Funds

CFCC Funds By Type

AGENCY/ORGANIZATION DESIGNATED FUNDS

Blue River Services, Inc. Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Blue River Services, Inc.

Cheri Greiner Memorial Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Benefits the Children's Programs of Crawford County Public Library.

Comfort House Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Comfort House Child Advocacy Center/Southern Indiana Regional Alliance to Prevent Exploitation, Inc.

Community Presbyterian Church (Leavenworth) 

FUND TYPE:

Agency Endowment

PURPOSE:

To provide support to Community Presbyterian Church

Crawford County 4-H Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports the 4-H County Council of Crawford County

Crawford County Youth BB/SB Inc.

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Offer CCY Base/Soft Ball participants' scholarship.

Joan Ritchie - Lincoln Hills Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Lincoln Hills Development Corporation

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

1815 Preservation Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Preserve/Maintain the Historic Riddle Cemetery in Riddle IN.

CFCC Educational Attainment Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Supports Educational Grant making of all kinds.

Crawford County Community Network

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Provide support for connecting people to resources and information within the Crawford County Community.

Doris June Snider Kaiser Memorial Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Volunteer Recognition event every other year.

GIRLS - 500 Women's Project

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Field of Interest, Nonpermanent: Women & Girls.

Harry B & Rita J Harden Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Field of Interest

JAMES (Join And Multiply Effective Service) 

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Provide maintenance and preservation support for the Union Chapel Yates Cemetery in Grantsburg, Indiana.

Kevin and Debra Mason Family Education Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

12/30/23

PURPOSE:

Avail. Dist. To split between Crawford & Orange Co Econ Dev to Power or Utility Construction and other trade certifications, licensure or Associate degrees.

Mt. Sterling Historical Association Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Historic Preservation and maintenance of Mt. Sterling of Crawford County, IN

Olive Poe Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

Historic Preservation of the Town of Marengo, IN

Roggenkamp Family Endowment for S.T.E.M. Awareness

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

STEM activities and awareness

WBRO-FM Public Radio Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Field of Interest

PURPOSE:

WBRO Radio

DESIGNATED PURPOSE FUND

Alma I & Wilson Bye Memorial Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

CCCS 3rd Grade Classrooms

Boys & Girls Club Benefitting Crawford County

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrison-Crawford Counties for services in Crawford County.

CFCC Allocated Award Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Endowment Growth within Crawford County

CFCC Disaster Relief Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Disaster Relief

CFCC Operating Reserve Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Operations of the CFCC

Crawford County Community Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Pursuant to the CFCC Board of Directors.

Crawford County Historical and Genealogy Society Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Crawford County Historical & Genealogical Society

Crawford County Library Development Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports the Public Library for Children's Programming.

Crawford County United Ministries Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Crawford County United Ministries.

Crawford County Veteran's Memorial Association

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Crawford County Veteran's Memorial: add more veterans to the Memorial and structural maintenance.

Crawford County Youth Philanthropy Council

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports the Crawford County Youth Philanthropy Council and its grant making

First Savings Bank Crawford County Employees Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

First Savings Bank/IUS Scholarship 409.

First Savings Bank Crawford County Valedictorian & Salutatorian Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

CCCS for CCHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Support

Friends of the Marengo Big Springs Old Town Church

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

To provide support to the Marengo Big Springs Old Town Church

Gregory Binkley - Wounded Warrior Project Memorial Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

James & Joyce Mulzer Education Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Crawford County Elementary Schools

Maxine Froman Memorial Trust Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Senior (55 and older) entertainment

Riddle Historical Preservation Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports the Riddle Historical Association's Preservation Efforts

Wickliffe Historical Association Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Support the maintenance of Wickliffe Cemetery.

