Donor Story: Greg and Cindy Harcourt

The roots of the Harcourt family tree run deep in the Rush County soil. Greg Harcourt isn’t sure just how many generations back they go, but at least since the mid-1800s. What he and Cindy, his wife, are sure of though, is their love for their community.


A lifelong resident, Greg grew up in Milroy and Rushville. He and Cindy met as students at Franklin College. After they married, they started their family here. Their children, Anthony and Brittany, share their parents’ appreciation of Rush County. Greg and Cindy are empty nesters but love spending quality time with their kids.


They built their careers here, too. Greg worked for 35 years at the local Trane manufacturing facility, the last 15 of those as the plant manager. After earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Cindy started Harcourt Counseling Services in 1992. She continues her passion for helping others through mental health awareness, treatment and education. Greg retired from Trane in 2018, but he certainly hasn’t stopped working!


The Harcourts have a strong commitment to community service and Rush County benefits greatly. Each serves or has served on various nonprofit boards and committees, including the Rush County Community Assistance, RCCF, Rush County Mental Health Association, Rush County Chamber of Commerce and Tri Kappa to name only a few.


Greg is involved with nearly all aspects of RCCF. He is the current Vice President of the Board of Directors and will assume the role of President in 2020. He also serves on the Early Learning and Scholarship committees. He has even assisted with facility improvements – replacing the HVAC system, resealing the parking lot and updating our signs and landscaping. He’s a jack of all trades, and we’re grateful for all of his support.


Cindy shared, “I love the friendly, tight-knit community where people know you by name. I have seen the immense support this community gives to fellow community members in need. I am very proud to be part of such a unified, supportive community.”


Greg and Cindy extend their investment in our community through their financial gifts, too. Years ago they began a charitable account with Schwab to seek opportunities to help and contribute annually. Their involvement with local nonprofits gives them firsthand knowledge of RCCF’s impact. So when the Lilly Endowment, Inc. announced the GIFT VII matching grant, they recognized the fantastic opportunity to maximize the difference they could make. They founded the Harcourt Counseling Mental Health Community Fund.


Cindy sees RCCF as another example of how the community supports one another. “We know RCCF will use our donation to fill individual and community needs,” she added.


In addition to a healthy community, Greg and Cindy enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. They can often be found working out at the gym or taking a walk around town. Cindy also enjoys yoga and Zumba classes and loves to research articles about removing toxics from the environment and food. Although she loves finding healthy ways to eat, but don’t expect her to give up chocolate or cheesecake.


While Greg and Cindy enjoy traveling when they get the chance, they always come home. “We have great family and friends in Rush County that we love,” Greg shared. After all, roots run deep, and there truly is no place like home.


Want to join Greg in Cindy in creating a strong and healthy community forever? Make a gift to the Harcourt Counseling Mental Health Community Fund or any of the RCCF community funds.

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