COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

Washington, Indiana  June 13, 2016  Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2016 Community Good grant cycle.

“This year, our Community Good grant cycle has a different focus,” says Mary Smith, Foundation Director. “The Foundation will provide general support grants, which include grants for operations, programming, and capital projects, of up to $5,000 to 501(c)(3) public charities.”

“This change in focus, making these types of grants available, means charitable partners can seek support for ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs and/or to maintain existing, effective programs,” Smith says. “We expect the process to be very competitive.”

Smith added that the Community Foundation’s flexibility in meeting the needs of the community makes is possible for grant cycles to change from year to year. “Expanding our Community Good grant cycle to include general support and capital projects is a first for the Foundation, but based on feedback from our charitable partners and the experience of other Community Foundations, we made the decision to change this year’s grant cycle.”

Reviewers will look for applicants with a clear vision of their organization’s role in making a difference in the community; demonstrated effectiveness through the investment of time and personnel in measuring and planning for success; and written strategic plans that include goals and methods to measure effectiveness and are used to form an annual work plan.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include non-charities, religious organizations for religious purposes, and political parties or campaigns. Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Smith at 812-254-9354 or mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess and submitted by midnight on Monday, August 1, 2016. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before October 31, 2016.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where the funds’ investment earnings make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Fund to Assist those with Autism

CandyCandy Boerste had a passion for helping others, and the career she selected was a perfect fit for her. She served as a speech pathologist, helping children in the North-Spencer School Corporation during her first 6 years of her career, and then at Tell City Troy Township Schools for 28 years. In that time, she helped over 2,500 students. Perhaps her biggest passion was helping students with autism, many of whom had difficulties communicating until Candy worked with them.

When Candy passed away in May of 2015, family and friends knew they needed to continue her legacy somehow. They decided the best way to honor her memory was to focus on the passion to which she devoted so many years of her life: helping those with autism.

Her husband, Dean Boerste, approached the Perry County Community Foundation wanting to create a fund that would memorialize Candy by providing funding to organizations that help autistic children. Candy was no stranger to the Foundation and its work: Candy had devoted much time as a volunteer with the organization, serving as a board member, a member of the Foundation’s Women for Women group, and helping others in the community utilize the Foundation to create funds that would improve life in Perry County. In fact, her parents had created a fund through the Foundation to honor one of her brother’s profound life accomplishments.

The Miss Candy’s Kids Fund for Autism was created to provide funding to groups that continue Candy’s work. Dean knew including “Miss Candy” in the name of the fund was important, because that’s how “her kids” knew her.

Thanks to the generosity of Candy’s family and friends, students with autism will continue to benefit from this endowed fund created through the Foundation in Candy’s memory. Her legacy lives on.

Community Good Grant Applications Being Accepted May 16 through July 1

Vincennes, Indiana.  Knox County Community Foundation will accept applications for their 2016 Community Good grant cycle starting Monday, May 16.

“This is the open grant cycle for charitable organizations seeking funding,” says Mary Smith, Interim Foundation Director. “It’s a competitive process, and we encourage our charitable partners to bring us their very best creative ideas and requests for making a difference in Knox County.”

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Knox County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

During last year’s Community Good grant cycle, grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 were awarded to charitable projects benefiting ten agencies.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at www.knoxcountyfoundation.org beginning Monday, May 16 and must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 1, 2016. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before September 30, 2016.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Annette Nowaskie at the Knox County Community Foundation at 812-886-0093 or Annette@knoxcountyfoundation.org.

Established in 1996 and celebrating 20 years of service to the community, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local area.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

$20,850 Awarded from 2016 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds

2016 Knox Scholarship Recipients
Left to right in photo: Winston Carson, Bridget Brocksmith, Nathan Sievers, Madison Meurer, Dustin McCrary, Amanda Cummins, Robert Waggoner, Carly Kirk, and Savannah Yochum.

Vincennes, Indiana  This morning, the Knox County Community Foundation announced recipients of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship breakfast. Held in the Fort Sackville Room in the Student Union Building at Vincennes University, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 8 funds established by generous donors provided 10 scholarships totaling $20,850.

Foundation Board President, Laura Bogard, says the Foundation’s scholarship process begins and ends with the donor. “When a donor wants to make a difference in the community by establishing a scholarship fund, the Foundation works closely with the donor to honor their wishes throughout the selection process,” said Bogard. “So when our volunteer selection committee completes the scoring process to choose the recipient, those scores are based on those same specifications the donor described to us.”

“Because of the nature of a community foundation and the unique power of endowment we offer, those donors are assured that their wishes are carried out not just today, but forever,” added Bogard.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship founded by Dr. Brian Arnold and his family in memory of his son Zack. Since golf was important to Zack, the scholarship benefits Knox County seniors who have participated on their school golf team. This year’s award is $1,500, and the recipient is Robert Waggoner, Rivet High School.

Lester M Baughman Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the children of Lester M. Baughman to help current employees of Aperion Care in Bridgeport, Illinois, who have completed at least one year of employment with the healthcare center. The scholarship assists the student in the attainment of their GED, certification or licensure as a CMA, CNA, LPN, or RN, or specialty training for nursing staff that enhances their knowledge and skills in the care of long-term care patients. This year, two recipients will share the award. Madison Barker, Bridgeport, Illinois, will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and Mrs. Pam Ward of Mount Carmel, Illinois, will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by Robert Bird in memory of his daughter Heather. Heather was a firefighter with the Vincennes Township Fire Department, and the scholarship benefits a student who is a member of or is related to a member of the Vincennes Township Fire Department. This year’s award is $1,000, and the recipient is Savannah Yochum, North Knox High School.

McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the members of the McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship Committee. It benefits any student at a Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education. This year’s award is $650, and the recipient is Winston Carson, Vincennes Lincoln High School.

Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Herbert C. Pepmeier to benefit a graduating senior who is affiliated with Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville. This year, two recipients will each receive a $4,000 award: Dustin McCrary, Vincennes Lincoln High School, and Madison Meurer, North Knox High School.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Memorial Educational Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by the past director of the Knox County Community Foundation, Kathy Rinsch. She was a former English and Latin teacher at North Knox High School and started this scholarship in hopes to encourage recent graduates and non-traditional students to pursue higher education in the field of education. This year’s award is $700, and the recipient is Carly Kirk, South Knox High School.

Schott North America Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by the company to assist children of Schott employees with their college funding. This year’s award is $1,000, and the recipient is Nathan Sievers, South Knox High School.

The Friends of Knox Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 11 students completed the application and interview process for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, and as in years past, the alternate scholarships are made possible by local donors who have contributed to the Friends of Knox County endowment fund. Each alternate award is $2,500. The recipients are Robert Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet High School, and Amanda Cummins, South Knox High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Knox County Lilly Scholar. Bridget Brocksmith, North Knox High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

About the Knox County Community Foundation

Celebrating 20 years, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 24-member Advisory, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

 

 

Fall 2016 Deadline for 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

WASHINGTON, IND. (May 6, 2016) – The 2017 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations.

“The 2017 Scholar will receive our community’s 36th Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship,” said Community Foundation Director, Mary Smith. “We are pleased to provide this scholarship opportunity to Daviess County students.”

The advanced timeline is the result of a “compelling recommendation” from community foundations who participated in a statewide evaluation of the program conducted by Lilly Endowment in 2015. During the evaluation process, a number of community foundations suggested that identifying Lilly Scholars earlier in the school year would give more time for them to decide which college or university to attend.

The Daviess County Community Foundation is adjusting its timeline for choosing a local scholar. The Foundation’s volunteer Scholarship Committee members will meet in May to review its scholarship criteria and selection process to ensure it is compatible with the new deadline.

The Foundation will make Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for 2017 graduates available in early August 2016. Completed applications will be due to the Community Foundation sometime in September 2016. The dates will be announced publically and to high school guidance offices when school resumes in August.

Deadlines for all other donor-established scholarships administered through Community Foundation will remain unchanged; with those applications available in December, 2016 and due in February, 2017.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 140 permanent funds, established by caring people and organizations that give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.Community Foundation Alliance.org/Daviess.

Fall 2016 Deadline for 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

VINCENNES, IN  (May 6, 2016) – The 2017 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations.

“The 2017 Scholar will receive our community’s 30th Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship,” said Community Foundation Interim Director, Mary Smith. “We are pleased to provide this scholarship opportunity to Knox County students.”

The advanced timeline is the result of a “compelling recommendation” from community foundations who participated in a statewide evaluation of the program conducted by Lilly Endowment in 2015. During the evaluation process, a number of community foundations suggested that identifying Lilly Scholars earlier in the school year would give more time for them to decide which college or university to attend.

The Knox County Community Foundation is adjusting its timeline for choosing a local scholar. The Foundation’s volunteer Scholarship Committee members will meet in May to review its scholarship criteria and selection process to ensure it is compatible with the new deadline.

The Foundation will make Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for 2017 graduates available in early August 2016. Completed applications will be due to the Community Foundation sometime in September 2016. The dates will be announced publically and to high school guidance offices when school resumes in August.

Deadlines for all other donor-established scholarships administered through Community Foundation will remain unchanged; with those applications available in December, 2016 and due in February, 2017.

About the Knox County Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 24-member Advisory, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

Cherry Tree Plaza, LLC Establishes Community Fund

Washington, Indiana  The Daviess County Community Foundation recently accepted a $10,000 gift from  the owners of the Cherry Tree Plaza, to establish a new Community Good or unrestricted endowment fund.

“The beauty and strength of the new Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund is the flexibility that the fund will provide in addressing a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated,” says Mary Smith, Foundation Director.

According to the ownership  of Cherry Tree Plaza,  the company wanted to meet and support the ever-changing needs of Daviess County and found a solution with the Community Foundation. Recognizing that  Daviess County is developing quickly, with many changes, the ownership of the shopping center stated,  “We cannot accurately predict those changes, but by working through the Foundation, we can be assured that we are helping to address the needs of Daviess County, both today, and for many years to come.”

