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Foundation Fact Friday: Education-Specific Funds Provide Opportunities for Rush County Youth and Rush County Educators

Another great school year has concluded, allowing many of us a moment to pause and reflect on the past nine months.  At the Rush County Community Foundation, we’ve just concluded our busy scholarship season and proudly watched another class of exceptional students emerge from our school system.  Aside from awarding scholarships from our scholarship funds,  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Planning a Gift Now, for the Future

As May concludes, our local farmers are busy in the fields and gardeners are preparing their garden for a fruitful season.  Spring serves as an opportunity for us to plant a seed for a future harvest.  While “planting a seed” can be taken literally, it’s also a term used within the charitable community.  Donors wishing  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Getting Better with Age

Next week, on May 21st, the Rush County Community Foundation will celebrate its 27th birthday!  Like any birthday, this date provides us with the opportunity to both reflect and look ahead.  Today’s Foundation Fact Friday celebrates the years, and all of the inputs, that have lead us to another birthday.   When three visionary Rush  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: How to Start a Fund

Throughout the past few months’ of Foundation Fact Friday articles, the word “fund” has been used countless times, and our endowment funds have been referenced constantly.  Many of you have likely wondered at some point, “How does one start a fund?”   Despite the unintentional illusive articles thus far, beginning an endowment fund at the  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: Operating Funds Support RCCF

Among the many funds at the Rush County Community Foundation, there are five funds that exist to support the Foundation’s operations.  These special funds provide ongoing funding to ensure that RCCF is able to conduct business as a nonprofit organization and fulfill our mission of enriching and enhancing the quality of life in Rush County  … Read more

Foundation Fact Friday: A Memorial Gift that Lasts Forever

  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  … Read more

Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund Established

  The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund was recently established by Bob’s daughter Deby Priddy and family friend Christie Love.  The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund is a field of interest fund at the Rush County Community Foundation that will support Rush County youth involved in team sports by providing financial assistance with team participation  … Read more

Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Pass-Through Fund Established

Pete Osting and Julie Connolly recently established the Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Pass-Through Fund.  This non-permanent fund was created to assist the on-demand needs of the Hinchman Cemetery, as a supplement to routine expenses currently covered by the permanently endowed Joseph Hinchman Cemetery Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation.     The Hinchman Cemetery is  … Read more