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needs community giving Fall 2009 • Published Quarterly

important sCholarship proGram dates deCember 11, 2009 • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications Due

January 11, 2010 • Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence Applications Due • Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence Applications Due

February 13, 2010 • Brown Vocal/Instrumental Competition

February 19, 2010 • Heritage Fund General Scholarship Applications Due • Heritage Fund Combined Medical School Scholarship Applications Due • Dr. Glenn E. Callaway Dental Scholarship Applications Due • Andy Critzer Memorial Scholarship Applications Due • Goldie Gibson Memorial Scholarship Applications Due • Harold H. Heminger Graduate School Scholarship Applications Due • Waldo M. and Madge C. Harrison Scholarship Applications Due • S. Edgar and Delora L. Lauther Memorial Scholarship Applications Due

2009 board oF direCtors

CallinG all Women Heritage Fund is embarking on a new initiative to establish the “Women for Women” Giving Circle Fund dedicated to women’s issues in Bartholomew County. This new fund will be a “circle” of women empowered to strengthen Bartholomew County through charitable giving. This initiative will be led by Heritage Fund Board Member Linda Behrman. We are currently looking for a “few good women” to serve on an advisory task force for this effort. To learn more please contact Lisa Shafran at 376-7772 or Amazing things happen when women get together!

Loretta M. Burd Chair Executive Committee Chair Jeffrey N. Brown Vice Chair Governance & Planning Committee Chair Lynne M. Maguire Secretary Linda F. Behrman Treasurer Finance and Audit Committee Chair Sharon Risk Stark President & CEO Fred L. Armstrong Dan Arnholt

538 Franklin St. • Columbus, IN • 812-376-7772

GivinG = Community Fund = meetinG needs Heritage Fund’s Board of Directors recently voted to rename its primary fund for serving emerging community needs from the Unrestricted Fund to the Heritage Fund Community Fund. The community foundation’s 2009 theme is connecting the dots....needs…community…giving. The goal of the name change is to help donors and potential donors better understand the Community Fund’s purpose, as well as that of Heritage Fund. The renamed Community Fund reflects our focus on connecting resources given from the community to needs that exist. Giving to the Community Fund is an opportunity for citizens to directly enhance the well-being of those who live and work in the Bartholomew County area. Gifts given to the Community Fund this year

resulted in funding grant requests from area notfor-profits, as well as start-up funding for major community initiatives such as Book Buddies, the Welcoming Community Project and CAMEO (Columbus Area Multi-Ethnic Association). Recent examples of grants awarded from this fund include 20 Technical Assistance Grants totaling $50,000. These grants were awarded to area not-for profit organizations for capacity-building and collaborative projects.

speCial announCement We are pleased to announce that for your convenience online giving is available for the Community Fund, along with all of our other funds on the Heritage Fund website at

David S. Barker

Commons GroundbreakinG

Jesse Brand John M. Burnett Mark S. Elwood Rich Freeland Ignacio L. Garcia Dominic W. Glover Jack B. Hess Ryan C. Hou Grants Committee Chair Sarla Kalsi Outreach Committee Chair Mickey Kim Development Committee Chair Larry Kleinhenz Angie May Doug Otto Richard B. Pease John B. Quick

Mayor Fred Armstrong announces the Jim Henderson playground

On September 3, 2009 the long awaited groundbreaking for the new Commons was held at the site on Washington Street. A large crowd of community members gathered to celebrate this community event. Mayor Fred Armstrong thanked all who helped make this dream a reality. He then recognized Jim Henderson, retired Cummins CEO and former Heritage Fund Board Member, for his leadership in raising funds needed for the project. Mayor Armstrong announced the new playground would be named the Jim Henderson Playground in his honor. Completion date for The Commons is Spring 2011. The fundraising campaign – A Cause in Common will continue through 2010 allowing all community members to “Give their Piece” and get their names on a wall in the building.

Brian P. Russell Kevina A. Schumaker Lorraine Smith Outreach Committee Co-Chair

The Board of Directors and staff of Heritage Fund wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

Thanks for your continuing support. Your generosity is unforgettable!

