Starke County


SCCF Makes Five-Year Grant Commitment to Ancilla College

Knox, IN. – The 2016-2017 school year will be an exciting time with new opportunities for students at Ancilla College. These new opportunities will continue to arise thanks to the committed support from the Starke County Community Foundation’s (SCCF) Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund.

The SCCF is pleased to announce a grant from the Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund of $25,000 in support of the new on-campus housing facility at Ancilla College.

Furthermore, it is the intent of the SCCF to grant $20,000 for the next four years following this initial gift, for a total of $105,000.

The Hardesty Memorial Endowment Fund was established by James ‘Jim’ Hardesty at the SCCF in 2005 to support charitable endeavors in Starke County. Jim was a dedicated supporter of Ancilla College and saw potential in its plans to expand the campus. The SCCF and Jim’s family feel that he would have been pleased to support this building project. Jim was a life-long resident of Starke County and was also a founder of the SCCF.

In a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees, Ancilla officials announced that they have named the first residence hall Hardesty Hall.