• Blue River Community Foundation: BRCF June 2022 Newsletter

    June 2022
     
    2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
    Over $439,000 Awarded

    Since BRCF awarded their first scholarship in 1994, over $7.1 million has been awarded to students pursuing post-secondary credentials.  These monetary awards would not be possible without the donors who established the 92 active scholarship funds held at the Foundation.  To view the list of BRCF’s 2022 scholarship recipients, please click the button below.

    2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
     
    MEET THE ARTIST - GREG POTTER
    Downtown Shelbyville Event 
    BRCF is hosting a “Meet the Artist” event with muralist Greg Potter on Friday, June 3rd from 5-7 p.m.  The event will take place in first alley east of downtown Shelbyville. The Alley was recently activated and includes 7 portraits of local notably famous people from Shelby County painted by Mr. Potter.  Potter will be painting a surprise mural of a local “celebrity” and welcomes residents to observe as he works his magic.  Snowie of Indy will be at the end of the alley serving FREE small snow cones!

    The event is part of the Downtown Shelbyville Ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Public Square development.  Mayor Tom DeBaun will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. followed by live music from Ghost Radio, games, bounce house, cornhole tournament, food trucks, and Bourbon and Brews from 6-9 p.m.
     
    BLUE RIVER CROSS COUNTRY COURSE
    Snip Six Report
    Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau received a $35,000 grant during BRCF’s 2021 community grant cycle.  The grant provided the financial support needed to purchase a new PA system at Blue River Cross Country Course.  Thanks to the Morris L. & Mary F. Rose Fund and the Robert D. & Phyllis Ann Ellison Fund, both unrestricted endowed funds for community grantmaking, for making this funding possible.   
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    SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
    Register Now
    BRCF is once again hosting a summer, scholarship workshop. This popular opportunity is for Shelby County students on track to graduate in 2023. Interested students may select from one of the dates and time slots listed below to attend.
                        June 23rd       1 - 3 p.m.
                        July 14th        10 a.m.  - 12 p.m
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    To learn more about this opportunity, please review this FLYER or contact Julie Alvis at jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com or 317.392.7955 ext. 102. 
     
     
    REGISTER
     
    2022 COMMUNITY GRANTS
    Recipients Announced
    $94,752 was recently awarded during the Foundation's Community grant cycle.  These grants are made possible from field of interest and unrestricted, community grantmaking funds.  Thanks to our donors for making these awards possible.  
    Morristown Visionary Committee
    Committee members include:  Dede Allender, Jessica Brown, Kim Conner, and Shirley Shepherdson
    Girls Inc. of Shelbyville/Shelby County
    For Shelby County Boys & Girls Club

    pictured (l-r): Ashley Martin, Jordan England, and Amy Dillon
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    BRCF 2021 ANNUAL REPORT
    The Foundation's 2021 Annual Report is scheduled to be delivered to mailboxes soon.  In the meantime, please check out the digital version.  
     
    SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS 
    Nominations Closed
    Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2022 Spirit of Community Awards.  Numerous nominations were received for this cohort.  We will be announcing the recipients in the next few months.  PLEASE keep in mind, if your nominee is not selected to participate again next year.  
     
    NEW FUND ESTABLISHED
    Thanks to our generous donors for choosing BRCF to help with their philanthropic goals.


    Grover Center Museum &
    Historical Society Agency Fund
    "The Shelby County Historical Society was astounded at the generosity of Mr. Neibler in supporting our mission of collaborating within our communities to honor the history of the county by celebrating its past, engaging in the present, and inspiring the future. The board unanimously agreed that partnering with the Blue River Community Foundation would be the best way to honor his commitment to the organization and our local communities in Shelby County. Although there are several projects that could immediately use the support that this donation would provide, it was important to the board that Mr. Neibler’s gift was one which would continue to provide for generations to come.  Establishing an agency fund as an endowment with the Foundation ensures his legacy and will continue to support our mission long past this fiscal year." 
                                                                                                  -Vincent Bradburn
     
    DATES & DEADLINES TO KNOW
     
    June 1 - Community Racino Grants cycle opens

    June 3  -  Meet the Artist: Greg Potter @ the Alley 5-7 p.m.

    June 20  -  Juneteenth Observed; BRCF Office Closed

    June 24  -  BRCF Scholarship Workshop 1-3 p.m.

    June 28  -  Nonprofit Roundtable: What Do They Know  - Message & Marketing

    July 1  -  Summer Scholarship Application Cycle opens
    (for students on track to graduate high school by June 2023)

    July 1  -  Scholarship claim forms due for 2022 recipients

    July 4 - July 4th Holiday; BRCF Office Closed
     
     
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    Shelbyville, IN 46176

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