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Indiana Members Foundation Awards $34,500 in Grants

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August 02, 2017
*Pictured: Recipients of the 2017 Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program (Front row, left to right) Corajean Medina, Paige Arrowood, Olivia Miller, Jessica Polly, Kelly Tucker, Ashley Heady, Samantha Hoerger, Delaney Slaton, Hasanna Curtis, (Middle Row, left to right) Emily Stern, Sarah Phipps, Claire Whalen, Gwen Woehler, (Back row, left to right) Evan Parshall, Zachary Richardson, Rachel Simac, Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU, Mandy Emery, Vice President of Community Involvement, IMCU and Executive Director of Indiana Members Foundation, and Ron Collier, President and CEO, IMCU.

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, hosted its 2017 Grant Recipient Awards Banquet June 29, 2017 at Primo’s South in Indianapolis and awarded $34,500 in grants through its Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program and Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program. 
 
The Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program was established to honor Robert E. Martin for his 42 years of dedication and service as a board member of IMCU as well as his commitment to education throughout his career as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Indiana University Purdue-University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).  The scholarships are available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union.  Applications are accepted annually from January 1 through April 30. 
 
Twenty-Five $1,000 scholarships were awarded through the Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program to the following recipients:
  • Paige Arrowood, 2017 Greenfield Central High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Rachel Bahr, 2017 Plainfield High School/Indiana University - $1,000
  • Hannah Busha, 2016 Lawrenceburg High School/Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - $1,000
  • Mya Carter, 2017 Ben Davis High School/Ball State University - $1,000
  • Kevin Chu, 2015 Carmel High School/Duquesne University - $1,000
  • Hasanna Curtis, 2015 Lawrence High School/Indiana State University - $1,000
  • Sidney Harris, 2013 Carmel High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Brianna Havics,2015 Convenant Christian High School/Indiana University - $,1000
  • Ashley Heady, 2017 Blue River Ridge Academy High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Samantha Hoerger, 2017 Ben Davis High School/Indiana University - $1,000
  • Corajean Medina, 2015 Perry Meridian High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Olivia Miller, 2017 Carmel High School/Indiana University - $1,000
  • Alli O’Leary, 2017 Brownsburg High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Evan Parshall, 2017 Westfield High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Sarah Phipps, 2017 Zionsville Community High School/Ball State University - $1,000
  • Jessica Polly, 2017 Southport High School/Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - $1,000
  • Jillian Renbarger, 2015 Delta High School/Ball State University - $1,000
  • Zachary Richardson, 2015 Marion High School/Trine University - $1,000
  • Rachel Simac, 2017 Noblesville High School/Indiana University - $1,000
  • Delaney Slaton, 2017 Plainfield High School/Florida Institute of Technology - $1,000
  • Emily Stern, 2015 Southwestern High School/University of Indianapolis - $1,000
  • Nick Strada, 2017 Warren Central High School/Ball State University - $1,000
  • Kelly Tucker, 2017 Southmont High School/Purdue University - $1,000
  • Claire Whalen, 2017 Roncalli High School/University of Notre Dame - $1,000
  • Gwen Woehler, 2016 Roncalli High School/Valparaiso University - $1,000
 
Joan Wolfe worked for Indiana Members Credit Union for 27 years and was a huge supporter of Indiana Members Foundation's mission to provide school children with the necessities essential for learning and succeeding in their education.  Joan lost her fight with Cancer in March of 2013, but her fight to help children succeed continues with the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program.
 
The purpose of the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program is to assist schools and community organizations that help children to achieve success in learning.  Applications are accepted annually April 15 through May 31. 
 
Four grants were awarded through the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program to the following organizations:
  • Children’s Bureau, TILT Early Childhood Literacy Project at the Children’s Center - $2,000
  • Marian University, STOP: Know What’s Right Program - $2,500
  • DirectEmployers Institute, STEM YES! 2017 Summer Program - $2,500
  • Playworks, Playworks Pro - $2,500
“IMCU was founded on the campus of IUPUI over 60 years ago, and is passionate about supporting the education system and helping children succeed in school,” said Ron Collier, president and CEO of IMCU.  “We are thrilled to award these scholarships and grants to these deserving students and organizations.”
                                                                                                  
For more information about the Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program or the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program please contact Mandy Emery, vice president community involvement, Indiana Members Credit Union, at (317)554-8121, aemery@imcu.com or visit www.imf4kids.org
 
About Indiana Members Foundation
Indiana Members Foundation was founded in 2010, exclusively for the purpose of being
a positive influence in the community served by Indiana Members Credit Union; specifically,
providing school children in the Indianapolis area with the necessities essential for learning and
succeeding in their education.  For more information, please visit www.imf4kids.org.     
 
About Indiana Members Credit Union
Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 on the campus of IUPUI.  IMCU has since grown to 25 branches in Central Indiana, offering

consumer and business members a better financial alternative and a full array of products and services.  Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by “Keeping It Simple” for members.  For more information, please visit IMCU online at www.imcu.com

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*Pictured: Recipients of the 2017 Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant Program (Left to right) Simone Murray, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Institute, Kasey Cross, VP Programming, DirectEmployers Institute,  Jo Bender, Playworks, Joli Heavens, Director, Foundation Relations & Stewardship, Children’s Bureau, Hanes Morrison, Shelter Director, Children's Bureau,  Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU, Matt Salzman, Assistant Director of Grants Management, Ruth Lilly Health Education at Marian University, Ron Collier, President and CEO, IMCU and Mandy Emery, Vice President of Community Involvement, IMCU and Executive Director of Indiana Members Foundation.

 
Contact:
Nikki Thompson, Public Relations Specialist
nthompson@imcu.com, (317) 554-8150