Because of the Foundation…

What has the Decatur County Community Foundation, along with the help of the donors, been able to accomplish in this community? Check out a snapshot of some impacts we’ve been able to have in this community.

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Miers Family Fund

The Miers Family Fund was created by David and Mary Miers at the time when the Decatur County Community Foundation was matching contributions of new funds and scholarships via their unrestricted fund.  David was one of the Foundation’s original board members and knew that the Foundation would be a great place to invest his family’s

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Decatur County Purdue Alumni Association Fund

Sometime in 1999, the current president of the Decatur County Purdue Alumni Association, David Miers, brought up the fact, to his board, that the association had raised quite a lot of money since its inception and that the organization of their assets wasn’t being handled as well as it could have been.  He explained to

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Clifford Byard Memorial Scholarship

Clifford Byard was born on September 16, 1935 in Jennings County, Indiana.  He had three brothers and two sisters. It was during high school at the Jennings County High School, that Clifford met his wife Zelpha.  The two didn’t date until after he was out of high school, but when he would come from Indiana

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Clifford “Skip” Ricke Memorial Scholarship

Clifford “Skip” Ricke was born in the Bull Fork area of Franklin County, Indiana in 1929.  The Ricke family made the short move to the Clarksburg area while Skip was still in grade school.  Skip, his two brothers, and three sisters all attended Clarksburg Schools. At a young age, Skip started farming with Frank Beal,

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Krista Eldridge Memorial Scholarship

Matt Eldridge met his late wife, Krista Nobbe, when they were both teenagers living on Decatur County farms.  They attended North Decatur High School and the two seemed to never be apart. Krista’s passion was social work and Mat’s love was agriculture, which they respectively studied at Purdue University while they were dating.  After earning

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Lake Santee Women’s Club Scholarship

In an interview with Mrs. Mary Fox, she explained to the foundation all about the origin and background of the Lake Santee Women’s Club Scholarship.  The Lake Santee Women’s Club was initially created to bring the women of the community together to play games, cards, and socialize. As time went on, members wanted to become

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William R. Rayner – Harold & Barbara Graue Scholarship

The William R. Rayner – Harold and Barbara Graue Scholarship was created as a memorial to Ms. Rheadawn Metz’ late husband William and also her parents, Harold and Barbara.  Rheadawn and her family are from the Milan area. Rheadawn’s father was a carpenter and her mother was a CMA nurse, they had three daughters. Both

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William H. Greiwe Scholarship

William H. Greiwe was born in September of 1937.  He was one of six brothers and sisters who were raised on their parent’s farm southeast of Greensburg.  All six of them have stayed, lived, and for some, passed away in the general area of Decatur County and closely surrounding areas.  As for William, he worked

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