The Cherry Tree Plaza Community Fund will provide support for the Foundation’s annual discretionary grant program, which last year awarded $115,000 to 14 charitable organizations for 16 different projects. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

Cherry Tree Plaza is a 143,000 square foot shopping center located on Business Highway 50 in Washington, Indiana. Co-tenants include: Jay C Foods, Southern Wireless, Anytime Fitness, New Wave Communications, Jimbo’s, Smooth You Medical Spa, Eyeworks, Nail Salon, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Goody’s, Perk Up, Traderbakers, and Orscheln Farm and Home.

 

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with input from a local 16-member volunteer advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

2016 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds Award $61,900

Washington, Indiana  Last night, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of a multitude of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Eastside Park Community Building in Washington and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 16 funds established by generous donors provided 35 scholarships totaling $61,900.

Foundation Board President, Glenda Scudder, says the foundation’s scholarship process begins and ends with the donor. “When a donor decides a scholarship is the way they want to make a difference in the community, the foundation works closely with the donor to honor their wishes throughout the selection process,” said Scudder. “So when our volunteer selection committee makes the selections, they base scores around those same specifications the donor described to us.”

“The best part of these scholarships is because of the nature of a community foundation and the unique power of endowment, those donors can be assured that their wishes are carried out not just today, but forever,” added Scudder.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Ray L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Westminster Presbyterian Church in memory of Ray L. Angerer. Applicants must be communicant members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and participation and service to the church, to the community, and to school are among the requirements. This year’s award is $400, and the recipient is Melody Rohrer, a Barr Reeve High School graduate who is attending the University of Illinois.

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the family of Derek Ray Arvin, class of 2014, to benefit a Washington High School graduating senior. Along with several other factors, selection is based on financial need, the applicant’s level of athletic involvement, and their participation in a faith community. This year’s $1,000 awards went to Washington High School seniors Madison Igleheart, Carrie Lane, and Sarah Norton.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Ronald Todd Beasley, by his parents, Ronald Lee and Diane Beasley; his brother, Dr. Harley Scott Beasley; and friends. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who demonstrate qualities associated with a good moral character and citizenship, including a cooperative attitude, respect for authority figures, responsibility and dependability, honesty, and friendliness. This year’s $1,600 scholarship recipient is Sarah Fitzgerald.

Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Veale Creek Players in memory of Lawrell Ray Hilgeman.  Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions featured at the Veale Creek Theatre in Washington. The award this year is $800, and the recipient is Elizabeth Brochin, Washington, who is a student at Indiana State University.

FOP Lodge 101 Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lodge 101 of the Washington Indiana Fraternal Order of Police. Graduating seniors of any Daviess or Martin County high school pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field (excluding corrections officers) may apply. The award this year is $900, and the recipient is Caleb Lankford, Washington High School.

Ronald Frette and Ann Frette 4-H Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Daviess County 4-H Club Association in honor of long-time supporters, Ronald and Ann Frette. Daviess County residents who are graduates of a Daviess County high school and pursuing post-secondary undergraduate studies or training may apply. Applicants must have participated in a Daviess County 4-H program for at least five years, completed at least two 4-H projects during each of those years, and maintained a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) during high school. Applicants must also demonstrate personal interest in, and positive attitude toward, continuing their education and demonstrate good moral character. This year, 2 awards of $900 were presented to Carley Petty, Washington, a student at Indiana State University, and Robinson Wesley Richardson, Washington, a student at Purdue University.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the employees of Kent-Grain Processing Corporation in Washington to encourage the dependents of employees to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. This year’s two $1,250 scholarship awards were presented to Emily Pargin, Lawrenceville, Illinois, and Ian Dudenhoeffer, Petersburg.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Cathleen M. (Lynch) Kendall in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of any Daviess County school who attended Lena Dunn Elementary School may apply. The award this year is $500, and the recipient is Israel Waggoner, Washington High School.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lucile Vance in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school with a scholastic rank in the upper third of their class may apply. Applicants must have participated in 4-H for at least four years and be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a college or university, pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. The award is $900 this year, and the recipient is Carrie Winklepleck, North Daviess High School.

Lenore Overholser Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Lenore Overholser by her daughter, Kay Sander, and grandsons, Chad Sander and Craig Sander. Graduating seniors of North Daviess High School with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) majoring in education at any accredited college or university may apply. Applicants must be involved in extra-curricular activities outside the classroom and/ or community service. This year’s award is $500, and the recipient is Brian Lawyer, North Daviess High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Peoples National Bank in Washington. It is open to seniors from any Daviess County high school with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university. Selection is based on academics and leadership skills. This year’s $500 award recipient is Colten Garland, Washington High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Martha Risley Reiners in memory of her husband. The fund typically awards multiple graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate good scholastic standing and financial need. This year, the award amount for each scholarship is $2,700. The recipients are Abigail Clifford, North Daviess High School; Adam Graber, Barr Reeve High School; Jalon Graber, Barr Reeve High School; Brian Lawyer, North Daviess High School; Amillia Mize, Washington Catholic High School; Jerica Mc Cracken, Washington High School; Dhruv Patel, Washington Catholic High School; Hannah VanderMel, North Daviess High School; Israel Waggoner, Washington High School; and Kendra Yoder, Barr Reeve High School.

William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by William E. Summers and the late Phillip M. Summers in memory of their parents. Graduating seniors of Washington High School planning full-time enrollment at Vincennes University are eligible, with preference given to students majoring in Business or Education. The award this year is $500, and the recipient is Israel Waggoner, Washington High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Marilyn Wallace by her husband Lewis W. Wallace and her daughter Marcia L. McConnell. Graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health or health-related fields are eligible for this award. The award this year is $500 and the recipient is Lenzi Brewer.

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Estate of Maxine Williams in memory of Charles and Maxine to benefit North Daviess High School graduating seniors. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This year, 4 students were selected to receive a $1,375 scholarship. They are Trent Bowman, Lenzi Brewer, Jenna Meadows, and Hannah VanderMel.

The Friends of Daviess Fund Scholarship awards students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 16 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the alternate scholarships are made possible by local donors who have contributed to the Friends of Daviess County endowment fund. The total amount being awarded to the top four alternates this year is $15,000. The recipients are Zachary Walker, Washington High School; Wyatt Shafer, North Daviess High School; Clayton Walker, Washington High School; and Jenna Johnson, Washington High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Gracen Jarrett, Washington Catholic High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application, and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Named

Washington, Indiana. One Daviess County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Gracen Jarrett will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Gracen is the daughter of Jeffery and Christine Jarrett of Washington and is a senior at Washington Catholic High School. While she has excelled academically, she has also been active in a variety of school and community activities, including the Washington Soccer Equipment Drop and Swap, 4-H, DECA, Hoosier Girls State, Beta Club, CEO program, soccer, and Our Lady of Hope Church. Following graduation, Gracen plans to study agricultural economics with a goal of giving back to the community as an agricultural sales agent and entrepreneur.

Daviess County students applied for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation and the 2016 application process began in January. Sixteen applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, seven applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Daviess County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 17-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 140 permanent funds, established by caring people and organizations that give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.Community Foundation Alliance.org/Daviess.

Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Named

Vincennes, Indiana. One Knox County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Knox County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Bridget Ashley Brocksmith will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Bridget is the daughter of William and Jo Anne Brocksmith of Oaktown and is a senior at North Knox School. While she has excelled academically, she has also been active in a variety of school and community activities, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, science team, student council, 4-H, golf, and in her church as a youth group member and children’s church leader. Following graduation, Bridget plans to attend an Indiana college to study economics/agriculture and medicine with a goal of giving back to the community as an agricultural economist and surgeon.

Knox County students applied for the scholarship through the Knox County Community Foundation and the 2016 application process began in January. Eleven applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, seven applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Knox County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

The Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 24-member Advisory, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

Women’s Fund of Posey County Vintage Home Tour 2016

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Advanced Tickets On Sale at the Following Locations:

Golden Rose – New Harmony
Guilty Pleasures – Mt. Vernon and Poseyville
Hasting Plant Sales – Mt. Vernon
IGA – Mt. Vernon
J.L. Hirsch – Poseyville
Mt. Vernon Flower Shop
Posey County Community Foundation at ONB
Sara’s Harmony Way – New Harmony
The Emporium – New Harmony
Women’s Fund of Posey County Board Members

Food and Beverages will be served

Net proceeds will go to benefit the Posey County Women’s Fund
Supporting programs that give opportunities, encouragement, knowledge and
hope to Posey County

Questions?  Contact the Posey County Community Foundation at 812-838-0288

Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana. February 25, 2016.   The Daviess County Community Foundation announces the opening of their spring grant cycle. Applications will be accepted through March 30 for charitable projects or activities in Daviess County.

Three funds held at the Daviess County Community Foundation provide support for the grants. The Women’s Fund of Daviess County will provide for a single grant of up to $4,000 to support a charitable project or program. The Daviess County Youth Council Fund and the Smithville Charitable Youth of Daviess County Fund will together make up to $1,000 available for four programs or projects serving youth.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities may also be accepted.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, operating costs not directly related to the proposed project or program, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

The grant application process is being conducted exclusively online via the Community Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Grant application training is also available. For more information, contact the Foundation office at 812-254-9354 or email mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with involvement by a local 16-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Family Creates Fund to Feed Perry County’s Hungry – Fund is 100th Fund Created at the Foundation

The Perry County Community Foundation is proud to announce the formation of their 100th Fund!

Jarboe picThe fund, created by Gregg, Ronica, and Virginia Jarboe, is named Hands of a Carpenter. The fund is created in memory of Paul James Jarboe, the father and father-in-law of Gregg and Ronica, and the husband of Virginia. “Dad always had room for one more at the table and made sure everyone left with their fill of both friendship and food,” said his son Gregg. “Therefore, we have created this fund that directs funding toward organizations that help feed Perry County citizens.”

Gregg, in his own words, describes his father in touching detail.

