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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR J A S P ER F O U NDAT ION, INC . Board of Directors
Kathy Parkison, Rensselaer, President Jack Drone, Rensselaer, Vice President Craig Hooker, Rensselaer, Treasurer Dawn Kearney, Wheatfield, Secretary James Ahler, DeMotte Norm Chappell, DeMotte Hubert Doughty, Remington Brian Egan, Rensselaer Ashley Hopp, Rensselaer Calvin Illingworth, Remington Ron Jordan, Rensselaer Stace Pickering, Rensselaer Todd Sammons, Rensselaer Patty Stringfellow, Remington John Tillema, Wheatfield Gina Van Baren, DeMotte
Impactful…exciting…ambitious… meaningful. These are the words that can be used to describe this past year. We’ve seen a lot of change in 2013-2014, this change has brought about deep reflection and new clarity regarding the Jasper Foundation, Inc. and the Newton County Community Foundation. We’re proud Finance Director Angie Walker, Program Director that the Foundation does not simCindy Francis, Executive Director Kristen Ziese, and interns Kalyn Welsh and Rachel Slauter. ply adapt to change. We drive it. The Foundation is poised to be the leader in developing passion and affinity to civic life, and this effort will begin at our own front door. In 2014, more than $111,000 in impact grant awards will be injected into the great Jasper and Newton County communities. In 2012, the community foundation awarded approximately $218,000. In 2013, the community foundation awarded nearly $410,000. In 2014, the foundation has already awarded more than $595,000 throughout Jasper and Newton County communities. Thank you to our Board Directors for striving to create an environment that expands a vision to impact community and improve the lives of our Jasper and Newton County citizens. We are pleased to historically offer significant scholarship and educational funding. The Board Directors for both counties believe it is important to move our communities forward in an impactful way in more of our strategic focus areas such as Arts and Culture, Community Initiatives, Education, Health Initiatives, Historic Preservation.
NEW T ON C OU NT Y C O M MU NIT Y F O U NDAT ION Board of Directors
Russell Collins, Brook, President Dave Hensel, Morocco, Vice President Linda Harris, Kentland, Secretary Candace Armstrong, Brook Bethany Busboom, Lake Village Tim Deno, Goodland Jeff Iseminger, Fair Oaks Janice Miller, Lake Village Patrick Ryan, Kentland Mark Warne, Brook
Going forward, we are proud to partner with Lilly Endowment, Inc. encouraging our citizens to invest in the future of Jasper and Newton County. With the Lilly Endowment, Inc. GIFT VI Challenge Match, we hope to grow our assets in an effort to broaden our ability to award significant and impactful grants to move our communities forward. Your community foundation has achieved $16.5 million in overall assets. With Lilly Endowment, Inc. and your participation, we hope to increase our assets to $20 million in the coming year to allow for an additional $200,000 of impact grants for our communities. Together, we make a difference…for good…for ever. K R ISTEN ZIESE Executive Director Jasper Foundation, Inc. Newton County Community Foundation
3 D Machine, Inc. ACME Refining AFSCME Local 3412 Bingo Acct. Agventure Genetipro, LLC AgVenture, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Akridge America’s Charities Ms. Ann Angle Mr. and Mrs. Martin Angle Anonymous Donor Ms. Kathryn Arbuckle Ms. Julie Armstrong Mr. Dan Arnholt Arni’s of Rensselaer AVN Seeds Partners, LLC B & M Automotive, LLC. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Barone Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Barrett Mr. James H. Beatty Beever Construction Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bell Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bell Mr. Ronald Benakovich Mr. and Ms. Larry Berenda Mr. and Mrs. Richard Berenda Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Brothers Mr. Ryan Budreau Burton Farm and Home Realty, LLC Mr. Alan Buswell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Carlson Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy Circle City Heat Treating, Inc. Mr. Dennis Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Russell Collins
Community State Bank Ms. Sally Conn Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Corbett Mr. Michael Davidson Mr. and Mrs. David Dawson Mr. Jake Dawson Mr. Robert Dawson Mrs. Wilmina Deford Mr. and Mrs. Adam Dehart Mr. and Mrs. Brian Deno Ms. Deb Deno Mr. and Mrs. Dustin D. Deno Ms. Gail M. Deno Mr. and Mrs. Randall Deno Mr. and Mrs. Tim Deno Ms. Tina Deno Mr. and Mrs. Paul Donaldson Mr. and Mrs. Doug Dorton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dorton Mr. Franklin Downey Earl Park Presbyterian Church Mr. Norman East Ms. Sylvia Eddy Elm Manufacturing Emerson-Sondgerath Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Emmrich Ezra Sales Ms. Mary Fitzgerald Foundation for the Carolinas Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Frigo Frontiersmen, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fugate Ms. Sarah R. Glass Mr. Vernon Goodwin and Ms. Lisa Virgin
Newton County Community Foundation Board President, Russell Collins and his wife Sharon.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordee Mrs. Cindy Goyette Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gretencord Gromor Farms, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hall Hazelden Country Club Mr. Harold Heyer HI-Tech Tooling and Supply, INC. Ms. Julianne Hollingsworth Hopkins Electric Mr. Stephen Hufnagel Ms. Luann Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Humphrey Mr. Charles Hutchinson Mr. Robert Hutchinson Imagineering Finishing Technologies Infinity Grain Systems, Inc. IQ Construction Corp Jackson Township Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jungblut Kelly Construction of Indiana, Inc. Kentland Bank Mr. Robert Kirchmeier Ms. Vickie Lambert Mr. and Mrs. William Landske Ms. Jeri Lange Dr. Lowell G. Mitchell, Jr. D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lyons Mr. and Mrs. William Manis Mr. Frank Marlatt Mr. P. Tom Martin Mayberry Seed Co. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller Mr. and Mrs. Steven Mohr Morocco High School Alumni/ Ruth Corbin scholarship Morocco Homecoming Committee Newton County Council Mr. James Nelson Newton Co. 4-H Council Newton Co. Swine Bldg. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Norris North Newton Retirement Homes, INC. Novotny Real Estate & Insurance O’Neil Repair Service Ms. Kathryn Oreovicz Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pafford Parker Hannifin Corporation Mr. and Mrs. William Perry Ms. Amy Pfaff Mr. and Mrs. William Pitchford Mr. Jason Plunkett Mr. Dale Rainford
RC Thomas Company Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reiners Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rheude Ms. Judith Roberson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Robinson Ms. Georgia Ross-Clouse Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rush Ryan & Ryan Consulting Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ryan Mr. Christopher Sample Mr. Terry Sanders Mr. Charles Schneider Ms. Kevina Schumaker Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sinks Skyline Agricultural Services Mrs. Sarah Snell Mr. and Mrs. Curt Sondgerath M.J. Staton Mrs. Mary Steck Ms. Margaret K. Stonecipher Strasburger Trucking Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Strasburger Mr. Bradley Sturgeon Mr. John Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Thomas Tom’s Barber Shop Iroquois Township, Trustee Mr. Larry Turner Useful Products Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. John Virgin Dr. and Mrs. Richard Ward Mr. and Mrs. Alan Washburn Mr. and Mrs. Gary Watt Mr. Brent Welsh Mr. Marshall Whaley Ms. Wilma Whaley Mr. Richard Wheelock Wilson Fertilizer, Inc. Wilson Industrial Sales Co. Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wing Mr. and Mrs. Morris Wiseman Mr. Randall Witte
