Milroy Psi Iota Xi and the Rush County Community Foundation 6th May 2016 As a part of the continued series reviewing the Rush County Community Foundation’s “designated endowment” funds, we’ll be taking a weekly look at the Rush County nonprofit organizations that have funds that support their mission and work held at RCCF. This week’s installment focuses on the Milroy Psi Iota Xi sorority. The Milroy Psi Iota Xi group is comprised of women from primarily the southern portion of Rush County that are united in fellowship and service. With a mission to make a difference in the lives of individuals, the members of Milroy Psi Iota Xi meet monthly for a fun evening of camaraderie and to develop projects to enhance the Milroy-area and surrounding Rush County community. The Milroy Psi Iota Xi chapter has worked together to create a number of local programs to benefit Rush County residents. The focus of the group’s work is primarily to support philanthropic projects in the areas of art, music and literature. An ongoing summer reading program for elementary-aged children, an annual scholarship to a high school senior majoring in arts, speech, language, or reading, and continued support for the local schools’ arts, library and speech programs are among the dedicated programs that the Milroy Psi Iota Xi chapter leads for the focus areas. In addition to these projects, the chapter participates in the annual Clothe-A-Child drive and support of speech camps, music camps, ballet groups, symphonies, and more. Milroy Psi Iota Xi’s latest program to lead is a county-wide initiative of “Little Libraries”. Supported by grant funding from the Rush County Community Foundation, the “PIX Chix Mini Libraries” will be a part of the larger, worldwide “Little Free Library” network. Located in each township of Rush County, the little libraries that are slightly larger than birdhouses will provide books with a “take a book, leave a book” framework. The overarching goal of the PIX Chix Mini Libraries is to make books available to all residents and ages of our county in an effort to promote ongoing learning and increased literacy. The Rush County Community Foundation is a proud partner of Milroy Psi Iota Xi. Beyond the recent grant funding, a designated endowment fund was established in 2000 by the chapter to provide ongoing support for their evolving charitable needs. The Milroy Psi Iota Xi Fund has enabled the continuation and development of several of the chapter’s programs and projects that invariably benefit our entire community. If you’re interested in learning more about the Rush County Community Foundation’s designated endowment funds or any of our other more than 175 funds, stop by our office at 117 N. Main Street in Rushville, call us at (765) 938-1177, or check out our website www.rushcountyfoundation.org. If you’d like to donate specifically to support the Milroy Psi Iota Xi chapter’s good work, consider a contribution to the Milroy Psi Iota Xi Fund. To make a donation, contact us or visit our website.