Hendricks County Community Foundation Awards Grant to Kappa Kappa Kappa
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary serving their local community, the Hendricks County Community Foundation is presenting $1,000 grants to local nonprofits in 2016. These 20th Anniversary Board Engagement Grants allow each member of the HCCF Board of Directors to designate a nonprofit that is important to them and to Hendricks County.
The thirteenth HCCF 20th Anniversary Grant was presented to Kappa Kappa Kappa on behalf of Board Member Terri McCoy. Kappa Kappa Kappa, better known as Tri Kappa, was founded by seven young women attending school in Indianapolis in 1901. Over the last 100 years, Tri Kappa has grown to 146 active community chapters comprised of over 10,000 members. Tri Kappa is an Indiana exclusive sorority focused on promoting charity, culture and education within local communities. Tri Kappa also operates an emergency fund for students in need through their partnerships with 27 different Indiana colleges and universities.
Tri Kappa supports numerous charities in Danville and the Hendricks County area. The three Danville Tri Kappa chapters are very active in the education of young women in their community. Each year Tri Kappa awards scholarships to seniors from Danville High School to further their education and the advancement of young women in the local community.
"I chose Tri Kappa because of their mission to serve in charity, culture and education," said Terri McCoy. "Tri Kappa only exists in the state of Indiana and their story is long and rich. When I was just moving back to Danville as a married adult, I was looking for some way to get to know our community and meet people. My mother-in-law introduced me to Tri Kappa. I got very involved and met lots of wonderful dedicated women who work hard to raise money to give back."
HCCF Executive Director WIlliam Rhodehamel believes these board engagement grants are a great way to support local nonprofits as well as to demonstrate the passion for community embodied by each of the HCCF Board Members. William said, "Tri Kappa is a wonderful example of women passionate about local philanthropy and giving back in tangible ways to their community. Women in our state and county have been meeting the needs of people through the work of Tri Kappa for over 115 years! It is also exciting to see families partnering together as Terri and her family do in serving community they love. That is really at the heart of what we are about here at HCCF: building a vibrant, giving community."
From left: HCCF Executive Director William Rhodehamel and HCCF Board Member Terri McCoy present Tri Kappa members Cinda Corbitt, Ann Tussey and Anna Marie Fallon with $1,000 grant in celebration of the Hendricks County Community Foundation's 20th Anniversary
The Hendricks County Community Foundation partners with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways. The Community Foundation manages assets of over $11 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2015, the Community Foundation gave over $825,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. For more information, call 317-268-6240 or visit www.hendrickscountycf.org.