Community Impact Through Giving
The Wayne County Foundation exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community
and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.
In 2022 , the Foundation was able to grant more than $2.3 million to our community because of the generosity of our donors. Your gifts enable the Foundation to address immediate needs and support future-focused projects that will help our community thrive.
Click here to learn about our new Champions of Philanthropy campaign!
Donor Highlight – Tim Scales
Each month, the Foundation will highlight a donor whose gifts are making a difference across Wayne County. For the month of May, we had a chance to speak with Tim Scales. In addition to his tireless work at Indiana University East, Tim is the founder of two funds with...
Maximizing your IRA
Rebecca Gilliam, Wayne County Foundation Executive Director Are you overwhelmed by changes and requirements that impact your retirement savings? Here are a couple of opportunities for you to maximize your IRA. Giving to charity may be one of the best ways to use your...
Foundation Executive Director Selected for MDLF Fellowship Class VI
The Wayne County Foundation announced today that Rebecca Gilliam, Executive Director, has been selected as a fellow in the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation (MDLF) Fellowship Class VI. Out of 137 applicants across 28 Indiana counties, Gilliam is one of 25 visionary...