Rick & Nancie Poorman Fund
The Poormans are native-born Marionites. Rick is alum of Marion Technical College and has worked in materials organization at Whirlpool for more than 35 years. Nancie is retired from Kable Fulfillment after a 28-year career and five years with the Marion Family YMCA.
The couple, who say they had been aware of Marion Community Foundation for some time, decided in 2015 that it was time to give back to the community they and their families have always called home. Believing that the Foundation was a good steward and vibrant community partner, they created their funds to see Marion prosper and to help others enjoy it.
Created by its namesakes, Rick and Nancie Poorman, this fund is an example of maximizing one’s options. Not only did the Poormans utilize a gift of stock to create their fund, they applied to the matching gift program at Whirlpool Corporation, where Rick works, and leveraged this option to double their fund’s principal. Unique combinations such as this demonstrate the types of planned giving options available at Marion Community Foundation.
At the same time, Rick and Nancie created a designated fund to support the Marion Palace Theatre, named the Poorman Palace Theatre Fund. Like this unrestricted fund, it was created with a gift of stock and a matching gift from Rick’s employer, Whirlpool Corporation.