Press release from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - The Rising Sun Regional Foundation (RSRF) awarded a total of $224,838 in 9 new grants at its March 27, 2013 meeting. These grants included:
$38,250 to the Ohio County Historical Society toward the Phase III renovation of the Clore Wing of its historic museum building;
$41,500 to the Ohio County Highway Department toward the purchase of a 2014 dump truck;
$40,920 to the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation toward the purchase of 22 interactive whiteboards for all of its elementary school classrooms, including two special education classrooms;
$15,000 to the Ohio County Youth Development toward the expansion of the Brown Building located on the 4-H Fairgrounds/Ohio County Community Park for expanded and more secure storage purposes;
$20,500 to the New Horizons Rehabilitation, Inc. for updates to the base hardware, capacity, and security of its regional electronic data system to remain compliant with state and federal funding guidelines relative to electronic reporting;
$20,088 to the Batesville Board of Parks & Recreation for major improvements to the restrooms of the pavillion at its Liberty Park;
$4,700 to the Aurora Little League toward renovations to its concession area;
$18,880 to the City of Spires Museum & Foundation in Aurora toward much-needed renovations to its upstairs kitchen area; and
$25,000 to the Ivy Tech Foundation toward the purchase of a lathe for the Advanced Manufacturing Lab at its newly renovated Batesville campus.
In announcing the awarding of these new grants, foundation President Marianne Wiggers stated, “The foundation has started its new 2013 grantmaking year with a number of strategic and varied grants mostly for long-term infrastructure purposes throughout its region. We anticipate that these grant funds will benefit many residents of the several-county area, both directly and indirectly, for many years to come.”
The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun in conjunction with the development of the Grand Victoria Casino and Resort by the Hyatt Corporation. The foundation began its grantmaking program in early 1997, which it has continued to implement. It is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue.