The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund Held by The Perry County Community Foundation Awards Grant

The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, held by the Perry County Community Foundation, recently awarded a $4,079 grant to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools for development of literacy skills programs for students at William Tell Elementary.

The fund was established in memory of Donna Fenn by her husband, Doug; son Christian; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Liffick; and parents, Christian and Dorothy Nix.

“The Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has brought books (and joy) to William Tell Elementary students since 2005. Annually and faithfully, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, through the Perry County Community Foundation, has given us the opportunity to purchase hundreds of books for the school library, devices such as Kindles for electronic reading, access to online news articles and stories, and reading intervention programs to address learning loss,” said Mrs. Laura Noble, William Tell Elementary Principal.  

Since 2005, the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund has provided support to the Tell City-Troy Township Schools with over $22,000 in grants annually.

Pictured making the presentation are (left to right) Mary James, Regional Director of Development with the Foundation; Christian Fenn; Laura Noble, William Tell Principal; and Emily Alvey, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact with the Foundation.

Donations to the Donna Fenn Literacy Fund can be made online through our online donation portal at https://alliance.fcsuite.com/erp/donate?sorg_id=1003, or mailed to the Perry County Community Foundation, c/o Donna Fenn Literacy Fund, PO Box 13, Tell City, IN 47586.

Please contact Mary James, Regional Director of Development at mjames@communityfoundationalliance.org for questions about this fund or interest in setting up your own endowment fund.