2008 Annual Report Building a Community with Access to Recreation Continuing the Expedition! We’d like to take this opportunity to tout another fantastic year in Harrison County! Our grantmaking to Harrison County serving organizations totaled $2.7million in 2008. As you read through this report you will see the names of those special agencies that were awarded funding from the Foundation. Please join us in thanking them for their work in our com- munity. Our largest grant in 2008 went to Boone Township Volunteer Fire Department. In partnership with county government, this funding allowed for the construction of a new and expanded fire station in Laconia. This facility will allow for better training of firefighters, decrease valuable response times, and will be of adequate size to protect the district’s current and future vehicles. The facility can serve the community as a tem- porary shelter or gathering place and should also lower insurance premiums for area property owners. Our scholarship awards this year totaled more than $604,000. The Building Our Future scholarship was awarded for the second time in 2008 providing 10 Harrison County resident graduating seniors $5,000 a year renewable for four years for a total of $20,000 each. HCCF Founders Scholarships provided $300,000 to over 120 graduating seniors throughout Harrison County. We additionally awarded over $100,000 from our charitable endowment funds and memorial scholarships. We are proud of another great year and we wish all our 2008 scholarship recipients the best of luck at college and beyond! Our matching gift program continues. HCCF has provided matching gifts to your donations to existing endowment funds and to create new charitable endowment funds since the year 2000 and will continue to do so throughout 2009. Contact the HCCF Staff for more information about our matching gift program, contributing to an existing fund or creating a new charitable endowment fund. Horseshoe Southern Indiana had an exciting year transitioning from Caesars Indiana during the summer of 2008. They’re contributions to the Foundation exceeded $13 million and the grand total has now topped $100 million! We can’t thank them enough for this amazing contin- uing support. HCCF began a new partnership with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana in bringing The Dictionary Project to Harrison County. The Dictionary Project assists students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing them with their own personal dictionary. In December, third graders at all nine Harrison County Elementary Schools received their very own dic- tionary. HCCF was proud to honor Rita Gettelfinger of Depauw as the 2008 Harrison County Woman Philanthropist of the Year and Jolinda Jones of Palmyra as the 2008 Emerging Woman Philanthropist at the 2008 Southern Indiana Women in Philanthropy “Giving From the Heart” Celebration. We thank these women for their time and talent and all they do for Harrison County! We have now been in our new facility on Foundation Way for over two years. We continue to offer use of our conference room to nonprof- it organizations at no charge. Contact the HCCF staff if your nonprofit organization is in need of a place to meet or hold a special event. HCCF was a proud Community Leader Sponsor of Corydon’s 200th Birthday Celebration throughout 2008. Events throughout the year included “Dancing Thru the Decades”, an honorary event in June which included the unveiling of the O’Bannon Memorial, fireworks displays and the bicentennial parade. The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program has now been active for more than a year in Harrison County. Over 1,600 preschool chil- dren are enrolled in the program and receive an age appropriate, hard cover book in the mail each month. The program continues until their 5th birthday. Ready to register your child? Visit www.imaginationlibrary.com for online registration. You may also sign up at the Harrison County Public Library, Harrison County Community Foundation or YMCA of Harrison County. The success of this program has really shown how well our community can come together and make great things happen in Harrison County. Enjoy your reading time with your children and remember it is an investment in their future! All of the “Access to Recreation” projects will soon be completed in 2009. See the back cover of this report for more information and pho- tos about the “Access to Recreation” project in Harrison County. These projects are designed to facilitate use of our parks for all. We have dedicated our annual report this year to these projects and many other recreational projects in the community impacted by our grantmaking and making Harrison County a great place to live and play. On behalf of everyone involved with the HCCF, thank you for your participation with your community foundation in the many programs and funding activities in 2008. Remember, we’re building a Foundation for the Future of Harrison County! Happy Trails! Paul Beckort, HCCF Board President Steve Gilliland, HCCF Executive Director Renovations are currently being made to the Stem Adventure Center in Laconia. Here, HCCF Board Member Pam Martin dis- activity porches, a sleeping deck, and kitchen tributes dictionaries to third graders at expansion are under construction at Corydon Elementary School. The HCCF Staff members pose with Rita Gettelfinger Kornhauser Lodge. and Jolinda Jones, Harrison County honorees at the 2008 Southern Indiana Women in Philanthropy Celebration held at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Heth-Washington Elementary School Third Graders Chloe Gibson, Anabel Kopp, Sarah Shaffer and Liz Thomas with their very own HCCF Executive Director Steve Gilliland dictionaries. One third grader wrote “Thank receives a gift from Pam Schoen of First you for the dictionary! I can see all the Federal Savings Bank to support the One mother wrote to us in regards to the Dolly President’s names. You can study a lot about Early Readers Fund. This charitable Parton’s Imagination Library program, “I appre- the Declaration of Independence and you can endowment fund provides perpetual sup- ciate the quality of the books in content and design look at the maps to see where you are going.” port to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination and the stories and illustrations are always first Another student wrote, “Thank You for our Library program in Harrison County. As rate. Everyday now when I check the mail box my dictionaries. We all love them! Now during always, HCCF provides matching gifts to two children want to know if a book came for writing if I don’t know how to spell a word I any donation to existing funds, up to them!” Here, Kelsey Delaney enjoys one of the pro- can look up the spelling. I think when I grow $25,000 per household per year. gram books at the Harrison County Public up I might do the job you do because I know Library. how and what it feels like to get one.” Current HCCF Board Member Stephen Bodney and Founding HCCF Board Member Brandi Auberry, Ashley Fancher, Ashley Charlie Lynch ride in the Corydon’s 200th Eveslage and Brooke Auberry, North Harrison The new Boone Township firehouse was con- Birthday parade celebration in July. High School Class of 2008. structed in 2008. Pathfinders Individual Donors Janice Staugas Eleanor Albin Jennie L. Staugas Donations in Memory of Mabel Christine Melton Anonymous Patricia A. Staugas YMCA of Harrison County, Inc. Rhonda S. Babcock Ida Lee Stilger Donald K. & Virginia A. Baumgart Vincent G. Stilger Donations in Memory of Kenneth Miles Larry & Connie Baumgartle Mary Lois Stiner J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Daniel & Tamara Beamer Walter Stonecipher Martha J. Beckort Helen & Joe Strong Donations in Memory of John Orwick Paul & Judy Beckort William L. & Joy Taylor J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Scott and Jane Berkley Michael L. & Mary P. Temple Carl & Kathleen Binkley Don & Hilda Thieneman Donations in Memory of Macon Ray Stephen & Jeannie Bodney James D. & Marilyn Thieneman J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Maurice & Barbara Boley Billy B. & Debra R. Thomas Hoyte & Vivian Bomersbach Chris, Julie & Ben Timberlake Donations in Memory of Tony Rose Kevin & Alisa Burch Donald L. & Gynith Timberlake Joseph M. & Delora Casper Paul A. & Linda K. Burnham Richard Timberlake Wade J. Campbell Roger and Patricia R. Timberlake Donations in Memory of Fred Shireman Dudley R. & Ruth Ann Capelle Thomas R. & Phyllis A. Tucker Virginia S. Moore Joseph M. & Delora Casper Harlan & Jonnie Uhl B. Elizabeth Cato Bill & Roxanne Uhl Donations in Memory of Geneva Wiseman Harold & Mary Chumley Joel E. & Cyndi K. Voyles J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Brian & Kelley Churchill David & Carolyn Wallace Heather & Freddie Clunie Marion Wallace Donations in Memory of Mary Kathern Wolfe Sherri Coleman Sherry Watson Harrison County Farm Bureau Donnie & Rose Conrad Valerie Lynne & David K. Wellner Dayle J. & Carol K. Cravens Alma F. Williams Donations in Memory of Gary Wood Barbara & Phillip Crecelius Roger & Patsy Windell Randy and Sherry Brown & family Daniel G. & Angela C. Crecelius Michael & Jennifer Wiseman Frank Czeschen James A. & Ruth Crisp Craig & Diana Zirkle Cindy Czeschin Virginia & Bill Curts Shawn & Cindi Zollman Sam & Rebecca Eckart Charles & Janet N. Czeschin Steven A. & Pat Gilliland Roger & Qudsia Davis Corporation and Organization Donors Sam Hecht Virginia Davis & Roma Ann Helms Blue River All Stars James Nashu Larry & Sandra Day Blue River Services, Inc. Carly Niermeier Larry R. & Nancy Denison Community First Bank Mark, Martha, Andrew & Iris Partin Louise & Frederick Dieckmann Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Karl & Jean Schettler Donald L. & Fredrica E. Dones Corydon Central Adult Booster Club Don & Hilda Thieneman Sid & Kathy Dye Corydon Central High School Athletic Department James Thieneman Sam & Becky Eckart Corydon Central High School Office/Faculty Mike, Faye & Beth Wilburn Donors Rebecca L. Eckart Corydon Dulcimer Society Frank Eckert Corydon Presbyterian Church Donations in Memory of Bart Zimmerman Ray & Vicky Elmore Corydon United Methodist Church Edie J. Adamson Jacob & Susan Ems Council of Michigan Foundations Christina L. & Michael Allen Matthew P. & Ellen M. Eve First Federal Savings Bank Troy D. & Jill M. Allen & family Drew Faith First Harrison Bank Ernest & Mary Alice Beach Dylan Faith Harrison County Hospital Charlotte M. Bell Mark A. & Brenda Smith Falkenstein Harrison Crawford BAR Association Bennett & Bennett