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Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Announced - Tuesday, April 05, 2016

2016 Morgan County Lilly Endowment Community ScholarsTwo 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
  • Midwest Information Systems and Technology (MIST)
  • Morgan County Farmers’ Market
  • South Central Indiana - REMC
  • Terry’s Banquets & Catering

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Hardly Trivial Returns for a 3rd Year - Monday, February 29, 2016
The Community Foundation of Morgan County is hosting the third “Hardly Trivial” Trivia Night on Friday, April 8. This fun filled team competition has been a phenomenal success the past two years, with 11 teams testing their trivia knowledge last year. Hardly Trivial will be at Grace Church located at 4172 East Allison Road, directly adjacent to Highway 67 in Camby. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - Trivia starts at 6:00 p.m. Concessions will be available from the Grace Church Kidz Youth Group. Come prepared for soft pretzels, nachos, hot dogs and more, because all concession purchases will help the Grace Church Kidz attend church camp this summer. read more ...
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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CFMC, Kendrick Foundation and Charitable Allies Collaborting in New Space - Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Kendrick Foundation, and Charitable Allies, have entered into a long-term space sharing arrangement at the newly opened space at 11 West Main Street in downtown Mooresville. Moving to Mooresville from Northwest Indianapolis, Charitable Allies is now available to partner with the CFMC and Kendrick Foundation in assisting local non-profits with their ongoing operational and administrative needs. read more ...
CFMC Awards $25,981.62 in Grants - Friday, October 16, 2015
On Monday, the CFMC Board of Directors announced the awarding of $25,981.62 in grants to area non-profit organizations.

A total of $13,991.62 in Arts Grants and $10,490 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 Servants at Work (SAWs) for construction of wheelchair ramps in Morgan County. This is the second grant SAWs has received for this purpose from the CFMC. read more ...
CFMC Philanthropy Award Honorees Announced - Friday, October 16, 2015

The Community Foundation of Morgan County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Philanthropy Awards dedicated to those who do good in Morgan County. These awards will be presented at the 2015 Philanthropy Dinner on November 05, 2015 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 at this link.

  • Legacy Award – Ruth Rusie
  • Founders Award – Judge James Harris
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year Shinichi Iizuka-San
  • Non-Profit of the Year – Mooresville Senior Citizens Center
  • Volunteer of the Year – Neal McNalley
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year – Lucy Hall
  • Non-Profit Staff Member of the Year – Matthew Fortner
  • Non-Profit Board Member of the Year – Charles “Bud” Swisher
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2015 News Archive  
2014 News Archive  
Smithville Grants $15,000 to the CFMC & the Lilly Endowment Matches - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Mt. Olive New Fund Leads the Way - Monday, December 15, 2014
Scholarship Season Begins November 24th - Thursday, November 20, 2014
PAYS Scholarships Encourages Eminence High School Freshmen to Live Tobacco Free - Friday, October 31, 2014
CFMC to Recognize Those Who Do Good in Morgan County - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CFMC Awards $27,934 in Grants To Area Non-Profits - Thursday, October 23, 2014
CFMC Names New Executive Director - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
CFMC to Host Philanthropy Dinner Nov. 6 - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
2nd Annual Ride to Cure Pediatric Cancer Honors Brianna McQueen - Monday, August 18, 2014
2014 CFMC Grant Cycle Open August 1 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ron Taylor Memorial Ride Raises $5,000 - Monday, June 16, 2014
Tom Zoss to Retire this Fall: Search Opening - Saturday, June 07, 2014
CFMC Non-Traditional Scholarship Deadline Approaching - Monday, April 28, 2014
CFMC Announces 2014 Lilly Scholars - Monday, March 31, 2014
Hardly Trivial: Successful New CFMC Fundraiser - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Celebrating Community Foundations - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New CFMC Signature Fundraiser - Tuesday, February 04, 2014
CFMC Adds New Scholarships for Mooresville and Monrovia High School Students - Friday, January 17, 2014
Smithville Charitable Foundation Funds Grain Bin Entrapment Project - Friday, January 03, 2014
2013 News Archive  
Mt. Olive Manufacturing Donates $30,000 to Support Technical Education in Morgan County - Thursday, November 21, 2013
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
2012 News Archive  
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 Grants Cycle Now Open, Applications Due September 7
- Wednesday, August 01, 2012
CFMC Awards Record-Breaking $108,040 in Scholarships
- 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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