TIPP CITY — Tipp City Area Community Foundations Trustee and Chairman Jim Ranft recently visited Tipp City Seniors, Inc., to present a grant to leaders John Berk and Barb DeAngelis. The check for $1,332 meets the expanding computer and software needs of this organization as it undertakes a significant building expansion.
Tipp City Seniors regularly serves 180 local citizens with health screenings, educational lectures, weekly luncheons, dance lessons, arts and crafts, quilting, gaming and travel excursions.
This grant was awarded from the August Henke Fund, established in 1950 to provide for the “comfort and support for needy and aged men.” A native of Germany, August Henke was considered the oldest living resident in Tippecanoe when he died in 1923 at the age of 92.
Since 1943, the Tipp City Area Community Foundations has awarded $1,750,319 in grants (as of Dec. 31, 2013).