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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, with 15 teams testing their trivia knowledge to win prizes and bragging rights. 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 families, friends, office mates, schools, churches, or anyone interested in having fun and supporting their Community Foundation.

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.

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Smithville Grants $15,000 to the CFMC - Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Smithville Charitable Foundation has granted the Community Foundation of Morgan County $15,000. Since 2009, Smithville has granted the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) funds towards its operating endowment, as well as funds to help rural Morgan County communities. This year that gift will go further, as the Lilly Endowment announced GIFT Phase VI in July, which is an effort to promote sustainable and effective community foundations in Indiana. Through this initiative, the Lilly Endowment will make matching grants available to Indiana Community Foundations, with the amount based upon the county’s population. Morgan County is one of seventeen counties eligible for $1,000,000 in matching grant dollars to grow funds for strategic grant making across our community. This gift from the Lilly Endowment allows grants like those from the Smithville Charitable Foundation to grow, increasing the reach of the original grant, and in turn, allowing the CFMC to better serve the Morgan County community.  read more ...
CFMC Adds Two New Funds - Thursday, November 20, 2014

This fall the CFMC welcomed two new organizations to their list of funds. Ready Set Quit Tobacco (RSQT) is a coalition of community organizations and businesses that promote a better quality of life for Morgan County citizens by reducing tobacco use through education and outreach. Vets 4 Vets is dedicated to providing injured veterans the opportunity to return to an active lifestyle through the assistance of adaptive equipment for outdoor sports. read more ...

CFMC News Release: Scholarship Season Begins November 24th - Monday, November 10, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 scholarship season will open on November 24, 2014 for the Community Foundation of Morgan County Scholarship, Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, and the Kendrick Foundation Scholarship Programs. Morgan County high school seniors and residents looking to further their education may find financial assistance through the CFMC, which will help distribute up to $1,000,000 in scholarships this year.  read more ...
PAYS Scholarships Encourages Eminence High School Freshmen to Live Tobacco Free - Friday, October 31, 2014
On Monday, Polly Amy, a Morgan County resident and activist, along with Jennifer Walker of Ready Set Quit Tobacco and Sharon Chastain of the Morgan County Health Department, spoke to the 2014 Eminence High School freshman class on the dangers of tobacco use, encouraging them to quit using tobacco if they had already started. read more ...
CFMC to Recognize Those Who Do Good in Morgan County - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Philanthropic Awards dedicated to those who do good in Morgan County. These awards will be presented at the 2014 Philanthropy Dinner on November 06, 2014 6:00 p.m. at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana in Martinsville. Please join us in recognizing these people who have dedicated their lives to serving Morgan County. Tickets are $35 each, or $185 for a table of six, and can be purchased at either CFMC office or online  read more ...
CFMC Awards $27,934 in Grants To Area Non-Profits - Thursday, October 23, 2014

On October 13, the CFMC Board of Directors announced the awarding of $27,934 in grants to area non-profit organizations. A total of $9,229 in Arts Grants and $17,205 in Matching Grants was awarded. Matching Grants require that the organization raise an amount at least equal to what they ask for on their application. Arts grants require no matching funds. An additional special grant of $1,500 was awarded to SAWs, Servants at Work, for construction of wheelchair ramps in Morgan County.

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CFMC Names New Executive Director - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Ed Kominowski, CFMC Executive DirectorThe Community Foundation of Morgan County has announced that Edward Kominowski will succeed retiring Tom Zoss as its new executive director. Zoss will retire after the Oct. 13 board meeting. The CFMC also does the administration work for the Kendrick Foundation, a private foundation based in Mooresville that funds healthcare grants and scholarships.

With more than twenty years of executive management, non-profit and fundraising experience, Kominowski is passionate about philanthropy and community building. After nearly 10 years at the I.U. Foundation, he spent the past decade working as a Director of Development holding leadership positions with three state universities in Florida, and most recently at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Ft. Myers, Fla.

