WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Gidieon Orion Cook Memorial Fund.
Gidieon Cook was struck and killed by a vehicle on June 10 as he was returning home after summer school classes. Cook had been dropped off at Harrison Elementary and was crossing Husky Trail where it meets North Pointe Drive on his way home with some of his siblings.
When Cook tragically passed away this past summer at only 8 years old, the outpouring of love and support from the Kosciusko County community was a lifeline for his mother, Keri Cook, said a news release from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation
It was this support that inspired her to find a way to give back to the community. By creating the Gidieon Orion Cook Memorial Fund, Cook can give back to the community that has supported her family since her son’s passing, while also ensuring that his name will never be forgotten.
As a Community Fund, the Gidieon Orion Cook Memorial Fund will help the Kosciusko County Community Foundation responds to the changing needs in the county. Community Funds make grants to support programs that provide services and resources to low-income families, provide arts and cultural experiences in our area, support victims of domestic violence, nonprofit child care programs, trails and recreational projects, and so much more.
For a limited time, all donations received to Community Funds, like the Gidieon Orion Cook Memorial Fund, will be matched $2 for $1 by Lilly Endowment Inc. Triple your impact by making a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Gidieon Orion Cook Memorial Fund at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Gifts can be made online at www.kcfoundation.org or via check to 102 E. Market Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 with “Gidieon Cook” in the memo line, said the news release.