Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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December 17, 2013

Foundation's endowments stand at 113

The goals of Franklin County Community Foundation leaders for 2014 and beyond “are to maintain the positive relationships we have with our current donors and establish new relationships with those who have a passion for this community,” reports executive director Shelly Lunsford.

At a Dec. 4 open house, she announced, “We have had another successful year. We awarded 57 scholarships to students from Franklin County and 41 grants to county organizations.”

One Lilly Endowment scholarship was presented, adding to a total of close to $2.4 million in Lilly scholarships given in the county since 1998. In 13 years, “we have now awarded 473 individual FCCF scholarships totaling more than $270,000 and 300 individual grants totaling more than $2.1 million.”

“When you add all of the grants and scholarships that we have awarded since we began, the total is close to $5.5 million that the foundation has given in Franklin County!”

FCCF officials oversee 113 funds, including five established this past year: Stanley “Bud” & Marilyn White Diabetes Assistance Endowment, Lance Cox Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Cultivating Donor Development Endowment, David Lee Verbryke Memorial Scholarship Endowment and Tim Hinderberger Memorial Scholarship Endowment.

Round two of Economic Opportunities through Education 2015 (EcO15) funding began this year. She explains, “We received our first $40,000 in 2013 and will receive another $40,000 next year” for the 10-county southeastern Indiana initiative.

This grant, which comes from Lilly Endowment, will be focused on high school dropout prevention and adult literacy in the county. The director reports, “Up to this point, we have been able to expand the county’s GED and pre-GED programs and begin an adult literacy program. We have also helped in funding the credit recovery program at Franklin County High School.”

According to her, “We have some amazing ongoing partnerships and programs. For 11 years, we have been taking eighth-grade students from all county schools on college visits as part of an early outreach program. This year, we took more than 250 to Miami University for ‘A Taste of College.’”

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