Parents of preschool-age Starke County children can take advantage of a one-stop shop tonight at the 3rd Annual Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Fair. Representatives from the county’s nine preschools as well as other programs that serve young children and their families will be on hand to share information. Continue reading
Parents of preschool-age Starke County children can take advantage of a one-stop shop tomorrow night at the 3rd Annual Starke County Community Foundation Preschool Fair. Development Director Sarah Origer says the goal is to increase awareness of how important preschool is.
“We encourage parents, grandparents, caregivers, the whole family, to come out for this preschool fair. I guarantee they will learn something new about offerings for young children in Starke County.” Continue reading
April is the Month of the Young Child, and the Starke County Community Foundation is committed to ensuring local youngsters have every opportunity to succeed. Research indicates development of fine motor skills is critical. Motor skills are the child’s ability to do any activity by using a muscle group. Fine motor skills are small movements of a child’s fingers, toes, wrists and eyes. Continue reading
Efforts continue to move forward to obtain grant funding for a new North Judson-Wayne Township community center. An update on the project was given during Monday’s North Judson Town Council meeting. Continue reading
Students from North Judson-San Pierre and Winamac Community high schools are recipients of the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Kyle Collins was nominated by the Community Foundation of Pulaski County, while Nicholas Sierzputowski was the Starke County Community Foundation’s nominee. Each of them will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship to the Indiana College of their choice, as well as a $900 yearly stipend for books and equipment. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation is reminding local residents and organizations of the grant opportunities available throughout the year. Continue reading
An official marker to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passing through San Pierre in 1865 will soon be complete. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation honored Marilyn and Mathew Swanson Tuesday with the first annual James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award. The Swansons were involved in numerous organizations in the county, including the Community Foundation, where they helped create the Ancilla/SCILL Center Fund, as well as The Mat and Marilyn Swanson Family Fund. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation honored its grant recipients at its 2015 Community Impact Reception. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation has announced the first recipients of its new award honoring philanthropists in the county. Marilyn and Mathew Swanson of Bass Lake will be honored next week with the James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award. Continue reading
Nominations are now being taken for a new award honoring philanthropists and charitable organizations making an impact in Starke County. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation is now taking grant applications. Continue reading
The local pregnancy resource center, Bella Vita, was graciously awarded a grant of $500 yesterday. Thursday afternoon representatives from the Starke County Community Foundation, Director of Development Sarah Origer and their intern Rachel Lenig as well as the Northern Indiana Community Foundation Executive Director Jay Albert presented the money to Bella Vita representatives, Center Director Sarah Dedloff and Executive Director Lorie Reading. Continue reading
Several Starke County charities are benefiting from grant money from the Starke United Fund. These type of grants are made possible through a partnership with Starke United and the Starke County Community Foundation. There was $20,000 available that was split up among the various local organizations. Continue reading
Starke County individuals looking to obtain further education can apply for funding assistance through two Northern Indiana Community Foundation scholarships. Continue reading
The second annual Starke County Preschool Fair will be offering youth and their parents chances to explore the various pre-K outlets in Starke County, as well as a few of the enrichment activities for children.
Applications for the Starke County Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Scholarship are due next week. The application is available online at www.ncif.org and must be turned in by Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program offers a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to one local high school senior who will start college in the fall of 2015. The recipient must intend to be a full-time student and pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university. Prospective applicants must currently live in Starke County and be high school seniors graduating by the end of June 2015 with a diploma from an accredited Indiana high school. Continue reading
Construction is underway for the new Hamlet/Davis Township Volunteer Fire Station. The building will be located just east of the Starke County Fairgrounds on County Road 500 North in Hamlet. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month. Continue reading
The Starke County Community Foundation has announced that nearly a quarter-million dollars ($247,630.00) was awarded in 2014 grants and scholarships. The total was revealed at last night’s “Impact Celebration” at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.
The Starke County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized community contributors with their inaugural “Above and Beyond Business Awards.” They will be given annually to businesses or organizations that do something special, like add a new program or go out of their way to support Starke County.
The SCILL Center was recognized for their high school auto tech and welding programs and adult welding program, all of which give Starke County residents training for lifelong employment opportunities.
The Starke County Youth Club was also honored with a plaque. Their after school, summer and basketball programs serve more than 600 Starke County youngsters annually and provide social and leadership skills as well as help with academics and test scores. Recently the SCYC added middle school programs at Knox and North Judson-San Pierre. Continue reading