$1 Million Lilly Endowment Match Met!

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$1 Million Lilly Endowment Match Met - Friday, May 27, 2016
We are excited to announce that a total of $2 million was raised through the generosity of theLilly Endowment's Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) program.

More than 1,000 people, businesses and community organizations came together during an 18-month match period to raise $1 million to match the Lilly Endowment's $1 million donation. These funds will directly impact the quality of life in Morgan County.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and many generous donors, grants in 2016 will skyrocket from an average of $30,000 to $125,000 in potential grant funds - more than the total funds granted out since 2012. $62,500 has been allocated to programming grants, with an equal $31,250 set aside for both matching grants and capacity grants. To learn more about our grants click here.

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Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Announced - Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Two Morgan County students have been named this year’s 2016 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. These scholarships are the largest awarded each year by the Community Foundation of Morgan County.

Robert “Kayden” Mathers and Madelynne Wright will each receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

In addition to Mathers and Wright, there were seven other finalists in this year’s application cycle for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Finalists included: Loran Carlton (Mooresville High School), Zoe Foote (Eminence High School), Carissa Ooley (Mooresville High School), Logan Ratts (Martinsville High School), and Tisha Townsend (Martinsville High School). All finalists will receive scholarships awarded by the board of the Community Foundation of Morgan County in honor their achievements.

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Hardly Trivial Registration Deadline & Thanks to Sponsors - Thursday, March 31, 2016

The team registration deadline for the Community Foundation of Morgan County’s third “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night is Friday, April 1st. Teams can consist of four to 10 players, with an entry fee of $100. The team with the most correct answers will receive a cash prize of $500 and second place will receive a $250 cash prize. As questions will cover a wide range of categories, the more diverse the team, the better their chance of winning.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is exceptionally grateful for generous and continuous support provided by
business, corporate, and non-profit sponsors. With the help of their sponsors the community foundation continues to fulfill their mission to be the philanthropic leader and a catalyst in order to maximize available resources within Morgan County. Hardly Trivial sponsors to date include:

  • Edward Jones
    Jenna Bennett, Financial Advisor
  • Hilliard Lyons
    Jeff Main, Sr. VP, Financial Consultant
  • Keller Office Supply
  • Key Bank
  • Midwest Information Systems and Technology (MIST)
  • Morgan County Farmers’ Market
  • South Central Indiana - REMC
  • Terry’s Banquets & Catering
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On #GivingTuesday Citizens Bank to Match Donations $1-for-$1 - Thursday, November 19, 2015

This Christmas, the Community Foundation of Morgan County and Citizens Bank are teaming up to encourage Morgan County residents to reimagine how they spread joy during the season and support families during the Christmas holiday. For the first time, Giving Tuesday, a global giving phenomenon following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, will support Morgan County families county-wide via the Morgan County Christmas Assistance Program through Churches in Mission. Citizens Bank will be offering a $1-for-$1 match for every online donation made through the #GivingTuesday campaign.*

Visit the #GivingTuesday Page on our website for more information.
*up to $2,500

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