“There are many things I enjoy about working at the Community Foundation – seeing the difference the Community Foundation makes in the community through the nonprofit organizations we support, the transformational impact of scholarship awards on students who likely wouldn’t have the opportunity to attend college, the families we have the privilege of helping with their legacies, and the Community Foundation staff – we truly have the very best people on the Foundation team.” – Heidi Ludwig, Chief Operating Officer
Heidi Ludwig, Chief Operating Officer, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in 1998. She is responsible for effectively managing the Community Foundation’s infrastructure, processes, and resources. She is an alumnus of Ball State University Miller College of Business and has nearly 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, human resources, IT, and operations in the nonprofit sector.
She believes in helping people to make positive changes in their lives and dedicates her time and talent to Common Grace Ministries, where she serves as board chair. She is a lifelong resident of Avilla, Indiana where she resides with her husband Rick. They are proud parents to Ryan Ludwig and Lexi (Nathan) Thomas.
In her spare time, she loves to experience nature. She likes walking her rescue dog, Diva, and spending time in her flower gardens. Heidi also enjoys music and live concerts, especially country music.