Board of Directors

Glenn Conn, Founder

    Board President

     Glenn Meredith Conn was born in Richmond, Indiana, graduated from Kokomo (Indiana) High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington. 

He then stayed in Bloomington for several years, employed as a social worker for Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Martha’s House, a local homeless shelter, and founded Creators Unlimited, a local artists cooperative.

     He is also experienced in retail operations, including eight (8) years in receiving at Sears and more than four (4) years in his current position processing returns at Cabela's.

     At an age that generally signifies retirement, Glenn decided to fulfill his longtime dream of founding a nonprofit corporation that could make an immediate and positive impact on his community.

     Being a Noblesville resident, he did some research on Hamilton County (a lot of research actually) and determined that a non-food pantry was needed, something he already knew quite a bit about operating from his food bank and homeless shelter jobs, and decided to honor his mother by naming it Marilyn’s Place.   

        Hilary Ricks

 Board VP & Secretary

    Hilary Ricks was born in Syracuse, New

York, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana as a young child. She graduated from New

Palestine High School, completed her Bachelor’s degree as a Political Science major with minors in Sociology and Women’s Studies at Indiana University – Bloomington, and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from the

Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

     She practiced criminal defense law for 32 years, the first 6 as a Deputy State Public

Defender then 26 as a private (ie. theoretically paid by clients) sole practitioner. In 2014 she became a minority partner in locally owned toy company The Button Nose Kidz, LLC, and its Vice-President of Operations as well.

     Finding the business of manufacturing and marketing products that focused on positive life skills more enjoyable and satisfying than criminal defense had become and wanting to spend more time with her family, she closed

her practice and retired from that career June 30, 2018.

      

   Eva Marie Marks

    Board Treasurer

     Eva Marie Marks was born in Kokomo, Indiana, and retired from Chrysler Transmission in 2007 as a 30-year employee. She later completed the H&R Block Tax School because she enjoys working with numbers, making her

the natural choice to serve as Treasurer for the founding Board of Directors.

    Marilyn’s Place Incorporated

                                       N-F Pantry Participation Rules and Procedures 

 

  1. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to restore and affirm the dignity of our clients by providing free and equal

access to non-food quality of life necessities through a modified retail setting and freedom of choice voucher system. Like food pantries, Marilyn’s Place is intended to serve persons in need*, but instead of food we offer work/weather/school appropriate clothing, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. *individual or household income at or below the applicable poverty level and/or livable wage standard.

 

   2. Requests for assistance are reviewed and considered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual

preference, or any other personal characteristic or belief of any applicant. Group accounts have no marital, cohabitation, blood relation, or other such requirement. Every member must, however, qualify as an individual or dependent (minors and disabled adults requiring similar care) applicant. And the Group Organizer must be present when any group member(s) use the Group’s voucher points. 

 

   3. Voucher points are allotted based on the age and number of the individual and/or group members and may be “spent”

however and whenever the individual or group choose, limited only by the current inventory and the presence of the primary applicant.

 

   4. To ensure our ability to help those truly needing assistance and choosing products for personal use rather than profit,

we reserve the right to require proof of need, including but not limited to tax returns, employment (hours, wages), and physical/mental impediments to employment as well as three (3) business days following receipt to verify the information, prior to allotting any voucher points, initial or refill.

 

   5. The unapproved use, including but not limited to sale for profit, of any goods or service directly or indirectly provide

Marilyn’s Place will be sanctioned up to and including permanent disqualification as an applicant and/or person included under an applicant. 

 

   6. Knowingly double dipping [being counted under more than one voucher account] is strictly prohibited and doing

or attempting to do so may result in permanent disqualification of the violator, group organizer, and/or group members as individual voucher holders and/or group voucher members.

 

   7. All persons - adults, children, clients, guests, staff, or visitor - shall be polite and respectful toward all other persons they

encounter in or on MPNFP property, including the parking lot and alleys that surround the building.  

 

   8. Visitors (clients, guests, other) shall be responsible for the behavior of any and all children they brought to the premises, individually or with others, as well any expense(s) related to damage resulting from inattention/neglect of said responsibility.

 

   9. Any person, group, and/or volunteer engaging in rude, boisterous, discourteous, racist, or other disrespectful behavior/conduct will be asked to leave and advised that failing to do so will subject them to arrest for trespassing and could result in a permanent ban.

 

  10. Marilyn’s Place reserves the right to refuse, withhold, and/or withdraw assistance to any individual, group member(s),

and/or group for any other reason, with the exception of  race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual preference, or other personal characteristic or belief.