The Hancock County Community Foundation is the benefactor of the hard work performed by Perry Flaugh, now an Eagle Scout. Perry, a New Palestine High School junior, approached the Community Foundation with the suggestion of installing two walking bridges, each measuring 50 feet in length, as well as, permanent trail markers to identify the mile-long trail running through the Preserve. Perry secured the donation of money, materials, and volunteer hours donated by fellow scouts and community members, to complete the project. As a result, he was recognized with the prestigious honor of the Eagle Scout rank.
“The Hancock County Community Foundation is so fortunate to have community partners who help us enhance the Jacob Schramm Nature Preserve. The woods of the preserve was donated to the Foundation in 1999 and we work diligently to steward this gift of land with Central Indiana Land Trust. Perry Flaugh’s donation of time, energy, and materials to install trail markers and bridges makes the Preserve an even more accessible and enjoyable community treasure. We are grateful to Perry and congratulate him on attaining his Eagle Scout Rank as a result of this project!”
The Hancock County Community Foundation can accept and manage complicated gifts, even land like this 30 acre woods, which was generously donated by Armin and Dorothy Schramm in 1999. From these gifts, HCCF works with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8 million since its inception in 1992.
Pictured above right: Perry Flaugh