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The RCCF Response to COVID-19

The well-being of our community is always on our minds. As we all face this unprecedented health crisis of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you that we are taking precautions for the health and safety of our donors, visitors, volunteers and staff.   In the best interest of everyone, we’ve made the  … Read more

Rush County’s Readiness for Change Part 3: Survey Says…

In effort to get more input and insight about our community, we shared a survey online. The respondents alone told us a lot. Females and long-time residents were well-represented. Guys, we need you to step it up! Other voices missing from the conversation were young people and newcomers to our community. We know these groups  … Read more

Add Your Thoughts on Community and Write a “Postcard From the Future”

In the Fall of 2019 we held a series of eight Community Insights Meetings to learn what residents think about their community and our county. We visited New Salem, Glenwood, Mays, Carthage, Manila, Milroy and Rushville in conjunction with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute. Check out their answers.   We’d love to hear from  … Read more

Rush County’s Readiness for Change Part 1: Background Data

Faced with a big grant opportunity that could transform our community, we weren’t quite sure where to even start. So we asked you. Last fall we took our questions on the road and visited seven Rush County communities. With guidance from Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute, we were determined to find out what you  … Read more

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

Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: Bob Gulde

Bob Gulde is a lifelong Rush County resident and a new member of the RCCF board of directors. He attended RCHS and graduated in the class of 1984. College and law school are the only two instances that drew him away from home. After completing undergrad studies at Indiana University and obtaining a J.D. from  … Read more

Introducing Our 2020 Board of Directors: Keith Perin

Keith Perin has lived in Rush County for a good portion of his life, moving to the area when he was about six. He graduated in the RCHS class of ’78. He went on to earn a BA in Education at Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis) and an MA in English at  … Read more