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. For additional information, visit http://pcfoundation.org/fund_schol_pc_realtors.html.
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.” For additional information, visit http://www.pcfoundation.org/PutnamCountyFairgroundsEndowment.htm.
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. For additional information, visit www.pcfoundation.org/fund_schol_purdue_club_pcsf.html.