JASPER COUNTY DONORS 24 / 7 Club Fit, Inc. Honorable and Mrs. James Ahler Alliance Bank American Legion Post 29 Ms. Louise Ames Mr. Rick Anderson Anonymous Donor Mr. Daniel Anthony Mr. and Mrs. Gary Anthony Apostolic Christian Church Ardent Papers Photography Mrs. Luanne Arihood Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong Arni’s of Rensselaer Mr. and Mrs. Scott Arvin B & CM Investing, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bahnerth Bank of Wolcott Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Barton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bayci Beaver & Beaver, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. James Beaver Mr. Stephen Bella Belstra Milling Co. Mr. Darrell Berg Ms. Genevieve Berg Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Berg Mr. Lawrence Berg Ms. Patricia Berger Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berges Mr. John E. Bertsch Ms. Patricia Bertsch Mr. Steven Bertsch Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blankenship Ms. Melissa Blue Bob’s Hairport Ms. Melody Boise Mr. and Mrs. R. Bormann Jr. Mr. Ray Bozell and Martha Burnes Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bozell Mr. and Mrs. John Braun Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Bray Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Britt Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buschman C. K. Legler Music Studio Ms. Deborah Cains Mr. and Mrs. James Caldwell Mr. Joe Canaday Mr. Russell Carlson Carmel Clay School Employee Fund Carnegie Players Castongia’s, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jon Castongia Dr. and Mrs. James Castor
Robert Carroll, Blain Carroll, Marge Flickner, Jasper Foundation Emeritus Board Director James Flickner, Linda Arvin, and Anita Reed. Mrs. Jessica Cawby CCCC Mens Twilight League CDC Resources, Inc. Mr. Mark Ceglarek Ceres Soluations, LLP Chad Gutwein, LLC Mr. Norman Chappell Chesapeake Run Golf Club Mr. Jason Chupp Class of 1953 Alumni Claussen Equipment Mrs. Linda Comingore ConAgra Foods Consolidated Insurance, Inc. Mrs. Wilson Constable Mr. Jeff Cook Mr. and Mrs. Randall Cook Mr. Dean Cox Dr. and Mrs. Bill Craig Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Busboom Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cummings Ms. Jeanette Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Curtis Judge and Mrs. Duane Daugherty
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Davis Mr. Warren J. Davis Day and Knight Fitness Mr. and Mrs. Louis Degroot Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dekock DeMotte Carpet DeMotte State Bank Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dill Mr. Charles Disamay Ms. Paula Dobson Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Dobson, Jr. Donaldson Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Dorn Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Doughty Douglas, Koeppen & Hurley Mr. and Mrs. Michael Downey Dr. and Mrs. Jack Drone DU PONT Ms. Anne W. Dumas Dumas, Weist & Mahnesmith E & E Grain, INC. Ms. Anne-Cecile Egan Mr. and Mrs. Brian Egan Dr. and Mrs. John B. Egan
Dr. Sean Egan Ms. Marilyn Ekstrom Mr. and Mrs. George Eldridge Mr. and Mrs. Jack Eldridge Elwyn Mattocks & Sons Mr. and Mrs. Roger Emmrich Ms. Evelyn Erb Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fagen Fair Oaks Dairy Farms Farm Credit Mid America Mrs. Charlotte Filson First Merchants Corporation First Trust Credit Union Fishburn Trucking, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Fishburn Ms. Christy Fisher Judge and Mrs. Thomas Fisher Mr. David Fleming Mr. Larry Fleming Ms. Stacy Fleming Fox Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Fultz G & G Tiling, LLC Ms. Sherri Geesa Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Geleott
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Geleott Mr. and Mrs. Estel George Mrs. Barbara Gerbracht Ms. Stella Gillen Genuine Machine Design, INC. Goodwin Fire Equipment Ms. Marsha Gratner Mr. and Mrs. Scott Green Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Green Ms. Sandra Greene Mr. and Mrs. Claude Grow III Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Grow Mr. Joseph Gudeman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gutwein Ms. Joan Gutwein Dr. and Mrs. Ed Habrowski Ms. Carol Hale Mr. and Mrs. Jared Hall Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamacher Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hammack Jr. The Hamstra Group Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hamstra Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hardebeck Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hardin Mr. Jerald Harrington Harvest Baptist Fellowship Mr. Donald Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Rob Hayes Ms. Sharon Haynes Heartland United Way, Inc. Helen Rowell Trust Mr. and Mrs. Craig Hewitt Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hillan Hillcrest Family Dental
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hitchings John and Beverly Hmurovic Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Hopper Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Houston Ms. Jamie Howell Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Howell Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hurley Huth Thompson, LLP IMI Irving Materials, Inc. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Indiana Grantmakers Alliance Mr. and Mrs. James Irizarry Jack’s Uptown Service Jackson Funeral Home Mr. and Mrs. Craig Jackson Mrs. Mary Anne Jackson Jasper County Hospital Jasper County REMC Jasper County Hospital Foundation, Inc. JC Community Services Remington Building Acct. JC Retired Teachers Assoc Jenkins Realtors, Inc Mrs. Natali Johns Mr. Loren Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Craig Justice Mr. and Mrs. George Kanne Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Kanne Judge and Mrs. Michael Kanne Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. Kaufman Construction Mr. and Mrs. William Kaye
Dr. Robert Pfaff and Dr. Kathy Parkison, Jasper Foundation Board President.
Mrs. Mary Kem Kentland Bank Drs. Kay Boyd and Frank Terrell Ms. Margaret Keys Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kindig Ms. Connie Kingman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kingman Kirby Risk Ms. Jill Kivett Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Klockow Kniman Bar & Grill, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kent Kohlhagen Mr. and Mrs. Rich Kohlhagen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kopanda, Jr. Ms. Patricia Kopanda Korniak Bros INC Afton Kuebitz KV School Corp. Lafayette Bank & Trust Mr. and Mrs. Lance Lagemann Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lucero Mr. Joseph Lane Mr. and Mrs. Doug Lanoue Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lanoue Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lapkovitch Mr. William W. Leopold Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Norman Light Little Cousin Jasper Festival Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lindgren Ms. Joan M. Lindstrom Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lockridge Mr. and Mrs. James Longbons Lopp Enterprises Dr. and Mrs. Michael Louck Mr. and Mrs. John P. Loveland Mr. and Dr. Guy Lucas Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lucero Ms. Chris Mahnesmith Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mahnesmith Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Martins Mr. and Mrs. John Mastarone Mr. and Mrs. Bret Mattocks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. William McElroy Ms. Linda McFarland Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McVey Midwest Contractor Services, INC. Mr. Glenn Miller Mr. and Mrs. Rich Miller Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller Ms. Genevieve Molter Attorney Robert Monfort Monsanto Matching Gift Center Mr. and Mrs. Scott Montana Moore Electric, Inc.
