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Steven A. Gilliland, CEO & President

Steve graduated from English High School in May 1973.  He retired as a Master Chief Submarine Sonor Technician and Acoustic Intelligence Specialist after a twenty-year career in the US Navy (submarine service).  He held assignments in Connecticut, Key West, San Diego, Pearl Harbor, and Washington, DC.

He became the founding Executive Director of the Crawford County Youth Service Bureau and Alternative School in Marengo, Indiana in December 1993.  He served on the Indiana Youth Services Association Board of Directors from 1999-2001, the latter year as president.  In 1998, he was on the steering committee and then a founding board member of the Community Foundation of Crawford County.  He also served on the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance board of directors and is currently serving on their Public Policy Committee.

Steve was hired as the first Executive Director of the Harrison County Community Foundation in March 1999.  His current title is President & CEO.  He oversees a staff of five who work in grants, scholarships, finance, fundraising, and marketing.

Steve does not serve on local boards to avoid conflict-of-interest situations; however, he is often seen at many not-for-profit and local government meetings to keep the board informed on current projects and events.

You may contact Steve at

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Heather Stafford, Director of Programs

Heather joined the HCCF in November 2013 as the Director of Programs and is responsible for managing and administering the scholarship programs, is a steering team member of the Harrison County College Success Coalition and also facilitates the Harrison County Youth Philanthropy Council. She is a graduate of Meade County High School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University.

Previously, Heather was employed by Blue River Services as the agency’s Program Development Coordinator and grant writer. Before that, Heather dedicated over ten years of her time, working with at-risk youth. She worked as a classroom counselor at Maryhurst, Inc. which focuses on teaching and re-socializing children who have been severely traumatized by abuse.  Previous to working at Maryhurst, Heather worked as an Academic Instructor for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox, KY. As an Academic Instructor she taught Credit Recovery and GED classes along with Life Coping skills to youth in a military boot-camp setting. She has served as the Vice President of the Kentucky Youth Empowerment System Grant Committee as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Helping Overcome Tobacco initiative.

Heather currently resides in Brandenburg, KY with her husband and three beautiful daughters.  In her free time, she enjoys running, cheering for her daughters’ softball and track teams, and playing with her overly spoiled dogs.

You may contact Heather at .


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Anna Curts, Grants Manager

Anna Curts joined the HCCF staff May 2009 as the administrative assistant.  She quickly assumed the Marketing role and assisted with the grant process.  In June 2012, Anna took on a new role as Grants Manager.  She is responsible for the grants management and is available to assist with grant applications.  Anna resides in Corydon where she grew up, and lives in her childhood home, with her husband, Joe.

You may contact Anna at


Derrick Grigsby, Chief Financial Officer

Derrick Grigsby joined the HCCF staff as a Finance Administrator in September 2011.  He graduated in 2010 from the University of Indianapolis with a major in Accounting and has recently been accepted into the acclaimed MBA program at Indiana University Southeast.  Derrick is responsible for the financial activities of the Foundation and assists the President & CEO in donor relations and compliance matters.  He resides in Palmyra.

You may contact Derrick at

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Kim Harmon, Director of Development

Kim Harmon joined the HCCF staff in May 2012 as the Director of Development.  She is responsible for donor relations and asset development.  Kim is a graduate of North Harrison High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Southeast.  She worked at Bridgepointe Goodwill Industries, and The de Paul School in Louisville as Director of Development.  Kim decided it was time to continue her service working with donors in her home county.

Kim’s email is

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Sarah Travis, Administrative Assistant

Sarah Travis joined the HCCF staff in May 2012 as the Administrative Assistant.  She worked as the Executive Assistant at the Community Foundation of Crawford County until 2005.  Sarah manages our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library children’s database and is responsible for booking of the HCCF Conference Room.  She also assists the HCCF President & CEO and Staff in all aspects of Foundation work.

Sarah’s email is