Endowment Gifts

The Foundation maintains several endowment funds for the purpose of sustaining long-term support of various educational projects. Earnings from these permanent funds are used annually to benefit MCCSC students. Donations can be made to any of the following endowment funds at any time. Additionally, a new endowed fund can be established with a minimum donation of $5,000. For more information, please contact the Foundation at 330-7700.

FMCCS General Endowment Fund
This fund is maintained to allow for the long-term support and success of the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools. Earnings are used annually in support of the Foundation’s mission to improve and enhance the educational development of MCCSC students.

The Feather Connell Library Fund
This fund was originally established to help buy books and other materials for the Broadview library that would not be available through standard funding sources. The purpose of the fund, named in honor of long-time Broadview librarian Feather Connell, is to allow Broadview to establish and maintain the best library possible. Proceeds of the fund are now used to support the Summit Elementary School Library.

The Student Support Fund
This fund was established to enable MCCSC staff to have immediate access to funds to help needy students with school expenses.

The Happily Ever After Fund
Recognizing that literacy is the key to a happy, prosperous future, a local family established this fund to purchase books and other essential materials for elementary school libraries.

The Lynn Verhagen Endowed Fund for the Childs Elementary School Library
Established in memory of the parent of a Childs Elementary School student, earnings from this fund are used to support the Childs Elementary School Library.

Lily Endowment Project
In 1999, the Foundation received a $50,000 grant from the Lily Foundation for school libraries. The Foundation qualified for this grant by raising over $25,000 from the community for this project. The $50,000 in grant funds were dispersed among 20 MCCSC libraries based upon enrollment. The $25,000 raised from the community was deposited with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. Earnings from this endowment fund will be periodically distributed to support libraries. Donations can be made to this fund at any time by sending a gift to the Community Foundation at 307 Fountain Square, Bloomington, Indiana 47404. Please designate your gift to the Foundation of MCCS Library Fund.