Entries by Robin


Written By: Kayleigh Wagner Morgan County, IN – The Community Foundation of Morgan County is honored to announce the finalists for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECSP). CFMC received 56 applications this year from Morgan County students. Eight applicants have been chosen as 2020 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists. The finalists are: Andrea Cottongim, […]

Kids Struggling to Do Well in School Due to Trauma at Home

Written By: Robin Reid Remember the days in Morgan County where kids grew up in two-parent families, didn’t have a cell phone, computer or a social media account, and weren’t experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety? Talk with any teacher, counselor, or social worker in our school systems and they’ll tell you how technology, […]

Local Jobs + Local Employees = A Win-Win for Everyone

Written By: Robin Reid It’s a winning equation when you add high school graduates looking for a job with local companies needing workers because they equal a productive and prosperous future for Morgan County communities and residents. Thankfully, we have area business, community, and government leaders as well as educators investing their time and talent […]

Become a Mentor Today. Change a Life Tomorrow.

Written By: Robin Reid Children represent our future as they grow and discover their own, unique paths in life. Some of them will become doctors to help the sick, others will be teachers making a difference in a student’s life, and there will be those who take on leadership roles, such as a mayor, police officer, […]

To Grow or Not to Grow

What Kind of Future Do You Want for Morgan County? Written By: Robin Reid Did you know Morgan County’s population growth has remained stagnant at one percent since 2010? With an estimated current population of 70,000 that equates to roughly 700 new people moving into the county every year. Also, our county continues to fall […]

WANTED: Morgan County Residents Giving Back to Our Community

Written By: Robin Reid What’s not to love about Morgan County? We look forward to Friday nights at high school football games, sledding down the big hill at Jimmy Nash City Park, attending our favorite charity’s annual fundraiser, finding the best street view for the Fall Foliage Festival Parade, and watching our kids play sports, […]

Have you heard the secret? There are great paying jobs in Morgan County.

Written By: Robin Reid There are amazing, great paying, high tech jobs in Morgan County that don’t require a 4-year college degree.  Not everyone has the right image of today’s advanced manufacturing shops. There are no dirty floors or the smell of grease or dimly lit rooms or guys turning cranks. Today’s businesses are super […]

Quit It! Free Smoking & Vaping Cessation Class Available

CFMC Grants at Work: IU Health Morgan Written By: Robin Reid, Storyteller Do you have a family member or friend who smokes? Did they try to quit, but found themselves picking up a cigarette just a few days later despite your support? If so, it’s not too late for them to try again with help […]

Bradford Woods: Family Battle Buddies Helps Veterans

FAMILY BATTLE BUDDIES: Helping Veterans and Their Families Build Stronger Relationships Written By: Robin Reid, Storyteller The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) recognizes our veterans have made huge sacrifices to protect our freedom and when they return, many of them struggle to readjust to being part of a family or the workforce again. CFMC […]