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Henry County Community Foundation TASC Grants Awarded

Teens About Serving the County (T.A.S.C.) Grantmaking Committee Members Front Row (L-R): Alyssa Northern, Zoë Conway, Lauren Congdon, Brooklynn Byrer, Carly Allen, Rylee Johnson, Jessica Butler, Molly West Second Row (L-R): Katelyn Goodpaster, Audrey Felix,  Andrew Whitinger, Michael Weiland, Bobby Pierce, William Burgess, Isaiah  Steele, Joffrey Niessen, Lexi LaMar Back Row (L-R): Jon Lukens, Noah Brown, Hayden Hutson, Thomas Witham, Deven Jones
Teens About Serving the County (T.A.S.C.) Grantmaking Committee Members
Front Row (L-R): Alyssa Northern, Zoë Conway, Lauren Congdon, Brooklynn Byrer, Carly Allen, Rylee Johnson, Jessica Butler, Molly West
Second Row (L-R): Katelyn Goodpaster, Audrey Felix, Andrew Whitinger, Michael Weiland, Bobby Pierce, William Burgess, Isaiah
Steele, Joffrey Niessen, Lexi LaMar
Back Row (L-R): Jon Lukens, Noah Brown, Hayden Hutson, Thomas Witham, Deven Jones

The Henry County Community Foundation’s Teens About Serving the County (TASC) Youth Grants Committee selected three Henry County non-profit projects to receive their first cycle of grants this year. The grants awarded total $3,974.

Selected organizations and projects receiving grants are Shenandoah High School FFA for the Snug Prom program, New Castle High School publications department to assist with the purchase of a new sports lens, and New Castle High School PEER class for a group trip. This decision was supported by the Henry County Community Foundation Board of Directors by a unanimous vote at the February board meeting.

Composed of students from the five county high schools, the TASC grants committee meets four times a year to evaluate grant submissions relating to youth and educational programs. Monies are awarded from the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants. Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.henrycountycf.org.

The next grant application deadline is Friday, April 8th, 2016 at noon. Bill Bergmann, retired teacher and Foundation volunteer from Knightstown, is the TASC Committee Chair. Susan Falck-Neal, Henry County Community Foundationboard member, also serves as an advisor to the youth grants committee.

The Henry County Community Foundation appreciates the generosity of donors who have made gifts to the Unrestricted Fund for Community Grants which makes programs like TASC possible. Through these donations, important social needsin our community can be addressed, producing a healthier, more vibrant place to live – an enduring legacy of real benefit to current residents and future generations.

All donations made to the Henry County Community Foundation are tax exempt. For more information about the Henry County Community Foundation or the TASC Grant Program, call 765-529-2235 or visit www.henrycountycf.org. The Henry County Community Foundation office is located at 700 S. Memorial

Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.

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