assets under management, Indiana Trust is deeply committed to the communities it serves. Advising clients and their families nationwide, Indiana Trust is dedicated to increasing financial security by providing superior, ethical, and unbiased wealth management and advisory solutions – delivering legacies built on trust.

Indiana Trust offers comprehensive wealth management strategies for individual and family wealth, business retirement plans, charitable organizations, foundations, and endowments – delivered with the fiduciary standard of care, a multigenerational commitment, and excellence in stewardship. The company is majority employee-owned and has offices in Mishawaka, Elkhart, and Muncie.

Find out more at www.IndTrust.com.


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