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Community Foundation

Southeast Fountain
Community Foundation

Vermillion County
Community Foundation
The Western Indiana Community Foundation is a public charity, founded in 1990, conceived by a group of citizens whose desire is to use donated monies for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation shares the same dream as its forefathers: prosperity, expansion, and enhancement for its citizens. The Foundation has four separate and distinct affiliate funds serving their geographical areas, which consist of:
~ Attica ~
Community Foundation
~ Southeast Fountain ~
Community Foundation
~ Covington ~
Community Foundation
~ Vermillion County ~
Community Foundation
WICF Executive Director
Mr. Dale White
Email: dwhite@wicf-inc.org
Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703

From Dale:
"Pet groomer Jenny Baxter died in 1972.  At 5:00pm today, she'll feed 50 stray dogs."

"Jenny would have done her job for free.  She loved caring for animals and was forever rescuing strays.  More animals will be saved because Jenny included a bequest to the local shelter in her will.  Thanks to Jenny, tails are still wagging.  Include your favorite cause in your will or estate plan.  Contact the Community Foundation to learn more."


[Posted: January 16, 2018]
Halea Chubb Named Recipient of the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship ~ Vermillion County

Halea Chubb has been named recipient of a four-year full-tuition scholarship at the Indiana public or private college or university of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment as the recipient of the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship – Vermillion County.

Halea is the daughter of Rick and Brenda Chubb of Hillsdale. She will graduate in June 2018 from South Vermillion High School with a Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma with a 3.9 GPA.  She has taken several AP classes as well as dual credit courses, honors classes and was a participate in the Hong Kong Cultural Exchange program.  Her rigorous coursework has prepared her well for her future career.  

Halea is in the process of auditioning to be accepted to a college or university to study in the field of music for education or music therapy.  She is very enthused and passionate about working with all ages of people in various settings.   

Halea participates in National Honor Society, Academic Honors I and II, community theater, 4-H and track. She is a 4-year swim team member, 2-year varsity cross country, basketball and golf team member.  Her leadership roles include SVHS drum major, two year co-captain of the SVHS basketball team, co-president of 4-H junior leaders and choir and treasurer of National Honor Society.  Halea was the 2017 SVHS delegate to Hoosier Girls State for the American Legion Auxiliary.  She is also band section leader, Allstate honor choir as number one soprano, Allstate jazz participate as number 1 soprano, a member for the International Music Ambassadors Association and NAFME All National honor choir performing in Orlando, Florida.  

Halea contributes to the community by being a 10 year 4-H member and involved in numerous community theaters in surrounding counties. She has performed in approximately 20 theater productions with her most recent being The Lion King, Jr.  She is a member of MAUMC theater and all proceeds from these performances goes to community service.  She has many roles as an active member of Wayside United Methodist Church.  

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative created to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education since 1998.  The Endowment hopes that this program will continue to encourage many of Indiana’s most talented students to attend one of Indiana’s higher education institutions and after graduation consider pursing occupations in Indiana. 

[Posted: January 10, 2018]
In Loving Memory of Mirriam Newmark Fogel

The Attica Community Foundation is saddened at the loss of Mirriam Newmark Fogel.  She was the wife of the late Isadore Fogel and mother of Rob and Jan.  Mirriam passed away on Sunday, December 24.

The Foundation sends it condolences to Mirriam’s family and friends.  She will be sadly missed by them.  Mirriam loved and served the Attica community in a variety of ways, most notably through the Sam Newmark store.  

We are grateful the family has requested that memorial contributions go to the Attica Community Foundation.  Memorial donations may be sent to: Attica Community Foundation, Attn: Newmark-Fogel Education Fund, PO Box 161, Attica, IN 47918.  Donations may also be made online at: www.wicf-inc.org/donate. 

Donations to the Newmark-Fogel Education Fund are invested and a portion of the earnings are used to award grants to support educational purposes in the very broadest meaning of the term in the Attica Community.

[Posted: December 02, 2017]
Update: Covington Park Playground Nears $100,000 Goal!

Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the $100,000 matching grant to the “Covington City Park Playground Project” has nearly completed its goal. 

Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, “These volunteers are doing such a fantastic job in taking the initiative in raising funds for the project we wanted to encourage them just like we did when we donated $50,000 in January of this year.  Since that time a small group of donors have come together and are willing to match dollar-for-dollar any donation to the playground project up to a total amount of $100,000. To-date $95,000 has been matched by the community.  The matching gift program will run until December 31, 2017.” 

The Friends of the Covington City Park are a local group of citizens that have been working diligently on their plans to replace the ageing playground equipment in the City Park with a state-of-the-art destination playground.  They have already raised $620,000 with an ultimate goal of raising $695,000.  They hope to break ground in Spring 2018.  

Linda McGurk with the Friends group states, “The playground will feature a treehouse, a splash pad, a parkour course, a butterfly garden, and a sand and water play area, as well as traditional playground equipment like swings and slides, the new playground will be completely unique for this part of Indiana.”            

Plans also include a 6’ trike path, outdoor fitness equipment (for active attendees to enjoy), a family restroom, and a covered picnic area. 

Donations can be made online at www.wicf-inc.org or mailed to: Covington Community Foundation, ATTN: Park Playground Project, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932-0175.

[Posted: November 30, 2017]
Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Attica Elementary School ($1,201), Vermillion Trails Alliance ($1,000), City of Attica ($8,450), Attica Main Street ($4,750), Parke-Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center ($410), City of Covington ($1,500), Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds ($8,170), Rediscover Clinton ($500), Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department ($1,500), ReAttica Public Library ($15,000, Community Action Program ($1,500), Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($3,500), Leadership Academy – Fountain County ($2,750), Covington Christian School ($5,750), Vermillion County Fairgrounds/Cayuga Park Grandstand Project ($20,000), Covington Youth Soccer League ($2,300), Clinton Police Department ($500), Veedersburg/Van Buren Township Fire Dept. ($2,000).  More →  

[Posted: November 28, 2017]
Endowment Funds

Check out these funds that benefit your community.
* Wildcat Scholarship Fund benefits… More →
* Fountain County Courthouse Murals Preservation Fund restores… More →
* Friends of the Rob Roy Covered Bridge help to… More →
* Dr. Roger K. Duncan Education Scholarship Fund provides… More →
* Kingman Volunteer Firefighters Fund assists… More →
* Dr. Leonard & Marsha Orr Fund supports… More →
* Vermillion County Community Fund aids… More   

[Posted: November 27, 2017]
Memorial & Honor Giving

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. 

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. 

Western Indiana Community Foundation
135 S. Stringtown Rd.
P.O. Box 175
Covington, IN. 47932

Phone: 765-793-0702
Fax: 765-793-0703
Email: info@wicf-inc.org

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