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Virginia M. Carney Hospice Education Fund

Virginia Miller Carney, daughter of Wilhemina (Jacob) and Joe (Joseph G.) Miller was born and raised in Greensburg. She moved with her husband, James O. Carney to Morristown, IN, in the early 1950’s. There she was a homemaker. She returned to her beloved hometown after Jim’s death in 1974 and pursued a dual career managing

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Stone Family Memorial Fund

The Stone Family Memorial Fund is a fund organized through the Decatur County Community Foundation that was created in 2007 in memorial of William Isaac Stone Sr. and Helen Ruth Reisman Stone.  Their eleven children decided this was the best way to memorialize how their parents wanted their memorial donations given after William and Helen’s

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Burney/Clay Twp VFD Fund

Without individuals stepping up to the plate like David Israel, our community wouldn’t be as great of a place as it truly is.  David is a member of the Burney/Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department and has had an instrumental part in developing many things that have had a positive impact on the community.  He had

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Robbins Family Charitable Trust

Bill, a Decatur County resident his entire life, was born in Rushville, Indiana in 1941.  Bill was attending law school at Indiana University when he met his wife Sally S. Robbins.  Sally and Bill have seven children together. Bill has been an attorney for over forty years and has also managed the family farm as

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Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Rueff Endowment

Larry and Gail Rueff of Decatur County, Indiana are both very community and optimistically minded individuals.  Larry, born in 1954, lived in Franklin, IN and was the son of a farmer and a long time elementary school teacher, which is where he got his affinity for speaking according to his wife, Gail.  Gail, born two

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Arnold D. Ducanes, M.D. Scholarship

Arnold D. Ducanes was born on May, 12, 1924 in Panitan, a municipality within the province of Capiz, Philippines.  Arnold graduated from the University of San Agustin, in Iloilo, Philippines, in 1949 and then received his M.D. from the University of Santo Thomas, in Manila, Philippines, in 1954. He entered his residency as a M.D.

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Grant Given to Arts & Cultural Council

Art on the Square Gallery developed out of a collaboration between the Arts & Cultural Council of Decatur County, local artists and a local business owner. The gallery was part of the vision the Arts Council developed in their strategic plan. Artist Ann Smith was part of a two woman opening show. She chose to

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Fund for Women and Girls Established

Why ask a woman for directions…because women are going places! The 250 women in attendance can attest to the fact that the women of Decatur County really are going somewhere. A committee, headed by Sharon Crites and Greta Solgere planned the event which featured a gourmet lunch. Jennifer Pope Baker, of the Central Indiana Women’s

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Stephen Decatur Society’s First Member

In 2001, the Decatur County Board of Directors established the Stephen Decatur Society. The purpose of the society is to recognize and honor those persons who have made outstanding and continuing contributions to the efforts of charity and philanthropy in Decatur County. The Foundation’s annual meeting was held June 18, 2001, where Herb Scheidler was

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Lilly Endowment Gift Phase IV

As with formed GIFT phases, the purpose of GIFT Phase IV is to continue support for the development of locally controlled community foundations in Indiana counties as effective institutions in building a community, assessing and prioritizing local needs and problems and mobilizing support to address them. Lilly Endowment, Inc. has made up to a total

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