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CFMC to Host Philanthropy Dinner Nov. 6 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The Community Foundation of Morgan County will be hosting a philanthropy dinner in honor of the people who help make Morgan County a great place to live. On Thursday, November 6, the CFMC will host a dinner at 6 p.m. at the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville.

The Community Foundation is inviting individuals from Morgan County to nominate individuals and organizations they feel have made a difference to the community. Individuals who serve as non-profit staff and board members will be honored, as well as youth and adult volunteers. A Community Organization, Non-Profit and Corporate Organization will also be honored for their service to the residents of Morgan County. An individual may submit one entry per category, per ballot from September 1st through October 1st, 2014. The CFMC Board of Directors will select the winner of each category based on submissions received. Ballots may be downloaded from the CFMC website, or picked up in person at either CFMC office in Martinsville or Mooresville.

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2nd Annual Ride to Cure Pediatric Cancer Honors Brianna McQueen - Monday, August 18, 2014
On Saturday, September 6th the 2nd Annual Ride to Cure Pediatric Cancer will once again honor the memory of Brianna McQueen who passed away on March 21st, 2012 at the age of nine years old. Registration for the ride takes place between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. at the VFW Post #1257 in Martinsville. All bikes are welcome, and the cost is $15 per person, or $25 per couple, with all proceeds benefitting the LovingBri Fund at the Community Foundation of Morgan County. The 2013 ride raised nearly $3,000, supporting research into pediatric brain cancers through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  read more ...
Connie Neininger, Department of Agriculture to Speak at this Year's Farmers Breakfast - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Morgan County farmers and business owners are invited to enjoy a free meal and “food for thought” at the Sixth Annual Morgan County Farmers Breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation of Morgan County on Tuesday, July 29. The event will take place in the Morgan County Beef and Sertoma Building at the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. Speaking this year will be Connie Neininger, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director of Economic Development & Trade.

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2014 CFMC Grant Cycle Open August 1 - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Community Foundation of Morgan County Matching and Arts Grant application period for 2014 will begin on Friday, August 1, with applications due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 5. read more ...

Tom Zoss to Retire this Fall: Search Opening - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tom Zoss, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Morgan County, has announced his retirement this fall. A search for his replacement will begin soon to locate the next person to head the office that does the work of the Community Foundation and also the Kendrick Foundation here in Morgan County.

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The position description can be found on our
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Ron Taylor Memorial Ride Raises $5,000 - Monday, June 16, 2014
A check for $5,000 from the Ron Taylor Memorial Ride was donated to the Martinsville Youth Center this week. In a small ceremony held at the Community Foundation of Morgan County Jeff Buskirk, who organized the memorial ride, presented the check to representatives from the Martinsville Youth Center. Also in attendance was Kathy Taylor, Ron’s widow.  read more ...
CFMC Non-Traditional Scholarship Deadline Approaching - Monday, April 28, 2014
Morgan County residents looking to further their education may find financial assistance through the Community Foundation of Morgan County, which will help distribute three renewable scholarships for non-traditional students. read more ...
CFMC Announces 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Recipients & Finalists
- Monday, March 31, 2014
Two Morgan County students have been named this year’s Community Foundation of Morgan County 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. These scholarships are the largest awarded each year by the foundation. Jessica N. McDaniel and Ryan W. Crafts 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. read more ...
Hardly Trivial: Successful New CFMC Fundraiser
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This past Friday night, March 14, 2014, the Community Foundation of Morgan County successfully hosted its inaugural “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night. Fifteen energized teams came together for this team competition fundraiser that tested their trivia knowledge. The Hoosier Wild Mustang & Burro Association’s team “Wild Horses” won first place, followed closely by the team “Williams for Superior Court,” which took second place by only one point in the final rounds.  read more ...
Celebrating Community Foundations
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A resolution honoring Indiana’s community foundations and the field’s centennial anniversary was adopted this week by the Indiana Senate. “On the field’s 100th anniversary, we want to celebrate all the good work being done by community foundations throughout America and especially right here in Indiana,” said Senator Randy Head (R) from Logansport, who offered the resolution. “In communities throughout the state, the generosity of countless donors and partner organizations continues to make life better for all of us.” read more ...
New CFMC Signature Fundraiser
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The Community Foundation of Morgan County is hosting its inaugural “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night for all ages. This fundraiser will be a team competition where contestants will test their trivia knowledge to win prizes and bragging rights, while helping support the operating fund at the CFMC. This event is open to families, friends, office mates, schools, churches, or anyone interested in having fun and supporting the CFMC.

