Rushville BPOE Lodge #1307 supported by the Rush County Community Foundation 17th June 2016 As a part of the new series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF. This week’s installment focuses on the Rushville BPOE Lodge #1307. It’s likely that even if you haven’t been inside of the Rushville Elks Lodge, you’re familiar with the building location – and more likely than not, you’ve parked in their parking lot on the corner of Second and Perkins streets in Rushville. The brown brick building formally known as the BPOE Rushville Lodge #1307 is home to an organization comprised of members passionate about our community. The BPOE Rushville Lodge #1307 is a community-minded organization that focuses service on four main priorities: Clothe-A-Child, the American Cancer Society, scholarships, and Veterans. Members of the Lodge convene to volunteer their time, talents, and money to make a difference in these areas. Outside of volunteerism, members gather as friends, brothers, and sisters at the Lodge for meetings and otherwise, for camaraderie. The Rush County Community Foundation supports the BPOE Rushville Lodge #1307 via the Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund, the Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund, and the Rushville Lodge 1307 BPOE Fund. Annual funds disbursed from these funds have provided nearly $59,000 to assist with scholarships for local students. Each year, three 4-year scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and one 1-year scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree at a trade school. Since the organization’s scholarship initiative is primarily supported via RCCF fund payouts, the Lodge and members can allocate more funds to the other three priority areas. Disbursements from the Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund, the Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund, and the Rushville Lodge 1307 BPOE Fund will be released annually forever, assisting the BPOE Lodge with the impact they make within our community. If you are interested in supporting the Rushville BPOE Lodge #1307 via the existing funds at the Rush County Community Foundation, contact us! We’d be glad to tell you more about the Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund, the Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund, and the Rushville Lodge 1307 BPOE Fund and how donations to our designated endowment funds forever impact recipient organizations. To contact our office, visit us at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, online at www.rushcountyfoundation.org, or give us a call at (765) 938-1177.