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Welcome, Lisa!

The Rush County Community Foundation is thrilled to formally welcome Lisa Benjamin as the organization’s new Marketing and Communications Officer.   Lisa joined the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) team on September 9th and will be working with us part-time on the management and execution of communications and marketing activities for the Foundation.  Along with  … Read more

Rush County Class of 1963 Fund established

Enthused by the opportunity to make a lasting difference in Rush County, Paul Barada, Dan Earnest, and Dr. Suellen Reed have begun the Rush County Class of 1963 Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation.  The named unrestricted endowment fund will forever support Rush County through impactful grants to the Rush County community.   Representing  … Read more

Rush County Class of 1963 Fund

An unrestricted endowment fund established by Dr. Suellen Reed, alumna of New Salem High School and Rushville High School Class of 1963 members, represented by Paul Barada Sr. and Dan Earnest.  This fund will benefit Rush County via community grants.

Lilly Scholar Blossoms into a Philanthropist: Spencer Abrams

Former Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) member and Lilly Endowment Scholarship recipient Spencer Abrams currently resides in Brownsburg, Indiana, works in the software industry, and volunteers with his church and alma mater Purdue University. Spencer’s sense of purpose with philanthropy developed while he was in YIP because this organization taught him that if he wanted to  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Josie Fields

Josie Fields is a talented basketball and volleyball playing junior at Rushville Consolidated High School and a three-year member of Youth in Philanthropy (YIP). She says that being involved with YIP has opened her eyes to noticing what the people around her need, as well as figuring out a way to fulfill those needs. So  … Read more

Rush County Community Insight Sessions Coming Soon!

The Rush County Community Foundation values the input of the citizens of Rush County! As one part of the Lilly Endowment GIFT VII initiative, the RCCF would like to invite you to attend a Community Insight program in your area of the county. You may attend as many as you want, but we appreciate everyone  … Read more

RCHS Class of 1978 Community Fund Established

Inspired by the recent philanthropic spirit of the RCHSClass of 1969, the RCHS Class of 1978 decided to establish a named unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation.  The RCHS Class of 1978 Community Fund will forever preserve their class name through impactful grants to support Rush County. Representing the RCHS Class of  … Read more

Russell and Betty Bane Family Community Fund Established

Throughout the past ten years, Russell and Betty Bane’s name has lived on in Rush County through the Russell J. Bane Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County.  Through the generosity of the Banes’ four children, twelve RCHS students have received funding to support their post-secondary education.  When  … Read more

Darrell and Marilyn Bills Community Fund Established

Years ago, when Darilyn Bedel asked her father his biggest fear, he replied “being forgotten”.  After the recent passing of Darilyn’s mother, Darilyn and Ron Bedel decided to eliminate her father’s fear from becoming a possibility and established the Darrell and Marilyn Bills Community Fund, an unrestricted endowment fund that will forever give back to  … Read more