New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate

The start of a new year provides a time for reflection and a time for new goals and commitments.  Last week’s Foundation Fact was dedicated to reflection; this week, we’re looking ahead to what’s sure to be another monumental year at the Rush County Community Foundation.


2016 is a special year for the Foundation as it marks our 25th Anniversary.  The Foundation that began in 1991 by three local guys has evolved into the go-to organization for the Rush County community.  In 25 years, our assets, which began at $0, have grown to over $12 million.  Our grants to Rush County top $9.8 million.  190 funds have begun at the Foundation, benefiting various local organizations, causes, and higher education.  Needless to say, we have a list of accomplishments to celebrate!


As we prepare to embark on celebrating the service we’ve provided and the difference we’ve made in the community, we can’t help but pause to reflect on the people that have made our organization possible.  24 years of work by various staff members and volunteers have led us to the trusted organization we are today.  The commitment of hundreds of individuals has enabled possibilities our founders only dreamed of; and fortunately, those possibilities will only continue.


The year ahead will not only be a celebration of the Rush County Community Foundation, it will be a celebration of those that have made us and our giving possible.  The generosity, time, and dedication of so many will forever impact our community.  We are eager to begin another year with you, Rush County, and hope you’re as excited as we are to celebrate 25 remarkable years.


Meeting the philanthropic needs of Rush County since 1991, The Rush County Community Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity established  to serve donors, award grants and scholarships, and provide leadership to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Rush County, Indiana, not only today, but for our future generations.  For more information please visit or contact the office at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173, or call them at (765) 938-1177.

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