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People of all means can leave a lasting impact on the community, because the Community Foundation invests all gifts, regardless of size, so they continue to grow. Our affiliates combine resources for investments, materials and staff, and our communities reap the benefits.
The Community Foundation has facilitated several studies over the years, but if you are looking to grow personally or professionally or to enhance your leadership skills the study TODAY MATTERS may be just the one for you. It has been one of our favorites!
Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation, will be leading an 8-week virtual course, beginning Thursday evening, October 1. This course will include teaching, discussion, a copy of the book Today Matters and a study guide. The study and materials are FREE; however, the virtual class-size is limited. Let Dale know if you would like more details sent to you later this week. He can be contacted at email@example.com or (765) 793-0702.
Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the community.
Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us? Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life? MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you’re honoring.
The following individuals have recently passed away and the families have designated that donations in their memory go to the Community Foundation. We honor the following individuals (click on the name for more details): Steven C. Dice, Florence B. Fultz, Max N. Hoffman, Lulu Belle (Trott) Woodrow, JoAnn Murray, Erwin (Ernie) Johannes, Art Clawson, Jeff Youngblood, Fred Paxton, Mary Bowles, Janet Clark, C. David Curts, Caleb Duncan, Patricia Head, Jack Macy, Edna Jordan, James Kochell, Neva Tillotson, Delores Hicks, Carl Hicks, Daniel McGrady, Max Keller, Freeman “Bugs” Lanum, Georgeanna Ford, Bill Deck, Helen F. Shelby, Elizabeth “Lib” Barnhart, Charline Allen, Jeffry Ingalsbe, John Woodrow, Carol Gooding, Richard “Dick” Shelby, Betty Shull, Marvel Dunham, Mary K. Young, Marcia Cooper, Carol V. Myers, James “Jim” McCormick, Rosemarie Haas, Marilyn Gebbink, Jean (Frances) Blickenstaff, Robert “Bob” Branam, Larry Carlson, John Cotten, Sr., Mirriam (Newmark) Fogel, Helen Freas, Heidi (Shambach) Johnson, Joan Rennick, Vicki (Collins) Stevens, and Arley White.
All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one’s family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift. Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so. The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes. It’s very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started.
Fourteen (14) new endowment funds have recently been established to benefits area communities and high school students. For more details click on the link to learn more about each fund.
The new funds include: Carol Shew Nursing Scholarship Fund, Christy DeSutter Cancer Fund, Kay Shoaf Scholarship Fund, Randall G. Shoaf Scholarship Fund, Robert & Lucreita (Verrill) Shoaf Scholarship Fund, Patricia Scherer Leath Education Scholarship Fund, William, Johanna & Mario Wilson Charitable Community Fund, Darrell & Edith Dennis Community Fund, Daniel & Renee McGrady Family Fund, CDH Scholarship Fund, Wallace-Minnette Community Fund, George Norman Family Fund, Mark & Cindy Mason Community Fund, and the Michael & Mary Margaret Rhees Community Fund.
To learn how you can establish a fund to benefit your community contact Dale at (765) 793-0702 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must apply by Friday, August 28.
The scholarship will provide for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis, leading to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private college or university.
For answers to your questions, please contact (765) 793-0702, ext. 3.
We hope this post finds all of you well and safely navigating the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis.
At the Community Foundation, we are taking the situation very seriously. We care about our staff, our donors, our grantees, our scholars and community partners. While much about COVID-19 is still unknown, one message has been quite clear: Social distancing is the primary way to prevent the spread of the virus. It is our responsibility as community leaders to do our part to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of the pandemic.
Our office is re-opening on Monday, June 15. To help keep a safe and clean environment we are providing: Enhanced cleaning of our facility, disposable wipes/or disinfectant for frequent cleaning of high contact surfaces, and hand sanitizer for employees and guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please feel free to call us, e-mail us or as always – you can make your charitable donations online at www.wicf-inc.org.
Nearly 235 students in Fountain and Vermillion County are the recipients of over $325,000 in scholarship awards to be used for their academic pursuits in 2020-2021. Check this site often for new scholarship opportunities and other updates.
Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Mellott Volunteer Fire Dept. ($9,000), South Vermillion High School ($500), Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Dept. ($3,000), Attica High School – Student Council ($1,000), North Vermillion High School ($500), Fountain Central High School ($2,500), Covington Christian School ($5,415), Attica Jr./Sr. High School ($4,800), North Vermillion High School Music Program ($1,000). More →