Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Perry County, Indiana  This year, donors to the Spencer County Community Foundation are again making scholarship awards available through the Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program.

The Community Scholarship program is made up of various scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These opportunities were created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.  Some scholarships are designed to be awarded to nontraditional students.

Students may apply for one or more scholarships, as long as they meet the particular eligibility requirements. Details about each scholarship and the application are posted on the Foundation’s website at the Scholarship Opportunities page.

Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are determined by donors and are posted on the website. Each scholarship is unique and supports students with a variety of backgrounds, educational goals, and economic statuses. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin and are based on a competitive process which may consider academic achievement, extracurricular activities, personal aspirations, educational goals, and financial need.

The Foundation offers the following tips to help students complete their applications:

  1. Begin working on the application early.
  2. Search for scholarships that match your unique interests and hobbies.
  3. Take the time to write required essays. It’s worth the extra effort.
  4. Follow all instructions carefully and make sure you are submitting all the required parts (including letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.). Check and double-check your application before submitting.
  5. Ask a friend or teacher to read your application and essay for any mistakes that you may have missed.

Applications must be submitted online. The online application process allows applicants to save their work. Please read through the How to Apply page on the site for instructions. The deadline to apply is 12:00 midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

For further information or assistance:
Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact
rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org 812.547.3176

Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Perry County, Indiana) The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2019. Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the program page. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.

The 2019 Perry Lilly Endowment Community Scholar(s) will be named in mid-December 2018.

The scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The Community Foundation will nominate 1 student to receive the scholarship.

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 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.

New Grant and Sponsorship Opportunities To Benefit Perry County

Perry County, Indiana– The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting this year. There will no longer be grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year. This new grant process will allow proposals to be accepted on a continuous basis, without deadline, giving grant seekers the opportunity to apply when they wish as opposed to waiting for an annual grant cycle.

The grant cycle encompasses three different request levels: Level 1: $500 or less; Level 2: $501-$2,500; Level 3: $2,501-$9999; and Level 4: $10,000 or more.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may  be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 547-3176 before beginning the application process.

Funding requests will be reviewed throughout the year at three intervals: September 4, January 4, and May 1.

In addition to the new grant cycle, the Foundation will offer a sponsorship program for nonprofit organizations. Like the grant opportunity, requests will be accepted throughout the year; however, funding decisions will be made on a monthly basis.

Details about the new grant cycle and sponsorship program may be found on the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry or contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812-547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Perry County Community Foundation is one of 9 regional county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. 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.

Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Named

Perry County, Indiana – One Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Luke Bishop will receive a full tuition scholarship to an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Luke, a senior at Perry Central High School, is the son of James and Tara Bishop of Branchville. While attending high school, he has been involved in Student Council, Business Professionals of America, Social Media Team, Friends of Rachel Club, Academic Bowl and Commodore Manufacturing Leadership Team. He was the Perry Central Paper Mache Art Show Tour Guide, he has assisted with the Commodore Table, Key Club, is a member and volunteer of Holy Cross Catholic Church, helped with the Commodore Serve Day, was a volunteer for the Stepping Stones Preschool 5K Road Run, and was a canned food drive coordinator. He played baseball, basketball, and was involved with Cross Country.

He has been employed by French Licks Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, was a Perry Central Youth Baseball concessions worker, Perry Central Youth Baseball umpire, and worked for grandparents by doing yard work and splitting wood. He has also babysat.

Currently he plans to attend Indiana University and major in Business (Accounting and Finance), and go into Accounting or Business Administration.

Triton Martin is the first alternate. He is the son of Donald Martin and Holly Martin.

Whitaker Lyons is the second alternate. He is the son of John and Amy Lyons.

After the Perry County Community Foundation scholarship committee completed their evaluation, names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient. There were 143 scholarships awarded statewide.

ICI represents Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. 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.

Employment Opportunity, Serving Perry and Spencer County Community Foundations

An employment opportunity is now available with the Community Foundation Alliance, serving as the Regional Director of Development for the Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer counties in southwestern Indiana.

The Regional Director of Development’s major function within the organization will be to assist these two regional county Community Foundations of Perry and Spencer with major gift and asset development efforts. This position reports to the Alliance Executive Director. Travel is required. Please see the full position description below for more details and how and to whom to apply.

