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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.   Write and design a  … 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

Calling All Chicks: CIRCLe Fund Membership Deadline Approaching!

Are you a Rush County female who would like to support programs making a meaningful impact locally? Then The CIRCLe Fund is looking for you!   The CIRCLE (Chicks Improving Rush County Life) Fund is an RCCF fund that offers women the chance to combine their resources and make a large grant each year to  … 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

Our Gratitude for a Job Well Done

2019 Departing Board Members (left to right): Phillip Morgan, Diana White, Larry Mull, not pictured: Larrie Rose One of the biggest benefits to living in a small community is the ability to jump in and make a difference. While it’s not difficult to find new and worthy opportunities, the work itself is never easy. It  … Read more

Looking Back and Thinking Forward

As we look forward, it’s a good idea to look back, too. See where we’ve been. Take stock of the progress made. Celebrate the successes. Give credit where it’s due… to YOU. There’s no denying it – 2019 was huge. We’re grateful for your support! Take a look at what we’ve accomplished together.   Grants  … Read more

Arts, Community & Place: A Collaborative Workshop

We are excited to be partnering with imagine:nation, the Arts & Cultural Council of Rush County to bring a world-class event to our community! “Arts, Community & Place: A Collaborative Workshop” is part of the Indiana Humanities INseparable program and one of two events RCCF will be sponsoring in 2020.   Facilitator Kevin McKelvey is  … Read more