2017-09-26 / Front Page

Winners announced for Share the Dream 2017


The Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship took first place in this year’s Share the Dream contest by raising $9,410. This earned them a $2,500 check from the Community Foundation. Shown above, from left to right, Chris Skillern, Jana Sillery, Traci Dobson, Chasity Wood, Mary Looper and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship took first place in this year’s Share the Dream contest by raising $9,410. This earned them a $2,500 check from the Community Foundation. Shown above, from left to right, Chris Skillern, Jana Sillery, Traci Dobson, Chasity Wood, Mary Looper and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Share the Dream contest: Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship, Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment, and Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship.

A total of nearly $42,000 was raised this year during Share the Dream, the Community Foundation’s annual fundraising contest. The top three endowments raised $24,112.

The Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship raised $9,410, winning an additional $2,500 from the Community Foundation. Founded in 2006, this scholarship fund has been awarding educational assistance to Putnam County Students since 2007. Each year a scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from each of the four county high schools.


The Purdue Club of Putnam County raised $6,950 and won an additional $1,000 from the Community Foundation for their third place finish. Shown above, left to right, Jerry Williams, Ron Birt, Ken Carrington and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) The Purdue Club of Putnam County raised $6,950 and won an additional $1,000 from the Community Foundation for their third place finish. Shown above, left to right, Jerry Williams, Ron Birt, Ken Carrington and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment raised $7,752 and won an additional $1,500 from the Community Foundation. Founded in 2011, this endowment helps provide yearly income for maintenance and capital improvements at the fairgrounds. “We believe there is a young 4-H’er in each of us. Helping to support the future of the fairgrounds will insure the everlasting benefits of such a great program for our community.”

The Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship raised $6,950 and won an additional $1,000 from the Community Foundation. The Purdue Club of Putnam County has been awarding scholarships to Putnam County students who wish to attend Purdue University at West Lafayette since 2002. They established the endowment at the Community Foundation at the end of 2003 and plan to build their endowment to $100,000.


Coming in second place in the annual contest was the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment who raised $7,752 and won an additional $1,500 from the Putnam County Community Foundation. Shown, left to right, Ray Poynter, Heather Poynter, Ken Carrington, Lauralee Baugh, Gary Stevens and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) Coming in second place in the annual contest was the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment who raised $7,752 and won an additional $1,500 from the Putnam County Community Foundation. Shown, left to right, Ray Poynter, Heather Poynter, Ken Carrington, Lauralee Baugh, Gary Stevens and Elaine Peck. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Share the Dream Contest is one of the Community Foundation’s many programs supporting local public charities. Give Local Day is an online giving event that takes place on the first Tuesday in May of each year. To obtain additional information about the services offered by the Community Foundation, contact Elaine Peck at 765.653.4978 or epeck@pcfoundation.org.

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