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Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Mike & Raquel Stultz Community Fund. Mike and Raquel Stultz have been faithful ambassadors for the Covington community for nearly 35 years, volunteering in numerous organizations and serving in a wide-variety of capacities. The Stultz’s, through the Community Foundation, are “giving-back” to the Covington community as a result of the positive experiences they and their children have had in the community.
Having grown up in Covington, Mike and Raquel Stultz are grateful for the opportunity to “give back” to the Covington community by supporting a variety of projects that have the potential to make an impact for many residents within the Covington community.
Raquel (Hunt) Stultz is a graduate of Covington High School and has worked 41 years with the Fountain Trust Company. She has been involved in numerous community organizations over the years including, Coffeenians, Tri-Kappa, Covington Community Foundation, Covington 5K and countless others. Mike, grew up in Covington and moved to Oakwood during middle school and graduated from Oakwood High School. He then earned an Associates of Business from Danville Junior College, followed by a Bachelor of Business degree from Murray State University. Mike has worked for Steel Grip for 30 years. He too, has been involved in a variety of organizations including Apple Fest, Covington 5K and others. Mike and Raquel are active members of the Covington United Methodist Church.
The Stultz’s recently established the Mike & Raquel Stultz Community Fund at the Community Foundation. The charitable donations Mike, Raquel and others make to the fund will be invested and the earnings will be used to support a wide-variety of community projects, including, but not limited to: education, health & wellness, economic improvement, community leadership development, park & recreation ventures, child & youth activities, senior citizen endeavors, school-based initiatives, visitors & tourism promotion, and others.
In particular, the Mike & Raquel Stultz Community Fund will assist in start-up costs for new programs, one-time projects or needs and capital needs beyond a not-for-profit organizations capabilities.
Mike and Raquel are also the proud parents of two adult children, Nicole and Logan Stultz. Both are graduates of Covington High School and Purdue University and are following in their parents footsteps by being active volunteers in their community.
Attica Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Art & Ariel Clawson Unrestricted Fund. The Bible tells us in Romans 13:7 that we should “give honor to whom honor is due.” The children and families of the late Art and Ariel Clawson have taken the scripture to heart and have established the Art & Ariel Clawson Unrestricted Fund in honor of their parents.
As long-time community servants, Art and Ariel instilled in their children the importance of “giving-back” to others. Specifically, Art and Ariel enjoyed giving to the Attica community through their service to their church, volunteering for local non-profit organizations, missionary work in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and molding and shaping the lives of their five daughters; Sarah, Susie, Martha, Mary, and Jennifer.
As a result of their own positive childhood experiences in the Attica community and through their education and extra-curricular activities in the Attica School Corporation the families believed this would be an appropriate tribute to their parents.
Art (June 19, 1924) and Ariel Ann McMurtrie (December 17, 1924) were born and raised in Attica. They were graduates of Attica High School and were married on April 28, 1946 in Attica.
Art worked in the machine shop for 40 years at Radio Materials Corp. He also worked as a machinist for TruFlex for 10 years. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U, S. Navy. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Attica. He also served on the Fountain-Warren County Habitat for Humanity Board. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 3318 of Attica. Art died on July 3, 1998.
Ariel was a graduate of Purdue University and had a degree as an architectural draftsman. She was a seamstress and housewife. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Attica and served in various roles including Women’s Prayer and Share Group and the Thrift Shop. She also found time for Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Monday Club, and the Girl Scouts. Ariel passed away on July 21, 1991.
The Clawson family has established the Art & Ariel Clawson Unrestricted Fund at the Community Foundation. The charitable donations made to the fund will be invested and the earnings will be used to support a wide-variety of community projects, including, but not limited to: education, health & wellness, economic improvement, community leadership development, park & recreation ventures, child & youth activities, senior citizen endeavors, school-based initiatives, visitors & tourism promotion, and others.
In particular, the Art & Ariel Clawson Fund will assist in start-up costs for new programs, one-time projects or needs and capital needs beyond a not-for-profit organization’s capabilities. The Clawson family is establishing this fund as a means to give back to the Attica community, in honor of their parents, by supporting a variety of activities that have the potential to make an impact for as many Attica residents as possible.
Community Foundation Receives $500,000 Matching Grant! Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $500,000 grant opportunity through its partnership with the Lilly Endowment, Inc. (LEI)
From now through March 31, 2016, Lilly Endowment will match up to a cap of $500,000 for Fountain County, through its three affiliates of the Attica, Covington and Southeast Fountain Community Foundations.
According to Dale White, executive director of the community foundation, “there are two components to this tremendous opportunity. First, Lilly will match $1 for $1 all unrestricted endowment gifts. Unrestricted endowments provide the funding for the majority of our grant making throughout the county. We often refer to this as the community grant-making fund. The grants from unrestricted funds allow the community foundation to support youth activities, food pantries, senior citizen groups, school-based initiatives, park and recreation activities, and more.”
“For instance,” White says, “if someone makes a gift to an unrestricted endowment fund or establishes an unrestricted fund, Lilly Endowment will match their gift $1 for $1. Now a person or family can create an unrestricted endowment fund for only $500 as Lilly will add the other $500!”
White goes on to state, “the second component of this opportunity is that donations to restricted endowment funds will be matched 50 cents for every $1 donated. Restricted endowment funds include scholarship funds, park funds, education funds, library funds, historic preservation funds, etc. A person who donates $500 to one of these funds will have it matched by $250 by Lilly.”
For individuals looking for a way to give back to their community, this $1 for $1 and/or $1 for $2 matching gift program provides the perfect opportunity. Imagine a 100% or 50% return on their donation – doubling the impact of their gift and they can benefit their community forever by making a gift to a new or existing endowment fund.
It has been nearly a quarter of a century since Lilly Endowment launched its initiative to encourage the establishment and strengthening of community foundations as vehicles to improve the quality of life in Indiana communities. During this same period the Western Indiana Community Foundation has grown from a $100,000 anonymous donation to nearly $14 million in assets, and distributes nearly $600,000 a year in community grants and scholarship awards. These results would not be achieved without the imagination, generosity, commitment and leadership of thousands of donors and volunteers throughout Fountain County.
For more details about this matching grant opportunity contact Dale White by phone at (765) 793-0702, ext. 4, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age Does Have its Rewards! The Community Foundation is now offering the following rates on our Gift Annuities. Age 60 = 4.4%, 65 = 4.7%, 70 = 5.1%, 75 = 5.8%, 80 = 6.8%, 85 = 7.8%, 90+ = 9%. CALL TODAY (765-793-0702) for more details or to get started!
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