Fund Story

Leigh and Marcia are long-time residents of La Porte County, and they’ve both been deeply involved with many aspects of community life. Marcia focused her volunteer and leadership efforts primarily on services that would enhance the quality of life for area residents. She is an ordained Elder and Deacon. Leigh was the CEO of La Porte Hospital for 21 years before being elected Mayor of La Porte. He served in many leadership roles at local, state and national organizations, including the Unity Foundation. Both Marcia and Leigh have been strong supporters of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.

They established the Leigh and Marcia Morris Donor Advised Fund to provide philanthropic support for La Porte County not-for-profit organizations and initiatives in three areas: arts and culture, environmental protection and preservation, and services for at risk children and women.

  • 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 3.5% per transaction. When donating online, we invite you to select the option 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
  • If you prefer to donate by check, our mailing address is 422 Franklin St, Suite C, Michigan City, IN 46360. Please include the fund name(s) you wish to donate to in the memo line.