Teams of 4 to 10 people are $100 before February 28th, and registration forms can be found on the CFMC website.
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CFMC Adds New Scholarships for Mooresville and Monrovia High School Students
- Friday, January 17, 2014
Two new scholarships have been added to the list of scholarships offered through the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) this week: The Kaitlyn Fulkerson Memorial Scholarship was established to commemorate and celebrate the life of Kaitlyn Fulkerson who would have graduated with the Mooresville High School class of 2014. The Monrovia New Horizons Scholarship provides scholarships to one or more graduating seniors from Monrovia High School who have been accepted into an accredited 2 or 4 year public or private institution.
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Smithville Charitable Foundation Funds Grain Bin Entrapment Project
- Friday, January 03, 2014
Morgan County is seeking to ensure the safety of its farming community by working with local leaders: Tom Zoss of the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Chris Parker of the Morgan County Cooperative Extension Office, and Steve Brock of the Morgan County Emergency Medical Service. The organizations that these individuals represent are helping to prepare Morgan County to respond quickly to farm grain bin entrapment by properly utilizing three life-saving devices from Grain Systems, Inc. known as “GSI RES-Q-Tubes.”
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Mt. Olive Manufacturing Donates $30,000 to Support Technical Education in Morgan County
- Thursday, November 21, 2013

Business owners Steve and Lisa Langley today announced a new fund at the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC), Mt. Olive Manufacturing in Mooresville will donate $20,000 to establish a fund to be administered to benefit the Mooresville High School’s growing technical education programs. Additionally, the Langleys have initiated a $10,000 fund to provide four $2,500 scholarship awards in 2014 for one male and one female recipient at both Mooresville and Martinsville High Schools. read more ...

News Archives  
CFMC Scholarship Season Begins with New Online Application System
- Wednesday, November 06, 2013
CFMC Awards $28,872 in Grants
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
CFMC Awards Record-Breaking $122,355 in Scholarships
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Mooresville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Added - Thursday, May 02, 2013
CFMC Adds New Scholarships for Martinsville High School Students Applications Due May 31 - Monday, April 29, 2013
CFMC Announces 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Recipients & Finalists - Friday, March 29, 2013
New Endowment Match Announced
- Monday, December 17, 2012
2012-13 Scholarship Season Opens - Thursday, November 15, 2012
Third Annual Eric Pierce Memorial Softball Tournament August 18
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Centerton & Robb Hill/Beech Grove Sirens to be Installed
- Thursday, August 02, 2012
CFMC Awards Record-Breaking $108,040 in Scholarships
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
CFMC Grants Cycle Now Open, Applications Due September 7
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Quality of Life Assists Cancer Patients Through Fund at CFMC
- Monday, July 30, 2012
CFMC Hosts Farmers Breakfast & Sponsors Senior Day at Morgan County Fair
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
CFMC Reactivates Nonprofit Alliance, Adds Staff & Services
- Thursday, June 07, 2012
Ben Elo Memorial Soccer Camp Funds Local Scholarships
- Tuesday, June 05, 2012
CFMC's Morgan County Antique Appraisal Fair Returns April 14
- Monday, April 02, 2012
Announcing Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalists & Recipients
- Friday, March 30, 2012
Now Available - New Cookbook Benefits Scholarship
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  A new cookbook - "Never Too Late for Another Cookbook" - features over 200 recipes from Morgan County residents. The cookbook is now available at both offices of the CFMC and at local businesses for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the "Never Too Late" Scholarship for adults 30 and over returning to school. The cookbook was created by Polly Amy and friends and features recipes from scholarship recipients, the former Hummingbird Heaven restaurant, and local residents.
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