October 2019
Charles “Chad” Craig Scholarship Fund
Although Charles “Chad” Craig became known as a star cross country runner, he was often sick as a baby. He struggled to gain weight and was in and out of the hospital. When the family found out that Chad had cystic fibrosis, his mother, Sheila Petry, was able to help him turn a corner. Sheila learned about special enzymes that would help Chad digest his food, and they gave him breathing treatments several times a day to help clear the mucus in his lungs. 

The Chad Craig Memorial Scholarship Foundation was established after his death in 2009, and it has provided an annual scholarship for a Fremont student who was a member of Cross County for at least 3 years. Now, the fund will continue on in a new form, administered at the Steuben County Community Foundation. “We can breathe a sigh of relief,” shared Sheila Petry, “and I hope it keeps his memory alive in Fremont.” The family would like to thank the many community members and pool players who supported their fundraising for a decade. Additional contributions to the scholarship can be made through the Steuben County Community Foundation.
Giving Through an IRA
Individuals who are 70 ½ years old have a unique opportunity to make charitable contributions directly from an IRA. Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), donors can give up to $100,000 per year this way. QCDs count towards the required minimum distribution amount, without it counting as taxable income.

Curious? Read more here, or contact the Community Foundation with questions.
Donor Fundraising Event
SCCF operates on a timeline of “forever,” with most gifts and donations permanently invested in endowment funds. These funds generate interest which is used to make grants for nonprofits, provide scholarships, and support other community projects. In September, a donor decided to take the idea of “forever” and apply it to a new audience – the animals at the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County. Rhonda Hanson and Gary Probst generously hosted a unique housewarming party, asking attendees to make a donation to the shelter’s endowment fund through SCCF in lieu of gifts. In total, they raised more than $70,000 to help the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County find more forever homes for the shelter’s animals. 

Click here to read the full story about the event.
Thank you, Sandy!
Each year, SCCF awards more than a million dollars in grants and scholarships. We talk a lot about the number of gifts we’ve received and the funds we administer that help support community needs. However, we don’t always talk about the work that goes into making those grants and scholarships happen.

Last week, SCCF’s Office Manager, Sandy Ferrell, celebrated 15 years at the Community Foundation! Sandy is a key part of SCCF’s administrative processes, and she manages many important functions like processing grant checks, answering a wide variety of questions each day, and keeping a close eye on the details so that SCCF can make a big community impact. 

Thank you, Sandy!
Thank you to our donors!
The Community Foundation would like to thank the individuals, families, and organizations who generously made donations in September 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
Randy White, Chair
Julie Troyer, Vice-Chair
Adam Miller, Secretary
Doug Bomba, Treasurer
Kathy Armstrong
Craig Burkholder
Dave Goodwin
Pam Harger
Jim Ingledue
Brenda Shipe
Chris Snyder
Kayla Warren
President & CEO

Office Manager 

Program Officer

Communications Director
Steuben County Nonprofits
SCCF publishes a monthly Nonprofit Newsletter with information about grants, fundraising, and upcoming trainings. Also, check out our nonprofit directory for a listing of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving Steuben County.
2019 Endowment Book
Click Here   to see a copy of the Endowment Funds administered by SCCF. Updated May 2019.

Notary Public
 The Steuben County Community Foundation has a Notary Public on staff.
Contact   Sandy Ferrell  for details
Philanthropy Quote of the Month:
"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
 -Karl Barth

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