Blog > December, 2018

Five in 50 Covered Bridge Ride Supports RCCF

In September, over 200 cyclists from seven states gathered to ride through Rush County’s scenic countryside for the inaugural “Five in 50” Covered Bridge Ride.  The ride, showcasing our county’s beautiful five covered bridges in a 50 mile bicycle ride, provided support to four community organizations.  Pictured is David Willkie, ride founder, with supporters Dr.  … Read more

GIFT VII Matching Fund Grant Announcement!

Rush County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000.00 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.   Rush County  … Read more

The Pat and Martha Todd Charitable Fund

George Patrick “Pat” and Martha Todd were born and raised in Rushville and spent much of their lives helping their community. They ran ToddFuneral Home, created an ambulance service for Rush County, and opened Hillside Haven Nursing Home all while raising their eleven children. Mr. and Mrs. Todd were hardworking and dedicated individuals who believed  … Read more

The Robert Meyer and Family 4-H Scholarship

Robert “Bob” Meyer was a man dedicated to his craft and community. He was a fair and supportive 4-H leader for 55 years, helping Rush County children with their projects and instilling in them a sense of responsibility and pride in their work. When he passed away in 2005, his family wanted a way to  … Read more