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Our Gratitude for a Job Well Done

2019 Departing Board Members (left to right): Phillip Morgan, Diana White, Larry Mull, not pictured: Larrie Rose One of the biggest benefits to living in a small community is the ability to jump in and make a difference. While it’s not difficult to find new and worthy opportunities, the work itself is never easy. It  … Read more

Looking Back and Thinking Forward

As we look forward, it’s a good idea to look back, too. See where we’ve been. Take stock of the progress made. Celebrate the successes. Give credit where it’s due… to YOU. There’s no denying it – 2019 was huge. We’re grateful for your support! Take a look at what we’ve accomplished together.   Grants  … Read more

Arts, Community & Place: A Collaborative Workshop

We are excited to be partnering with imagine:nation, the Arts & Cultural Council of Rush County to bring a world-class event to our community! “Arts, Community & Place: A Collaborative Workshop” is part of the Indiana Humanities INseparable program and one of two events RCCF will be sponsoring in 2020.   Facilitator Kevin McKelvey is  … Read more

John & Martha Leising Scholarship Fund Established

Hard work, love of family and community, and faith in God are qualities that many try to infuse in their lives. John and Martha Leising embodied these traits.   Two of their children, Carolyn Maciejewski and Allen Leising, know this better than anyone. “From career choice, work ethics and education, to being a team player,  … Read more

Donor Story: Greg and Cindy Harcourt

The roots of the Harcourt family tree run deep in the Rush County soil. Greg Harcourt isn’t sure just how many generations back they go, but at least since the mid-1800s. What he and Cindy, his wife, are sure of though, is their love for their community.   A lifelong resident, Greg grew up in  … Read more

Ethan Chastain: 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Pictured: Marilyn Yager, RCCF Board Treasurer; Karen Brashaber, RCCF Board Member; Ethan Chastain 2020 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipient; Alisa Winters, Executive Director; Kristie Amos, RCCF Program Officer; Keith Perin, incoming RCCF Board Member   One Rush County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2020  … Read more

GIFT VII Met Its Match… YOU!

You did it! Your generosity sparked a $250,000 giving frenzy. One by one your gifts arrived. Each one a promise to the future of our community. As if that weren’t amazing enough, it happened more than a year ahead of the deadline. The generosity of the Lilly Endowment Inc. added $500,000 to fan the flames  … Read more

Holiday Open House

You’re invited to pop by the RCCF office for treats and some holiday cheer! Share how you live life in color and learn all the ways your support is making a difference not just on Giving Tuesday but FOREVER. WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10am-3pm WHERE: RCCF office, 117 N. Main Street, Rushville WHY: To  … Read more

Scholar Update: Ben Wicker

When local farmer Ben Wicker isn’t out on the farm, he is working to educate farmers about fertilizers and manure. Ben serves as the executive director for the non-profit organization Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance. Ben is also father to three charming girls. Because of his daughters, Ben is very active at Milroy Elementary School where  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Emily Kaster

Rushville Consolidated High School’s 11th and 12th grade English teacher Emily Kaster is making a difference in students’ lives both during and after school hours. Like most teachers, Emily spends a considerable amount of time taking on extra duties at the school to make sure Rush County students have great opportunities. Aside from volunteering for  … Read more