Ruoff Mortgage Donates to Career Center Innovations Programming - Bedford

February 01, 2024

Leah Schoenle


Bedford, IN (February 1, 2024) –Ruoff Mortgage is excited to announce a partnership and donation to Bedford’s new Career Center Innovations program. This partnership and funding will be used to support the student-run business program at the center.

"We are very excited to begin our student run business, Career Center Innovations,” shares Darin Powell, Engineering Instructor & Lead Advisor at Career Center Innovations. “It will serve as an opportunity for students to gain real world experience in their areas of study during the school day. Our goal is to not only give our students the opportunity to further practice their technical skills, but to gain valuable employability skills allowing them to further advance in their careers after graduation. Our community and industry partners will be essential to the success of CCI and help guide and advise our students in their business ventures. We cannot thank our local Ruoff partners enough and greatly appreciate their generous donation to help our program with a successful launch!"

Programming at the Career Center is vast and covers a wide variety of topics. Teachers, mentors and guest speakers come together to help provide real-life, hands-on experience that will benefit students as they focus on their futures after school. Area 40 Students benefit from 15 different Career Center program offerings and the opportunity of advanced career and technical education with dual college credits, certifications, and work-based learning.

"The North Lawrence Career Center is dedicated to preparing students for their futures by providing opportunities for career exploration, personal development, and real-world skill application,” says Amy Redman, North Lawrence Career Center Director. “For over 50 years, we've worked closely with industry partners to meet their employment needs. Our future depends on a trained workforce, and we are grateful for the partnership with our local Ruoff team. Their support means we can guide our students into highly-skilled, knowledgeable citizens who will strengthen our community. "

For Ruoff Mortgage Bedford Branch Manager, J.D. Powell, this is a testament to the level of devotion he and his team have to the Bedford community. "As a member of the Ruoff team in Bedford, we are thrilled to witness Ruoff Mortgage's commitment to supporting organizations that strive to make Bedford great,” he says. “Ruoff's donation to the Career Center Innovations student-run business program is a testament to our collective dedication to fostering growth, education, and innovation in Bedford. We believe in the power of community, and this contribution reflects Ruoff's ongoing commitment to making a positive impact where it matters most."

Ruoff Mortgage has been part of the Bedford community since opening the branch location in 2015. J.D. joined the team in 2020 and has been a key player in the success of the branch over the past several years. With the recent addition of Senior Loan Officer Megan Ogden, the Bedford team is poised to serve the community’s mortgage needs at a high level with several competitive mortgage products.


To learn more about the Career Center Innovations program, visit

The Ruoff Mortgage Bedford branch office is located at 3330 John A. Williams Blvd.



About Ruoff Mortgage:

Ruoff Mortgage is a full-service residential mortgage company with 60+ retail locations and originates in 32 states through their online consumer direct division. They have been ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for ten consecutive years and have appeared in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America and Top Mortgage Employer lists by several industry publications. Ruoff Mortgage has a 98.2% customer satisfaction rating, as compiled by CX leader, Customerville.

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