Grant awards are made at the discretion of each Fund’s advising body.
Christmas in the Village Fund – 2014 This fund hosts the administrative details of this seasonal event. Begun in 1976, each year decorated homes are used as calling cards to attract ticket holders from a wide geographic region. Annually, proceeds are shared among the nonprofit organizations that collaborate on the tour’s planning and delivery.
Drake Family Fund – 2014 As advisors to this fund, Tim and Mindy Drake award grants reflecting their personal interests. In time, their children Jennifer, Andrew, Jessica and Aaron will follow their parents’ footsteps as advisors to this fund. Since the 1950s, Tim and Mindy have called this community “home”.
Lesher Fund – 2014 As advisors to this fund, the Lesher Family awards grants reflecting their personal interests. Established by Marilyn Lesher Richards and Joel A. Lesher, it serves as a tribute to their grandparents Torrence and Luella Lesher who settled in Monroe Township in 1930, and to their parents William “Bill” and Leonora “Sally” Lesher.
Tipp City Arts Fund imo Ellen Cotterman – 2014 This fund supports art with a preference given to grant requests from the Tipp City Area Arts Council. Artist, volunteer and civic activist, Ellen Cotterman’s impact was enormous and defines the Tipp City we see today. Projects Ellen founded include the Restoration and Architectural Board of Review, the Tree Board, and the Arts Council.
Tippecanoe Alumni Association Fund – 2013 Let’s Go Red Devils! The purpose of this fund is to support the programs and activities of the Alumni Association
Tippecanoe Educational Endowment Fund – 1999 The Endowment was established by the Tipp City Board of Education to support enrichment programs that are not otherwise funded through tax dollars in its schools. Since inception, it has received many generous donations including estate gifts from the Hyde and Kessler families.
Wahl Family Fund – 2012 Community involvement has been a staple of life for Bob and Jackie Wahl. The tradition now carries forward to the next generation as daughters Katie and Annie award grants annually in their family’s name.