Perry County Community Foundation Recognizes Outgoing Board, Elects New Officers And Approves New Board

(Perry County, Indiana)  During the Perry County Community Foundation’s June board meeting, Amy Hollinden and Adam Goffinet and Matt Butler each were recognized for three years of service as outgoing advisory board members. “We will be forever grateful for their leadership, commitment to our organization, and continued advocacy within our communities.” says Mary James, Regional Director of Development.

Incoming advisory board officers were also elected at the meeting, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, and include President Rita Mahoney and Vice President Rebecca Etienne.

In addition, three new advisory board members were elected. Marty Kaiser, Rachel Roccia, and Dr. Joe Sisley.  

Marty Kaiser is a graduate of Jasper High School. Kaiser has been with Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company since 1988. His current position at Springs Valley is Senior Executive Vice President and Financial Advisory Group Manager. He is a board member of the Tri-County YMCA. He is also a member of the Tell City Knights of Columbus, Tell City Moose, and St. Paul Catholic Church. Kaiser resides in Perry County with his wife, Tricia, and their four children. In his free time, he enjoys taking family vacations in his motorhome, working with his mules, and cycling. Kaiser has completed the Rain Ride across Indiana several times.

Rachel Roccia has worked for German American for 21 years and is currently the Financial Center Supervisor for the Tell City Rivergate location. She serves as President of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Tri-Kappa and is the treasurer for Brick By Brick.  She also serves on the We the Youth Board and Salvation Army Board for Perry County.  Roccia is the Education Chair at the First United Methodist Church and served as Youth Coordinator in the past for approximately 17 years.  She attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute and Purdue North Central in Westville Indiana.  Roccia has been married to Randy for 39 years and they have two grown children, and have been blessed with five grandchildren. She attended Leadership Perry County Class and has participated in JA at both Perry Central and Tell City.  Her hobbies include attending Bible Studies, writing and Musical Theatre.  

Dr. Joe Sisley is a 2000 Graduate of Heritage Hills High School. He is an Alumni of Indiana University in 2004 with a BS in Biology and 2008 from the Indiana University School of Optometry. Sisley received the 2017 Young Optometrist of the Year for Indiana. He recently joined the practice of Burris, LeClere, & Labhart Eye Center taking over for Dr. Burris. Sisley is a board member of the Spencer County Public Library, a member of the Kiwanis Club of South Spencer, and St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Chrisney, IN.  He previously served on the Rockport City Parks Board, Spencer County 4-H Board, and Indiana Optometric Association State Board. Sisley grew up in Spencer County and currently lives in Rockport, IN.  His hobbies include running, biking, hiking and being outdoors.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-vanderburgh. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate three students to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Vanderburgh County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Knox County Community Foundation Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

(Vincennes, Indiana)  The Knox Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 27, 2020.

“This year, our Community Good grant cycle has expanded funding opportunities for our charitable partners,” says Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact.

Osmon added that the Community Foundation’s flexibility in meeting the needs of the community makes it possible for grant cycles to change from year to year. “Our board’s decision to change this year’s Community Good grant cycle to accept both project-based and general support applications was based on the needs in our community today. We know our charitable partners are adjusting to many changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to respond to their needs by changing this year’s grant cycle, and offering an expanded funding option that is well-suited to support their vital work.”

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox/grants. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email by November 1, 2020.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.254.9354 or via email losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Daviess County Community Foundation Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

(Washington, Indiana) The Daviess Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, August 27, 2020.

“This year, our Community Good grant cycle has expanded funding opportunities for our charitable partners,” says Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact.

Osmon added that the Community Foundation’s flexibility in meeting the needs of the community makes it possible for grant cycles to change from year to year. “Our board’s decision to change this year’s Community Good grant cycle to accept both project-based and general support applications was based on the needs in our community today. We know our charitable partners are adjusting to many changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to respond to their needs by changing this year’s grant cycle and offering an expanded funding option that is well-suited to support their vital work.”

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess/grants. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email by November 1, 2020.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.254.9354 or via email losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Pike County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Pike County, Indiana) The Pike County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-pike/.

The deadline to apply is September 12, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.

The 2021 Pike Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Warrick County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Warrick County, Indiana)  The Warrick County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-warrick. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Perry County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Perry County, Indiana)  The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-perry/.

The deadline to apply is September 4, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indian a public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Spencer County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Spencer County, Indiana)  The Spencer County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-spencer/.

The deadline to apply is September 9, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Spencer County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Gibson County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Gibson County, Indiana)  The Gibson County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-gibson/. The deadline to apply is August 28, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indian a public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Gibson Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Posey County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Posey County, Indiana)  The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-posey/. The deadline to apply is September 4, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Posey Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Daviess County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Daviess County, Indiana)  The Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-daviess/. The deadline to apply is September 3, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Daviess County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Knox County Community Foundation Announces Details For The 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Knox County, Indiana)  The Knox County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana residents who graduate from an accredited Indiana high school by 2021, and receive their diploma no later than June 30, 2021. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-knox/. The deadline to apply is September 3, 2020.

The program provides scholarships for otherwise unreimbursed 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 Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Community Foundation will nominate one student to receive the scholarship.   

The 2021 Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named in mid-December 2020.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Community Foundation Women’s Fund Announces 2020 Grant Recipient

(Washington, Indiana)   Donors to the Women’s Fund of Daviess County, held by the Daviess County Community Foundation, have selected the fund’s eighteenth grant recipient. Daviess-Martin Joint County Parks and Recreation Department is receiving $10,000 for their Activity Center Renovation Project at West Boggs Park.

A vote by mail format was used due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting in-person meetings. 34 donors cast ballots by mail, with this project receiving the most votes. The Women’s Fund grant will provide partial funding for this quality of place, building and renovation project, that adds a new amenity at West Boggs Park – a diverse, affordable, and attractive indoor meeting and activity space that may be used by our community and those who visit our area.

Aside from determining this year’s grant award recipient, the mailing to donors included an update from Veale Creek Players about the $10,000 grant they received last year from the Women’s Fund. That grant supported building improvements (including restroom updates) at the Theatre, which is located on Highway 57 south of Washington.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a voting member of the Women’s Fund of Daviess County, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org or 812-254-9354.

Women’s Fund Of Posey Announces Grant Recipients

(Posey County, Indiana) The Women’s Fund, held by the Posey County Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the list of grant recipients of grants from The Women’s Fund.    

“Since the fund was established 16 years ago, over $126,000 has been granted to support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Posey County families.” says John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation. “The Women’s Fund addresses the changing needs and priorities in Posey County through a competitive grant cycle.”

“Without donors, these grants would not be awarded,” says Dianna Simkins, chair of the Women’s Fund Steering Committee. “The Women’s Fund makes it possible for many members of the community to pool resources in order to significantly impact our community.”

The Women’s Fund Grant Selection Committee reviewed funding requests and contacted grant applicants for an interview. Once interviews concluded, the Steering Committee made recommendations on funding to the Community Foundation. This year the Women’s Fund is providing $11,838.03 in grants to eight organizations, supporting 10 programs. The grantees applied for funding during the 2020 competitive grant cycle. 

Grants are being awarded to Thrive, for the afterschool program; River Bend Food Pantry, for the Summer Kids Feeding Program; Family Matters of Posey County, for the purchase of products for female residents of Posey County; Posey County Council on Aging to purchase, for the purchase of replacement AED pads and batteries; the Deaconess Foundation, to expand mammography outreach in Posey County; At the Cross Mission Inc., to purchase food for those in need; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, to support the one-to-one mentoring program in Posey County; Mt. Vernon Youth Baseball & Softball for the purchase of field maintenance equipment, field maintenance, and the purchase of sports equipment.

For more information about the Women’s Fund of Posey County, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org, or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.838.0288.

Women’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Accepting Grant Applications

(Evansville, Indiana) The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County grants program. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59pm CST on July 17, 2020.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Women’s Fund is responding in earnest to the ever-changing needs of our community nonprofits.  As result, the grant process has been altered to best meet the needs of the community while ensuring the Women’s Fund fulfills its’ mission to positively impact the community.  With this in mind, the Women’s Fund has expanded the parameters for the 2020 grant awards.  

For the 2020 grant cycle:

  • Organizations are invited to submit a proposal for their greatest need.  Proposals should focus on activities which are directly related to fulfilling the mission of the organization, not simply the replacement of lost income.
  • Proposals can focus on either a project or a program, as in the past.  Funding consideration will not be restricted to funding one of each type of activity.
  • Proposals still need to focus on an evidence-based service with measurable outcomes.

After a deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, six grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families. The Women’s Fund will award two $25,000 Impact Grants and four $10,000 Finalist Grants at their annual meeting in November.  Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of the award, and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

Nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered, provided the proposal is charitable and meets the criteria described on the Foundation’s website.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit applications using the online grant system on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found at:  https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/vanderburgh-womens-fund-grant/. For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Men’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Accepting Grant Applications

(Evansville, Indiana) The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced that the Men’s Fund of Vanderburgh County’s grants committee is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for program activities or capital projects that benefit underserved residents of Vanderburgh County. The Men’s Fund 2020 Impact Grant award amount will be between $25,000 and $30,000.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the proposal is charitable and meets certain criteria. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to support:

  • Community Development: new or existing activities that improve the community’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural well-being;
  • Education: new or existing activities that promote or strengthen educational attainment, both in and out of the classroom;
  • Health: new or existing activities that improve health outcomes;
  • Human Services: new or existing activities that improve public protection, employment, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief;
  • Endowment Creation: a portion of the grant may be used to establish an endowment to provide a future funding source for the program; or
  • Other Civic Endeavors: Other activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Vanderburgh County.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit applications using the online grant system on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/vanderburgh-mens-fund-grants-program/.  The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59pm CST on July 10, 2020.

Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of award, and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

For further information or assistance contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or call 812.429.1191, ext. 106.

Gibson County Community Foundation Seeking Grant Applicants

(Gibson County, Indiana)  The Gibson Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm CST on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Gibson County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Gibson/grants. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before November 6, 2020.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or via email jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Posey County Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

(Posey County, Indiana)  The Posey County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for their Community Good Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm CST on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Posey County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. 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.

Charitable entities can view details related to funding requirements and access the grant application via the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Posey/grants.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations proposing activities that support a religious purpose, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.838.0288 or via email jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Spencer County Community Foundation Awards $54,700 In Rapid Response Grants

(Spencer County, Indiana)  The Spencer County Community Foundation has awarded $54,700 in Rapid Response Grants to 28 charitable organizations affected by COVID-19. The Rapid Response Grant program was launched on March 27th, 2020.

According to Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, the program has been successful by helping organizations meet unforeseen challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “In answer to what our charitable partners have been experiencing since the crisis started, the grants have provided fast funding in response to their call for help,” says Davis.

The Foundation intended for the program to be both efficient and timely and according to Davis, the response and payment times have been exceptional. “We’ve been able to quickly deploy funding to these organizations – applications were reviewed within 24 hours, and grant dollars were paid within 3 business days.  We knew our response had to be quick, in order for them to support members of the Spencer County community,” says Davis.  “The grants have provided funding to cover unforeseen expenses that have been required of our Spencer County organizations like scaling up services or covering expenses due to closings and cancelled fundraisers. Our program helped them meet these early COVID-19 challenges.” 

The Foundation awarded grants to American Red Cross of Southern Indiana for the support of blood collection services in southwest Indiana; Bread of Life Ministry for a food program for families in need; Chemo Buddies to supplement lack of income; Chrisney Volunteer Fire Department for support of lost income due to cancellation of fundraising event; Christian Resource Center for the purchase of food for the food pantry; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center to provide additional telemedicine services; Encountering Hope Ministries, Inc. to purchase food and household supplies for the Manna Market; Hemenway Memorial Presbyterian Church to purchase food and cleaning supplies for families in need; Heritage Hills PATS- Parents and Teachers to support and sustain the “Bags of Blessings” weekend food program; Historic Santa Claus Campground Corporation to support loss of income due to cancellation of fundraising event and cancelled camp reservations;  Luce Elementary School for the purchase of food for students and families within the School Corporation and community; North Spencer Community Action Center to fill the gap in lost revenue from the thrift store sales to allow employees to receive pay to continue to run vital programs; North Spencer County School Corporation for the purchase of disinfectant supplies to stop the spread of germs when providing lunches and when employees/ outside public are entering and leaving buildings, and for the materials to make masks for community members in need; Perry County Memorial Hospital for the purchase of an additional stretcher; Rockport Elementary School PTO for support of lost income due to cancellation of fundraising event; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley for the purchase of food pantry items and cleaning supplies; Santa Claus Museum & Village to support loss of income due to required closure; Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. to assist those in need; Spencer County CASA to support loss of income due to cancellation of fundraising event; Spencer County Council on Aging for the purchase of disinfectant supplies for drivers and homemakers and support of lost income due to cancellation of fundraising events; The Spencer County Fair, Inc. for support of lost income due to cancellation of fundraising event; St. Boniface Catholic Church to provide care packages of food to sick, infirm and home bound parish members, provide senior citizen access to medical care, and provide supplemental nourishment for local children; St. Meinrad Catholic Church to provide care packages of food to sick, infirm and home bound parish members, provide senior citizen access to medical care, and provide supplemental nourishment for local children; Success Through Mentoring to supplement the organization’s financial obligations; SWIRCA & More to fund food materials, supplies, and delivery costs to help feed local seniors; Tri-County YMCA to assist with virtual delivery of exercises and to purchase cleaning supplies; Tri-State Food Bank to provide food for those in need; and The Way of Rockport, Indiana, Inc. for support of lost income due to cancellation of fundraising event.

“This program was made available through generous donations made by our giving donors.” says Tawnya Fleischmann, President of the Spencer County Community Foundation Advisory Board. “On behalf of our board and staff, we thank them for their legacy of giving back to our Spencer County community.”

For more information, or to make a gift to the Spencer County Community Foundation, contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.649.5724 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer.  

City Of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Now Accepting Letters Of Inquiry For Annual Grants

(Evansville, Indiana) The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for capital projects that serve the City of Evansville. The CEEF mission is to assist nonprofit charitable organizations in Evansville. In 2019, the CEEF awarded grants totaling $438,479 to 24 nonprofit organizations in Evansville.

Only nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) will be considered for funding. Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least 60% of grant funding will be distributed for activities to support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. Proposals will be considered to enable nonprofit organizations to:

  • Acquire, construct, or renovate permanent facilities used to provide social and community-based services and activities.
  • Construct or renovate facilities that promote the arts, culture, and/or tourism. Construct or renovate parks, playgrounds, and other recreational facilities that are designed for the public.
  • Acquire, for neighborhood revitalization, property that is blighted, appropriate for rehabilitation, or needed for the development of housing for low- to moderate-income persons.
  • Supplement or replenish existing municipally operated loan programs in pursuit of new economic development opportunities.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by June 26, 2020, by completing the online Letter of Inquiry form. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and the link to the online grant management system can be found at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/city-evansville-endowment-fund/.

The concept of the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when then-Mayor Frank McDonald II and the City Council proposed that $5 million of gaming boat revenue be invested to serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was subsequently established as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., with annual earnings allowed for grantmaking each year. The CEEF is administered by the Alliance, and a separate board of directors oversees all CEEF governance and grantmaking decisions.

For additional questions, contact Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Program Director at (812) 429-1191 or by email at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Warrick County Community Foundation Awards Over $34,000 In Community Good Grants

(Warrick County, Indiana)  The Warrick County Community Foundation announces the recipients of $34,700 in grants that will positively impact a wide range of vital projects and programs in Warrick County.  

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to unrestricted and field of interest funds held by the Foundation.

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, the grants conclude the Foundation’s 2020 Community Good Grants Program.

Grant recipients include:  Bread of Life Ministry to support the Feeding the Hungry program; Holly’s House for the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County Schools; The Isaiah 1:17 Project to purchase items for distribution to youth entering Foster Care; Youth First for school social work and prevention programming in collaboration with Warrick County schools; and the YWCA of Evansville to support the YES! I Can! Program.

The funds making the grant awards possible are the Kathie and Steve Bugg Family Fund; the Charles H. and Geraldine S. Davis Memorial Fund; the Ehrhart Family Fund; the For Good. Forever Fund;  the Friends of Warrick County Fund; the Friendship Forever Fund; German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Jim and Marjorie Gunderson Family Fund; Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Warrick County; the Dr. Bruce J. and Sabine T. Hopkins Unrestricted Fund; the Sanju Jairath Kumon Math and Reading Center Fund; the Bob and Vicki Lacer Fund; the John and Beulah Lewis Family Philanthropic Fund; the Norm and Vivian Miller Family Fund; the Dr. Edward and Nancy Prusz Charitable Fund; the Ryan-Hutton Family Fund; the Marvin L. and Joan B. Smith Fund; the William Argyle Stubbs Fund; the Welfare Bequest Fund for Warrick County; the Welter-Brammeier Family Fund; and the Wishes for Warrick Gourley Family Fund.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Awards Over $93,000 In Community Good Grants

(Evansville, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation announces the recipients of $93,082 in grants that will positively impact a wide range of vital projects and programs in Vanderburgh County.  

All the grants were made possible by people and organizations establishing and contributing to unrestricted and field of interest endowments held by the Foundation.

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, the grants conclude the Foundation’s 2020 Community Good Grants Program.

Grant recipients include: $10,000 to The Ark, Inc. for services provided to children at high risk for abuse and neglect; $10,000 to Holly’s House, Inc. for the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program in Vanderburgh County; $10,000 to the YWCA of Evansville to support the YES! Women’s Recovery program; $8,410 to Memorial Community Development Corporation to support the Sowing Seed – Financial Education for Youth program; $8,290 to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office to purchase technology and provide training for the Cyber Crimes Task Force; $5,340 to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville to support costs related to the Money Management classes; $5,000 to The Arc of Evansville to support programming at their Community Center; $5,000 to the District of Evansville of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the Beds for Success program; $5,000 to Vanderburgh County CASA, Inc. for the CASA Wish Fund; $4,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana to support the One-to-One Mentoring Program; $4,500 to The Literacy Center to support Basic Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency  programming through the On-Site Learning Alliance; $4,200 to Bread of Life Ministry, Inc. for the Feeding the Hungry program; $4,000 to Meals on Wheels of Evansville, Inc. to support transportation costs related to the home delivered meals service; $3,842 to Tri-State Food Bank for the Summer Weekend Backpack program offered in collaboration with the Dream Center; $2,500 to Easterseals Rehabilitation Center to purchase items for the “Learning at Play” program; and $2,500 to Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana for programs offered in Vanderburgh County.

