Meet the RCCF Board: Kelly Morgan

Kelly Morgan might be new to our board of directors, but her connection to RCCF goes back more than two decades.


A lifelong resident of Rush County and 1999 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School, Kelly was one of two students chosen that year to receive the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. It was just the second year of the award. She received full four-year tuition and an allowance for books and fees.


I was honored to be asked and gladly accepted the opportunity to serve in this capacity to give back to the Foundation and community that allowed me the opportunity to attend the college of my choice,” she shared about her decision to join the board. “I am excited to be able to be involved in the activities of the Foundation and help our community thrive in many ways.”


Kelly attended Franklin College, earning her B.A. in Accounting in 2003. After graduation, she married her husband Jenson and moved from her family’s farm in the northern part of the county to his in the southern part. In 2005 she met the rigorous requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


For about 12 years, she worked for a small accounting firm, commuting to the south side of Indianapolis. Her next position at Jane Smiley CPA Inc. afforded her the opportunity to continue working in her position with the bonus of being closer to home and her community. With two daughters, Trisha and Kelsey, both active in sports, 4-H and other activities, this was a welcomed change.


The Morgans enjoy being outside, especially when camping with family and friends. Another favorite past time is watching her daughters’ sporting events. Kelly serves as treasurer of the RCHS Booster Club. She is a member of the 4-H Council and belongs to Ben Davis Christian Church.


With farming in her blood and heart, it’s no surprise that Kelly enjoys the rural setting and small town feel of living in Rush County. “And the good, friendly people,” she added.
As a student, she participated in various mission trips with her church. “I’ve traveled to a third world country, an Indian reservation, and Alaska. These trips provided me with very eye-opening experiences,” she reflected.


Kelly has also served on the scholarship and finance committees for RCCF. She has volunteered with other local nonprofits that have received grants from the Foundation. She wishes others knew how RCCF can assist nonprofits and realized the many initiatives we’re involved with.


It’s always telling to learn about the books and movies that shape someone. Kelly couldn’t narrow her selection to a single choice. “I don’t have just one favorite because I enjoy stories of real life and about people rising above challenges and doing good things,” she smiled.


And we’ll enjoy watching all the good things that Kelly does. We’re grateful to have her perspective and expertise on the board!


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