Insurance, Inc. Frank & Alice Fey Heritage Ford-Mercury Barbara K. Best & family Joy M. & Timothy Lee Foster Horseshoe Casino • Hotel Irene Blank Linda Basham and Julita A. Fowler JKF Consulting Reba Brown Friends of Callie Zimmerman Judy Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund Frederick K. Cammack Rosemary S. Funk Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. Diane Coots Mr. & Mrs. Gene Garbrough Drs. Karem, Schueter & Staff Corydon Central Vanguard Band Boosters Gary J. & Jean K. Geswein Ladycats Booster Club David W. & M. Sue Costello Raymond L. & Dorothy R. Gettelfinger Lanesville Community School Corporation Darryl & Leah Daily Thomas & Marilyn Gibson Lanesville Heritage Weekend, Inc. Robert J. & Joan E. Daugherty Steven A. & Pat Gilliland Leadership Harrison County Ruth Davis & Sharon & Michael Uhl Donna Gilliland-Draper & Melhiser, Endres & Tucker Harold E. & Lou Ann Dillman & family Rhonda Gilliland Microsoft Giving Campaign Richard & Rena Elbert Michael E. & Leah J. Gutknecht New Middletown 8th Grade Class 1954-1955 Norman D. & Joyce K. Emily Grace A. Gwynn New Middletown Lions Club First Harrison Bank Employees & Board Sharon J. & Donald L. Hanen New Salisbury Lions Club Kenneth A. & Alice C. Flock Jerry & Evelyn Hardsaw Norstam Veneers, Inc. Chris & Kim Frederick & family Roy & Denise Harmon North Harrison Community School Corporation Janet L. & Michael Frederick Bruce & Bette Harper & Patricia Motley North Harrison Football PEP Carroll & Kenneth Gilham Jeff Alan & Cassandra Hauswald N. H. Middle School Student Council John & Margrita Graf & family Gralyn L. & Susannah Sample Hebert O'Bannon Publishing Co., Inc. Holly & Mark Hager Deborah Dawn & Bryan M. Hedden & family PC Building Materials Susan G. & Mike Hanson Alan K. & Judy G. Hess Pfeiffer's Jewelers Billie R. Hess Harold & Sue Higginbotham Phil Pace Scholarship Fund Stella Wininger Jones & Danny Jones Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Jacobi Ronald J. Pryor, D.M.D & Staff Curt & Eve Ann Jordan Gerald & Kay Jacobs Ramsey Lions Club The Keinsley Family Roger and Pat Jacobs Robertson Crushed Stone, Inc. Sam & Barbara Lander Steven Z. & G. Jean Jakab Rotary Club of Corydon Indiana, Inc. Eddie & Karen Mathes JoAnna Jarboe South Central Elementary School Terry W. & Theresa F. Mattingly Curt & Eve Ann Jordan South Harrison Community School Corporation Robert S. Mattingly DMD, Malissa & staff Paul J. & E. Elizabeth Kiesler Southern Indiana Regional Alliance Paul James III & Sarah Bush Miller Ada & Bradley King St. Johns Church Joe & Connie Miller Nathan E. & Marlo M. Kintner St. John's Lutheran School Beth & Dan Nowlin Madelyn Kirkham The Dollywood Foundation Frank W. Jr. & Theresia A. Ordner Judith K. & David M. Kocka Town of Elizabeth Maggie L. Orwick Merle J. & Dorothy Kruer Tyco Electronics Charles & Beth Phillips & family Jim & Sandra LaDuke Uhl Truck Sales, Inc. Donald F. & Jerry Ann Piontkowski Brent & Diana Lasley Zambelli Fireworks Gary D. & Theresa L. Pope Jack D. Lawson & Maureen Fey-Lawson Wayne Gettelfinger & Janice Redden Stephanie Logsdon Donations in Memory of Bob Bennett Steve S. & Ellen D. Reising Carrie & Karen Lucas J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Trudy & Russell Richardson & family Elizabeth B. Magner Stephen J. & Anne M. Robertson Karolyn and Richard Mangeot Donations in Memory of Elizabeth Hardin Joshua & Meredith Rodriguez & family Marvin & Maria Mann Catching Betz David L. & Johnnie G. Royalty Ida R. Marrillia Teresa Campbell Laura Royse David & Pamela Bennett Martin Cara & Helen L. Sajko Eleisa & Denzil Mason Donations in Memory of Lula Boss Walter Saulman Chad McAfee & Susan Hendrich J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton James A. & Darlene Schilmiller R. L. & A. J. McCaffry William R. & Hope L. Schneider & family Cletice McRae Donations in Memory of Paul Chambers Paul J. & Mary Jean Schroeder Heather Medlock J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Mary Lisa Sieg William & Sherry Melton Daniel W. Jr. & Nancy F. Smith & family Marydee Meyer Donations in Memory of William M. Churchill Betty K. Stem Joe & Connie Miller Angela & Robert Kitchel Candace Stroud & family Diane D. Miller & family James & Marilyn Thieneman Michael G. & Rebecca S. Missi Donations in Memory of Ezra I. Duley Dode Timberlake Mildred Monroe Jerry & Donna Irvine & family Fred A. & Deborah M. Uhl J. Kenneth Neukam Floyd & Joyce Merritt Jerry & Sandra Uhl Lisa & Richard Nichols and family Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pollock Melanie Uhl Judy O'Bannon Ms. Thelma Shelton Sam & Donna Uhl J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Arthur III & Catherine R. Turcotte Sharon Davis Uhl Jason A. & Jenny L. Pendleton Mr. James Zachritz Tony & Karla Uhl Henry S. Pflanz YMCA of Harrison County, Inc. Werner O & Rina K. Vankleef Richard U. & D. Jean Pflanz Robert W. & Margaret Hays Walker Melinda Powell Donations in Memory of Catherine Egger Robby J. & Katherine L. White Norbert Jr. & Elaine Rawert J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton The Wilburn Family Michael & Shirley Raymond Bruce C.Windell & Linda L. Kiger-Windell Mary Jane Reed Donations in Memory of George C. Geswein Donald C. & Brenda D. Windell David Remondini Brian & Kelley Churchill Leah R. & Darrin B. Windell Juan J. and Rudee Ann Rodriguez Palmyra Lions Club Clyde & Virginia Wininger David & Betty Roll Jerry L. Jr. & Elizabeth A. Wiseman Brenda Sampson Donations in Memory of John Gorin C. Franklin & Linda Wiseman Mick & Michele Saulman J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Denzil B. & Kimberly J. Wiseman Peter J. and Joan T. Schickel Juanita E. & Samuel F. Wolfe Herbert & Amy Schneider Donations in Memory of Fred Griffin Callie Zimmerman Randall T. Shepard Samuel E. & Rebecca S. Eckart Tom & Polly Zoeller & family Doug and Sandy Sherman Cindi Schneider-Zollman Ralph E. & Barbara K. Sherman Donations in Memory of Christopher E. Hauswald James L. & Mary Shireman YMCA of Harrison County, Inc. Donations in Honor of Marty Bary Mark D. & Kathy D. Shireman George & Donna Black family Kathy Simmons Donations in Memory of John J. Heitkemper Virginia Simmons Harrison County Farm Bureau Donations in Honor of Richard & Karolyn Donald C. & Mary K. Smith Mangeot Glenn P. & Dawn R. Smith Donations in Memory of Nellie Mae Kitterman Chris and Marcia Hermann Nancy S. Smith & John W. Abel J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Margaret & Jerome Smith Donations in Honor of Vaughn & Linda Nicholas E. & Lesa L. Smith Donations in Memory of Carol Ann McCarthy Timberlake J. Gordon and Christine Pendleton Troy, Leah & Logan Bensing Chris, Julie & Ben Timberlake New Funds Created in 2008 Comfort House Fund Comfort House established an endowment in 2008 to provide support for the oper- ations and programs of Comfort House. Comfort House was estab- St. John’s Lutheran School was founded in 1861 with a lished in 2004 as a Child three-day school week in the log parsonage when St. John’s Advocacy Center and is an Evangelical Lutheran Church members determined that associate member of the there was a need for Christian education for the children. National Children’s Alliance. The first school, a log house, was built in 1863 near the par- Comfort House is located in Corydon and provides servic- sonage. A larger building was built in 1880 because the stu- es to families affected by sexual abuse. Services include a dent population reached 40 and more space was needed. multi-disciplinary team forensic interview approach as Julius Prelle, teacher of grades one through eighth became well as the provision of a victim advocate in order to the first called teacher in 1886. He taught Catechism, Bible ensure appropriate referrals to counseling, etc. Comfort history and current secular studies. School was held five House staff is available to present information to commu- days a week. Mr. Prelle received an annual salary of nity organizations regarding the necessity of child advoca- $26.60. He lived with members of the congregation and cy centers and the success of the multi-disciplinary team walked or rode horseback to school. The congregation approach. Comfort House personnel work as a team with maintained the school despite the great depression. The law enforcement, child protection services, prosecutors money was scarce during this time so the pastor and teacher and advocates. Services are primarily offered in Harrison were provided with produce, meat and other food items by and Crawford Counties and a satellite office is located in congregational members. The pastor and teacher had their Milltown. own cow and chickens to provide them with milk and eggs. Harrison-Crawford BAR Association Scholarship New Funds The school children have been involved in Memorial Day picnics complete with skits, cantatas, operettas, school The Harrison-Crawford BAR Association Scholarship will plays and musicals, and other open house and “fairs” to dis- provide scholarship support to Harrison County graduating play their many talents throughout the 148 years of exis- seniors who are accepted into and attend a two or four year tence. private or public institute of higher education in Indiana. Each Harrison County high school will be invited to nom- The school has grown from a one room log structure and inate one candidate for this special scholarship. one teacher to a building with eight classrooms and seven full-time teachers. St. John’s School provides a Christ-cen- The Harrison-Crawford BAR Association is comprised of tered education to children of the community from pre- attorneys from Harrison and Crawford Counties and also school through eighth grade. Students today participate in attorneys from Floyd County that practice in Harrison and extra-curricular sports, Destination Imagination, plays and Crawford Counties. They hold bi-annual meetings to dis- musicals, science and learning fairs and other competitions. cuss the various important legal issues affecting the com- munity and legal system. They also sponsor various activ- Plan are being made now for the 150th Anniversary in 2011. ities in the community that bring awareness to the law and God has truly blessed St. John’s and the students it has had judicial system. The association currently has 47 mem- the privilege of serving. bers. Susan Evans Austin Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund Lanesville Community School Corporation Athletic Fund The Susan Evans Austin Memorial Scholarship Fund pro- vides scholarship support to gradu- To provide support to athletic pro- ating seniors of Corydon