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donor spotliGht home is Where the heart is A piece of our hearts always remains connected to our hometowns even when we move away. Former St. Louis Crossing resident Timothy Andrews continues to connect the dots of needs in his community by giving back all the way from Princeton, New Jersey. In 2004 Tim challenged his hometown to raise funds to support the local food bank by establishing the Hope Area Food Bank Endowment Fund. Tim pledged a gift of $5,000 a year for five years provided the community could raise $5,000 per year in matching funds. Thanks to Tim’s generosity and the hard work of many in the community, the Hope Area Food Bank is happy to report it met Tim’s five-year challenge. Today the fund has over $64,000. But Tim’s challenge did not stop there – he added that when the fund reaches $200,000 he will add an additional $25,000! Tim also sponsored a thank you dinner last January to honor longtime food bank volunteers George and

At its August meeting the Board approved grants totaling more than $43,000 from Heritage Fund’s Community Fund to notfor-profit organizations serving Bartholomew County:

Donna Rose. It is clearly important to Tim to remain connected to the Hope community. In addition to his commitment to the food bank, he has also issued a challenge to Hawcreek Flatrock Endowment of $100,000 to be paid over 10 years with an additional $100,000 when the fund reaches one million dollars. He remains an active participant in the work of the endowment advisory board. Most recently Tim served as Grand Marshall for the Hope Heritage Days Parade. Heritage Fund is proud that Tim Andrews has partnered with the community foundation for his philanthropic giving. We thank him for his commitment to his hometown community. Timothy M. Andrews is president and chief executive officer of the Advertising Specialty Institute, president of The ASI Show, and vice chairman of ASI Computer Systems, Inc.

The Hope Food Bank, begun in 1982 with the generous support of local ministers, helps those in need in the Hope area. The Food Bank now is a service of the Community Center of Hope, Inc. and has grown significantly in its outreach to surrounding areas including Flat Rock and Haw Creek townships. The Food Bank serves on average 75-80 families who meet family size requirements and income guidelines. It is staffed by volunteers who often work beyond scheduled hours to provide for families caught in emergency situations.

taG – you’re it! Representatives from more than 40 area not-for-profit organizations gathered at YES Cinema on Monday, September 21st to receive Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) awards. Grants Committee members Lorraine Smith, Kevina Schumaker and Tom Finke tag-teamed to present 20 grant checks to agency representatives for capacity building and collaborative projects. Grants awards from the Community Fund ranged in size from $500 to $6,000. Details can be found on the Heritage Fund website at www. Ann Smith, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, said in her thank you note, “As I sat at YES Cinema listening to all the different agencies talk about how

the TAG grants will help them in their work, I was amazed and humbled at the breadth and depth of good works the grants will help accomplish. Hats off to you, Heritage Fund!”

diCtionary proJeCt Every third grade student in Bartholomew County recently received a personal dictionary thanks to the Dictionary Project. The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Bartholomew Retired Teacher’s Association are partners in the project. Adults enrolled at McDowell Education Center also received dictionaries. Since 2004 more than 8,000 dictionaries have been distributed. Grants Committee member Tom Finke with Hope grantees Julie Begin and Donna Robertson

Grant aWards From the Community Fund

Above: Third grade students from Smith Elementary School. Photo courtesy of The Republic

Flat roCk-haWCreek sChool Corporation (FrhC) (F - $15,000 towards the installation of

Graduates of Columbus High School have stayed connected to their alma mater by establishing endowment funds for the benefit of current students at both Columbus North and East High Schools. The Columbus High School Class of ’57 Endowment Fund and the 1958 Class of Columbus High School Endowment Fund were established by class representatives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduations from Columbus High School. Both funds support students experiencing hardships affecting their academic success. These two classes are now connecting to each other! At the request of fund representatives and donors to the two funds, the Heritage Fund Board approved combining them into the Columbus High School Classes of 1957 and 1958 Endowment Fund. Distributions from this fund will be made equally between the two high schools. Both classes felt this would provide more resources to help students in need. They also hope that other classes will join the fund as they celebrate graduation milestones. Graduating class representatives from Columbus High School, Columbus North and Columbus East are encouraged to contact Lisa Shafran at 376-7772 or to learn more about joining your fellow alumni.

a generator in the school addition currently under construction. Construction plans include the creation of a Community Safe Room that will withstand a Level Five Tornado and will provide refuge to the community and emergency services following a natural disaster.

eConomiC development board - $10,000 to support an Engineering Development Study at Walesboro Airport. The Airport has the potential to be developed into a green industrial park with rail access, providing another resource in attracting new businesses and industries to the community. international sChool oF Columbus - $9,600 for the accelerated implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The state-funded school opened in August 2009 and provides an international

standard of education. The grant will enable the school to obtain accreditation from the governing body within three years.

