LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., DECEMBER 17, 2019 – The Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF), Inc. recently awarded a $1,000 proactive grant to the City of Greendale in support of the Heroes Memorial Park.

Dearborn Community Foundation Board member Tim Russell, right, delivers a $1,000 grant to Greendale Mayor Alan Weiss and Clerk-Treasurer Joey Lynch. The grant will help fund the city’s Heroes Memorial Park.

In a continuing effort to make an impact in the Dearborn County community, DCF is awarding 15 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations in Dearborn County throughout 2019. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer Board members is recommending a grant. The source of the total of $15,000 in grants is the Foundation’s Community Funds (also known as Unrestricted Endowment Funds), established by donors to provide flexibility to DCF’s Board and staff to address changing needs in the community over the years.  

The $1,000 grant to the City of Greendale was recommended by DCF Board Member Tim Russell of Greendale, who noted that the Heroes Memorial Park honors all veterans, police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. The memorial stands along Ridge Avenue across the street from Greendale First Church of Christ, where Russell serves as Senior Minister.

“I believe that this is a worthwhile addition to our community in that it recognizes those men and women who daily serve others. Some of them have given their very lives to uphold and protect the rights and welfare of others,” said Russell. “Some have given their lives for this great country of ours.  Others put their lives on the line each and every day in the service for others that we may live in the freedoms that we possess.

“As you visit the memorial, you can’t help but have your emotions overflow with tears and gratitude for those who represent the very best that our country has to offer. Thanks to our veterans, police officers, fire department and EMS.”

Anyone can make a contribution to a Community Fund at DCF and help make impact grants like the 15 DCF Board members are recommending in 2019. Thanks to Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII initiative, DCF is able to provide a $2-for-$1 match ($2 match for $1 donation) for contributions to any new or existing Community Funds at the Foundation. For a list of the Community Funds (unrestricted endowments) and to learn more about the Foundation, call 812-539-4115, stop by the office at 322 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, or visit the Foundation website at www.dearborncf.org. If you are interested in making a contribution to DCF, visit our website’s “Give Now” page to donate on line and to learn about other giving options.