Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Bedel Financial Consulting feels a strong commitment to our community, which is exemplified by our staff’s involvement in the following non-profit organizations.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

Women's Fund creates options and opportunities for women and girls in central Indiana through the effective distribution of grants to women and girl serving organizations and through the philanthropic engagement and education of current and potential donors. Elaine Bedel is currently serving as Chair from 2014 to 2015.

Goodwill Foundation

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Elaine Bedel currently serves on the Board of Directors.


As a trusted catalyst for lifelong learning, WFYI Public Media engages and enriches our community through distinctive programs and services. Elaine currently serves on the Voices Steering Campaign, leads the Corporate Campaign subcommittee and is a member of the Investment Committee.

Rotary Club of Indianapolis

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Elaine has served as past Secretary, Vice President and President of this club. She is currently serving on many committees, including the Investment Committee.

Community Leadership

We are proud to have our staff serve in leadership positions for the following community organizations. See individual staff biographies for more details.

  • Butler University
  • CFA Society of Indianapolis
  • Coburn Place
  • FPA of Central Indiana
  • Greater Indianapolis Area Emmaus Community
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hanover College
  • Humane Society of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indiana Landmarks
  • John Weidner Foundation
  • Rotary Foundation of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • The Mind Trust
  • WFYI Foundation

Financial and Volunteer Support

  • Wheeler Mission Thrift Store & Donation Center
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Dress for Success
  • Girl Scouts of Indiana
  • Julian Center
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Teacher’s Treasures
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • American Heart Association
Great Loss Avoided

Great Loss Avoided

Many individuals have sizeable positions in their employers’ stock. While our crystal ball is not always clear about how a certain stock may perform, we go into great detail with our clients about the potential impacts that owning a large position can have with their long-term financial security. For example, by discussing our concern with a client, they may decide not only to reduce their holding but eliminate the holding completely, especially if they no longer have a current correlation with the company. By removing the large dependency upon a single company, the client would not longer need to be concerned with the chance that the company could announce devastating news, plummeting the stock price and jeopardizing their situation. Obviously, timing is imperative but it does go to prove that a big difference can be made by having a simple conversation about risks and financial security.

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