Fund Story

Bill and Sara (Pugsley) Carlisle are lifetime residents of Michigan City and cared for many families through their ownership of Carlisle Funeral Home located at 613 Washington Street, founded in 1926 by Bill’s grandparents, Harley J. and Ida A. (Runkle) Carlisle. Sara and Bill married in 1961 and have 3 children, Robert, Mary and Elizabeth. It is their wish to support the community in a lasting way by establishing the Carlisle Advised Fund.

  • 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.