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Rush County Community Events Calendar

Have you noticed that’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Here’s our attempt to 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  … Read more

First5 Update: Growing Minds and Impact with a $100,000 Grant

RCCF’s board of directors sees the continued value in supporting First5 Rush County’s Early Learning Coalition and has approved funding for the initiative’s fourth year. Early Learning Indiana (ELI) has made quite a sizeable investment, too.   The statewide organization has awarded First5 a $100,000 grant to increase capacity and quality and ensure affordability and  … Read more

30 Reasons to Feel Great about 2021

2021

2021 was another year we couldn’t have predicted. It was certainly filled with ups and downs. But the list you’re about to read is full of two qualities – impact and hope.   In honor of our 30th anniversary in 2021, we thought it would be fun to take a look at 30 highlights of  … Read more

Get to Know RCCF: Part 2 Who, What, Where and Why

For All of Rush County Forever

In Part 1 of this series, we covered how a community foundation works by explaining the power of endowed, or permanent, funds. We know you still have questions. Let’s take a look at the who, what, where and why of RCCF.   Who Simply put, the Rush County Community Foundation exists for everyone in Rush  … Read more

Our Gratitude to Outgoing Board Member, Mindy Vogel

Thank you, Mindy!

It’s that bittersweet time of the year when we say thank you to board members whose terms have ended. Whenever the board was facing a big decision, Mindy Vogel could always be counted on to give thoughtful, clear guidance.   It’s safe to say that Mindy’s passion for the RCCF began before her service as  … Read more

RCCF’s 2022 New Board of Directors Members

Joining a nonprofit’s board of directors is a big commitment. It requires time, dedication and responsibility. Fortunately for us, we have two new members who are ALL IN for RCCF’s mission! Please join us in welcoming Laura Ash and Toni Schultz. We are inspired by their energy, big hearts and genuine curiosity. We’re looking forward  … Read more

Carter Tague is the 2022 Rush County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Pictured: Karen Brashaber, RCCF Board Secretary; Kristie Amos, RCCF Program Officer; Shanneke Tague, John Carter Tague 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient; Shaleigh Tague, John Tague, Alisa Winters, RCCF Executive Director; Keith Perin, RCCF Board Vice President One Rush County student has been named the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. This  … Read more

Grantee Update: Boys & Girls Club of Rush County

Boys & Girls Club

Did you know that the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County is serving up to 200 youth per day?! Because of your gifts to the Community Grants and CIRCLe Funds, they’re able to offer a space just for teens and STEM education to younger students that includes computer programing and robotics.   Many thanks  … Read more

RCCF’s Cool Yule Playlist

RCCF Cool Yule Playlist

Happy Holidays! We thought it would be fun to put together a holiday playlist to share. At least some of us did… it was next to impossible for Angie, lover of ALL Christmas music, to choose just five songs! Alisa’s choices had her second guessing her love of snow on Christmas in favor of a  … Read more

A Gift from Your RMD Can Benefit You Today and Rush County Forever

If you are age 72 or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. An RMD is the amount of money that must be withdrawn from an employer-sponsored retirement plan, traditional IRA, SEP (Simplified Employee Pension Plan), or SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) IRA by owners  … Read more