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9th Annual Ryan McCarthy Holmes Golf Outing

Anyone who knew Ryan could see his compassion for helping others, his competitive nature and his big heart. To honor Ryan, whose faith and perseverance inspired us everyday, a scholarship has been created in his
name. What better way to instill Ryan’s richness of character into our children by acknowledging and rewarding outstanding achievement in a graduate from Peru High School, Westfield High School, Triton Central or Center Grove High School. Past recipients of the scholarship may reapply each year that they are enrolled in college. (Must meet GPA requirements)

To date 35 scholarships have been awarded from the RMH Scholarship, totaling over $40,000!

When:Friday July 22, 2016 with an 11:00am shotgun start.

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

Event Highlights:Registration starts at 9:30am with an 11:00am Shotgun Start. Awards/Raffle at 4:00pm

The entry fee for “The Magoo” is $100 per person, or $400 per foursome.
Fee Includes:
Range balls, lunch, green fees, cart, gifts, contests, and awards program. Raffle
Tickets will be available to purchase at the event as well.

You can also contribute by serving as a sponsor.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, with six individual prizes on selected holes for long putts, long drives, and closest to the pins. There will be no playoff. In the event of a tie, the winning team will be determined by a drawing of a random hole (1-18).

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 Ryan McCarthy Holmes NP fund) Please Download Registration Form

Option 2: On the left side of this page your can contribute 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

2nd Annual J.U.G. 5K Run/Walk In memory of Sara Herrell Download Registration Form

July 23, 2016

    • Proceeds go to Guthrie Family Community Fund  
    • Registration 7:30 AM   Race: 8:00 AM.
    • Pre Entry $25 and includes free t-shirt/must be received by July 10th
    • Day of race $30 no t-shirt guaranteed
    • Age Groups: Adult 16 & older/ Junior 15 & under
    • Awards for top finishers in each age group
    • All participants will be eligible for a drawing at 9:00 AM
    • Race will take place on Nickel Plate Trail
    • Park at Beef O Brady’s, 911 W. Main St, Peru, IN 46970
    • Questions Contact Jessica Monnot 765-398-1394/ Download Registration Form

    Ways to pay:

    Pay Online: (PayPal or credit card) Click on “Make a Donation” ~ click “General Donation” ~ type “J.U.G. 5K Walk/Run” in fund designation box ~ please email the registration info at the bottom of this flier

    Pay by Check: Make check payable to: NICF, Put J.U.G. Run (memo line).


Miami County Community Foundation Awards First Grants of 2016

Two grants totaling $5,000 have been awarded in Miami County during this first year of the Community Foundation’s “no-deadline" approach to grantmaking.

Ole Olsen's Children's Theatre Workshop
Circus City Festival

A grant of $1,000 was presented to Ole Olsen's Children's Theatre Workshop (CTW) for William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" as part of CTW's "Shake it Up with Shakespeare". Through the production, the cast learns about Shakespeare's writings, the meaning of the language, and the events of the time period in which the plays were written. They walk away from the experience with the realization that William Shakespeare wrote about basic human situations.

Circus City Festival also received a grant of $2,500 to help paint the outside of the Circus City building on 7th street. The north side of the building is adorned with murals painted by Peru High School arts students, and that side of the building will not be changed. The goal is to have the project finished by July 1, 2016 and ready for circus week.

The Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF) will award additional grants throughout the year through this new process.

“When seeking grants from the Community Foundation, some organizations were restricted by the time frame of their project, and the deadlines of our applications,” said Connie Cutler, Director of Development at the MCCF.

“By opening the process throughout the year, we hope to better serve agencies, and encourage them to apply at any time during the year,” Cutler continued.

There is one application at the Community Foundation that does have a deadline, and that is the Boomerang Sisterhood grant application which is due Monday, August 1st.

The Boomerang Sisterhood, a granting project facilitated by MCCF, which is launching its eighth annual grant cycle.

The Boomerang Sisterhood is a women’s giving circle that draws upon the wisdom and resources of Miami County women to create a better society. Women participate by making an annual contribution of $120 to the Boomerang Sisterhood Fund, thereby becoming a voting member.

All grant projects must be charitable in nature. Applications can be found here.

For more information about the granting process, visit the MCCF grant page, contact Connie Cutler at 765-475-2859, or Associate Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Corinne Becknell Lucas at 574-223-2227.

Avery Jackson Receives Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Avery Jackson

A Peru High School student has been named the Miami County Community Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

Avery Jackson will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to an Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

Avery is the daughter of Timothy and Kecia Jackson. Avery plans to pursue a degree in industrial design. She is student body president at Peru High School, and has been the president of her class since her freshman year. A member of the National Honor Society, Peru High School Tiger Leadership council, Avery has also devoted many hours to drama club, arts club, and swing choir She has a history of volunteering for her community through the United Way of Miami County, Salvation Army, and as a Peru Veteran’s Administration Clinic volunteer.

Jackson was selected for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship from a field of twenty three applicants by the Miami County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.

For the selection process, the applications are ‘blinded’ meaning that the identities of the applicants are removed. The Committee scores applicants on academic performance, volunteer and paid work, school activities and honors as well as essays. Of the twenty three applicants, five finalists were selected for a final review. These finalists were asked to write an essay, make a presentation, and have a personal interview. The Committee narrowed the field to one nominee as their recommendation. Finalists’ applications are submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents thirty-one regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

The scholarships are the result of a statewide Lilly Endowment initiative to help Hoosier students reach higher levels of education. Indiana ranks among the lowest states in the percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree. There were 142 scholarships awarded statewide.

The remaining four finalists who were interviewed by the committee will be awarded a one time $1,000 scholarship from the Miami County Community Foundation. These exceptional students are Halley Willson, and Olivia Winegardner, seniors at Maconaquah High School; Addison Sarver of Caston High School; and Erik Hobbs a senior at Peru High School.