Jaime Toppe, Executive Director

Family: I have been married to Jeremy for 19 years. We have a 13-year-old son, Lucas, and a 10-year-old son, Landon. We live in Lexington.

Education: A.A.S. in business administration from Ivy Tech State College, B.A. in sociology from Indiana University Southeast, and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from IUPUI. I am enrolled in the Master of Public Affairs program at Indiana University, but because I am a busy mom it will probably be many years before I get my degree!

Activities/memberships/hobbies: I served in the Indiana Army National Guard for over 12 years, including one year in Afghanistan. My husband serves full-time as a Chief Warrant Officer for the Indiana Army National Guard.

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, watching movies, family bike rides, traveling and spending time with family on the Tennessee River every summer. Our family is busy with our sons’ sports and community activities. We are members of Bethel Baptist Church in Leota. I am the Secretary for the Vienna-Finley Elementary School PTO.

I also enjoy many volunteer opportunities through work, including serving as a board member/Secretary of the Scott County Partnership, Governing Board member of Align Southern Indiana, and member of Guiding All Kids Advisory Council. I also enjoy volunteering in the schools for mock interviews, Reality Store, Career Clusters, bully prevention classes and other life skills.

What do you like about the Scott County Community Foundation?

The quote, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” is so true! What’s not to love about the Community Foundation? We think long-term, past not what just affects us today, but will affect our children and grandchildren tomorrow. I love being a part of our programs that affect youth, such as our Youth Grantmaking Council and Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Both my sons have been impacted by these programs, with my oldest son now a member of the YGC and learning about philanthropy. We have a great small community and so many people who are committed to making it a great place to live, and I’m thankful to be a part of that.

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