RCCF Hosts Fund Payout Celebration

The Rush County Community Foundation hosted its first Fund Payout Celebration on the evening of February 25.  65 guests attended the celebration, held at the 201 Building on Main Street.   The event recognized the donors of the 76 designated funds that provide annual support to donor-selected organizations and the 66 local nonprofit agencies that are the recipients of these funds.   In total, $91,682.88 was distributed at the evening’s celebration.
Alisa Winters, RCCF Executive Director, welcomed everyone in attendance.  After introductions, thanks were given to the Board of Directors, Community Development committee, and staff that were integral in the event development.  Winters stated, “Tonight we’re proud to recognize the donors, the funds, and the organizations that make giving back in our community possible.  Our hope is that tonight’s program draws awareness to your organization’s good work and the funds at RCCF that support your charitable needs each year – and will continue to do so, forever.  As we kick off our 25th Anniversary and 25th year of giving back to Rush County, we want to acknowledge the people, organizations, and projects that make contributing to RCCF worthwhile.”
Fund founders, donors, and organization representatives were recognized and thanked for their support of the Rush County Community Foundation and their commitment to betterment within our community through the work of their organization.  Fund founders in attendance presented checks to the organization representatives.


Following are the nonprofit agencies recognized at the celebration and the Funds that support them:


Arc of Rush County
  • The Arc of Rush County Fund
Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp
  • Harvey M. Arnold, Jr. & R. Genevieve McGhee Arnold Memorial Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County Fund
Boys & Girls Club
  • Boys & Girls Club of Rush County Fund
Rush County Senior Citizens Center
  • Rush County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Fund
  • Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund
Phoenix Lodge #62 F&AM
  • Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund
  • American Legion Rushville, Post #150
  • Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund
BPOE Rushville Lodge #1307
  • Gilbert E. and Phyllis C. Joyce Fund
  • Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund
  • Rushville Lodge 1307 BPOE Fund
Kappa Kappa Kappa
  • Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. Fund
Hopewell Cemetery Association
  • Donald and Mary Gray Marshall Fund
Milroy Psi Iota Xi
  • Milroy Psi Iota Xi Fund
Rush County Mental Health Association
  • Nelson Farms Endowment Fund
Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Nelson Farms Endowment Fund
Arlington East Hill Cemetery Association
  • Nelson Farms Endowment Fund
  • Arlington East Hill Cemetery Fund
Rush County Heritage
  • Nelson Farms Endowment Fund
Rush County Historical Society
  • Rush County Historical Society Fund
  • Nelson Farms Endowment Fund
  • Pitman Worthington Family Fund
  • Cornelius B. and Nancy Waggener Oster Fund
Rush County United Fund
  • People Helping People Fund
Rush Memorial Hospital
  • Rush County Health, Inc. Physician Presence Fund
  • Rush Memorial Hospital Fund
  • Eva Leatrice Robinson Fund
Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club of Rushville Fund
Rush County Chamber of Commerce
  • Rush County Chamber of Commerce Fund
Rush County Agricultural Association
  • Rush County Fairgrounds Fund
Rushville Psi Iota Xi
  • Rushville Psi Iota Xi Fund
Rushville Public Library
  • Pattison-Schrichte Family, Rushville Public Library Fund
  • Laughlin Family Trust Fund
  • Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund
  • Robert and Sandra Duddy Fund
Rush County 4-H Council
  • Dolletta Marie Callahan Rush County 4-H Awards Fund
  • Dessie H. Lower 4-H Fund
  • James, Easter, and Joseph Moster Family 4-H Fund
City of Rushville Parks
  • Nick Singleton Memorial Fund
  • Rush County Parks Fund
Humane Society
  • Rush County Humane Society Fund
Rush County Schools
  • Varsity Scholars Fund
  • Nature Center Fund
  • Rush County Swimming Fund
  • Phillip Kent Mull/Beth Swaim Kabalka Education Fund
  • Rushville Elementary School Parent Teacher Group Fund
  • Roy Waggener Family Fund
  • Wall Family Memorial Fund
  • Dr. Robert Stewart Memorial Fund
  • Robert N. and Mary Lou Veatch and Family Fund
  • Rush County Education Fund
The funds that constituted the Foundation’s first Fund Payout Celebration hold $2,686,153.37 in investments.  In addition to these investments, $664,394.03 has been distributed.  To learn more about the specific organizations (and the funds that benefit them!) watch for the weekly Foundation Fact Friday articles.
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