Wickliffe United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Designated Purpose

PURPOSE:

Supports Wickliffe United Methodist Church

SPECIAL PROJECT FUNDS

Capital Campaign Fund

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

CFCC Properties, LLC

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

Crawford County Emergency Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

DJSK Volunteer Event

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

PURPOSE:

Temporary to track donations for the biannual DJSK Volunteer Event

Gaming Fund

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

Josie Breeden Children's Learning Center of the Breeden Memorial Library

FUND TYPE:

Special Project

PURPOSE:

Serves as a passthrough for donations made to the Breeden Memorial Library in memory of Josie Breeden for projects concerning the Josie Breeden Children's Learning Center of the Breeden Memorial Library

DONOR
ADVISED FUNDS

Dancing for Denise Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Women and Girls

Established in June of 2019 with a partial match of $12,500, this fund was created by a group of women to honor Denise Orwhick through philanthropy. Events were held, silent auctions took place and donations were made to create this fund. The officers of this group at the time it was established are: Pam Bennett Martin, Karen Dones, Laura Pfaffenburger and Angie Timberlake. This is a donor advised fund and can be used for any charitable purpose defined by the officers and current members of Dancing for Denise.

GIRLS, Giving Circle Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Nonpermanent, Donor Advised: Women & Girls

Established in January 2006, this fund was established to raise money to support women and girls in Southern Indiana. This fund is now overseen by the CFCC Board of Directors.

Howard T & Edna M Eastridge Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Head Start of Crawford County—Permanent Designation 7.9.19

Established in December of 2001 by Steve Eastridge and Jane Smith, this fund honors their parents, Howard T and Edna Eastridge by supporting the Head Start program in Crawford County each year.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Endowment (Corporate)

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

DAF "Secondary Education Support"

Established in December 1998, Raymond Schwenk of Jasper Engines and Transmissions established this fund to support secondary education in Crawford County.

Maxine Standiford Redding Donor Designated Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised

Established in December of 2008, Maxine Standiford Redding established this fund as a donor advised fund, but quickly realized she wanted to primarily support the Arts. Since Mrs. Redding passed away in 2022, her niece, Maria Standiford Wishart now oversees the fund's expenditures.

Milltown United Methodist Church Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised: Support specific projects and programs in the Crawford Co. area that reflect Christian values.

In preparation for the Church by the same name's closure in December 2018, this fund was established with the donations of local residents in the church's name. The remaining members, in spite of their own grief in closign the church building, wanted the name to continue forever as a testament to the members' collective faith and purpose in our community. This fund received more than $37,000 in matching dollars. This fund will be used to support specific projects and programs in the Crawford Co. area that reflect Christian values.

Pat House Literary Experiences Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

12/20/2022

Pennington - Hillenburg Family Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised

Robert Thomas Cadwallader Memorial Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

12/28/2022

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised

Roger & Karen Haverstock Endowment Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised

Samuel A. and Dr. Teela D. Crecelius Community Fund

FUND TYPE:

Donor Advised Fund

PURPOSE:

Donor Advised

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS (Community Grantmaking)

C. A. Poling Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

CFCC Challenge Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

12/20/21

CFCC Founder's Fund - Charter Member Society

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

Donald R. Standiford Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

1/1/23

Earl E. Harbeson & Ronald J. Knies Grantmaking Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

General Unrestricted: Established to memorialize two wonderful men.

Making Generosity Last Forever Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

Milton and Ruth Roggenkamp Family Unrestricted Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

Paul Sanders Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

Schulz/Schultz Family Charitable Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

PURPOSE:

General Unrestricted

Siler McClain Fund

FUND TYPE:

General Unrestricted

12/30/22

PURPOSE:

Unrestricted

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Carly Marie Birkla Memorial Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

John and Kelly Birkla established the Carly Marie Birkla Memorial Scholarship in memory of their beautiful daughter, Carly Marie in 2005. Carly was born in 1985 and was a Crawford County High School graduate in 2003. Carly was a very social person who enjoyed spending time with friends. Even sports was more of a social engagement for her. She loved to shop, loved children, butterflies and was a happy, bubbly person. She was studying to be a nurse at the time she passed. Her friends and family miss her very much.

John and Kelly, along with family and many friends, have done a wonderful job of growing their endowment fund to ensure Carly’s legacy, and the education of students from Crawford County forever. 

Carr Family Memorial Scholarship

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

This scholarship honors both Janet Carr and Keith Carr, mother and son.

About the Honorees
Keith Carr, who passed away in 2007, was an active member in the community. He was a deacon at Fairview General Baptist Church and coached girls’ basketball at Patoka Elementary School.

