Search Endowment Funds Alphabetically

Here we have the Endowment Funds Listed in Alphabetical Order

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Academy Building

The Save the Academy Fund is a fund which is used for maintenance and upkeep of our historic landmark – which houses a museum, a one-room school, public meeting space, and our community foundation office

 

Purpose: To provide endowment funds to benefit the upkeep of the historic Academy Building. As endowed funds, the principal of the fund will remain while interest earnings may be utilized for maintenance and upkeep of the building.

History: The Academy Building, which sits on the Newby Memorial Elementary School campus has been restored and is listed on the National Historic Register. Later the building was deeded to the community and became Indiana’s only privately funded school building that was open to public education. The building now serves as a local history museum, the Academy of Hoosier Heritage, which includes a pioneer classroom setup.

Barry Schroeder Fund

The Schroeder Fund was one of the foundation’s first funds and was established to support non-budgeted programs of the Morgan County Public Library

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Becky Sonnega Fund

To provide mentoring for at-risk youth in Morgan County

Purpose: This fund exists to provide direct monetary resources towards the encouragement, assistance and inspiration of families in the greater Martinsville area to overcome physical, home and/or health-related challenges through the direct and exclusive administrative assistance of the family services coordinators within the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, Indiana.

History:  The late Becky Sonnega’s life inspired and made better the lives of her husband, children, friends, church family, and all of those to whom she extended an understanding word and a caring demeanor. Despite her courageous five (5) year battle with Stage 4 Cancer, Becky consistently placed the good and well-being of others before her own needs and concerns, even as her illness diminished both energy and strength.

Charles T. Amy Memorial Fund

Educational scholarships for students who are accepted into and attend accredited two- or four-year
public or private institutions of higher learning and are non-smokers

 

Purpose: To provide an educational scholarship for students who are accepted into and attend a credited two-or-four year public or private institutions of high education.

History:  Polly Amy, a Morgan County resident and activist, lost her husband to lung cancer and created this scholarship a way to positively impact young people to encourage them to abstain from smoking or to quit smoking. The scholarship is designed to let high school students in Morgan County pledge to be non-smokers through high school. Give them a colored wristband to denote their pledge. Create a non-smoking as a status symbol for high school student in Morgan County. The pledge will allow them to be included in a name pool eligible for scholarships for graduating seniors who are continuing their education. The scholarship ship is known as the “Parents Against Youth Smoking” or PAYS scholarship because it actually pays to no smoke!

Clara Kirk Education Endowment Fund

To provide support as directed by the donors and successor for education opportunities, programs, or activities in Morgan Co that fulfill charitable or other exempt purposes

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Community Foundation of Morgan County Building Fund 

To provide support for the purchase of a building to be renovated to become a permanent home for the Community Foundation of Morgan County

Purpose: To provide support to the Community Service Center of Morgan County.

History: The Center was established to address the needs of the homeless in Morgan County with emphasis on self-sufficiency for families, permanent housing choices, and collaboration to upgrade and sustain employment. The Center serves as a focal point for services, referrals, emergency shelter, transitional housing food, clothing, child care resources, life skills training and classes, counseling as well as follow up advocacy and resources for former residents.

Desert Rose Operating Endowment Fund

Providing safe and secure transitional shelter for battered women and their children

Purpose: An operating endowment fund for Desert Rose, a non-profit organization providing safe and secure transitional shelter for battered women and their children.

History: The Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2001, becoming an official 501(c)(3) not-for-profit later that year.

The foundation was formed as a result of a college survey conducted for a Sociology class in 1998. Fifty surveys were distributed in Martinsville, Indiana pertaining to the need for a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Morgan County. 76% of those surveyed indicated they had been victims of domestic violence and approximately 1/3 of those surveyed admitted to having spent time away from home due to domestic or family violence. The issue of having to leave Morgan County to seek safety is the main complaint of those who participated in the survey.

Devin Wade Deaton Memorial Fund

Scholarship based on financial need for a Mooresville High School student wishing to continue their education at a college
or vocational school or provide financial need to an enrolled Ben Davis HS Building Trades Program

Purpose: For a student with demonstrated financial need wishing to continue their education at a college or vocational school, or for a student currently enrolled in the Ben Davis HS Building Trades Program. The award may also be made to the winner of the State VICA award.

