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The Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund

The Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund was created by Gerald’s wife, Anita, their sons, Brian and Brett, and family friend Mary Kehrt as a retirement gift to honor his 36 years spent serving the Rush County school system. Gerald’s long history of involvement and support in the community is what drew them  … Read more

RCCF Birthday Celebration

What organization has community grant funds which provide support to the community at-large through competitive grant disbursement and have, because of their flexibility, impacted 112 nonprofit organizations serving Rush County through $1.1 million in grants since the first award in 1994? What organization has given $1.2 million in post-secondary education funding to Rush County students?  … Read more

Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund Established

When determining how to best preserve their parents’ legacy, Carol Stagg and Marsha (Stagg) Haley decided it was only appropriate that they begin a named fund in their memory at the Rush County Community Foundation.  After their father’s recent passing, Carol and Marsha established the “Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund  … Read more

“All is Well” Community Fund Established

Greg and Jennifer Krodel recently established the “All is Well” Community Fund, an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) that supports the community grants program.   As founders of the Joan L. McLaughlin Memorial Fund, Greg and Jennifer recognize the impact of charitable giving through the Foundation.  Their scholarship (established in  … Read more

RCHS Class of 1969 Fund Established

Representing the RCHS Class of 1969, Jennifer (Harcourt) Buchanan, Michael and Susan (Schneider) Howard, and Steve and Lynda (Curtis) Solimine, established the “RCHS Class of 1969 Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. As their 50th class reunion approaches, the first consolidated class graduating from Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) decided  … Read more

$15,000 Grant Application Deadline Approaching!

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $15,000 impact grant to an organization serving Rush County and Rush County residents. The CIRCLe is interested in innovative programs or projects that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019.  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Larry Mull

Larry Mull is a proud resident of the Arlington community.  After returning to Rush County for retirement, he brings a unique perspective from his prior residency.  Sharing his time and talents with the Rush County Community Foundation is a perfect fit, as his easy-going manner allows him to relate well with the citizens and groups  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Marilyn Yager

With a career at Procter & Gamble, Marilyn Yager brings a keen business acumen to the board.  In her spare time, she digs into gardening, genealogy, and quilting while giving back to her community through various means, including the Rush County Community Foundation board where she currently serves as treasurer. Read more about Marilyn below:  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Phillip Morgan

From being a scholarship recipient to serving as a committee and board member, Phillip Morgan has experienced many facets of the Rush County Community Foundation.  Having served as board president in the past, he is a supporter of all things Rush County, where he now raises his family. His experience relative to the law and  … Read more

Thanking our volunteers

The Rush County Community Foundation wishes to thank our volunteers, both past and present. Founding members had a vision, board members and countless volunteers over the course the past 28 years supported the work of the Foundation, and, since 1994, $1.2 million has been awarded to nonprofit organizations in and serving Rush County. If that  … Read more