The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Noble County is honored to announce that the estate of Nancy L. Kelty recently completed a bequest to the community foundation. In 2014, Nancy Kelty established the Pat and Nancy L. Kelty Fund at CFNC in memory of her husband, Pat. The Pat and Nancy L. Kelty Fund is an unrestricted fund that supports grant making in Noble County. Nancy also became a member of CFNC’s Noble Legacy Society at that time.
Community involvement was high priority for Pat and Nancy. They were both on the Sylvan Lake Improvement Association and very involved in the Saint Gaspar del Bufalo Catholic Church. Pat was a member of the Kendallville Elks Lodge and made annual appearances around the community as Santa Claus. Pat and Nancy’s nephew, Tim Kelty, remembers “every year for more than 20 years, Nancy would drive Pat aka Santa Claus to visit many homes to hand out presents and spread Christmas cheer.” Tim also says that his aunt and uncle had a definite impact on his commitment to public service.
Noble County always held a special place in Pat and Nancy’s heart. Their niece, Maria Kelty Candelaria, shared, “There was no place more dear to my Uncle Pat and Aunt Nancy’s heart than Noble County.” Maria goes on to say that by donating to the Community Foundation of Noble County they knew they would be doing the most good for the most people. Tim adds, “Community was important to them and they wanted to make an impact locally.”
The mission of CFNC is to improve the quality of life in Noble County. Due to the generosity of Pat and Nancy Kelty, our ability to impact our community has increased greatly. Their legacy of giving will go on forever.
The Noble Legacy Society recognizes those donors who have invested in the future of our community by naming CFNC as a beneficiary of their estate plans or by adding to one of our existing funds within the community foundation. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Noble Legacy Society member, please contact Brad Graden at the Community Foundation of Noble County at 260-894-3335.