History: This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Devin Wade Deaton, known affectionately by his friends as “Big D.,” who passed away in 2004. Devin was a member of the Mooresville High School class of 2004 and attended Area 31 Vocational Training at Ben Davis High School. He was a member of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America and had an exceptional talent for masonry, winning many VICA awards. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors, and he was a member of the Forbidden Fantasy Car Club.

Dorothy Asher Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarships for the education of elementary school teachers for residents of Morgan County

Purpose: For students pursuing higher education to become an elementary school teacher.

History: Dorothy Newburn was born in 1917 in Morgan County, graduated from Martinsville High School in 1935, and went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Butler University in 1940. In 1943 she married Chester Orville “Bud” Asher, who was a farmer. She was an elementary school teacher for 38 years in Morgan County and loved teaching. She helped raise and influence over 800 children before retiring in 1976. Dorothy was a loyal and generous member of her church and was also instrumental in backing the Wellspring Community Service Center in Martinsville

Edwards Fund for Historic Preservation

CFMC is the administrator of this trust, thus the necessity to record the trust assets on its books.  The trustee is Hilliard Lyons.  HL takes care of all investments and payments to beneficiaries

Purpose: The Edwards have long held a passion for the historic preservation of Morgan County. Consequently, the distributions from this endowment fund, held in trust through Hilliard Lyons, will be used for continued historic preservation throughout Morgan County

Emily Carolyn Mills Endowment Fund

Enhancement and maintenance of the Community Room

Fred C. Tullis & Edith N. Tullis Humane Society Fund

EDWARD JONES- Provide support to the Morgan County Humane Society, Inc. by distribution of the income from the fund.  The principal shall be prudently invested and reinvested

 

Purpose: To provide support to the Morgan County Humane Society, Inc.

History: The Morgan County Humane Society is a non for profit organization that promotes the humane treatment of all animals. We operate an animal shelter, provide animal control and spay and neuter programs for the residents of Morgan County.

Gary & Ruth Oakes Community Support Fund

To provide financial support to charitable community projects and local charities as suggested by and approved by the Board of Directors. To assist the efforts of those families seeking shelter and housing assistance

Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County Endowment Fund

Operating Endowment Fund to assist Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County with ongoing services provided through its facilities and dedicated staff and volunteers

Purpose: Operating Endowment Fund to assist Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County with ongoing services provided through its facilities and dedicated staff and volunteers.

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Haven Endowment Fund for Prevention

To provide support to the Haven Agency

Purpose: To provide support to the Agency for its educational, and charitable work operating a youth center for Middle School and High School students in Martinsville, Indiana.

History: The Haven was started in 1998 to serve the youth of Martinsville, IN.  It provides a safe place to hang out with friends, play games, eat, study, learn new skills, and do community service projects.  The Haven promotes eight developmental assets for youth: Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies and Positive Identity

Impact Grant Making  Fund

 The CommonWealth Endowment is the permanent fund where donors like you can pool their charitable resources for the betterment of our Morgan County community. Our CommonWealth Endowment is invested to grow charitable resources for meeting tomorrow’s needs

Indiana Hearing Health Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

Area Sertomans have banded together to establish the Indiana Hearing Health Foundation, Inc. in or near Martinsville, Indiana to serve the hearing health issues and educational needs of the public on the issues surrounding hearing health.

Indiana Hearing Health Foundation was established as a non-profit in February 2013 by a group of Sertomans and area citizens who recognized a large population in our communities were in need of accessible and affordable hearing health services and support and were not being served.

Our vision is to be a center of excellence for hearing health resources for ALL! We believe no one should be turned away due to financial or logistical limitations. We passionately feel it is quite an important medical issue that impacts the quality of life of not only the individual with needs but our communities as a whole.

Through the development of sponsor based and for-fee-services, we are building sustainable funding for the resources necessary to provide services and supports.

Manley Family Endowment Fund

The primary purpose shall be to provide support for the general funds of 1) Martinsville Weekday Religious Education Program, 2) Morgan Co. Habitat for Humanity, 3) Morgan Co. Well Child Clinic and 4)James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Foundation

Purpose: To provide support for the general funds of various community organizations. These organizations include the Martinsville Weekday Religious Education program, Habitat for Humanity, Morgan County Chapter, Morgan County Well Child Clinic, and the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Mary A.”Sal” Hench Wildwood Dam Conservancy District Fund

To help with the Wildwood Dam Conservancy District project in Morgan County, IN

Wildwood Dam Conservancy District is located in Camby, Indiana. This organization primarily operates in the Social Services, nec business/industry within the Social Services sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 8 years. Wildwood Dam Conservancy District is estimated to generate $60,201 in annual revenues and employs approximately 1 people at this single location

 

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Meaghan Buis Fund for Eminence

Specifically to occasionally provide resources for individuals or needy families in and around the Eminence School Corporation in its work

Purpose: To provide resources for individuals or needy families in and around the Eminence area, and also on occasion to assist the Eminence School Corporation and its work.

