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The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit
public charity established in 1985 to administer funds, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The
Community Foundation administers more than 272 funds
for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and
has awarded more than $11 million dollars in grants and
7th Grade Philanthropy Essay
Paige Kaiser, a student in Suzanne Funk's class at Greencastle Middle School, is the the Grand Prize winner of the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2015 Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay Contest. Kaiser's prize winning essay described Robert Jedele, local entrepreneur, as being the philanthropist she admires most. In her essay, Kaiser explained that Jedele has demonstrated a concern for others in several different ways. He joined the Board of Beyond Homeless, Inc., and helped open the homeless shelter by donating his time and money. He joined 100+ Men Who Care Of Putnam County and donated to the McDonald's Family Charity to help McDonald's families who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Kaiser concluded her essay by saying, "Bob Jedele has shown a true love for the community, but most of us thank him for the great hamburgers!" In recognition of Kaiser's accomplishment, Beyond Homeless, Inc., the charity of her choice, received a $150 donation, and her school received a $500 grant.
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New Association to Serve Putnam County - The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Board Members of the Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association have been elected and approved. To read the full article and about the Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association, click HERE.
Putnam County Community Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications - The Putnam County Community Foundation had big news to share with administrators and guidance staff members fo the county's four school districts on Thursday, October 22. It was announced that more than $340,000 will be available in scholarship funding for the 2016-2017 academic year. To read the full article, click HERE.
100 Women Who Care Putnam County support Transformers and Putnam County Special Olympics - Heat and humidity could not dampen the spirits of members of 100 Women Who Care Putnam County on Wednesday, September 2 as they presented checks to two Putnam County charities: Transformers and Putnam County Special Olympics. To read the full article, click HERE.
Three Endowments Win Share the Dream - The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Share the Dream Contest as the Putnam County Fairgounds Endowment, the Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship and the Fillmore High School Alumni Scholarship. To read the full article, click HERE.
AgrIInstitute Establishes Endowment at Putnam County Community Foundation - AgrIInstitute, a statewide organization that serves the Indiana agricultural industry (and the local farmer) announced the creation of its 14th Indiana Community Foundaiton endowment. To read the full article, click HERE.
100 Women Who Care are Back to Giving -
It's back to school for Putnam County schools and back to giving for 100 Women Who Care! On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 100 Women Who Care Putnam County will meet for the third time this year to give back to a deserving nonprofit in the community. To read the full article, click HERE.
Local Experts Available for Free Programs -
In recognition of the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial, Putnam County experts in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines are making themselves available at no cost to clubs, groups, schools, and organizations who wish to educate themselves about different aspects of Indiana life over the years. To find out how to request a speaker, click HERE.
100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is accepting memberships for 2015. 100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to our community. For more information and to find a membership form, click HERE.
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