“Dad touched thousands of lives with the use of his hands. As a carpenter, his hands either helped build their house, garage, barn, or fence. Sometimes the smallest of things he made meant the most to people, such as shelves, picture frames, dog houses, or bird houses. He even built the Easter Baptismal Pool and Fountain for St. Paul’s Church.

His hands were there to support more than a hundred people into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Sometimes it was as simple as making them coffee and handing them a cookie for them to feel welcome, or as significant as being their sponsor and placing his hand on their shoulder as he presented them to the church for their baptism.

Dad’s hands were best used to build friendships. His hands were always there ready to support anyone in their hour of need. Sometimes it was the simplest of gestures like holding their hand to keep their spirits up or handing them something to eat as soon as they came into the house. Acts of friendship and love flowed from his hands. He didn’t even think about doing the right thing. The right thing to do was almost a reflex to him. His hands were helping someone out before he even realized it.

During his life, Dad’s hands never stopped helping others and now, through this fund, his desire to help others can live on.”

Additionally, this fund was eligible to receive match money from the Lilly Endowment GIFT Phase VI program. That means the value of the fund was increased due to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment! That’s more that will go back to improving quality of life in Perry County.

The Foundation is pleased that, through the Jarboe family and many others, this milestone of our 100th fund has been reached! That’s 100 different ways families and organizations have decided to give back to our community forever!

To find out more about this fund or our 99 other funds, contact the Foundation by calling 812.547.3176 or email the Foundation Director at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org.

PCCF’s Trivia Night Successful in Helping Other Community Organizations

Sixteen teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night that took place Saturday, January 30 at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to grant back to their favorite charities.

The proceeds of Trivia Night go into the Friends of Perry County Fund, which grants back to community causes and organizations, explained Foundation Director Renate Warner. ”So all participants can be pleased they help make a difference! Also, the winning teams get the satisfaction of donating a grant to the charity of their choice.”

The first place team, the Marksmen, took top honors. The winner is given the opportunity to name the charity of their choice to receive a $500 grant. They awarded their $500 back to the Friends of Perry County Fund, a grant held through the Foundation that grants back to Perry County organizations.

Second place was the News Hounds, who awarded their $300 grant to United Way of Perry County. Third Place was Book Smartz, who donated their $100 to the Perry County Library Gift Fund. The Best Spirit Award went to EverBody’s Team #2, who donated their $100 grant to the Perry County Animal Shelter.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI program, proceeds from the night will be matched dollar for dollar. Warner indicated that means there will be even more money that will be donated to community organizations.

The Friends of Perry County Fund is one of the 100 funds the Foundation administers. Funds are flexible and can accommodate numerous ways of donating to charities and causes.

Trivia Night activities included dinner, drinks, snacks, dessert, and of course the game. Reservations were taken in advance for spectators and teams alike. Each team had up to eight players who dressed in costume and creatively decorated their team table.

Other teams participating included ATTC, the Bright Lights, EverBody’s Team #1, the Gardeners, German American Bank, Jarboe Computer Works, Lincoln Scenic Way, Looney Toons, Purdue Extension, SIRS, Team Alvey, and Universally Challenged.

Area companies also sponsored the event. Titanium sponsors were C&S Incorporated and Waupaca Foundry. Gold sponsor was Perry County Memorial Hospital and silver sponsors included Domtar, Mulzer Crushed Stone and WAMCO LLC.

Prizes were given to all participants, and the Trivial Pursuit Card Game was given as an encouragement award to the last place team. EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center, Tell City Bowling Center and Papa John’s Pizza donated gift certificates to participants on the first, second and third place teams.

A silent auction was also possible with donated items from businesses and individuals: Jim and Sharla Adams, Branchville Correctional Facility, the Post, Sarah Chinn-Longaberger, Celebrations, Roland’s, Eagles Wings Zipline, Carriage Inn, William Tell Antiques, Cinderella’s, Skinsations, Dale and Jan Sprinkle, Domestic Goddess, Dan Hayden and Jane Efinger-Hayden, Gatherings, Logos, the Pacers, Creation Museum, Cardinals, Subway, Alan Jackson, Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit, Edward Jones-Jon Scheer, Hoosier Heights Country Club, Joe Malone, Flowers by Les’a, the Colts, New Directions, Mesker Park Zoo.

Snacks were sponsored by Los Amigos. R&A Sports donated the medals for the winning teams.

Perry County Advisory Board Members coordinated the event under the direction of a committee who included Gregg Jarboe, Lucy Alvey, Tracey Coyle and Jan Sprinkle.

Jim Adams donated his time as he served as the emcee for the event.

To find out more information about giving back to your community by utilizing the Community Foundation, you may call 812.547.3176 or email renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org.

Knox County Community Foundation Partners with Vincennes University for Kimmell Park Community Project

VINCENNES, INDIANA (January 29, 2016) The Knox County Community Foundation is partnering with Vincennes University to help support the Kimmell Park Community Project, which seeks to revitalize and restore Vincennes’ 8.5 acre riverfront park and its adjoining 54 acres of woodlands. Vincennes University has established a designated non-permanent fund with the Community Foundation to support the project, and all gifts to the fund will be utilized toward the improvement of Kimmell Park. As the sponsoring organization, the Knox County Community Foundation will receive donations toward the project, through the fund, and be a vehicle for contributions to assure the Project’s completion.

The revitalized Kimmell Park will feature recreational space along the river’s edge, hosting not only visitors to the park daily but also larger community and regional events. The Kimmell Park Community Project will help foster additional overall economic growth in Knox County and be an important initiative for improving quality of life and public spaces in the county.

“The Knox County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of this revitalization and important quality of place initiative,” says Laura Bogard, President of the Knox County Community Foundation’s Advisory Board. “We are pleased to receive donations toward the project which will forever make a difference in our community.”

The project compliments several other initiatives taking place in Vincennes including the recent Oliphant Drive improvements, Second Street Renovation and Main Street revitalization.

In the 1930’s the historic Kimmell Park was funded by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in conjunction with the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Located along the banks of the Wabash River, Kimmell Park was a thriving tourist attraction and destination for families in Southwest Indiana. The riverfront and Kimmell Park can again become a place that significantly benefits the development of Vincennes’ downtown area, enhances the city’s ability to attract businesses, creates a more desirable convention and visitor environment, and provides a venue for entertainment events to be enjoyed by visitors and residents.

About the Knox County Community Foundation
Celebrating 20 years, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 24-member Advisory, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

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Grant Cycle Changes

We’re making a few changes to create even greater good in Spencer County. This year, our new grant cycle will be announced in June, instead of January as it was in the past. This new timeline will allow us to streamline the application process, make more impactful grants, and continue to find ways to improve quality of life in Spencer County.

In the meantime, the Community Foundation may consider short-term urgent funding needs of organizations located within Spencer County, Indiana. These selective, modest grants are based on critical need and assist nonprofits that are facing an unforeseen event(s) that has or will significantly interrupt essential services.

We would also like to make you aware of our new sponsorship program. Community nonprofit organizations are now eligible to receive sponsorship. As the Community Foundation is committed to addressing issues of disparity, we prioritize events that engage our diverse communities in promoting equity.

Your written sponsorship requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We encourage interested organizations to apply for the sponsorship award at least two months prior, to allow for application review and processing. Applicants will be notified of sponsorship awards within three weeks of submitting their application.

We ask you to address all of the following in your written request:

 

  • Name of event or program, and town or city where event or program or project will be held.
  • Date of the event or program or project and venue.
  • Brief description of event or program or project.
  • Total budget for event or program or project.
  • If there is a ticket charge or entrance fee, please indicate the amount per person.
  • Who is your primary audience? How many people do you expect to attend or participate?
  • Deadline for securing sponsors.
  • Amount of sponsorship request.
  • If you have sponsorship levels, please include them.
  • Please list how the sponsorship would be publicly recognized.

 

Perry County Community Foundation Celebrates Donors who Have Used Foundation to Provide More than $2.25 Million to the Community

2016 PCCF Community Good Grants

 

The Perry County Community Foundation recently awarded community grants and celebrated other gifts provided to the community during the year at their 2016 Grant Luncheon held Thursday (January 7) at the EUCC in Tell City.

Advisory board vice president and grants committee member Ray James announced that the Foundation now has 99 different funds that provide money for projects and general support.

He also indicated that more than $2,300,000 in grants and scholarships from the Perry County Community Foundation have been awarded since their first check distributions in 1998. “For a community our size, that’s remarkable!” he said.

At their luncheon on Thursday, community organizations received $69,516.06 in Community Good and field of interest grants. Designated, donor advised, and agency funds provided $59,284.92 in grants the past year.

Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

Those included:

Jim and Christine Dauby, Kevin Dauby and Alene Dauby who were present to distribute Joseph L. Dauby Endowment Fund, which was established in memory of Joseph L. Dauby by his family to support civic endeavors that improve the quality of life in Tell City. This year’s grant of $5,000 was provided to the Tell City Police Department for their Police K9 Project.

Kim Embrey-Hill and Marilyn Webb presented the grant from the Dawn Star, Elbert and Marilyn Ewing Environmental Fund, which was created by Marilyn Ewing in memory of her husband and daughter to provide support in Perry County for environmental projects or activities, and projects or activities that benefit animals. The $1,000 grant went to Horse Rescue South, Inc., to assist in their rescue efforts.

Rita Mahoney presented the Crippled Children’s Fund, which was created by Citizens National Bank of Tell City (later named Old National Bank) to benefit physically challenged children in Perry County. The $2,500 grant went to Special Olympics Perry County to help their athletes attend the 2016 Special Olympic Indiana Summer Games.

Other funds of this type that were distributed were:

The Goble-Kleeman Fund for Young Children which created by Kaye Goble Kleeman in memory of her father, to benefit early childhood education and child care in Perry County. The $900 grant went to Stepping Stones Preschool for their Parent and Child Time Together program.