Ms. Donna Moore Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore Ms. Lou Anne Morton Ms. Joyce Myers Mr. and Mrs. Steven Myers Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nagel Mr. and Mrs. Jake Nagel Mr. and Mrs. James Nagel Ms. Julie Nagel Ms. Lisa Nagel Nail Bumpers NAPA Remington NControl Security Integrations, LLC Ms. Eileen Neitzel Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nesius Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Niketh Ms. Myrna A. North Novotny Real Estate & Insurance Nugen Receivables, INC. Ms. Kathryn O’Neall Mrs. Barbara Olejnik Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Olson Ms. Julie Overbeck Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Overstreet Ms. Lorri Owsley Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parmele Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parrish Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Mathew Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pass PEPSICO Mr. and Mrs. David Pettet Dr. Robert Pfaff and Dr. Kathy Parkison Mr. Kyle Pfledderer Mr. and Mrs. Terry Phelps Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Phillips PNC, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James Portteus Judge and Mrs. John Potter Pride Electric, Inc. Psi Iota Xi Psi Iota Xi Eta Nu Chapter Purdue University Mr. and Mrs. John Putman Mr. and Mrs. Don Putt R & P Development INC DBA Comfort Inn Mr. Randall Raff Ms. Sharon Rardon Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reiners Ms. Louise Renz RHS Class of 1957 Rick’s Pizza Rico’s Bar and Grill Dr. and Mrs. F. Dennis Riegelnegg
JASPER COUNTY DONORS Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ringen Mr. and Mrs. Terry Risner Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Matt Robertson Robin Rock Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rosenbaum Mr. Kenneth Ross Mr. and Mrs. Randall Rowland Mr. and Mrs. Troy Rule Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rush Attorney Patrick K. Ryan Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saltzman Attorney and Mrs. Todd Sammons Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sapp Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sayler Mr. Patrick Scheurich Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schrum Ms. Rebecca Schultz Mr. Ronald Scott Mr. and Mrs. James L. Sell Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sheldon Mr. Carolyn Shireley Shirer Insurance Services Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shirer Ms. Renee Shirer Ms. Ruth Shirer Mrs. Beverly Shuster Ms. Susie Sigo Mr and Mrs. Jack Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sinks Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sizemore Mr. and Mrs. Randy Sizemore Mr. Jason Slabaugh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith Ms. Sally Snow Solae LLC South Newton Music Boosters Southwest Territory-Indianapolis, INC. Mr. and Mrs. Shane Sparks Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Spicer Mr. and Mrs. David Staddon Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Stanley State Emplyes’ Com. Campgn Mr. Kevin Stath Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Stath Ms. Kathryn Stichnoth Mr. and Mrs. Jack Storey Ms. Shirley Storey Mr. David Stowers Mr. and Mrs. Dale Streitmatter Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stringfellow Mr. and Ms. William Studer Mr. and Mrs. Gene Suhr Mr. William Switzer
Dr. Anne Sy Ms. Greta Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Herlinda Teach Mr. Frank Terrell Mr. John Thomas Mr. Firman C. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John Tillema Tim’s Auto Body & Sales, Inc. Ms. Amy Todd Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tomlinson Mr. and Mrs. Jeryld Torbet Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Torbet Mr. and Mrs. Steve Torbet Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tow Ms. Joyce Tow Town & Country Construction, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Brad Ulyat Mr. and Mrs. Robert Unger United Way Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Urbano Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Urbano Valade Electric and Green Energy Mr. and Mrs. William Valade Mr. and Mrs. Dale Van Baren Mr. and Mrs. Cornelis VanWijk
Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Vaughan Vision Ag, Inc. Ms. Cheryl Warga Mr. Roger Warran Ms. Linda Webb Mr. and Mrs. David Weber
Gala Chairperson Caroline Lucero.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Weiss Attorney William Weist Mr. and Mrs. William Wenglarz Mr. Marshall Whaley White’s Auto Sales Mr. and Mrs. Rob White
Newton County Step Ahead Director Diane Gonczy. Newton County Step Ahead was the 2013 Non-Profit of the Year at the annual Gala.
Arlene Castongia, Barb Robertson, and Roberta Gutwein.
Ms. Sandy Whitton Ms. Doris Wiener Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wiseman Mr. and Mrs. John Wisker Mr. and Mrs. Chad Witherington Ms. Jean Witherington Mr. and Mrs. David Wollenberg Mr. Jim Wood Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Woolever Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yeoman Ms. Karen Youngs Mr. and Mrs. Dave Zacher Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Zebendon
Ziese Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David Ziese Ms. Joanne Ziese Mr. and Dr. Tom Zimmer Mr. and Mrs. William Zimmer
Dr. John Ahler and Dr. Jack Drone, Jasper Foundation Board Director. Hillcrest Dental, Inc. was a major Gala sponsor.
S TAT E M E N T O F F I N A N C I A L P O S I T I O N As of December 31, 2013
ASSETS LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Cash and Cash Equivalents $932,636 Payroll Taxes Payable $2,242 Accured Interest $17,398 Amounts Held in Contributions Receivable $1,115,000 Agency Endowments $161,494 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS $2,065,034 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES/ INVESTMENTS $13,439,463 TOTAL LIABILITIES $163,736 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT NET ASSETS Building $350,235 $15,885,178 Office Equipment $39,498 $389,733 Less Accumulated Depreciation ($161,987) A copy of the 2013 financial statements audited by Huth Thompson $227,746 LLP. Financial position provided prior to 2013 audit. OTHER ASSETS Deferred Gifts $152,935 $15,885,178
NEWTON COUNTY 2013 COMMUNITY GRANTS • Junior Achievement North Newton- Funding to support 5th and 6th grade BizTown program. • CDC Resources- Funding to develop a fitness center and a wellness program to promote healthy lifestyle choices. • Newton County Historical Society- Funding to publish a history book pertaining to Mt. Ayr “The History of Mt. Ayr, Jackson and Colfax Townships.” • Cornerstone-Faith Harvest Food Pantry- Funding to purchase of nonperishable food items. • Goodland Athletic Association- Funding to install a new protective netting, repainting of two scoreboards, pitcher’s screen for batting cage, and batting tees. • Newton County Step Ahead- Funding to promote nutrition, wellness, and literacy through education and activities. • Dunebrook, Inc.- Funding for Newton County families and parents in crisis. • CDC Resources, Inc.- Funding to purchase two tablets with protective guards and two iPads. • Community Christian Reformed Church of Roselawn- Funding to start development of a one mile fitness trail. • Newton County Community Services- Funding to improve flooring in the current building. • Prairie Arts Council- Funding to purchase ribbons and awards for the Annual Regional School Art Exhibitions featuring the work of students across Jasper and Newton County. • Healthy Families of Jasper County- Funding to purchase books for families and children to utilize during home visits to promote family time, and early childhood literacy skills. • South Newton Elementary School- Funding to purchase a SMART document camera. • Junior Achievement South Newton- Funding to sponsor a personal finance program for high school students.
