YIP Spotlight: Emily Kaster

Rushville Consolidated High School’s 11th and 12th grade English teacher Emily Kaster is making a difference in students’ lives both during and after school hours. Like most teachers, Emily spends a considerable amount of time taking on extra duties at the school to make sure Rush County students have great opportunities. Aside from volunteering for  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Denise Ripberger

Former Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) member Denise Ripberger is making our county and special events beautiful through her work at Vogel’s Florist & Landscaping. When she isn’t working, Denise is still beautifying our county by cultivating the next generation of philanthropists as an adult leader for YIP. The current YIP team is incredibly lucky to  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Walker Meckes

Former RCCF scholarship recipient  Walker Meckes is using the knowledge he gained in college in his job as a plant manager at Raver Ready Mix in Morristown after having graduated from Northwestern Ohio University with a degree in high performance automotives. Walker recently took time out of his very busy schedule to reflect on his  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Carter Payne

Carter Payne is a freshman studying communication with a focus in sales at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Even though he is new to college and campus life, he has already started giving back to his new community. Carter helped with the IUPUI Regatta, and he is currently taking a course that takes him to  … Read more

Lilly Scholar Blossoms into a Philanthropist: Josh Hoeing

When he isn’t working at Bastian Automation Engineering, Josh Hoeing is enjoying every moment with his new baby girl. Being a new dad is so exciting, and Josh is already setting an amazing example of philanthropy for his daughter. Josh gives back to his church, St. Simon’s, and former baseball team at his alma mater,  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Zach Morgan

Zach Morgan’s work as a Change and Learning Consultant for International Business Machines (IBM) has kept him busy traveling the world for the past 8 years. Zach is part of a team that trains employees how to adapt to large software system changes. Because he has done so much traveling and moving around for his  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Mitchell Wagoner

Mitchell Wagoner is currently working as a maintenance coordinator at Corteva Agriscience in Rushville. Because of his position, Mitchell is able to help Corteva Agriscience give back to the Rush County community. Mitchell budgets money and makes orders that buy supplies from local businesses instead of from somewhere outside of the community. In his personal  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Casey Yager

Registered Nurse Casey Yager is helping countless people in the Emergency Room at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Even when her shift at the hospital is over, Casey is still helping patients by volunteering at children’s screenings and immunization clinics. What dedication! Her other volunteer efforts include giving time and money to St. Mary’s Church through  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Grant Hill

RCHS senior Grant Hill is proud of his hometown roots and the work ethic being a Rush County farmer has given him. When he is not working in the fields or feeding the cattle on his family farm, Grant is playing football and participating in FFA, Principal’s Advisory Board, Union Progressive Farmers 4-H Club, and  … Read more

YIP Spotlight: Leah Kemple

Leah Kemple is studying biology in her freshman year at Purdue University. She also plays clarinet in the famous Purdue All American Marching Band and wants to be in Zoo Club and volunteer at animal shelters around Purdue. Before moving off to school, Leah could often be seen downtown working at the Mocha Moose coffee  … Read more