Indiana Members Foundation Awards Over $80,000 in Scholarships and Grants

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, recently hosted its 2019 Grant Recipient Awards Banquet at Primo’s South in Indianapolis and awarded over $80,000 in grants through its Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, Mike and Marti Ney “People Helping People” Grants, Terry Renick Legacy Golf Grants, and the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant for the Arts Program.

The Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program was established to honor Robert E. Martin for more than four decades 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 March 31.

The following ten recipients each received a $5,000 Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship:

  • Ana Danner, 2018 Cardinal Ritter High School/Indiana University-Purdue University
  • Elizabeth Johnson, 2016 Ben Davis High School/Indiana University
  • Gabrielle Bische, 2019 Brownsburg High School/University of Cincinnati
  • Grayson Zinn, 2018 Zionsville Community High School/Notre Dame
  • Hannah Busha, 2016 Lawrenceburg High School/Indiana University-Purdue University
  • Luke Horner, 2019 New Palestine High School/University of Indianapolis
  • Marissa McGraw, 2018 Franklin Central High School/Indiana University
  • Parker Reiff, 2018 Westfield High School/Indiana University
  • Riley Parshall, 2019 Westfield High School/Purdue University
  • Sophia Wang, 2019 Camel High School/Carnegie Mellon University

The Mike and Marti Ney “People Helping People” Grant was created to assist schools and community organizations that help children to achieve success in learning.  Mike Ney serves on the Board of Directors at IMCU.  Eleven grants were awarded through the Mike and Marti Ney “People Helping People” Grant Program:

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Reading Resources Project – $1,250
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Adult to Youth Mentoring Program – $2,500
  • Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People – $2,500
  • Christel House Academy Inc., CHASSIS Program – $2,500
  • Direct Employers Institute, STEM YES! Program – $2,500
  • Finance Academy/Walker Career Center: Show Me the Money Program – $1,000
  • Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Inc, Outdoor Education Summer Camp – $2,5000
  • Liberty Early Elementary, Gross Motor Skills Materials – $2,500
  • Link Observatory Space Science Center Inc., Student Lecture Series – $2,500
  • Marion Public Library, Game On! Program – $600
  • Youth Opportunity Center Foundation, Educational Assistance for Vulnerable Youth – $2,500

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 for the Arts Program is to assist schools and community organizations that help children to achieve success in learning through the arts.  Seven grants were awarded through the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant for the Arts Program to the following organizations:

  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Raising the Bar Program -$768.75
  • Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Emma’s Art Kits Project – $1,000
  • Fortune Academy, Set Design Support Program – $500
  • Franklin Heritage, Missoula Children’s Theatre Project – $1,000
  • Harrison Center, Youth Cultural Entrepreneurship Initiative – $1,000
  • Liberty Early Childcare, Art Supplies Project – $1,000
  • Philharmonic Orchestra Indianapolis, Listen Up! 3rd Graders Project – $250

The Terry Renick Legacy Golf Grant was established to assist high schools in communities served by IMCU annually with its golf program.  Terry Renick retired from IMCU as the Vice President of Operations after serving 30 years.  The following three schools each received a $1,000 grant for their golf team to be used for equipment, uniforms and tournament fees:

  • Beech Grove High School Golf Team
  • Speedway High School Golf Team
  • Fortune Academy Golf Team

Applications for all grants are accepted annually, March 1 through April 15.

“IMCU was founded on the campus of IUPUI over 60 years ago, and is passionate about supporting the education system and helping our youth succeed,” said Ron Collier, president and CEO of IMCU.  “We are honored to award these scholarships and grants to these deserving students and organizations.”

For more information about the scholarship and grant programs 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 27 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.

First Picture:
Recipients of the 2019 Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program
(Left to right): Mr. Zinn, parent of Grayson Zinn, Luke Horner, Hannah Busha, Parker Reiff, Gabrielle Bische, Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU, Ana Danner, Marissa McGraw, Sophia Wang, and Riley Parshall. (Not pictured: Elizabeth Johnson and Grayson Zinn).

Second Picture:
Recipients of the 2019 Mike and Marti Ney “People Helping People” Grant
(Left to right):  Simone Murray, Direct Employers Institute, Jennifer Parker, Youth Opportunity Center Foundation, Jenna Burns, Finance Academy/Walker Career Center, Marti Ney, Tylanna Jones, Marion Public Library, Theresa Brun, Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People, Jeremy Wesley, Christel House Academy Inc., Janet McCauley, Link Observatory Space Science Center Inc., Greg McCauley, Link Observatory Space Science Center Inc., Courtney Cross, Liberty Early Elementary, Amy Essley, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackie Lai, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Staci Drake, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Jenifer Dant, Happy Hollow Chidren’s Camp, Inc., Mike Ney, Board of Directors, IMCU, and Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU.

Third Picture:
Recipients of the 2019 Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant for the Arts Program
(Left to right) Yeabi Tabb, Harrison Center, Moriah Miller, Harrison Center, Marjorie Webb, Liberty Early Childcare, Julie Pappas, Fortune Academy, Dorothy Ilgen, Philharmonic Orchestra Indianapolis, Staci Drake, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU.

Fourth Picture:
Recipients of the 2019 Terry Renick Legacy Golf Grant
(Left to right) Steve Cox, Beech Grove High School, Terry Renick, IMCU retired employee, Vanessa Coles, Fortune Academy, and Robert E. Martin, Board of Directors Chairman, IMCU.

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