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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

Lilly Scholar Blossoms into a Philanthropist: Kelly Morgan

Since graduating from Franklin College in 2003, Kelly Morgan has worked at Jane Smiley, CPA in Rushville. While she attended Franklin College, Kelly was a Lilly Scholar. Being blessed with the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship was a huge help for Kelly and her family. Kelly has tried to keep her good fortune in getting this  … Read more

Scholar Update: Jennifer Cain

Jennifer Cain is keeping Rush County students healthy as she serves as the Rush County School Health Coordinator and Head Nurse. Aside from her career, she also gives back by serving on the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) which is a committee that oversees grants and funding in the community that have to do with prevention  … Read more

Scholar Update: Amy Marlatt

After moving back to the county a little over a year and a half ago, Amy Marlatt now works for the financial department of First Choice Seeds in Rushville. Before moving back to Rushville, Amy went to Purdue University where she was helped by a scholarship from the Rush County Community Foundation. Amy believes her  … Read more

Scholar Update: Brian Marlatt

Brian Marlatt is working as the general manager at First Choice Seeds in Rushville. He was elated to be able to stay with the company he interned for in college while having the chance to move back to his hometown after graduating. Besides the family farm, Brian also wanted to move home because of his  … Read more