Position – Regional Director of Development
Location – Perry and Spencer County region
Employment Classification – Regular, full time, exempt
Application Deadline – Friday, January 12, 2018
Full Description – Regional Director of Development (PDF)

 

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Tell City, Indiana – The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2018. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-perry/.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017. The committee of community volunteers notes that applicants should be aware they will be required to have a reference complete and a form returned by the deadline, so applicants should plan accordingly and provide the reference form to their prospective reference early. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2017.

The scholarship provides full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 for required books and equipment for four years of full time undergraduate study 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 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered by local community foundations throughout Indiana. The Community Foundation administers the program locally in coordination with the Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville (our governing body), 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.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Indiana students reach higher levels of education. The 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.

About the Perry County Community Foundation
Established in 1993, the Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, with oversight by a local 15-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a family of 100 charitable funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Perry County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located in at 817 12th Street in Tell City. To learn more, call (812) 547-3176.

Free Dale Carnegie Workshop Offered in Tell City

Want to know how to have your best year yet? Attend a free Dale Carnegie workshop being offered in Tell City!

This course is a joint collaboration between the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and the Perry County Community Foundation.  The following are objectives of the course: Take action and be intentional about your results, identify the challenges to overcome, engage and motivate those who are with you on this journey, identify areas in and out of your control and learn about the upcoming Dale Carnegie Course coming to Tell City.

Take your first step towards a successful 2017!

Employees at all levels in a corporation or not-for-profit setting who seek to maximize their performance, become stronger leaders and add more value to the organization should attend.

The free workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Tell City Depot.

Registration is required and can be accomplished by contacting the Perry County Community Foundation at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org or 812.547.3176. Registration is required by Monday, Dec. 12.

Trivia Night Being Planned

Are you ready for some fun? The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting reservations for its 7th Annual Trivia Night!

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

The event will be Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Schergens Center in Tell City. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The winning team will win a $500 grant that will go to the team’s favorite charitable organization (a 501 (c)(3) public charity). The grant will be generated from the proceeds from this evening. Each participant will receive a participation gift and a delicious meal. A cash bar will be available.

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

We invite you to be a part of this mind-battling, ego-bruising trivia fun. Groups of individuals including civic groups, businesses, churches, or just friends and family, etc., are invited to create teams and participate in the fun evening. Proceeds from the evening strengthen the Foundation’s ability to meet needs by keeping philanthropy an integral part of our community.

The seven categories will be: Science, Sports, Movies, Geography, Commercials, Foods & Spirits and Hoosier History/Perry County History.

As offered last year, teams will be able to purchase two mulligans for $10 during check-in on Trivia Night. Mulligans allow teams to provide two answers to a question instead of just one answer.

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

Please note the following are NOT allowed per Schergens Center policy: helium balloons of any type, silly string, fog machines, glitter, confetti.

The cost is $280 per table (up to 8 participants). If you don’t have a team, you can come and watch the fun by paying $15 which includes dinner and a night of fun! Space is limited. Tables are on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline to register is January 18, 2017, but don’t wait! Make sure you purchase your table before they are gone!

Registration is required for teams and spectators and is accomplished by clicking here.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Titanium

ATTC Manufacturing, Inc.

C&S Incorporated

Silver

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.

Perry County Memorial Hospital

Bronze

German American Bank

Hoosier Hills Credit Union

Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.

WAMCO LLC

Webb Wheel Products, Inc.

Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Cycle Opens August 1

The Perry County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) on August 1. This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

Lilly Endowment established the LECS program in 1998 to help raise Indiana’s level of educational attainment and to increase the ability of Indiana’s community foundations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. The Lilly Endowment remains 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 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is a statewide program administered locally by community foundations throughout Indiana. Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) provides statewide oversight of the program. Lilly Endowment has determined general conditions for the scholarship but allows each county’s community foundation’s LECS committee to define eligibility criteria.

The deadline to apply is September 8, 2016. Students may learn more and apply for the LECS by going to the Foundation’s scholarships page at https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/perry/scholarships/ . For additional information about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, contact the Perry County Community Foundation Director Renate Warner at (812) 547-3176 or email renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org .

Perry County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

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

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

The Foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Proposals from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Grant applications must be electronically submitted to the Perry County Community Foundation no later than Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Organizations wishing to submit a grant proposal are invited to visit the Foundation’s web site at www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/perry-discretionary-grant/  for requirements, instructions and the online application.