Central grams of the Lanesville Community High School who are pursuing a School Corporation for uses including certificate or degree in a nursing uniforms, supplies, equipment or trans- program. portation. Susan Evans Austin was a sixth North Harrison Girls Basketball Scholarship generation Harrison Countian, born in 1936 to William F. and The North Harrison Girls Laura Decker Buchanan. She Basketball Scholarship Fund graduated from Corydon Central will provide two scholarships High School in 1954 then went to each year for graduating seniors General Hospital in Louisville, of North Harrison High School Kentucky and earned her RN degree. “If ever a person who were team members of the loved their profession, it was Susan Buchanan Evans girls varsity basketball team dur- Austin,” said Susan’s sister, Betty Magner. ing their senior year. Recipients may include players or man- Susan married Dennis G. Evans in 1956 and they had two agers. children, Michael G. of Orlando, Florida and Barbara Ann Evans of Corydon. Both of Susan’s children are graduates “The recipients of these scholar- of Corydon Central High School. Barbara’s daughter ship funds shall be true student Hailee Stewart will be a 2008 graduate and Hailee’s broth- athletes,” said Hal Pearson, var- er, Tim King, attended CCHS and is now in the US Army. sity girls coach. “They will embody the characteristics of solid academic performance in the classroom, dedication Susan was very active in Tri Kappa, Tri Kappa Associates to Lady Cat basketball on the floor, and also be a solid and in Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon. standing member of the Harrison County community,” She served 17 years as the school nurse at Corydon added Pearson. Elementary School and was known by all the School District as “Nurse Evans” or “Nurse Susie.” After her hus- This scholarship fund has been established with donations band’s death in 1992, Susie worked as a school nurse in the from the booster club, basketball fund and some other out- North Harrison School District. side donations. “These donations are greatly appreciated,” said Pearson. “This is a great way to give back to students In October 1994, Susie married Donald Austin and retired in the girls’ basketball program that have so freely given of from her beloved profession. In early 1996, she was diag- their own time and energy to the Lady Cat Program.” nosed with terminal ovarian cancer and died in February 1997. “I think people sometimes forget that student comes first in ‘student athlete’. This scholarship will only help bolster “There were hundreds and perhaps thousands of students the fact that our athletes are students first,” said Pearson. and parents that were helped by her caring attitude and her nursing knowledge,” said her sister. “In January 1997 she St. John’s Lutheran School Fund was told this nursing scholarship was being established in her name to help young people to pursue the profession of The St. John’s Lutheran School Fund provides support to nursing. The glow on her face and her excitement that she the St. John's Lutheran School in Lanesville. would be helping students forever was so wonderful to be a part of,” said Betty. The years between 1861 and 2009 have provided the stu- dents of St. John’s Lutheran School with many areas of learning focused on the Bible and other secular subjects. V.M. Albin Family Charitable Fund ward to this yearly award,” added Callie. The V.M. Albin Family Charitable All donations received to open the fund were in memory Fund has been estab- of Bart Zimmerman who passed away in early August. lished to provide sup- Bart Zimmerman married Janet Miller in 1982. “The out- port for repairs of the pouring of love, kindness, and remembrance from our Corydon United friends and family of Harrison County is an overwhelm- Methodist Church ing reflection of the goodness of the people in our com- where the Vallas and munity,” said Janet. “Bradley, Nicole, and I are grateful Eleanor Timberlake to everyone. Bart would be happy to know that this schol- Albin Family were arship will be awarded to a student who has artistic or members. The Corydon United Methodist Church was mechanical talent that would allow that talent to be built in 1924 and sits on the historic square in Downtown ‘tapped into’ and nurtured.” Corydon. The church currently has a membership of 120. Corydon United Methodist Church celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2007. This church opens their doors to many downtown events such as the Friday Night Band Concerts, World on the Square and Light Up Corydon. They have also provided a free Thanksgiving dinner for the Salvation Army for the past 15 years. Zimmerman Family Memorial Scholarship Fund The Zimmerman Family of Corydon has created the Zimmerman Family Memorial Scholarship to provide educational scholarships for Harrison County resident graduating seniors of Corydon Central High School who are accepted into and attend an accredited creative Arts Studies or Industrial Arts program of study. These schol- arships may support arts educational pursuits such as glass art, music, sculpture, or painting. In May 1961, Joe Zimmerman opened Zimmerman Art Glass Company, after learning the glass making skills passed on from his grandfather, Frederick and his father, The selection of recommended recipients will be made Victor. Joe passed the family tradition to the fourth gen- by the committee designated annually by Corydon eration of Zimmerman glass artisans, sons Barton and Central High School for graduating senior scholarship Kerry who began working at Joe’s factory in 1983. After awards. “Bart Zimmerman was a skilled craftsman who Joe passed away in 1986, Bart and Kerry continued oper- shared his love and knowledge of his profession with ating Zimmerman Art Glass Company. Joe and wife, countless students,” said Becky Eckart, Corydon Central Callie, also had a daughter, Josie. Today, Joe’s family High School Counselor. “To provide a scholarship to stu- includes 5 grandchildren. “We are really excited about dents pursuing a career in art and/or to further their voca- this scholarship,” said Callie Zimmerman. “It will be very tional training is a wonderful tribute to Bart and his fam- worthwhile to a deserving person and we are looking for- ily.” NEW FUND ESTABLISHMENT The Foundation offers a variety of funds designed to be responsive to donor needs. While all philanthropy adds value to the community, each type of Foundation fund can provide differing added value to philanthropy in the community. Endowed Gift Funds are permanent funds in which the assets are owned by the Foundation and managed according to the charitable purposes designated. Since one of the goals of Endowed Gift Funds is to preserve the principal, only the spendable amount is available for distribution. With an Endowed Gift Fund donors can: Make permanent provisions for favorite charities Provide for the community through Field of Interest and Unrestricted Funds to help meet pressing needs Help strengthen Foundation operations Potentially increase the gift fund over time through professional investment management Invest in the community’s future and give students a brighter future FUND OPTIONS Unrestricted Funds – Unrestricted funds are available to the Foundation for any of the charitable purposes encompassed by the Foundation’s mission including its operational expenses. These funds are the most flexible type of fund. They are ideal for donors who want to build maximum versatility into their charitable giving and place responsibility for selecting the most appropriate use of the funds to the Foundation staff and Board of Directors. Field of Interest Funds – Field of Interest funds are limited in their use by the donor’s stated preference for a specific area of charitable purpose, without designation of recipient organizations or programs through which such charitable purposes may be served. The Foundation Grants Committee and Board of Directors recommend which organizations and programs might receive grants from field of interest funds and the amount of timing of such grants. Examples of field of interest funds include but are not limited to: Animal Protection • Arts & Culture • Environmental • Health & Safety • Historical Preservation • Recreation Scholarship Funds – Scholarship funds are dedicated to providing grants for educational assistance to individuals seek- ing post-secondary education. The Foundation administers two basic types of Scholarship Funds: Advised - The Foundation works with an independent advisory committee selected by the donor. In most cases, previ- ously existing committees, such as those organized by a local high school, are named. While the donor may set the over- all purpose for the fund and create the selection criteria, the advisory committee is charged with publicizing the avail- ability of the scholarship, and designing and disseminating applications for the fund. More important, the committee is also responsible for the selection and recommendation of award candidates to the Foundation. Each advised scholarship fund must have a voluntary committee of interested individuals who meet annually to review all the scholarship appli- cants and recommend recipients to the Foundation. The donor may select the committee, but the majority of members may not be family members. The Foundation retains the right to approve successor advisors. Designated – This type of fund works best for donors who are interested in supporting students at a specific institution. With this type of fund the amount available for disbursement is paid to a nonprofit institution (such as college, vocation- al school, etc.) named by the donor. It is the institution’s responsibility to annually determine award recipients based on the donor’s recommended criteria. Designated Funds (and Agency Endowments) – Designated funds are earmarked for one or more charitable organiza- tions, and all grants made from such funds will be made to (or for the use of) the designated recipient 501(c)(3) organ- ization to support their work. If the recipient organization ceases to exist or changes its status or mission as a charita- ble organization, the Foundation’s Board of Directors may exercise its variance power, selecting an alternate use for the fund compatible with its original charitable purpose. Reaching New Heights 2008 Scholarship Recipients David Minter Memorial Scholarship (Awarded at North Harrison High School) 2008 Recipients of the Building Brittany Edge Our Future Scholarship Ashley Eveslage ($5,000 renewable for four years) Ashley Fancher Erin Striegel Corydon Central High School Devin Kitterman Earl Saulman Memorial Scholarship Chad Salomon (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Lori Weis Tyler Jensen Katelyn West First Harrison Bank Ivy Tech Scholarship Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School (County-wide competition) Jessica Ketterer Melinda Preston My first semester at Ashley Royalty North Harrison High School Bellarmine University Brandi Auberry went very well. I was able Harrison County Agricultural Sarianne Capehart to maintain a 4.0 GPA. I Memorial Scholarship Ashley Eveslage am studying exercise sci- (County-wide competition) ence and intend to go to Brittany Edge Providence High School Graduate School at Rachael Stephenson Travis Miller Bellarmine for Physical Therapy. I participated in a Harrison County Hospital Foundation South Central Jr.