HCCF funds uniform county school signage effort


Daily Reporter staff reports

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Community Foundation awarded the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation a grant of $15,000 to place identification signage at the school district boundaries. The school system completed the placement of 12 signs this fall with the help of the grant.

In 2017, Mt. Vernon Schools inspired this foundation initiative when they partnered with the Towns of Fortville, McCordsville, and Cumberland to install signage across the school district. Both new and replacement signs were designed with the help of a foundation grant. The signage celebrates the school and the communities it serves.

This spring, HCCF invited Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, and Southern Hancock schools to do the same.

“All schools shared their appreciation for the design of the Mt. Vernon school signs and will use the same concept for the sake of uniformity,” says Mary Gibble, community foundation president. “To further the impact, an additional panel will be added proclaiming ‘A Proud Part of Hancock County.’”

The foundation has earmarked $30,000 in 2019 for Eastern Hancock and Southern Hancock schools to install uniform signage.

The Hancock County Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted more than $14 million since its inception in 1992.