The Perry County Arts Council Promoting the Arts Fund was created by the former Perry County Arts Council to promote the arts in Perry County. The $1,650 grant went to the Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School for their Empty Bowls Project.

The Perry County Power of Youth Fund supports youth in philanthropy. This year a grant of $500 went to each of Perry County’s elementary schools: Cannelton Elementary, Perry Central Elementary and William Tell Elementary. The student council at each elementary school will come up with a philanthropy project that utilizes the money, through an initiative called the League Youth Philanthropy Project.

Fifth Third Bank created a Community Good fund called the TCB Bank/Fifth Third Bank Perry County Fund. This grant from this fund go toward the community’s greatest needs. This year’s $3,500 grant was awarded to Junior Achievement for their Expansion of Junior Achievement Soft Skills and Financial Literacy Programs. They also were awarded a grant for their Creating Young Entrepreneurs project in the amount of $1,500.

Community Good Grants (from the Friends of Perry County Fund) were also distributed.

American Red Cross, Delivering Help, Hope, and Healing to Families in Perry County, $2,000

Anderson Township Fire Department, Step Up for Your Community, $2,740

Bread of Life Ministry, Coalition Loads, $500

Cannelton High School, Recess Games and Equipment, $600; School Safety, $1,372,90

Cannelton Police Department, Communications and Safety Upgrades, $2,991.72

Cannelton Volunteer Fire Department, Air Bottle Replacement, $3,114

City of Cannelton, Cannelton Community Center/ Gym, $1,800

Deaconess Foundation, HeartSaver AED, $3,585

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation, 2015-2016 Helen M. McKinney Young People’s Concerts, $200

Perry Central Community School Corporation, Moving Minds, $5,680; Commodore Chatter: A Student Led Broadcasting Club, $6,900; Full STEAM Ahead, $2,000

Perry Childcare Initiative, Perry Childcare Initiative: Safety First, $4,700

Perry County Museum, Inc., Perry County Pioneering Traveling Exhibit, $3,000

The Salvation Army, Emergency Assistance Program, $2,000

St. Paul Ministry of Charity, Weekend Food Backpack Program, $5,000

Stepping Stones Preschool, Stepping Into Art, $1,100; STEM in Early Childhood, $1,000

Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School, Digital Yearbook for Junior High, $816.94; Communicating through Film, $2,115; T.C.E.C.S.: Tell City Explores Computer Science, $2,090.50

Vincennes University Adult Basic Education, HSE (formerly GED) Testing Fee Assistance, $1,400

Also recognized were donor advised funds, designated funds and agency funds. They were distributed in the fall and winter of 2015.

Agency Funds are established by a nonprofit organization as a simple and efficient way to provide ongoing support for themselves. Designated Funds are established by donors as a simple and efficient way to provide ongoing support for favorite nonprofit organizations. Donor advised funds allow the donor to advise the Foundation when and to what charitable organization they wish to make a grant. The total distributed for these funds were $59,284.92.

Kramer Charitable Fund, Anderson Woods Inc., $2,000

Anonymous Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $2,964

Anonymous Fund, Leadership Perry County, $669

Anonymous Fund, Junior Achievement of Owensboro, Inc., $1,899

Anonymous Fund, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc., $214

Anonymous Fund, Tell City Jr.-Sr. High, $2,000

Anonymous Fund, United Way of Perry County, $1,500

Anonymous Fund, Community Christian Fellowship Church, $750

Anonymous Fund, Perry County Animal Shelter, $1,000

Bill and Othello Ress Memorial Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $629

Brenner Fund, Tell City-Perry County Public Library, $646

Cannelton High School Alumni Fund, Cannelton High School, $359

Catholic Knights of America Branch 557 Fund, St. Paul Catholic Church, $1,853

Clarence J. and Josephine F. Dauby Fund, St. Paul Catholic Church – Catholic Ministry Center, $2,320.00; Sisters of St. Benedict, $2,320; Saint Meinrad Archabbey, $4,640

Davis and Ruth Yates Scholarship Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $468

Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation, $2,660

EUCC Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $610

EUCC Staff Sabbatical Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $190

Gerald D. Thomas Fund for the Youth of Tell City, Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation, $452.76; Buffalo Trace Council-Boy Scouts of America, $233.24

Historic Cannelton, Inc. Fund, Perry County Museum, $296.50; Shubael Little Pioneer Village , $296.50
Holy Cross Catholic Church Fund, Holy Cross Catholic Church of St. Croix, $305

Huber Funeral Home Historic Preservation Fund, Tell City Historical Society, $102; Perry County Museum, $102

Hubert R. Bruce and Louise Simons Bruce Fund, USI Foundation, $1,389

James and Sue Campbell Scholarship Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $3,295

Kids Kreation Playground Fund, City of Tell City, $444

Kiwanis Foundation of Tell City Inc. Fund, Kiwanis Foundation of Tell City Inc., $194

Mary Ruth Heck Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $629

Perry Central High School Alumni Fund, Perry Central High School, $107

Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund, Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation, $2,434

Perry County Memorial Hospital Fund, Perry County Memorial Hospital , $4,757

Perry County Memorial Hospital Scholarship Fund, Perry County Memorial Hospital, $3,094

Raintree Girl Scout Council Fund for Perry County, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, $1,441

Ralph and Ruth Anne Werner Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $692.50; Tell City High School, $692.50

Raymond A. & Mary Jean Cassidy Charitable Fund, St. Theresa Catholic Church, $226.44; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/ALSAC, $283.05; Central Perry Volunteer Fire Dept., $452.88 ; St Augustine’s Catholic Church, $452.88; Alzheimer’s Assoc., Inc./Ronald & Nancy Reagan Research Inst., $1,075.59 ; Spondylitis Association of America, $1,585.08

Tell City High School Alumni Fund, Tell City High School, $249

Tell City Straight Shooters Fund, Tell City High School, $476

Tom Smith Family Fund for Perry County, Catholic Charities, $608

United Way of Perry County, United Way of Perry County, $3,228

The Foundation helps donors invest in the community they love. Anyone who wants to make a charitable gift may contact the Foundation by calling 812.547.3176 or emailing the Foundation Director Renate Warner at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org.

 

Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Daviess County Community Foundation

WASHINGTON, IND. (January 5, 2016) – Perdue Farms, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Daviess County Community Foundation. This unrestricted fund donation will be deposited in the Perdue Farms Unrestricted Fund and matched by the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.

“This gift builds the Perdue Farms Fund with our Community Foundation. This fund was first established in 2002 and has already awarded over $7,000 in grants back to charitable programs and projects in this community,” said Mary Smith, director of the Daviess County Community Foundation. “Perdue Farm’s partnership with us is making a difference in Daviess County and will do so forever. On behalf of our Board, I extend our sincere appreciation for this gift and their ongoing support.”

David Wells, director of Perdue operations in Washington, said, “We are pleased to work closely with the Daviess County Community Foundation and to partner with them for all they do for our community. Their ability to provide a perpetual source of Community Good grants through the Perdue Farms Fund impacts Daviess County today and will continue to do so well into the future.”

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 17-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of 140 permanent funds, established by caring people and organizations that give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit
www.Community Foundation Alliance.org/Daviess.

About Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly and his two sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., with gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical company. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector. To learn more, visit http://www.lillyendowment.org.

About Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms at www.perduefarms.com.

About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.

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Erich Felkner, left, and David Wells with Perdue Farms, and Mary Smith, Glenda Scudder, John Dudenhoeffer, and Alex Knepp, with the Daviess County Community Foundation.

 

Couple Creates Fund to Benefit Community Now and Forever

For Brent and Mary K. Cardinal, giving back to their community is something they feel strongly about. Of course there are many ways to give back right now. But what about 50 years from now? 100 years? The Cardinals wanted a way to give back for generations to come, and they will do just that through their newly created Community Good fund created through the Perry County Community Foundation.

The Cardinal-Smith-Etienne Fund will provide grant dollars to the community’s greatest needs, meaning grants will be provided to projects in Perry County based on its ever-changing needs. And since it’s an endowed fund through the community foundation, it will do that in perpetuity.

The Cardinals had several reasons for creating this fund. One reason is they wanted to inspire others to do as they did. “You don’t have to be rich to be a philanthropist,” Mary K. said. “Through the Foundation, we can make a meaningful gift to the community that will give back much more than initially invested.”

Brent and Mary K. also felt it was a natural fit to donate during the Foundation’s Lilly Endowment GIFT Phase VI matching period. Gifts to Community Good funds are eligible for a dollar for dollar match through the match period. That means for each donation made to any Foundation Community Good fund, a matching amount of money will be placed into the same fund.

Another reason the Cardinals created the fund is because the community has been good to them, and they in turn want to improve the quality of life in Perry County for generations to come. By providing funding for ever-changing needs in the community, the Cardinals are making a difference today –  and into the future.

Creating the Cardinal-Smith-Etienne Fund afforded this family the opportunity to honor their  Perry County roots. The fund will keep the Cardinal, Smith and Etienne names and legacy alive in our community forever.

For Good. Forever. That’s what this fund is all about!

PCCF Now Accepting Reservations for Trivia Night!

Are you ready for some fun? The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting reservations for its 6th Annual Trivia Night!

The PCCF Advisory Board is planning a night of light-hearted competition for the know-it-all trivia junkies and some fun for those who simply enjoy supporting a good cause.

The event will be Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The winning team will win a $500 grant that will go to the team’s favorite public charity (a 501 (c)(3) or 509 (a) ). The grant will be generated from the proceeds from this evening. Second and third place teams will receive gifts, and the last place team will be given an encouragement award. Each participant will receive participation gifts and a delicious meal served by Lawson’s Bar and Grill. A cash bar will be available.

The proceeds of the Trivia Night this year will go towards providing grants to community organizations for the ever changing needs of our community.

A silent auction will also be available, so bring your cash or checkbook and bid on some fun items!

We invite you to be a part of this mind-battling, ego-bruising trivia fun. Groups of individuals including civic groups, businesses, churches, or just friends and family, etc., are invited to create teams and participate in the fun evening.

