Warsaw Elks Lodge 802 Assists Those With Diabetes With Gift To Jimmy Baker Fund

KOSCIUSKO —The Warsaw Elks Lodge recently presented the Kosciusko County Community Foundation with a check for $1,815 from the proceeds of their 11th Annual Jimmy Baker Memorial Diabetes Fund golf scramble. The gift will support the Jimmy Baker Memorial Diabetes Fund, a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community … Read More

Purdue Club Of Kosciusko County Announces Scholarship Recipients

WARSAW — Members of the Purdue Club of Kosciusko County are pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Purdue Scholars of Kosciusko County Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Kosciusko County residents who are in their junior or senior year at Purdue University who demonstrate work ethic … Read More

The Sun Shines on the Oakwood Art Festival

SYRACUSE— Visitors to the 2017 Oakwood Art Festival, hosted by Chautauqua-Wawasee, 702 E. Lake View Rd., Syracuse, Saturday, Aug. 26, basked in a clear, sunny day, ideal conditions for viewing a wide variety of works by artists and artisans from all over the upper Midwest. Nicole Stevens, a … Read More

Community Foundation Grant Helps Revamp Etna Green Park

ETNA GREEN — A grant through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation helped fund a new playground for Heritage Park, West High St., Etna Green. Suzie Light, executive director of Kosciusko County Community Foundation, visited Heritage Park on Aug. 8 to present members of Etna Green’s town council with … Read More

Fall 2017 Deadline For Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

KOSCIUSKO — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation’s deadline for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application will be at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Kosciusko County high school seniors in the top 20 percent of their graduating class are invited to apply. A link to the online application is … Read More

Donor Advised Funds Growing In Popularity At Kosciusko County Community Foundation

KOSCIUSKO — Donor advised funds are the fasting-growing way for donors to give in the United States. They are also increasing in popularity at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, which holds more than 50 donor advised funds. The donor’s gift is placed in a named fund (usually named … Read More

Indiana Youth Institute Holds Forum About The State Of Children In Kosciusko County

WARSAW — The Indiana Youth Institute and the Kosciusko County Community Foundation hosted a seminar on Thursday, June 29, designed to facilitate discussion about the state of children in Kosciusko County. Katie Kincaid, data and research analyst for IYI, shared statistics to propel a data-driven conversation about local … Read More

American Legion Post 253 Donates To KC Riley Kids Fund In Memory Of Mike Elwood

KOSCIUSKO — Members of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster recently presented a donation in the amount of $809.25 to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation for the KC Riley Kids Fund. The donation was made in memory of past American Legion member, Mike Elwood, who passed … Read More

2017 KCSD Hoschstetler Scholarship Award Winners

KOSCIUSKO — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation recently awarded three local Warsaw students with the Phillip Hochstetler Memorial Scholarships. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Det./Sgt. Phil Hochstetler was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 29, 1994, while investigating a theft.  Det./Sgt. Hochstetler was pursuing a … Read More

Community Foundation Helps Fund Hoosiers Feeding The Hungry

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant award of $1,500. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 1,150 pounds of donated large game and livestock … Read More

KEYS Promotes Literacy To Second Graders

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Members of Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services, the Kosciusko County Community Foundation’s youth philanthropy program, encouraged literacy among nearly 1,000 second graders during Read Across Kosciusko County today, Feb. 23. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the literacy event. KEYS students and adult volunteers traveled … Read More

KEYS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY —  During the 1995-1996 school year, Kosciusko County Community Foundation brought together middle and high school students from Tippecanoe Valley, Warsaw and Wawasee School Corporations to form Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services. A grant from Dekko Foundation helped develop the program aimed at teaching young people about … Read More

Max And Kathryn Beigh Educational Endowment Fund Established

KOSCIUSKO — Representatives from the Claypool United Methodist Church presented a check in the amount of $309,250 to Kosciusko County Community Foundation to establish the Max and Kathryn Beigh Educational Endowment Fund. The scholarship was funded through a trust that the Beighs created as part of their estate … Read More

Cardinal Services Art Program Receives Grant

KOSCIUSKO – Cardinal Services, Inc. was recently presented with a grant in the amount of $10,840 from the William and Helen Dye Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, in support of their new art program, Red Bird Studio. The studio serves the organization’s … Read More

Event To Focus On Identifying Trafficking

WARSAW — Human trafficking is the fastest growing, second-largest criminal enterprise in the world, generating an estimated $150 billion annually. The toll it takes on its victims lasts a lifetime, especially when those victims are young children. In an effort to help educators, parents, youth ministers and others … Read More

Community Foundation Promotes Cannon

KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko County Community Foundation announced the promotion of Amy Cannon to program director. Cannon was hired in 2012 as program officer. Her initial responsibilities included administrative processes related to grants from community funds, Kosciusko REMC Operation Round Up fund, KEYS and scholarships. “Amy’s promotion is a … Read More