Janet Carr, who passed away in 2008, was the mother of Keith Carr, was also an active member in the community as she was a librarian at Patoka Elementary School, a volunteer for Relay for Life and attended Highfill Chapel Church in Taswell.

This scholarship is awarded each year to memorialize these two individuals. It supports a graduating Crawford County High School senior who participated in extracurricular activities, used a library as part of their education and resides in either the Eckerty or Taswell areas.

CCHS Class of 2009 Scholarship

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established by Wyatt Jackson, but is not yet large enough to make an award.

Crawford County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship(s)

Crawford County Paul W. Ogle Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

4 Yr. Renewable Scholarships


Mr. Paul W. Ogle was from Switzerland County, Indiana. He started a bottled gas business called Silgas. When Mr. Ogle passed away, the business was sold and scholarships all over Southern Indiana were established, in addition to the formation of a private foundation.

The scholarship fund held at the CFCC has performed so well in these past few years, that the CFCC Board has approved providing two awards from the fund. This scholarship takes the edge off of financial planning since it offers recurring educational expenses over a 4-year period of time.

Crawford/Harrison Bar Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Donald E. Sloan and A. Aledia Sloan Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

About the Sloans:
A Purdue University graduate, Donald E. Sloan was employed by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service here in Crawford County and helped to prevent soil erosion when Interstate 64 was being built by sharing his expertise regarding the planting of certain grasses and advising on slope and other matters related to its construction.

He and Aledia (Wright) Sloan, who was a nurse, resided in Grantsburg and were members of Grantsburg Christian Church. Both were born in 1922 and strongly believed in the Christian way of life and in contributing to the community. These values are reflected in the criteria for this scholarship. Donald referred to Grantsburg as “the dimple of Universe” because of its natural and often understated beauty.

Donald passed away in 2004 and Aledia followed later in 2013. Both Mr. & Mrs. Sloan are buried at Grantsburg Cemetery, even though they had moved to Florida for a length of time following retirement.

This scholarship was formed from a Trust that Mr. & Mrs. Sloan established in December of 1990. Following their passing, the Trust (under the administration of Jim Bye prior to the English State Bank being sold, was moved to the Community Foundation in 2011 to form this scholarship endowment to enable all future generations would benefit.

Dr. Milton W. Roggenkamp & Mrs. Ruth I. Roggenkamp Scholarship *

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

4 Yr Renewable Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2009. Dr. Roggenkamp and his well-loved, belated, wife Ruth created their scholarship to reflect their lifetime of interests, careers, and fondness for Crawford County. The Roggenkamp’s have done a great deal for young adults in Crawford County by establishing these scholarship funds and other funds as well. This coveted scholarship is a 4 yr. renewable award.

The Legacy of Dr. & Mrs. Milton W. (Ruth I.) Roggenkamp
Dr. Milton W. Roggenkamp (MWR) and his wife, Ruth, have/had been philanthropists for a long time, making the sharing of their time, talents and treasure a part of their unified plan to continue serving. MWR, at one time said, “I have a strong motivation to bring continuing educational awareness to CC [Crawford County] students…” He became a major donor to several entities but his upbringing was modest and times were not as easy then. He did not always have as much to share, but he shared what he had even then.

Milton W. Roggenkamp was born to Albert Victor and Elizabeth (Betsy) Olda (Altes). Following the passing of his mother, Albert married Ruth May of Milltown, Indiana. It was here that he received the latter part of his elementary and high school education from 1935 to 1942. Higher education was not a common part of conversation at that time. “Those were economic depression years,” said MWR. “Even my parents did not broach the subject of going to college, as they could not provide funds for it. The only person in Milltown who inquired about my future plans was Mr. Harry Lemmon, [the] superintendent of the rock quarry in Milltown. He was a customer on my paper route. I told him there was no chance to go to college for me unless I could [gain] an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies. He nodded his head affirmatively that he heard me, but that was the end of that.”

