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  • Blue River Community Foundation: BRCF September Newsletter

    September 2020
     
     
    SCHOLAR ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
    Patrick Addis is a 2017 graduate of Shelbyville High School and is currently attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  In 2017, Patrick was the recipient of three Blue River Community Foundation administered scholarships:
     
    He is grateful for these awards and is an active participant in BRCF’s Scholar Alumni group; recently agreeing to help with our Campus Connections opportunity.  Patrick is extremely community minded and leading the Friends of the Blue River effort.  The goal of this work is to help keep the trail clean from trash and invasive species that can harm the environment around it.  This summer he also interned for the City of Shelbyville in the engineering department.  READ MORE 
     
    LATEST ADDITION TO THE "ALLEY": SANDY ALLEN
    The latest installment to the Alley Activation project on E. Washington St. is a beautiful portrait of the late Sandy Allen.  Muralist, Greg Potter used oil painting and a pallet knife to create the unique depiction.  Potter stated, “I used vivid colors to protect her warm personality.”  As part of her estate plan, Sandy established the Sandy Allen Fund at BRCF.  This designated fund helps support Girls Inc. with an annual distribution.  
     
    INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING A FUND AT BRCF?
    Did you know that you can establish an unrestricted, community fund to help the ever-changing needs in Shelby County for a gift of only $1,700?  Through Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII Match Initiative, you can establish a named fund that supports your community today and tomorrow.  This opportunity to triple the impact of your gift has been extended until September 30, 2021.  As an added incentive for the 2020 tax year, the CARES Act includes provisions that affect both individual and corporate donors.  Please contact us to learn more.  We are happy to discuss options on how you can take advantage of this offer.
     
    CURRENT LIST OF COMMUNITY FUNDS
     
    IMPACT OF BRCF RELIEF EFFORTS
    To illustrate the impact BRCF’s Rapid Response and Emergency Grants have made in our community, we shared two examples last month:  Senses and Girls Inc.  This month we would like to continue by sharing the THANK YOU LETTER we received from Childrens’ Bureau, Inc.  Knowing that the $5,000 grant they received made a difference in the lives of 13 families solidifies the importance of this grant opportunity. 
    Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF) continues to follow the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.  To review our most up to date responses to local needs and to learn about currently available resources please click HERE
     
     
    DATES & DEADLINES TO KNOW
     
    October 12 -  Columbus Day; BRCF Office Closed

    November 1 - BRCF Winter Scholarship Application Cycle Opens                


     
     
     
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