Foundation Announces Details for 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program

(Warrick County, Indiana) The Warrick 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 September 7, 2018.

The 2019 Warrick Lilly Endowment Community Scholars 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 two students 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.

Employment Opportunities Available for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact

Evansville, Indiana – The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill 2 open positions for Regional Directors of Community Engagement and Impact, 1 serving Gibson and Posey Counties, and 1 serving Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. These positions will administer grant and scholarship programs for both of the county Foundations in their region. The position will work to build relationships with community stakeholders, and identify community engagement opportunities that lead to positive and lasting change in each county. The 2 regions comprise 4 of the 9 affiliate county Foundations of the Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of both county Foundations, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement. There will be frequent and regular travel between counties and the Alliance Central Office in Evansville. Reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of the responsibilities and experience required of applicants, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description links below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2018. No phone calls, please.

GIBSON and POSEY COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact GIB-POS [PDF]

VANDERBURGH and WARRICK COUNTY Region
7/17/18: Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact VAN-WAR [PDF]

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

 

Women’s Fund of Warrick County Awards $14,600 to Nonprofits

Warrick County, Indiana – The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, has awarded $14,600 in total grant awards to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Warrick County families. The Women’s Fund grants committee selects recipient organizations annually to receive a portion of the funds’ earnings, in the form of grant awards.

Charitable activities supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that support and strengthen families in Warrick County.

The recipients are:

YWCA of Evansville to support the YES! Residential Recovery Program for Warrick County women

Tri-State Food Bank to support the Summer Backpack Food for Kids Program at two Warrick County elementary schools

Holly’s House to support the Think First & Stay Safe Child Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County

Encountering Hope Ministries to support the GAIN Initiative designed to move Warrick County residents out of poverty

Employment Opportunity Available for Regional Development Coordinator

Evansville, Indiana-The Community Foundation Alliance is now seeking applicants to fill the position of Regional Development Coordinator for Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties. This position will serve and assist with annual giving, volunteer coordination, and technical and administrative responsibilities for the Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, 3 of the 9 affiliate county foundations of the regional Community Foundation Alliance.

The Regional Development Coordinator will work with donors, fund founders, staff, County Advisory Boards and committees of each Foundation, as well as with volunteers and the public. This position reports directly to the Regional Director of Development and will be located primarily in the Vanderburgh Community Foundation office in downtown Evansville, Indiana. There will be frequent and regular travel between the 3 counties, and reliable personal transportation is required.

For a more thorough summary of this position’s responsibilities and experience requirements, as well as how to apply, please see the full position description link below [PDF]. To be considered, application materials must be received electronically no later than Friday, June 22, 2018. No phone calls, please.

5/31/18: Posey/Vanderburgh/Warrick Regional Development Coordinator [PDF]

It is the Community Foundation Alliance’s policy that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.

 

Community Good Grants Program Awards $30,700 to Benefit Warrick County

Warrick County, Indiana– A total of $30,700 in Community Good Grants are going to benefit 9 local nonprofit organizations and the charitable programs, projects, and people they serve in Warrick County.

The Warrick County Community Foundation will hold a reception to present the awards on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.  Recipient organizations are:

4 A Better Chandler, Inc., to support the “Be the Change in Chandler” Playground Project

Bread of Life Ministry Inc., for the “Coalition Loads” project, to support freight costs for donated food product to distribute to low income families and partnering agencies in the Tri State area

Castle North Middle School/Warrick County School Corporation, to support Castle North Middle School generationOn Club’s “Let the Reading Begin” project, to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Warrick County preschool children

Chandler United Methodist Church Food Pantry, to purchase food for low-income families and the elderly, and help supply baby-care items

Deaconess Foundation, to support the Warrick County HeartSaver First Responder AED project

Deaconess Foundation, to support the Mobile Mammography program in Warrick County

Holly’s House, Inc., to support the “Think First & Stay Safe” Child Abuse Prevention Program in Warrick County

Historic Newburgh, Inc., to support the POP (Power of Produce) Club for children at the Newburgh Farmers Market

Tri-State Food Bank, to support the Mobile Food Pantries Project in Warrick County

Youth First, to support the Social Work Program for Warrick County schools

These awards are made possible by the following unrestricted Community Good funds, established with the Warrick County Community Foundation by generous local donors committed to creating greater good throughout Warrick County. Each year, a portion of fund earnings are distributed in the form of grants to address charitable needs and community causes.

