Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — The Hancock County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently named Emily Jones, a junior at Greenfield-Central High School, the 2015 Martha Beckenholdt Youth Philanthropy Award recipient.
The award was established in 1996 to honor one of Hancock County’s most committed philanthropists, Martha Beckenholdt. The award is given annually to a junior from one of the four Hancock County public high schools who exhibits Martha’s qualities: outstanding contributions of time, talent and energy to philanthropic endeavors.
A grant in the recipient’s name is donated by the Hancock County Community Foundation to a charity of the student’s choice. Additionally, the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation matched HCCF’s grant with an additional $500.
In honor of Jones’ award, Hancock County Purdue Extension received a grant total of $1,000 for its Kindergarten 101 Program.
Jones has volunteered with the Kindergarten 101 Program for four years, donating more than 300 hours of her time. Her volunteer activities included assisting with the preparation of the program and working with the children to become acclimated with school environments during the weeklong program.
Jones also is an active member of her school community, where she is the secretary of the Greenfield-Central High School FFA.