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Ryan McCarthy Holmes Golf Outing and Scholarship

Ryan was passionate about helping others, especially students. Over his years as an instructor and administrator, he was drawn to students who were the 'underdog' financially or socially He wanted to see them succeed in the face of adversity and would always be their biggest supporter during their high school years and beyond. He would pull them aside in the hallway, call them into his office and make sure they were on the right path to continuing their eduction after high school.

It is in that spirit that his family continues Ryan's mission, through community support, to assist students financially as they aspire to obtain their college degree!

In the six years that the scholarship has been supporting students, the amount of scholarships awarded and renewed is $33,000.

  • Fourteen students have been awarded the scholarships.
  • $21,000 has been awarded to rising freshmen.
  • $12,000 has been awarded as renewals for those recipients that are in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of college.
  • Scholarship recipients are studying at the following schools. Purdue University, Anderson University, Grace College, Indiana University, Ball State, Taylor University, Wabash College, Marion University and the University of Indianapolis.

The Ryan McCarthy Holmes Family would like to thank everyone who has continued to support the Ryan McCarthy Holmes Scholarship.

Miami County Community Foundation Honors Scholars
Awards $138,000 in Scholarships

Jay Albright and Jessica Monnet, recipient of the James U. and Betsy Guthrie Health Scholarship.
Stephanie Miller Overman

6/18/2014 Peru, Ind. – This year, 60 students collectively received 38 scholarships through the Miami County Community Foundation. The scholarships totaled more than $138,000, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, which pays full-tuition to any college in Indiana for four years and a $900 yearly book stipend. The scholars were honored at an appetizer reception hosted by the Community Foundation on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the First Christian Church Fire House Ministry building.

The scholarships are made possible by various donors who have established funds through the Miami County Community Foundation in order to forever benefit graduating Miami County seniors.

Connie Cutler, the Director of Development of Miami County Community Foundation, thanked the many philanthropic individuals and groups who started endowment scholarship funds, helping countless Miami County Students to brighter futures because of educational opportunities.

More than 120 scholarships were awarded and celebrated during the evening.

“Scholarship receptions are very special occasions” said Jay Albright, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation of which Miami County is a fund affiliate. “You meet some amazing students, and introduce them to the donors who made their scholarship a reality. It’s one of the highlights of the year,” continued Mr. Albright.

This year's keynote speaker was Stephanie Miller Overman, a 2002 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient, and a Maconaquah Graduate. Stephanie graduated in 2006 from Indiana Wesleyan, and started working as a pediatric ICU nurse while she continued to further her education at Indiana Wesleyan. She graduated in 2011 as a Nurse Practitioner, and she is currently working for Wabash County Hospital in the Family Physician Outpatient Clinic.

See a complete list of the scholarships awarded and the recipients.

6th Annual Swing Against Melanoma Golf Benefit

Rock Hollow Golf Course

County Road 250 West, Peru, IN 46970


The S.A.M Foundation will host its 6th annual golf tournament!

When: Thursday July 31, 2014

Where: Rock Hollow Golf Club, County Road 250 West, Peru, IN 46970

Event Highlights: 10:30am Registration; 11:30am Shotgun Start; 4:30pm Awards. Lunch provided at time of registration.

The entry fee is $100 per person, or $400 per four-some.
Fee Includes:

Range balls, lunch, green fees, cart, gifts, contests, and awards programs. You can also contribute by serving as a sponsor.

Hole Sponsor: Sponsor a hole for $50. Your or your Company Name will be exhibited on a sign near one of the holes.

If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute to the S.A.M Foundation, mail to address below. Make checks payable to NICF and notate S.A.M Foundation.

For questions about the event: Lynda Murphy 574.398.8702; Dave Murphy 260.637.0482; Jim Murphy 765.209.1706; Jane Mannies 765.469.7238; Patrick Murphy 904.588.8753

There are a couple of options on how to pay:

Option 1: Please mail check to Northern Indiana Community Foundation, P.O. Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975 (notate S.A.M Fund)

Please Download Registration Form

Option 2: On the left side of this page your can contribute or register by doing the following:

  • Click on "Make a Donation" on the left hand side of the page
  • Click on "General Donation"
  • Under "Type of Gift" where is says "Please Include Your Fund Designation (required)" enter into this section all relevant info so that we know what you are paying for ie single golfer, foursome- please include names of your teammates, eating only, sponsoring a hole or making an additional donation.
  • Click "Donate"
  • You then can complete your transaction by entering your credit card info or using your paypal account.
  • Email completed registration form to

6th Annual Robert Larrison Memorial Golf Outing

When: Saturday September 13, 2014 with a 1:30pm shotgun start.

Where: Wildcat Creek Golf Course, 3200 Timber Valley Dr., Kokomo, IN 46902

Event Highlights: Registration starts at 12:30pm with a prompt 1:30pm Shotgun Start Dinner and silent auction immediately following (5:30ish)

Go to the main registration page to get detailed information about the event, download the registration form and payment instructions.

Go to the registration page for this event.


Anyone can make a contribution to Miami County Preschool Program by contacting 765-475-2859, or visit for details.