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Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Karen Brashaber

Karen Brashaber is a lifetime Rush County resident and educator.  Raising her three children in our community and seeing firsthand the impact the RCCF can bring by having a child who was a Lilly Endowment Scholar, Karen has chosen to give back by serving as a board member.  Her service on committees and as the  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Greg Harcourt

A life-long Rush County resident, Greg Harcourt brings many years of business experience to the board. His easygoing, energetic nature leads him to serving various community organizations, where he serves willingly and in a thoughtful manner.  After working and raising his two children in Rush County, his understanding of the community and his deep, personal, and passionate  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Dr. Suellen Reed

Dr. Suellen Reed’s career in education has led her from the classroom to 16 years as the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Indiana.   Though she is formally retired, her volunteer involvements throughout Rush County and the state keep her active full-time!  Dr. Reed resides on her family farm and is serving her fifth year  … Read more

The Alice R. Wiley Scholarship Fund

Alice Ruth Wiley was a wonderful woman who dedicated her life to education. She graduated from Milroy High School in 1943 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State Teachers College in 1947. She went on to have a long, 43-year career as a schoolteacher in Rush County.  Throughout her time as a teacher, she  … Read more

The Michael J. Keith Fund

Michael Joseph Keith was born into a loving family that consisted of his parents, Joe and Carolyn, and four sisters, Michele, Melinda, Melissa, and Mary. He also had a son, Kanyon Michael Reuben Keith, who was born in July after Michael passed away.  Carolyn described Michael as a “man who made the most of every  … Read more

#ScholarUpdate – Emilee Rogers

Instead of completing my spring semester at IU, I decided to experience the world and study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. So far, it has been the best decision I have ever made. Every day is a new adventure as I’m beginning to learn my way around the city and travel to various parts of Denmark  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Membership Deadline Approaching

If you are interested in becoming a member, or renewing your membership of this circle of women working together to improve life in Rush County, you have until February 28th to join and be a participant in the selection of the 2019 grant. The group is now collecting $300 annual membership contributions. CIRCLe members will  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Diana White

Diana White is a proud proponent of the Rush County Community Foundation.  She supports her many committees with gusto and enthusiasm. Her personal and employment experiences have given her insight she is able to use for the betterment of the RCCF. Read about Diana below: Did you grow up in Rush County? Where did you  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Cindy Powers

Cindy Powers has strong feelings about the Rush County Community Foundation AND the Rush County community.  She has a passion for giving back to the community she has raised her children in and lived in her entire life.  The progression from board member to board president gives her a chance to give even more to  … Read more

Introducing our 2019 Board of Directors: Arika Marlatt

Arika Yager Marlatt is full of good ideas and energy.  From her job as a marketing specialist, to her entrepreneurial small business, to her involvement in other Rush County organizations, she brings knowledge as well as a passion for living her best life in Rush County.  Read about Arika below: Did you grow up in Rush County? Where  … Read more