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Rushville Pharmacy donation to RCCF

The Rushville Pharmacy generously donated $5 from each flu shot given September through December to the Rush County Community Foundation.  Kip Burkett, owner and pharmacist at Rushville Pharmacy, recently presented a check for $1,200.00 to Alisa Winters, Director of the Rush County Community Foundation.   Kip offered the idea to the Foundation in the fall,  … Read more

The time is coming: RCCF scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching!

Scholarship season is rapidly upon us at the Rush County Community Foundation.  For those unfamiliar, “scholarship season” occurs between February and May each year.  It is arguably the busiest time of the year in our office, with hundreds of applications submitted, numerous meetings for scholarship review, and various students, volunteers, and donors in and out  … Read more

The deadline is approaching for Rush County Community Foundation scholarships!

The Rush County Community Foundation will disburse more than $140,000 in local scholarship funds this spring.  If you are a student pursuing postsecondary education at an accredited university, now is your chance to apply for financial assistance!   The deadline for the application for Rush County Community Foundation scholarships is approaching quickly!  The deadline to submit the online  … Read more

New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate

The start of a new year provides a time for reflection and a time for new goals and commitments.  Last week’s Foundation Fact was dedicated to reflection; this week, we’re looking ahead to what’s sure to be another monumental year at the Rush County Community Foundation.   2016 is a special year for the Foundation  … Read more

2015 Goals & Accomplishments

  A New Year brings new resolutions, and additionally, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the year that just passed.   Several goals were set for the Rush County Community Foundation at the beginning of last year.  Raising unrestricted funds, implementing a fundraiser, bringing awareness to RCCF and our work within the community,  … Read more

Spirits for Giving – Event Details

The RCCF’s fundraiser is quickly approaching!  We’re excited to ring in the New Year, celebrate 25 years of giving, and raise money for our community grants the evening of 12/31/2015!   The evening lineup: 7:30PM:  Doors open (auction registration, food/drinks available) 8:00 PM:  Happy Hour, Beer/Wine Tastings 9:00 PM:  Welcome, Live Auction (click link to view auction  … Read more

The Clock is Ticking on 2015 and Matching Donations

As the end of another year rapidly approaches, it’s likely that you’ve considered how you can maximize your end-of-year charitable giving.  Paying taxes may feel a lot like giving, but seeing hard-earned money benefit a greater cause can be an option – and it might be a better way to “give” before 2015.   As  … Read more

The Gift of Giving

The adage “It’s better to give than to receive” seems to be heard most frequently around this time of the year.  Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget how rewarding simple gestures of kindness and giving can be.  As you consider the power of giving and receiving, wouldn’t you like  … Read more

Giving Thanks to our Donors

The Rush County Community Foundation would like to thank our donors for making our impact in Rush County possible.   Because of your generosity, the Foundation has been able to give $9,000,000 back to Rush County since our first disbursement in 1994.   How has that money been awarded? Community Grants $950,000 community grant funds  … Read more