FCCF’s Community Corner

FCCF’s Community Corner

Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) 2021 News


#Giving Tuesday at the Fulton County Community Foundation

Fulton County Community Foundation hosted their annual #GivingTuesday event. Community members and donors stopped by the Community Foundation office to contribute to the annual fundraising event. In celebration of #GivingTuesday, Fulton County donors contributed more than $98,000 to the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation offered a $1 for $1 matching opportunity up to $10,000 in total; $5,000 supporting both the Lake Manitou Association Maintenance and Sustainability Fund and the Fulton County Promise Indiana 529 Fund. The Lake Manitou Association Maintenance and Sustainability Fund supports Lake Manitou Association’s efforts, such support shall be used for the health of the water resource through aquatic plant control and other essential maintenance projects. The Fulton County Promise Indiana 529 Fund helps families create saving accounts for higher education for Fulton County youth. The fundraising goals were met and exceeded due to generous donors. All gifts that were made to the Fulton County Community Foundation will help better the quality of life in Fulton County.

The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) created the Lifetime Philanthropy Award to honor those who have made a positive impact in our community through philanthropic efforts. The award was presented on #GivingTuesday, November 30th, 2021 to LeeAnn Pollock on behalf of the Baxter family.

Delaney Strasser Receives Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Delaney Strasser, a Caston High School graduating senior has been named the 2022 Fulton County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.

Delaney is the daughter of Adam and Scarlett Strasser and plans to study Veterinary Medicine. Delaney has been member of Key Club, Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Yearbook Business/Chief Editor, National Honor Society, HNAC English Team, Student Advisory Committee, Caston Christian Club, Cross County, Track, and Basketball while in school. She also participates in a number of volunteer programs throughout the county.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars may also participate in the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN), which connects scholars with resources and opportunities to be active leaders on their campuses and in their communities. Both the scholarship program and LSN are supported by grants from Lilly Endowment to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI).

During the selection process, the identities of the applicants are removed from the applications before the Committee scores applicants on academic performance, volunteer and paid work, school activities and honors, as well as essays. Five finalists are then selected to write an impromptu essay and invited to a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee. The Committee submitted the top finalists to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) for the final selection of the recipient.

The other students who were finalists and interviewed for the scholarship were Reagan Becker of Rochester High School, Elena Bode of Rochester High School, Cheney Canada of Tippecanoe Valley High School, and Peyton Hiatt of Rochester High School.


We are wrapping up the end of a wonderful year. If you are still trying to think of a gift to give someone, you could always donate in their honor here at the Community Foundation. For more information, feel free to contact us at 574-223-2227 or email at fulton@nicf.org