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2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists Announced - Monday, October 24, 2016

The Community Foundation of Morgan County received a record breaking number of applications this fall for the Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. From the 75 applicants, six Morgan County high school seniors have been chosen as 2017 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists. These finalists will be honored for their achievements on Thursday, November 3rd at the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Dinner held at the South Central Indiana – REMC in Martinsville.

The 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists are:

  • Mercedes DeMoss, Martinsville High School
  • Garrett Fehrman, Mooresville High School
  • Lucy Hall, Martinsville High School
  • Hunter Marsh, Monrovia High School
  • Katelin Scott, Roncalli High School
  • Hayley Taylor, Martinsville High School
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CFMC Awards $100,063 in Impact Grants - Friday, October 14, 2016
On Monday, the Community Foundation of Morgan County Board of Directors announced the awarding of $100,063 in impact grants to area non-profit organizations. In previous years approximately $30,000 was distributed through grants to support programs within Morgan County. read more ...
Philanthropy Award Honorees Announced - Friday, October 14, 2016

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Philanthropy Awards.

  • Ruth Rusie Legacy Award – Kenny Hale, Waverly Park

  • Founders Award – Polly Amy, Raymond Blunk, and James Johnson

  • Corporate Citizen of the Year – Steve Langley, Mt. Olive Manufacturing

  • Non-Profit of the Year – Morgan County Schools of Religious Education, Inc.

  • Non-Profit Board Member of the Year – Brent Worth, Artesian Little League

  • Non-Profit Staff Member of the Year – Diana Roy, United Way of Central Indiana

  • Service Club of the Year – Martinsville Noon Lions Club

  • Volunteer of the Year – David Reddick, Morgan County Bicentennial Celebration Committee

  • Youth Volunteer of the Year – Kate Plunkett and Alexa Shrake, Morgan County Relay for Life & IU Health Morgan Cancer Center

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3rd Annual Philanthropy Award Nominations Open - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce that nominations will be accepted for the 3rd Annual Philanthropy Awards Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Friday, September 30, 2016.

2016 categories include:

  • Non-Profit Staff Member of the Year
  • Non-Profit Board Member of the Year
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Youth* Volunteer of the Year
    *ages 18 and under
  • Non-Profit of the Year
  • Service Club or Sorority of the Year

Nominations may be submitted online, or via a Microsoft Word Document available on the event page, as well as at either office location.

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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Application Now Open - Monday, July 18, 2016
The timeline for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program faces significant state-wide changes this year. Instead of a winter deadline, applications will be due September 1, 2016 for Morgan County high school students graduating in 2017.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for 2017 graduates are now available online at: Informational seminars will be held on August 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the CFMC’s Martinsville Office. read more ...
8th Annual Farmers Breakfast: Don Villwock to Speak - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Morgan County farmers and business leaders are invited to enjoy a free meal, great conversation, and an engaging talk with Don Villwock, Past President of Indiana Farm Bureau, at the Eighth Annual Morgan County Farmers Breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC). The event will take place in the Morgan County Beef Cattle and Sertoma Pavilion at the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2.

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Mt. Olive Manufacturing Continues Support of Link Observatory STEM programming - Friday, June 17, 2016

This week, Mt. Olive Manufacturing continued their support of Link Observatory Space Science Institute’s STEM education programing through a $5,000 gift that will help Link Observatory continue providing Discover Space programs throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Earlier this year, Link Observatory entered into a formal NASA partnership that will ensure that advanced educational programs and technologies continue to impact the minds of Central Indiana youth and adults through middle school and high school programming, as well as monthly public presentations at the Mooresville Public Library, which are followed by shuttle service to the observatory itself for viewing of the nigh time sky, weather permitting. Click here to read the blog post.

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$50,000 Local Challenge Match - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An anonymous local business group will match all gifts made directly to the Community Foundation of Morgan County’s operating and impact grant funds $1-for-$1 up to $50,000. All donors now have the opportunity to support the Community Foundation of Morgan County with twice the impact!

Financial support of the Community Foundation of Morgan County helps sustain the non-profit work in the county – an effort that is accomplished together. Please contact Chris Oganowski to make a gift or find out more information about how your gift can be matched 100% today.

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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
  • 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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