Harrison County Community Fund

Harrison County Community Fund

Harrison County Community Fund

Harrison County Community Fund

What is A
Community Fund?

The Community Fund is a permanent charitable resource designed to support local causes and organizations. Through individual donations – large and small – a local advisory board is able to make grants to meet the needs and vision of the community. We partner with individuals, businesses and nonprofits to make Harrison County a better place to live, learn, work and play.


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*Your donation may be eligible for a tax credit! CLICK HERE to learn more about the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit.*

If you would like to learn more about our community funds or to start a fund of your own, please contact Jane Higgins at jhiggins@bgcf.org

Spotlight: Doing Good
In Harrison County

A few years ago, a young nursing student stood among her peers at Maysville Community and Technical College and participated in an age-old tradition—the pinning ceremony. Her dream had come true. After long hours of study and hard work, she was finally a full-fledged nurse.

For Jeanie R., the road to nursing school graduation had not been easy. Raised on a farm in rural Harrison County, she wasn’t a stranger to hard work. Her large family lived well below the poverty level and everyone pitched in as best they could. But ever since she was a little girl, Jeanie had wanted to be a nurse. Early on she played nurse with her dolls, and later she turned to “nursing” her pets, her siblings and even her schoolmates. While going to college and getting a nursing degree might have seemed an impossibility for others in her situation, Jeanie was determined. It was all she ever wanted to do.

After high school, she contacted the Harrison Community Foundation to apply for scholarship money. In combination with a Pell Grant, and with the help of her local community foundation, she was able to enroll and graduate with the degree she always wanted.“The Foundation fueled Jeanie’s dream,” says Board Member Bruce Florence, “but her work ethic and determination got her through and finished the job. We’re very proud of her.”

Today Jeanie R. is an R.N. at a Lexington hospital.

Harrison County deserves a healthy Community Foundation. We are on the verge of accomplishing something that will be of continuing benefit to our community.

Dr. Gregory Cooper, Board of Advisors Chair

Board of

  • Dave Melcher, chair
  • Ralph deitemeyer
  • rose clifford
  • Matt Harney
  • Dr. Brett Hines
  • Mark Trachsel
  • Bob Owen
  • Rebecca Jenkins
  • Doug Hampton
  • Dr. J. Gregory Cooper, Emeritus
  • Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter, Emeritus


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