The funds making the grant awards possible are the Charles & Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund, the Rebecca J. Dorr Endowment Fund, the Saleta Evans Memorial Fund, the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund, the Fund for Health and Human Services in Vanderburgh County, the German American Bank Corporation Community Fund, the Heritage Federal Community Good Fund, the Jeff & Tricia Hollander Henning Family Community Good Endowment Fund, and the Welcoming Indiana’s Next Generation Endowment Fund.

For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships Totaling $16,100

(Tell City, Indiana) The Perry County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $16,100. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Emily Davis states, “The Perry County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Perry County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

The Birch and Ruth Shafer Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ruth Shafer through her estate to benefit a graduating senior of any Perry County high school.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $2,000 is Olivia Hauser, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School.  Olivia is the daughter of Michael and Christine Hauser.  Following graduation, she plans to study Pre-Veterinary Science.  

The Buehler Foods Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Buehler Foods to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school demonstrating good academic standing.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Colin Noble, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of Wesley and Laura Noble.  Following graduation, Colin plans to pursue a degree in Biology at Indiana University.

The Cecil and Olive Foster Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Olive M. Foster to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to pursue post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Jaylynn Bryant, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School.  Jaylynn is the daughter of James and Jennifer Bryant.  Following graduation, Jaylynn plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at Vincennes University Jasper Campus.  

The Charles S. (Blackie) and Rose H. Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Betty Lou Paulin Gast in memory of her parents.  This scholarship benefits Perry County residents who are considered non-traditional students and pursing post-secondary education at any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.  The recipient of the $900 scholarship is Martha Thomas.  Martha is the daughter of Paul and Diana Scott and is currently studying to receive her Masters in Elementary Education- Early Childhood with Certificate in Administration at Ball State University, 

The Earl and Hazel Etienne Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by their children in memory of their parents. This scholarship was created to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school planning to major in education and pursue a career in education.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Kyra Beier, a senior at Tell City High School.  Kyra is the daughter of Ryan Beier and Stephanie Beier. Following graduation, Kyra plans to pursue a degree in Elementary Education at Indiana University Southeast.

The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb to encourage Perry Central High School students to further their education and to achieve maximum scholastic potential.  The recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Madison Hayes, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of David and Amy Hayes.  Following graduation, Madison plans to pursue a degree in Nursing at Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

The Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gene and Christina Schwindel to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of Perry Central High School pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Maria Hubert, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Jason and Shelia Hubert.  Following graduation, Maria plans to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering at Purdue University.

The J. Matthew Moore Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of Matthew Moore by his wife, Lucy Goffinet, and his parents, John E. and Ann C. Moore, to help students pursing advanced education.  The scholarship is for graduating seniors of Cannelton High School or Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Hannah Rhodes, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Donnie and Sarah Rhodes.  Following graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a degree in Psychology at the University of Evansville.  

The John Marion Walker Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the John Marion Walker Scholarship Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School or Perry Central Junior-Senior High School pursing post-secondary education at any Indiana institution of higher learning.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $1,000 is Kaitlyn Sturgeon, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Wade and Tina Sturgeon.  Following graduation, Kaitlyn plans to study Chemistry at the University of Southern Indiana.

The Mark “Flash” Kleeman Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Mark “Flash” Kleeman by his wife, Angie, children, Brandon and Angel, and his extended family.  This scholarship is to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School, Perry Central Junior-Senior High School or Heritage Hills High School who plan to continue their education or training at any accredited trade or vocational school.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Katelyn Davis, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Pamela Davis.   Following graduation, Katelyn plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue a degree in Construction Management. 

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 1 is an annual scholarship created by the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing education for a career in medicine or healthcare.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Veronica Weatherholt, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Donald and Monica Weatherholt.  Following graduation, Veronica plans to obtain a degree in Nursing at Indiana University Southeast. 

The Mildred Wempe Memorial Scholarship 2 is an annual scholarship created by TCB Bank to benefit graduates or graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in nursing.  This recipient of this year’s scholarship in the amount of $300 is Haylee Lawalin, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Nathan Lawalin and Mindy Lawalin.  Following graduation, Haylee plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue a degree in Nursing. 

The Old National Tell City Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Bancorp to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education of any kind.  This year’s $450 scholarship recipient is Kaylee Burden, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the granddaughter of Terry and Yvonne Burden.  Following graduation, Kaylee plans to obtain a degree in Biomedical Engineering. 

The Perry County 4-H Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by David and Evelyn Adams to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school who have been a member of 4-H for at least five years.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Taylor Howell, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Kimberly Haney-Howell.  Following graduation, Taylor plans to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.

The Perry County FOP Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Lodge 173 of the Perry County Fraternal Order of Police to benefit graduating seniors of any Perry County high school pursuing a career in law enforcement or a related field. This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Aidan Sauer, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the son of Nickalous Sauer and Holly Peer.  Following graduation, Aidan plans to attend Vincennes University to obtain a degree in Law Enforcement. 

The Robert E. Boyles Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Beverly C. McGee in memory of her friend to benefit a graduating female senior of Cannelton High School.  The recipient of this year’s $400 scholarship is Kourtney Masterson, a senior at Cannelton High School and the daughter of Charles and Jennifer Masterson.  Following graduation, Kourtney plans to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. 

The Robert Ress Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by the Optimist Club of Tell City, Indiana to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary vocational education or specific career training.  This year’s $300 scholarship recipient is Camryn Peter, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Bart and Holli Peter.  Following graduation, Camryn plans to study Esthetics at The Salon Professional Academy. 

The Rose Hazel Gabbert Paulin and Charles S. (Blackie) Paulin Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Kenton A. and Betty Paulin Gast in memory of Betty’s parents to benefit graduates of any Perry County high school pursing post-secondary education.  This year’s $400 scholarship recipient is Codee Koziatek, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Scott and Tesa Koziatek.  Following graduation, Codee plans to pursue a degree in Visual Communications at Ivy Tech Community College.

The Sam K. Oberhausen Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony H. Oberhausen in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Valerie Walters, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Brian and Melinda Walters.  Following graduation, Valerie plans to pursue a degree in Animation and Game Design at Purdue University Polytechnic. 

The Sam Reed Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Ralph and Rose Reed in honor of their son, Sam, and his remarkable achievements in life.  This year’s scholarship recipient in the amount of $300 is Logan Marshall, a senior at Cannelton High School and the son of Joshua and Jamie Marshall.  Following graduation, Logan plans to study Naval Architect & Marine Engineering at University of New Orleans. 

The Stacey Peak Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created to honor Stacey Peak, who was a victim of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Ava Hilgenhold, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Jeff Hilgenhold and Angela Hilgenhold.  Following graduation, Ava plans to attend Hanover College to pursue a degree in Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology. 

The Wendell Werner and Loretta Werner Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Old National Trust to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of this year’s $250 scholarship is Violet Moskos, a senior at Tell City High School and the daughter of Robert and Luz Moskos.  Following graduation, Violet plans to pursue a degree in International Studies. 

The York Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship in memory of Max and Billie York and their daughter, Sondra Kaye York, by their family to help students pursing a degree in elementary education.  The recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship is Krista Martin, a senior at Perry Central Junior-Senior High School and the daughter of Donald Martin and Holly Martin.  Following graduation, Krista plans to obtain a degree in Elementary Education. 

The Zachary Kleemann Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Jim and Kathleen Kleemann in memory of their son to benefit graduating seniors of Tell City High School.  The year’s $1,000 scholarship recipient is Austin Snyder, a senior at Tell City High School and the son of Marty and Karen Snyder.  Following graduation, Austin plans to obtain a degree in Accounting. 

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships Totaling $14,300

(Spencer County, Indiana) The Spencer County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $14,300. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Emily Davis states, “The Spencer County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Spencer County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

The Alieene Vance Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by Don Foertsch and Mason Foertsch in memory of a former employee of the Foertsch Construction Company to encourage the children and grandchildren of employees of Foertsch companies to further their education, to recognize academic achievement of those graduating high school and continuing their education, and to motivate recipients to achieve maximum scholastic and vocational potential.   The recipient of the year’s award in the amount of $1,000 is Wesley Fleischmann, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the son of Alan and Tawnya Fleischmann.  Following graduation, he plans to study Engineering at University of Evansville. 

The Brauns Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Thomas and Vicki Brauns to benefit graduating seniors of South Spencer High School who have attended at least two years at Luce Elementary School and are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited institution.  This year’s $700 scholarship recipient is Jenna Lauer, a senior at South Spencer High School and the daughter of Cheryl Waninger.  Following graduation, Jenna plans to pursue a degree in Pre-Veterinary Science.

The Friends of IU Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Michael and Mary Schriefer and Larry and Charlene Hess to provide a scholarship to Heritage Hills High School graduating seniors who plan to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Hannah Schnuck, a senior at Heritage Hills High School.  Hannah is the daughter of Greg Schnuck and Janie Schnuck.  Following graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a degree in Business Management at Indiana University.   

The Gene and Christina Schwindel Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gene and Christian Schwindel to benefit graduating seniors or graduates of Heritage Hills High School pursing post-secondary education.  The recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Miranda Keller, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Trevor and Lynn Keller.  Following graduation, Miranda plans to attend Grace College to pursue a degree in Health Science with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy. 

