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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

Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund

Established by Shane’s family as a memorial for Shane’s love of soccer, proceeds from the Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund are distributed annually to promote soccer in Rush County. This grant could be used to send a delegate to a soccer camp, to improve soccer facilities, to promote sportsmanship, to train adult leaders, to provide  … Read more

Youth in Philanthropy Fund

Every year since 2005, a group of Rush County students have joined together to grant funds to student-led organizations serving Rush County. Rush County philanthropists Rick and Betsy Williams started the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) Fund to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to our next generation of community leaders. The Youth in Philanthropy [YIP]  … Read more

Rushville Parks Fund

The parks and trails of Rushville are some of the busiest areas of the city.  A Field of Interest Grant from the Rush County Community Foundation is available to help support them.  Established by the Rushville Parks and Recreation Director in 1995, the Parks Fund assists any Rush County park facility fund projects or programs  … Read more

Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund

Rush County youth have always been fortunate to have a loyal group of Boys Scouts of America leaders.  These Scout leaders have provided many scouting opportunities which have allowed the youth of Rush County to grow and learn.  The Rush County Boy Scouts of America fund, set up with the Rush County Community Foundation, was  … Read more

Field of Interest Grant Deadline March 1st

Field of Interest Grant applications for the Rush County Community Foundation’s Boy Scouts of America Fund, Rush County Parks Fund, Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund, and Youth in Philanthropy Fund are due on Friday, March 1, 2019. The intent of the Boys Scouts of America Fund is to provide financial support to the Rush County  … Read more

#Scholar Update – Julie Vaughan

As I begin my final semester at Butler University, I am in disbelief at how quickly the time has gone. Starting from the moment I was fortunate to receive the amazing gift that is the Lilly Endowment Scholarship, this experience has been a whirlwind. I will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science  … Read more

The Nick Singleton Memorial Fund

Nick Singleton was born and raised in Rushville and dedicated much of his life to making a difference for the youth of Rushville and Rush County. It began as a young man coaching Little League and blossomed into serving as Rushville Boys’ and Girls’ Club Director, as well as Park’s Director for the City of  … Read more