Rush County’s Readiness for Change Part 1: Background Data

Faced with a big grant opportunity that could transform our community, we weren’t quite sure where to even start. So we asked you. Last fall we took our questions on the road and visited seven Rush County communities. With guidance from Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute, we were determined to find out what you  … Read more

Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: David Malson

David Malson is a Hoosier through and through. Born in Rushville, he graduated from Rushville High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at Indiana University Bloomington and his J.D. at the IU School of Law Indianapolis. He returned to his roots to set up his law practice and has been here ever since.   Dave  … Read more

Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: Bob Gulde

Bob Gulde is a lifelong Rush County resident and a new member of the RCCF board of directors. He attended RCHS and graduated in the class of 1984. College and law school are the only two instances that drew him away from home. After completing undergrad studies at Indiana University and obtaining a J.D. from  … Read more

Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: Keith Perin

Keith Perin has lived in Rush County for a good portion of his life, moving to the area when he was about six. He graduated in the RCHS class of ’78. He went on to earn a BA in Education at Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis) and an MA in English at  … Read more

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