Impact Stories

Archie’s Promise: From Grief to Giving Back

Archie  Alexander Cox was born on April 16th, 2021. Weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 17.5 inches long, he arrived with a head full of dark, wavy hair, long legs, and a sweet little chin. Archie lived four days on this earth. During his brief time here, he was surrounded with love and care. […]

Perfect Timing for Parks Improvements

By: Amber Estelle Each New Year, we anticipate the experiences ahead of us. Through the dark and cold of winter, we often look forward to warm weather and sunshine. We become eager for playdates at the playground, family reunions at the parks, and all of the great outdoor activities available to us. The year 2020 […]

A Family Connects

By: Amber Estelle When Melissa Millikan was looking into starting a fund with the Foundation, she knew she wanted to find a way to help kids in the community. Though she had been involved with several projects over the years, most of her activities revolved around her husband, Nathan’s, position as a cardiologist. She wanted […]

Shenandoah High School Teacher, Michelle Fries, Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Michelle Fries, Mathematics Teacher at Shenandoah High School, is the recipient of the 2021 Teacher Excellence Award.  Fries was awarded a certificate of recognition on May 5, 2021 from the Henry County Community Foundation. Fries was nominated by three of her students, who all spoke highly of her outstanding commitment to their education that embodies […]

A Part of Something Bigger

April is National Volunteer Month and an opportunity to recognize volunteers and the impact they make through their service to build stronger communities and transform our world. The Henry County Community Foundation is grateful for local citizens who are devoting their time, talent, and treasure to make a difference in Henry County.  We want to recognize […]

38 Years of Fighting Cancer for East Central Indiana

Even in these trying times, the fight continues to defeat cancer. Dealing with cancer is never easy but getting the most effective treatment close to home is a comfort to those who are in a fight to defeat the disease. Fighting cancer and keeping innovative and effective treatment locally has always been the number one […]

One Day with a Great Teacher

By: Amber Estelle “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb I’ll never forget the day my whole class ate mini chocolate cakes in kindergarten. That week in school, our teacher had presented us with a new idea. She asked the class if we would […]

Investing in the Community with Victory Lane

As a pediatric physical therapist, Brett Fischer saw that families raising kids with disabilities were struggling not only physically, but also emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. This led him to build the organization, Victory Lane, with the mission to help families discover the power of connections and community. Natasha Hamilton, Victory Lane’s Fundraising Assistant, explained further, […]