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, 2015 are $24.9 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. (2012-2015)
  • Wendell Bontrager, 2 yrs. (2015-2017)
  • Douglas A. Bernath, Cu. (2017-Current

Presidents

  • Ron Habegger, 20 yrs. (1986, 1989-2007)
  • Ron Keller, 2 yrs. (1987-1988)
  • Al Rupp, 5 yrs. (2008-2012)
  • David J. Teat, 5 yrs. (2013-Current)

 CSF Board of Directors

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