‘The Right Way’: Faegre Baker Daniels Attorney Stuart Buttrick a 2016 Volunteer of the Year

Stuart Buttrick believes in the power of community, particularly the Indianapolis community and its citizens working toward a common good.

Buttrick, a labor and employment law attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels, has a long list of civic involvement. And it starts at home, where Buttrick and his wife make volunteering a family affair and emphasize to their young children the importance of giving back.

“Ultimately, I just want (my children) to be happy and kind people. I won’t profess to be a good role model in that regard, but that’s what I’d like for them to be. We emphasize helping others in our house and doing things for others,” he notes.

“It’s good for the community and good for a person to help others. We’re all in this together.”

Buttrick serves as a director on several boards for organizations throughout Central Indiana, including the Indianapolis Zoo, Park Tudor school, the Woodstock Foundation and the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon…

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Business Leader Earns Prestigious YMCA Award

Mike Wells, president of REI Investments in Carmel, is not a man who’s averse to hardware. After all, the Indiana Chamber named him as the 2010 Business Leader of the Year (pictured) at last fall’s Annual Awards Dinner (the 2011 production is coming up on November 17 — featuring keynote speaker Terry Bradshaw), and Wells has been selected as a Volunteer of the Year as well for his many contributions. 

But it’s not just his efforts in the Indiana business community that are earning recognition. He was just named as the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis James L. Kittle, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award winner last week. The YMCA offers:

As President of RE I Investments, Mike enhances the landscape and skyline of Indianapolis. As a volunteer for the Y, he enhances the experience of every Y member through his leadership and vision. Mike is a Past Chair of the Jordan Branch Board of Managers, present member of the YMCA Greater Indianapolis Board of Directors and served as Chair of the Board from 1993-95. He is a YMCA Heritage Club member and serves as Co-chair of the YMCA’s Comprehensive Capital Campaign. Mike has been part of the Y on a global level by participating in the Bicentennial Celebration for the Y in London. Further, as an active early morning exerciser at the Jordan Y, Mike leads by example as we move Indianapolis toward being one of the healthiest communities by 2025.

So congrats to Mr. Wells, truly a champion for progress in the state.