01 Jun Hohe IPFW Scholarship Eclipses $100,000 in Total Scholar Investment
Created in October of 1999, the Dr. John & Marjorie Hohe IPFW Scholarship has reached the $100,000 milestone of total scholarship distributions through the Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF).
The Hohe IPFW Scholarship was established using proceeds from the sale of appreciated stock in 1999 and 2000. Over the years, John and Marjorie added to their scholarship including an estate gift after John passed away in 2005.
It is important to note that at the time of the establishment of the Hohe IPFW Scholarship, HCCF was taking part in the Lilly Endowment GIFT IV Initiative (during GIFT IV, all donations to HCCF were matched $1 for $1 with community grantmaking dollars). Due to John and Marjorie’s generosity, Lilly matched over $100,000 into HCCF’s Community Impact Fund which has lead to $75,000 in community grants to local nonprofits.
Until this past year, Marjorie has served as an advisory member of the scholarship committee, reading through each Hohe IPFW application and making recommendations to HCCF regarding the scholarship recipients and amounts. She takes great pride in the fact that the Hohe IPFW Scholarship is one of the largest scholarship amounts awarded through HCCF. Marjorie will be turning 93 on Aug 31st.
In 17 years, the Hohe IPFW Scholarship has awarded over 35 students $101,950 in scholarships. We congratulate Jessica Fowler, Katie Hunt, Matt Hunt, Morgan McNally, Connor Sabinske, and Mary Winans for being 2017 Hohe IPFW Scholars!
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