Foundation Fact Friday


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

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

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