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

YIP Spotlight: Denise Ripberger

Former Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) member Denise Ripberger is making our county and special events beautiful through her work at Vogel’s Florist & Landscaping. When she isn’t working, Denise is still beautifying our county by cultivating the next generation of philanthropists as an adult leader for YIP. The current YIP team is incredibly lucky to  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Walker Meckes

Former RCCF scholarship recipient  Walker Meckes is using the knowledge he gained in college in his job as a plant manager at Raver Ready Mix in Morristown after having graduated from Northwestern Ohio University with a degree in high performance automotives. Walker recently took time out of his very busy schedule to reflect on his  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Carter Payne

Carter Payne is a freshman studying communication with a focus in sales at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Even though he is new to college and campus life, he has already started giving back to his new community. Carter helped with the IUPUI Regatta, and he is currently taking a course that takes him to  … Read more

Lilly Scholar Blossoms into a Philanthropist: Josh Hoeing

When he isn’t working at Bastian Automation Engineering, Josh Hoeing is enjoying every moment with his new baby girl. Being a new dad is so exciting, and Josh is already setting an amazing example of philanthropy for his daughter. Josh gives back to his church, St. Simon’s, and former baseball team at his alma mater,  … Read more