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Ellen Mock of the Honeywell announces retirement

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Following 20 years of dedicated service with The Honeywell Foundation, corporate relations manager Ellen Mock announced her retirement, set for Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Mock began working for the Foundation on January 2, 2001 as development officer to build and strengthen donor relationships during the years. Mock 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 have been an honor and a privilege,” Mock 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.”

Mock shared her plans 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, Mock served as a Wabash Kiwanian from 2005-2020, held the position as membership chairperson from 2011-2020, and was named Kiwanian of the Year with the Wabash Kiwanis Club in 2012. Mock also enjoyed her time as part of Wabash Musicale, Tuxedo Junction, and serving as a leader of the Cole Porter Festival in Peru. Over the years, Mock 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. Mock is a past recipient of the Miami County Woman of the Year Award and is active in the Richard Quigley Memorial Jazz Festival in Peru. Mock is also heavily involved with her church, St. John’s Lutheran in Peru, specifically the church choir.

“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.

The Honeywell Foundation will provide a virtual guestbook retirement event for Ellen via The Honeywell Foundation’s Facebook page from Thursday, December 3 to Wednesday, December 23. The Foundation encourages guests to leave comments, photos, and well wishes for Ellen in the Event Discussion for Ellen to read through as she closes her chapter with the Foundation. Sign Ellen’s Virtual Guestbook via The Honeywell Foundation Facebook page: Bit.ly/EllensRetirement.