The seven categories will be: Sports and Recreation, Pop Culture, Decades, Science, Disney, Potpourri and Perry County History.

New this year are Mulligans. Teams will be able to purchase two mulligans for $10 during check-in on Trivia Night. Mulligans allow teams to provide two answers to a question instead of just one answer.

Each team is invited to decorate their table and come dressed in a fun fashion as all teams compete for the “spirit” award. A surprise will be given to the team who is voted the crowd favorite.

Please note the following aren’t allowed at the Schergens Center: No helium balloons of any type, no silly string, no fog machines.

If anyone has a special dietary requirement, they need to indicate their requirement on the registration form or call the Foundation office and advise.

The cost is $280 per table (up to 8 participants). If you don’t have a team, you can come and watch the fun by paying $15 which includes dinner and a night of fun! Space is limited and last year the tables sold out. Tables are on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to register is January 13, 2106, but don’t wait! Make sure you purchase your table before they are gone!

Registration is required for teams and spectators and is accomplished by completing a form and providing payment. Checks can be paid to the Perry County Community Foundation.

Registration forms are available by downloading the PDFs below, by requesting one through emailing by contacting Foundation Director Renate Warner at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org or you may call 812.547.3176 to request one.

You don’t want to miss the fun that is all for a good cause! Reserve your spot today!

2016 Trivia Night Team Registration Form

2016 Trivia Night Spectator Registration Form

 

Thanks to this year’s sponsors!

Titanium Sponsors

C & S Inc.

Waupaca2C

 

 

 

Gold Sponsor

Perry County Memorial Hospital

 

Silver Sponsors

Mulzers

 

 

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Fund Created to Benefit Derby-St. Mary’s Cemetery

A recently created fund through the Perry County Community Foundation will assist in preserving and beautifying a local cemetery.

The Derby-St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund has been established to ensure the cemetery will have the funds to help with upkeep forever. The donor chose to remain anonymous and not personalize the naming of the fund because the donor wanted everyone to see the fund as a way to honor or memorialize their own loved ones. The donor felt naming the fund after the cemetery was the best way to do this and wanted to encourage all who want to help the Derby-St. Mary’s Cemetery to do so by donating to the fund created through the Foundation.

The donor was also grateful to the Lilly Endowment, which has been able to match donations 50 cents for each dollar donated. Contact the Foundation to find out more about the match program.

Thanks to this donor caring about our community, Derby-St. Mary’s Cemetery will have funds to help preserve it forever.

The Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. We can help you make meaningful gifts that improve life in our county today and for generations to come.

The Community Foundation can help you:

  • Make a difference where it matters.
  • Invest in the future of the community you love.
  • Create greater good together.

Want to learn about making a difference in our community forever?

The Foundation can help you give back to the causes that matter to you.

Clyde A. LaGrange Endowment Fund for Perry Central Elementary

If you mention Clyde A. LaGrange in northern Perry County, people probably know his name! They remember him as a man who worked hard to benefit his community.

And now, thanks to his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jenny LaGrange, his memory will live on in perpetuity, as they have created a fund through the Perry County Community Foundation that will give back to the school he loved.

“Since Dad taught 29 years in elementary schools, Jenny and I wanted to memorialize him in a way that would benefit students as well as teachers, so this seemed a good fit,” Larry said.

Clyde retired in 1970 from Perry Central after having taught in several area locations, starting with the one-room Winding Branch School in Oil Township.

After military service in the Coast Guard in WW2, he and wife Rosemary continued their operation of a gas station/grocery store in St. Croix that they had begun in 1938. In addition to his teaching duties, Clyde then began his community service as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee. He headed the education branch and worked on the plans to establish the new Perry Central School. He was also influential in starting the Perry-Spencer Telephone Company and served as board president for several years. He was an organizer of the North Perry Water Company and served as board president for eight years. A major accomplishment was getting Patoka water into Perry County. He passed away in 2011 at age 96.

The Clyde A. LaGrange Endowment for Perry Central will go toward incentive for students exhibiting good behavior or performance in areas such as academics, citizenship, and character.

Clyde A LaGrange’s gifts to his community were many. And now, his name will forever be honored for the work he did for the community he loved. For Good. Forever.

A Way to Celebrate Those Who Have Given to Our Community

To celebrate their gift to the community, the Perry County Community Foundation has created a window display at their office at 817 12th Street in Tell City. The display celebrates the generosity of those who have created funds through the Foundation or have named us in their estate planning.

These donors provide a gift that keeps giving, said Renate Warner, Perry County Community Foundation director.

“It’s the season that many people, more than any other time of year, may think about giving to others. However, we have those in the community throughout the year who have committed to helping others,” Warner noted. “Those are our donors. And we appreciate what they do for our community.”

The display includes paper cutouts of stockings with fund names on them or the name of the individuals who have named the Foundation in their estate. Each stocking indicates a unique wish the donor had to create something meaningful and long lasting.

Donors, who establish new funds, have the liberty of creating the name of the fund. Warner works with the donor to learn about the reason behind the creation of the fund so that Perry County residents, for generations to come, will know why the fund is so special.

Warner noted that many times it’s in memory of a loved one and commemorates something special about that person. She said there is also a fund that was set up in honor of a living person. “Not only are these great tributes to individuals, it’s a great way to help organizations in our community. We also administer close to 30 scholarships that help students attend college. These donors created these funds to help others and we appreciate what they’ve done.”

Warner said Lilly College Intern Martha Thomas created the stockings using materials donated from a crafter.

Before Christmas, these stockings will be delivered to the donors as a keepsake of the Foundation’s appreciation for their gift to the community, Warner said.

Currently, the Foundation has 97 funds that benefit organizations and causes that make Perry County better both now and for generations to come.

Warner indicated that anyone can donate to any of the already established funds, or they may create a new fund that benefits others. She also said that gifts may be made in honor or memory of loved ones, and the Foundation sends notification to family members that a gift has been made.

Warner also encourages you to contact her to discuss your chartable giving. “We are a unique organization. We exist to help connect people in our community to give back to causes they care most about,” Warner said. “You can write a check to an organization and once they use it, it is gone. Instead, we help you create a fund that is invested and a portion is granted to the organization and cause you select. There is a portion held in the fund that is invested each year so that your fund can give money each year and help our community…forever.”

Also, thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, gifts to the Foundation may be eligible for a 50 cents on the dollar or dollar for dollar match. “It depends on the type of fund a person wants to donate to,” Warner said. She also noted there is a time limit on the matching program so she encourages individuals who are interested to contact her as soon as possible.

For a complete list of funds, visit the website at: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/perry-family-of-funds/ .

Donations may be made online by visiting the home website at: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/and clicking the “Donate” button.

For more information, feel free to contact Warner at 812.547.3176 or renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org.

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. GIVING TUESDAY!

Giving Tuesday logo

 

 

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday serves as the kick-off to the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

In 2014, the third year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together 30,000 partners in 68 countries and registered 32.7 million impressions on Twitter, with its eponymous hashtag mentioned 698,600 times. Since 2012, online giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has increased more than four-fold, based on findings by Blackbaud and the Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produced in partnership with the Case Foundation.

As you reflect on ways to give and serve during this day of global celebration, please consider giving to the Posey County Community Foundation.  A gift to any fund at the Foundation can be made in memory of someone or in honor of a special achievement – even a significant birthday, anniversary, or accomplishment.  To GIVE Online Today, please click here.

For a list of our current funds and their descriptions, please visit https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/types-funds.  Questions? Please contact the Posey County Community Foundation at 812-838-0288.

 

 

Community Foundation Awards $115,000 to 14 Charitable Partners

Washington, Indiana. November 16, 2015.   Daviess County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $115,000 for 16 projects of 14 organizations serving Daviess County. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

Over the past 3 weeks, Foundation Board members visited organizations all over Daviess County to present the grants. During a recent meeting of the Elnora Town Board, $24,000 was presented to the Elnora Police Department for the purchase of a newer vehicle, mobile data terminal, radar unit, and personal body cameras. Additionally, a $20,400 grant was awarded to the Cannelburg Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of new protective gear.

The other grant awards include:

$3,800 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for Coalition Loads;

$12,000 to Church On the Way for the Hope House 2016 Sharing Program;

$1,200 to the Children’s Center for Dance Education, “The Children’s Nutcracker” program;

$13,500 to Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids project;

$10,000 to the Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Inc. for the New Mom Initiative project;

$4,100 to the Odon Police Department for body cameras and personal protective equipment;

$3,000 to the Daviess County Partnership Inc. for Jubilee Christmas program;

$1,800 to Senior and Family Services, Inc. for a new Computer Room;

$8,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Lena Dunn Elementary Today a Reader; Tomorrow a Leader project;

$600 to Washington Community Schools for the North Elementary School “15 cents worth of STEM” program;

$5,000 to Washington Community Schools for the Griffith Elementary School “Building “Accelerated Readers” in an Accelerated World” Program;

$2,000 to the Salvation Army- Indiana Divisional Headquarters for Daviess County Service Extension – Emergency Assistance Program;

$3,000 to Four Rivers Resources for the Ride Solution Driver Safety Enhancement Program; and

$2,600 to Southwest Indiana PowerHouse for safety and security improvements.

In addition to the Community Good Grants, $1,600 was awarded from the Doris I Potts Fund to Friends for Animals for the Heartworm Education, Prevention, and Treatment Program.

Since its inception in 1993, Daviess County Community Foundation has conducted an annual Community Good Grants Program which provides a source for funding the changing needs of the community. Grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to Community Good Funds held by the Foundation.

Community Good Funds established so far include Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, the Callahan Family Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, the Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, the Joan Daily Elliott Fund, Edward Jones and Co. Achievement Fund, First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, German American Bancorp Community Fund, the Jim and Kathy Havill Family Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Unrestricted Fund, Jones and Sons Concrete Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Unrestricted Fund, Jay E. Myers Unrestricted Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County, Perdue Farms Inc. Unrestricted Fund, Singleton Family Fund, Swartzentruber Family Fund, the Traylor Fertilizer Service Inc./Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Daviess County.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Board of Trustees, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Trivia Night 2016 is coming! Save the Date!