united Way oF bartholomeW County - $5,000 to support the second year of the AmeriCorp Program. The Federally funded AmeriCorp program, which requires local support, provides trained volunteer coordinators to manage volunteer programs at 20 local notfor-profit organizations. the diCtionary proJeCt - $2,235 to provide personal dictionaries to all Bartholomew County third grade students, English as a Second Language students and Adult Literacy students. This marks the sixth year of the program organized in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association. Dictionaries were distributed in October. leGal aid distriCt eleven - $2,000 to create a separate reception area where clients can wait for their appointments. Since Legal Aid works with a number of domestic violence victims, the separate reception area will provide a safety buffer that offers a degree of protection to staff members and clients.

spellinG bee supports tots readinG lots proGram Grant awards from the Millie Reeves Early Education Fund provided seed funding for the Tots Reading Lots Reading Club.. The Bartholomew County Literacy Task Force launched the literacy initiative by hosting an adult Spelling Bee on September 22nd at St. Bartholomew School Gymnasium. Thirty spelling teams competed in the competition vying for the title of Bartholomew County Spelling Champion. The Spelling Bee was an outstanding success raising more than $6,500. Monies raised along with a $15,000 grant will provide books and educational activities for low income families with children under the age of two. Visit the Heritage Fund website at to view photos from the Spelling Bee and to learn more about the Tots Reading Lots program. From top left: Heritage Fund Board Member Dom Glover entered Team Potato-E in the tournament. Winners of the 2009 Spelling Bee, Spell Check is for Sissies. The trophy is on display at Columbus Regional Hospital. John Foster and the Word Nerds represented White River Broadcasting.

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IN memory of: Virginia Barnaby

Tom & Vickie Mueller

Norma Jean Blades

Tom R. & Cheryl Finke Marvin & Ann Hedrick & Family

Adam Brown Aaron Shaff

Frank Burbrink Dan Arnholt

Stephen Carr Cline

Mr. & Mrs. James K. Baker

Paul (Depp) Deppart Cathrine Marlin

Judson Erne

Rotary Club of Columbus

Annie Michelle Finke Joseph T. Finke

Dr. Cleve Francoeur, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Cleve Francoeur

Myron Glick

Jerry & Mary Williams

Cindy Haislup

John K. & Shirley Robertson Daniel & Melissa Vermillion

Mary Ann Heise Scott F. Heise

Miriam Higgins Sherry Stark

Josephine King Holcomb Lou Meek

Joyce Tull Hutcheon Frank G. Hutcheon

Richard L. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Abts Analytical Engineering, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Dan Arnholt Jim & Bev Baker David, Susan, Jarrett & Matthew Barker Linda & Jim Behrman Jim & Joan Bickel Chap & Mary Ann Blackwell Blue & Co., LLC Jesse R. Brand Brands Employees Brands, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Buszkiewicz By Bee Stone Company John & Sandy Carmichael Central Products Inc. Chapter BM, P.E.O. Sisterhood Jack Chestnut Columbus Area Arts Council Columbus Area Visitors Center Columbus City Council Charlene Dalmbert Dan & Robin Daniel Tom & Kathy Dell

Johnson cont.

Mr. & Mrs. John Dorenbusch David, Wilma, Diane & Dawn Doup Mildred Doup Leah Dawn & Mike Essex Mr. & Mrs. Lewis W. Essex First Financial Bank Harold & Debbie Force Bill & Barbara Fox Bob & Noel Franke Dr. & Mrs. John Gilliland Richard & Alice Gold Mr. & Mrs. James A. Henderson Debbie & Bill Herdrich Norbert & Deloris Herrmann Home News Enterprises Bill & Nancy Hunt Mr. & Mrs. Needham S. Hurst Indian Creek Stone Products Indiana State Museum Foundation Irwin Union Bank Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Jewell Mary Luciana Kessler Mickey & Jenny Kim & Family David M. & Barbara A. Kirr Mr. & Mrs. David W. Knall Karl & Susan Kuehner Carolyn & Howard Lickerman Teresa Lubbers, Bernard Hannon, Kenneth Sauer, Rosemary Price, Yevgeniya Malyovanny Jo & Jim Lucas, Sandy Lucas & Ann Lucas Lois & Ed Ludlow Connie & Terry Marbach Mr. & Mrs. Greg Marshall Ted & Elaine Marston Marvin Johnson & Associates Judy McCormick Don & Diane Michael Lynn & Janice Montgomery Lyn Morgan Pat & Mary Myers Dick & Wilma Newton Bill & Sukey Nie Pia O’Connor Tom & Mary Lu Orr Jane & Andy Paine Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Pence Pollert Design Associates Inc. John & Lois Revell Rhoades Aviation, Inc. Jim & Shirley Richards Mr. & Mrs. David P. Roll Rotary Club of Columbus Carol Rumple Bill & Nan Russell Randy & Jill Scheidt Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. Schumaker, II John & Carolyn Seltzer