-Sr. High School club called Pioneer’s IUS Scholarship Rachel Geracitano Scholars that was specifi- (County-wide competition) cally for first generation Melissa Nasby college students. I am now Jenna Schneider Charitable Funds also part of the CREW. Portia Steele Scholarships There is a freshman orien- Sabrina Ranke tation at the beginning of Alphonse A. and Dolores A. Schmelz each school year and Harrison County Hospital Foundation Memorial Scholarship CREW members run this Scholarship (Awarded at Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High orientation. (County-wide competition) School) Brittney Barnickle Jordan Price --Jessica Ketterer, 2008 Kiersten Schmelz William Hambley Recipient of the Building Our Future Scholarship. Harrison County Hospital Foundation Bellarmine University Accel Program Ivy Tech Scholarship Scholarship (County-wide competition) (County-wide competition) Ashley Royalty Whitney Pitman Helen J. Cunningham Community Service Scholarship Bellarmine University Harrison County Scholarship (Awarded at South Central Jr.-Sr. High School) (County-wide competition) Sarah Deatrick Robert Brown Howard Haub Agricultural Scholarship Bernice T. Richardson Scholarship (Awarded at North Harrison High School) (County-wide competition) Brittany Edge Sally Baxter Savannah Fessel Amanda Schmelz Howard Haub Athletic Scholarship Canaan Timberlake Electrical (Awarded at North Harrison High School) Apprenticeship Scholarship Brandi Auberry (Awarded at North Harrison High School) David Geswein Kelly Book Leigh Perryman David Geswein James Schuler Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County Indiana University Southeast Harrison County Education Scholarship Education Scholarship (County-wide competi- (County-wide competition) tion) Ron Zink Kelly Eberly Brittney Gayhart Ivy Tech- Prosser School of Amber Law Technology Scholarship Kayla Money (County-wide competition) Kiersten Schmelz Eric David Davis Jodie Spencer Luna Douglas Jolanna Stiles Evan Wilson Joshua Stowers Jonathan Delaney Dickerson Charlie L. Phillips Memorial Scholarship Scholarship (County-wide competition) (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Jennifer Jones Mary Conrad Judy Smith Memorial Scholarship Clyde E. Marrillia Memorial Scholarship (Awarded at North Harrison High School) (Awarded at Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School) Danielle Pavey Amanda Johnson Kent Watson Baseball Scholarship Corydon Central Class of '66 Scholarship (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Jeremy Smith Chelsea Hall Lanesville Community Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Corydon Central High School Scholarship (Awarded at Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School) (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Bethany Jones Samantha Banks Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School Scholarship Corydon Lions Club Dan Hardsaw (Awarded at Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School) Memorial Scholarship Eric Schulze (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Traci Shewmaker Leora Elizabeth Eisenmenger Melton Memorial Scholarship Crandall Masonic Lodge 591 Josh Beanblossom (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Memorial Scholarship Lori Weis (Awarded at South Central Jr.-Sr. High School) Kara Wolfe Nathan Heinze Matthew D. Faith Memorial Scholarship (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Founders North Harrison Heather Gardner Scholarships High School Corydon Central Brooke Auberry North Harrison Football PEP Scholarship Kelly Book (Awarded at North Harrison High School) High School Lauren Paige Christian Savannah Fessel Brittany Edge Andrew Kitchel Jared Applegate Ashley Fancher Samantha Banks Savannah Fessel North Harrison High School Scholarship Michael Bennett Amber Gardella (Awarded at North Harrison High School) Katelyn Botts Angel Gardella Sarianne Capehart Vicki Branham David Geswein Nolan Brightman Chevy Goodson North Harrison Lions Clubs Scholarship Isaac Brown Amber Gresham (Awarded at North Harrison High School) Lauren Burch Bradley Hamilton Brandi Auberry Mathew Carver Haley Hensley Brooke Auberry Marissa Castaldi Bradley Holland Brittany Edge Nate Cecil Andrew Kitchel Ashley Fancher Mary Conrad Alexander Kleinke Bridgett Decker Jennesy McConnell North Harrison School Board Scholarship Kristen DiGuiseppe Carolean Miller (Awarded at North Harrison High School) Mckenzie Dyer Micaela Napper Kiersten Schmelz Kelly Eberly Melanie Nordhoff Katie Voyles Shawna Ettner Nikolas Owen Chelsea Feller Lydia Robertson Patricia Laughlan-Ireland Ashley Fried Tessa Schilmiller Memorial Scholarship Heather Gardner Kiersten Schmelz (County-wide competition) Mariya Goller James Schuler Susan Salings Eric Gonzaba Rhiannon Simon Brittany Graham Joshua Stowers Paul Cesar Memorial Scholarship Glenn Gruny Erin Striegel (County-wide competition) Megan Gusler Hilary Thevenot Brandi Auberry Chelsea Hall Katie Voyles Claire Hardsaw Megan Wiedeback Peter J. and Joan T. Schickel Scholarship Joseph Harmon Cody Woolston (Awarded at Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School) Brittany Hoehn Cody Hussung Tyler Jensen Nicole Melton South Central Jr.-Sr. Jennifer Jones Josey Kintner High School Phil Pace Memorial Scholarship ChiCarla Leamons (Awarded at North Harrison High School) Ashley Linderman Jessica Ball Ashley Fancher Hannah Nachreinier Anna Day Tessa Schilmiller Elisabeth Neal Sarah Deatrick Cheryl Palmieri Lara Beth Fox PNC Bank Ivy Tech Scholarship Michael Pope Nathan Heinze (County-wide competition) Kayla Powell Kristin Kaiser Sarette "Amanda" Arnold Chelsie Reed Sarah Kincaid Anna Day Breanna Rosser Savannah LaClair Calvin Saulman Anna Loos Regions Bank Ivy Tech Scholarship Traci Shewmaker Kayla Money (County-wide competition) Jeremy Smith Chelsie Phillips Melinda Preston Hailee Stewart John Sieboldt Jolanna Stiles Rebecca Smith Rotary Club of Corydon Scholarship Dathan Utz Jodie Spencer (County-wide competition) Emily Whooley John Quentin West Lara Beth Fox Amber Windell Matthew Woodbury Josey Kintner Kara Wolfe Jennifer Woodward R. William Baker Scholarship Gretchen Zimmerman (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Calvin Saulman Lanesville Jr.-Sr. High School Shireman Family Scholarship (County-wide competition) Brittney Barnickle Chelsea Hall Felicia Bays Paul Mathis Ethan Bridges Lydia Robertson Jessica Cook Ashley Royalty Cassondra Crews Adrien Elsler South Central Jr.-Sr. High School Brittney Gayhart Scholarship Elizabeth Glomb (Awarded at South Central Jr.-Sr. High Danielle Henckel School) Melvin Hess Sarah Kincaid I would like to take a few Jordan Holder minutes to sincerely Cody Hussung thank you for the schol- Susan Evans Austin Memorial Amber Law Nursing Scholarship arship which you have Brandon McCoy awarded me. This (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Collin McCulloch Bridgett Decker money will help me Timothy McEndoo more than you will ever Nicole Melton know. This scholarship Tommy, Sarah and Bud Timberlake Jordan Price Scholarship will pay for almost half Devin Rainbolt of my entire schooling. (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Rachel Rivers Isaac Brown This money is so greatly Phillip Roberts appreciated and I take Ashley Royalty great pride knowing that Wilson Family Scholarship in Memory of Holly Schaefer T.J. and S. Morris Wilson I was one of the ones Matthew Schmelz selected to receive a (Awarded at Corydon Central High School) Eric Schulze Megan Gusler scholarship from HCCF. Rachael Stephenson I just wanted you all to Joshua Stilger know how much this is Allison Wolfe going to help me further my education and be successful in life. ---- Total 2008 Scholarships Bradley Holland, 2008 North Harrison High School Graduate $604,254.04! Trekking with Local Agencies Development Grant Recipients 2008 Harrison County Renaissance South Harrison Community School Corporation Harrison County Sheriff's Department St. John's Lutheran School Grants awarded Harrison Education & Literacy St. Joseph School in 2008 totaled Program St. Peter's Lutheran Church Harrison Township Volunteer Fire $2,754,440.16 Department The Center for Women and Families Hayswood Theatre Group The Children's Hospital "To our grant recipients, we can't thank you Foundation enough. Our Grants Committee enjoys Heth Township Volunteer Fire reading your ideas and proposals every Department The de Paul School, Inc. year. We thank you for the work you do and the lives you touch." Heth Washington Elementary The Salvation Army ---Gary Geswein, Chairman of the HCCF School Grants Committee Unity Chapel Historical Society of Harrison County YMCA of Harrison County American Cancer Society/Harrison Hoosier Hills PACT County Relay for Life Hosparus American Red Cross Buffalo Trace Indian Creek Trail, Inc. How to apply for a Service Center grant Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana Grantmakers Alliance Kentuckiana Foundation All not-for-profit agencies pro- viding services to residents of Blue River Services Indiana University Southeast Harrison County, Indiana are eli- Joe Rhoads Senior Citizens Center gible to apply. Applicants are Boone Township Volunteer Fire required to submit the IRS Letter Department Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana of Determination (LOD) indicat- Boy Scout Troop 47 ing their status as a 501(c)3 not- Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft for-profit. Entities eligible to Brandon's House Counseling Center, Lanesville Community School apply, but excluded from the IRS Inc. Corporation Letter of Determination require- ment include schools, religious Center for Lay Ministries, Inc./The Leadership Harrison County organizations, some civic organi- Bliss House zations and local governmental Leora Brown School units. Charles L. Shedd Kentucky Association LifeSpan Resources, Inc. Clark Memorial Hospital Foundation Lincoln Hills Development Spring and Fall Corporation Grant Cycles Comfort House Main Street Corydon HCCF typically awards grants Community Unity twice a year. Applications for the Mauckport United Methodist Spring Grant Cycles will be Corydon Central High School Church accepted after December 1 each Corydon Elementary School Metro United Way year and must be submitted no later than January 15. Corydon Intermediate School Milltown Volunteer Fire Applications for the Fall Grant Corydon Presbyterian Church Department Cycles will be accepted after June 1 and must be submitted no Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department Morgan Elementary School later than July 15. Application New Middletown Elementary deadlines will be posted on the Family Health Center of Harrison HCCF web site, listed in local County School newspapers and in HCCF month- New Middletown ly e-newsletters. Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Volunteer Fire Department Services Signature Grant Fountain United North Harrison Requests Methodist Church Community School Corporation HCCF has no limit on the Franklin Township amount of funding requested. Volunteer Fire North Harrison Elementary School However, requests $200,000.00 Department and over are considered Furthering Youth, North Harrison Middle Signature Grants. These applica- Inc. School tions will be reviewed by all members of the Grants Girl Scouts of Our Place, Inc. Committee. Applicant agencies Kentuckiana Palmyra Volunteer Fire will be required to submit an Department original and eighteen copies of Habitat for their application and all attach- Humanity of Ramsey Volunteer Fire ments. Decisions for Signature Jeffrey Baugh of Boy Scout Troop Harrison County 47 of the Elizabeth area observing Department Grants may be announced any- colors at summer camp 2008. time during the year. After an Harrison County This troop camps about 10 Rehobeth Presbyterian initial review of a Signature Alternative months out of the year where the Church Grant request, the Grants Education Center youth learn many things from basic tent care and cooking to Committee may require addition- leadership skills and respect for So. Indiana Chapter of al information, presentations or Harrison County others. the American Guild of Community site visits. (Beginning December Organists 15, 2009, all Signature Grant Services requests must be received by Harrison County Economic South Central Elementary School December 15 to be considered Development Corporation South Central Jr.-Sr. High School for funding in the following cal- endar year.) Harrison County Exceptional Learners South Harrison Athletic Cooperative Corporation Harrison County Land Conservation South Harrison Community Committee Special Grants A vast majority of grant applications should be planned ahead and submit- ted during our Spring or Fall Grant Cycles, however, the HCCF is aware that some state or federal grants requiring local matching funds are announced on short notice. To sup- port Harrison County serving not-for- profits with local matching funds, we will consider certain grant requests anytime. Request letters must arrive at the HCCF office prior to 4:00 pm on the Monday before the monthly Board of Directors meeting (typical- ly, the first Monday of each month). The following guidelines apply: South Harrison Athletic Corporation provides youth sporting opportunities to the student age community in South Harrison County. Here, Sydney Lewis participates in softball at 1. Special grants will only be consid- South Harrison Park in Elizabeth. ered if the funding desired is time- sensitive in nature. the sub-committee convenes as a group to the order requested. Any time a doc- 2. Priority will be given to special determine a final ranking of their group's ument on the checklist is not submit- grants that leverage external funding applications. ted with the application provide a to support a project. written explanation in its place. 3. A one-page letter or a complete Once the sub-committees have concluded grant application may be required their work, the Grants Committee meets as Submit only standard size paper (8.5 including a complete application to a whole to again review, score and/or rank x 11) and avoid binding other than the external grant making entity. all applications. The final assessment and binder clips. Keep a copy of your Contact the HCCF Executive evaluation of the Grants Committee is pre- application for future reference. We Director or Grants Committee sented to the entire Board of Directors as a will not return or copy any materials. Chairperson as soon as possible to motion for approval. discuss the project and determine the Statistics are helpful to justify your documentation HCCF will need to The Board of Directors will make a final proposal, but statistics specific to make a decision. determination of the grant applications and Harrison County residents will pro- formally approve the amount to be awarded vide a better argument for funding. Emergency Grants to each successful applicant. The Board of How many Harrison County resi- Directors' decision is final and will be dents have been served in the past or Emergency grants are awarded to announced via formal letter to each appli- are projected to be served by your respond to true emergency needs of cant agency and publicly in local media. proposal if funded? What is the our community or those that prevent source and relevance of these statis- an agency or program from carrying Grant Writing Tips tics? out primary functions or services, such as essential equipment repairs or If you haven't applied to HCCF before, we Avoid jargon, abbreviations or disaster response services. strongly advise that you attend one of our acronyms. Ask someone who is not Emergency grant applicants should grant application workshops held approxi- familiar with the project to read and call the HCCF office or Grants mately two months prior to each grant critique your application. Will they Committee Chairperson to discuss application deadline. These workshops are be able to understand and clearly your need and determine additional recommended for all applicants to ensure explain what your project is, the cost, information the board may require. you have the latest changes or new tips for and the results you hope to achieve? Emergency grants are submitted via a successful application. one-page letter. Request letters must Contact the HCCF staff arrive at the HCCF office prior to for scheduled dates. 4:00 pm on the Monday before the monthly Board of Directors meeting We suggest that you com- (typically, the first Monday of each plete your application at month). least a week early to allow the HCCF staff to review The letter should your application. Again, describe: once the application is submitted, no additions or 1. The total amount requested corrections can be made to 2. The project requiring this funding the application. 3. Why the project is considered an emergency or cannot wait for the tra- Include ALL documenta- ditional grant cycle. tion. Follow the checklist and instructions explicitly. The cover page should be New playground equipment at Corydon Elementary School Grant Application on the top of all copies provides access to outdoor play for special needs preschool stu- dents. Play is an important area of development helping them submitted. All copies develop muscles, develop coordination and social skills. Kaleb Training and should be identical and in Sharp and his fellow students are very excited about having their own playground! Workshops HCCF staff will provide training to all eligible not-for-profits serving our community on the proper completion of our grant application. All appli- cants are strongly encouraged to attend formal training sessions as announced (typically in May and November). In some cases, the staff may be able to provide individualized training at our facility. Grant Making Process Properly completed grant applica- tions are recorded, catalogued and separated by category. The Grants Committee Chairperson will assign sub-committees and sub-chairper- sons. Each sub-committee will receive a similar number of applica- Two new sections of the Indian Creek Trail in Corydon were completed in 2008, the Doolittle tions for review and scoring. Section and the YMCA Section. The Indian Creek Trail provides a free public walking, run- Individuals score the applications and ning or biking trail that can be used for many purposes such as exercise and general good health, recreation, wildlife education and more! The Foundation’s assets are invested with care, skill and prudence by our Finance and Investment Committee. Their objective is to fund the Foundation’s Spending Policy while meeting the long term goals of preserving the real purchasing power of the principal and providing a growing stream of income that keeps pace with the rate of inflation used to sustain the operations and grant making capac- ity of the Foundation. Our portfolio assets are invested in a mix of stocks, bonds, money market funds, U. S. Treasury and Government Agency obligations, International Government debt obligations and other International debt securities, bank certificates of deposit and in common trust funds and mutual funds that invest in any of Bill Thomas the above mentioned instruments. The Committee members have established a broad diversified asset Depauw allocation guideline to provide capital appreciation along with current income while protecting principal. The investment objectives of the Foundation are achieved by engaging the services of a professional investment manager, River Wealth Management, to advise and direct investments. The Committee members meet quarterly with the managers and are pro- vided an update along with any recommended adjustments. All investments are held in reputable accounts with proper oversight, checks and balances. Wachovia Securities/Wells Fargo in Louisville is the custodian of our portfolio. Many of you may be concerned about the instability in the financial markets and the effect on the market value of the endow- ment funds. The members of our Finance and Investment Committee have been and will continue to monitor closely these changes. While the investment markets are volatile our investment strategy is steady. Our investment philosophy does not alter during volatile times such as these. Instead it assumes greater significance by: • Making sure our portfolios