The Harold and Thelma Hunter Scholarship is an annual scholarship created in memory of Harold Hunter by his wife, Thelma Hunter, and their children to help graduates of Heritage Hills High School pursue advanced education.  This year’s $500 scholarship recipient is Hayley Waninger, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter David and Raven Waninger.  Following graduation, Hayley plans to attend University of Southern Indiana to obtain a degree in Nursing.

The Mabel Mason Ryan Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by the estate of Mabel M. Ryan to advance education in nursing and medicine.  The recipient of the $2,500 scholarship is Kiersten Schuler, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Brett Schuler and Tonya Cross.  Following graduation, Kiersten plans to pursue a degree in Biology at Kentucky Wesleyan College. 

The Mike Ryan Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship created by Mabel M. Ryan in memory of her husband to benefit graduating seniors of any Spencer County high school pursing post-secondary education at any accredited educational institution.  The recipient of this year’s award in the amount of $2,500 is Natalie Vaughan, a senior at South Spencer High School and the daughter of Anthony Vaughan and Katherine Vaughan.  Following graduation, Natalie plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine. 

The Narl and Hazel Conner Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Deann Siegel, Keith Conner, Ron Conner, and Eric Conner as a loving tribute to their father and mother to benefit a Heritage Hills High School senior who plans to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college or university.  The recipient of this year’s $1,000 scholarship is Miranda Keller, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Trevor and Lynn Keller.  Following graduation, Miranda plans to attend Grace College to pursue a degree in Health Science with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy. 

The Othmar and Virginia Ringeman Family Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Othmar and Virginia Ringeman to support secondary education of Heritage Hills High School graduates.  This year’s $1,000 scholarship recipient is Mallory Tempel, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jerome Tempel and Rhonda Tempel.  Following graduation, Mallory plans to attend Purdue University. 

The Raleigh and Thelma Abshier Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Jeaniece Scheessele to advance education in honor of her parents.  The recipient of this year’s scholarship in the amount of $200 is Natalie Vaughan, a senior at South Spencer High School and the daughter of Anthony Vaughan and Katherine Vaughan.  Following graduation, Natalie plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine. 

The Spencer County Farm Bureau, Inc. Educational Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Spencer County Farm Bureau to assist students pursuing post-high school educational programs.  This year’s $900 scholarship recipient is Katelyn Davis, a senior at Heritage Hills High School and the daughter of Jeffrey and Pamela Davis.   Following graduation, Katelyn plans to attend Vincennes University to pursue a degree in Construction Management. 

The Spencer Industries Incorporated Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Spencer Industries Incorporated to encourage the children of Spencer Industries Incorporated 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.  The recipient of this year’s scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is Claire Snyder, a student at University of Dayton and the daughter of Kerry and Vickie Snyder.  Claire is studying Music Therapy at University of Dayton; Dayton, Ohio.

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Women’s Fund Awards $30,000 In Grants

(Warrick County, Indiana)  The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Warrick County Community Foundation recently awarded $30,000 in grants. 

“Since the fund was initiated 12 years ago, over $187,000 has been granted to support programs and services that improve the quality of life for Warrick County families.” says Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation. The Women’s Fund grants address the changing needs and priorities in Warrick County through an annual competitive grant cycle.

“These grants are funded through membership contributions and proceeds from the annual Women’s Fund Day Luncheon.  Without our generous members, these grants wouldn’t be possible,” says Linda Andreas, chair of the Women’s Fund Grant Committee. “The Women’s Fund creates an opportunity for women in our community to significantly improve the quality of life in Warrick County.  Membership is open and we continue to welcome new members.  Through the Women’s Fund endowment we are able to address current needs and build a long-term source of support for the future challenges our communities may face.” 

This year, grants totaling $30,000 were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Chemo Buddies for the Shuttle Buddies program;
  • Deaconess Foundation for the Warrick County Heart Savers AED program;
  • Holly’s House for the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Abuse Prevention program in Warrick County schools;
  • Youth First, Inc. to support School Social Worker Services at Chandler Elementary; and
  • YWCA of Evansville to purchase furniture for client bedrooms.

For more information about the Women’s Fund of Warrick County, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org, or call 812.422.1245.

Perry County Community Foundation Awards $52,000 In Rapid Response Grants

(Perry County, Indiana)  The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $52,000 in Rapid Response Grants to 25 charitable organizations affected by COVID-19. The Rapid Response Grant program was launched on March 27.

According to Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, the program has been successful by helping organizations meet unforeseen challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “In answer to what our charitable partners have been experiencing since the crisis started, the grants have provided fast funding in response to their call for help,” says Davis.

The Foundation intended for the program to be both efficient and timely and according to Davis, the response and payment times have been exceptional. “We’ve been able to quickly deploy funding to these organizations – applications were reviewed within 24 hours, and grant dollars were paid within 3 business days.  We knew our response had to be quick, in order for them to support members of the Perry County community,” says Davis.  “The grants have provided funding to cover unforeseen expenses that have been required of our Perry County organizations like scaling up services or covering expenses due to closings and cancelled fundraisers. Our program helped them meet these early COVID-19 challenges.” 

The Foundation awarded grants to Adventist Community Services for the purchase of food for those in need; American Red Cross for the support of blood collection services in southwest Indiana; Branchville United Methodist Church to supplement lack of income; Bread of Life Ministry for a food program for families in need; Brick by Brick on Main, Inc. to provide resources to local community members and business owners; Cannelton Food Pantry for the purchase of food and personal hygiene supplies for community members; Catholic Charities- Tell City Deanery for the Emergency Assistance Program to assist with utilities, prescriptions, and rent; Chemo Buddies to supplement lack of income; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center to provide additional telemedicine services; Habitat for Humanity of Perry County to finalize a property purchase and begin purchasing construction materials for applicant families; Junior Achievement of West Kentucky, Inc. to provide online resources for free to teachers, parents, and students and to cover expenses due to cancelled events; Perry Central Community School Corporation for a food program for families in need and to purchase 3D printing materials to produce additional face shields; Perry County Council on Aging for emergency food and supply delivery to community members and the purchase of personal protective equipment; Perry County Memorial Hospital for the purchase of an additional stretcher; Perry County 4-H Council to cover expenses due to cancelled events; Perry County Business & Industrial Development Corporation to provide assistance to local businesses located in Perry County to ensure short-term financial needs are met; Perry County Council of Agencies to purchase food to stock the food pantry; Rome Community Center, Inc. to cover expenses due to cancelled events; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley for the purchase of food pantry items and cleaning supplies; Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. to assist those in need; St. Paul Ministry of Charity Weekend Food Backpack Program to provide backpacks of food to the students of the three county schools; SWIRCA & More to fund food materials, supplies, and delivery costs to help feed local seniors; Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation to provide food bags to students and families; Tri-County YMCA to assist with virtual delivery of exercises and to purchase cleaning supplies; and Tri-State Food Bank to provide food for those in need.

“This program was made available through generous donations made by our giving donors.” says Earla Williams, President of the Perry County Community Foundation Advisory Board. “On behalf of our board and staff, we thank them for their legacy of giving back to our Perry County community.”

For more information, or to make a gift to the Perry County Community Foundation, contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at 812.649.5724 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry.

Two Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarships Available With June 14th Deadline

(Gibson County, Indiana)   The scholarship applications for the Bob Key Memorial Scholarship ($800) and the Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award ($1,000) are now available, both administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation. The application deadline is June 14, 2020.

The Bob Key Memorial scholarship was established by Mary Key in memory of her husband. Bob Key (1942-1995) who was both a husband and father whose chosen vocation was farming. Throughout his life, he pursued the perfection of his physical and managerial skills. He often took continuing education courses and taught seminars at Purdue University. He believed that success was achieved by a person’s ability to accomplish a task as efficiently as possible.

Applicants for the Bob Key Memorial Education Scholarship must be a graduating high school senior, a high school graduate, or must have received a high school equivalency certificate. The scholarship is available to Gibson County residents desiring to improve their ability or knowledge through completion of a seminar, short course, or post-secondary education. The $800 award may also be used to obtain education materials.

The Larry A Kissel Purdue Challenge Scholarship was established by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son, who died in a 1995 train accident. The $1,000 award recognizes and encourages academic perseverance.

Applicants for the Larry A. Kissel Scholarship must be graduates of a Gibson County high school and residents of Gibson County, be enrolled full or part time as a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate at any Purdue University campus, and must have completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters at Purdue or another institution. Prior enrollment at Purdue University is not a condition but will be considered in the selection process.

Past recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at  least one semester of work uncompleted.

Additional details regarding eligibility criteria and the scholarship application are available on the Gibson County Community Foundation’s website, www.communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships.

For questions, contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.386.8082 or jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Daviess County Community Foundation Awards $50,000 In Rapid Response Grants

(Washington, Indiana) The Daviess County Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 in Rapid Response Grants to 19 charitable organizations affected by COVID-19. The grant program has been providing support to Daviess County charitable programs since late March.

According to Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, the program has been successful by helping charities meet unforeseen challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “In answer to what these charitable partners have been experiencing since the crisis started, the grants have provided fast funding in response to their call for help.

