May 2019
Scholarship Flashback
May is always an exciting month for SCCF as we announce the recipients of more than 65 scholarships. These scholarship funds have been established by generous donors with a passion for education. Their gifts provide opportunities for high school seniors and nontraditional students in Steuben County to achieve their career goals, with support for a wide variety of majors from nursing to business and technical training. This month, the generosity of Steuben County scholarship donors is more evident than ever as the John and Rita Crimmins Health Occupations Scholarship and the Trois Wagner Wilson Nursing Scholarship are awarded for the first time.

You can read stories about a few of SCCF's other generous scholarship donors below.
Grant Recap - Junior Achievement Supports Financial Literacy at Schools
In the 2017-2018 school year, JA served more than 200 high school seniors at Angola, Hamilton, and Prairie Heights schools. Over the course of 7 weeks, they learned about the US economic system, supply and demand, market prices, business operations, organized labor, and the Federal Reserve. They also learned about the global economy, including international trade and various economic systems in different countries. These topics are taught by volunteers from the community, which provides students with valuable interactions with role models. SCCF grant dollars purchased the program kits with curriculum guides, textbooks and workbooks used by the students, and training for local volunteers. Volunteer Craig Burkholder talks with students about personal finances, such as budgeting, debt, and creating an emergency fund. Craig shared, “It is an absolute privilege to interact with these seniors as they face their next stage of life, whether that is college or the workforce.” In spring of 2019, SCCF approved funding for another year of JA programs in Steuben County.
FIST - Forever Improving Steuben County Together
FIST ended their year with a meeting at the SCCF office on Monday. Their goal was to donate over 1,996 service hours this year by volunteering at various nonprofits and bringing along their friends. In addition to achieving this goal, FIST members awarded grants to a few local nonprofits like United Way's Day of Caring and Cahoots for a Community Game Night series.

FIST members Isabell Deem and Sydney Kokinis shared their reflections on the year.
New Grant Software Training

SCCF grants are changing, but we promise it's for the better! As of May 1, we're using a new grant software system to manage grant applications from start to finish. The new system will help nonprofits keep a more complete and centralized record of applications going forward, helping to preserve this history despite changes in staff or volunteers.

To answer any questions about applying, SCCF is hosting two short info sessions on May 29th. Click the link below to learn more and RSVP.
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to thank the individuals, families, and organizations who generously made donations in April 2019 .  Your support is appreciated!
Donations can be made:
 Online through the Donate Now button
Mailed to 1701 N Wayne St, Angola, IN 46703
Or brought into the office Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Jim Burns, Chair
Randy White, Vice Chair
Julie Troyer, Secretary
Doug Bomba, Treasurer
Kathy Armstrong
Dave Goodwin
Pam Harger
Jim Ingledue
Phil Meyer
Adam Miller
Brenda Shipe
Chris Snyder
Jaime Walker
President & CEO

Office Manager 

Program Officer

Communications Director
 The Steuben County Community Foundation has a Notary Public on staff.
Contact   Sandy Ferrell  for details
Philanthropy Quote of the Month:
“No one has every become poor by giving.”
-Anne Frank

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