Rush County Community Events Calendar

Have you noticed that it’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Let’s change that.   Have a public event or fundraiser to submit? Please click here.    Please contact the organizer for any questions and to check for the current status of an event.  … Read more

Ripples of Kindness: The Legacy of Helen and Jim Ewing

The Legacy of Helen and Jim Ewing

Kindness. It always matters. And like the stone that creates ripples when tossed into a pond, its effects can be far-reaching.   Roy Mohr first met Jim Ewing in 1968. Roy was a regular customer at J & H Hardware, the store Jim and his wife, Helen, owned in downtown Rushville. Roy and Jim became  … Read more

Staff Picks: Top 5 Things To Do in Rush County This Summer

Hello Summer

Ahhh… summertime. And the livin’ is easy at home in Rush County. We thought it would be fun to share our top 5 ways to celebrate the season and live life local. What are yours? Let us know! Be sure to check out our community calendar to find your new favorite event or submit one,  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Reaches $100,000 Milestone with Most Recent Grant

“Have you ever wondered what you could do with $100,000?” mused Betsy Williams, one of RCCF’s CIRCLe Fund founding donors, at their annual grant gala. The list included some mind-blowing options – buy an RV, yacht or champion racehorse; hire the band the Roots to play for your birthday party; purchase a set of six  … Read more

2022 Scholarship Recipients

2022 RCCF Scholarships Recipients Congratulations!

Through the generosity of donors to RCCF’s scholarship funds, $227,474 were awarded to 66 students pursuing higher education this upcoming school year. “Thank you to all the donors who have made these scholarships possible,” said Alisa Winters, Community Foundation Executive Director. “We had a great pool of applicants and are always pleased to support students  … Read more

Grantee Update: Milroy Economic Development Corporation

Can you believe the transformation of what was once an unattractive, rundown wall into an eye-catching and heart-stopping work of awesome beauty?! It’s taken a team effort of dreamers, volunteers, grant writers, community residents, the artist, and donors to our Community Grants Funds to make it happen. This project proves that when communities work toward  … Read more

2022 Scholarship Celebration

RCCF Scholarship Celebration

It felt good to celebrate with our scholarship donors and recipients in person! The new open house format was planned by our Donor Engagement Committee and allowed more one-on-one time for donors and students to interact. Special thanks to students from board member and RCHS teacher, Toni Schultz’s class for helping with set up!

Grantee Update: Rushville Elementary School West

Rushville Elementary School West

2021 Alex Workman Memorial Fund and Rush County Education Fund Grant Recipient: $2,604.80 Article published in the 4/27/2022 edition of The Rushville Recorder. We have all been there. Our boss gives us a project that needs to be done by tomorrow. Our children are upset and arguing with us because we expect them to clean  … Read more

Grantee Update: Girls Inc. of Shelby County

2021 Cycle II Community Funds Grant Recipient: $7,500 “I’ve always wanted a monthly subscription box and I love getting mail,” exclaimed 7-year-old, Jade Barnard!   “Jade gets an activity-based box each month for free that works on educational and self-esteem boosting lessons for young girls,” added her mom. “We’re grateful to Girls Inc. of Shelby  … Read more