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Write A Will Workshop – Coming in September

The date for the Write A Will Workshop is set for Thursday, September 14, 2023. Two different time sessions are scheduled. Attend a morning session in Kendallville or late afternoon in Ligonier. While the planning is still in progress, more details are coming. Registration is required by calling 260.894.3335 or email Jennifer@cfnoble.org.

Seeking a Marketing Intern

Job Posting Description:
The Community Foundation of Noble County, currently located in Kendallville, IN, is seeking a Marketing Intern.

We are looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern to provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. This position will have administrative duties in developing and implementing marketing strategies.

As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with our staff in all stages of marketing campaigns. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand, and maintain our marketing channels.

This internship requires a knowledge of marketing skills and knowledge of various marketing strategies and will:
• Lead the team in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, direct mail and web)
• Prepare promotional materials and distribution.
Requirements and skills
• Solid understanding of different marketing techniques
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn new software quickly
• Ability to multi-task
• Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices
• Current enrollment in a related Marketing Degree or closely related field
Duration of internship will be approximately May 2023 to August 2023 with the option to continue as time allows with college class schedule. Student must be enrolled in college as a full-time student.

For the full list of job duties and goals, go to
Marketing Job Description
Marketing Intern Goals

Salary Guide: $13-$15 per hour based on experience.
Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2023, or until the position is filled.

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Jennifer Shultz, Director of Communications and Scholarships, PO Box 127, Kendallville IN 46755 or Jennifer@cfnoble.org

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: CFNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our organization.

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Welcome New Fund – Bob and Joyce Friesner Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Noble County is honored to announce a new scholarship fund to benefit West Noble High School seniors. The Bob and Joyce Friesner Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the children and grandchildren of Bob and Joyce.

The scholarship is for a West Noble High School senior attending a 4-year accredited college or university as a full-time student with a GPA range 3.00 to 3.80 with preference given to students entering teaching, medical, health science, nursing, school counseling, and/or social work. The award will be offered for the first time in May 2024. Applications will be online late November 2023 to mid-January 2024 at the community foundation’s website www.cfnoble.org.

Bob and Joyce Friesner served as mentors to many young people in Noble County and whose lives impacted hundreds of others. Both Bob and Joyce were teachers who inspired students and they were dedicated to their success.

Bob was born in Middlepoint and had five brothers, Ohio and graduated from Van Del High School. While in high school, Robert played both basketball and baseball. He attended Findlay College and received a teaching degree which led him to West Noble High School. Joyce was born in Maryland to a family of six but moved several times before landing in Van Wert, Ohio. She graduated from Van Wert High School and completed her Bachelor’s degree at Goshen College and received her Master’s degree from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bob and Joyce were married in November 1958. Together, they raised three daughters: Sherry, Deb, and Kate. Joyce was able to balance motherhood with college to receive her teaching degrees. Their family grew to include son-in-laws and four grandchildren who they loved dearly. They loved spending time with their grandchildren and taught them candy-making, Uno, fishing, and how to read.

Both Bob and Joyce taught at West Noble Schools. Bob’s years in the classroom teaching U.S. History gave him much joy, and he did a great job keeping students’ attention. However, those less attentive students were brought back to his history world with a flying eraser. He was instrumental in establishing West Noble’s outstanding cross country program, “The Long Blue Line” which saw both individual and teams compete at the state level. He also coached wrestling, track, and taught Driver’s Ed. He then retired in 1999 after 39 years of teaching.

Joyce taught many grade levels including kindergarten, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Joyce’s firm but gentle, manner touched the lives of hundreds of students over the years. In her words “They were all a joy to teach, and I learned much from the students.” Joyce continued to be a “learner” all her life. She taught for 31 years and retired in 1999. Both she and Bob continued to remain close to many faculty friends after their retirement.

Bob and Joyce loved their students as family. They encouraged their students and athletes to hold themselves to a high expectation. Together, Bob and Joyce left a lasting impact on hundreds of West Noble students, and encouraged all to imagine the best for themselves. This scholarship fund was created to further their legacy of mentorship and high expectation in both the classroom and on the sports field.


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Holiday Office Hours

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12/23, 12/26
12/30, 1/2


2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Announcement

The Community Foundation of Noble County is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Noble County – Ryan Norden of East Noble High School. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership.

Norden intends to study Biology to become a pediatrician at the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2023. Some of his activities in high school include Riley Week/Student Council, Diocesan World Youth Day/Diocesan Youth Leadership Team, Claws for a Cause, Stuffed Animal and Blanket Drive, Gifts for Nurses and Christmas Bureau/Interact Club, Blood Drive/Student Council, Confirmation Retreat/Diocesan Youth Leadership Team, International Festival and MYAC Website/Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, Student Council Treasurer and Vice-President, Bi-Phy-Chem Club/Science Olympiad, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Golf, Varsity Athlete and Varsity Scholar Award, YMCA youth referee and golf instructor, Cobblestone Golf Course employment, National Honor Society and Kendallville Redevelopment Commission student member.

Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years. The scholarship is for undergraduate students studying on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars may also participate in the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN), which connects both current scholars and alumni with resources and opportunities to be active leaders on their campuses and in their communities. Both the scholarship program and LSN are supported by grants from Lilly Endowment to Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) and Indiana Humanities.

In nominating Noble County’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholar, consideration was given to well-rounded seniors through their academics, community service, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, work experience, and leadership roles. This year’s 30 applicants provided recommendation letters from two references and submitted three essays, which were evaluated by the community foundation scholarship committee of six Noble County citizens, who interviewed the top 10 finalists.

After the field of applicants was narrowed down, nominees were submitted to the statewide administrator of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, ICI, for the selection of scholarship recipients.

Those finalists will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Community Foundation of Noble County. Those students are:
Rachel Becker – East Noble High School
Max Bender – East Noble High School
Addison Dills – East Noble High School
Grant Flora – West Noble High School
Hailey Holbrook – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Miriam Kline – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Eva Refeld – Churubusco Junior/Senior High School
Austin Shepherd – Lakewood Park Christian School
Bethany Trinklein – West Noble High School

Lilly Endowment created the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program for the 1998-99 school year and has supported the program every year since with grants totaling in excess of $486 million. More than 5,000 Indiana students have received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship since the program’s inception.

The primary purposes of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program are: 1) to help raise the level of educational attainment in Indiana; 2) to increase awareness of the beneficial roles Indiana community foundations can play in their communities; and 3) to encourage and support the efforts of current and past Lilly Endowment Community Scholars to engage with each other and with Indiana business, governmental, educational, nonprofit and civic leaders to improve the quality of life in Indiana generally and in local communities throughout the state.

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly Sr. and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its founders’ hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.

Since 1997, Independent Colleges of Indiana has administered the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program statewide with funding provided by Lilly Endowment. Founded in 1948, ICI serves as the collective voice for the state’s 29 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI institutions employ over 22,000 Hoosiers and generate a total local economic impact of over $5 billion annually. Students at ICI colleges have Indiana’s highest four-year, on-time graduation rates, and ICI institutions produce 30 percent of Indiana’s bachelor’s degrees while enrolling 20 percent of its undergraduates.