are well diversified • Staying with quality investments • Following our strategy and focusing on our long-term goals We want to thank you for the trust you have placed with us. We join you in a common goal to meet the needs of Harrison County not only in the immediate future but in perpetuity. -Bill Thomas, HCCF Finance Committee Chairman Harrison County Community Foundation For the Year Ending December 31 2008 2007 ASSETS Cash 1,871, 736 1,277,084 Investments at fair market value 7,171,591 8,757,401 Land and improvements 105,300 105,300 Building 935,118 934,680 Furniture, equipment and software 79,559 79,240 10,163,304 11,153,705 Less: Accumulated depreciation (84, 061) (50,207) TOTAL ASSETS 10,079,243 11,103,498 LIABILITIES Payroll Taxes 3,528 3,492 Note Payable 835,266 864,663 TOTAL LIABILITIES 838,794 868,155 NET ASSETS - UNRESTRICTED 9,240,449 10,235,343 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND 10,079,243 11,103,498 NET ASSETS STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Balance beginning of year 10,235,343 8,254,585 REVENUE Contributions 4,812,962 4,675,619 Investments Dividends and Interest Income 241,455 323,150 Capital Gain (Loss) - Realized (736,887) 85,503 Capital Gain (Loss) - Unrealized (1,997,127) 321,632 TOTAL REVENUE 2,320,403 5,405,904 EXPENSES Foreign Tax on Investments (3,032) (2,471) Manager Investment Fees (43,672) (43,373) Grants (2,576,451) (3,004,130) Operations/Program Expenses (692,142) (375,172) TOTAL EXPENSES (3,315,297 (3,425,146) Excess of Revenue Over Expense (994,894) 1,980,758 ENDING NET ASSETS 9,240,449 10,235,343 Harrison County Community Foundation Supporting Organization 2008 2007 ASSETS Cash 1,026,665 2,084,073 Investments at Fair Market Value 65,747,150 80,160,020 TOTAL NET ASSETS 66,773,815 82,244,093 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Balance Beginning of Year 82,244,093 64,880,511 REVENUE Contributions 13,054,286 15,188,596 Investment Dividends and Interest Income 2,079,737 1,953,348 Capital Gain (Loss) - Realized (7,078,332) 1,637, 845 Capital Gain (Loss) - Unrealized (18,650,851) 3,478,765 Other Income 831 0 TOTAL REVENUE (10,594,329) 22,258,554 EXPENSES Foreign Tax on Investments (33,180) (24,872) Manager Investment Fees (488,026) (431,893) Grants (4,354,743) (4,438,207) TOTAL EXPENSES (4,875,949) (4,894,972) Excess of Revenue Over Expense (15,470,278) 17,363,582 ENDING NET ASSETS 66,773,815 82,244,093 National Standards for Community Foundations We are proud to announce that during 2008 our foundation was found in compliance with the Council on Foundations National Standards for Community Foundations. This means we have met the most rigorous peer review of our organizational and finan- cial policies and procedures in philanthropy. Why is it so important to be compliant with the National Standards set forth by the Council on Foundations? National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations mark an individual and collective commitment and an outward sign that community founda- tions take their responsibility very seriously. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. National Standards establish legal, ethical, effective practices that withstand the scrutiny of donors, government and media. Community Foundations use National Standards to promote self-regulation in a manner viewed positively by the Internal Revenue Service which has increased its scrutiny of charities. These Standards set consistent expectations among community foundation boards and provide a framework for documenting, communicating and providing training and technical assistance to advance best practices. National Standards compliant partic- ipants have met benchmarks for quality in their operations and service. Policy On Availability of Financial Information It is the policy of the Harrison County office. The Foundation will make the and serving Harrison County (Indiana) Community Foundation to follow the Form 990-T available in any year it is purposes. The current investment man- Financial rules and regulations of the IRS regard- ing public availability of our Form 990 as well as any other required docu- required to file. agement fees assessed are 62 basis points. Administrative fees of one per- Forms for the last two years are avail- cent (1.0%) are charged on all Planned ments. able on www.guidestar.com or from our Gift instruments. office upon request. Public Availability of IRS Forms 990 Finance and Investment Policies are and Audited Financial Statements: The Foundation office also can pro- available for review upon request. A vide a list of financial managers and complete copy of the most recent Public inspection copies of the audit- bodies responsible for investment and HCCF and Supporting Organization ed financial statements and Forms 990 oversight upon request. The Foundation Audits and 990 Forms are available by are available the same day to anyone does not charge administrative fees on contacting the HCCF staff at 812-738- who requests them in person at our endowed funds held by the Foundation 6668 or email@example.com. Journey With Us! This Community Foundation’s existence is very much based on the idea of forever. The decisions we make today will have an impact on generations to come. Donations to this Community Foundation are permanent, lasting and enduring. An endowment fund is permanent — the initial investment that creates the fund, along with the gifts that are added over the years, will always be at the Community Foundation to generate income to meet future needs. Within your community foundation is now over 120 charita- ble endowment funds which build the community today and tomorrow. View our complete list of charitable endowments North Harrison Middle School eighth grader Carla Cassidy on pages 12 and 13 of this annual report. Our staff is always presents a check to James Goldman for the Betty R. Goldman Memorial Relay for Life Fund. This fund provides an annual available to assist you in carrying out your charitable wishes. disbursement to the Harrison County Relay for Life, which is held each June and benefits the American Cancer Society. In October, the student council held a haunted house during Red Ribbon Week to raise money to fight cancer and lung disease. The students raised over $500.00 which they wanted to donate to the American Cancer Society. 2008 Contributions — $13,054, 284.75 1996 - 2008 Total — $101,298,561.54 HCCF Charitable Funds Access to Recreation field of study, or who Corydon Central Class Early Readers Fund Harrison County Fund have participated in of ’66 Scholarship Provides perpetual fund- Chamber of Provides support for the school athletics Fund ing of the Imagination Commerce Education creation and mainte- Provides support for Library program in Fund nance of barrier-free Carl & Mary Osbourn one-year educational Harrison County Provides scholarship access to recreation Wolford Spalding scholarships for graduat- support to Harrison environments and Education Scholarship ing high school seniors Eckart Family County graduating sen- opportunities at recre- Fund accepted into and Charitable Trust iors or vocational train- ational venues in and Provides scholarship attending a certified Provides support to ing for all residents of throughout Harrison support to Harrison vocational training pro- charitable purposes and Harrison County County including coun- County residents attend- gram or an accredited charitable organizations ty parks ing Spalding University institution of higher specifically to Corydon Harrison County undergraduate education education Presbyterian Church Community Fund Alex Simmons programs Provides a continuing Memorial Scholarship Corydon Central High Effie Kuhlman resource of income for Fund Cedar Glade Fund School Scholarship Charitable Trust Fund the Harrison County Provides support for Provides support to the Fund Provides support to the Government for munici- educational scholarships Corydon Presbyterian Provides scholarship charitable work of the pal projects for graduating high Church in delivering support to Corydon fund school seniors at South assistance to needy, low- Central High School Harrison County Central High School income persons of graduating seniors Eleanor and Vallas Community Services accepted into a certified Harrison County and Albin Scholarship Fund vocational training pro- Harrison County youth Corydon Central Fund Provides support to the gram Junior High School Provides renewable many services provided Charles L. Shedd Capitalizing scholarship support to a to the citizens of Alphonse A. and Scholarship Fund Designs Quilt Project Corydon Central gradu- Harrison County by this Dolores A. Schmelz Provides support to Fund ating senior attending non-profit agency Memorial Scholarship youth residing in Provides support to vocational or traditional Fund Harrison County diag- develop, maintain and secondary education Harrison County Provides scholarship nosed with dyslexia enhance fine arts enrich- Hospital Foundation support to graduates of and/or hyperkinesis and ment programs in the Environmental Fund Fund Lanesville High School utilizing the services of Corydon Central Junior Provides financial sup- Provides scholarships, who have participated in the Charles L. Shedd High School port to projects or pro- equipment purchases, school athletics Kentucky Association grams preserving the and other supporting Corydon Central natural environment of functions of the Animal Protection Charlie L. Phillips Jr./Sr. High School Harrison County includ- Hospital’s Foundation Fund Scholarship Fund Library Fund ing but not limited to Provides financial sup- Provides scholarship Supports the library of air, water, or land clean- Harrison County port for the care and support to graduating the Corydon Central up, preservation and Hospital Foundation welfare of animals in seniors of Corydon Junior-Senior High beautification General Fund Harrison County includ- Central High School School to purchase Provides support for ing but not limited to who have participated in printed material, equip- Family Health Center scholarships, equipment the support of organiza- athletics for at least ment, or other needs of Harrison County purchases and other tions established for the three years, have good Fund supporting functions of sanctuary, care and wel- academic performance, Corydon Elementary Provides support to the the Hospital’s fare of domestic animals have financial need and School Library Fund Family Health Center of Foundation or wildlife have participated in Supports the library of Harrison County with community service the Corydon Elementary priority