|WELCOME to the Website of the Ohio County Community Foundation
|Ohio County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 170
591 Smart Drive
Rising Sun, IN 47040
The mission of the Ohio County Community Foundation (OCCF) is to build, manage and distribute a lasting
source of charitable funds for Ohio County. OCCF fulfills this mission by assisting donors to establish and
build endowments that provide charitable funds for Ohio County. Anyone can make a contribution to
endowment funds established within the Foundation. All contributions to endowment funds are permanently
endowed and invested by OCCF. Only the interests from the funds are distributed in the form of grants.
This allows the funds to grow indefinitely to increase the capacity for the funds to further impact the
community through future grant distributions. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations benefiting the
residents of Ohio County, in the areas of Community Development, Education, Scholarships, Health,
Human Services and Cultural Affairs.
In 2003, the Ohio County Community Foundation awarded over $7,000 in grants to local non-profit
organizations from distributions from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund, the Amado
Mauricio Memorial Endowment Fund, The Vicki Mauricio Dilts Endowment Fund, and the Galbreath
Vineyard Golf Memorial Endowment Fund.
The Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment Fund was established by the City of Rising Sun and
The Amado Mauricio, MD Endowment Fund was established by Jeremy Dilts, grandson of Nancy
Mauricio and the late Dr. Amado M. Mauricio, in memory of his grandfather. Dr. Mauricio was a former
Rising Sun physician and well loved by the community.
Jeremy Dilts also established the Vicki Mauricio Dilts Endowment Fund in memory of his mother, which is a
donor advised fund. Vicki Dilts was a teacher in the area and stronly emphasized the need for cultural
and educational development of young people.Jeremy Dilts is the fund advisor for this fund through the Ohio
County Community Foundation.
The Galbreath Vineyard Golf Memorial Endowment Fund was established by the children of Ralph and
Evelyn Galbreath to honor the memory of their parents. Mr. And Mrs. Galbreath owned and operated the
Vineyard Golf Course in Switzerland County.
The following non-profit organizations were awarded grants in 2003:
Heart House. - $500 - Playground Equipment
Southeastern Career Center – $640 - Rising Sun High School students to attend DECCA State
Competitions in Indianapolis
Ohio County Historical Society $200 – Historical data of Ohio County Landmarks
Historic Downtown Program - $500 - Lewis and Clark Presenters
Rising Sun High School - $1,500 - Indiana College Tour
Rising Sun Senior Citizens Housing, Inc. - $1,000 - matching funds for endowment growth
Ripley County Family Services - Family Services - $250 - Healthy Families Lending Library
Ohio County Public Library - $255 - matching funds for endowment growth
Purdue University/Ohio County Extension Services - $1,000 - Leadership 20/20
Rising Sun Rotary Club - $900 - Live Line Demo - Electrical safety.
Rising Sun High School - $70 - 14 students to attend Youth Legislation Day
Rising Sun Phi Beta Psi - $500 - Lifeline Screening
THANK-A-TEACHER GRANT AWARDS
The Ohio County Community Foundation is honored to administer the Thank-A-Teacher Grants Program.
The purpose of the grant program is to award grants to teachers in the Rising Sun Ohio County School
Corporation to fund projects or purchase teaching tools that will enhance the curriculum in the classroom.
In 2003, total of $3,174 was awarded in grants from the Ohio County Today & Tomorrow Endowment
Fund. The following teachers were awarded Thank-A-Teacher Grants in 2003
Judy Potts, Cheryl Jones, Debbie McKinley - $97 – Accelerated Reader Books.
Tim Slayback- $200 – AudtoCad LT 2002 Teaching Packet - Small Gas Engine Teaching Packet.
Marsha Louden- $159 – Leap Frog Program.
Rinda Devers- $200- HP Office Jet Printer, Scanner & Printer
Cathy Slack - $159- Writing for Children video series.
Courtney Brandt - $185.00 - Equipment for small snack business -Life Skills Special Education Class
Brian Grahm, Nancy Swart, Bar Smith, Tammy Weaver, Mike Padgett - $500 - Omnimax field trip
for Middle School - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
Karen Chase - $100 - Look Once, Look Again! - Habitats Series
Laurie Stegemiller - $200 - Science, Reading, Social Studies, Math & Language teaching videos
Nancy Hoffman - $200 - Literature, Music, Science, & Social Studies teaching videos
Anyone can contribute to funds administered by OCCF by sending a gift to: Ohio County Community
Foundation, PO Box 170, Rising Sun, IN 47040. Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a friend or
loved one. Donations to OCCF-administered funds are tax deductible in most cases. For more information
concerning contributions to the Ohio County Community Foundation, please contact Christy Elbright,
Administrative Assistant, at 812-438-9401 or email@example.com. For information to establish an
endowment fund within the Ohio County Community Foundation, please contact Peggy Dickson, Executive
Director, at 812-438-9401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2003 COMMUNITY GRANT AWARDS