April 22: Scholarship Awards Brunch

On Saturday, April 22, join the Community Foundation of Elkhart County in honoring the 2017 Guy David Gundlach Memorial Scholars, Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and the new INSPIRE Scholar recipients.

This year marks 20 years of partnering with Lilly Endowment, Inc.! Since the first recipients in 1998, the Community Foundation has awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) to over 75 Elkhart County students. In celebration, all past LECS recipients and a guest are invited to join us at the 2017 Scholarship Banquet!

Following the brunch, all guests and families are encouraged to participate in the Lilly Scholars Network’s Give Back INitiative on April 22 at 1:30 p.m. The Give Back INitiative is a statewide program established by past LECS recipients who are committed to engaging in community service and inspiring future leaders. This year, Sallyann Yakym, 2006 LECS recipient, has coordinated the Elkhart County service project.


Saturday, April 22

10:00am–12:00pm: Scholarship Awards Brunch
Spohn Ballroom
109 E Clinton St.
Goshen, IN 46528

1:30pm–3:30pm: Give Back INitiative
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
1011 N Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46514


Who can attend? This event is by invitation only. Due to limited seating, invitees are allowed to bring one guest to the brunch.  All guests and families are welcome to participate in the afternoon Give Back INitiative.

All school representatives, Community Foundation board/committee members, and Lilly alumni are encouraged to RSVP through the registration link below.

*2017 student scholarship recipients are asked to RSVP by contacting Samantha Crooks at [email protected] or 574-295-8761.


Questions? Contact Samantha Crooks at [email protected] or call 574-295-8761.