People Helping People: Supporting the Rush County United Fund and various Rush County non-profits via the Rush County Community Foundation 12th August 2016 The last of our series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, this week’s installment focuses on supporting the work of the Rush County United Fund. The Rush County United Fund was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization with the mission to help, support, and serve several service agencies in Rush County. 58 years later, the Rush County United Fund serves nine local non-profit agencies. The Rush County United Fund assists Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County, Changing Footprints, the Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry, Mental Health America, the Phoenix House/Rush County Victims Assistance, Rush County 4-H, the Rush County Senior Citizens Center, and the Salvation Army with fundraising support. By providing assistance to these agencies, the Rush County United Fund indirectly provides human, health, emergency, and educational services to all people in need, regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Funds distributed to these organizations from the Rush County United Fund enables service to over 12,000 Rush County citizens annually. The People Helping People Fund was established at the Rush County Community Foundation in 1994 by the (former) People’s Trust Company. The Fund, designed to provide ongoing operational support to assist the Rush County United Fund’s charitable needs forever, has provided the Rush County United Fund with $9,000 worth of charitable assistance. The People Helping People Fund will continue to give back to the United Fund, who will give back to the non-profit organizations they serve, who will give back to the Rush County residents in need, forever. People helping people who help people: what better way to sum up what the Rush County Community Foundation is all about?! Donations to the People Helping People Fund are permanently invested, with earnings distributed to the Rush County United Fund annually. Your donation to the fund will make an impact in our community, for our “people”, forever, because of the fund’s permanent investment structure. The support Rush County Community Foundation is able to provide to our community, by the way of non-profit organizations’ fund disbursements, scholarships, and grants, has enabled $9.5 million worth of difference in Rush County. We’re proud to celebrate our contributions, particularly this year as we commemorate our 25th anniversary. If you are interested in learning more about the Rush County Community Foundation or the People Helping People Fund please visit our website at www.rushcountyfoundation.org, our office at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, or call (765) 938-1177.