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 […]

Gregory Eugene Givens

Gregory Eugene Givens died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 unexpectedly. He was born to Margaret and Eugene Givens on March 17, 1951. Greg was a lifelong resident of Henry County and resided in New Castle, IN. He graduated from Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School in 1969. He retired from Guide Lamp Division of General […]

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

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb Each year, the Community Foundation recognizes one great teacher in Henry County with the Teacher Excellence Award. This award is designed to elevate teachers who are encouraging students to achieve their goals. The fund for the Teacher […]

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, […]

One Day with a Great Teacher by Amber Estelle

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 be able to work on this concept. The response was a resounding, “Piece of cake!” A popular phrase at that time, […]

Steven T. Morris

Steven Taylor Morris, 67, died peacefully in his Indianapolis home on February 10 from complications of ALS. Steve was born in New Castle, Indiana, the son of Taylor (“Tim”), whose family included early settlers of Henry County, and Helen (“Sandy”) Morris. From childhood, Steve was curious about how things worked, especially electrical things, and he […]

Board Members Look Forward to the Future for Henry County

As a lifelong, committed resident of Henry County, Susan Falck-Neal is eager to serve as board chair for the Henry County Community Foundation. Though she isn’t new to the Foundation, as she has served on and off the board since 2005, Susan has seen the results of projects both large and small that the foundation […]

Meet Our Executive Assistant and Accounting Clerk, Toni Earl

I am extremely happy to join the team with Henry County Community Foundation.  I have a servant’s heart and value being a part of the greater good. I value the personal satisfaction that comes from working with nonprofits and collaborating with people who are compelled to “be the difference you want to see in the […]

James L. Small

Former Mayor James L. Small, 80, of New Castle, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, following an extended illness from incurable cancer of the prostate, attributed by the Veterans Administration to his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. He was born June 28, 1940, in Shelbyville, […]