Morgan County Historic Preservation Society Fund

 To provide support for projects in Morgan Co

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Mt. Olive Manufacturing – Mooresville High School Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Fund

 Improve the Mooresville community and area school program by investing resources available for students, especially those interested in acquiring skills that will advance their careers in various trades and areas of technology

Myra Hochstetler Fund Myra M. Hochstettler Endowment  Fund

Provide support to the Jimmy Nash Park Board, for the building of shelter houses and their maintenance, but in no event are any of the earnings of the fund to be used for any athletic purpose such as a swimming pool, basketball or tennis courts or baseball

Purpose: To provide support to the Jimmy Nash Park Board, located in Martinsville, Indiana for the building of shelter houses and their maintenance and their maintenance.

History: Mrs. Hochstetler was a long-time resident of Martinsville who enjoyed the park and it was her desire to provide funding to assure the shelter houses would be maintained and new shelters built as needed.

Newburn-Asher Scholarship Fund

Provide scholarships for education of healthcare professionals for residents of Morgan County

Purpose: For students pursuing higher education in a health care field.

History: Dorothy Newburn was born in 1917 in Morgan County, graduated from Martinsville High School in 1935, and went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Butler University in 1940. In 1943 she married Chester Orville “Bud” Asher, who was a farmer. She was an elementary school teacher for 38 years in Morgan County.

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Newby Gym Endowment Fund

The Save Newby Gym Fund is used to restore and maintain our historic landmark – built in 1921 as the Mooresville High School Gym and still used year-round for basketball players of all ages

 

Purpose: To provide endowment funds to benefit the upkeep of the historic Newby Gym. As endowed funds, the principal of the fund will remain while interest earnings may be utilized for maintenance and upkeep of the building.

History: On the Newby campus is the original Mooresville High School Gymnasium Building (sometimes called the “Newby Dome”). The gymnasium was built in the early 1920s with help from Mooresville residents who each contributed $100 to help build the facility.

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Operating Endowment Fund

Your gift will help sustain the important work of the foundation as we endeavor to establish an endowment to address needs in our community and build a better community for Morgan County

Orville & Dorothy Asher Endowment for the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA

Provide support for the use and benefit of the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA in Martinsville, IN

History: Dorothy Newburn was born in 1917 in Morgan County, graduated from Martinsville High School in 1935, and went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Butler University in 1940. In 1943 she married Chester Orville “Bud” Asher, who was a farmer. She was an elementary school teacher for 38 years in Morgan County and loved teaching. She helped raise and influence over 800 children before retiring in 1976. Dorothy was a loyal and generous member of her church and was also instrumental in backing the Wellspring Community Service Center in Martinsville

Pass It On Scholarship

 All assets are available to allow one or more $1,800 awards per year during lifetime of the Donor, Michael Skaggs, and shall evolve into a fully-funded Endowment Fund when a gift or bequest brings the fund over the endowment minimum

Phillip and Carol McAteer Education Fund in Memory of Charles and Vivian Kennedy of Charleston, West Virginia

To verify the eligibility of, encourage and underwrite individual students’ fees (and when needed, travel expenses) associated directly with completion of the General Educational Development (GED) examination or its equivalent for residents of Morgan County

Purpose: Donors Phillip and Carol McAteer have sustained and shared their personal conviction that educational opportunity and attainment are critically important, and in most instances mandatory, keys to self-esteem, career opportunity and personal advancement as both individuals and citizens.

The McAteers believe that not only does education pave the path to personal, career and family stability and success for those of all ages and circumstances, but also that no one should be denied the opportunity to earn the equivalency of his or her high school diploma because of an inability to pay the fees associated with the exam.

Funding will be provided to organizations that assist residents of Morgan County, Indiana, regardless of age, with earning their high school diploma or the completion of the High School Equivalency Assessment (HSEA), or its equivalent.

Rainy Day Operating Endowment

As Directed by the Executive Director and Finance Committee

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Robert D Blue Jr. Endowment Fund for Career Guidance and Education

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide support for skilled trade/vocational career guidance, education and internship programming in the school district of Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana

Ross Truax Fund for Weekday Religious Education of Morgan County

Fund established from gift annuity proceeds to support Weekday Religious School

 

Purpose: To provide financial support to Morgan County Weekday Religious Education program.