Perry County Community Foundation’s Annual Trivia Night will be on the evening of January 23, 2016 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

As in the past, the winning team will get to name a 501c3 charity to receive a $500 grant!

Stay tuned for more details, including how to register your team, but be sure to mark it on your calendar. This is an event you do not want to miss!

You may contact the Perry County Community Foundation at (812) 547-3176 or email their director, Renate Warner, at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org if you’d like to be contacted when registration information is available.

Knox County Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards

Vincennes, Indiana. September 2, 2015.   Knox County Community Foundation has announced grant awards totaling $43,205 for 12 projects of 10 organizations serving Knox County. The grants were awarded through the Foundation’s Community Good grant cycle and based on funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

The grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Knox County by establishing and contributing to Community Good funds held by the Foundation. Community Good funds established so far include Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund; Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund; Kathy Rinsch For Knox County, Forever Fund; Friends of Knox County Fund; German American Bancorp Fund; Jim and Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund; Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund; Leonard Family Fund; Richard P. and Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund; Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund; Gordon, William and Christina Miller Fund; Old National Fund for Knox County; Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund; Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund; Chris and Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund; and the Norbert M. and Louise A. Welch Fund.

Grants were awarded to:

  • Backpacks of Love for VCSC for the Backpacks of Love Project, to provide students in the Vincennes Community School Corporation with a supply of food for the weekend,
  • Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. for the Coalition Loads Project, to pay freight costs for one load of donated food product to distribute to needy families,
  • Children & Family Services, Corp for the I Am for the Child, Knox County CASA Program, to support training expenses for CASA staff and volunteers,
  • Helping His Hands Disaster Response, Inc. for the Media Studio Project, to provide support for video production equipment to create media for reaching out to community groups in order to gain volunteer and financial support,
  • Holly’s House, Inc. for the Services for Victims of Child Abuse Project, to provide support for forensic interviews, medical exams, and supportive services for victims of child abuse,
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry for the “Meat” the Need Project 2015, to support meat processing expenses for large game/livestock donated by hunters and farmers to be provided to local hunger relief agencies,
  • Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for the JA Economics for Success and JA It’s My Future Programs for Knox County 7th and 8th grade students, to provide practical information on personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills and interests,
  • The Salvation Army for the Pathway of Hope Program, a strength based comprehensive case management approach to help guide people out of the cycle of poverty with clear goals and support,
  • Westphalia Housing, Inc. for the Windows Project, to assist with the replacement of windows in one duplex,
  • YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Adult Day Center for the You “Lift” Me Up! Project, to purchase a standing lift chair to enable the staff to move, lift, and transfer wheelchair bound clients easily and safely
  • YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Center for the You Ride, We Roll! Project, to provide public transportation to those who are in need of becoming transportation independent, and
  • YMCA of Vincennes for the 3rd Grade Water Safety Program, to provide support for the YMCA 3rd Grade Water Safety course that teaches fundamental water safety skills to over 250 Knox County children.

About the Knox County Community Foundation

Established in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 130 funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Knox County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 20 N Third Street, Suite 301 in Vincennes. To learn more, call 812.886.0093 or visit www.knoxcountyfoundation.org.

Introducing College Intern Martha Thomas

Martha ThomasWe would like to introduce you to our college intern at the Perry County Community Foundation! This position is made possible through the Lilly Endowment, and below is a little bit about Martha, in her own words. Welcome, Martha!

“My name is Martha Thomas, and I am a Lead Teacher and Extended Care Coordinator at Stepping Stones Preschool, and also a Teacher’s assistant at Perry Central Community School. On Monday, July 13, I began my position as summer intern for the Perry County Community Foundation, thanks to the Lilly Endowment Foundation. I have an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and have recently returned to college as a non-traditional student to work toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. I know, two totally different fields, but I have found Early Childhood to be my passion. My project at the Foundation is to follow up on how grants have been utilized and write stories about the impact they have had in the community.” 

 

Perry County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

Perry County, Indiana – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting grant applications from community organizations.

Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women and/or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

These grants are made possible by the Friends of Perry County Unrestricted Fund, the TCB/Fifth Third Bank Perry County Fund, the Crippled Children’s Fund, the Goble-Kleeman Fund for Young Children, the Elbert and Dawn Star and Marilyn Ewing Environmental Fund, the Perry County Arts Council Promoting the Arts Fund, the Joseph L. Dauby Endowment Fund, the Perry County Power of Youth Fund and the Perry County Women for Women Fund.

The Foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Proposals from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Grant applications must be electronically submitted to the Perry County Community Foundation no later than Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Organizations wishing to submit a grant proposal are invited to visit the Foundation’s web site at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/perry-discretionary-grant/  for requirements, instructions and the online application.

Again this year, the online system will allow applicants to save their application before submitting it.

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Foundation’s director, Renate Warner, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions. Contact Renate at 812.547.3176 or email her at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org with questions or to set up a meeting.

Grants will be announced by December 1 and will be awarded at a January grant ceremony.

The Community Good granting cycle is one charitable resource available to our community thanks to generous donors who provided meaningful gifts by creating charitable funds created through the Community Foundation.

Alpha Psi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Establishes New Donor-advised Fund

The Alpha Psi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi is a local network of friends dedicated to helping others with time, money, and love, and meeting needs whether cultural, educational, social, or financial. Music, art, literature, literacy, and speech and hearing have been their focus, and their hallmark work is supporting the speech and hearing department at Daviess Community Hospital.

The group has received regular support from a Community Foundation endowment fund established in 1995 by deceased member, Dorothy Myers. The designated fund provides annual grants to support the charitable work of the group and is set up to do so forever.

Impressed and grateful for the endowment fund established by Myers, the Psi Iota Xi women started thinking about how they too could award grants to other charitable organizations in the community. Supporting a broad range of charitable needs, even broader than the guidelines of their sorority charter, was important to them. They also wanted to take an active role in the grant-making process every year.

After consultation with the Daviess County Community Foundation, the group established a new donor-advised fund. The fund is set up so the local Psi Iota Xi chapter stays involved in the giving experience by suggesting grant awards from the fund. With the group’s broad range of community interests, it’s an ideal vehicle for them to fulfill their charitable interests both now and for generations to come.

For Daviess County Community Foundation Board member, Elaine Wellman, an alumna of the Psi Iota Xi group, the partnership holds a special place in her heart. So much so that Wellman used Facebook to challenge members to contribute to the fund during the Lilly GIFT VI match. “With the 1-2 match during the period through March 31, 2016, it’s a great time to build a brand new fund.”

The Daviess County Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Psi Iota Xi to fulfill their charitable wishes. For more information about a donor-advised fund, contact mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org

 

Investing in the Community They Love

Dan and Jane HaydenWhile in the military, Dan Hayden and his wife Jane lived in many different communities. But it is with great pride that they call Perry County their home. And it is this love for their community that led the couple to creating a new fund through the Perry County Community Foundation.

“After being involved with the Perry County Community Foundation for several years, I have seen the integrity and concern this organization has for the community. I am very impressed with their values, goals and mission,” Jane said.

A few years ago, they named the Foundation in their estate plans and became part of Perry County Community Foundation’s Legacy League. “We feel we have been very blessed in our life. We felt this was an opportunity to give back in a significant manner and leave a legacy,” Jane indicated.

They had contemplated starting their own fund but never felt it was the right time. Then the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI Match Program was introduced. It was then that Dan and Jane knew it was the perfect opportunity to create a fund that would give back to the community forever. And with the match, they could increase their grants that will continue to improve the quality of live in Perry County into the future.

They created the Boerste-Efinger-Hayden Fund, which is a Community Good fund. It will give back to the community’s greatest needs, whatever they may be as needs change over time. Granting needs are determined by a committee of community citizens. And since it’s through the Community Foundation, it’s an investment that will give back forever!

The couple established their new fund in honor of their family which has deep roots in Perry County, ensuring their legacy will live on for generations to come, in the community they love.

For Good. Forever.

How a Donor’s Gift Gives Back…Forever!

Naomi Mulzer wanted to give back to her community.  After all, her late husband’s family business, Mulzer Crushed Stone, had been supported by the Perry County community for decades.

Naomi had been involved with the Perry County Community Foundation for six years as a volunteer when she learned about the Lilly VI GIFT match program. She knew this was the perfect time to give back. “I knew that creating a fund in my husband’s name (Neil) would be a great way to donate to the community that supported his family business,” said Mulzer. “It would also be a great way to show his love for our community.”

Naomi created two funds with the Community Foundation, which were matched by the Lilly Endowment matching funds. Since both funds are endowed, the fund assets are invested, and a portion of the funds’ proceeds will go back into the community each year, in perpetuity.

The N & N Mulzer Donor Advised Fund (N & N stands for Neil and Naomi) allows Naomi the flexibility to donate to causes she cares about personally, by making recommendations on charitable projects or organizations she wishes to support. Since this fund is donor advised, multiple nonprofit organizations may benefit each year as Naomi recommends to which projects or organizations the fund’s annual grant money should be given.

Naomi also created the N & N Mulzer Unrestricted Fund. This is a Community Good fund that will provide funding for the community’s greatest needs each year. Though it’s unknown what the needs may be in Perry County in five, ten, even fifty years from now, this fund allows the grant committee to annually determine what grant applications and organizations are serving the most pressing needs in the community.

“I believe Neil would be proud to see the legacy of giving carried on by me and our three sons.” – Naomi Mulzer

The Community Foundation, too, is proud of her and their sons for entrusting the Foundation to help fulfill their charitable dreams. Because of Naomi’s generosity, generations to come will benefit from these gifts to the community. For good. Forever.

 

 

Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana  June 15, 2015  Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2015 Community Good grant cycle.