German American Bancorp Community Fund – Warrick

Dr. Bruce J. and Sabine T. Hopkins Unrestricted Fund

Norm and Vivian Miller Family Fund

Jim and Marjorie Gunderson Family Fund

Bob and Vicki Lacer Fund

Ryan-Hutton Family Fund

Wishes for Warrick Gourley Family Fund

John and Beulah Lewis Family Philanthropic Fund

Marvin L. and Joan B. Smith Fund

William Argyle Stubbs Fund

Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Warrick County

Friendship Forever Fund

Friends of Warrick County Fund

“For Good. For Ever.” Fund

Welfare Bequest Fund for Warrick County

Ehrhart Family Fund

Dr. Edward and Nancy Prusz Charitable Fund

Charles H. and Geraldine S. Davis Memorial Fund

Welter-Brammeier Family Fund

For further information or assistance:
Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement
mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org
(812) 429-1191, Ext 3

Funding Requests Now Being Accepted through the Women’s Fund of Warrick County

Warrick County, Indiana –  The Women’s Fund of Warrick County, a fund of the Community Foundation Alliance, is now seeking applicants for charitable projects or activities aimed at improving the quality of life for Warrick County families. Funding of up to $15,000 is available to support a charitable project or program. A Letter of Inquiry is the required first step for submitting funding requests to the Women’s Fund of Warrick County grants committee.

The deadline to submit Letters of Inquiry is Monday, February 5, 2018. All applicants will be notified of the review decision no later than February 19, 2018, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a formal grant application by March 16, 2018. From the formal applicants, two organizations will ultimately be selected as finalists. Each finalist will be invited to give an oral presentation at the Women’s Fund annual meeting in April 2018.

The types of charitable activities that may be supported through this grant program include community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors and activities that will improve the quality of life for families in Warrick 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 Warrick 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 Warrick Women’s Fund Grants Program page.

For assistance with the application process or for additional information, please contact Melinda Waldroup, the Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement at mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org or (812) 429-1191, Ext 3.

Receptions Surprise Regional 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

Southwestern Indiana – Recipients of the annual Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties were celebrated in their schools last week during surprise – and often emotional – scholarship award receptions attended by family, friends, and school staff. County scholarship committee and advisory board members, as well as Kristi Rhule, Community Foundation Alliance Regional Scholarship Manager for the 4 counties, represented the Community Foundations to award each of the scholarships. (More, below images.)

As Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, each recipient is awarded a full-tuition scholarship, plus a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment, throughout 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.

Offered state-wide, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program is highly competitive. Applicants are evaluated by each county Community Foundation scholarship committee based on a number of criteria, including academics, extracurricular and community involvement, essays, and interviews. The finalists’ names are then submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) for final selection of the recipient. The Community Foundation Alliance of Evansville coordinates administration of the program for all its 9 county affiliate Community Foundations. ICI provides statewide oversight of the program, representing Indiana’s 30 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities. There were 143 scholarships awarded across Indiana.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties are:

Elizabeth Spindler, a senior at Gibson Southern High School in Gibson County, the daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Spindler of Haubstadt. She intends to pursue a course of study in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and pursue a career as an audiologist. In addition to being a member of her school’s Academic Teams, she has been active in the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Sunshine Society, Titan mentor program, pep club, choir, and numerous theater productions, and played volleyball in her freshman and sophomore years. Throughout high school, Spindler has worked in childcare with young children, pet care, and as a tutor, as well as being an active volunteer in her church community.

Lindsey Koester, a senior at North Posey High School in Posey County, the daughter of Dale and Lisa Koester of Wadesville. She plans to pursue nursing and hopes to eventually return to Posey County to help improve rural healthcare. Koester is ranked first in her class and is Senior Class President & Student Council President. She competed with the Interdisciplinary Academic Team; served as FFA President, winning 2 National awards, 14 state awards, and 17 local awards; placed and won state awards at the National Science Fair; is a member of the National Honor Society; and has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She has also been active in dance, track, and cheerleading, receiving 10 varsity letters in all and was given the Sportsmanship Award by her peers in 2016. Koester has held 3 jobs concurrently throughout high school, tutors, is active in 4H, winning numerous local and state awards, secured grants for community volunteer activities, and is a Church Youth Leader.

Maansi Asthana, a senior at Signature School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Himanshu and Roli Asthana of Evansville. Asthana intends to study engineering. Asthana is active in the Spanish, Math, and Robotics clubs, the Student Council, on the cross-country and track teams, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is a swimming instructor and active volunteer at the YMCA. She has volunteered with cMoe, Habitat for Humanity, and Uncharted International. A violinist, Asthana has been a soloist and a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2012.

Alena Coleman, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Joseph Coleman of Evansville and Amy Abuasabeh of Indianapolis. Coleman intends to pursue studies in political science and English. Coleman has won numerous academic awards and recognition for her participation in the Academic Decathlon at both the state and national levels and been active with the Drama Club and in marching band. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a 4-year homeroom representative with Student Council. Active in Girl Scouts, Coleman has received seven Journey Awards, the Leadership Pin, the Bronze Award and Silver Award, and the Bronze Presidential Medal of Volunteer Service. She is also very active in the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Youth Ministry.

