Jim Andrews Scholarship Endowment
This “Champion of Youth” played a huge role in the local Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County. Jim Andrews was known and will be remembered for his unwavering faith, zeal for helping kids, and acting like one himself – refusing to grow up, yet always staying young at heart. This kind-hearted man made friends everywhere he went and one of his great passions “was finding the lost sheep and bringing it back into the fold.” Jim served the Boys and Girls Club in any way needed including acting as executive, coach and janitor. To honor Jim’s dedication and service to the youth of Hancock County, the Greenfield Facility was renamed the “Jim Andrews Unit” in 2008. Jim served as Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County Executive Director from 1964 through 1989. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 1982 for all of his outstanding work with the Boys and Girls Club. He was also a Hancock County probation officer for 21 years. Jim was a member of the Greenfield American Legion, the New Palestine United Church, the Greenfield Optimist Club, and was also a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Andrews passed away on January 9, 2008 at the age of 80. This scholarship was established to give tribute to the memory of this “one of a kind” man by the Mother’s Club of the Greenfield Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County. It benefits graduating seniors who have been members, as well as served as a volunteer at the Club, while being a role model to young club members. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.