11.152016
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A Historic 2016

A Historic 2016

So many historical things have happened so far in November 2016! The Chicago Cubs actually won the World Series. We have never flown the Cubs’ “W” flag this late in the year before at Rush Ranch! There was an historic U.S. election that you may have heard about, but we won’t get into that here….

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03.162016
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Stock Transfer

Did you know you can easily transfer stock to the Community Foundation?  Click here to view the simple form. Call the office with any questions: 765-662-0065

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12.042015
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Fear vs. Bravery

Fear vs. Bravery

-Sherri Rush The bad guys want us to be afraid. They want us to close up shop, hide, and stop our normal routines. But that’s not how we roll in the USA. We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We chug along…sometimes slow, sometimes fast. We take care…

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11.192015
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Poverty and the Child’s Brain

Poverty and the Child’s Brain

– Sherri Rush, CFO Back when life was a lot different for my family, I was a Kids Hope mentor to a little girl who was living in severe poverty. I remember trying to encourage her to think bigger than her small, sad world, and I asked her if she’d thought about what she’d do…

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10.142015
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Why Should I?

Why Should I?

Why should I give to charity? Well, to benefit you and others! Did you know that your donation to a charitable organization like the Community Foundation is most likely tax-deductible? For example, if you are in the 33% tax bracket, your $100 donation could provide you $33 in tax savings. (Of course, you should talk…

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10.012015
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What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

A funny movie called Date Night was released in 2010 about a couple who had a weekly date night that they dreaded. On those date nights, they would entertain each other by looking around and telling stories about the other people in the restaurant. One spouse would ask, “What’s their story?” And the other spouse…

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09.032015
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Toxic Charity

Toxic Charity

Have you read “Toxic Charity” by Robert Lupton? I did. It changed how I look at giving to charity. Is your donation helping or actually hurting the people you want to help? My family used to provide groceries and toys to a local family in need. We noticed that the father was never around when…

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08.252015
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Give Where You Live…for real.

Give Where You Live…for real.

“Would you like to donate a dollar to keep kids in school?” “Dollar to feed the hungry?” “Donation to cure xyz disease?” “Fill the boot!” “Put your old clothes and shoes and books in this dumpster-looking thing at Walmart (or any other number of places around town)!” When they ask, I say “No, thanks. I…

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07.212015
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Endowment…continued

Endowment…continued

I recently told you about endowments and how they are intended to provide income to other organizations for perpetuity. The Community Foundation is one of those organizations. The Foundation’s operating budget is provided in part by the Administrative Endowment, which is a fund set up a long time ago by the Foundation’s board of directors….

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