History of CSF

CSF was incorporated on October 3, 1949.  CSF is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious and educational purposes.  CSF began with $6,000 from Investors.  The 1959 Annual Report stated that Elmer Rupp was particularly inspirational in establishing CSF.  By mid-1950 CSF had one loan of $5,200 and student loans of $750 (at that time CSF offered student loans).  By 1969, Investor assets were $350,000, of which CSF net worth was $122,000.  Assets totaled $349,000 by 1970.  Assets as of May, 2020 are $17.7 million.

Chairmen

  • Elmer L. Rupp, 14 yrs. (1949-1963)
  • Ezra G. Steiner, 3 yrs., (1964-1966)
  • Merlo Zimmerman, 7 yrs. (1967-1973)
  • Jerry Boyers, 29 yrs. (1974-2002)
  • Bob Hoffer, 7 yrs. (2003-2009)
  • Doug Rupp, 2 yrs. (2010-2011)
  • Jonathan Steiner, 4 yrs. (2011-2015)
  • Wendell Bontrager, 2 yrs. (2015-2017)
  • Douglas A. Bernath, 2 yrs. (2017-2019)
  • Douglas Rupp, 2 yrs. (2019-2021)
  • Jon Whirledge, Cu. (2021 – present)

Presidents

  • Ron Habegger, 20 yrs. (1986, 1989-2008)
  • Ron Keller, 2 yrs. (1987-1988)
  • Al Rupp, 5 yrs. (2008-2013)
  • David J. Teat, 8 yrs. (2013-Current)

 CSF Board of Directors

Elmer E. Rupp (1949-1966) Greg Lehmman (1980-1985) Ted Unsicker (2004-2005)
Milo A. Rediger (1949-1966) Dennis Zimmerman (1980-1982) Roger Gerig (2005-2011)
Ezra.G. Steiner (1949-1962) Herb Grieser (1981-1883) Ken Smith (2005-2006)
Orval Short (1949-1974) Gordon Zimmerman (1981-1986) Arlan Martin (2006-2011)
A.J.Stamm (1949-1966) Elmer Nussbaum (1983-1991) Larry Brovant (2007-2009)
James Rupp (1951-1967) Gene Rupp (1984-2002) Rod Liechty (2007-2017)
H.A. Driver (1951-1968) Leon Lugbill (1984-1986) Douglas Nafziger (2009-2018)
M.M. Rupp (1951-1963) Max Ehresman (1985-2000) Doug Bernath (2010-2019, 2020-present)
E.E. Zimmerman (1951-1968) Sidney Pepe (1985-1993) Wendell Bontrager (2010-2019)
Reuben Short (1951-1984) Ron Habegger (1985-1986) Joseph Keen (2010-2014)
Merlo Zimmerman (1952-1954) Kenneth Gerig (1986-2000) Rocky Rocholl (2010-present)
Raymond Moser (1964-1966) Loren Zimmerman (1986-1988) Ron Sutherland (2011-2015)
Walace Nelson (1967-1987) Ron Keller (1987-1989) Michael Drury (2011-2016)
Ray Rupp (1967-1969) Doug Habegger (1987-1992) Kent Schwerin (2012-present)
Paul Hess (1968-1976) Richard Riegsecker (1988-1996) David Teat (2013-present)
Alfred Rupp (1969-1973) Harris Newlin (1989-2000) Keith Yoder (2014-2018)
Harold Zook (1969-1986) Doug Rupp (1993-2000, 2003-2011, 2018-2021) Sherry Yoder (2015-2020)
Milo Nussbaum (1969-1971) Milo Nussbaum (1993-2001) Richard Streitmatter (2015-2017)
Jerry Boyers (1970-2002) Al Rupp (1993-2001, 2008-2011) Shonna D. Holland (2017-2020)
James Weigle (1971-1976) Roger Andrews (1993-1995) Harley “Jay” Nickless, Jr. (2017-2020)
Charles Zimmerman (1969-1974) Elmer Lengacher (1994-2002)  Jonathan P. Whirledge (2018-present)
M.L. Klopfenstein (1972-1977) Vaughn Zook (1994-2002) Brad Stutzman (2018-2019)
Orville Miller (1972-1974) Herb Meier (1996-2004) Jack McCarley (2018-present)
Vilas Schertz (1974-1976) Gary Gates (1996-1997) Greg Doolin (2019-present)
Robert Connor (1975-1980) David Risinger (1997-1999) Todd Parmenter (2019-present)
Don Roth (1975-1980) Thomas S. Shaffer (2001-2009, 2012-present) Luke Shappell (2019-present)
Russ Oyer (1977-1979) Claren Lehman (2001-2006) Bruce Wright (2019-present)
Wayne Rowell (1977-1979) Mark Hutchison (2001-2005) Jennifer Lance (2020-present)
James Smith (DR) (1977-1978) Jim Greer, Sr. (2002-2010) Alex Ruhter (2020-present)
Keith Vincent (1977-1984) Bob Hoffer (2002-2009)
David Boyer (1978-1983) David Lersch (2002-2010)
Don Klopfenstein (1979-1995) Jonathan Steiner (2003-2005, 2010-2019)