Our colleague, champion and pal – United Method of Central Indiana
The United Way of Central Indiana family is deeply saddened to hear the death of Jerry Harkness, a trusted Hoosier, athlete, mentor, volunteer, and staunch advocate for our community.
Outside of his championship basketball career, Jerry spent his life as a champion for causes close to his heart, particularly youth development programs and activities. Among so many “firsts” in his life, Jerry was United Way’s first African American fundraising partner. He graciously served as United Way Grand Marshall at the 100th anniversary celebration.
United Way extends our condolences to Jerry’s wife, Sarah, and the entire Harkness family.