2020 Women’s Fund brunch
virtual event & online auction
October 8th at 6:30 p.m.
The Community Foundation of Randolph County has canceled its 10th annual Women’s Fund brunch and auction for Saturday, September 26. Grant awards and art awards will be announced via a Facebook Live Event on Thursday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. The auction will also begin on October 8th thru October 18th, but it will be an online auction via Tarter Realty, Auction, & Appraisal Company.
Anyone that has already purchased brunch tickets may contact the Community Foundation of Randolph County for a refund. Otherwise, it will be considered a tax-deductible donation to the Women’s Fund. Businesses or artists wishing to donate items for the auction may deliver items to the Community Foundation between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until September 9.
Donated art will be judged prior to the auction and the winning artist will receive a $300 prize courtesy of Old National Bank. Four $50 Honorable Mention prizes will also be awarded. The theme of this year’s event is Reflections on 10 Years of Giving. However, artists are not required to incorporate the theme into their artwork. Mediums of all types will be accepted but should be a size and weight that will allow one person to carry it (50 lbs). Pieces should be stable when on a flat surface or be able to be hung on a wall.
“Last year’s art auction was a huge success and we are excited to be doing it again this year,” stated Women’s Fund Co-Chair Stephanie Ward. “The format will be different but proceeds still benefit the Women’s Fund for projects that empower the women and children of Randolph County, “ Ward added.
Those interested in placing bids should visit www.bidtarter.com for more information and follow the Community Foundation of Randolph County on Facebook. Details will also be available at www.randolphcountyfoundation.org and during the Facebook Live event on October 8. People can also contact Brenda Brumfield at the Community Foundation by calling 765.584.9077.
The Women’s Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Randolph County. It was opened in 2011 by the late Rev. Cherie Isakson to create better futures for the women and children of Randolph County. Since its inception, the fund has granted more than $20,000 to Randolph County non-profit organizations. Past grant recipients include the Girl Scouts, Pregnancy Care Center, and YMCA Girls on the Run, to name a few.
In addition, enough money has been saved to open an endowment fund, which has a balance of more than $23,000. Anyone may become a member of the Women’s Fund by making a yearly donation of $50. All members are welcome to serve on the committee that selects grant recipients and plans the brunch.
Women Make a Difference
Wherever we live, we strengthen the fabric of our community through participation and leadership. The Women’s Fund of Randolph County, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Randolph County, was established by women to create better futures for women and children throughout Randolph County. Started in 2011 by the late Rev. Cherie Isakson, the fund was designed so that 50% of contributions will be given away in grants to non-profit organizations for projects that empower women and children. Forty percent of contributions will be retained to grow the fund, and ten percent will be used for program and membership expansion. Since its inception, the fund has granted over $14,000 to organizations such as the YMCA, Pregnancy Care Center, Girl Scouts of Randolph County, Second Harvest, and Better Way. The fund is now endowed and has a balance of over $20,000.
Every year in the spring, grants made possible by $50 annual membership contributions are distributed at a brunch event, which also features silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the event go to the Women’s Fund. Everyone who makes a minimum contribution of $50 is considered a “member” of the fund and may help decide which organizations receive grants the following year. All gifts made payable to the Community Foundation with “Women’s Fund” on the memo line, are tax-deductible.
Women’s fund grant awards
|2019||$250||Farmland Public Library-A Changing Table|
|2019||$1,095||Monroe Central School Corporation-All Pro Dads Program|
|2019||$500||Randolph County YMCA-Girls on the Run Program|
|2019||$1,000||Union School Corporation-Hygiene Room|
|2019||$650||Randolph Central School Corporation-Strengthening the Nest Program|
|2018||$500||Randolph County YMCA-Girls On The Run|
|2018||$1,000||Winchester Area Churches and Community Food Pantry|
|2017||$500||Randolph County YMCA|
|2016||$1,000||2nd Harvest Food Bank|
|2016||$1,000||Pregnancy Care Center|
|2016||$500||Better Way of ECI|
|2016||$2,000||Randolph County YMCA|
|2016||$500||Habitat for Humanity|
|2015||$750||Randolph County YMCA|
|2015||$1,000||Girl Scout Troop 02254|
|2015||$750||Preservation Society of Union City, IN/OH|
|2014||$500||Pregnancy Care Center|
|2014||$2,000||Girl Scout Troop 02254|
|2014||$1,000||Habitat for Humanity|
|2013||$1,000||Randolph County YMCA|