Beth Theile, Marketing Director & Co-Owner of T.I.S. Group, "has proved to be an indefatigable, committed, creative, and selfless advocate for improving the lives of people who call Monroe County home," said nominator, Tina Peterson.
Beth has a long history with the Community Foundation, starting with the philanthropic legacy of her parents, Ray and Marcie Tichenor. Beth has advised on more than $150,000 in grants that were made from the family's T.l.S., lnc. Fund, benefitting a long list of essential Monroe County nonprofits. Additionally, Beth and her husband, Kevin, have continued their own family philanthropy through their Theile Family Fund at the Foundation, which allows them to make grants each year to local nonprofits.
Beth also has been a tremendous advocate for early childhood education. She and Kevin helped lead an effort to raise $1 million in sustaining funding for the Thrive by Five campaign for early childhood education. She brought her creativity to our efforts to create a permanent endowment to give our most vulnerable children access to quality pre-K. Beth created an engaging Thrive by Five themed event at Scholars KEEP, with compelling stories that captured the hearts of the guests. Because of Beth's hard work, 80% of the guests made a contribution and one guest was so inspired that she became one of our "Early Learning Heroes" in the Thrive by Five Giving Day five months later. Thanks to Beth, the Community Foundation achieved its $1 million endowment goal, ensuring that every year Monroe County children have access to quality early learning and the right start to school and life.
"Beth’s passion for any project, position, or interest is one that is both inspiring and humbling. She is motivated by a genuine interest in community development as well as supporting local programming," said nominator, Michelle Marcella.
"To say that Beth is a tireless advocate of Bloomington would be a disservice to who she is and all that she does. From her various volunteer efforts around town, to her leadership at TIS, to her volunteer work in the schools, Beth is an absolute “go-to” for so many people. What makes Beth so special is that all of this work is done with grace, humility and as an absolute model for how others can serve. She is a treasure," said nominator, Joe Doyle.
Beth regularly volunteers for Sounds of South and has several jobs that she does there. She is also an active parent with the dance team helping to coordinate all of their activities. And, in her free time she has been a regular member of BHSS post-prom parent committee making sure that all students have a safe and fun event to attend after prom.
Congratulations, Beth, on becoming a 2021 Women Excel Bloomington Honoree!
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