Fund Story

Mitch and Karyl Feikes have spent their entire lives in La Porte, Indiana. They established the Mitch and Karyl Feikes Family Foundation to continue giving back to the community and the world. The objective is to strengthen the organizations that have been most formative in their lives.

Karyl Feikes’ public experience includes nine years as Councilwoman on the La Porte City Council. She is Chairperson of the La Porte Traffic Commission, a member of the Finance Committee, on the La Porte Redevelopment Corporation Board, and the Park Board Liaison. Karyl volunteers with the Civic Auditorium, Lakefest, and the Downtown Holiday Commission. She is the office manager for Mitch Feikes Builders, Inc. and Sagamore Leasing, LLC.

Mitch Feikes is a Builder/Developer in La Porte. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer building primary schools on the equator in Gabon, West Africa. He served nineteen years on the Board of the La Porte Community School Corporation. Mitch is an Active Rotarian and a twelve-year member of the La Porte Park Board, currently serving as President. He has also been involved in many other organizations benefiting the community. Like Karyl, Mitch volunteers his time to promote local events.

Mitch and Karyl are proud of their four successful children. William, a Purdue graduate, is Vice President of Mitch Feikes Builders Inc. and runs the day-to-day operations. Allison, a Johns Hopkins graduate, is a Partner and Founder of AZ-DC Consulting. Abby, a Syracuse graduate, is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte in Washington, DC. Tyler is an Associate with Mitch Feikes Builders, Inc. and Finish Carpenter for the company.

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