Meet the RCCF Board: Ginny Foster

When it comes to both life and work, family is what’s most important to Ginny Foster, new RCCF board member.


Ginny and her husband, John, moved to Rush County from Connersville in 2005 to live in a home that’s been in the Foster family since 1871. “Our children, Emma and Ethan became active in RCHS band and soccer, which is where our hearts landed,” she said. “We were very active booster parents for each program.”


The Fosters worked for the State of Indiana’s Division of Family Resources (DFR). The agency connects families with services such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, and employment training. Ginny worked in the Union County office from 2007 until 2021 then, accepted a position as the Executive Assistant to the DFR Director in Indianapolis, where she works today.


Joleigh Geise (center) was the first recipient of the John Foster Memorial Scholarship in 2023.

When John passed away in May 2022, the family started the John Foster Memorial Scholarship at RCCF. “John was very active in Rush County youth and high school soccer. It was our way of honoring his love of kids and community,” Ginny shared. Their scholarship supports an RCHS grad in good academic standing and community involvement. Preference is given to those involved with the school’s soccer program.


Ginny began her involvement with the Foundation in 2020, serving on the scholarship committee. “Accepting the invitation to join the RCCF board is an honor. It’s a privilege to be part of an organization that provides an astounding amount of support to the community,” she smiled. “Of course, that is made possible by the commitment of so many giving community members!


When asked what she loves most about life in Rush County, Ginny smiled again. “It’s wonderful to be part of a small community always striving to improve itself.”


Not a surprise, but family is very important to me,” she continued. “I enjoy traveling with my children and this summer our family vacation will include my first grandchild! Oliver was born in September 2023. I LOVE being a grandma! It sure is a cool gig,” she said beaming.


In her spare time, Ginny enjoys reading and watching biographies. “One person that quickly comes to mind is Fred Rogers. I am in awe of his quiet demeanor and loving acceptance of all people in front of and behind the television camera. It is beautiful that he was able to teach acceptance in such an unassuming way on his TV program, ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.’”


Aren’t we all lucky to be Ginny’s neighbor?! We’re so grateful to her for sharing her time and passion to make our community an even better place.

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