Donor Stories


The Wayne L. and Evelyn J. Miller Community Fund

Wayne and Evelyn Miller shared many things during their 61-year marriage, including their passion for helping their community. Both Wayne and Evelyn were very active volunteers for multiple charities and had often talked about establishing a fund with the Rush County Community Foundation to make an even larger and longer-lasting contribution. Unfortunately, Wayne passed away  … Read more

The Bob Priddy Sports Partner Fund

Robert “Bob” Priddy was a man who dedicated his life to helping others, whether that be through the numerous sports teams he coached or simply being there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His daughter, Deby Priddy, described him best as “someone who didn’t understand that there were things that couldn’t be  … Read more

The Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund

Charles and Jane Niccum are hardworking Rush County residents that believe in giving back whenever possible. Their generous spirit is what lead them to create the Charles E. and Jane Power Niccum Fund in 2013— to enable them to extend their generosity to their community in the form of grant funds.   The Niccums have  … Read more

The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund

The Martha Perin Community Grant Fund was established in 2015 by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Kim Perin. This fund was created in the hopes of carrying on Martha’s generous and compassionate spirit in Rush County.   Martha was a hardworking high school teacher and mother of three, and she had a passion for  … Read more

Local Organizations Benefit from Dick and Sue Moster’s Generosity

Richard “Dick” and Sue Moster’s philanthropic spirits have long been known by those residing in the Rush County community.  If you were fortunate enough to know them, neither were someone you would quickly forget.   Dick, a lifetime Rush County resident, and Sue, a Rush County resident since her mid-twenties, were married in 1958.  Both  … Read more

CIRCLe

The CIRCLe Fund is the brain child of Pam Hoeing, Shelly King, Heather Meckes, Amy Ploeger, Cindy Taff, and Betsy Williams. The initial idea for the fund came when Betsy Williams was at a convention during her time as President of the Foundation:  she saw other CIRCLe groups in communities throughout the state and decided  … Read more