“This is the open grant cycle for charitable organizations seeking funding,” says Mary E. Smith, Foundation Director. “It’s a competitive process, and we encourage our charitable partners to bring us their very best creative ideas and requests for making a difference in our community.”

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess and submitted by midnight on Monday, August 3, 2015. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before October 31, 2015.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Smith at 812-254-9354 or mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. 

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where the funds’ investment earnings make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

 

Annual Meeting and Dinner

The Posey County Community Foundation cordially invites you and your guests to our

Annual Meeting and Dinner

 Celebrating Philanthropy

 It’s the Posey County Community Foundation’s 23rd Anniversary, partnering with donors,
friends, and supporters to improve the quality of life for everyone here.

 Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rapp – Owen Granary
413 Granary Street
New Harmony, IN 47631

 

Wine and Cheese Reception: 6:00 p.m.

Dinner – $25.00 per person: 6:45 p.m.

 For Good. Forever.

 Please RSVP by contacting Monica Spencer, Director at
812-838-0288 or
monica@poseycommunityfoundation.org

 

2015 Community Foundation Scholarship Funds Award $60,970

Washington, Indiana  Last night, the Daviess County Community Foundation announced recipients of a multitude of scholarship awards during their annual scholarship reception. Held at the Knights of Columbus Building in Washington and sponsored by Old National Bank, the event celebrated the benefit of scholarship funds established with the Foundation. This year, 13 funds established by generous donors provided 35 scholarships totaling $60,970.

Foundation Board President, Jim Pearson, says the foundation’s scholarship process begins and ends with the donor. “When a donor decides that a scholarship is the way they want to make a difference in the community, the foundation sets up the endowment fund with precise directions to honor their wishes,” said Pearson. “And, throughout the process, their wishes are honored, including when our volunteer committee makes the selections and bases scores around those same specifications that the donor described to us.”

“The best part of these scholarships is because of the nature of a community foundation and the unique power of endowment, those donors can be assured that their wishes are carried out not just today, but forever,” added Pearson.

Scholarship awards presented were:

Ray L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Westminster Presbyterian Church in memory of Ray L. Angerer. Applicants must be communicant members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and participation and service to the church, to the community, and to school are among the requirements. This year’s award is $800 and the recipient is Melody Rohrer, Barr-Reeve High School.

Derek Ray Arvin Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the family of Derek Ray Arvin, class of 2014, to benefit a Washington High School graduating senior. Along with several other factors, selection is based on financial need, the applicant’s level of athletic involvement and their participation in a faith community. This year’s $1,000 awards go to Jacob Gross, Rebecca Guthrie, Luke Raymond, and Marlee Stoner.

Ronald Todd Beasley Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Ronald Todd Beasley, by his parents, Ronald Lee and Diane Beasley; his brother, Dr. Harley Scott Beasley; and friends. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who demonstrate qualities associated with a good moral character and citizenship, including a cooperative attitude, respect for authority figures, responsibility and dependability, honesty, and friendliness. This year’s $1,500 scholarship recipient is Brooke Swartzentruber.

Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Veale Creek Players in memory of Lawrell Ray Hilgeman.  Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions featured at the Veale Creek Theatre in Washington. The award this year is $800 and the recipient is Elizabeth Brochin, Washington who is a student at Indiana State University.

FOP Lodge 101 Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lodge 101 of the Washington Indiana Fraternal Order of Police. Graduating seniors of any Daviess or Martin County high school pursuing post-secondary education in law enforcement or a related field (excluding corrections officers) may apply. The award this year is $1,000 and the recipient is Morgan Yoder, Barr Reeve High School.

GPC Washington Employees Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the employees of Kent-Grain Processing Corporation in Washington to encourage the dependents of employees to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating from high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential. This is the first year for the $1,000 scholarship and the recipient is Kayla Mercer, Washington, who is a student at Indiana State University.

David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Cathleen M. (Lynch) Kendall in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of any Daviess County school who attended Lena Dunn Elementary School may apply. The award this year is $500 and the recipient is Jacob Gross, Washington High School.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Peoples National Bank in Washington. It is open to seniors from any Daviess County high school with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average who are planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university. Selection is based on academics and leadership skills. This year’s $500 award recipient is Elaynna Brashear, Washington High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Martha Risley Reiners in memory of her husband. The fund typically awards multiple graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate good scholastic standing and financial need. This year, the award amount for each scholarship is $3,000. The recipients are Maria Barco, Washington High School; Elaynna Brashear, Washington High School; Lynetta Graber, Barr Reeve High School; Jacob Gross, Washington High School; Baleigh Miller, Barr Reeve High School; Jessica Miller, North Daviess High School; Megan Osmon, North Daviess High School; Eli Schnarr, Washington High School; and Jacob Smiley, North Daviess High School.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Judge Gregory A. and Natalie J. Smith in memory of their son, Sheldon. The scholarship is for graduating seniors of both Washington High School and Washington Catholic High School planning to pursue a degree in writing, computer graphics, computer game design, computer art design, or computer animation, computer programming, and/or web design. The awards this year are $500 each. The recipients are Blaine Fuhs, Washington Catholic High School and Rebecca Guthrie, Washington High School.

William and Mary Summers Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by William E. Summers and the late Phillip M. Summers in memory of their parents. Graduating seniors of Washington High School planning full-time enrollment at Vincennes University are eligible with preference given to students majoring in Business or Education. The award this year is $500 and the recipient is Drew Davis, Washington High School.

Fred J. Walker, Jr. Journalism Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Estate of Frederic Joseph Walker, Jr. Professor Walker lived in Washington and served as a journalism professor at Vincennes University. Graduating seniors of both Washington Catholic and Washington High Schools who plan to study journalism at Vincennes University are eligible for this award. The award this year is $1,200.  This year’s recipient is Drew Davis, Washington High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Marilyn Wallace by her husband Lewis W. Wallace and her daughter Marcia L. McConnell.  Graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health or health-related fields are eligible for this award. The award this year is $670 and the recipient is Logan Wagler.

Charles and Maxine Williams Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Estate of Maxine Williams in memory of Charles and Maxine to benefit North Daviess High School graduating seniors. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This is the first year for awarding this scholarship and 4 students were selected to receive a $1,375 scholarship. They are Sara Graber, Jessica Miller, Megan Osmon, and Brooke Swartzentruber.

Daviess County Community Foundation Scholarship awards scholarships to those students who are considered as alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. This year, 35 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the alternate scholarships are made possible by local donors who have contributed to the Friends of Daviess County endowment fund. The total amount being awarded to the top four alternates this year is $15,000. The recipients are Elaynna Brashear, Washington High School; Caitlin Kamplain, Washington High School; Natalya Meinhart, Washington High School; Jasmine Patel, Washington Catholic High School; Logan Tedrow, Barr Reeve High School; and Lauren Walker, Washington High School.

Also recognized at the event was this year’s Daviess County Lilly Scholar. Bailey Kendall, Washington High School, will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The Community Foundation handles the application and a volunteer selection committee of community leaders completes the review process for this award, submitting final nominations to Independent Colleges of Indiana.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with input from a local 16-member volunteer advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever. The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Funds created to make a difference where it matters.

Several new funds have recently been created through the Perry County Community Foundation. Below are their stories.

In memory of Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans
After both of their parents had passed away, five siblings wanted to create a way to memorialize their parents and give back to their community. They decided that creating a fund that would give back forever was a fitting tribute to their mother and father.
So Alvin Evans, Karla Jochim, Debra Bertram, Sherry Boyken and Donna Dickman contacted the Perry County Community Foundation. They decided to create two endowments. One fund, the Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans Trust for Lilly Dale Church of Christ and Tell City High School Fund, benefits both the Lilly Dale Church of Christ’s cemetery and the Tell City High School’s vocational program. The Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans Tell City Scholarship Fund benefits the Education Pay Student Loan Fund of Tell City/Perry County.
By creating these funds, Mrs. Jochim, Mrs. Bertram, Mrs. Boyken, Mrs. Dickman and Mr. Evans will be able to make meaningful gifts in memory of their parents. And since these funds are endowments, they will be able to improve life in our county today and for generations to come.

Tell City Pretzel Fund
Bradley Smith, owner of Tell City Pretzels, wanted a way to give back to the community that has supported his business. Bradley contacted the Perry County Community Foundation and discussed options of charitable giving. After some consideration, he decided that creating an endowment that would benefit Perry County organizations was a great way to support the community that has supported him. Therefore, he and his wife Sandra created the donor advised fund called the Tell City Pretzel Fund. Donor advised funds allow flexible giving so the donor can select multiple organizations or projects to support. Bradley says one of the biggest draws to creating a fund through the Foundation is the fact that it will give back forever. Through this donor advised fund, Bradley and Sandra will help make a difference where it matters.

Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund
Encouraging students to further their education and achieve their maximum potential is important to Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb. That’s why the former governor and his wife created the Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund to benefit a Perry Central student each year. The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund, created through the Perry County Community Foundation, will be awarded for the first time this spring.

The Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. To find out more, contact Foundation Director Renate Warner at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org, call 812.547.3176 or come by our office located at 817 12th Street in Tell City.

Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Named

Washington, Indiana. One Daviess County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Bailey Marie Kendall will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Bailey is the daughter of Jim and Susan Kendall of Washington and is a senior at Washington High School. While she has excelled academically, she has also been active in a variety of school and community activities, including DECA, Beta Club, Academic Bowl, CEO program, student council, 4-H, and the New Hope Christian Church Youth Group. Following graduation, Bailey plans to attend an Indiana college to study chemical engineering with a goal of giving back to the community as a patent agent.

Daviess County students applied for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation and the 2015 application process began in January. Thirty-five applications were reviewed by a volunteer scholarship committee made up of community leaders. The applications were scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer and work activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles. Based on results from the initial review, seven applicants were selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the Daviess County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 32 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

The Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. One of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States, the Foundation helps people make meaningful gifts that improve life in Daviess County today and for generations to come. A part of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., a network of nine counties in southwestern Indiana, the Daviess County Community Foundation manages over $11 million in assets and in 2014, made over $500,000 available to projects benefiting many areas of community life. Each year, the Foundation collaborates with all four Daviess County high schools and Independent Colleges of Indiana to nominate a student for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholar award.

