33 State St. Suite 344 | New Albany, Indiana 47150
phone (812) 945-4332 | fax (812) 945-4334
e-mail staff@horseshoefoundation.org


Horseshoe Foundation Executive Director, Jerry Finn

As Executive Director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Jerry is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization.

A father of four, Jerry is a national trainer, author, and consultant. He and his wife Jill live in Starlight, Indiana, where he maintains his office as president of JKF Consulting, Inc. He is a regular columnist for Top Music Countdown of Cornerstone Media, Inc. His published works include Building Youth Ministry in The Parish by St. Mary's Press, Morality and Decisions Leaders Guide, by Silver Burdett Ginn. Jerry is also a contributing author to The Asset Builders Guide for Youth Leadership, by Search Institute and Youth As Philanthropists by CPY, Inc. along with articles in various national publications. He is a program consultant for the statewide Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana.

Finn has two undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and a Masters in Theological Studies degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology. 

Finn serves as President of the New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation and is Vice-president of Keep New Albany Clean and Green.  He serves on the Governor’s Bi-State Bridge Authority for Louisville and Indiana, is a member of the Board of One Southern Indiana, Rotary Club of New Albany, and is a committee member with Develop New Albany.  He is involved with the Regional Economic Coalition of Southern Indiana, the Grantmakers of Southeastern Indiana, the Friends of the Town Clock Church, and the 21st Century Scholars collaboration.

Horseshoe Foundation Program Director, Rose Schilmiller

As Program Director of the Horseshoe Foundation, Rose’s responsibility is to assist with the management and administration of the work of the Foundation; in particular the scholarship and grant-making programs, support the work of the Board, Grants and Investment Committees, and manage the administration of the Foundation office.

Rose grew up in Floyd County (FCHS-2000) and has fundraising experience from the Ball State University. She has a History Degree with a Management minor from Ball State. As a student she worked in the Development office at BSU- and worked in Annual Giving after graduation.

Rose is a volunteer with Junior Achievement and is a member of the Board of Develop New Albany.