History: The Ross Truax Fund for Weekday Religious Education of Morgan County was established in 2004 to recognize the importance of Christian Education in the lives of young children. Mr. Ross Truax wanted to glorify God and create an enduring legacy for the Christian education of the young people of Morgan County. He also wanted to t honor the good work of the teachers and the board of the Weekday Religious Education program of Morgan County.

Stephanie’s Fund for the Boys and Girls Club of Morgan County Operating Endowment

The Boys and Girls Club  of Morgan County operates a club in Mooresville, IN and intends to grow to serve the youth of other communities in Morgan County to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens

Stephen & Susan Leonard Community Fund

Provide financial support to community-based organizations & other charitable activities

Stephen and Susan Leonard Donor Advised Fund

The annual distribution amount from the Stephen and Susan Leanard Fund #303 will be placed into to grant with the mission and vision of CFMC

Steve Carrell Endowment for the Arts

 

 

Purpose: To provide support for the ongoing enrichment and viability of the arts in Morgan County, with a preference for the visual arts. Support shall include: grants for art awards at local festivals, grants for the development of the arts curriculum and arts enrichment activities in Morgan County schools, scholarship support for students wishing to pursue academic studies in the field of the arts, fellowship support for art students traveling to study great works of arts, grants and underwriting for lectures, visiting artists, artists-in-residence for the benefit of Morgan County student and residents, grants for arts festivals, and other worthwhile endeavors that serve to enrich the arts in Morgan County.

History: Stephen Eugene Carrell was born on February 9, 1944, in Martinsville, Indiana and was raised in Morgan County, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 1962. Steve studied art from an early age first under the tutelage Antonius Raemaekers and then went on to study art at the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis from 1962-1964 and further at Indiana State University from 1964-1965. Steve served as a free-lance artist throughput his adult life and did many commissioned works of art. As well as many gifts of art, for friends, family and organizations throughout Morgan County and central Indiana. Steve will always be remembered by his loving family and friends for his generosity toward others and his joy for life, and the way in which his art seemed to become an outlet of expression for that generosity and joy

The Claire Cook and Helen York Cook Endowment Fund for the Mooresville Public Library

 

Purpose: To provide a permanent source of funding and support for the Mooresville Public Library Children’s Section and Division.

History: Helen Kathleen York Cook was born in 1899 in Mooresville Indiana. She was educated in Mooresville where she graduated in 1917. She then attended and graduated from DePauw and Columbia Universities. In 1927 Helen married Claire Grant Cook. They were both active in the Methodist Church and Nature Club. Helen was involved in Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Tri Kappa, and Likely Literacy Club. Claire was a 33rd-degree Mason and a partner in the Hadley, Cook & Quillen Insurance Agency for 70 years. Helen was an avid painter her entire life and donated numerous painting to the Mooresville library. Helen painted a bright future for the Mooresville Public Library. She loved the library and the fine art and donated 1.6 million dollars to establish an endowed fund of revenue for the library.

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The Haven Youth Center Endowment Fund

Purpose: To provide support to the Agency for its educational, and charitable work operating a youth center for Middle School and High School students in Martinsville, Indiana.

History: The Haven was started in 1998 to serve the youth of Martinsville, IN.  It provides a safe place to hang out with friends, play games, eat, study, learn new skills, and do community service projects.  The Haven promotes eight developmental assets for youth: Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies and Positive Identity.

Weekday Religious Education Endowment Fund

Purpose: To provide financial support to Morgan County Weekday Religious Education program.

History: The Ross Truax Fund for Weekday Religious Education of Morgan County was established in 2004 to recognize the importance of Christian Education in the lives of young children. Mr. Ross Truax wanted to glorify God and create an enduring legacy for the Christian education of the young people of Morgan County. He also wanted to t honor the good work of the teachers and the board of the Weekday Religious Education program of Morgan County

YMCA Endowment Fund

 

Purpose: To provide financial support in perpetuity for the Barbara B. Jordan Y.M.C.A. organization and its charitable endeavors.

History: The Barbara B. Jordan Y.M.C.A. celebrated its 50th anniversary at a community dinner in May 2012, at which time those in attendance were challenged to help start a new endowment fund for growth and operation of the organization and those in attendance pledged over $5,000.

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