LCCF awards $26,500 in grants to disadvantaged elderly

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Community Foundation announced the 2022 grant recipients from the Margie Marie Pennington Fund for the Elderly; the awards ranged from $2,500 to $10,000.

The Pennington endowment was created to assist organizations with programs impacting the elderly in Lawrence County, Indiana, that are disadvantaged or homeless.

Pictured left to right: Hope Flores, CFP CEO; Don Allen, Bedford Lion President; Lisa Starr, CFP Finance and Grants Officer; Don Brumbaugh, Bedford Lion Ramp Chairperson; Bob Ruble, Bedford Lion Treasurer.

Endowments, such as the Margie Marie Pennington Fund, are perpetual. Although Margie Pennington passed away several years ago, her legacy will go on forever in Lawrence County through the grants issued from the endowment.

“If people direct assets to permanent endowments in their wills, then they, too, can have an impact forever, one that goes on long after they’re gone,” said Hope Flores, CEO of the Community Foundation. “The Lawrence County Community Foundation can help you serve your community, whatever your interests are. An endowment fund may benefit a field of interest or specific charities or causes serving Lawrence County.”

“The best part of Margie’s gift is that it will only continue to grow over time”, Flores added. “Although Margie is gone, her gift to the Community Foundation will continue to meet the needs of Lawrence County disadvantaged or homeless elderly forever.”

The 2022 Pennington Grant recipients and projects include:

  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank Ruby
  • Hoosier Uplands Basic Home Repair for Disadvantaged Elderly
  • Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services LP-Liquid Protein
  • Lions Club of Bedford Elderly Ramp Builds
  • Shawswick Township Trustee, Lawrence Co. Giving Elderly Hope in 2022
  • Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services Breakfast Bash with Long Term Care

The Lawrence County Community Foundation is a public charity recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to be proactive in creating and growing an enduring source of charitable assets and to identify and respond to the changing needs of Lawrence County.  For more information on leaving your legacy in Lawrence County contact Hope Flores at 812-279-2215 or