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

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

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

The Community Good granting cycle is one charitable resource available to our community thanks to generous donors who provided meaningful gifts by creating charitable funds created through the Community Foundation. These grants are made possible by the Friends of Perry County Unrestricted Fund, the TCB/Fifth Third Bank Perry County Fund, the Crippled Children’s Fund, the Goble-Kleeman Fund for Young Children, the Elbert and Dawn Star and Marilyn Ewing Environmental Fund, the Perry County Arts Council Promoting the Arts Fund, the Joseph L. Dauby Endowment Fund, the Perry County Power of Youth Fund and the Perry County Women for Women Fund. Also granting this year are new community good funds N & N Mulzer Unrestricted Fund, Arnold Mulzer Fund for the Community Good and the Cardinal-Smith-Etienne Fund.

New Foundation Fund to Help First Responders, Families in Crisis

Malone2After raising three girls she adopted out of foster care, Mary Jane Malone wanted a way to honor them while helping Perry County. She also wanted to memorialize one daughter, whose life was taken by a tragic event. Mary Jane Malone created the Mary Jane Malone Endowment Fund through the Perry County Community Foundation that will give back forever while remembering her and her family. Read Mary Jane’s story, written herself, about her life, her family’s life, and why she recently created this fund.

“I was born and raised in Perry County graduating from St. Mark’s Elementary and Tell City High School.  After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University, I moved to Richmond Indiana, where I taught for 37 years.

“In the late 1980s I checked into adopting an older child and met Kathy when she was 13 years old. She had been in and out of the foster care system since birth and then available for adoption since the age of seven. She was a bright, inquisitive, energetic, and surprisingly positive young lady considering everything she had been through. She did have low self-esteem, though. But after involving her in activities where she had interests, it was like watching a bud blossom into a beautiful flower.

“After two years Kathy and I decided to look into finding her a sibling. That is when we met Melissa and Heather, age ten and nine. They were biological sisters who had been in foster care and potential adoptive homes for four years. They had been through some terrible abuse and felt rejection from their biological mother who did not believe them. They depended on each other to survive.

“And we became a family. Melissa and Heather were also involved in several different activities according to their interests to build up their self-esteem and confidence. As a family we have experienced some challenging times, some frustrating times, some devastating times, and some very good times. But through it all, I wanted them to have a family, a base in their life.

“After many different struggles in their teens and twenties, Melissa and Heather and their families have both settled in the Wilmington, North Carolina, area. Melissa and her husband have three children, and Heather and her husband have two children.

“Kathy and her husband moved to the Kansas City area. Kathy became a paramedic for Kansas City, was accredited in many different areas, and truly found her calling. After issues in her marriage, she filed for divorce, and her husband started stalking her. A year later, as she and her partner returned to their station after a call, her ex-husband ambushed and killed them.

“I am very proud of the American flag presented to me at her funeral service in Kansas City. It had flown over the U.S. Capitol building the day of her death—April 3, 2004.

“My three daughters have been an inspiration to me.  I watched them struggle to overcome the aftereffects of not having that foundation of a family in their early years. Therefore, I want to honor my daughters by establishing a fund through the Perry County Community Foundation to help children and families in crisis situations in this area. It will be used to hopefully provide a more normal, safe, and caring atmosphere for them.

“Also in honor of Kathy, who was a dedicated First Responder, this fund will be used to help with the needs of the First Responders in this area.“

The Foundation is honored that Mary Jane selected us to memorialize her daughter Kathy Malone and honor her other daughters Melissa Malone and Heather Malone. This fund will support public safety (including police departments, first responders, fire departments); help  families in crisis; improve educational and support services for children in foster care; and provide for projects that help at-risk children.

Fund to Assist those with Autism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PCCF’s Trivia Night Successful in Helping Other Community Organizations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 PCCF Community Good Grants

 

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

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

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

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

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

Those included:

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

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

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

Other funds of this type that were distributed were:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bread of Life Ministry, Coalition Loads, $500

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

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

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

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

Deaconess Foundation, HeartSaver AED, $3,585

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Fund, Leadership Perry County, $669

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Fund, Community Christian Fellowship Church, $750

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EUCC Fund, Evangelical United Church of Christ, $610

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Couple Creates Fund to Benefit Community Now and Forever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PCCF Now Accepting Reservations for Trivia Night!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 Trivia Night Team Registration Form

2016 Trivia Night Spectator Registration Form

 

Thanks to this year’s sponsors!

