RCCF Hosts Fund Payout Celebration 1st March 2016 The Rush County Community Foundation hosted its first Fund Payout Celebration on the evening of February 25. 65 guests attended the celebration, held at the 201 Building on Main Street. The event recognized the donors of the 76 designated funds that provide annual support to donor-selected organizations and the 66 local nonprofit agencies that are the recipients of these funds. In total, $91,682.88 was distributed at the evening’s celebration. Alisa Winters, RCCF Executive Director, welcomed everyone in attendance. After introductions, thanks were given to the Board of Directors, Community Development committee, and staff that were integral in the event development. Winters stated, “Tonight we’re proud to recognize the donors, the funds, and the organizations that make giving back in our community possible. Our hope is that tonight’s program draws awareness to your organization’s good work and the funds at RCCF that support your charitable needs each year – and will continue to do so, forever. As we kick off our 25th Anniversary and 25th year of giving back to Rush County, we want to acknowledge the people, organizations, and projects that make contributing to RCCF worthwhile.” Fund founders, donors, and organization representatives were recognized and thanked for their support of the Rush County Community Foundation and their commitment to betterment within our community through the work of their organization. Fund founders in attendance presented checks to the organization representatives. Following are the nonprofit agencies recognized at the celebration and the Funds that support them: Arc of Rush County The Arc of Rush County Fund Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp Harvey M. Arnold, Jr. & R. Genevieve McGhee Arnold Memorial Fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County Fund Boys & Girls Club Boys & Girls Club of Rush County Fund Rush County Senior Citizens Center Rush County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Fund Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund Phoenix Lodge #62 F&AM Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund American Legion Rushville, Post #150 Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund BPOE Rushville Lodge #1307 Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund Rushville Lodge 1307 BPOE Fund Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. Fund Hopewell Cemetery Association Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund Milroy Psi Iota Xi Milroy Psi Iota Xi Fund Rush County Mental Health Association Nelson Farms Endowment Fund Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Nelson Farms Endowment Fund Arlington East Hill Cemetery Association Nelson Farms Endowment Fund Arlington East Hill Cemetery Fund Rush County Heritage Nelson Farms Endowment Fund Rush County Historical Society Rush County Historical Society Fund Nelson Farms Endowment Fund Pitman Worthington Family Fund Cornelius B. and Nancy Waggener Oster Fund Rush County United Fund People Helping People Fund Rush Memorial Hospital Rush County Health, Inc. Physician Presence Fund Rush Memorial Hospital Fund Eva Leatrice Robinson Fund Rotary Club Rotary Club of Rushville Fund Rush County Chamber of Commerce Rush County Chamber of Commerce Fund Rush County Agricultural Association Rush County Fairgrounds Fund Rushville Psi Iota Xi Rushville Psi Iota Xi Fund Rushville Public Library Pattison-Schrichte Family, Rushville Public Library Fund Laughlin Family Trust Fund Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund Robert and Sandra Duddy Fund Rush County 4-H Council Dolletta Marie Callahan Rush County 4-H Awards Fund Dessie H. Lower 4-H Fund James, Easter, and Joseph Moster Family 4-H Fund City of Rushville Parks Nick Singleton Memorial Fund Rush County Parks Fund Humane Society Rush County Humane Society Fund Rush County Schools Varsity Scholars Fund Nature Center Fund Rush County Swimming Fund Phillip Kent Mull/Beth Swaim Kabalka Education Fund Rushville Elementary School Parent Teacher Group Fund Roy Waggener Family Fund Wall Family Memorial Fund Dr. Robert Stewart Memorial Fund Robert N. and Mary Lou Veatch and Family Fund Rush County Education Fund The funds that constituted the Foundation’s first Fund Payout Celebration hold $2,686,153.37 in investments. In addition to these investments, $664,394.03 has been distributed. To learn more about the specific organizations (and the funds that benefit them!) watch for the weekly Foundation Fact Friday articles.