The Love Community Center

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What is the Love Community Center (LCC)?

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 Love Community Center will be the product of an innovative approach to a decades long dream for our community, with something for everyone.


The LCC will be an all-in-one resource for many of our community’s needs. It will house a fitness center, basketball court, walking/running track, indoor pool, and daycare center. It will also be the new, expanded home of the Rushville Public LibraryRush County Community Assistance food pantry will move into a larger, more welcoming space, including a commercial kitchen. There will be offices for other social service agencies, including WICICAPRush County Senior Citizens Center and Firefly Children & Family Alliance. Having all of these organizations under one roof will benefit the community tremendously. There will be plenty of formal and informal meeting and gathering spaces for the community’s use. This amazing resource will have something to offer everyone – from infants to seniors. It will be housed in the former Walmart building at 1850 N Main Street in Rushville. What a great way to infuse new life into this vacant space!



The new facility will officially be named the “Love Community Center presented by Jay and Christie (Kile) Love.” The couple made a seven-figure donation, which serves as the lead gift of a capital campaign for operation and sustainability of the facility through RCCF. READ MORE


Here’s what we have to look forward to!


How You Can Help

Construction costs are funded, but support is needed for the day-to-day operations once open. Your gift to the Ebert H. and Bessie M. Schroeder Fund will become part of the permanent fund to cover these costs forever. 



Wilma Jo Kile started a fund in memory of her parents to support the operations of a community center, the Ebert H. and Bessie M. Schroeder Fund. As a former teacher, principal of Mays Elementary, and assistant superintendent of Rush County Schools, Wilma Jo realized the need for and impact this would have on the Rush County community. “This project is a transformational, long-overdue, dream come true for Rush County. From an educational standpoint, I can think of nothing else that would provide the value-added amenities that a multipurpose community center would provide to the residents of Rush County,” she shared.

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