The Foundation intended for the program to be both efficient and timely and according to Osmon, the response and payment times have been exceptional. “We’ve been able to quickly deploy funding to these organizations – applications were reviewed within 24 hours, and grant dollars were paid within 3 business days. We knew our response had to be that fast, in order for these organizations to sustain their efforts to serve our community,” says Osmon.  

The Foundation’s Rapid Response Grant program was designed to work alongside the United Way of Daviess County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. “The grants have provided funding to cover unforeseen expenses that have been required of our Daviess County organizations like scaling up services or covering expenses due to closings and cancelled fundraisers,” continued Osmon. “Our program helped them meet these early COVID-19 challenges.”

Grants were awarded to Daviess Community Hospital for the purchase of PPE; Daviess County Partnership to provide increased hotline hours; Tri-State Food Bank for program support; Parkview Village Christian Care for the purchase of supplies and services; RSVP of Daviess County for a weekly grocery delivery service to older adults; PowerHouse to provide meals to teens in need; Senior and Family Services to provide prepared meals to for senior citizens; Pregnancy Care Center for operating expenses; Ronald McDonald House Charities for the purchase of food and sanitization supplies; Bread of Life Ministry to support their food program for families in need; American Red Cross for the support of blood collection services in southwest Indiana; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center to provide additional telemedicine services; YouthFirst to sustain supportive services for youth and families; Habitat for Humanity for construction costs associated with homes in Daviess County; Ketcham Memorial Center for the purchase of PPE; Four Rivers Resource Services for emergency preparedness; The Salvation Army Daviess County Extension Unit to provide emergency assistance to Daviess County families; Veale Creek Theatre to cover expenses due to show cancellations/closure; and Friends for Kids for operating expenses.

“This program could only be provided because we have generous donors,” says Linda Myers, President of the Daviess County Community Foundation Advisory Board. “On behalf of our board and staff, we thank them for their legacy of giving back to the community we share.”

For more information, or to make a gift to the Daviess County Community Foundation, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at 812.254.9354 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Gibson County Community Foundation Awards $60,000 In Rapid Response Grants

(Gibson County, Indiana)  The Gibson County Community Foundation has awarded $60,000 in Rapid Response Grants to 28 charitable organizations affected by COVID-19. The Rapid Response Grant program was launched on March 27.

According to John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, the program has been successful by helping organizations meet unforeseen challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. John says “In answer to what our charitable partners have been experiencing since the crisis started, the grants have provided fast funding in response to their call for help.”

The Foundation intended for the program to be both efficient and timely and according to Campbell, the response and payment times have been exceptional. “We’ve been able to quickly deploy funding to these organizations – applications were reviewed within 24 hours, and grant dollars were paid within 3 business days.  We knew our response had to be quick, in order for them to support members of the Gibson County community,” says Campbell.  “The grants have provided funding to cover unforeseen expenses that have been required of our Gibson County organizations like scaling up services or covering expenses due to closings and cancelled fundraisers. Our program helped them meet these early COVID-19 challenges.” 

The Foundation awarded 28 grants to local organizations. Several of the organizations include: Owensville Ministerial Alliance Food Bank to feed the parents and kids who are in need within the community; Trinity United Methodist Church/East Gibson Food Pantry for the purchase of additional food to increase their supplies to serve the growing number of customers; The Arc of Southwestern Indiana to buy Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect direct support professionals and the individuals they serve; The Lord’s Pantry to purchase food supplies to keep shelves stocked in order to meet the needs of the community; Henager Family Museum Inc. to restock shelves of the Veterans Food-Bank of America, provide relief for operating expenses, and to help with the cost of transporting food for those veterans unable to pick up.

“On behalf of the board, we are all grateful to our generous donors for their contributions that enabled us to put this program together,” says Matt Monroe, President of the Gibson County Community Foundation Advisory Board. “Also a big thank you to the staff that was able to mobilize these funds so quickly and get them where they were needed most.”

For more information, or to make a gift to the Gibson County Community Foundation, contact at 812.386.8082 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Gibson.

Posey County Community Foundation Scholarships Total $54,741

(Mount Vernon, Indiana) The Posey County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $54,741. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, John Campbell states, “The Posey County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Posey County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

The Byron and Lila Brenton Memorial Scholarship was created by the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County in memory of former school superintendent Byron Brenton and his wife. The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Magdalen Newcomb, Evansville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Cash Family Scholarship was established by Brenda and Michael Cash to benefit graduating seniors of Mount Vernon High School pursuing advanced education in the field of healthcare. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Delayne Henderson, Mount Vernon.

The CountryMark Technical Trade Scholarship was established by CountryMark Cooperative LLP to help students pursue advanced education toward a degree in technology or engineering. The scholarship of up to $4,500, was awarded to Hagan Hollinger, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Herb and Betty Curry Scholarship was established by Herb and Betty Curry to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education in music, music education, or the performing arts. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ian Thomas Dutkiewicz, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Ben Dickhaut Memorial 4-H and FFA Scholarship was created by the friends and family of Ben Dickhaut. The $2,720.50 scholarship was awarded to Emma Yarber, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Ben Dickhaut Memorial Scholarship in memory of Allyn Simpson was created by the friends and family of Ben Dickhaut. The $2,720.50 scholarship was awarded to Anna Weis, Mt. Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kevin Dillon North Posey Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of North Posey High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Isaac Rose, Wadesville.

The Gillenwater Scholarships were created by William Gillenwater III to help graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The two $1,000 scholarship recipients were Hunter A. Straw, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School and Jackson Tanner Rapp, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Katie Kanowsky Memorial Scholarship was established by Kathy and Frank Kanowsky, together with friends, in memory of their daughter to encourage North Posey High School students to pursue higher education at Murray State University and to use their knowledge and skills to benefit tri-state communities after graduation. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Jacob Wiley, New Harmony.

The William H. Keck Leadership Scholarship was created by the family of William H. Keck. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Margaret Jones, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship was created by the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club in honor of Phil Ray for his many contributions and service to Kiwanis, the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, the students and staff of West Elementary School, and the community of Mount Vernon. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Emma Yarber, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Mac McCutchan Memorial Scholarship was created by Mac McCutchan’s children in memory of their father. The $600 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Fifer, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Edwin W. Martin and Aletha C. Martin Scholarship was established through the estate of Aletha C. Martin to award a one-time scholarship grant each year to one or more graduating seniors from North Posey High School for the purpose of assisting with payment of tuition, room, board, books, and the fees for post-secondary education. Four students have been awarded $3,750 scholarships and they are Magdalen Newcomb, Evansville; Johnson Koester, Wadesville, Emma Goebel, Poseyville; and Mallory Motz, Wadesville.

The James W. Moore Scholarship was created by Kent, Greg, and Keith J. Moore in memory of their father. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Johnathon Chaffin, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Rosella and Doyle Oursler Scholarship was created by Doyle Oursler in memory of his wife Rosella to benefit young people in Smith Township. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Emma Goebel, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Posey County Co-Op Scholarship was established by the Posey County Co-op to help Posey County graduating seniors pursue advanced education. The $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Grant Allyn, Mount Vernon, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The George and Peggy Rapp Scholarships were created by George F. and Peggy M. Rapp to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of New Harmony Township. The two $1,000 scholarship recipients were Zachary Eagan, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School and Haley Wilson, New Harmony, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Riedford Health Professions Scholarship was established by anonymous donors in honor of Bernard (Bernie) Riedford, a teacher, who was instrumental in a program designed to introduce Mount Vernon High School students to the multiple professions available in the field of health care. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Anna Weis, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Bobby Rogge Memorial Scholarship was created by Bob and Cindy Rogge in memory of Bobby, their son and stepson, respectively. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Macee Long, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The SABIC Innovative Plastics Scholarship was created by SABIC Innovative Plastics to support post-secondary education for the children of employees who work at the Mount Vernon, Indiana facility. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ankush Dhawan, Newburgh, a graduate of Signature School.

The Craig Andrew Spradley Memorial Scholarship was created by Andrew Q. and Christine L. Spradley in memory of their son. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Mallory Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The Oscar and Helen Uebelhack Agriculture Scholarship was created by Jon, David K., and Dennis Uebelhack in memory of their parents. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Ethan Parmenter, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Margaret Corbin Wathen Scholarship was created by Tom Wathen in memory of his wife. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Isaac G. Morton, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Whitney Wehr Memorial Scholarship was established by Greg and Bridget Wehr in memory of their daughter. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Ellen Bush, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

The Robby Wilson Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Robby Wilson by his father, Tim Wilson, his sisters, Jodi Moore and Wendy Wilson, and his brother, Jason Wilson, to benefit graduating seniors at North Posey High School. The $400 scholarship was awarded to Paige Carlson, Poseyville.

The North Star Scholarship was created by an anonymous donor.  The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Emily Fortune, Poseyville, a graduate of North Posey High School. Fortune was also the recipient of the $,1000 Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship.

The 2020 Posey County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Posey County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship was awarded to Mallory Motz, Wadesville, a graduate of North Posey High School.

The 2020 Posey County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Kenzie Paul, Mount Vernon, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of fulltime undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation nominates one student to receive the scholarship.   

Gibson County Community Foundation Scholarships Total $18,575

(Princeton, Indiana) The Gibson County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $18,575. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to 14 area students.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, John Campbell states, “The Gibson County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Gibson County students are outstanding.” 