given to patient Harrison County Arts Fund School to purchase services. Hospital Foundation Provides financial sup- C. J. Smith Memorial printed material, equip- Ivy Tech Scholarship port for arts interests Endowment Fund ment, or other needs First Harrison Bank Fund and resident artists of Provides support to the Ivy Tech Scholarship Provides scholarship Harrison County New Albany Deanery Corydon Intermediate Fund support to Harrison Catholic Youth School Library Fund Provides scholarship County residents attend- Bellarmine University Ministries for projects in Supports the library of support to Harrison ing Ivy Tech Accel Scholarship Harrison County the Corydon County residents attend- Community College Fund Intermediate School to ing Ivy Tech studying health care Provides scholarship Clark Memorial purchase printed materi- Community College support to Harrison Hospital Foundation al, equipment, or other Harrison County County residents attend- Scholarship Fund needs Frank O'Bannon Junior Achievement ing Bellarmine Provides financial sup- Memorial Preservation Fund University who already port for educational pro- Corydon Lions Club Fund Provides support to have a four year degree, grams and activities Dan Hardsaw Provides support for the Junior Achievement pro- but would like an addi- Memorial Scholarship specific purposes of grams in Harrison tional bachelor’s degree Classical and Fine Arts Fund maintaining or improv- County in the healthcare/nursing Fund of Harrison Provides scholarship ing the Memorial, main- profession County support to graduating taining or improving the Harrison County Provides support to seniors of South grounds in the immedi- Renaissance Fund Bellarmine University- encourage the creation, Harrison Community ate vicinity of the Provides support to the Harrison County appreciation, and avail- School Corporation Memorial, conducting Renaissance programs Scholarship Fund ability of classical arts historic tours, interpreta- in Harrison County Provides scholarship and literature in Corydon Presbyterian tions and educational schools support to Harrison Harrison County Church Memorial sessions County residents attend- Fund Harrison-Crawford ing Bellarmine Clyde E. Marrillia Provides support to the Furthering Youth, Inc. BAR Association University Memorial Scholarship Corydon Presbyterian Fund Scholarship Fund Fund Church Provides support of the Provides scholarship Bernice T. Richardson Provides scholarship programs of FYI, Inc. support for Harrison Scholarship Fund support to graduating Crandall Masonic and the Gerdon Youth County resident gradu- Provides scholarship seniors of Lanesville Lodge 591 Josh Center ating high school sen- support to Harrison High School Beanblossom iors accepted into and County residents attend- Memorial Scholarship George L. Hess Family attending an accredited ing Indiana University Comfort House Fund Fund Harrison County institution of higher Southeast majoring in Provides support for the Provides scholarship Public Library Fund education in Indiana elementary education operations and programs support for graduating Provides support to the of the Comfort House high school seniors from Harrison County Public Health and Safety Betty Goldman Relay located in Corydon South Central High Library in purchasing Fund for Life Fund where services are pro- School who are accept- children’s books and Provides support for the Provides support to the vided to the community ed into and attend a cer- programs health, safety, fitness, annual American Cancer tified vocational training and physical welfare of Society Harrison Community program or a two or Harrison County 4-H residents in Harrison County Relay for Life Foundation of four year college Endowment Fund County Southern Indiana- Provides support to the Blue River Services, Harrison County David Minter Harrison County 4-H Helen J. Cunningham Inc. Fund Youth Philanthropy Memorial Scholarship Council to carry out its Community Service Provides support to the Fund Fund role and mission Scholarship Fund multiple programs of Provides support to the Provides scholarship Provides scholarship Blue River Services, activities of the Harrison support to graduating Harrison County support to graduating Inc. County Youth seniors of North Agricultural Memorial seniors of South Central Philanthropy Council or Harrison High School Scholarship Fund High School who have Canaan Timberlake other youth philanthropy Provides scholarship been actively involved Electrical activities in Harrison Earl Saulman support to Harrison in community service Apprenticeship County Memorial Scholarship County graduating sen- Scholarship Fund Fund iors pursuing a career in Heth Washington Provides scholarship Corydon Capital Provides scholarship agriculture or agricul- Elementary School support to graduates of Preservation Alliance support to graduating ture related fields Library Fund North Harrison High Fund seniors of Corydon Supports the library of School pursuing a Provides support to the Central High School the Heth Washington Journeyman Electrician Corydon Capital Elementary School to License, an electrical Preservation Alliance purchase printed materi- Lanesville Community North Harrison school seniors from ed material, equipment, al, equipment, or other School Corporation Elementary School North Harrison High or other needs needs Athletic Fund Library Fund School who have partici- Provides support to ath- Supports the library of pated in a high school St. Joseph Catholic Historical Preservation letic programs of the the North Harrison athletic program School Library Fund Fund Lanesville Community Elementary School to Supports the St. Joseph Provides support to proj- School Corporation for purchase printed materi- PNC Advisors Ivy Tech Catholic School Library ects or programs pre- uses including uniforms, al, equipment, or other Scholarship Fund to purchase printed serving the history of supplies, equipment or needs Provides scholarship material, equipment, or Harrison County includ- transportation support to Harrison other needs ing but not limited to North Harrison Girls County residents attend- documentation, struc- Lanesville Community Basketball Scholarship ing Ivy Tech Community St. Peter's Evangelical tures, or other antiquities Dollars for Scholars Fund College Lutheran Church Fund Fund Provides support for Provides support to St. Howard H. Haub Provides scholarship scholarships for graduat- Recreation Fund Peter's Evangelical Scholarship Fund support to graduating ing seniors of North Provides support to proj- Lutheran Church in Provides scholarship seniors of Lanesville Harrison High School ects enhancing the recre- Corydon support to graduates of High School accepted into and ational activities in North Harrison High attending a certified Harrison County includ- Susan Evans Austin School who have partici- Lanesville Elementary vocational training pro- ing but not limited to Memorial Nursing pated in school athletics School Library Fund gram or a 2 or 4 year equipment, facilities, Scholarship Fund or who have participated Supports the library of institution of higher edu- programs, and events Provides support for in school related agricul- the Lanesville cation educational scholarships tural activities Elementary School to Regina C. Cammack for graduating seniors of purchase printed materi- North Harrison High Memorial Education Corydon Central High Indian Creek al, equipment, or other School Library Fund Fund School pursuing a cer- Greenway needs Supports the library of Provides culturally tificate or degree in a Development Fund the North Harrison High enriching trips for nursing program Provides for the environ- Lanesville Heritage School to purchase Corydon Elementary mental protection and Weekend Fund printed material, equip- School third graders The de Paul School recreational development Provides support to the ment, or other needs Fund of the Indian Creek area charitable projects and Regions Bank Ivy Tech Provides support to The in the vicinity of programs of Lanesville North Harrison Scholarship Fund de Paul School for stu- Corydon Heritage Weekend, Inc. Football Team PEP Provides scholarship dent assistance with pri- Scholarship Fund support to Harrison ority given to residents Indiana University Lanesville Jr./Sr. High Provides scholarship County residents attend- of Harrison County Southeast Harrison School Library Fund support to graduating ing Ivy Tech Community County Supports the library of seniors of North College The Nature Education Scholarship the Lanesville High Harrison High School Conservancy - Blue Fund School to purchase print- who have been a player Rotary Club of River Project Fund Provides scholarship ed material, equipment, or manager of the North Corydon, Indiana Provides support to the support to students or other needs Harrison High School Fund efforts of The Nature attending IUS graduate Football Teams for a Provides support for Conservancy to preserve level courses in the Lanesville High School minimum of three years, charitable grants to the beautiful Blue River School of Education Scholarship Fund one being their senior Harrison County non- in southeastern Indiana Provides support to year profit organizations Ivy Tech-Prosser Lanesville High School Tommy, Sarah, and School of Technology graduating seniors North Harrison High R. William Baker Bud Timberlake Scholarship Fund School Scholarship Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund Provides scholarship Leadership Harrison Fund Provides support for Provides support for support to students County Fund Provides support to educational scholarships educational scholarships attending Ivy Tech Provides support to North Harrison High for graduating high for graduating high Community College who Leadership Harrison School graduating sen- school seniors of school seniors accepted have also attended class- County programs iors Corydon Central High into and attending a cer- es at Prosser School of School tified vocational training Technology Leora Brown School North Harrison Lions program or accredited Fund Clubs Scholarship Shireman Family institution of higher Jessie L. & Arlie L. Provides support to the Fund Scholarship Fund learning Fogal Scholarship Leora Brown School Provides scholarship Provides one year schol- Trust Fund support to graduates of arships for Harrison Town of Crandall Provides scholarship Leora Elizabeth North Harrison School County resident graduat- Scholarship Fund support to students pur- Eisenmenger Melton Corporation ing high school seniors Provides scholarship suing a medical degree Memorial Scholarship