Newton County Grant Healthy Families of Family Focus, Inc. purchased books for families and children to utilize during home visits
Newton County Community Services New Floor
Prairie Arts Council South Newton High School Art Department Awards
Step Ahead Healthy Eating Classes
Grant for CDC fitness equipment
JASPER COUNTY 2013 COMMUNITY GRANTS • Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District- Funding to install a rain garden and rain barrels at the Science Education Center at the Jasper County Fairgrounds. • Town of Wheatfield- Funding to improve handicap accessibility at Centennial Park. • Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council- Funding to purchase a tree auger. • Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce- Funding for pavilion extension and park landscaping at the Wheatfield Town Park. • Remington Main Street- Funding to purchase a gateway sign and light. • The Carnegie Players- Funding for the 20th year celebration, producing “The King and I”. • Rensselaer Community Garden Association- Funding to build and maintain a two acre garden to provide community access to fresh produce. • Fairchild House Preservation- Funding to replace the furnace. • Rensselaer Elementary Schools- Funding to purchase writing tablets and blank hardcover books for a writing camp for elementary students. • St. Augustine School- Funding to purchase an interactive electronic whiteboard. • CDC Resources- Funding to promote a wellness project including; instructions on healthy choices and development of a fitness center with appropriate equipment. • Saint Joseph’s College- Funding to build bins and create a vermicomposting system to produce nutrient rich fertilizer from SJC food waste. • Fendig Summer Theatre- Funding for repairs on warehouse building in downtown Rensselaer. • Remington Carpenter Township Public Library- Funding to purchase a die cutting machine. • Covenant Christian High School- Funding to purchase a new art kiln. • Tri-County School Corporation- Funding to purchase new equipment to help improve participation in upper level physical science courses at the high school. • Tri-County Primary- Purchase a Lego Story Starter System to aid in literacy activities. • Sagamore Council, Boy Scouts of America- Funding for STEM based activities and opportunities. • Jasper County Community Services, Inc.- Funding to purchase tables and chairs for the new Remington Senior Center location. • Little Cousin Jasper Festival, Inc.- Funding to purchase a projector and screen for movies in the park. • St. Augustine School- Funding to purchase ten iPads and two wireless printers. • Rensselaer Central Middle School- Funding for a community based science initiative. • Tri-County Middle-Senior High School- Funding to increase literacy through a fully stocked classroom library. • Good Samaritan Food Pantry-Rensselaer • Sorrowful Mother Church Food Pantry-Wheatfield • Good Neighbor Food Pantry-DeMotte • Baptist Church Food Pantry- Wheatfield • Remington Food Pantry
Photo from the King and I. The Carnegie players celebrated their twentieth year in 2013. A grant was given to provide for props and costumes.
Remington Main Street signage
Wheatfield Centennial Park sidewalk restoration
Covenent Christian High School Art Pottery Kiln
NEWTON COUNTY JACK SNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Newton County Community Foundation is proud to offer two $1,000 scholarships in memory of Jack Snell, a lifelong area community advocate and teacher. Jack graduated from Morocco High School with the class of 1951. Mr. Snell graduated from Indiana State University in 1957 and went on to earn his master’s degree from Purdue University in 1960. Jack was a teacher and counselor in the Newton County Schools for 49 years, retiring in 1998. He served as Pastor of the Raub United Methodist Church in Raub, Indiana. Mr. Snell was a past member of the Lions Club, a Boy Scout Leader, and was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. Jack was a revolutionary guidance counselor as he forged the path for schools offering academic and career guidance to prepare for a post-secondary education. Mr. Snell was passionate about education and assisting young people to accomplish their dreams. The Newton County Community Foundation would like to thank his wife Sarah and the family, as well as those who contributed in memory of Jack. The family will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at South Newton High School and a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at North Newton High School in 2014.
KIM DEWEES, OWNER OF VISION AG, INC. ESTABLISHES E D U C AT I O N A L F U N D W I T H T H E J A S P E R F O U N D AT I O N , I N C . Vision Ag, Inc. has established a $50,000 educational fund to assist students interested in agricultural fields of study throughout Jasper and Newton Counties. “We appreciate Vision Ag creating an opportunity for individuals interested in agricultural careers to pursue additional training as well as advancing their degrees,” Executive Director Kristen Ziese stated. Vision Ag, Inc. is contributing to the value of our community vitality and employment opportunities close to home. We appreciate Mr. and Mrs. DeWees, along with the Vision Ag team, for their recognition of hardworking young adults in our community and assisting to develop local career opportunities.
CAROL SUE HALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND Carol Sue Hale of Wheatfield, Indiana, has graciously offered funds to allow area students to attend college pursuing opportunities in entrepreneurship and business. Carol is very passionate about allowing area youth to excel in small business opportunities, pursuing their passion, and building on their dreams. Carol, herself an entrepreneur, realized the power of small business enterprise, and through her success and growth would like to share the opportunity with young area students heading to college. The Jasper Foundation, Inc. is very proud to participate in assisting Carol and her family to move our community forward and launch young entrepreneurs in their careers. Additionally, through Carol’s assistance, impactful educational programs, training, and mentoring will become available to Jasper and Newton County individuals who have the determination to excel in entrepreneurship. The community foundation is grateful to Carol Hale and her family for their continued support.
J.C. STEPPING STONE FUND The J.C. Stepping Stone Fund was established by anonymous donors in the Rensselaer area who are passionate about offering a stepping stone to non-profit organizations that just need a little boost in moving the community forward. Organizations and the volunteers driving them who have demonstrated the perseverance and determination to accomplish a goal sometimes need some financial assistance to “get to the next step,” stated the donors. Of modest education backgrounds, the donors have been considering an impactful gift for a while, and they came to visit with the foundation to discuss impactful areas for donation. “Together, we determined where they are most passionate and finalized their new family fund. It has been my pleasure to assist this family, who are stakeholders in the community, see their dreams come true,” stated Executive Director Kristen Ziese.
