Funds created to make a difference where it matters.

Several new funds have recently been created through the Perry County Community Foundation. Below are their stories.

In memory of Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans
After both of their parents had passed away, five siblings wanted to create a way to memorialize their parents and give back to their community. They decided that creating a fund that would give back forever was a fitting tribute to their mother and father.
So Alvin Evans, Karla Jochim, Debra Bertram, Sherry Boyken and Donna Dickman contacted the Perry County Community Foundation. They decided to create two endowments. One fund, the Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans Trust for Lilly Dale Church of Christ and Tell City High School Fund, benefits both the Lilly Dale Church of Christ’s cemetery and the Tell City High School’s vocational program. The Morrow C and Marilyn L. Evans Tell City Scholarship Fund benefits the Education Pay Student Loan Fund of Tell City/Perry County.
By creating these funds, Mrs. Jochim, Mrs. Bertram, Mrs. Boyken, Mrs. Dickman and Mr. Evans will be able to make meaningful gifts in memory of their parents. And since these funds are endowments, they will be able to improve life in our county today and for generations to come.

Tell City Pretzel Fund
Bradley Smith, owner of Tell City Pretzels, wanted a way to give back to the community that has supported his business. Bradley contacted the Perry County Community Foundation and discussed options of charitable giving. After some consideration, he decided that creating an endowment that would benefit Perry County organizations was a great way to support the community that has supported him. Therefore, he and his wife Sandra created the donor advised fund called the Tell City Pretzel Fund. Donor advised funds allow flexible giving so the donor can select multiple organizations or projects to support. Bradley says one of the biggest draws to creating a fund through the Foundation is the fact that it will give back forever. Through this donor advised fund, Bradley and Sandra will help make a difference where it matters.

Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund
Encouraging students to further their education and achieve their maximum potential is important to Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb. That’s why the former governor and his wife created the Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund to benefit a Perry Central student each year. The Edgar and Evelyn Whitcomb Scholarship Fund, created through the Perry County Community Foundation, will be awarded for the first time this spring.

The Perry County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. To find out more, contact Foundation Director Renate Warner at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org, call 812.547.3176 or come by our office located at 817 12th Street in Tell City.