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Tickets are now available for Spirits for Giving!

Tickets are now on sale for our first annual fundraiser event, Spirits for Giving, on December 31, 2015!    “Spirits for Giving” will feature beer and wine tastings with representation from Bier Brewery and PRP Wine International. A cash bar, dinner, live auction, and DJ will provide entertainment prior to ringing in the New Year. Alan  … Read more

Give Thanks that Lasts Forever via Thank-A-Teacher

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the end of the first semester of the schoolyear is also in sight.  How do you plan to recognize your child’s favorite school employee?   This year, give a gift that will continue to give.  Consider a donation to the Rush County Community Foundation’s “Thank-A-Teacher” program.  The Thank-A-Teacher project  … Read more

Maximizing Year-End Contributions

It’s hard to believe that, counting today; eight Fridays are left in 2015.  Where does time go?!   Once the calendar is changed to November, the final few weeks of the year seem to pass at lightning speed.  With the rush of the holidays, the conclusion of the school semester, and the fiscal close for  … Read more

Many Ways to Give to RCCF

As the season of giving rapidly approaches, it’s a great time to think about the methods in which you can donate to the Rush County Community Foundation.   Though many donors are unaware, giving to the Rush County Community Foundation can come in a variety of forms.  Cash, donation of assets, charitable lead trusts, bequests  … Read more

A Gift that Surpasses a Lifetime

When a loved one of a friend or family member’s passes on, it’s difficult to know the “right” thing to say or do to help the situation.  We’re often left scrambling to prepare and deliver a casserole, rearrange schedules to visit the family and/or funeral home, and purchase an item to let the friend/family member  … Read more

Matching Dollars and Raising Funds for Rush County’s Future

  In August 2014, the Rush County Community Foundation received notification of a $500,000 matching gift from Lilly Endowment, Inc.  Since that time, we’ve diligently worked to raise funds that are permanently endowed, giving back to Rush County students, organizations, and causes forever.   As the deadline for raising matching dollars approaches on March 31,  … Read more

Gifting Grain to maximize your dollar and tax benefits

Did you know that the Rush County Community Foundation and/or your local community foundation accept gifts of grain?  Gifting grain is a wonderful way to maximize tax benefits for charitable contributions.   If you are interested in giving grain, you must transfer the grain to the foundation before the sale in order to be IRS  … Read more

Now Hiring!

The Rush County Community Foundation is now hiring! We are excited to announce the opening of two positions, one full-time, one part-time.  Please see below for more information.   To Apply By October 23, 2015:  please submit resume, cover letter and application to RCCF office at 117 N Main St., Rushville, IN 46173 or electronically  … Read more

Community Grant Funds benefit Arlington

If you’ve driven west of Rushville on 52 through Arlington, it’s likely you’ve passed two locations in which RCCF has had a major impact.  The Arlington East Hill Cemetery and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department have cumulatively seen more than $28,000 worth of community grant funds for improvements and equipment needs since 1996.   The  … Read more

Community Grant Funds benefit Glenwood

Written by Alisa Winters Heading East out of Rushville, the final town you’ll encounter in Rush County is the small, one-flasher town of Glenwood.  Growing up just outside of Glenwood, I fondly remember getting off of the school bus with friends in town to play with literally the entire neighborhood after school, Trick-or-Treating in the  … Read more