Siblings Diana, Gary, Bertie, and Rick have established a new charitable endowment fund to honor their parents’ legacy at the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF). Well respected community members, Bob, a farmer and Jean, an avid quilter who worked for many years at Hancock Regional Hospital, are fondly remembered by many.
The Robert G. and Wilma Jean Edwards Memorial Community Development Fund will provide resources for the unrestricted benefit of Hancock County. Grants from the fund, alongside the Hancock County Enrichment Fund, and other named Community Development Funds, will addresses important issues in our community. These funds are comprehensive, unrestricted endowments that address a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. Grants address long-term solutions, respond quickly to emergencies, and meet changing social, cultural, educational, and environmental needs.
As long as match dollars are available, community members who invest in the future of our community with a gift to the Hancock County Enrichment Fund or establish a named endowment fund, like the Edwards Family, will receive a $1 match for every $1 gifted. To learn more, please visit giveHCgrowHC.org or call Mary Gibble at (317)462-8870.
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 $10 million since its inception in 1992.