Titanium Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

Perry County Memorial Hospital

 

Silver Sponsors

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Community Foundation can help you:

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

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

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

Clyde A. LaGrange Endowment Fund for Perry Central Elementary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Way to Celebrate Those Who Have Given to Our Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trivia Night 2016 is coming! Save the Date!

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

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

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

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

Introducing College Intern Martha Thomas

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

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

 

Perry County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investing in the Community They Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Good. Forever.

How a Donor’s Gift Gives Back…Forever!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Paid Internship Position Available

The Perry County Community Foundation has a paid internship position available. This position is paid by the Lilly Endowment and is available in Tell City. Please see information below.

Position Title: Journalist/Administrative Intern

Employment Classification: Paid Internship

Employed by: Perry County Community Foundation

Reports to: Perry County Community Foundation Director

Intern Responsibilities

Primary responsibility will be to effectively record and produce information on impact of grants that have been provided by the Foundation (primarily through written media). Capturing photos while including documentation of any persons in the pictures will also be required.

Assist Director in executing strategic donor communications.

Help facilitate opportunities for donors to attend Foundation education events and/or programs.

Assist with donor stewardship mailings and contacts.

Record, manage and add information in donor database.

Perform administrative and office support activities for Foundation: field calls, filing, copying, and preparing for meetings.

Become familiar and comfortable with the Community Foundation and its concept, vision and mission.

Minimum requirements and abilities

Full or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in two-year or four-year Indiana colleges and universities accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools are eligible for the internships.

Student must have completed his/her freshman year of college.

Full or part-time graduate students enrolled in a graduate program of study at an Indiana college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and School are eligible for internships.

Must excel at verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work individually.

Enjoy meeting new people and carrying a conversation.

Prior experience working with volunteers a plus.

Is eager to meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility.

Technology savvy – ability to use computer programs. Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

Brings to the position outstanding organizational skills.

Comfortable conducting telephone and in-person interviews and meeting with individuals.

Some journalism skills preferred.

This intern will work part time at the Perry County Community Foundation in Tell City, Indiana. The position will be for 10 hours a week and will be available during the summer semester, with a possibility of the position extending into the fall semester.

To Apply:

Send your resume and samples of your work (pictures, writing samples, etc.) via email to renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org with “Intern Opportunity” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is June 5, 2015.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Funds created to make a difference where it matters.

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

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

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

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

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

Perry County Foundation Trivia Night

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

The Perry County Community Foundation’s Advisory Board will host their 5th Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. We invite you to be a part of this mind-battling, ego-bruising trivia fun! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. (Special dietary requirements can be accommodated; please note these on the registration form or call the Foundation office in advance.)

Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Everyone is invited to this fun, light-hearted competition, from know-it-all trivia junkies to those who enjoy simply having a good time while supporting a good cause. All proceeds of this year’s Trivia Night will go towards providing grants for the ever changing needs of our community.

Groups of individuals, including civic groups, businesses, churches, or just friends and family, are invited to create teams and come compete! Each team is invited to decorate their table and come dressed in creative team spirit wear to compete for the “spirit” award. Please note the following aren’t allowed at the Schergens Center: No balloons of any type, no silly string, and no fog machines.

The seven trivia categories will be: Perry County History; Mistakes and Mishaps that Made Headlines; Technology and Gadgets; Movies and Television; Food and Fashion; News; and Sports, Games and Leisure Time.

The winning team will receive a $500 grant to be awarded to a 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organization of their choice. Second and third place teams will receive surprises. Each participant will receive participation gifts and a delicious meal served by Lawson’s Bar and Grill, and cash bar will be available. There will also be a silent auction, so bring your cash or checkbook and bid on unique and exciting items!

The cost is $250 per table (up to 8 participants). If you don’t have a team, $15 will buy you dinner and a front-row seat to watch the competition. Registration is required for both teams and spectators and is accomplished by completing a form and providing payment. Registration forms are available through the Foundation office by emailing Foundation Director Renate Warner at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org or you may call 812.547.3176 to request one. Checks should be made payable to the Perry County Community Foundation. Registrations and payments are due to the Foundation by 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, but space is limited, so please reserve your spot today!

The proceeds of the Trivia Night strengthen the Foundation’s ability to meet needs in our community and assist our efforts in keeping philanthropy an integral part of our community.  We invite you to be a part of this mind-battling, ego-bruising trivia fun by gathering a team of your friends!

Team Registration Form

Spectator Registration Form