MWR continued, “Little did I know that in a couple of years I would be in the military, eventually becoming eligible for the G.I. Bill.” From the winter of 1942 through the spring of 1943 he served in the Navy as an apprentice seaman, later becoming an Aviation Radioman and training as a dive-bomber. In 1945, his group moved to Aleutian Islands preparing to invade Japan, but thankfully the war ended in the fall. He married the love of his life, Ruth Imogene Wenning of Palmyra while home on leave in July 1945. He had to report back just two days later. They missed each other terribly during the months leading to the end of the war. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Compelled to provide for his now growing family, MWR took an entry-level position at the quartermaster depot and felt stifled. It was then that he decided to take advantage of the G.I. Bill. Because there were so many returning to college following the war, he felt fortunate to be accepted at the University of Louisville (U of L).

Even with the G.I. Bill, MWR had to drive an old vehicle (which needed near weekly repairs) back and forth from Palmyra to U of L each day of classes. It was not easy for their new family and his wife, Ruth, made the daily sacrifices of being a wife and mother so he could go. MWR mentioned that early in his career as a doctor, he delivered 33 babies and got paid for three of them. That made for slim pickings for their family with not much to share other than his talent as a doctor, which was actually an amazing gift to those families.

Together, they decided he would specialize in pathology. As the family grew, now with 4 sons, their lives changed, and together moved from place to place; finally ending up back in Indiana.

Ruth and MWR acted as a unit right up until the time she passed away in early 2017. They were devoted to each other. He said, “the Lord bestowed us with abundant grace and blessed us with 71 ½ years of marriage and four sons, all of whom survive.”

Eddie & Robert Hammond & Everett Mason VFW

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Elsia Patricia Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

The Elsia Patricia Cox Memorial Scholarship was developed as a result of a bequest with the CFCC as a benefactor of Ms. Cox’s estate.

About Elsia Patricia Eastridge Cox
Elsia was born in 1936 as Elsia Patricia Eastridge and married Patrick G. Cox in 1954 just following her high school graduation from Leavenworth High School.

She was a housewife, mother and bookkeeper for her husband’s business, the Leavenworth Tavern during the 50s and 60s. Elsia sewed full time at a factory in New Albany while her daughters attended school. This position did not fulfill her so she returned to school to become a nurse and worked at Floyd Memorial Hospital, first as an LPN, then continuing her education to complete her RN degree.

Raising children, being a wife, working weekends and going to school was not easy, but it paid off for her. She retired from Floyd Memorial after 35 years of fulltime work, but continued to work a couple of days each month for several years.

Elsia was an avid reader, sewed for her family, and loved to knit and crochet. She loved to travel internationally and in the USA.

Elsia believed in education and wanted this scholarship fund to help others to achieve their dreams. Elsia passed away in 2006. This scholarship is part of her legacy and is currently overseen by Teresa Cox Headington, Elsia's daughter.

English High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship(s)

In 1998, the CFCC Board of Directors made a decision to challenge each of the former High School Alumni Associations by offering a $5,000 match to establish a scholarship endowment fund. To date those funds have grown and supported many, many students throughout the county. The Alumni Associations take this scholarship business very seriously!

They provide volunteers to serve as a minor member of the evaluation team charged with selecting the scholars. They often talk about how difficult making those decisions is for them. The closing of the school after the 2015/2016 school year made this alumni group even more important to securing scholarship funds for future generations.

English High and Elementary Schools made a significant impact on the students who attended there and who live in the English area.

First Savings Bank Crawford County/IUS Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Founded in October of 2000, The IUS First Savings Bank Crawford Region Scholarship was established to support Crawford County High School graduating seniors who will attend IUS following graduation. IUS is currently and historically the closest university to the residents of Crawford County. Special thanks to the bank and Jim Bye for planning ahead to assist our community’s future leaders.

Gary L. Smith Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Hillview Christian Church Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

This fund was originally established as the result of Samuel Curtis Bowles being the recipient of the Governor’s Awards for Tomorrow’s Leaders by the Indiana Humanities Council and the office of Indiana’s Governor (Mitch Daniels) in 2009, which included a cash award.

At the time of the award, Sam elected to use that award to establish a scholarship fund here at the CFCC in the name of his home church, Hillview Christian Church.

Later, his mother (Rita K. Newkirk Bowles), a lifelong Crawford County resident, longtime educator with the CCCS system, and one of the original founding family members that established Hillview Christian Church, passed away from cancer while still in her prime of life.

