Family of Funds

We work with donors to fulfill their charitable goals by structuring charitable funds that are customized to fit their unique goals, easy to implement, and supported by our broad community knowledge and expertise. Following is a list of funds individuals, families, business, civic groups, and agencies have established to benefit Knox County, now and forever into the future. Please contact us for help in fulfilling your charitable dreams.

 

Community Good Funds (Unrestricted Funds)

Bad Medicine Band Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted fund created by members of the Bad Medicine Band to support the Foundation’s unrestricted grant-making.

Brent Bierhaus Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Robert V. Bierhaus Jr. in memory of his son to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith Family Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Paul and Barbara Singleton, in memory of Louis (Brocky) Brocksmith, to respond to the changing needs of the Knox County community.

Burkhart Family Fund

An unrestricted endowment fund established by Tony and Natalie Burkhart for helping the Knox County Community Foundation respond to the changing needs of Knox County.

Jim and Gail Eskew Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Jim and Gail Eskew to respond to changing needs in the community.

Farbest Foods Community Good Fund for Knox County

An unrestricted fund established by Farbest Foods, Inc. to help the Foundation respond to the changing needs in the community.

Friends of Knox County Fund

An unrestricted fund created by the Knox County Commu­nity Foundation to support its unrestricted grantmaking.

David and Pam Gardner Fund

A community good fund established by David and Pamela Gardner to provide support for helping the Knox County Community Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

German American Bancorp Community Fund

An unrestricted fund established by German American Bancorp.

Jim & Terri Gislason Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Jim and Terri Gislason to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Bill & Jenny Hackney Family Fund

An unrestricted fund established in honor of William (Bill) and Mary (Jenny) Hackney to help the Foundation respond to the changing needs in the county.

Hilliard Lyons Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Hilliard Lyons to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Jacoby Family Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Anne and Richard Jacoby and their daughters Jill Steckler and Amy Fitzgerald, to respond to the changing needs in the community.

Leonard Family Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Richard & Georgiann Leonard to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Richard P. & Helen G. Lux Unrestricted Fund

An unrestricted fund created through the estate of Helen G. Lux to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Clarence J “Mac” McCormick III Fund

A Community Good Fund established by The McCormick Family Foundation in memory of Clarence J. “Mac” McCormick III to support the Knox County Community Foundation’s unrestricted grantmaking.

Medical Center of Vincennes Inc. Fund

An unrestricted fund created by the Medical Center of Vincennes, Inc, to support the Foundation’s unrestricted grant-making.

Gordon, William & Christina Miller Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Christina Ernst with her brother William and sister Alice in memory of their parents, William and Christina Miller, and their brother, Gordon, to support the Foun­dation’s unrestricted grantmaking.

John D. Miller Memorial Fund

An unrestricted endowment fund established by Mary Ann Miller and family, in memory of her husband, John D. Miller, to support the Knox County Community Foundation’s unrestricted grantmaking.

Dr. Roger and Sue Montgomery Fund

A community good fund established by Sue Montgomery in memory of her husband, Dr. (Walter) Roger Montgomery, a Vincennes nephrologist, to provide support for helping the Knox County Community Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Old National Fund for Knox County

An unrestricted fund created by Old National Bank in Vincennes to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Robert M. Orvick Memorial Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Bonnie Orvick in memory of her husband to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Bertha Wallace Reynolds Fund

An unrestricted fund established in memory of Bertha Wallace Reynolds, a woman with tremendous fortitude, dignity, and determination. Her children, Dwight Reynolds, Bruce Hensel and Nancy Reynolds Hensel, and Shirley Reynolds Rock set up the fund in honor of her devotion and dedication to them, her sweet kindness to all, her never-give-up attitude, and her adventurous spirit that kept a twinkle in her eye.

Kathy Rinsch “For Knox County, Forever.” Fund

An unrestricted endowment fund created by Kathy Rinsch to benefit the people of Knox County forever.

Dr. Phillip M Summers Family Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Patty Summers in memory of her husband Dr. Phillip M. Summers to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Chris & Cecilia Vieck Memorial Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Jack S. and Loretta L. Holl in memory of Loretta’s parents.

