City Financial Corporation’s Vice Chairman of the Board Danny Danielson will be named an Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society at this evening’s Living Legends Gala. Tonight’s event will take place at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, and will be hosted by WISH-TV’s Scott Sander. This recognition originated in 1999, and is intended for Hoosiers who have made extraordinary contributions to the state and across the nation. Allison Melangton, Will Shortz, Jane Fortune, and Bob Hesse will also be receiving the honor alongside Danielson tonight. They join the likes of Larry Bird, David Letterman, Oscar Robertson, Herb Simon, and others who all have made positive impacts to the lives of many throughout the course of their lives.
Danielson has always been an active member within the community, and has been especially involved in working with his alma mater, Indiana University. He played baseball for the Hoosiers, and received his degree in education in 1942. He served on the Board of Trustees for over twenty years, and currently directs the IU Foundation. Most recently, Danielson received recognition for his generous $1.3 million donation to the Indiana University School of Medicine, intended as a gift to the doctor who treated him for bladder cancer several years ago.
In addition to being named a Living Legend, Danielson has also received awards such as the Sachem Award in 2009. It is the state’s highest honor intended for a person who has lived an exemplary life of excellence and moral virtue, and since joining City Securities in 1976, he has truly been the epitome of our five tenets both inside and outside the workplace: Trust, Respect, Integrity, Attitude, and Commitment.