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The Fred Marshall Healthy Futures Fund of RCCF Focuses on Nutrition

Jennifer Harcourt Buchanan and Fred Marshall

Dear friends, Jennifer Harcourt Buchanan and Fred Marshall, celebrate during the RCHS Class of 1969’s 50th reunion. A generous gift from the Buchanan Family Foundation has established the Fred Marshall Healthy Futures Fund at RCCF. The new fund focuses on nutrition.   The Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry (RCCA) and local Purdue Extension office  … Read more

2020 In a Word

2020 Wrap Up

When 2020 began, the question on our minds was – Is Rush County ready for change? We certainly didn’t anticipate the TYPE of changes we would face, but we did get one thing right. HOW we would handle them – TOGETHER.   In preparation for the large scale funding opportunity from Lilly Endowment Inc., we  … Read more

Our Gratitude to the Board Members Departing in 2021

It’s that bittersweet time of the year, the changing of the guard, so to speak. Some board members must leave so that others can join. With so much gratitude, we’re definitely not saying goodbye, but “see you later” to these four!   Greg Harcourt led us through one of our most challenging years yet with  … Read more

Donor Spotlight: Wilma Jo Kile

The importance of education has been a foundation of RCCF donor, Wilma Jo Kile’s life. Growing up in in Rush County’s southeast corner, she recalls, “It wasn’t ‘if’ but ‘when’, my brother and I would go to college.”   This expectation has benefitted her and our community so well.   Her father, Ebert Schroeder, had  … Read more

Calling All Chicks: 2021 CIRCLe Fund Membership Deadline Approaching

When Betsy Williams learned about women’s giving circles, she reached out to her friends and mutual RCCF supporters – Pam Hoeing, Shelly King, Heather Meckes, Amy Ploeger, Cindy Taff, with a dream in tow. Pam recalled, “Each one of us had gained valuable experience serving many years with the RCCF in numerous ways. We all  … Read more

RCCF Flashback Fridays: Celebrating 30 Years

Did you know RCCF is turning 30 this year? It’s true! In celebration, we’re going to dig through the archives and share photos and memories. Have your own? Post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag us and then use #RCCFFlashbackFriday, or send along by email. We’d love to see them! The Youth in  … Read more

A VERY Exciting Update

The time is right!

We’ve been quietly sharing news about the $5 million proposal we submitted to Lilly Endowment Inc. at the end of August to bring the dream of a Community Center to Rush County. (Read more about the history of this project.)   Guess what? The time is right, and we’re ready to shout it from the  … Read more

RCCF Announces 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

Pictured: Karen Brashaber, RCCF Board Member; Kristie Amos, RCCF Program Officer; Michelle Neuman; Nicholas Neuman 2021 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Recipient; Mark Neuman; Alisa Winters, RCCF Executive Director; Keith Perin, RCCF Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristie Amos, Program Officer, Rush County Community Foundation PHONE: 765-938-1177 Headline Rush County Community Foundation Announces 2021 Lilly Endowment  … Read more

RCCF Awarded $5 Million GIFT VII Large-Scale Leadership Grant

Contact Information: Alisa Winters                                12/1/2020 (765)938-1177 | awinters@rushcountyfoundation.org The Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) has received a Large-Scale Community Leadership Grant of $5 million through the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.  … Read more

There’s No Place Like Our Home Town

Dear Friends,   More than sixty five years ago, Perry Como released the Christmas classic, “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” in which he sang, “When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze / For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home!” With the holiday season upon us, we’ve been  … Read more