Waldroup Family Fund

An unrestricted fund established by Linda Waldroup to help the Foundation respond to changing needs in the community.

Norbert M. & Louise A. Welch Fund

An unrestricted fund created by Louise A. Welch to support the Foundation’s unrestricted grant-making

Women’s Fund of Knox County

An unrestricted endowment fund established by the Knox County Community Foundation to improve the quality of life in Knox County.  This fund’s grant cycle is separate from the Foundation’s Community Good grant cycle.

Women’s Fund of Knox County (Non-permanent)

A non-permanent fund established by the Knox County Community Foundation to improve the quality of life in Knox County. This fund’s grant cycle is separate from the Foundation’s Community Good grant cycle.

 Youth Inspiring Peers Fund

An unrestricted fund created by the Knox County Community Foundation.

 

Field-of-Interest Funds

Eugene & Marilyn Glick Fund-Education Enhance­ment in Knox County

A field-of-interest fund cre­ated by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation to benefit education in Knox County.

Youth Inspiring Peers Fund

A field-of-interest fund created to promote youth philanthropy in Knox County.

Donor Advised Funds

Promoting Diversity in Knox County Fund

A donor-advised fund created by Dumes, Inc. to provide support for programs or activities that promote diversity and multi-cultural and tolerance activities in Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana.

Bruce Hensel Memorial Fund

A donor-advised fund created to honor the memory of Bruce Hensel, a servant leader who worked to better his community. He was a mentor, a listener, an innovator, a steward and a role model who challenged and sup­ported others to be their best.

John M. Lyons Fund

A donor-advised fund created by John M. Lyons.

Douglas & Jo McKinnon Fund

A donor-advised fund created by Douglas R. and Jo McKinnon.

Promoting Diversity Fund

A donor-advised fund created by Dumes, Inc. to provide support for programs or activities that promote diversity and multi-cultural and tolerance activities in Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana.

South Knox Community Fund

A donor-advised fund established by anonymous donors to respond to changing needs of the South Knox community.

Bill Stedman Memorial Fund

A donor-advised fund created in memory of Bill Stedman.

Walter & Rebecca Vaughn Fund

A donor-advised fund created by W. Roscoe and Rebecca L. Vaughn.

Villwock Family Fund

A donor-advised endowment fund created by Donald B. Villwock, Carla V. Skinner, and Judy V. Schwengel in memory of their parents.

 

Agency and Designated Funds

ATTIC Inc. Endowment Fund

An agency fund established by ATTIC Inc. in support of its mission to provide resources to people with disabilities and their families, empowering personal choices that lead to the greatest level of independence.

ATTIC Inc. Fund for Independent Living

A nonpermanent agency fund established by ATTIC Inc. in support of its mission to provide resources to people with disabilities and their families, empowering personal choices that lead to the greatest level of independence.

Donald G. Bell VU Fund

A designated fund created by Donald G. Bell to benefit Vincennes University.

Donald G. Bell YMCA Fund

A designated fund created by Donald G. Bell to benefit the YMCA of Vincennes.

Brent C. Bierhaus Memorial Fund

A designated fund created in memory of Brent C. Bierhaus by his father, Robert V. Bierhaus, Jr., and his sister Jane Bierhaus Young to benefit the Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church, the YMCA of Vincennes, and Vincennes University.

CCME Scholarship Endowment Fund

An agency fund established by the Council of College and Military Educators, a global organization whose mission is to be a bridge facilitating communication between the U.S. military community and educational institutions.

Brent Collins Bierhaus Memorial Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by Robert V. Bierhaus, Jr., in memory of his son to benefit the Vincennes University Foundation.

Camp Arthur Fund

An agency fund created by the Arthur Foundation for repairs and maintenance of Camp Arthur.

Keith Carie Fund

A designated fund created by Michael E. Quayle to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Herbert and Edna Chattin Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by the children of Dr. Herbert and Edna Chattin in their memory to benefit the Vincennes University Foundation.

Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes Fund

An agency fund created by the Christian Educational Foundation.

City of Vincennes Non-Permanent Fund

A non-permanent designated fund created by the City of Vincennes to support special projects in the Vincennes community.

Harry Custred Fund of the Vincennes Rotary Club Foundation

An agency fund established by the Vincennes Rotary Club Foundation to support the Harry Custred Memorial Scholarship.

Mary Frances & Joseph Franklin DeLoriea Fund

A designated fund created by Mary Frances DeLoriea to benefit the Gibault Boys School.

First Christian Church Fund

An agency fund created by the First Christian Church in Vincennes.

First United Methodist Church Fund

An agency fund created by the First United Methodist Church in Vincennes.

Gelb Fund

A designated fund created by Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Gelb to benefit the First Christian Church in Vincennes.

Sam & Anna Gelb Arts Fund

A designated fund created by Vincennes Distributors Inc. to benefit the Vincennes University Foundation’s Community Series.

Good Samaritan Hospital Endowment Fund

An agency fund created by the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Grayville Scholarship Trust Non-Agency Fund

A designated fund created by the Grayville Scholarship Trust Fund to support its efforts to provide scholarships and other similar financial assistance for formal education beyond high school level for outstanding and promising students who are graduates of Grayville Community Unit #1 District High School, Grayville, Illinois.

Grouseland Foundation Fund

An agency fund created by the Grouseland Foundation for maintenance and upkeep of the William Henry Harrison Mansion.

Horizon Fund

A designated fund, created by the Knox County Community Foundation, with the support of current and past board members, as a permanent source of funding for the Foundation’s operations.

Carol Jenks Memorial Fund

A designated fund created by Michael E. Quayle in memory of his friend to benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program and the Knox County Humane Society.

Dr. William E. Johnson Memorial Fund

A designated fund created by Viktoria K. Johnson in mem­ory of her husband to benefit the Knox County 4H Associa­tion and the Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters.

M. Joan Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by Robert Jones and his children in memory of his wife to benefit North Knox Dollars for Scholars.

KCARC Endowment Fund

An agency fund created by the Knox County Association for Retarded Citizens.

Knox County Community Foundation Administrative Fund

A designated fund created by the Knox County Community Foundation to support administration of the Foundation.

Knox County Department of Parks & Recreation Nonpermanent Fund

A nonpermanent designated fund created by the Knox County Department of Parks & Recreation to promote a healthy and enjoyable park environment for all residents and visitors of Knox County.

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District Fund

An endowed designated fund established by the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District to support its charitable, scientific, and educational endeavors.

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District Nonpermanent Fund

A nonpermanent designated fund established by the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District to support its charitable, scientific, and educational endeavors.

Noland C. & Elizabeth E. McClure Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by the estate of Elizabeth McClure to benefit the scholarship program of the Christian Educational Foundation.

Bettye J. McCormick Memorial Fund

A designated fund created by the McCormick Family Foun­dation to benefit the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes.

Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center Fund

A designated fund created by the McCormick Family Foun­dation to benefit the Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA.

Jerry Nelson Knox County Ag Leadership Fund to Benefit AgrIInstitute Inc.

An agency fund established by AgrIInstitute Inc. to fulfill its mission to advocate for the development and involvement of leaders in agriculture and facilitate the network of agriculture and non-agriculture communities.

Jane Prather Niehaus Fund

A designated fund created by Jane Prather Niehaus to benefit the Grouseland Foun­dation and the Friends of Knox County Public Library.

Psi Iota Xi Fund (Agency)

An agency fund created by the Psi Iota Xi – Alpha Omicron Chapter.

Psi Iota Xi Fund (NonAgency)

An non-agency fund created by the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Psi Iota Xi.

Cindy A. Quayle Fund

A designated fund created by Michael E. Quayle in memory of his wife to benefit the American Cancer Society and St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes.

Regions Bank F/B/O Vincennes University Foundation Technology Fund

A designated fund created by Regions Bank to benefit the Vincennes University Foundation.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Endowment Fund

An agency fund created by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located in Vincennes, Indiana, to support its mission and purposes.