TERRY D. ELIJAH ENDOWMENT FUND The Jasper Foundation, Inc. has graciously received an award exceeding $900,000 in memory of Terry D. Elijah. Mr. Elijah was very committed to his family and agriculture. At the time of his passing, Elijah was passionate about his family’s legacy, thus creating the Terry D. Elijah Endowment Fund for the benefit of his lifelong community. Terry D. Elijah was born in Rensselaer on August 4, 1942. At the time of his passing in June of 2009, he was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rensselaer. He was a very active participant of Masonic organizations, holding membership to the Prairie Lodge #125 F&AM in Rensselaer. Elijah was a member of Rensselaer High School Class of 1960. He participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was President his senior year. Additionally, he participated in Band, Chorus, Photography Club, and the National Thespian Society. Elijah graduated from Indiana University Northwest in 1968. He attended Purdue University as a postgraduate student and attended Notre Dame School of Law. Elijah worked as an Internal Auditor for Standard Oil in Chicago until he returned home to care for his father and manage the family farm. “The Jasper Foundation, Inc. is honored to continue Mr. Elijah’s legacy, and we are pleased to continue to play an active role in moving our community forward through Mr. Elijah’s generous donation,” stated Executive Director Kristen Ziese.
TED FILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP The Ted Filson Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Charlotte (Current) Filson, and encouraged by her children and grandchildren in loving memory of Mr. Filson for the Rensselaer community. Ted was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 11, 1926, to Thomas Filson and Florence ( Johnson) Filson. Ted graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1945 and moved to Rensselaer in 1958. Mr. Filson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Philippines during World War II. Mr. Filson worked diligently in the community for over 40 years, volunteering with the Lions Club, American Legion Post #29, and VFW Post #1279 in Rensselaer. Members of the Kniman United Methodist Church, Charlotte and Ted were married on September 3, 1948, in Crown Point, Indiana, and lived in Kniman for ten years prior to moving into the Rensselaer community in 1958. After establishing Filson Electric in Kniman, Ted began the Rensselaer Cable TV Company in 1964 along with a variety of sister cable companies throughout Indiana and Ohio. Mr. Filson enjoyed business; he read The Wall Street Journal every day and time with his family. Charlotte is active with the Kniman United Methodist Church, and she enjoys bowling with the Rensselaer Bowling League and playing Bunko. Ted and Charlotte with their family have enjoyed many fishing trips. The Jasper Foundation, Inc. would like to thank Charlotte, their six children, Larry, Steve (Susan, deceased), Cheryl (Kevin) Armstrong, Michael, Ron (Michelle), and Mary, as well as their grandchildren and great-grandchildren for their generous gift honoring Ted Filson.
JOY STOWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Joy Stowers was a pillar in the music communities throughout Newton and Jasper County as well as the entire state of Indiana. Stower not only achieved greatness through her musical brilliance, but was dedicated to sharing music with others. She worked tirelessly to increase our community’s awareness of music. Joy devoted herself to the Newton and Jasper Community Band, offered many private lessons, was a teacher in the area school systems, and performed all aspects of church music at Brushwood United Methodist Church as well as a variety of area churches. Scholarships in memory of Joy will be awarded to Rensselaer High School or South Newton High School students pursuing a degree in music, education, and/or Christian Ministry. Joy struggled with health-related issues for many years of her life; however, her efforts were above and beyond what most healthy people are able to accomplish. “The Jasper Foundation is very proud that the Stowers family selected the Jasper Foundation, Inc. to execute the Joy Stowers Memorial Scholarship Fund,” stated Executive Director Kristen Ziese.
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Carnegie Players Endowment Fund Established in 1996 by Wally Laird in support of culturally diverse theatre in Rensselaer. Carnegie Players Kevin J. Childs Memorial Art Award-Endowment Established in 1997. Scholarship for two Rensselaer graduates of art excellence. Stephanie Dunlap Auston Hughes Prairie Arts Council Fund-Endowment Established in 2013. Support to Jasper County organizations in arts, culture and education. Prairie Arts Council Ralph and Lillian Fendig Summer Theatre Fund-Temporary Pass Through Established in 2010. Support for Ralph and Lillian Fendig Summer Theatre. Fendig Summer Theatre
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Rex Blacker Community Fund Established in 2007. Support to charitable organizations in Jasper County. Good Samaritan Food Pantry Rensselaer Recreational Development CDC Resources Fund Established in 1999. Support for adults and children with disabilities. Mary Arnott Fund Established in 2000. Support for Rensselaer education programs. Rensselaer Central Middle School Rensselaer Elementary Writing Camp Van Elementary School Rensselaer Primary School Jasper County Community Support Fund Good Samaritan Food Pantry Rensselaer Community Recreation Development Jasper County Hospital Rensselaer Community Service Club JC Cruisers Saint Joseph’s College Ralph W. Fendig Fund Established in 1997. Support for Prairie Arts Council, Jasper County Public Library, First Presbyterian Church, Jasper County Historical Society, Bombers for Academic Excellence, and Rensselaer Community Development Corporation. Prairie Arts Council Jasper County Public Library First Presbyterian Church Jasper County Historical Society Bombers for Academic Excellence Rensselaer Recreation Development First Christian Church Rensselaer Fund Established in 2005. Support ministries of the Rensselaer First Christian Church. Terry D. Elijah Endowment Fund Established in 2013. Support for Trinity United Methodist Church, Rensselaer, IN; Jasper County Fair Board; Prairie Lodge 125 F&AM, Rensselaer, IN; Children’s Health and Wellness Initiatives in Jasper County. Scott and Inez Hillard Memorial Fund Established in 2007. Support to charitable organizations in Jasper County. Prairie Arts Council
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JAMA Fund Established in 2011 by John and Mary Armstrong. Support to needy children of DeMotte Elementary School. DeMotte Elementary School Jasper County Community Services Endowment Fund Established in 2008. Support for Rensselaer Senior Center programs. Jasper County Youth Center Fund Established in 2006. Support to general fund of The Jasper County Youth Center. Jasper County Women’s Fund Established in 2005. Support to unrestricted women’s initiatives in Jasper County. DeMotte Women’s Giving Circle Remington Women’s Giving Circle Rensselaer Women’s Giving Circle Jasper County 4-H Program Endowment Fund Established in 1997. Support to Jasper County 4-H programs, activities and scholarship. Jasper County Public Library Fund Established in 1997. Support to Jasper County Public Library. Jasper County Public Library Paul and Mabel Laird Trinity United Methodist Church Fund Established in 1996. Support to Rensselaer Trinity United Methodist Church. Trinity United Methodist Church Paul and Mabel Laird Welsh Cemetery Endowment Fund C E L E B R AT I O N O F W O M E N Established in 1999. Support to provide care and maintenance for the cemetery. BANQUET 2013 Welsh Cemetery Prairie Lodge #125 F.& A.M. Fund Established in 2010. Support to the general fund of the Prairie Lodge. Jasper County native, Pauline W. Leopold Fountain Park Chautauqua Fund Mandy Moore served Established in 2006. Support to general fund of Fountain Park Chautauqua. as keynote speaker at Lewis Family Undesignated Fund the 2013 Celebration Established in 2007. Support to changing needs in community. of Women banquet. Janice Sage-Murray Memorial Fund Mandy, originally from Established in 2007. Support to Rensselaer First Presbyterian Church. Rensselaer, now owns First Presbyterian Church a very successful event planning firm, John R. ( Jack) Nesbitt Environmental Fund VMS Bio-marketing, in Indianapolis Established in 2007. Support to Jasper County environmental initiatives. with her husband, Neil. Guests enjoyed Opportunities for Kids Fund stories from her childhood, and how her Established in 1007. Support to Jasper County foster children programs. Lopez Family Benefit Fund rural upbringing led her to being the Grace Padgitt Presbyterian Fund successful businesswomen she is today. Established in 1997. Support to Rensselaer First Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church Buddy R. Pullins Memorial Fund Established in 2009. Support children’s activities and programs with preference to Iroquois Archery Club. Iroquois Archery Club Richard and Linda Reiners Fund Established in 2009. Support for charitable initiates and causes. Remington Senior Center Fund Established in 2012. Support for programs and services for senior population in the greater Remington area. Town of Remington