July 1, 2009-September 30, 2009

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Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Shafran Judy Shepherd Mr. & Mrs. Brett C. Skilbred Southern Roofing, Inc. Sherry Stark Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stevens Gregg & Judy Summerville Swifty Oil Co., Inc. L. Gene Tanner Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thompson T. Randall Tucker Barbara & Brooke Tuttle Victor Oolitic Stone Company Todd & Pam Voelz Volunteers in Medicine Staff Keith & Marcia Weedman Whippoorwill Garden Club Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Wilt Don & Jean Wolfe David & Laurie Wright

Scott Johnson

Merrill & Norma Clouse

Albert Jones Sherry Stark

Emma Kathryn Jones Willis A. Lorts, Jr.

Nancy Ann Losure Diana L. Mann

Molly Low Lisa Shafran Sherry Stark

Lynn F. Lowery

The Shafran Family

Stella Rominger McCullough James N. Williams

Julie McKinney

Jim & Susie Huntington Pauline H. Moore

John McMahan Sherry Stark

Philip R. Miller

Mary & Wayne Allman Steve & Julie Anthers Janet Anthony Harriet A. Armstrong Ken & Suzanne Arnold Barb Banks, John Battin, Shirley Campbell, Angela Cvelbar, Phyllis Hess, George Moon, Cindy Rice, Tim Ritz, Bev Ulrey, Patty Unrue, Melissa Willard Jim & Joan Bickel Kelly Boas Brett Boezeman Marilyn & Larry Brackney Julie & Adam Brinksneader Robert & Priscilla Brown Mr. & Mrs. John W. Burgeson Vonda Burkett Mr. & Mrs. Skip Burrows Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Byers Lynn Cain Elizabeth Carlos

Miller cont.

Sandy Carmichael Beth Carr Mr. & Mrs. Patrick D. Chasteen Dr. & Mrs. Kwok-Sang Chui Mike & Diane Clancy Mary Ann Clark Columbus East Athletic Department Columbus East High School Columbus Regional Hospital Columbus Regional Hospital Employees, Retirees & Auxiliary Members Stephen J. Cook The Coons Family Carol & Larry Cummins & Family Amy L. Darling George & Deborah Dinn Amy Dixon Danny & Connie Dixon Jim & Carolyn Dreslar Annette M. Drummond Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dutton Paul, Kathy, Luke & Joel Eisenbraun Mr. & Mrs. William B. Elliot Lynette & Jim Farless Janice Fisher Roger & Shirley Frazita Sally & Dave Fribley Steve Fushelberger Debbie & Chris George Mr. & Mrs. Lou Giovanini David Glesing Mike & Kay Gorday Jennifer Grant Chris Graves Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gron Connie K. Hagerty Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hagerty Charles & Sandra Hainz Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hajewski Teresa Haley Aiden Halvorsen & Kristian Halvorsen Lars & Julie Halvorsen & Allison Rutan Don & Patsy Harris Cris Henderson Doneda Henry Max A. Henry Robert P. Hoffman James W. Holland Amiee Horn Phil & Joan Houston Indiana University Foundation Brian Irwin Cathy (Boes) Jackson Anna Jacobson Kent Johnson Richard Johnson Martha Kalb Mr. & Mrs. John R. Kessler Robert & Carole Kleinops Denise Kocur Roberta Kroot

Miller cont.

