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Rush County Community Events Calendar

Have you noticed that it’s hard to find everything that’s going on around Rush County in one place? Yeah, we did too. Let’s change that.   Have a public event or fundraiser to submit? Please click here.    Please contact the organizer for any questions and to check for the current status of an event.  … Read more

Grantee Update: Rushville Elementary School West

Rushville Elementary School West

2021 Alex Workman Memorial Fund and Rush County Education Fund Grant Recipient: $2,604.80 Article published in the 4/27/2022 edition of The Rushville Recorder. We have all been there. Our boss gives us a project that needs to be done by tomorrow. Our children are upset and arguing with us because we expect them to clean  … Read more

Grantee Update: Girls Inc. of Shelby County

2021 Cycle II Community Funds Grant Recipient: $7,500 “I’ve always wanted a monthly subscription box and I love getting mail,” exclaimed 7-year-old, Jade Barnard!   “Jade gets an activity-based box each month for free that works on educational and self-esteem boosting lessons for young girls,” added her mom. “We’re grateful to Girls Inc. of Shelby  … Read more

Reunited and It Feels So Good

We’ve really missed connecting with our supporters the past of couple of years! We decided that small events would be the perfect opportunity to gather again in a fun and meaningful way. Our first Ladies Lunch & Learn gave us a chance to catch up with some of our founding fund donors and past board  … Read more

CBAP Update: Greetings from Crushville!

CBAP Update: Welcome to Crushville

  The CBAP process keeps drawing in new people and fresh ideas. It’s so inspiring to watch and so is the progress! There are some MAJOR updates from the most recent “all projects” meeting that we’re excited to share. In fact, our facilitator, Michael Fortunato, is so impressed with the progress and dedication he’s seeing  … Read more

Foundant Summit 2022 Wrap-Up

In late 2020, we implemented a new software platform that combined our accounting, donor, scholarship and grant components into one integrated, cloud-based system from Foundant Technologies. They are experts in the unique needs of community foundations, and this change has streamlined our work in many ways.   We attended a two-day conference in Memphis in  … Read more

What Does Leaving a Legacy Mean to You?

It’s been described as “leaving the places you go and the people you meet a little better than you found them.” Isn’t that something we all want?   Whether it’s through the family you raise, the gardens you tend, the volunteer work you do, or the financial gifts you make – your legacy is an  … Read more

REC Center Update #4: Collaborators, Funding, and Timing

Large-scale projects, like a multi-purpose community center, take a lot of work and three crucial elements to get off the ground and completed – collaboration, money, and time. But as the saying goes, “Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.” Need a refresher on the REC Center project? Find a recap and the latest designs  … Read more

Building Leadership Skills

Alisa and board member, Ben Wicker, recently spent a day learning ways to lead our community forward and create a vibrant future at the Lilly Endowment Inc GIFT Community Foundation Convening (LEI Convening) in Indianapolis.   The event provided the opportunity for executive directors and board members from foundations across the state to gather and  … Read more

CBAP Projects Update: Progress and Collaboration

It was International Women’s Day, and Community Based Action Planning’s (CBAP) female participants outnumbered the males 3 to 1 in the latest “all projects” meeting. But what’s more important is that 28 people showed up and are working together to lead and make positive change in Rush County. There were some of the familiar faces  … Read more