30th Anniversary Celebration Wrap-up

Celebrating 30 years

RCCF was born out of a window of opportunity three decades ago. When Lilly Endowment Inc.’s first Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) challenge was offered, Rick Levi, Paul Barada and Danny Earnest seized the opportunity. RCCF was formed on May 21, 1991.   Since then, making the most of windows of opportunity has become  … Read more

30th Anniversary Celebration Photo Album

Celebrating 30 years

When you throw a party, there are always a few butterflies. How many guests will show up? Will there be enough food? What about all those red blobs on the radar?   Of course, you showed up, just like always. Judging by the smiles and laughter filling – and overflowing – the room, you had  … Read more

Meet RCCF Intern: Riley Sheehan

For the past three summers, we’ve been fortunate enough to have an ace up our sleeve – intern, Riley Sheehan, through support from Lilly Endowment Inc. While Riley herself tends to stay behind the scenes, her work in support of RCCF and our community is front and center.   Riley is a hometown girl, born  … Read more

Molly Spaeth Fund for Transformation and Well-Being Established

The family of Molly Kay Spaeth has established a fund at the Rush County Community Foundation in her memory. “The Molly Spaeth Fund for Transformation and Well-Being was created with the mission that the funds would remain in Rush County and support diverse service organizations and programs,” shared Toni Schultz, Molly’s sister.   It will  … Read more

Meet the RCCF Board: Karen Brashaber

Meet the RCCF Board: Karen Brashaber

Did you know it’s more common to be born on February 29th than on December 25th? Maybe that’s what makes RCCF Board Member, Karen Brashaber so special. We think there’s more to it than that, though.   “I was born on a snowy Christmas day in West Lafayette, Indiana to Kenneth and Sharlene Sue Masters,”  … Read more

2021 Cycle I Grantees Announced

Coming out of more than a year of the pandemic has made many of us realize how valuable arts and cultural experiences, Internet access and its navigation and public spaces like libraries truly are to our sense of community and well-being. Thanks to your generous gifts to Community Grants funds, the 2021 Cycle I grantees  … Read more

CBAP Informational Meeting: 7/12 | 6:30-8pm @ RCHS Laughlin Auditorium

**UPDATE** The meeting may have passed but your opportunity to participate hasn’t. We need as many people involved as possible for the best outcome.   Go to Scroll down to Rush County. Create an account and check out the Community Kickoff Meeting info and then start working on the Preparation Phase exercises. If you  … Read more

Join us for a Casual Evening!

In 1991 you might have been driving your Honda Accord to the mall to catch a matinee of Silence of the Lambs. Or maybe you were in your bedroom making a mix tape of Boyz II Men, M.C. Hammer and Pearl Jam. Or possibly you weren’t even born!   Closer to home, a seed of  … Read more

2017 LECS Recipient Keith Yager

Four pieces of advice for success in college and life from the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, Keith Yager.

REC Center Update #2: Revised Floorplan and More

RECE Center Updated, In-progress Floorplan

We can’t thank you enough for your support, enthusiasm and patience as the REC Center project gets off the ground. This is a massive undertaking and one worth doing the right way. It’s important to remember that this project is just six months old but has so much momentum. While you may not be able  … Read more