 

Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana. February 9, 2015.   The Daviess County Community Foundation announces the opening of their spring grant cycle. Applications will be accepted through March 16 for charitable projects or activities in Daviess County.

Three funds held at the Daviess County Community Foundation provide funding for the grant cycle. The Women’s Fund will provide for a single grant of up to $4,000 to support a charitable project or program. The Daviess County Youth Council and Smithville Charitable Youth of Daviess County funds will together make up to $1,000 available for four programs or projects serving youth.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities may also be accepted.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, operating costs not directly related to the proposed project or program, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

The grant application process is being conducted exclusively online via the Community Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess

Grant application training is also available. For more information, contact the Foundation office at 812-254-9354 or email mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

 

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member Board of Trustees, the Foundation is made up of a collection of permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

 

 

 

First Federal Savings Bank of Washington Establishes Community Good Fund

Washington, Indiana. January 16, 2015.  The Daviess County Community Foundation today accepted a $10,000 donation from First Federal Savings Bank of Washington to establish a new community good or unrestricted endowment fund.

“The beauty and strength of the new First Federal Savings Bank of Washington endowment fund is the flexibility that the fund will provide in addressing a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated,” says Mary E. Smith, Foundation Director.

According to Tom Richardson, First Federal Bank President, the bank wanted to meet the ever-changing needs of Daviess County and found the answer at the Community Foundation. “We know Daviess County is developing quickly, with many changes throughout the community,” says Richardson. “We cannot accurately predict those changes but by working through the Foundation, we can be assured that we are helping to address the needs of this community, both today, and for many years to come.”

The First Federal Fund will provide support for the Foundation’s annual discretionary grant program which last year awarded $150,000 to 23 charitable organizations for 24 different projects. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

 

Community Foundation Now Accepting 2015 Lilly Scholarship Applications

Washington, Indiana. December 18, 2014. One Daviess County student will be selected as the Daviess County Community Foundation 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any regionally accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Daviess County students may now apply for the scholarship through the Daviess County Community Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.  Deadline for applications is midnight on January 19, 2015.

Details about the award are posted on the website as well as eligibility criteria and application instructions. Applications will be scored based on a variety of factors including academic performance, community service and volunteer activities, a written essay outlining future goals, work experiences, school activities and sports, and effectiveness in assigned leadership roles.  Based on results from the initial review, applicants will be selected for a final panel interview to further assess their verbal communication skills and civic pride and interest.

After the local volunteer scholarship committee completes its evaluation, scholar nominees will be  submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for final selection of a Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Founded in 1972, ICI is a nonprofit corporation, representing 31 regionally accredited, degree-granting, nonprofit independent colleges and universities in the state. Among its activities, ICI provides a variety of collective services for member institutions in an effort to realize efficiencies of scale and to reduce costs and provides information about independent higher education in Indiana to public and private bodies as appropriate. ICI also assists students at member and non-member higher education institutions through scholarship programs such as the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Founded in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local area. One of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States, the foundation serves residents of Daviess County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington.

 

Open House Celebrates Bennett’s Retirement

Washington, Indiana. December 18, 2014.   At an open house celebration last night at the Daviess County Community Foundation, local board members, community partners, and donors extended best wishes to Foundation Administrative Assistant, Deborah Bennett.

Bennett retired from the Foundation on Wednesday, after serving as Administrative Assistant for the past six years. During her time with the Foundation, Bennett has reinforced many initiatives to grow endowment, including the establishment of a Women’s Fund and Youth Council as well as adoption of e-communication and accounting practices.

Bennett said her experience working at the Foundation has been very rewarding. “It has been wonderful working with all of you in one way or the other.”

Bennett was also recognized for her service to the Foundation at a Women’s Fund Dinner on November 18th and at a Community Foundation Alliance staff luncheon on December 3rd.

 

Foundation Awards $150,000 to 23 Charitable Partners

November 17, 2014.   Washington, Indiana.

Daviess County Community Foundation recently announced grant awards totaling $150,000 for 24 projects of 23 organizations serving Daviess County. The grants were based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.

During a grant presentation at the Washington City Council meeting on November 10, Daviess County Community Foundation Advisory Board President, Jim Pearson and Director Mary E. Smith presented $18,115 to the Washington Police Department for six video and audio in car recording systems and $24,600 to the Washington Parks and Recreation Department for ADA playground equipment in city parks.

Washington Mayor Joe Wellman said that the city was thankful for the funding and that one project in particular was something the city had long struggled to provide. “The ADA playground equipment has been something we have been talking about for some time. We know it’s needed and we have been trying to figure out a way to fund it. This grant is going to go a long way in helping us provide this type of equipment for those who use our parks.”

The other 2014 grants and projects are:

$15,000 to the Daviess County Family YMCA for construction of a new Special Needs/Family Changing Room at pool level in the facility,

$3,400 to United Way of Daviess County for two Born Learning Trail Kits for the agency’s Day of Caring 20th Anniversary event in 2015,

$3,500 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana for Junior Achievement Program Expansion at various Daviess County schools,

$6,285   to the Odon Police Department for Radars, Drug Identification, and Bicycle Unit Equipment,

$600 to Feed My Sheep of Daviess County for a New Copy Machine,

$930 to Central Christian Church for the Kids’ Harvest Garden at Central Christian Church,

$2,000   to Generations for the Generations Senior Games event,

$4,000   to Washington Carnegie Public Library for the Explore, Empower and Enrich:  Arts & Culture Program at the library,

$9,000   to the Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Inc. for the Essentials for Newborns/Baby Bucks Program,

$1,900 to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County for the Savvy Seniors Fraud Prevention Seminar,

$1,870 to Purdue Extension-Daviess County for the Strengthening Families through Education: Parent’s Night Out Program,

$12,000 to Hope House for the Hope House Community Sharing Program,

$3,150 to Senior and Family Services, Inc. for a Home Health Aide Complete Video Training Program and a Parking Lot Safety Project,

$5,000 to the American Red Cross, Old Northwest Territory Chapter for the Delivering Help, Hope, and Healing Program in Daviess County,

$11,050 to Central Christian Church for the Backpack Food for Kids Program,

$4,400 to Lighthouse Recovery Center for the Men’s Health and Recreation Center building project,

$3,800 to Bread of Life Ministry Inc. for Coalition loads in Daviess County,

$7,100 to Friends for Kids for the Life Skills for Children Program,

$3,500 to Travis Burkhart Foundation for a generator, PA system, tables, chairs for the TBF Life Support project,

$2,500 to John 15:12, Inc. for the Back to School Bash, and

$5,000 to Daviess County Partnership Inc. for Jubilee Christmas-2014

Since its inception in 1993, Daviess County Community Foundation has conducted an annual discretionary grants program which provides a source for funding the changing needs of the community. Discretionary grants are made possible through the generosity of people and organizations who are investing in the future of Daviess County by establishing and contributing to community good funds held by the Foundation. Community good funds established so far include Black Beauty Daviess County Community Fund, Senator Homer and Irma Capehart Fund, Daviess County Memorial Fund, Dudenhoeffer Family Fund, Edward Jones and Company Achievement Fund, Friends of Daviess County Fund, Home Building Savings Bank FSB Fund, Maysville Enterprises LLC Fund, Midwest Natural Gas Corporation Fund, Jay E. Myers Fund, Dr. Horace and Mary Norton Family Fund, Old National Fund for Daviess County Fund, Perdue Farms, Inc. Fund and Traylor Fertilizer Services Inc./Joe and Gladys Traylor Fund.

 

 

Dana Winklepleck, NBC 2 News Anchor, Takes Women’s Fund Donors “Behind the Scenes”

August 15, 2014.  Washington, Indiana.

News anchor Dana Winklepleck was in Washington on Thursday and women of all ages went “behind the scenes” of the newsroom and heard her thoughts on how women can be empowered.

Winklepleck was the keynote speaker for the annual Dessert before Dinner of the Daviess County Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund. The event took place at the Padaco event facility in Washington. Co-sponsored by German American Bank, a variety of desserts were on the menu.

A well-known television personality and experienced broadcaster, Winklepleck presented a motivating talk about her personal journey in the field of broadcasting. The 100 women attending learned her insights to empower women to achieve fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

 

Parkview Village Christian Care Establishes Endowment Fund

February 10, 2014.  Odon, Indiana.

The Daviess County Community Foundation was recently selected to manage and administer a fund to support the charitable, educational or other exempt purposes for Parkview Village Christian Care in Odon.

According to Community Foundation Board President, John Dudenhoeffer, “We are honored to be of assistance to Parkview in this way. We applaud Parkview’s Director Gina Wagler and the Board of Directors, for their vision in partnering with the Community Foundation to manage this fund for the long-term stability of all their charitable efforts.”

According to Wagler, establishing the fund became a reality when a local donor stepped forward.

“We are very thankful for the support of Troy Stoll,” said Wagler.  “His gift helps us take the first step to establish an endowment for Parkview.”

“Parkview’s work is a cause I care about,” said Stoll. “They are providing a service that enhances the lives of many in Daviess County.”

Using the Community Foundation allows donors to give to the causes and community in a way that lasts forever.  By offering the power of endowment, gifts are invested to grow over time.  Earnings from investments are then used to make grants that provide benefits forever.

Mary E. Smith, Director of the Community Foundation, said, “In addition to grants, Parkview Village Christian Care will receive several benefits from this investment with the Community Foundation.  Our administrative fees are very competitive and there will be educational and promotional opportunities to grow the fund.  Funds that we manage are listed on our printed materials, on our website, and are mentioned in our presentations making this information available to potential donors.”

“We congratulate Parkview and look forward to working with them to increase this asset,” added Smith.