The scholarships announced are:

The Arts Council of Gibson County Scholarship Fund was established by the former Arts Council of Gibson County to benefit graduating seniors of Gibson County high schools pursuing advanced education in the fields of art, drama, or music. The $1,225 scholarship was awarded to River Epperson, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Raymond and Gretchen Ceney Memorial Scholarship was established by Sarah Ceney in memory of Raymond and Gretchen Ceney to help students pursue advanced education. The $900 scholarship was awarded to Shelby Lenae Clark, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial High School.  

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Betty Ann McCullough.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Hadley Laine Sheffer, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Warren W. Parke Memorial Scholarship established in loving memory of Warren W. Parke by his daughter to honor his passion for sports, his contributions to the community, and his commitment to education. The $200 scholarship was awarded to Avery Tepe, Oakland City, a  graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The 1971 WMHS Alumni Scholarship was created by the Wood Memorial High School Class of 1971 Alumni Association. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Sydney Lamar, Oakland City, a graduate of Wood Memorial High School.

The Kevin Dillon Gibson Southern Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Kevin Dillon by his family to help graduates of Gibson Southern High School pursue advanced education. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Brooke Goedde, Haubstadt, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The Project Associates Engineering Scholarship was created by Project Associates to provide support, through scholarship awards, for engineering students attending or planning to attend the University of Evansville or the University of Southern Indiana. The $1,250 scholarship was awarded to Blake Daniel Henson, Petersburg, a graduate of Pike Central High School.

The Lois Brink Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by Bruce C. Brink, Sr. and family in memory of Lois Brink. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Chloe Mowery, Francisco, a Wood Memorial High School graduate who is a student at Vincennes University.

The R. Dean and Vivian Townsend Memorial Scholarship was created by Robert and Judith Townsend in memory of R. Dean and Vivian Townsend.  The $4,000 scholarship was awarded to Hadley Laine Sheffer, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Martha H. Brokaw Memorial Scholarship was created by created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s aunt, Martha Byrne Brokaw.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Henry Wilhite, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Norma J. Byrne Memorial Scholarship was created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s mother, Norma Briner Byrne.  The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Keyana Hardiman, Princeton, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.

The Patrick D. Byrne Memorial Scholarship was created by Georgianne and Jim Parshall in loving memory of Georgianne’s father, Pat Byrne. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Sean Brock, Fort Branch, a graduate of Princeton Community High School.   

The 2020 Gibson County Lilly Alternate Scholarship was established by the Gibson County Community Foundation to honor a student selected as an alternate recipient of the Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship was awarded to Caleb Sellers, Fort Branch, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School.

The 2020 Gibson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was awarded to Mary Hall, Fort Branch, a graduate of Gibson Southern High School. The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of fulltime undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation nominates one student to receive the scholarship.   

Knox County Community Foundation Awards $50,000 In Rapid Response Grants

(Knox County, Indiana)  The Knox County Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 in Rapid Response Grants to 16 charitable organizations affected by COVID-19. The Rapid Response Grant program was launched on March 27.

According to Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, the program has been successful by helping organizations meet unforeseen challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “In answer to what our charitable partners have been experiencing since the crisis started, the grants have provided fast funding in response to their call for help,” says Lauren Osmon, the Foundation’s Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact.

The Foundation intended for the program to be both efficient and timely and according to Osmon, the response and payment times have been exceptional. “We’ve been able to quickly deploy funding to these organizations – applications were reviewed within 24 hours, and grant dollars were paid within 3 business days.  We knew our response had to be quick, in order for them to support members of the Knox County community,” says Osmon.  “The grants have provided funding to cover unforeseen expenses that have been required of our Knox County organizations like scaling up services or covering expenses due to closings and cancelled fundraisers. Our program helped them meet these early COVID-19 challenges.”  Osmon stated that the Rapid Response Grant program was designed to work alongside the United Way of Knox County’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants.

The Foundation awarded grants to Helping His Hands for a food service program and the purchase of disaster supplies; Generations for a food program for older adults; Ronald McDonald House Charities for the purchase of food and sanitization supplies for those in need; Bread of Life Ministry for a food program for families in need; Good Samaritan Hospital for the purchase of extra personal protective equipment; North Knox Social Ministries for a program providing assistance to those in need; Indiana Military Museum to cover expenses due to closing and cancelled events; First Baptist Church in Bicknell for a program providing emergency assistance to area families; Thursday Church for an emergency assistance project for families in need; American Red Cross for the support of blood collection services in southwest Indiana; The Salvation Army for a program providing emergency assistance to those in need; The Lord’s Warehouse for a food program for families in need; Old Town Players to cover expenses due to show cancellations; North Knox School Nurses Fund to support an emergency assistance program for those in need; Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center to provide additional telemedicine services; and God’s Pantry-Oaktown Christian Church for a food service program for needy families.

“This program could only be provided because we have generous donors,” says Drew Garretson, President of the Knox County Community Foundation Advisory Board. “On behalf of our board and staff, we thank them for their legacy of giving back to our Knox County community.”

For more information, or to make a gift to the Knox County Community Foundation, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at 812.886.0093 or visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox.

Community Foundation Awards Over $60,000 In Scholarships

(WASHINGTON, Indiana)  The Daviess County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $66,800. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to 30 area students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regularly scheduled scholarship reception for fund founders and recipients was cancelled.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Lauren Osmon states, “The Daviess County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Daviess County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

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 award is $2,000 and the recipient is Grant Niehaus of Washington.    

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. This year’s $1,500 award recipient is Adrianne Wagler of Odon.

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 during high school. Applicants must also demonstrate personal interest in and positive attitude toward continuing their education and demonstrate good moral character. This year’s award is $2,500 and the recipient is Shom Berry from Plainville. Shom is currently a student at Brescia University.

Steven L. Gines College Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by friends of Steven L. Gines in his memory. It is open to graduating seniors of Washington High School who have completed college preparatory classes in high school and have been involved in the arts. This year’s $500 award recipient is Maya Gray of Washington.

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 there are four recipients receiving an award of $1,500 each. They are Kaelyn Klopfenstein from Loogootee, a student Barr-Reeve High School; Macie Kane from Plainville, a student at Indiana State University; Faith Dalton from Washington, a student at Washington High School; Andrew Clark from Petersburg, a student at Pike Central High School.               

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 an accredited college, university, or vocational institution and have been involved in productions at the Veale Creek Theatre or in the performing arts. This year there are two recipients receiving $450 each. They are Hannah Bailey of Loogootee, a student at Loogootee High School, and Lara Santiago of Washington, a student at Washington High School.

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 school who attended Lena Dunn Elementary School may apply. This year’s $1,000 award recipient is MaKenzie Parsons, from Washington, a student at Washington High School.         

McCall Family Teachers Scholarship is a scholarship established by the John and Anna McCall Trust Fund to provide scholarships to graduates of North Daviess High School who are pursuing a career in teaching with an emphasis in fine arts or elementary education. This year there are three students receiving $1,000 each. They are Taylor Beaman, Odon; Jack Townsend, Odon; Jeffrey Mayfield, a student at Indiana University.

McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by Lucile Vance in memory of her husband. Graduating seniors of Daviess County Schools 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 pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. This year the $900 scholarship is awarded to Lara Santiago, of Washington High School.

North Daviess Scholarship is an annual scholarship fund established by the North Daviess Academic Opportunity Alliance (formerly known as North Daviess Dollars for Scholars Program) to help North Daviess students pursue advanced education. Applicants must be graduating seniors of North Daviess High School planning to pursue a degree at any accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This year there are two recipients receiving $750 each: Mackenzie Lawyer of Odon, and McKenzie White of Loogootee.

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. This year’s $500 award recipient is Jack Townsend from Odon.

Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship is a scholarship established by Peoples National Bank of 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. Selection is based on academics and leadership skills. The $500 award recipient is Jaeden Lengacher from Montgomery, a student at Barr-Reeve High School     

Jo Ann Shawhan Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by John Shawhan in memory of his wife Jo Ann to benefit Daviess County students pursuing a nursing degree at Vincennes University. This year’s $3,000 award recipient is Kaylan Craven, a student at North Daviess High School.

Sheldon Matthew Smith Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created by Gregory A. and Natalie J. Smith in memory of their son, Sheldon (1993-2006). Graduating seniors of Washington High School and Washington Catholic High School planning to pursue a degree in writing (literature, not journalism), computer graphics, computer game design, computer art design, or computer animation, computer programming, and/or web design at an accredited institution. This year’s $400 award recipient is Jacob Rice of Washington, a student at 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. This year’s award is award is $500 and the recipient is Jacob Rice of Washington, a student at Washington High School.

Dwight Risley Scholarship is a 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 there are eleven students receiving a $2,000 award. The recipients are Brad Burdette, Barr-Reeve High School; Jacob Davis, Washington High School; Jaydon Jones, Washington High School; Lexus Knepp, Barr- Reeve High School; Mackenzie Lawyer, North Daviess High School; Jackson McCracken, Washington High School; Adeline O’Brian, Washington Catholic High School; Orlando Otero, Washington High School; Makenzie Parsons, Washington High School; Lara Santiago, Washington High School; McKenzie White, North Daviess High School.

Marilyn L. Wallace Scholarship is an annual scholarship established in memory of Marilyn Wallace by her husband Lewis and her daughter Marcia McConnell. Graduating North Daviess High School seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in health or health-related fields are eligible for this award. This year’s $500 recipient is McKenzie White of Loogootee, a student at North Daviess High School.

