The Rotary Club of Rushville and the Rush County Community Foundation

As a part of the 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 Rotary Club of Rushville.


The Rotary Club of Rushville is a local chapter of the international Rotary Club, encompassing 1.2 million members from around the globe.  The Rotary Club serves a variety of needs, individuals, and communities, uniting in a shared passion for service.  Locally, the Rotary Club exists to encourage and foster service for Rush County, as well as serving needs regionally, state-wide, and internationally.


Comprised of local business leaders, friends, and neighbors, members of the Rotary Club of Rushville convene weekly over lunch for fellowship, discussing community events, community needs, opportunities for service and outreach within Rush County, and the work of Rotary Clubs throughout.  The Rotary Club hosts the Rushville Consolidated High School Top Ten Banquet and various other speakers to our community, supports students pursuing higher education with annual scholarships, assists funding special projects, including Group Workcamps and emerging community needs.  In addition, the Rotary Club of Rushville supports state-wide initiatives, such as hunger, and Rotary’s global initiative of eliminating Polio.


The Rush County Community Foundation is proud to support the Rushville Rotary Club via the Rotary Club of Rushville Fund.  Established in 1999 by Paul Barada and the Rushville Rotary Club chapter, the fund has provided annual support totaling $6,000 to assist the local chapter’s annual scholarships given to Rush County seniors.

If you are interested in learning more about the Fund or supporting the Rotary Club of Rushville, we encourage you to consider a donation to the Rotary Club of Rushville Fund via the Rush County Community Foundation.  For more details, please visit our website at, our office at 117 N. Main St., Rushville, or call (765) 938-1177.

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