(Community Initiatives Continued) Remington Carpenter Township Volunteer Fire Department Fund Established in 2009. Support for general needs in the Carpenter Township Fire Department. Rensselaer Recreational Corporation Established in 2001. Support to Rensselaer recreational programs. Rensselaer Parks Department Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council Fund Established in 2009. Support for the promotion and health of Rensselaer trees. Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council Remington Main Street Established in 2012. Support for Remington downtown programs. Remington Main Street Rensselaer Rotary Cares Fund Established in 2005. Support to community projects. Soul Shine Fund Established in 2012. Support for programs to feed the hungry in Jasper County. Food Finders Food Bank Roy and Fern Tobias Community Center Fund Rensselaer Middle School Community Science Initiative Established in 1999. Support for Tobias Community Center in Remington, Indiana. Remington/Carpenter Township Public Library Tobias Community Center
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Jasper County Farm Bureau, Inc. Established in 1999. Scholarship for Agriculture. Bombers for Academic Excellence Established in 2008. Rewards for academic excellence at Rensselaer Central Schools. Belstra Milling Company Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship for Kankakee Valley and Covenant Christian graduates. Maribeth Strong Brian Berg Memorial Scholarship Established in 2004. Scholarship for Kankakee Valley student in the top ten of the graduating class. Sophia Hufnagel Rex Blacker Golf Scholarship Fund Established in 2010. Scholarship for Rensselaer Central graduate participating in Men’s golf. Isaac Hillan Joe Burvan Memorial Fund Established in 2003. Scholarship for Rensselaer Central student athletes. Hunter Hickman Chelsie Meeks Business Education Fund Established in 1995. Supports charitable activities in business education. Barbara J. Drone Education Fund Established in 2010. Scholarship for West Central graduate pursuing degree in education. Samantha Lincoln Ted Filson Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2013. Scholarship support for students pursuing a degree in electrical, mechanical, welding, automotive including adult education and non-traditional students attending Midwest schools. This award is not intended for students pursuing business or agricultural related fields.
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Reverend Thomas E. Fox Scholarship Fund Established in 2005. Scholarship for Sacred Heart Church graduating senior. Emily Goodwin Jessie LeBeau Carol Sue Hale Entrepreneurship Fund Established in 2013. Scholarship support for Jasper and Newton County students pursuing a degree in business, marketing, or sales including adult education and non-traditional students. Wilbert A. Hamstra Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship for Kankakee Valley graduating senior. Brooke Scheurich Justin Holbrook Scholarship Fund Established in 2010. Scholarship for Rensselaer Central graduate pursuing collegiate athletics. Chelsie Meeks Hope Scholarship Fund Established in 2012. Scholarship for Kankakee Valley graduating senior. Jordyn Boomsma Maribeth Strong Indiana College Success Coalition Fund Established in 2011. Develop and support college bound programs in Jasper County. Rensselaer Community Garden produce Jasper County Education Fund Established in 2006 by Michael and Belinda Robinson. Supports educational organizations in Jasper County. Jasper County Retired Teachers Education Fund Established in 2012. Support to Jasper County teachers. Dr. Cecil E. and Gladys Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1994. Scholarship to Jasper and Newton County high school graduates pursuing medical related fields of study. Riley Benner Allyson Leach Maribeth Strong Tiffany Broxton Kesha Molden Lindsey Swim Katherine Carnett Brianna Niemiec Rachael Templin Kelly Carnett Haylie Pangle Joan Thomas Rachael Dobson Taylor Rhoads Laura Tonner Tara Hindes Erika Smart Kelsey Vanderwall Hayley Hoffman Brooke Scheurich Bethany West Connor Houston Shelby Schoon Lauren White Kelsey Kordys Garrett Smith Taylor Wright Justin Kryshak Jacob Smith Emilie Ziese Brett Lane Robert and Marcia Johnston Scholarship Endowment Fund Established in 1999. Scholarship to Renssleaer Central graduate attending Indiana University or Purdue University. Grace Daniels Kankakee Valley Job Training Fund Established in 1999. Support to Kankakee Job Training program. Kappa Kappa Kappa/LaRue Scholarship Fund Established in 2001. Scholarship for Rensselaer graduate pursuing a degree in nursing. Grace Daniels Robert Kinsell Scholarship Fund Established in 2006. Support to a Tri-County School graduate. Jonathan Stringfellow
(Education Continued) Kankakee Valley Community Scholarship Fund Established in 2011. Scholarship to Kankakee Valley graduates. Ryan Beere Maribeth Strong Jay Fieldhouse Alexis Tinkle Jordan Kroll Brent Van Soest Kankakee Valley Community Schools Endowment Fund Established in 1999. Scholarship to Kankakee Valley graduates. Kankakee Valley Educational Endowment Fund Established in 2008. Support for Kankakee Valley schools projects and initiatives. Kankakee Valley Educational Fund Established in 2007. Support for Kankakee Valley schools projects and initiatives. Wally Laird Youth Citizenship Award Tri County High School Science Equipment Purchases Established in 2002. Scholarship to Jasper County graduates. Isaac Hillan Savannah Steinke William W. Leopold Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduate pursuing a degree in accounting or business. Bobbie Jo Culp Kent Ed. Mahnesmith Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2012. Scholarship to St. Augustine 5th grade student for post-secondary education. Hillary Hall Sarah Mahnesmith LaRue Medical Scholarship Fund Established in 2001. Support of Rensselaer Central High School graduate attending a college or university pursuing a medical career. Makeever Scholarship Fund Established in 1998. Scholarship to Jasper County graduates. Troy Phillips Lois A. Meyer Nursing Scholarship Fund Established in 2011. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates pursuing nursing attending St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing. Kyla Simmons Mariah Walter Louisa A. Monfort Visual and Performing Arts Fund Established in 2010. Support St. Augustine School visual and performing arts programs. Saint Augustine Catholic School William Moriarity Theatre Scholarship Fund Established in 1995. Scholarship to Jasper County student of theatre and performing arts. Logan Torbet Travis Morrow Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2009. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduate. Ryan Lattimore Make a Wish Foundation Michael Nesius Memorial Scholarship Fund Established In 2007. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduate pursuing automotive degree. Rensselaer Central High School Automotive Department Leslie North Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1998. Scholarship to Tri-County School graduate pursuing a degree in education. Jessie LeBeau