Maria Sermersheim, a senior at Memorial High School in Vanderburgh County, the daughter of Keith and Connie Sermersheim of Evansville. She intends to study biochemistry and pursue a career in pediatric oncology. She has been a writer for The Message, a weekly news publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and has worked retail and service jobs, as well as babysitting. School activities include the Key Club, Teens for Life, Link Crew, and Cover to Cover Book Club. Sermersheim is a member of the National Honor Society. Her community volunteer work has included extensive activity with the Good Shepherd Youth Ministry, St John’s Daylight Youth Group, and the Youth Resources’ Teen Advisory Council.

Cameron Vaughn, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the son of David and Kathy Vaughn of Newburgh. Vaughn plans study biology to become a veterinarian. He has worked at Chateau Dog & Cat Hospital as a kennel technician, and has volunteered as a Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Gardens Zoo Teen and with Community One in Evansville. Vaughn has participated in cross country track and field and archery at Castle, as well as been a violinist with the U of E Suzuki Program and the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Vaughn has been the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship Commended Student award, the Evansville Courier & Press Star Student Award, and the Castle High School Scholastic ‘C’ Award. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Japanese National Honor Society.

Rhadha Patel, a senior at Castle High School in Warrick County, the daughter of Roopesh and Bhavna Patel of Newburgh. She plans to study neuroscience and pursue a career in medicine. Patel, a varsity athlete in volleyball and tennis, is also a member of the Evansville River City Volleyball Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Club, and Business Professionals of America. At Castle, she serves as President of the Key Club, Founder and President of Global Medical Brigades Club, Vice President of the Spanish Club, and Treasurer of the Games with Grandparents Club. Patel maintained a full Advanced Placement academic schedule and spent summers volunteering at the St Vincent Hospital gift shop.

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. Since the program was first offered 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’s residents and communities.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties through the Community Foundation Alliance, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Foundation Alliance Announces 2018 Regional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are now available through the Community Scholarship programs of the Community Foundations of Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, regional partners in the Community Foundation Alliance.

Each county Community Scholarship program is made up of county-specific scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements. These scholarships were created by donors to provide students within the 4 county region with opportunities for advanced education. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, or national origin. Application deadlines vary.

Applicants are required to submit their applications online.
The available Community Scholarship opportunities for each county can be found at:

Gibson County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/gibson/scholarships/opportunities/

Posey County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/scholarships/opportunities/

Vanderburgh Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/vanderburgh/scholarships/opportunities/

Warrick County Community Foundation
communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities/

The Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick County Community Foundations, partners in the Community Foundation Alliance, are charitable resources devoted to their local communities, helping people make meaningful gifts that improve life in their counties today and for generations to come. The Foundations are each made up of a collection of endowed funds — such as scholarship funds — established by donors focused on charitable endeavors.

For more information about regional scholarship opportunities, contact Kristi Rhule, Regional Scholarship Manager at (304) 541-4811 or krhule@communityfoundationalliance.org

Community Good Grants Program Now Accepting Applications

December 1, 2017– The Warrick County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance in Evansville, Indiana, announce that applications for the 2018 Warrick County Community Good Grants program are now being accepted.

Funding requests are welcomed for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the community, in the areas of health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and others that would improve quality of life in Warrick County.

Proposals must be submitted by Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted 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. 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.

Application guidelines are online at communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/warrick-cg/

Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions or for additional information to Melinda Waldroup, Alliance Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, (812) 429-1191, or email mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org for more information.

2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Opens

Boonville, Indiana – The Warrick 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 Warrick County, Indiana, high school by June 2018. The Community Foundation will nominate two students to receive the scholarship. Two alternates will also be awarded. To learn more about conditions for the award, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application code please visit communityfoundationalliance.org/scholarships/lilly-endowment-community-scholarship-warrick/. Deadline to apply is Monday, September 11, 2017. The link to apply can be found at the bottom of the Opportunities page: communityfoundationalliance.org/warrick/scholarships/opportunities/

The 2018 Warrick County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and Alternates 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 Warrick County Community Foundation
Established in 1998, the Warrick County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today.  We serve our County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for our community through charitable giving. The Warrick County Community Foundation currently administers over 88 funds established by individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and agencies to improve the quality of life in Warrick County and benefit the community forever.

The Warrick County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 24 W. Main Street, Boonville. To learn more, call 812-897-2030.

Women’s Fund of Warrick County Grant Cycle Opens January 2

The Women’s Fund of Warrick County is proud to announce the 2017 Grant Cycle. The online application process to submit letters of intent will begin Monday January 2, 2017.  The deadline to submit requests is Friday, February 3, 2017.

The Women’s Fund will award grants aimed at improving the quality of life for Warrick County families. The grant may be program-focused and or project-focused. Consideration and funding of up to $15,000 will be awarded in the spring of 2017.