The spring meeting of the HC Gemmer Foundation will occur on June 1 at the Indiana Interchurch Center. It will begin with a rededication ceremony of the Gemmer-Hartman peace pylon at 12:00 noon, then a luncheon at 12:30, followed by a time of introductions and sharing from Interchurch Center organizations, building manager, and Foundation board members at 1:00 PM. Following that will be the normal board meeting, closed to non-members.
Any organizations wishing to appeal for grants from the Gemmer Foundation should begin composing proposals soon. The deadline for inclusion at the next meeting is May 1. That meeting will occur on Saturday, June 1, at the Indiana Interchurch Center, near Christian Theological Seminary & Butler University. All past grantees and award recipients are invited to attend a luncheon and recognition ceremony. Look for further details to be posted soon.
We at the H. C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation wish you and your families happy holidays and seasons greetings. Even if you don't celebrate anything in particular, we hope you have a safe winter.
Jean McCutchan, PhD, passed away early in the morning of December 8 from ALS. She had been a member of the H. C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation for decades, since the 1970s. Due to her health issues, she hadn't been able to attend the semiannual meetings for the last couple of years. She had also suffered from multiple sclerosis and chose to donate her body to research. A visitation and memorial service will be held at Yoder-Culp Funeral home in Goshen, starting at 1:00 PM Friday, December 14. She has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to this foundation.
The H. C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation met for its usual fall meeting on the afternoon of Saturday, November 17. After a luncheon and plenty of catching up, the board of directors voted on thirteen proposals. Following two hours of debate, ten organizations were awarded grants totaling $19,250. They follow in alphabetical order. Please visit their websites, if you can, to see what they're all doing to help humanity.