Innovative Tools

The Henry County Community Foundation introduced new tools and programs. These tools for communication and growth will allow the Foundation to more easily, quickly and cost effectively keep donors, grantees, and scholarship recipients informed of Community Foundation opportunities.

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Bringing Ballet to the Community

A grant was awarded in 2012 to bring ballet to Henry County for the first time. Ballet lessons were provided at the New Castle Henry County Public Library and open to children throughout the community, ages 4 through Kindergarten and 1st - 4th grades.

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Changing and Strengthening Our Community Together

Women who care about Henry County have the opportunity to join the 2013 Women's Circle of Friends - an initiative of the Henry County Community Foundation.

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Lilly Scholar Returns Home as Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry County Community Foundation Lilly Scholar, Kyle Siewert, was a basketball star during his high school career at Blue River who job shadowed physicians at the Henry County Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Dr. Siewert returned to his hometown as an orthopedic surgeon with the Sports Medicine Group.

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Midwestern Values are Key to NC Grad's Success

The same spirit that drives Randy Woods to develop drugs that treat cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity is the same force that inspires him to donate his time, talent and treasure to help others who need a helping hand.

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Partnerships Form a "Can Do" Community Response

Henry County has a community college thanks to a local collaboration of partnerships that came together to make it happen.

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The Power of Scholarships

Scholarship recipient, Kayli Strukel, 2009 New Castle graduate, will be returning home to Henry County to begin her teaching career as a math instructor at Tri High Junior-Senior High School in the Fall of 2013.

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Harry Thomas Penrose, Jr
Harry Thomas Penrose, Jr. of New Castle, IN passed away on October 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm in his home. He was surrounded by family when he passed, his wife and sons at his bedside and his daughter and son-in-law looking down from Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1946 in Braddock, PA to Harry Thomas Penrose, Sr. and Josephine Ann (Bujakowski) Penrose. After More>>
Men's shelter receives boost at women's gala
Dozens of Henry County women flexed their collective philanthropic muscle Tuesday night during the Women's Circle of Friends Gala, an outreach of the Henry County Community Foundation. Each woman donated at least $50 for the opportunity to listen and vote as representatives from three local non-profits told about their organizations. The $5,027 collected More>>
Get a Match- Double Your Impact
Receiving a Match for Your Gift Background The Lilly Endowment Inc. has played a critical role in the support and growth of the Henry County Community Foundation since it incorporated in 1985. Over the last 23 years, the Lilly Endowment has provided an opportunity to match gifts made to the Community Foundation on five separate occasions through the More>>
Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger

Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger, 93, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at her residence. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Dorothy Wayman Pfenninger Music Scholarship.

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl

Judith Ann (Maroska) Trennepohl, 75, resident of Middletown, passed away Sunday evening at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. 

Memorials to: Indiana Ovarian Cancer Walk in September or you may donate blood in her honor at any Blood Bank. You may also make a donation to the Henry County Community Fund c/o Judy Trennepohl Nursing Scholarship.

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Caine Grant applications due
Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Board Meeting
Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Community Events


The Henry County Community Foundation has installed an afterhours drop box at the office's front entrance for your convenience. 

Henry County Walks

Every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m., come meet fellow walkers at the YMCA Lot for a walk on the Wilbur Wright Trail. For additional times contact: 



Art Show

Starting October 25th and running through November 22nd, the Art Association of Henry County will be hosting "Open Space", an art exhibit about the land, with its reception taking place on November 6th from 6-8 p.m. See for more information.

 Ivy Tech Express Enrollment Event

On Friday, November 7th & 14th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Henry County campus of Ivy Tech will be having an express enrollment. Apply for admission, register for classes, take placement exams, and much more to prepare for your next semester of college. 


Anti-Bullying Seminar

On November 8th, there will be a free anti-bullying seminar. Call 765-520-2017 for more information about this event.

Live Music

On Sunday, November 9th, there will be live music from Bill Mallonee and Muriah Rose at the Henry County Art Center. Contact the Art Center for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Veteran Resource Fair

On Thursday, November 13th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a Veteran Resource Fair at the Kulman Center in Richmond, IN. Doors will close at 2:30 p.m., so make sure you arrive early to receive employment opportunities, educational information, and much more!