The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund Held By The Perry County Community Foundation Awards Grant

(Perry County, Indiana) The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, held by the Perry County Community Foundation, recently awarded a grant to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools for development of literacy skills programs for students at William Tell Elementary.

The fund was established in memory of Donna Fenn by her husband, Doug; son Christian; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Liffick; and parents, Christian and Dorothy Nix.

 “The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has brought joy (and books) to William Tell Elementary students since 2005.  Annually and faithfully, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, through the Perry County Community Foundation, has funded the purchase of hundreds of books in the school library, devices such as Kindles for electronic reading, access to rich online news articles from sites such as NewsELA, and more,” said Mrs. Laura Noble, William Tell Elementary Principal.  

Since 2005, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has provided support to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools with over $22,000 in grants annually.

Gracie Noble of William Tell Elementary School looks through a selection of books during her library time at school. 

Due to COVID-19, there was no in-person check presentation this year, but the donation will continue to give all children – virtual or in-person – the opportunity to enrich their lives with high quality books. 

Donations to the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund can be made online through our online donation portal at https://alliance.fcsuite.com/erp/donate?sorg_id=1003, or mailed to the Perry County Community Foundation, c/o Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, PO Box 13, Tell City, 47586.

Please contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org for questions about this fund or interest in setting up your own endowment fund.