David C. Gardner Community Fund


The David C. Gardner Community Fund was established in 2014 to support community projects and charitable causes in La Porte County.

Fund Story
Dave Gardner was a 1969 graduate of Chesterton High School, an aviation junkie, and a long time employee of United Airlines, until his sudden passing in 2012. He loved this area and visited La Porte County often.

With the current availability of the Lilly Endowment matching funds, his family saw an opportunity to honor his memory and provide a real service to deserving people and organizations in the area.

As his family shares: “Wherever you are, Dave, we know you approve.”

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or unity@uflc.net.

If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County
422 Franklin St, Suite C
Michigan City, IN 46360