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Posted on: January 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. names April Williams as new Executive Director


Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. names April Williams as new Executive Director  

Local nonprofit leads the state in supporting county parks while naming its new leader and its 2022 fundraising events.

One of Indiana’s largest supporters of its county's parks, The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc., (FHCPI) announced the hiring of April Williams, formerly with Trilogy Health Care Services and the Columbus Park Foundation, as its new executive director beginning January 18th, 2022. Williams also comes to the nonprofit from several entrepreneurial business and professional consultant endeavors.

Williams will work with the foundation board and its volunteers to secure new donors, establish a larger funding base, build community recognition, provide marketing strategy, and forge new partnerships for several key FHCPI fundraisers, including April Sensation and Posh Picnic, events staged in cooperation with the Coxhall Guild, as well as the popular On Par for Parks annual golf outing, scheduled to take place once again at the prestigious Crooked Stick Golf Course.  Dates and details related to these and other FHCPI special events can be found on the foundation’s web site at

Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 2006 and is led by its board president, Bruce Snyder, The Snyder Financial Group, LLC, Carmel, Indiana. When asked about Williams' recent hire, Snyder stated "April brings to the organization a fine balance of marketing savvy, philanthropic experience, and a bevy of unique personal and professional experiences that will ensure that The Friends will navigate the new challenges facing many nonprofits in 2022 and beyond."

Ms. Williams added, "I am delighted to be returning to the philanthropic community and especially to the parks.  I know that the Hamilton County community is where I can lend my new business, marketing, resource development, and fundraising expertise, with the goal of building new opportunities for county residents and park stakeholders."

Williams will be replacing interim Executive Director Thomas E. McLean, who served in that capacity since last year.  McLean will rejoin the board on which he served prior.

To learn more about Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. and how you or your organization can support the foundation’s worthwhile mission, visit

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