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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

RCCF Birthday Celebration

What organization has community grant funds which provide support to the community at-large through competitive grant disbursement and have, because of their flexibility, impacted 112 nonprofit organizations serving Rush County through $1.1 million in grants since the first award in 1994? What organization has given $1.2 million in post-secondary education funding to Rush County students?  … Read more

Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund Established

When determining how to best preserve their parents’ legacy, Carol Stagg and Marsha (Stagg) Haley decided it was only appropriate that they begin a named fund in their memory at the Rush County Community Foundation.  After their father’s recent passing, Carol and Marsha established the “Paul and Avanell Stagg Community Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund  … Read more

“All is Well” Community Fund Established

Greg and Jennifer Krodel recently established the “All is Well” Community Fund, an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) that supports the community grants program.   As founders of the Joan L. McLaughlin Memorial Fund, Greg and Jennifer recognize the impact of charitable giving through the Foundation.  Their scholarship (established in  … Read more

RCHS Class of 1969 Fund Established

Representing the RCHS Class of 1969, Jennifer (Harcourt) Buchanan, Michael and Susan (Schneider) Howard, and Steve and Lynda (Curtis) Solimine, established the “RCHS Class of 1969 Fund,” an unrestricted endowment fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. As their 50th class reunion approaches, the first consolidated class graduating from Rushville Consolidated High School (RCHS) decided  … Read more

$15,000 Grant Application Deadline Approaching!

Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund members are eager to award a $15,000 impact grant to an organization serving Rush County and Rush County residents. The CIRCLe is interested in innovative programs or projects that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019.  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Membership Deadline Approaching

If you are interested in becoming a member, or renewing your membership of this circle of women working together to improve life in Rush County, you have until February 28th to join and be a participant in the selection of the 2019 grant. The group is now collecting $300 annual membership contributions. CIRCLe members will  … Read more

Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund

Established by Shane’s family as a memorial for Shane’s love of soccer, proceeds from the Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund are distributed annually to promote soccer in Rush County. This grant could be used to send a delegate to a soccer camp, to improve soccer facilities, to promote sportsmanship, to train adult leaders, to provide  … Read more