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Ida Owsley Endowed Scholarship Fund Established in 2003. Scholarship for Rensselaer Central graduate. Emilie Ziese Grace Pampel Educational Impact Grant Established in 2006. Support to area schools. Covenant Christian High School Rensselaer Central Tri-County Middle-Senior High School Grace Pampel Education Fund Established in 2006. Support and scholarship to all-area programs and graduates. Zed Bickett Kyla Simmons Tiffany Broxton Garrett Smith Sarah Bruce Savannah Steinke Erica English Brent Van Soest Isaac Hillan Lucas Vosburgh Megan Marheine Hayden Wilder Johan Pritchett Mikayla Zuidema Helen Pennington Scholarship Fund Established in 2006. Scholarship to Rensselaer Central graduate pursuing business. Helen Putman Literacy Fund Established in 2009. Support for Rensselaer Elementary School Literacy Programs. Ed Ramey Scholarship Fund Established in 2001. Scholarship for Jasper County graduates. Jonathan Stringfellow Rensselaer Alumni Scholarship Fund Established in 1997. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates. RHS Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund Established in 2001. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates. Stephanie Dunlap RHS Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund Established in 2001. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates. Hunter Hickman RHS Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund Established in 2012. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates in top 10% of the class. Tri County Primary School Lego Story Starter System Andrew Johns RHS Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund Established in 2006. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates attending an Indiana institution. RHS Class of 1971 Scholarship Fund Established in 2011. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduates. Julie Strohmeier Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Fund Established in 2002. General support of Rensselaer students to participate in school activities. Saint Joseph’s College Scholarship Fund Established in 2005. Scholarship for non-traditional students in Jasper and Newton Counties attending SJC. Walt Schaltenbrand Scholarship Fund Established in 1996. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduate pursuing theatre, dance, music or performing arts. Danielle Clark
(Education Continued) Bill and Beth Stockton Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1998. Scholarship to Rensselaer graduate pursuing fine arts or horticulture. Colton Hendon Joy Stowers Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2013. Support for Rensselaer High School or South Newton High School students pursuing a degree in music, education, and/or Christian Ministry. Tri-County Education Fund Established in 2009. Scholarship and awards to Tri-County graduates. Edwin and Ann Urbanczyk Educational Fund Established in 2008. Educational support grants for project and programs in the Kankakee Valley schools. VisionAg, Inc. Educational Fund Established in 2013. Scholarship for Jasper and Newton graduates and non-traditional students pursuing agriculture studies. Nick Green Kaytlin Musch Monty G. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship to a Rensselaer graduate pursuing agriculture, farm management, construction technology. Allen Barton John and Violet Wuethrich Higher Education Fund Established in 1998. Scholarship to Gateway Homes graduates. John and Violet Wuethrich Scholarship Fund Established in 1998. Scholarship to West Central graduate pursuing a degree in agriculture at Purdue University.
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Rensselaer Rotary Cares Fund Established in 2003. Support local medical needs in the Rensselaer community. Why Not Me Fund Established in 2012. Support for cancer awareness and health related interests in Jasper County. Jasper County Hospital
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Jasper County Historical Society Endowment Fund Established in 2006. Support to the Historical Society for operations. Jasper Foundation Operating Fund Carnegie Center
Jasper County Board of Director’s Fund Established in 2008. Support to general projects initiated by the board of directors. Good Samaritan Food Pantry North Jasper Head Start Remington Lions Club Saint Augustine Catholic School
DeMotte Historical Society
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J.C. Stepping Stone Fund Established in 2013. Support for organizations or individuals who exemplify the perseverance and determination to achieve a new level by stepping outside the box. The recipient of this award can continue their impact in the community in culture, arts, and education. John and Connie Nichols Undesignated Fund Established in 2001. Support Jasper County charitable organizations. Rensselaer Recreation Development- City pool umbrellas DeMotte Women’s Giving Circle Established in 2008. Support programs and services in DeMotte, Indiana. Covenant Christian High School DeMotte Chamber of Commerce DeMotte Historical Society DeMotte Little League DeMotte River Valley Soccer Association Girl Scouts Town of DeMotte Remington Women’s Giving Circle Established in 2012. Support for programs and services of qualified non-profits in the greater Remington area. Remington Cubs Scouts #3158 Remington Parks Department Remington/Carpenter Township Public Library Tri-Kappa Sorority Zeta XI Chapter Rensselaer Women’s Giving Circle Established in 2009. Support for programs and services of qualified non-profits in the greater Rensselaer area. The Center for Workforce Innovations, Inc. North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center Good Samaritan Food Pantry Jasper County Hospice House Rensselaer Main Street- Bridge Buddies Prairie Arts Council Ongoing Rensselaer Art Project Chief Industries Employee Payroll Deduction for Community Support Carnegie Players Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana CDC Resources, Inc. Jasper County Animal Shelter Jasper County 4-H Council Jasper County Historical Society Boy Scouts of America Lutheran Family Services North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center Jasper Foundation Christian Haven, Inc. Lutheran Family Services
DeMotte Women’s Giving Circle
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Brook Iroquois Township Public Library Endowment Fund Established in 2002. Support for operations of the library. Brook Public Library Brook United Methodist Church Endowment Fund Established in 2001. Support for general operations. Brook United Methodist Church Karen J. Collins Memorial Fund Established in 1997. Support for Newton County community initiatives. Kentland Trinity United Methodist Church Ronald L. and Virginia Sue Humphrey Endowment Fund Established in 1995. Support for Newton County education and charitable initiatives. Town of Kentland Newton County Step Ahead Early Childhood Development Brent Cothran Greater Lafayette Honor Flight Friends of the Lake Village Memorial Township Library Fund Established in 2007. Support for general operations. Lake Village Public Library Lake Township Volunteer Fire Station Fund Established in 2012. Pass through fund for support of general operations. Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department Glenn H. Leopold Fund-Hazelden George Ade Home Fund Established in 2006. Support for general operations. Newton County 4-H Council Fund Established in 2012. Support for Newton County 4-H initiatives. Newton County 4-H Council Newton County CDC, Inc. Established in 2000. Support for Newton County initiatives. Newton County Step Ahead Fund Established in 2012. Support for general operations. Newton County Step Ahead Lucille Patton Fund Established in 2000. Support for Newton County general operations. Kentland Public Library Riverside Cemetery Fund Newton County Junior Achievement Established in 2011. Support for Riverside Cemetery general maintenance. Hartley W. Rowe and Friends-4-H Petroleum Power Engine Fund Established in 2010. Support for IN 4-H Petroleum Engine programs. Holda and Lancy Sorenson Fund Established in 2006. Support for Lake Village Township Memorial Public Library. Lake Village Public Library Russell and Norma Zell Service and Education Fund Established in 2000. Support for Newton County community initiatives. KNM Charitable Fund Established in 2011. Pass through fund supporting projects of religious, educational, and humanitarian purposes.
