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GIFT VII Matching Fund Grant Announcement!

Rush County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000.00 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.   Rush County  … Read more

The Pat and Martha Todd Charitable Fund

George Patrick “Pat” and Martha Todd were born and raised in Rushville and spent much of their lives helping their community. They ran ToddFuneral Home, created an ambulance service for Rush County, and openedHillside Haven Nursing Home all while raising their eleven children. Mr. and Mrs. Todd were hardworking and dedicated individuals who believed in  … Read more

The Robert Meyer and Family 4-H Scholarship

Robert “Bob” Meyer was a man dedicated to his craft and community. He was a fair and supportive 4-H leader for 55 years, helping Rush County children with their projects and instilling in them a sense of responsibility and pride in their work. When he passed away in 2005, his family wanted a way to  … Read more

#ScholarUpdates – Barbara Hershberger

Barbara Hershberger was awarded the Lilly Endowment Scholarship for 2018. As a graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School in 2018, Barbara elected to continue her education at Butler University in Indianapolis. Here is an update from her: There has been a lot happening throughout these past few months as I have begun my time here  … Read more

The Carol Niehoff Hardwick Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Carol Niehoff Hardwick Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Carol’s mother, Jan Niehoff, to honor her memory after she passed away in 1995. The scholarship is intended for a graduating Rushville Consolidated High School senior who will be attending Ball State.   After Carol passed away suddenly at the young age of 35, Jan  … Read more

The Jack and Cinda Brown Basketball Mental Attitude Scholarship Fund

Jack and Cinda Brown both graduated from Indiana University as well-rounded students and athletes. They led dedicated careers as teachers and coaches, for which they both received numerous awards for their exemplary coaching styles.   Jack and Cinda were both very athletic individuals that had a love of the sports they played and coached. Jack  … Read more

The Wayne L. and Evelyn J. Miller Community Fund

Wayne and Evelyn Miller shared many things during their 61-year marriage, including their passion for helping their community. Both Wayne and Evelyn were very active volunteers for multiple charities and had often talked about establishing a fund with the Rush County Community Foundation to make an even larger and longer-lasting contribution. Unfortunately, Wayne passed away  … Read more

The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund

Robert “Bob” Priddy was a man who dedicated his life to helping others, whether that be through the numerous sports teams he coached or simply being there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His daughter, Deby Priddy, described him best as “someone who didn’t understand that there were things that couldn’t be  … Read more

The Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund

Charles and Jane Niccum are hardworking Rush County residents that believe in giving back whenever possible. Their generous spirit is what lead them to create the Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund in 2013— to enable them to extend their generosity to their community in the form of grant funds.   The Niccums have  … Read more