Elise Kordis, director of the Miami County Museum, spoke about the grant the museum received in 2013 to purchase display cases for exhibits. This $10,000 grant will help showcase its upcoming exhibit celebrating Miami County agriculture. Currently, the museum is exhibiting the history of local newspapers through the years.
Also recognized were current recipients of the 2013 Community Support Grants. Those recipients were the Heritage Museum Foundation, which received $1,000 to connect to the Nickel Plate Trail extension.
The Miami County Military Rites also received $500 for repairs to its RV that assists at military rite ceremonies.
Ole Olsen Memorial Children’s Theatre Workshop was granted $500 for “Shake it Up With Shakespeare,” the new Peru Skate Park was awarded $1,500 for stone to help start the project, and the United Way of Miami County received $1,500 for Weekend Meal Deal.
Jay Albright, executive director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, closed the evening with a warm thank-you to the guests. He recognized new donors who started a relationship with the Community Foundation in 2013, and honored those donors who have supported the organization since 1993.
“I plan to make a personal visit to all our current donors in the next year,” he said. “Patrick and I have been making calls, and those who support the foundation should expect to see me in the next few months. We want to personally thank everyone who has invested in the Community Foundation and hope that they will continue to give in the future.”
Peru Mayor Jim Walker also proclaimed the month of November as Miami County Community Foundation Awareness Month.