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 planning to pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year educational institution or trade school. This year four North Daviess students are receiving $1,150 each. The recipients are Nathan Coney, Washington; McKenzie White, Loogootee; Mackenzie Lawyer, Odon; Aric Wade, Linton.

In addition, the Community Foundation administers the Daviess County Lilly Endowment Scholarship program. This year, 13 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the Community Foundation awards scholarships to those students who are alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The scholarships are made possible by donors to the Friends of Daviess endowment fund. The total amount being awarded this year is $15,000. The recipients are Jackson McCracken, Washington High School; Kaelyn Klopfenstein, Barr-Reeve High School; Hadley Faith, Washington High School; Maya Gray, Washington High School; Grant Harrison, Barr-Reeve High School.

Daviess County Lilly Scholar Peyton Eaton, Barr-Reeve High School, has accepted a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment from the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program. The Community Foundation accepted applications and a volunteer selection committee made up of community leaders completed the review process for this award with final selections being made by Independent Colleges of Indiana.

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships Totaling $22,300

(Vincennes, Indiana) The Knox County Community Foundation announces the distribution of community scholarships totaling $22,300. This year, funds established by generous donors, provided the scholarships to area students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regularly scheduled scholarship breakfast for fund founders and recipients was cancelled.

In addition to announcing the recipients, the Regional Director of Community Engagement & Impact, Lauren Osmon states, “The Knox County Community Foundation is thankful to our generous fund founders and donors who make these scholarship awards possible. Their investment in the education of our young people has impacted each of these students’ futures. The process of choosing who will be awarded each of these scholarships is undertaken with dedication and discipline by a committee of volunteer leaders. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication in doing this. The process is never easy because our Knox County students are outstanding.”  

The scholarships announced are:

The Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship founded by Robert Bird in memory of his daughter Heather.  Heather was a fire fighter with the Vincennes Township Fire Department, and this scholarship benefits a student who is a member or is related to a member of the Vincennes Township Fire Department. This year’s award it $2,000 and the recipient is Grace Yochum, North Knox High School. Grace is the daughter of Edward and Danell Yochum. Following graduation, she plans to study Radiology at IUPUI.

The Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship established 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 $1,500 scholarship recipient is Hailee Cooper, a senior at South Knox High School and the daughter of Brian and Beth Cooper.  Following graduation, Hailee plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at Indiana University.

The Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship was established by Sarah H. Keller in memory of her mother.  It benefits graduating seniors of any Knox County High School planning to attend any Indiana college or university, and demonstrate an interest in English or history.  This year’s $1,200 scholarship recipient is Brianna Page, a senior at North Knox High School and the daughter of Scott and Stacy Page. Following graduation, Brianna plans to pursue a degree in History at the University of Southern Indiana.

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 a graduating senior at any Knox County High School pursuing a post-secondary education.  The recipient of the $750 scholarship is Tia Tolbert, a senior at Rivet High School and the daughter of Dean Tolbert. Following graduation, Tia plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science at Indiana University East.

The Velma and Herbert Pepmeier Scholarship was established by Herbert C. Pepmeier to benefit a graduating senior who is affiliated with St. John’s United Church of Christ in Vincennes or Bethel Church in Freelandville. This year’s $2,000 scholarship recipient is Trevor Kahre, a senior at North Knox High School. He is the son of Travis and Stacey Kahre. Following graduation, Trevor plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science at Marian University.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Educational Scholarship is an annual renewable scholarship established 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 to encourage recent graduates and non-traditional students to pursue higher education in the field of education. The recipient of the $600 scholarship is Richard Nelson, a senior at South Knox High School and the son of Sandra Snyder.  Following graduation, Richard plans to pursue a degree in Education at Vincennes University.

The Robert W. Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Marcia Nordhorn in memory of her husband Robert. The scholarship is awarded to a student at Lincoln High School who has participated in arts/technical theater, choir or band and who has participated in theatrical productions. This year, the $250 scholarship recipient is Casey McGill, a senior at Lincoln High School and the daughter of Scott McGill. Following graduation, Casey plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice at IUPUI.

The Roger Montgomery, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was established by Sue Montgomery in memory of her husband Dr. (Walter) Roger Montgomery, a Vincennes nephrologist. It is available to graduating seniors of any Knox County high school or certified home school program who are pursuing post-secondary education. This year the $1,500 scholarship recipient is Shelby Osborne, a senior at South Knox High School and the daughter of Donald and Amy Osborne. Following graduation, Shelby plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration Vincennes University.

The Schott North America Scholarship was established by Schott North American to encourage children of Schott North American, Inc. or Gemtron Corporation employees to further their education. This year the $1,500 scholarship recipient is Tia Tolbert, a senior at Rivet High School.

The Southwest Indiana Purdue Scholarship was established by the Knox County Purdue Ag Alumni. It is open to students in Knox, Daviess, Greene, Sullivan, Pike, and Gibson Counties who are pursuing a degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette. This year’s $1,000 award recipient is Noah Donovan, a senior at Rivet High School and the son of Todd and Brenda Donovan.  Following graduation, Noah plans to pursue a degree in Engineering at Purdue University.

The Lester M. Baughman Scholarship was established by the children of Lester M. Baughman to help current employees of Aperion Care, Bridgeport, IL, who have completed at least one year of employment with the healthcare center and/or who are enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Frontier Community College, Olney Central College, Lincoln Trail College, or Wabash Valley College in Illinois, and are pursuing a registered nursing degree following certification as a licensed practical nurse. Applications are open year-round. This year’s award is $8,000 and the recipient is Audrey Fitzgerald of Sumner, Illinois.

In addition, the Community Foundation administers the Knox County Lilly Endowment Scholarship program. Earlier this week, the Community Foundation announced that this year’s award would be offered to the first alternate, Mary Franklin. This year, 20 students applied for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and as in years past, the Community Foundation awards scholarships to those students who are alternates for the Lilly Endowment Scholarship. The scholarships are made possible by donors to the Friends of Knox endowment fund. The total amount being awarded this year is $2,000. The recipients are Noah Donovan, Rivet High School; and Nolan Hays, South Knox High School. Nolan is the son of Frank and Marcy Hays. Following graduation, Nolan plans to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The Community Foundation Advisory Board would like to say thank you to the parents, family members, teachers, school administrators, coaches, mentors, and everyone who has inspired these students to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their families. We wish you the best as you pursue your college degrees and future opportunities.

Knox County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Offered To First Alternate

(Vincennes, Indiana) In December, the Knox County Community Foundation announced the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Knox County 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Today, following South Knox senior Mykayla Couchenour’s declination of the award, Mary Franklin, who in December was named the first alternate for the award, was offered the full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Mary is the daughter of Samuel and Stephanie Franklin and a senior at Lincoln High School. She plans to study Biology and pursue a career as a medical doctor. She holds a 4.0 GPA and has been involved in a variety of activities including the Mayor’s Youth Council, Youth Leadership Knox County, dance, and the Rotary Interact Club. She has also served as a class officer throughout her high school career.

Mykayla, the initial recipient, declined the scholarship this week after accepting the National Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Marine Option (NROTC) scholarship. She will use the NROTC scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in American Studies while simultaneously training to become an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Who will receive the scholarship should the award be declined is set at the same time as the initial recipient’s nomination approval according to Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Knox County Community Foundation. “Each year, plans are in place for situations like this one. The local selection committee nominates a recipient and two alternates to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). So, when we receive notification back of ICI’s decision regarding the committee’s nominations, it includes who should be offered the scholarship should any winner decline. We then inform students so they are prepared in case that should occur.”

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in conjunction with the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body) and local high schools, and Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program.

The Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation, created in 1937 by members of the Lilly Family. In keeping with the wishes of the founding members, the Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of education, religion and community development.

Since the program was first introduced in 1998, Lilly Endowment has remained steadfast in its belief that education at all levels is indispensable to the personal, civic and economic well-being of Indiana residents and communities.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://swi.unitedwayepledge.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=4474512C633F40672E397E3E&SA=955773.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org.

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://swi.unitedwayepledge.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=4474512C633F40672E397E3E&SA=955773.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org.

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://swi.unitedwayepledge.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=4474512C633F40672E397E3E&SA=955773.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://swi.unitedwayepledge.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=4474512C633F40672E397E3E&SA=955773.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) Awards $50,000 Grant to COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region

Evansville, Indiana– The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) will award a $50,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region. The grant provides financial support for the new fund, which is being managed by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana.

The CEEF is administered by the Community Foundation Alliance and a separate board of directors oversees all CEEF governance and grantmaking decisions. According to Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance, the CEEF board of directors’ vote to support the fund shows just how important the effort is to Evansville.

“The CEEF Board is committed to investing in Evansville. This grant supports a community wide response to COVID-19 and the Board believes that is vital to the city’s success. By helping ensure that individuals and families in need are supported during this pandemic, especially vulnerable and at-risk populations, this funding will positively impact the future of the Evansville region.”

The concept of the City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when then-Mayor Frank McDonald II and the City Council proposed that $5 million of gaming boat revenue be invested to serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was subsequently established as a supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., with annual earnings allowed for grantmaking each year.