Sandborn Community Park Fund

A designated fund created by Don & June Gregg to benefit the Sandborn Community Park.

John J. Schiff Memorial Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by James H. Gislason and the Cincinnati Insurance Company agencies in Southern Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky to benefit Indiana State University.

E. Hoyt & Dorothy Stuckey South Knox Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by H. Brent Stuckey and family in memory of his parents to benefit the South Knox Education Foundation.

Dan Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund

A designated fund created by Phyllis Sweeney in memory of her husband and former North Knox teacher, Dan Thomas, to benefit North Knox Scholarship Foundation.

Clarence B Tolbert Memorial Fund

A designated fund established by Pat Hutchison in memory of his father, Clarence B Tolbert, to benefit the Lincoln Academic Society at Vincennes Lincoln High School.

United Insurance Services Education Fund

A designated fund established by United Insurance Services Inc. of Vincennes to award scholarships to students transferring from Vincennes University to study insurance and risk management at Indiana State University.

United Insurance Services Education Supplement Fund

A nonpermanent designated fund established by United Insurance Services Inc. of Vincennes to supplement the award of scholarships to students studying insurance and risk management at Indiana State University.

Van Eaton Fund

A designated fund created by R. David Van Eaton to benefit the Vincennes University Foundation, the Knox County Salvation Army, the Knox County Public Library, and the Grouseland Foundation.

Vincennes Community Food Pantry Fund

An agency fund created by the Vincennes Community Food Pantry.

Vincennes Department of Parks & Recreation Nonpermanent Fund

An nonpermanent agency fund created by the Vincennes Deparment to promote a healthy and enjoyable park experience for all residents and visitors of Vincennes.

Vincennes University Community Project Fund

A designated, non-permanent fund, established by Vincennes University to support the improvement of Kimmell Park.

Vincennes University Community Series Endowment Fund

A designated fund created by Bruce and Nancy R. Hensel to benefit the Vincennes University Community Series.

Vincennes Education Foundation Endowment Fund

An agency fund created by the Vincennes Education Foundation.

Vincennes Education Foundation Scholarship Fund

An agency fund created by the Vincennes Education Foundation.

Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society Fund

An agency fund created by the Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society.

Vincennes Rotary Foundation Inc. Fund

An agency fund created by the Vincennes Rotary Foundation.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Vincennes Fund

An agency fund created by the YMCA of Vincennes.

 

Scholarship Funds

Zack Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established in memory of Zack Arnold by his father, Brian L. Arnold, and his family to help graduating seniors of Knox County high schools pursue advanced education.

Lester M. Baughman Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established by the children of Lester M. Baughman to help employees of Lawrence Community Healthcare Center (Bridgeport, Ill.) pursue advanced education in the nursing field.

Jerry Baum Crossroads USA Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established by Jerry Baum to support graduating seniors of Knox County high schools who plan to pursue post-secondary education in the fine arts.

Heather Bird Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund created by Robert H. Bird in memory of his daughter.

Persis McClure Hurst Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund created by Sarah H. Keller in memory of her mother.

McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund created by the McKinley Avenue Presbyterian Church Student Scholarship Fund Committee.

Roger Montgomery, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established by Sue Montgomery in memory of her husband, Dr. (Walter) Roger Montgomery, a Vincennes nephrologist.

Robert W. Nordhorn Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund created by Marcia A. Nordhorn in memory of her husband.

Velma & Herbert Pepmeier Fund

A scholarship fund created by Herbert C. Pepmeier.

Kathleen W. Rinsch Memorial Education Scholarship

A scholarship fund created by Kathleen W. Rinsch to support graduates of Knox County high schools or non-traditional college students pursuing higher education in the field of education.

Schott North America Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund created by Schott North America to benefit the children of Schott North America employees.

Southwest Indiana Purdue Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established by the Knox County Purdue Ag Alumni to support students in Knox and adjoining Indiana counties who are enrolled at Purdue University.