Many memorial contributions increased the size of the fund enough to produce a scholarship award.

Howard & Julia King Endowment Scholarship Fund *

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Howard and Julia (Enlow) King were married in 1943. Howard passed away in 1974. Julia King passed away in 2000 at 95 yrs. old in English, IN.

Julia was an educator in Crawford County most of her adult life and was a strong advocate for education. Both of them were active in the Grantsburg and surrounding community, as well as at their church.

Through the foresight of this couple in establishing a will in 1977, they created the path for this scholarship fund to promote education and to memorialize their marriage in perpetuity. This award is renewable over 4 years.

Originally established through English State Bank, Jim Bye oversaw the transfer of the funds to establish this scholarship at the CFCC.

IUS Scholarship Fund/Bayward & Mary Ann Cole

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

IUS Scholarship Fund/Dr. Herbert E. Smith

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Kaiser Family Scholarship Fund *

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

4 Yr Renewable Scholarship

The Kaiser Family scholarship was initiated with memorial gifts received in 1984 at the passing of Clarence Edward Kaiser who was born in 1898. Donations by members of the Kaiser family and others have been added since 1984 to grow the endowment. The scholarship was established at the English State Bank and was later transferred to the Community Foundation in 1998.

Samuel Kaiser (1835-1909) and Mary Stemply (1845-1907) both were born in Switzerland and naturalized in Crawford County, Indiana in 1866 as citizens of the United States. Their farm in Patoka Township of Crawford County Indiana was designated as a Centennial Hoosier Homestead by the State of Indiana and is recognized as “the home place” by their descendants.

The Kaiser Family developed the guidelines for a scholarship available to a Crawford County High School graduate seeking a baccalaureate degree from one of Indiana’s colleges and universities.

The Kaiser Family Scholarship focuses on the development of the student’s talents and to become a productive citizen with a positive influence on his or her community.

The scholarship is spread over four years, thus it is a renewable scholarship.

The Scholarship recipient is selected from a list of applicants by a committee of volunteers selected by the Community Foundation of Crawford County.

Larry K. Eastridge Memorial Scholarship

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Larry Keith Eastridge was born in in Huntingburg in 1948. He married Diane Lawson in 1970. For more than 34 years, Larry served as an educator, counselor and mentor at Crawford County Community Schools. He was a Deacon in his church at Fairview General Baptist Church and was President of the Fairview Cemetery Board, Board of the English Elementary Alumni Foundation and was a former Community Foundation of Crawford County Board member.

Larry was a huge Wolf Pack sports fan and cared about every member of the Crawford County community, often helping them behind the scenes by performing acts of kindness. Giving a student a ride, helping a mom with her grocery bill, or sharing a kind word on behalf of someone who needed a reference.

Larry passed away in May of 2007 at the young age of 58. He is greatly missed by all who knew him.

The scholarship fund was established at that time by family and friends as a memorial to him. It will continue forever. 

Leavenworth High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship(s)

In 1998, the CFCC Board of Directors made a decision to challenge each of the former High School Alumni Associations by offering a $5,000 match to establish a scholarship endowment fund. Established by Jim Bye, this alumni group continues to fundraise and add to this fund each year. Their efforts pay off as now they award multiple scholarships each year.

To date those funds have grown and supported many, many students throughout the county. The Alumni Associations take this scholarship business very seriously! They provide volunteers to serve as a minor member of the evaluation team charged with selecting the scholars. They often talk about how difficult making those decisions is for them.

Marengo High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship(s)

In 1998, the CFCC Board of Directors made a decision to challenge each of the former High School Alumni Associations by offering a $5,000 match to establish a scholarship endowment fund.

To date those funds have grown and supported many, many students throughout the county. The Alumni Associations take this scholarship business very seriously!

They provide volunteers to serve as a minor member of the evaluation team charged with selecting the scholars. They often talk about how difficult making those decisions is for them. Various alumni make it possible to remember Marengo High School and its subsequent Middle School. Although it closed as a school at the end of the 20-21 school year, the building and its location remind us of what was.

