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Wishing Ellen Mock a Happy Retirement

Ellen dedicated 20 years of service to Honeywell Foundation donors, sponsors, volunteers, and so many others

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers

Following 20 years of dedicated service and cherished memories with The Honeywell Foundation, Corporate Relations Manager Ellen Mock announced her retirement which is set for Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.

Here’s a little background information on Ellen:

Ellen began working for the Foundation on Jan. 2, 2001 as Development Officer to build and strengthen donor relationships during the years. Ellen transitioned titles within The Honeywell Foundation to Corporate Relations Manager and grew the Foundation’s Corporate Giving program to support Honeywell’s additional properties and programs.

“My time at The Honeywell Foundation has allowed me to grow so much as an individual and being part of the fine work we do has been an honor and a privilege,” Ellen said. “It is going to be very difficult to say goodbye to wonderful donors who have kept the Foundation going for these past 20 years. The staff and leadership are phenomenal and to say I will miss the team is an understatement.”

Ellen is excited to play grandma as much as possible in her retirement and continue to volunteer at several organizations including The Honeywell Foundation.

“With great gratitude, The Honeywell Foundation recognizes Ellen for her many devoted years of passion for our mission, donors, guests, and community,” Honeywell Foundation CEO Tod Minnich said. “Ellen committed her strengths to forming relationships with as many people who walked through our doors as possible. Her kindness and generosity will be missed in the office, but we wish her all the best as she ventures into a happy retirement.”

In addition to her years with the Foundation, Ellen served as a Wabash Kiwanian from 2005-2020 and held the position as Membership Chairperson from 2011-2020. A couple of Ellen’s accolades Kiwanian of the Year with the Wabash Kiwanis Club in 2012 and receiving the Miami County Woman of the Year Award.

Over the years, Ellen was involved with the Women’s Business Council of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, the Cass County Chamber Growth & Development Committee, Miami County Chamber of Commerce, and Grow Wabash County.

If you know Ellen, you probably know that she has also enjoyed her time in Wabash Musicale, Tuxedo Junction, and serving as a leader of the Cole Porter Festival in Peru, Ind. Ellen is also active in the Richard Quigley Memorial Jazz Festival in Peru and heavily involved with her church, specifically the church choir, of St. John’s Lutheran in Peru.

“It’s hard to imagine the Honeywell Foundation without Ellen Mock. Her passion for the work of the Foundation shows in everything she does. In addition, her warmth and genuine kindness created relationships that will last well beyond her retirement,” Honeywell Foundation Chief Development Officer Cathy Gatchel said.

We invite you to join Ellen’s Virtual Guestbook Retirement event via The Honeywell Foundation’s Facebook page until Wednesday, Dec. 23. We’re encouraging guests to leave comments, photos, and well wishes for Ellen in the Event Discussion for her to read through as she closes her chapter with the Foundation.

Sign Ellen’s Virtual Guestbook via The Honeywell Foundation Facebook page:


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