The Starke County Community Foundation has launched an emergency relief fund. Any donations will be used to address community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as situations that may arise from it, according to a press release from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. All of the funds raised will be used locally.Continue reading
A traffic control flagger who was killed on the job last summer is being memorialized with a philanthropic effort. The Ben Fisher Memorial Fund was established in December by Tracey and Brian Triska, the owners of Traffic Control Specialists. The Northern Indiana Community Foundation says the fund will support causes Fisher cared about, such as caring for veterans and women who’ve experienced domestic abuse.Continue reading
Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Constellation of Starke Stellar Executive Team is receiving some assistance from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation.Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis Music Department has gotten almost $1,000 in donations. A $665 donation from the Knox Masonic Lodge and a $300 grant from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation were accepted by the school board Monday, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.Continue reading
The Knox Community Schools Culinary Arts program was the recipient of a grant worth $1,200 from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. That grant money was used to purchase six stand mixers for the students to use.Continue reading
Giving Tuesday brought in more than $90,000 to many funds within the Starke County Community Foundation. The total amount included a promise from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to match all gifts to community funds $2.00 for every $1.00 donated.
The Starke County Community Foundation has announced the winner of its 2018 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award. Barbara McLaughlin was presented with the award during last week’s Community Impact Reception.
Thanks to the hard work of local basketball and cheerleading teams Starke County cancer patients will have some financial relief.
The North Judson-San Pierre basketball team, both boys and girls, and the cheerleading team sold pink t-shirts and chances to win pink, autographed basketballs in order to raise money for the effort.
The Starke County Community Foundation is holding a holiday open house on November 28th in conjunction with Giving Tuesday.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is celebrated annually as Giving Tuesday. It follows the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is held as a way to kick off the charitable season. The initiative is meant to inspire individuals to give back locally.
Next Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. come down to the Starke County Community Foundation office facility located in the former North Judson-San Pierre middle school office suite at 950 Campbell Drive. You can enjoy some holiday treats and learn about this year’s impact. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation is honoring one of its founders. Cherry Gumz was presented with the foundation’s 2017 James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award last week.
This week, the Starke County community learned of the passing of long-time Starke Circuit Court Judge Marvin D. McLaughlin. Though he was retired at the time of his death, community members remember his years of service to the county. The 87-year-old North Judson resident was at Pulaski Memorial Hospital when he passed away on Saturday, October 7th.
Marvin McLaughlin attended Butler University and obtained his law degree from Indianapolis University. In 1957, he moved to North Judson to start a law practice. He served as Starke County Prosecutor for four years. McLaughlin went on to serve as a Starke Circuit Court Judge for nearly three decades, from 1963 until his retirement in 1992. Continue reading
This year the Starke County Community Foundation eliminated deadlines for their grant applications which allows them to accept applications and award grants all throughout the year. Nearly $23,000 of community grant money remains available to Starke County non-profits who submit grant applications to the SCCF.
So far this year, the SCCF has awarded more than $284,000, with around $12,000 going toward community grants. The foundation is looking to award the remaining $22,900 by the end of 2017. Continue reading
Incoming high school seniors in Starke County have the chance to apply for a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college or university. Applications for the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be available on August 1.
Agricultural education students at North Judson-San Pierre will be able to continue their study of mealworms, thanks to a $700 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. Teacher Emily DuVall says the project started with last year’s Natural Resources class and their weekly current events discussions. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School’s Kindergarten Countdown program got a boost recently. The Northern Indiana Community Foundation donated $6,000 to the corporation for the program. Continue reading
Nominations are now being taken for a new award honoring philanthropists and charitable organizations making an impact in Starke County. Continue reading
The Starke United Fund supports initiatives that promote financial stability and independence, programs that help children and youth succeed and projects that strengthen and support families and improve the health of our community. Each year, members with the Starke United Fund work to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying issues in our community and empowering citizens.
Starke United works in collaboration with various other agencies and members of the community. Last year thanks to generous donations, nearly $30,000 was granted to many of Starke County’s non-profit organizations. Starke United works very hard to assist as many people as possible, but they can’t do it alone. As the 2015 Starke United Fund Campaign kicks off, you are asked to join in and lend a hand. Continue reading
The local pregnancy resource center, Bella Vita, was graciously awarded a grant of $500 yesterday. Thursday afternoon representatives from the Starke County Community Foundation, Director of Development Sarah Origer and their intern Rachel Lenig as well as the Northern Indiana Community Foundation Executive Director Jay Albert presented the money to Bella Vita representatives, Center Director Sarah Dedloff and Executive Director Lorie Reading. Continue reading
Starke County individuals looking to obtain further education can apply for funding assistance through two Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarships. Continue reading