McIntosh Family Teaching Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

About the McIntoshes
The family of Sherman and Ruby McIntosh established this memorial scholarship in 2002 with the Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC). Daughter, Doris Roberts, and grandchildren John D Hoge, Henry William Hoge and Jane Mathis selected the CFCC as a way to leave a legacy in memory of Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh, and as a way for students who are pursing the field of education to receive scholarship assistance.

Sherman and Ruby McIntosh owned and ran the Old Town Store across the street from their home. They also owned and operated McIntosh's Motel, which was located adjacent to their home. In addition, Sherman served as Crawford County Surveyor for a period of time. Ruby trained as a teacher before her marriage and taught for some time in Crawford County. The McIntoshes raised two daughters, Joy and Doris, had five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren so far. Many of Sherman and Ruby's descendants are teachers or have taught as part of another chosen career path.

Members of the McIntosh family firmly believe in continuing education at all levels of one’s life. Our community needs skilled and talented individuals to become educators. Educators mold young minds and create a classroom environment that lends itself to exploration, discovery, and mastery of subject matter. It is a high calling that serves our community and our world well!

Metzger Family Agricultural Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the CFCC Board of Directors as a way to memoirialize the Metzger Family and their contributions to the Crawford County community's way of life.

Raymond Metzger was a partner in Metzger Greenhouse and Farms. He was also the youngest supervisor to serve on the Crawford County Soil & Water Conservation Board having served as Chairman for more than 10 years. He was also a past president of Lincoln Hills R C & D, a 4-H Club Council member, the Purdue Extension Board, the Cattlemen’s Association, as an advisor to the Milltown Vocation Agricultural Department, and a longtime member of Milltown United Methodist Church among many other rolls of servant leadership representing Crawford County.

In honor of his demonstrated public service, and that of his entire family, the CFCC started this fund with one donation. It has now grown to be large enough produce a scholarship award.

Milltown High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

In 1998, the CFCC Board of Directors made a decision to challenge each of the former High School Alumni Associations by offering a $5,000 match to establish a scholarship endowment fund. To date those funds have grown and supported many, many students throughout the county. The Alumni Associations take this scholarship business very seriously!

They provide volunteers to serve as a minor member of the evaluation team charged with selecting the scholars. They often talk about how difficult making those decisions is for them. The Milltown High School Alumni group is personally involved in fundraising and raising the value of their scholarship awards each year.

Milltown United Methodist Church Scholarship *

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Norman A. Roggenkamp Memorial Scholarship *

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Milton W. Roggenkamp and Mrs. Ruth Roggenkamp in memory of Dr. Roggenkamp’s brother, Norman in 2008. The Roggekamp family came to live in Milltown, IN in 1935. Captain Norman Roggenkamp was a young pilot of only 21 years and 4 days of age who had been reported missing in June when flying his 30th mission; but was killed during WWII in July 1944. He received a purple heart for his heroic actions, but left behind a wife, Viginia, and unborn daughter, Nancy Lee (after whom he named his plane). Norman never got to meet his daughter in person. A former Boy Scout, gaduate of Milltown High School, a high school athlete; he was a member and regular attender at Milltown Methodist Church. He enlisted as a cadet in the Army Air Corpots in January, 1942 at 18 years of age, he became a pilot and was sent overseas in November 1943. He became a squandron operations officer, a command pilot, and was promoted to first lieutenant and then to captain. This scholarship is a 4 yr. renewable award.

Novy E. Gobbel and Lula J. Gobbel Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

About the Gobbels: Novy Gobbel, born in 1890 passed away at 74 yrs. of age in 1965. Novy E. Gobbel was a medical doctor as was his father before him. His Dad moved to Grantsburg which meant Dr. Gobbel’s early life began there. Later, he married Lula Cummins Gobbel who was born in 1892 and passed away at age 85 in 1978. They had no children. Why does this matter to you now, you might ask?

Because they lived in a time unknown to all of today’s scholars and a time all but forgotten in the 21st century. When house calls were the norm, and a Dr. like Mr. Gobbel would sit at the bedside of a young lovestruck girl, day and night, until she passed away from meningitis, a disease she contracted because she refused to leave the side of her sweetheart. At ages 14 & 16, these young people were about to be married. Contrast, for a moment, that with all the hopes and dreams we collectively share in this time, with access to medications and treatments they did not have.

