Donor Stories


Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: David Malson

David Malson is a Hoosier through and through. Born in Rushville, he graduated from Rushville High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at Indiana University Bloomington and his J.D. at the IU School of Law Indianapolis. He returned to his roots to set up his law practice and has been here ever since.   Dave  … Read more

John & Martha Leising Scholarship Fund Established

Hard work, love of family and community, and faith in God are qualities that many try to infuse in their lives. John and Martha Leising embodied these traits.   Two of their children, Carolyn Maciejewski and Allen Leising, know this better than anyone. “From career choice, work ethics and education, to being a team player,  … Read more

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

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

For the Community That Made Us Who We Are

When RCCF board members and classmates, Cindy Powers and Karen Brashaber, realized their 40th high school class reunion was approaching, they didn’t go shopping for something new to wear. They got busy and filed the paperwork to start the “RCHS Class of 1979 Community Fund”.   They decided that instead of changing their wardrobe or  … 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

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