David S. Gabovitch & Eleanor 'Nonie' Vonnegut Family
David S. Gabovitch
Eleanor 'Nonie' Vonnegut daughter of Ralph Vonnegut Jr. & Natalia Beck married David Gabovitch
||David Gabovitch serves as Vice President of Finance at Browning. His responsibilities include cash flow and asset management, budgeting, tax planning an
financial reporting for the corporation and related entities. David also oversees the Property Management Division for Browning. |
Prior to joining Browning Investments, Inc. in 1983, David was employed by the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young, where he served various types of
clients including two insurance companies (one publicly traded), a construction firm, a county hospital and several not-for-profit concerns on both an audit and tax
David is active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Beth-El Zedeck synagogue, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the Hillel
Center at Indiana University. He is past president of the Mental Health Association in Marion County, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Hillel
David is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Vice Presidents, Campaign – ..., David Vonnegut-Gabovitch, Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch
|Present at the MCCF annual meeting pictured left to right: Tammy Houin, MCCF board president, son-in-law David Vonnegut-Gabovitch, daughter Eleanor (Nonie)
Vonnegut-Gabovitch, grandsons, Ezra and Eli Vonnegut-Gabovitch, and Jennifer Maddox, MCCF Executive Director
Eleanor 'Nonie' Vonnegut-Gabovitch named coordinator of the Writers' Studio at Butler University
Her talent for skillfully communicating and bonding with people is not the only reason Vonnegut-Gabovitch was hired. Her organizational skills and attention to detail
make her well- suited for the job.Vonnegut-Gabovitch coordinates the sched uling of Butler's Writers' Studio, a cozy room where peer tutoring, book readings and
question and answer sessions with writers take place. She also has the important task of coordinating the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series, which is a program
that invites several novelists and poets to campus throughout each semester to read and discuss their work.
Flanzbaum hired Vonnegut-Gabovitch in December to replace Norman Minnick, who became a f ull-time lecturer for Butler.
Vonnegut-Gabovitch's interest in students' academics stems perhaps from the fact that she is the mother of four children. She was raised on a farm 60 miles outside of
Indianapolis, and she has retained those traditional Midwestern family values. It is clear that family is important to her. She married her high school boyfriend, David, right
after graduating from the University of Evansville with a degree in city planning. She left her job with the state government of Indiana when she became pregnant with
her first child, Zach, and has raised three other children since then. Vonnegut-Gabovitch said her husband and her four children are a central influence in her life. She
proudly described her four children- Zach, Sarah, Levi and Ezra - as "independent thinkers."
It is not surprising that her children are so independent because Vonnegut-Gabovitch emphasized how important she thinks it is for everyone to find their own niche. She
said that she loves to see people get involved in an organization in such a way that they can contribute their own talents. Vonnegut-Gabovitch spends much of her free
time volunteering and helping people, according to her best friend Joani Rothenberg, an illustrator of children's books.
Before coming to Butler, Vonnegut-Gabovitch spent her days volunteering. She baked with the elderly, delivered kosher meals to elderly people who are unable to leave
their homes through a program called Meals on Wheels and helped out at her kids' schools. She was involved with the Jewish Federation of Indianapolis which raised
money for local Jewish organizations such as a Jewish day school, an old age home and a Jewish community center. She also held several positions with the National
Council of Jewish Women which raised awareness about child welfare and women's rights. Someday, she said that she wants to travel with her husband to developing
countries to help communities in need.
Vonnegut-Gabovitch said her favorite part about volunteering is the feeling that she is making a difference. She also said she likes working with like-minded people on a
As coordinator of the Writers' Studio, Vonnegut-Gabovitch will have more chances to do just that as she works with Butler fac ulty and students to bring literature close to
Although Vonnegut-Gabovitch has not been in the work force for many years, she is already enjoying her time at Butler. She emphasized two of her passions, people and
learning, when she said that she loves meeting new people and being on a college campus with a strong intellectual energy. Vonnegut-Gabovitch said it is a fresh change
for her. Her best friend agrees that although her friend has not been in the work force for awhile, she is up to the challenge. one of the boys Eli