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Barbara Olenyik Morrow

Barbara Olenyik Morrow received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Indiana University. She worked for newspapers for twelve years and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing. The author of six books for children and adults, Barbara loves history and much of her work highlights aspects of Hoosier history. Since moving to DeKalb County in 1979, Barbara has served on and chaired numerous school, church and community committees. She currently is a member of the Eckhart Public Library Board of Trustees.

Now in her fifth year as a Community Foundation board member, Barbara welcomes the opportunity to promote the foundation’s mission, and she enjoys sharing stories of how donors’ gifts collectively impact – and significantly improve – our community’s quality of life.

Barbara and her husband Douglas, a local optometrist, have four adult sons and three grandchildren.