The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Community Foundations serving 9 counties throughout southwestern Indiana. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants. The Alliance holds more than 1,200 named funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in communities throughout southwestern Indiana, with charitable assets over $100 million.

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic. 

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org.

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://pcunitedwaaiwaycent.z2systems.com/np/clients/pcunitedwaaiwaycent/donation.jsp?campaign=34&.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/1331464210391150/2791293927613221/.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://app.mobilecause.com/form/rtQPSQ?fbclid=IwAR1HphT6VzOoin4lhZey8IxrWDGBzEYYCy40n0IjGDTRwQbN-GLIYE5nmm0&vid=6chwm or text: KNOXSTRONG to 91999.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

Community Foundation Alliance Making Up To $1 Million In Emergency Funding Available To Regional Nonprofits

(Evansville, Indiana)  The Community Foundation Alliance announced today that it is making up to $1 million in emergency funding available to southwestern Indiana nonprofit organizations at the forefront of helping local communities impacted by COVID-19. The funding will support a variety of response activities throughout the Alliance service region, comprised of 9 affiliate Community Foundations in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life in southwestern Indiana, and while we don’t yet fully understand the extent of the implications of this outbreak, we do know that it is proving particularly challenging for those who are already vulnerable,” said Jill Carpenter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation Alliance.

“After input from our charitable organizations, community leaders, elected officials, school officials, and others, we have developed a rapid response plan to provide critical funding and support for our communities in the weeks and months to come.”

A portion of the funding provides for a $250,000 grant to the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region, which will support human services in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is serving as the fiscal sponsor for this fund. The remaining grant dollars will support similar collaborative COVID-19 funds in Daviess, Knox, Perry and Pike counties and allow each of the 9 Alliance Community Foundations to award rapid response grants to local charitable organizations impacted by the pandemic.  To donate to the fund in our county, please visit https://swi.unitedwayepledge.org/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=4474512C633F40672E397E3E&SA=955773.

The rapid response grants are designed to quickly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time grants to organizations that, in many cases, have been financially strained by the outbreak. The grants have a simple application and quick turnaround time, including a 24-hour review, with grant dollars released directly to organizations within 4 days of approval.

Another component of the Alliance plan includes measures to ensure an appropriate reaction to unknown changes that may occur in communities during the months to come. Those include extending deadlines for existing grant cycles and re-evaluation of future Community Good granting strategies.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation Alliance website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Announces The Allison Tenbarge Criminal Justice Scholarship

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the first recipient of the Allison Tenbarge Criminal Justice Scholarship. The $500 scholarship is a new scholarship being administered by the Foundation. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  

The scholarship was created by the family of Allison Tenbarge in memory of Allie and her son, Parker, who were victims of domestic violence. It was Allie’s dream to follow in her father’s footsteps to pursue a career in criminal justice. The scholarship honors her memory by providing financial assistance to females studying criminal justice or law enforcement with the hope that once they enter the field, they will help make a positive impact in the fight against domestic violence.

Open to female, high school seniors who are graduating from a school in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and plan to pursue a post-secondary degree (2- or 4-year) in criminal justice or law enforcement.

Selection will be based on applicant’s dedication to pursuing a career in criminal justice or law enforcement as demonstrated in the application and required essay.

Additional information and the online application are available on the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website, CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Vanderburgh.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation at 812.422.1245 or shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation Accepting Applications For The Clarence And Dorothy Gerard Scholarship For Nursing

(Vanderburgh County, Indiana)  The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the first recipient of the Clarence and Dorothy Gerard Scholarship for Nursing. The scholarship is a new, annually renewable scholarship for $ 7,500 being administered by the Foundation. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. 

Open to graduating seniors of any high school located in Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties, applicants must be planning to pursue a nursing degree at an accredited college, university, or technical/vocational school located within the counties served by the Community Foundation Alliance. Those counties include Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Selection will be based on the strength of the student’s essay, involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or work experience, and financial need.

Additional information and the online application are available on the Vanderburgh Community Foundation’s website at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities/

This annual renewable scholarship was established by the estate of John Gerard in honor of his parents. The scholarship will provide educational support to a graduate of a Posey, Vanderburgh, or Warrick County high school to pursue a nursing degree at a college or university in Southwestern Indiana.

Born in 1915, Dorothy Willett studied nursing and graduated in 1936 from St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School where she became the first surgical nurse assisting in cataract surgery.  Her career continued as a nurse for Republic Aviation factory in Evansville, Indiana, which churned out thousands of P-47 Thunderbolts during World War II.  In 1947, she met and married Clarence Gerard who served in the Navy.

Soon they began a family, welcoming sons Steve and John.  As they came of age, Steve and John joined the family business, the Old Country School Restaurant, working together with their parents until its closing in 1987.  Steve continued in restaurant management and John worked in the clerk and assessor’s offices until his retirement.

After Clarence’s death in 1985, John lived and traveled with Dorothy, and they attended musical performances and the theater until her passing at age 97 in 2012.  Later, John and his husband, Don Settle, enjoyed exploring historical sights and experiencing the arts until Don’s death in 2017.

John passed away in 2018.  It was his greatest honor to memorialize his parents, Clarence and Dorothy Gerard, with a nursing scholarship endowment to continue his mother’s legacy of care for generations now and in the future.

For questions, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at 812.422.1245 or via email shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

Betty Ann Mccullough Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

(Gibson County, Indiana) The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program, the Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program, and the Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program are now accepting applications. The deadline is April 5, 2020.

The three grant programs are administered by the Gibson County Community Foundation.

Betty Ann McCullough was an educator for the North Gibson School Corporation for more than 40 years and a strong supporter of education in her community. Along with a number of civic memberships, she was a member of the Gibson County Community Foundation Advisory Board. She passed away in 1997, after which funds and three grant programs were established in her memory.

The Betty Ann McCullough Education Seminar and Convocation Grant Program serves to provide funding to public and private schools in Gibson County for the purpose of hosting educational seminars and convocations  to  enhance the knowledge and skills of educators in science, mathematics, and language arts.

The Betty Ann McCullough Enrichment Project Grant Program serves to provide funds and challenge grants to schools, libraries, and other public education organizations based or having substantial programs in Gibson County.

The Betty Ann McCullough Teaching Achievement Grant Program awards a public school educator for outstanding dedication and success in improving the mathematics or language arts skills and knowledge of students in the public schools of Gibson County.

To apply, applicants should visit the Foundation’s website, CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Gibson and follow information found under the grant seekers tab. The Betty Ann McCullough Education Committee will review applications and make its recommendation on funding to the Community Foundation Alliance Board of Directors. No lobbying or soliciting of the Committee or Board members is permitted.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements or the grant application process, please contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at jcampbell@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-386-8082.

Women’s Fund Of Daviess County Announces Annual Grant Cycle

(Daviess County, Indiana) The Women’s Fund of Daviess County, a fund of the Daviess County Community Foundation, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Daviess County families. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to support a charitable project or program.

Applications will be accepted online until midnight on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. After a review by the Women’s Fund volunteer grant selection committee, applicants will be notified by May 1, 2020 whether or not they’ve been selected as a finalist. Each finalist will be invited to give an oral presentation (tentatively limited to ten minutes, including time for questions and answers – no audio/visual component this year) at the Women’s Fund annual meeting on May 6, 2020. After hearing presentations, the Women’s Fund membership will cast their votes, and the organization whose request receives the majority of votes will be awarded the grant at the annual meeting. No lobbying or solicitation of Women’s Fund representatives is permitted.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Daviess County.

Consideration will be given to nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Daviess County. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the program/ project is charitable and meets certain criteria.

For additional information about eligibility and requirements, as well as to begin the online application process, please visit and carefully read through the Women’s Fund Grants Program information on the Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Lauren Osmon, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at losmon@communityfoundationalliance.org or 812-254-9354.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, contact Mary Smith, Regional Director of Development at mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org or 812-254-9354.

Donor Advised Fund Awards $31,000 In Grants Benefiting Spencer County Organizations

(Rockport, Indiana)  A donor advised fund held by the Spencer County Community Foundation recently awarded $31,000 in grants to several Spencer County organizations

The Christian Resource Center received a $10,000 grant for the purchase of frozen food for the food pantry and items for the baby shop. Pictured during the presentation are Dee Denu, Executive Director of Christian Resource Center and Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Spencer School Corporation was awarded a $10,000 grant for the Vocation Education Department. Pictured during the presentation are Jim Bush, Principal of South Spencer High School; Emily Davis; Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Spencer County Community Foundation; John Hurley, Vocational Teacher at South Spencer High School; and Mary James, Regional Development Director with the Spencer County Community Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Way of Rockport received a $1,000 grant for general support. Pictured at the presentation are Sherri Bell, Office Manager and Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Spencer County Community Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $2,500 grant to purchase equipment. Pictured during the presentation are Scott Chapman, Chief of Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Department and Emily Davis, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Spencer County Community Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rockport Police Department received a $7,500 grant to purchase equipment. Pictured at the presentation are Emily Davis; Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Spencer County Community Foundation; Jason Overfield, Chief of Police; Don Winkler, Mayor of Rockport; and Jake Philipps, Rockport Police Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donor-advised funds may be established by individuals, families, groups, businesses, and organizations. They can help citizens in Spencer County, for good, forever.  For more information about establishing a fund, visit CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Spencer or phone 812-649-5724.