Lifelong residents of Crawford County in the English/Grantsburg area, Dr. Gobbel was the County Health Commissioner. Since he and Lula had no children, their legacy is this scholarship fund, which was established in 1974. They wanted to help other people’s children receive support so they could also live successful lives.

Originally set up as a trust at the English State Bank, Jim Bye ensured the future of this scholarship by moving it to the Community Foundation of Crawford County in 2011. This scholarship is earmarked for a student residing in the Sterling Township and graduating from Crawford County High School.

Patoka Elementary Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship(s)

In 1998, the CFCC Board of Directors made a decision to challenge each of the former High School Alumni Associations by offering a $5,000 match to establish a scholarship endowment fund. To date those funds have grown and supported many, many students throughout the county. The Alumni Associations take this scholarship business very seriously!

They provide volunteers to serve as a minor member of the evaluation team charged with selecting the scholars. They often talk about how difficult making those decisions is for them. Established by Clarence “Jim” Kaiser 1998, the alumni of Patoka continue to give in assisting the young adults of Crawford County.

Philip Bird Memorial Scholarship

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Phillip E Brown & Mary Louise Brown Scholarship Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Roggenkamp Gold Star Mother/Purple Heart Recipient Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Provide scholarship support to progeny of Gold Star Mother or Purple Heart Recipient.

Ronald D. Patton Scholarship Endowment

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Shawn Allen Howe Memorial Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

When Shawn Howe graduated from Crawford County High School in 2000, he had a dream to continue his education and get a job at Toyota. He was well on his way to completing his education and he had received his dream job at Toyota. Unfortunately, his life was tragically cut short in an automotive accident before he could fulfill the dream of completing his education.

Shawn believed in being a good neighbor; that the people of Crawford County should help one another. He also believed in the value of work. His family established the Shawn Allen Howe Memorial Scholarship as a means of honoring Shawn and his dream and that the student selected would be someone who believes in neighbors helping neighbors, and who demonstrates those traits in the way he or she lives.

This scholarship is awarded to a Crawford County High School Senior to assist him/her in attaining the dream of attending college.

Sheri Adams Zilke Memorial Scholarship Fund

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Sharon Louise Adams in 1953, became the eldest of 4 children. Sheri was a die-hard IU fan; both educationally and related to sports. When she headed off to IU, she thought she would be an educator; but when she fell in love with math, that became her major. She went to work for IPS Corporation where she became a Systems Analyst.

She was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and told she would live no longer than 2 yrs. She fought hard and smart learning all she could and lived an additional 3 yrs. just 3 wks. after she resigned from her job.

In addition to being a sports fan, Sheri fought for women’s rights, the environment and the Red Cross. She was loved by all who knew her.

This scholarship stands as an eternal testament to all that Sheri was. The Sheri Adams Zilke Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2006 to support graduates bound for Indiana University—any campus qualifies.

Zachary Robert Allen Baseball Memorial Scholarship

FUND TYPE:

Scholarship

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

Established in 2012, John and Michele Allen created a scholarship fund in memory of their son, Zachary Robert Allen. They held fundraisers and many people in the community donated to the fund.

About Zachary: 

A blond haired, green eyed boy, Zach grew up to love baseball, the outdoors, friends, family and God. He excelled at school and in sports, especially baseball. He eventually attended Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and played baseball for them.

His studies began with Sports Management, but then he switched to Criminal Justice. During the summer of his passing in 2012, Zach volunteered with the Jr. High baseball program.

Zach’s faith was demonstrated through his membership at Marengo Wesleyan Church; and also in FCA and Bible Study at Indiana Tech. Zach’s favorite Scripture verse was, ‘“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.’” (King James version, Philippians 4:13.)

Zach was a smart, loving and kind person who left behind a big family and many friends who all love and miss him to this day.

The family often held fundraisers since that time to build the fund so that it could provide a living legacy to his memory and path of opportunity for a graduate of CCHS.

*Denotes the scholarship may be renewable.

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