LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2022 – Six-year-old Ollie Nuseibeh’s love for libraries is one reason his father and Dearborn Community Foundation Board Member Ramzi Nuseibeh decided the Lawrenceburg Public Library was worthy of a $1,000 proactive grant from the Foundation.    

DCF Board member Ramzi Nuseibeh, right, presents a $1,000 grant check to Jake Moore, director of Lawrenceburg Public Library.

In a continuing effort to make an impact in the community, DCF is awarding 15 proactive grants of $1,000 each throughout 2022 to charitable organizations that serve Dearborn County residents. Each of the Foundation’s 15 volunteer board members is recommending a grant. The money comes from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Funds, established by donors to provide flexibility to address changing needs in the community over the years.

“The library is an integral part of the local community, as it serves all community members regardless of age, education, income, or abilities,” said Nuseibeh. “Plus, my six-year-old Ollie loves libraries more than anything, so that will always mean the world to me.” 

The grant was recommended for general purposes. “I’ll race you to the holds section,” son Ollie Nuseibeh says to his mom when they visit the library. 

Anyone can contribute to an unrestricted endowment at DCF and help make impact grants like the 15 DCF Board members are recommending in 2022. For a list of the unrestricted endowments and to learn more about the Foundation, call 812-539-4115 or visit the Foundation website at If you are interested in contributing to DCF, visit the website’s “Give Now” page to donate online and to learn about other giving options.