New Legacy Fund president to take helm April 13


Tom Killian, Jr. has been selected as the next president of Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County community foundation and Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate.


Previously, Killian served as the executive director of the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation in Central Indiana and has worked with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. In his new role he will lead efforts to encourage major gifts and contributions for Hamilton County and spearhead the foundation’s community leadership.

“We are pleased to have Tom lead Legacy Fund,” stated Ann O’Hara, Legacy Fund board chair, in a press release. “With his background and skills in the development arena, we believe Tom will grow Legacy Fund and create innovative ways for Legacy Fund to continue its work serving the Hamilton County community.”

Killian has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University, a master’s degree from Indiana University and an executive certificate from the University of Notre Dame. He is involved in the Council for Advancement, Support of Education and American Society for Quality and serves on the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis board of directors.

Shanna Young will also join Legacy Fund as its new coordinator and assistant to Kilian. Young and Kilian will start their new roles on April 13.

Killian will replace Terry Anker, who served as president for six years. Anker will return to the private sector.