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2015 CFMC Farmers Breakfast at the Morgan County Fair

2015 CFMC Hardly Trivial


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John Phipps of U.S. Farm Report & Farm Journal to Speak Farmers Breakfast Aug 4 - Monday, July 20, 2015
Morgan County farmers and business owners are invited to enjoy a free meal, great conversation, and an engaging talk with John Phipps at the Seventh 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 4. Speaking this year will be John Phipps of the U.S. Farm Report and the Farm Journal magazine. read more ...
Mt. Olive Manufacturing Supports Link Space Science Institute STEM Program - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Mt. Olive Manufacturing owners, Steve and Lisa Langley today announced their support for the Link Space Science Institute STEM program. The Langley’s donation of $10,000 was the first donation made to help establish a fund to be administered through the Community Foundation of Morgan County. Steve Langley, a Mooresville native and President of Mt. Olive Manufacturing said, “It is our hope, that Morgan County students become more involved in science, technology, and engineering studies. We feel, this newly formed Link Observatory Space Science Institute will offer a very unique experience that may inspire the next generation of scientist and engineers." read more ...
CFMC Grant Cycle Opens August 3rd - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
On Monday, August 3, the 2015-2016 CFMC Arts & Matching Grant Program will begin accepting online applications, through Friday, August 28. The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. offers arts and matching grants. Matching grants require that the grant applicant must raise an amount at least equal to what they ask for on their application. Arts grants require no matching funds. In 2014, the CFMC distributed nearly $30,000 in grants to local, community based non-profit organizations. read more ...
Kendrick Foundation & CFMC Move Mooresville Office - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Office at 11 West Main St. will serve as the Mooresville location of the CFMC and primary office of the Kendrick Foundation.11 West Main St. in Mooresville will soon serve as the primary location for the Kendrick Foundation and the Mooresville location for the CFMC. After upgrades, networking, and furnishings have been completed in July the new office will open to the public and hours will be 9-4pm, Monday-Friday, and by appointment.

An open house will be announced in the near future so the Kendrick Foundation may welcome the community to the new office, located in downtown Mooresville at 11 West Main Street. More details will be announced once they become available.

Please contact the CFMC before heading to the Mooresville office to ensure that it will be open this month.

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CFMC Hires New Director of Gift Planning - Friday, June 12, 2015

Chris Oganowski, CFMC Director of Gift PlanningThe Community Foundation of Morgan County has announced that Chris Oganowski will be joining the staff of the CFMC as the new director of gift planning. With nearly twenty years of experience as a development professional, Oganowski is passionate about fundraising, as well as community and relationship building.

“Chris has brought significant experience in major and annual gift development to us, which will allow the CFMC to continue evolving with the county’s needs,” said Ed Kominowski, CFMC Executive Director. “Our board of directors and staff are excited to have her join us in service to the Morgan County community.”

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Congratulations 2015 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Scholars & Finalists - Friday, June 05, 2015
CFMC's Hardly Trivial a Success - Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This past Friday was the CFMC’s 2nd Annual Hardly Trivial Team Trivia Fundraiser. Participants helped to impact local grant making at the CFMC, raising $7,857 between team registrations, sponsorships, and mulligan sales. Thanks to the $1-to-$1 match courtesy of a generous Lilly Endowment matching grant, a total of $15,714 will benefit non-profit programming in Morgan County through arts and matching grants. Eleven teams participated from around the county, with the “Wild Horses” Team from the Hoosier Wild Mustang & Burro Association took the tournament by storm for a second year in a row, claiming a $500 grand prize and bragging rights. The second place team, “My Big Fact Greek Trivia Team” received $250 in prize money, and the last place team, “Brainwave Surfers” won the prestigious Unicorn of Awesomeness Award for Adventures in Mediocrity. The CFMC also threw in a copy of the board game, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.”

The CFMC would like to thank all of event sponsors, David Keister and WCBK, Carlisle-Branson Funeral Services & Crematory, and Ruth Rusie. The CFMC would also like to thank our round sponsors, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Jenna Bennett, Hilliard Lyons – Martinsville, Home Bank SB, Keller Office Supply, Midwest Information Systems & Technologies, The Mixing Bowl Restaurant & Bakery, Morgan County Business Leader, Morgan County Sertoma Club, South Central Indiana – REMC, and Terry's Catering. A big round of applause for the eleven teams who participated, the volunteers who dedicated their time and effort, and our three judges, Ruth Rusie, Cynthia Brewer and Chadwick Gillenwater. read more ...

2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Recipients & Finalists - Monday, April 06, 2015

2015 Community Foundation of Morgan County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars
Left to Right: Corey Howard, CFMC Program Officer; Dr. Michele Moore, MSD of Martinsville Superintendent; Michelle Poindexter, 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar; Jacob Mock, 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar; Dr. Nick Sears, MSD of Martinsville High School Principal.

We are proud to announce the Community Foundation of Morgan County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. Jacob Mock and Michelle Poindexter, Martinsville High School seniors, were selected from eleven finalists. Each will receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice, as well as a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment. read more ...

Lilly Endowment to Match Support of Morgan County Community Projects - Thursday, March 19, 2015
Donors to the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) can now support nearly 30 community programs and projects as part of the $1 million matching grant from the Lilly Endowment. These funds will be eligible for a $.50-for-$1 match. Existing endowments held at the CFMC will continue to receive the $0.50 match on the dollar. Examples of these funds include the Indiana Hearing Health Foundation, the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA and the Morgan County Historical Preservation Society, among many others. Gifts to the CFMC’s grant making program will be matched $1-for-$1. Last year the CFMC granted nearly $28,000, and through this matching grant program hopes to raise enough funds to increase this amount in the years to come. These grants have provided non-profit organizations that serve Morgan County residents additional support each year. read more ...
Poverty in Morgan County - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is continuing to work with local and national organizations in order to help everyone who calls Morgan County home live a life free of the effects of poverty. These efforts include the management of approximately 180 funds for local non-profits and community groups, as well as our annual impactful grant making program that has helped a number of non-profit organizations serving our community raise funds towards their ongoing services.

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Hardly Trivial Returns - Friday, February 27, 2015

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is hosting the second “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night for all ages on Friday, April 10. This fun team competition was a smashing success last year, and this year the CFMC will be bringing teams a whole new set of questions, exciting door prizes, and more. Plus, participants will be helping to impact grant making at the CFMC with a $1-to-$1 match courtesy of a generous Lilly Endowment matching grant. This event is open to people of all ages, bring the whole family!

Hardly Trivial is scheduled for Friday, April 10, at Grace Church located at 4172 East Allison Road, directly adjacent to Highway 67 in Camby. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. - Trivia starts at 6:00 p.m. Concessions will be available from the Grace Church Kidz Youth Group. read more ...

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We realize the heart of Morgan County is the residents who live in its 14 townships. Our promise to the community is to affect the everyday life of our citizens in the areas of education, health and social services, the environment, and the arts.
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