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Richard Angle Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2005. Pass through fund supporting scholarship for Agriculture and 4-H for South Newton High School graduates. Julia Doyle Robert R. and M. Janette Batton Scholarship Fund Established in 1995. Scholarship for South Newton High School graduates. Olivia Hardebeck Devin Hall Cole Ingram Jamie Carlson 4-H and FFA Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship for Newton County graduates. Shay Britzke Richard Montemayer Julia Doyle Sydney Swartz Morgan Lang Joe Wernert Newton County Step Ahead Parents Partnering in Learning Shannon Mauger Breann Wiseman Ruth Corbin Scholarship Fund Established in 2010. Scholarship for North Newton High School graduate descendent of Morocco High School alumni. Kelsey Manns Morris E. Cornell Scholarship Fund Established in 2010. Scholarship for South Newton High School graduate of theatre, art, music. Jayd Cavillo Delores “Dee” Deno Memorial Scholarship Established in 2008. Scholarship to South Newton High School graduates. Julia Doyle Emily Garing Devin Hall Tori Welsh Olivia Hardebeck Kristine Weiss Lois Hensel Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2012. Scholarship for North Newton High School graduate pursuing medical field. George D. Holley, Sr. and Bertha B. Holley Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarship for North Newton High School graduate. George Madison Erika Smart Andrea Kelly Bethany West Jackson Township Scholarship Fund Established in 2009. Scholarships to high school graduates of Jackson Township. Haylee Clark Amanda Loughmiller Kyle DeYoung Steven Loughmiller Jeremy Jones Margaret Kindig Stonecipher Scholarship Fund Established in 2000. Scholarships for South Newton High School graduates. Sergio Hernandez Luke Welsh Chris LaCosse Scholarship Fund Established in 2011. Scholarship for North Newton graduates pursuing elementary education. Kimberly Paulsen
(Education Continued) Phyllis and Ross McKee Achievement Fund Established in 1988. Scholarship for South Newton High School graduates. Shay Britzke Sergio Hernandez Rachael Templin Jayd Calvillo Jessica Hudak Tori Welsh Brent Cothran Tiphany Riegle Ashley Wooten Danielle Harrolle Sydney Swartz Derek and Katie Molter Leadership Fund Established in 2008. Support to enhance Newton County student educational experience in civic and education leadership. Maria Egyed Megan Egyed Morgin Family Scholarship Fund Established in 2003. Scholarships for North Newton High School graduates. Newton County Adult Education Fund Established in 2009. Support for Newton County Adult Education programs. Newton County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Established in 1987. Scholarships Newton County graduates. Tori Welsh Earl H. Passwaters Agriculture Scholarship Fund Established in 2012. Scholarship for students pursuing agriculture field of study. Clayton Robinson Sherry A. Power-Hufnagel Scholarship Fund Established in 2011. Pass through fund supporting scholarship for South Newton High School graduates. Newton County Historical Society Sergio Hernandez Psi Iota Xi Sorority Gamma Kappa Chapter Fund Established in 2007. Scholarship to South Newton High School graduate pursuing speech, hearing, literature, music or education. Charlene E. Sammons Scholarship Fund Established in 2010. Scholarships for North and South Newton graduates pursuing education field of study. Lorin Scheeringa South Newton 21st Century Education Fund Established in 2010. Pass through fund supporting South Newton education of students and teachers. South Newton School Corporation South Newton Elementary School South Newton Middle School South Newton Class of 1980 Established in 2011. Scholarships for South Newton graduates. Tisha Auxier Jayd Cavillo Danielle Harrolle Chuck and Larry Whaley Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2002. Scholarships for North and South Newton graduates involved in 4-H. Julia Doyle Breanne Wiseman Tom, Danis, and Margie Wilson Scholarship Fund Established in 2009. Scholarships for Newton County graduates. Brittney Dafcik Dr. Barbara Cain and Attorney Robert Monfort. Devin Hall Tiphany Riegle
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Newton County Community Foundation Board Member Fund Established in 2008. Support for Newton County general initiatives Morocco Pre-school Newton County Community Support Fund Support for general Newton County community initiatives. Coalition for a Drug Free Newton County JC Cruisers Prairie Arts Council Kentland Trinity United Methodist Preschool
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Jasper Foundation Emeritus Board Director James Flickner
L I L LY R E C I P I E N T : J A S P E R C O U N T Y Brooks S. Rodibaugh - is the son of Steve and Shannon Rodibaugh of Rensselaer, IN. He is a senior at Rensselaer Central High School planning to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Here Brooks plans to pursue a degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. After he completes his undergraduate degree, Brooks plans to attend medical school to obtain a medical doctorate. With this he hopes to specialize in pathology or become an internist. As well as practicing medicine, he aspires to one day teach at the college level. Brooks has shown not only through his academic achievements, but also through his long list of extracurricular activities and community service.
L I L LY R E C I P I E N T : N E W T O N C O U N T Y Taylor J. Rhoads - is the daughter of Mark and Angela Rhoads of Goodland, IN. Taylor is a senior of South Newton High School. After graduation she plans to attend Purdue University. After her undergraduate degree is completed, Taylor hopes to attend medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Here she hopes to study at least one semester abroad. Her academic record is outstanding, achieving the Student of Highest Distinction, and being placed on the A honor roll; both for 3 years. While keeping up with her academics, Taylor has also participated in a variety of extracurricular activities.
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