RCCF Recognizes Hillrom’s Philanthropic Spirit With 2019 President’s Award

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 5:00am

By Ripley County Community Foundation, news release

The President’s Award is given to an organization or an individual, who has substantially furthered the mission of the Community Foundation.

(Ripley Co., Ind.) - The Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF) is proud to recognize Hillrom as the 2019 President’s Award recipient. The President’s Award is given to an organization or an individual, who has substantially furthered the mission of the Community Foundation. In 2019, Hillrom and its employees were beyond gracious in the support they provided to RCCF through the various sponsorships and programs.

Hillrom’s partnership in 2019 enhanced RCCF’s impact on Ripley County. Hillrom employees served on the RCCF Board of Directors, grant committees, Women in Philanthropy Committee, and Finance Committee. In January 2019, the IT department donated supplies and helped fill 200 “Birthday Boxes” with the RCCF youth initiative called Ripley Youth Outreach. These boxes were distributed to eight local food pantries and helped provide 200 food insecure children with a birthday cake on their special day. In Spring 2019, Hillrom employees engaged in a team building exercise during which they constructed toddler bicycles. In collaboration with Ripley Youth Outreach, these bicycles were distributed to New Horizons, Safe Passage, Edelweiss Haus, and Versailles Main Street to connect with children who would appreciate a brand new bicycle, and would not otherwise have access to such a gift. In June 2019, Hillrom supported IT Camp and Manufacturing Camp, which engaged middle and high school students during the summer. These camps are one way that RCCF works to develop career pathways for local students, while showing what the local community has to offer those entering the workforce.

“We are blessed to be supported by organizations such as Hillrom who prioritize community involvement,” states Amy Streator, Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation. “RCCF’s 2019 partnership with Hillrom shows the flexibility of the Community Foundation as it works to connect people with causes that matter. This of course cannot be achieved without the help of local businesses, and we are proud to recognize Hillrom’s dedication and generosity.”

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