On Thursday, December 12th the Ripley County Community Foundation proudly announced Gage Unrath as Ripley County's 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Gage will receive full tuition for 4 years and a $900 per year book stipend to the Indiana College or University of his choice. Although Gage is currently unsure which college he will attend, he plans to pursue a degree in Mathematics.
Gage, the son of Vince and Jennifer Unrath, is a senior at Jac-Cen-Del High School. He is actively involved in many clubs at school, such as the Robotics Team, the History Academic Team, and serves as the Captain for the Mathematic Academic Team. Graduating in the top of his class, Gage is also a member of the National Honors Society, participates in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, and serves as a peer tutor in an array of subjects.
Congratulations Gage on your hard work and achievements!
The Community Foundation's Newest Funds
Members of the community took advantage of the Ripley County Community Foundation's 5th annual Day of Giving on Friday, November 8th. Four endowed fund were created to support or benefit local organizations in Ripley County.
Batesville Kiwanis Scholastic Award Fund - to support the Batesville High School's annual scholastic awards and event program
Brown Family Legacy Fund - to support the Oncology Support Services at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville
Edward Goble Memorial Scholarship - for graduates of Ripley or Franklin County that plan to study or pursue a degree in social science, environmental science, public affairs, public safety, or education
Irma H. Rohls Legacy Fund - to benefit the St. Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery
Thank you to everyone who contributed on our Day of Giving. Your continuous support allows us to "Connect People Who Care with Causes that Matter."
Happy Holidays from Our Families to Yours
The Ripley County Community Foundation would like to wish everyone a very blessed Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! We appreciate the generosity and support from everyone this year. "Somehow, not only for Christmas, but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others, is the Joy that comes back to you;
And the more you spend in blessing, the poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing, returns to make you glad."
~ John Greenleaf Whittier