Sarah Lanam Tim Lax Mr. & Mrs. Terry A. Luetgert Mark Pi’s China Gate Laurie Martin Mr. & Mrs. Harry Martinaitis Laura McCracken Lisa & Paul McHone Cindy & Ron McMillin Mr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Melvin Mr. & Mrs. William M. Melvin Earleen Mennen Earl Miller, Jr. Adrian Minnick Max & Joyce Moore, Pam Collier, Jenny Gates & Thomas Welte Jane Morris Navigator Friends Del & Letty Newkirk Bobby & Judy Nichols Northside Middle School Staff Ted & Ann Ogle Brenda Olmstead Katie Olson Chuck & Jean Ozols Susan Parsons Grace & Sam Pentzer Emily Philips Lori Phillips Bob & Judy Pitman Jim & Carol Ponsford Linda Redmon & Erika Bundza Crystal Riddle Linda Riley Mary Ann Robbins Taylor & Theresa Ross Candi Ruble John & Nancy Sadauskas Colin & Linda Scheidt Daria Schooler, M.D., Kirk Douglas, ACNP & Staff Deborah J. Schroer Terralin Schurr-Smith Joe, Lisa, Jessica & Drew Shafran Brenda Shaw Bill Shea Mr. & Mrs. James W. Solenberger Brian & Denise Spalding & Family Sherry Stark Robert N. Stewart James Stribling & Anne Courtney Delores Strietelmeier Kirby Tarry, M.D. Alfred (Skip) & Kris Taylor Judy Teague Kevin Tieskoetter Judy Venhaus John & June Vinson Jane Von Fange Kenneth S. Warbritton Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Webb Candice Weber Phillip, Connie & Joshua Weichman

Miller cont.

Richard & Nancy Weinberg Saundra S. Whipker Robin S. Whited Dr. Otto W. & Mrs. Erma A. Wickstrom Otto Wickstrom, III Mr. & Mrs. Paul D. Wiczynski Susan Woosley Laurie & David Wright

Andrew Parker Aaron Shaff

Betty J. Rutan

John K. & Shirley Robertson

Sara Ann Trimmer Ryan Patricia D. May

Merle Scudder

Mark & Beth Dilley Lisa Shafran Sherry Stark

Dorothy Settle Gene Settle

Barbara Westermeier Stewart Anonymous Branner N. Stewart

George & Juanita Stofer Cynthia Stofer

Marvin Tallent

Daniel & Melissa Vermillion

Curtiss Walker

Dennis & Lorna Sylvester

IN HoNor of: Tom Bigley

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Harvey

Bill & Jane Daniel Sherry Stark

Diane Doup Kim Powers

David Green

Tim & Susan Lax

Angela McKinney Pauline H. Moore

John Perry & Gladys Simmons Donald E. & Roseann Simmons

Katie Stam

Mr. & Mrs. Tom R. Finke

Sherry Stark

Unity Foundation of LaPorte County

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CAmeo INtroduCed to tHe He CommuNI CommuNIty Commu NIty ty Heritage Fund hosted the community launch of the Columbus Area MultiEthnic Organization (CAMEO) on Monday, September 14th in the Cal Brand Room at Columbus City Hall. CAMEO is the foundation’s Welcoming Community Initiative led by the Outreach Committee. Nine area ethnic associations have joined to share their cultures and traditions with each other and the Columbus area community. Leaders from the founding associations have structured CAMEO to be the point of access for information and programming that recognizes and celebrates the changing face of our community. Kenan Al-Husseini, CAMEO Chair, explained CAMEO’s mission and goals to the more than 100 people in attendance. Fourteen area organizations endorsed CAMEO prior to the launch. Visit CAMEO’s website to learn more about the organization and how to support its mission of building a welcoming community.

CAMEO members participated in the Ethnic Expo. From top left: Ready to March!!, Members of the Latin American and Korean Associations, Face painting at the CAMEO booth, Marching along Washington Street. Malek and Kenan Al-Husseini (CAMEO Chair) with Sarla Kaksi (Outreach Chair) and Arlette Cooper Tinsley (CAMEO Facilitator)

At HerItAge fuNd – All Are welCome wHetHer you HAve four legS or two! Heritage Fund’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce our newest agency endowed fund - The Bartholomew County Humane Society Endowment Fund. It was established by the Humane Society Board to support and carry out its mission. Humane Society Board member Cheryl Zuckschwerdt-Ellsbury said, “The board felt it was important for people to have a local animal charity at the community foundation. The shelter has been incorporated since 1966 and everything that is donated locally is used locally. The organization has major plans for a first class animal resource center.” According to Humane Society Shelter

Supervisor Jane Irwin, “The Humane Society Board chose Heritage Fund because the foundation is well respected and people have asked whether the Humane Society had a fund at Heritage Fund. Having this fund is a source of support now and in the future.” Animals are community members, too, and are in need of support. Gifts to this fund are a wonderful way to celebrate that “special” friend or to memorialize the passing of a loyal companion. Please visit the Humane Society website at to learn more.

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