REC Center

REC Center Update #5: Construction Costs Funded

Rush County residents have dreamed of a community center for decades. Timing and circumstances never seemed to align. Until now. With construction costs fully funded, the REC Center is happening. Construction will begin in the 2023 with a completion date expected in the second half of 2024.   To recap, the REC Center (Recreation, Education,  … Read more

Gleaners Makes $500,000 Investment in RCCA and REC Center

Gleaners employees, RCCA volunteers and other local leaders celebrate $500,000 grant Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distributes food to those in need within a 21-county area of Indiana, including Rush County. Locally, they provide food to the Rush County Community Assistance (RCCA) Food Pantry, the Milroy Community Food Pantry (MCFP) and the Lions Shack Food  … 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

REC Center Update #3: Project Recap and Exciting New Designs

REC Center Update

In case you missed the news, at the end of 2020, the Rush County Community Foundation (RCCF) was awarded a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. toward the creation of a community center. The REC (Recreation, Education and Collaboration) Center will be the product of an innovative approach to a decades long dream for  … Read more

REC Center Update #2: Revised Floorplan and More

RECE Center Updated, In-progress Floorplan

We can’t thank you enough for your support, enthusiasm and patience as the REC Center project gets off the ground. This is a massive undertaking and one worth doing the right way. It’s important to remember that this project is just six months old but has so much momentum. While you may not be able  … Read more

Community Center Update: Behind the Scenes Progress

While we don’t expect groundbreaking to take place on the REC Center until early next year, be assured that there’s LOTS of work already taking place behind the scenes.   If somehow you missed our announcement about receiving a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII program to build a community center 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 Awarded $5 Million GIFT VII Large-Scale Leadership Grant

Contact Information: Alisa Winters                                12/1/2020 (765)938-1177 | 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

We’re Hoping the Time is Right.

Keep your fingers crossed.

In the fall of 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the latest installment of their “Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow” initiative, GIFT VII. As you know, it included receiving a matching grant of $500,000, which you made possible by donating $250,000 toward our Community Grants funds. Read all about GIFT VII.   What you may not  … Read more