Trust fund awards community grants


A reception was conducted March 11 to award special grants from the Greater Seymour Trust Fund.

The trust’s board of managers annually awards special one-time grants from the Evie Scott Fund, the Verna Robertson Fund, the Miriam Newkirk Fund, the Maude Welch Fund and the Nellie Kloeker Fund.

The following grants were awarded:

» Actors Community Theater of Seymour, $1,000 to upgrade the lighting system and stage materials.

» Aging and Community Services/Thrive Alliance, $1,000 for two laptop computers.

» Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana, $1,000 for new donor management software.

» Boys and Girls Club of Seymour, $1,000 for two desktop computers.

» Community Provisions of Jackson County, $1,500 for a new electric pallet jack to use in the warehouse.

» Developmental Services Inc., $1,000 for small kitchen appliances, cookbooks and kitchen utensils.

» Freeman Army Airfield Museum, $798 to purchase and erect new signs in front of two museum buildings.

» Girls Inc. of Jackson County, $1,250 to upgrade the public announcement system.

» Immanuel Child Care Ministry, $1,000 to purchase new cribs, strollers, changing tables and other child care equipment.

» Jackson County Human Services Inc., $506 for new software for its food pantry.

» Jackson County United Way, $500 toward the purchase of a portable projector and speaker system.

» Lutheran Community Home, $850 to replace the current nurse’s kiosks with surface tablets.

» NextGen Children’s Ministry/The Point, $750 to purchase new furniture and equipment for its nursery wing.

» Seymour Main Street, $500 for a new printer, router and file cabinet.

» Seymour Fire Department, $1,379 for a new automated external defibrillator.

» Seymour Schools Band Boosters, $1,717 for new band uniforms.

» St. Ambrose Catholic School, $1,500 to purchase three laptop computers.

» Trinity Lutheran High School, $1,000 to purchase new computers for the agriculture building classrooms.

» Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, $500 for new office equipment in its Seymour office.

» Schneck Medical Center, $6,250 from the Maude Welch Fund for the continuing education of nurses.

The Greater Seymour Trust Fund was established in 1969 by the late E.S. Welch to serve the cultural, scientific, religious, literary and educational needs of the community. The trust receives funds from the public as gifts or bequests to be held by the trustee, JCB.

The trust’s board of managers allocates the money from the funds for a wide range of public purposes. Its purpose is to assist, encourage and promote the welfare of present and future residents of the community without regard to race, color or creed.

The board consists of the mayor of Seymour, the president of the Seymour Area Jaycees, three at-large members and the president and trust officers of JCB.

The fund has bank management and trust safeguards. Contributions to the trust qualify as charitable contributions, which may result in income tax and estate tax savings.

For information about the trust fund, contact the trust department of JCB at 812-522-3607 or visit greaterseymourtrust

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