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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

The Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund

The Gerald W. and Anita J. Mohr Community Fund was created by Gerald’s wife, Anita, their sons, Brian and Brett, and family friend Mary Kehrt as a retirement gift to honor his 36 years spent serving the Rush County school system. Gerald’s long history of involvement and support in the community is what drew them  … Read more

RCCF Birthday Celebration

What organization has community grant funds which provide support to the community at-large through competitive grant disbursement and have, because of their flexibility, impacted 112 nonprofit organizations serving Rush County through $1.1 million in grants since the first award in 1994? What organization has given $1.2 million in post-secondary education funding to Rush County students?  … Read more

Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund Established

When determining how to best preserve their parents’ legacy, Carol Stagg and Marsha (Stagg) Haley decided it was only appropriate that they begin a named fund in their memory at the Rush County Community Foundation.  After their father’s recent passing, Carol and Marsha established the “Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund  … Read more

“All is Well” Community Fund Established

Greg and Jennifer Krodel recently established the “All is Well” Community Fund, an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) that supports the community grants program.   As founders of the Joan L. McLaughlin Memorial Fund, Greg and Jennifer recognize the impact of charitable giving through the Foundation.  Their scholarship (established in  … Read more