The success of The Fuller Center of Central Indiana is the result of the contributions of hundreds of volunteers and supporters. But no two people have been more dedicated to the Fuller Center’s work than Chuck Vogt and Ron Fisher, both current board members and past presidents.
For their volunteer efforts through the years, Vogt and Fisher each has been honored with Distinguished Hoosier awards by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
“I can think of no two individuals who are more deserving of being honored as a Distinguished Hoosier by Gov. Mike Pence than Chuck Vogt and Ron Fisher,” said Jeff Cardwell, Executive Director of Indiana’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who honored the two men on Wednesday. “They are both great leaders who have had a positive impact on the lives of many Hoosiers, leading by example with a Servant’s Heart.”
“The work of The Fuller Center for Housing in Indianapolis has been inspiring,” said Fuller Center President David Snell, who has witnessed their leadership first-hand on many occasions, including during the 2010 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, which launched their transformation of Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood from a crime-ridden, blight-filled area to a now-thriving neighborhood of choice for families. “Their consistent, dedicated efforts have been transformative in the neighborhoods where they work — especially on and around St. Paul Street in Fountain Square.
“Much of the credit goes to the tireless leadership of men like Chuck Vogt and Ron Fisher,” Snell added. “It is most appropriate for them to be honored by Gov. Pence with the Distinguished Hoosier award. Both are too modest to claim credit for the good work that’s been done in Indy, but it wouldn’t have happened without their demonstrated commitment to the dream that every child should have a decent place to call home.”
The Distinguished Hoosier award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellent service or voluntary contributions in the community.
Residents of the Fountain Square neighborhood talk about how The Fuller Center transformed their community: