Women’s Fund To Host Annual Brunch on Saturday, August 10, 2024

WINCHESTER, INDIANA – The Women’s Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Randolph County, is hosting its annual Brunch and Auction on Saturday, August 10th at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall in Winchester, Indiana. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00am.

This year’s keynote speaker is Cheryl (Jones) Fisher, President of Matchett & Company. A lifelong resident of Randolph County, Mrs. Fisher started as a Customer Service Representative with Matchett & Ward Insurance in 1997 and progressed her way to sole ownership of the agency in 2013. Always an active member of the community, she currently serves on the board of directors for Randolph County United, as a member of the Community Foundation of Randolph County’s Grants Committee, and as a member of Kiwanis as well as the Saratoga Lions Club. The founder of the Downtown Customer Appreciation Lunch for Matchett & Ward customers, Mrs. Fisher has been happy to see the event grow with Winchester Main Street now serving as the organizer.

“Cheryl Fisher is the epitome of a successful businesswoman in our community,” effused Lisa Jennings, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Randolph County. “We are honored and excited for her to share wisdom that she has gained on her journey of success.”

As part of the event, this year’s Women’s Fund grant recipients – six deserving organizations from across Randolph County – will be invited to share their projects with attendees. There will also be a silent auction and live auction. Items up for auction will include tickets to regional arts venues and sporting events as well as gift cards and other items from local businesses. The cost to attend the event is $30 per person, and a catered brunch is included in the ticket price.

“All proceeds from the event benefit the Women’s Fund, which was created to give the women and children of Randolph County a brighter future,” emphasized Lisa Jennings.

In addition to the aforementioned items, artwork from local artists, including prize-winning selections, will be included in the auction. Prior to the brunch and auction, submitted artworks will be judged by Winchester native Jaylei Osting with cash prizes for the top three selections.

A graduate of Ball State University, Ms. Osting is a young abstract painter, based in Indianapolis, whose paintings are inspired by music, reflecting what she envisions while listening to a song. Her work has been featured on Fox Sports with Winchester Speedway as well as through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2024 “Welcome Race Fans” initiative.

This year’s art prize sponsors are Old National Bank and the Winchester Rotary Club. This year’s event sponsors include LifeStream Services, an anonymous partner, Farmhouse Creative, Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management, Randolph County Recycling District, and Wayne HealthCare.

““Life’s a Peach” is the theme of this year’s event,” shared Ashley Stephen, Community Grants and Operations Manager with the Community Foundation. “We are expecting things to be just peachy when we celebrate what the Women’s Fund has accomplished as well as help us look forward to future efforts in support of women and children in the community.”

While the event is aimed at local women, anyone can purchase tickets to attend. With a limited number on offer, tickets are available while supplies last, with the latest date for potential ticket sales of Friday, July 26th. For any questions about the brunch, art competition, or auction, please contact Ashley Stephen at 765-584-9077 or astephen@randolphcountyfoundation.org. Tickets can be purchased at the Community Foundation office (120 W Washington St, Winchester) or online at www.randolphcountyfoundation.org/womens-fund-donation/. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Community Foundation of Randolph County partners with donors to leverage their philanthropy in ways that transform lives. Since 1993, the Community Foundation has helped generous donors to meet community needs, provide scholarship opportunities to local students, and made grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve Randolph County. The Community Foundation strives to be a local entity known for inspiring good and impacting success by bringing people and resources together. To learn more, go to www.randolphcountyfoundation.org