Foundation Announces Grant Winners from Women’s Gala

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L-R: Ashley Huffman of B.A.M., Michelle Leonard of HCCF, Casey Knight of B.A.M., and Beverly Matthews of HCCF

The Henry County Community Foundation is excited to announce the winning organizations from the sixth annual Women’s Circle of Friends Gala, held at the Gathering in Lewisville. This year’s three non-profit finalists were Believe and Achieve Mentoring, Hillcroft Services, Inc., and the Youth Opportunity Center’s Tru Harbor.  At the gala, members participated in an evening of philanthropy, fun, a cocktail buffet, and voted on a nonprofit organization to receive the pooled donations that would help strengthen Henry County.

The three finalists gave short presentations about their organizations, with attendees voting after the presentations.  Members of the Women’s Circle chose Believe and Achieve Mentoring (B.A.M.), formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters, as the winner after Executive Director Ashley Huffman spoke about the program’s goals in the community.  B.A.M. will receive a grant of $7,000.  The other finalists will receive grants for $250.

The Women’s Circle of Friends committee chose to award a grant from the Women’s Circle of Friends for Women Endowment Fund for $988 to ICAP Women’s Clinic, with Nancy Lewis speaking on the clinic’s work to provide support for women’s health in the county.

For more information about the Henry County Community Foundation Women’s Circle of Friends, call 765-529-2235 or visit The Henry County Community Foundation office is located at 700 S. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362.