support to graduating or a D.D.S. Fund North Harrison Middle South Central high school seniors who degree Provides scholarship School Library Fund Elementary School reside within the Town support to graduating Supports the library of Library Fund of Crandall Joe Rhoads Senior seniors of Corydon the North Harrison Supports the library of Citizens Center Fund Central High School Middle School to pur- the South Central Town of Elizabeth - Provides for the continu- chase printed material, Elementary School to Rose Hill Cemetery ing services of this non- Lucy Hornbeck Bless equipment, or other purchase printed materi- Fund profit care facility the Children Fund needs al, equipment, or other Provides perpetual care Provides support to send needs and maintenance of the Jonathan Delaney children of Harrison North Harrison School municipal cemetery in Dickerson Memorial County to church spon- Board Scholarship South Central High Elizabeth Scholarship Fund sored camps Fund School Scholarship Provides support for Provides scholarship Fund V.M. Albin Family educational scholarships Many Voices - One support to graduates of Provides support to Charitable Fund for graduating high Community Fund the North Harrison South Central High Provides support for school seniors currently To promote tolerance, School Corporation School graduating sen- repairs of the Corydon residing in Harrison integration, acculturation iors United Methodist County that have partici- and appreciation of Patricia Laughlan- Church pated in 4-H programs diversity in Harrison Ireland Memorial South Central Jr./Sr. for at least seven years County Scholarship Fund High School Library Wilson Family Provides scholarship Fund Scholarship in Memory Juan J. and Rudee Matthew D. Faith support to graduating Supports the library of of Thomas J. Wilson & Rodríguez Teacher Memorial Scholarship seniors of Harrison the South Central Jr./Sr. S. Morris Wilson Fund Travel Fund Fund County high schools High School to purchase Provides scholarship Provides professional Provides support for edu- attending Indiana printed material, equip- support to undergraduate enhancement travel cational scholarships for University Southeast and ment, or other needs students enrolled at grants to actively teach- graduating seniors of majoring in English Indiana University, grad- ing certified educators at Corydon Central High Spalding University uating from Corydon Corydon Central Junior School who wish to pur- Paul Cesar Memorial Harrison County Central High School and High School sue a career in the med- Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund who also were a member ical field Provides scholarship Provides scholarship of the high school band Judy Smith Memorial support to Harrison support to Harrison Scholarship Fund Morgan Elementary County graduating sen- County residents attend- YMCA of Harrison Provides scholarship School Library Fund iors pursuing vocational ing Spalding University County Fund support to graduating Supports the library of or traditional studies in Provides support to the seniors of North the Morgan Elementary the following fields: St. John’s Lutheran YMCA of Harrison Harrison High School School to purchase print- social services, medical, Church Fund County with disabilities and who ed material, equipment, or mortuary Provides support to the have received special or other needs Saint John’s Lutheran Zimmerman Family education services at the Peter J. and Joan T. Church in Lanesville Memorial Scholarship high school for at least New Middletown Schickel Scholarship Fund three years Elementary School Fund St. John’s Lutheran Provides scholarships to Library Fund Provides scholarship School Fund graduating seniors of Kent Watson Baseball Supports the library of support to graduating Provides support to the Corydon Central High Scholarship Fund the New Middletown seniors of Lanesville St. John's Lutheran School accepted into and Provides scholarship Elementary School to High School School in Lanesville attending an accredited support for graduating purchase printed materi- creative Arts Studies or seniors from Corydon al, equipment, or other Phil Pace Memorial St. John's Lutheran Industrial Arts program Central High School that needs Scholarship Fund School Library Fund of study supporting pur- have participated in high Provides support for Supports the library of suits such as glass art, school baseball for at educational scholarships St. John's Lutheran music, sculpture or least two years for graduating high School to purchase print- painting HCCF Board of Directors - Pioneers Paul Beckort R. Scott Berkley Dr. Stephen Bodney Linda Burnham Laconia Lanesville Corydon Elizabeth Teresa Campbell Heather Clunie Jason Copperwaite Qudsia Davis Gary Geswein Elizabeth New Salisbury Corydon Corydon Palmyra Thomas Gibson Denise Harbeson Bette Harper Judy Hess Pam Bennett Martin Corydon Corydon Mauckport Corydon New Salisbury Norbert Rawert Mark Shireman Bill Thomas Joel Voyles New Salisbury Lanesville Depauw Palmyra Glenn Walker Carolyn Wallace Doug York Laconia New Middletown Corydon Advisory Council Martha Beckort Chad Coffman Donnie Dones Cheryl Fisher Lisa Fisher Corydon Corydon Elizabeth Mauckport Ramsey JoAnna Jarboe Brian LaHue Brett Stillwell Ken Tingler Lanesville Corydon Corydon Corydon Past Board Members: Kathryn Moore, Joyce (George) Smith, Jan Day, Linda Runden, Maxine Brown, J.W. Reeves, Earl Book, Herb Gettelfinger, Carl Uesseler, Virgil Carpenter, Don Gossman, Rudee Rudd Rodriguez, Tom Tucker, Sally Williar, Maryland Austin, Joyce Bliss, Deborah Coleman, Charlie Lynch, Gordon Pendleton, Pete Schickel, Dale Watson, H. Lloyd Whitis, Donna Lloyd, Jane Kraft, Sandy Sherman, Chris Byrd, Brian Churchill, Patricia Timberlake Committees and Staff Executive Committee Finance Committee Marketing Committee Paul Beckort, President Bill Thomas, Chairperson Judy Hess, Chairperson Qudsia Davis, Vice-President Heather Clunie Teresa Campbell Norbert Rawert, Secretary Tom Gibson Lisa Fisher Joel Voyles, Treasurer Brian LaHue Bette Harper Judy Hess, Horseshoe Brett Stillwell JoAnna Jarboe Southern Indiana Joel Voyles Brian LaHue Bill Thomas, Finance Doug York Pam Martin Committee Chairperson Ken Tingler Gary Geswein, Grants Grants Committee Glenn Walker Committee Chairperson Gary Geswein, Chairperson Scott Berkley Personnel Committee Audit Committee Linda Burnham Pam Martin, Chairperson Carolyn Wallace, Chairperson Teresa Campbell Stephen Bodney Linda Burnham Heather Clunie Qudsia Davis Chad Coffman Chad Coffman Cheryl Fisher Don Dones Jason Copperwaite Tom Gibson Glenn Walker Cheryl Fisher Norbert Rawert Denise Harbeson Mark Shireman Board Development Committee Bette Harper Bill Thomas Mark Shireman, Chairperson Norbert Rawert Martha Beckort Mark Shireman Scholarship and Brett Stilwell Scott Berkley Ken Tingler Endowment Committee Qudsia Davis Jason Copperwaite, Chairperson Lisa Fisher Glenn Walker Carolyn Wallace Martha Beckort Tom Gibson Stephen Bodney Judy Hess Joel Voyles Linda Burnham Donald Dones Denise Harbeson JoAnna Jarboe Doug York Steve Gilliland Julie Timberlake Executive Director Program & Marketing Manager Vicky Elmore Shirley Longacre Executive & Finance Assistant Administrative Assistant Harrison County Community Foundation 1523 Foundation Way • P.O. Box 279 Corydon, Indiana 47112 (812) 738-6668 • Fax (812) 738-6864 www.hccfindiana.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org What can we do if we have ACCESS to $411,000? The $411,000 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation we received to provide accessible improvements to the many parks in Harrison County was just a beginning. Matching contributions were also provided by Harrison County government, O’Bannon Woods State Park, and of course, the Harrison County Community Foundation. In addition to cash, our Access to Recreation projects benefitted from some in-kind donations. We especially want to express our gratitude to Corydon Stone and Asphalt for donating several tons of gravel for the trails. Limeberry Lumber also stepped up by discounting some treat- ed lumber and other materials for bridges we needed to build to keep the trail easy to traverse. And we can’t forget the volunteers who turned out to help stretch our resources, not just in construction projects, but those who met with us to share their ideas and dreams. Masters students from the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy assembled a resource direc- tory and will be helping us survey visitors to find out what other improvements are needed. The O’Bannon Woods projects were also aided by labor from the Department of Corrections. Is this the end? Absolutely not! Kellogg intended the Access to Recreation grants to be a beginning. Provisions in the grant required an endowment be created that would main- tain these projects and help pay for continuing improvements. Kellogg funds, HCCF match and donations from people who believe everyone should have a chance to enjoy our great outdoors, helped create the Access to Recreation Fund. This fund will provide several thousand dollars each year to keep adding accessible features throughout the county. Would you like to get involved? First, we ask you to look at the projects on this page and try to visit these park features soon. Tell your friends and invite them to enjoy the trail, play in our pools, stay in a cabin, gaze at the stars, linger a while in the sensory garden or take your grandchildren fishing. Let us know what you think. After visiting the parks, email any suggestions. We value your opinion. Become a volunteer at the park or consider donating into the endowment fund. Our goal is universal accessibility; eliminating barriers to create a community where every person’s unique strengths and perspec- tives are valued. We hope you will find a memorable outdoor experience with these improvements whatever your abilities. Special wheelchairs are also available for use on the Adventure Trail at O’Bannon Woods State Park. Tour the new village on your way to the wildlife observation stand. Don’t worry about getting your wheelchair wet! We have chairs avail- Our pontoon boat at Buffalo Trace Park is equipped with a wide gate large able that are made to play in the water. enough for easy access with a wheelchair. All controls to operate the boat are universally accessible. All 3 swimming areas in Harrison County parks are equipped with electric lifts to help you in and out of the water. Fishing is now more accessible in Harrison County thanks to floating and fixed fishing piers at O’Bannon Woods, Buffalo Trace Park and Hayswood Park.