May
25th

A Lifetime of Giving – Phil and Sandy McCauley

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“We believe in this community and we believe in giving back.” Phil and Sandy McCauley have lived in Southern Indiana for most of their lives. They’ve raised their children here, worked here, and offered their time and resources to help our community grow while strengthening our connections. “We feel that we’re the beneficiaries of living…

May
1st

Margaret Read – Providing More Scholarships

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Margaret Read knows the important role education plays in building a stronger community. She was raised in a home that instilled a strong work ethic and understanding that “doing your school work was the most important thing.” She attended Jeffersonville High School, where she met her husband, Edward. Immediately after graduation in 1938, Margaret began working…

Jan
15th

Ruth Braeutigam- Supporting Arts & Culture in Southern Indiana

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The legacy of educator Ruth Braeutigam lives on through the gifts made from her estate. During her lifetime, Ruth Braeutigam was an educator. She spent more than four decades teaching in New Albany schools. She also deeply admired beauty, and supported the arts. Her most substantial contribution to the arts in Southern Indiana was the donation…

Jan
15th

Dr. Rita Hudson Shourds – Honoring a Loved One

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Think of the community years from now. How will education influence our children’s children? What future do you imagine in our region? Jean Sekora Hudson Dr. Rita Hudson Shourds knew exactly the future her mother imagined when she established the Jean Sekora Hudson Educational Scholarship for Women. It is a permanent endowment fund that provides scholarship…

Jan
15th

The Bergmans- Generations of Green Space

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Matt and Jessica Bergman have watched New Albany transform around them. They have owned the Wilcox Block building in downtown New Albany since 2006, before the YMCA built its new facility and before the downtown began its remarkable transformation into a hub of independent restaurants, shops and galleries. The Bergmans rent the first floor as restaurant space for…

Jan
15th

The Bette Bennett Hammond Scholarship

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The Bette Bennett Hammond Memorial Scholarship exemplifies passing inspiration from generation to generation. Jim and Michael Hammond established the fund at the Community Foundation 13 years ago in honor of their mother, who showed them how to persevere through very difficult circumstances. Bette never achieved fame or financial success. Though she excelled in school, circumstances prevented…

Apr
10th

The Clifton Family – Honoring a Loved One

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The Clifton Family Dr. David and Kim Clifton Dr. David Clifton is a lifetime educator who has worked in higher education for most of his career. He feels at home in the classroom, helping students throughout Southern Indiana accomplish their goals and realize their dreams. His focus on education and the belief that it is a…

Apr
10th

The Klein Family – Honoring a Loved One

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Hank and Wilma Klein The Klein Family Wilma Klein and her husband, Hank, spent a lifetime educating youth through teaching and volunteer service in Kentucky. The importance of service, hard work, education, and strong values were instilled in them at early ages by their parents. Wilma was a longtime teacher and principal and Hank was…

Mar
28th

The Class of 1945 – Providing More Scholarships

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Two of the remaining members of the Class of 1945, James Gilbert (left) and Dave Varble (right) The late 1930s and early 1940s saw tremendous challenges for residents of Clark County. The Great Depression took jobs and homes and challenged families to simply survive. The Flood of 1937 took what the Depression did not. Time, work and…

Mar
10th

Barbara Bunuan – Giving Back. Forever.

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Giving Back. Forever. Barbara Bunuan                   Barbara Bunuan spent her career in education administration in Kentucky. When she retired to Southern Indiana, she learned all she could about area not-for-profit organizations to see where the need for her volunteerism and financial support existed. She learned about the…