Supporting Organizations

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our 2020 supporting organizations for their generous grants and making what we do possible.

Central Indiana Community Foundation

Miller Summer Youth Fund

Lilly Summer Youth Fund

Hamilton County Community Foundation


Scott County Community Foundation

Scott County United Way

WHAS11 Crusade for Children

City of Noblesville


Harve and Joyce Rawson Fund and

Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County


The Harve and Joyce Rawson Fund (at the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County) was originally established by Professor Harve Rawson following the untimely passing of his beloved wife, Joyce, in 2008 in Cairo, Egypt, while on an around the world cruise.  Joyce was Harve’s right hand during the earliest days of the establishment of Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program.  Joyce was an elementary school teacher in Madison, Indiana.  She also served on the Englishton Park Board of Directors for several years.  After Harve’s passing in 2011, friends and family contributed to the newly named Harve and Joyce Rawson Fund in memory of Harve and his life’s work at Englishton Park.  Investment earnings from the Fund benefit the Summer Program each year.


The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County is a generous supporter of special projects for the Summer Children’s Program at Englishton Park.  The Women’s Giving Circle Fund at the Foundation has made many special gifts to Englishton Park through the years. A significant number of campers come from nearby Jefferson County each summer. Find more information at their website:

To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation to the Harve and Joyce Rawson Fund, contact the Foundation at


Chief John Wittich Fund and

Scott County Community Foundation


The Chief John Wittich Fund (at the Scott County Community Foundation) was originally established by Tami Ferguson Wittich, John’s wife, when he passed away following a brief battle with cancer in 2015.  John had been a counselor at the Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program in the summer of 1978.  He graduated from Hanover College in 1981 and received his Master’s degree in Psychology from Miami University.  John had served as President of the Hanover College Alumni Board of Directors.  After a brief stint working in northern Ohio, John worked as a school psychologist in the Lakota Community Schools in West Chester, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.  Sadly, Tami also succumbed to cancer in 2017, just 20 months after her beloved John.  Investment earnings from the Fund benefit the Summer Program each year.  


The Scott County Community Foundation is a community leader in philanthropy, stewardship, giving and serving for the common good in Scott County. The Foundation mobilizes the leadership and resources needed to improve the quality of life for residents of Scott County.  Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program receives gifts to help pay tuition fees for Scott County children who attend the camp. 

To learn more about the Foundation or to make a donation to the Chief John Wittich Fund, contact the Foundation at​


Central Indiana Community Foundation,

Indianapolis Foundation, and

Hamilton County Community Foundation


The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a catalyst for progress, and a supporter of visionary ideas with the power to improve our community and the lives of its residents.  Find out more about the CICF at


Englishton Park is supported by a generous gift from the Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF. The Indianapolis Foundation began in 1916 and received a large estate gift from our own visionary philanthropist Captain William E. English, the last member of the English Family to live at Englishton Park. The gift from the Indianapolis Foundation supports tuition fees for children who come from Indianapolis and Marion County. We are the oldest active recipient of continuous support from the Indianapolis Foundation.

The Hamilton County Community Foundation, formerly known as the Legacy Fund, is an affiliate of CICF.  Its mission is building a community where opportunity meets growth for everyone, and philanthropic efforts support not-for-profit organizations doing vital work.  The Hamilton County Community Foundation generously supports tuition fees for children attending the Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program from Carmel and Hamilton County. 


Lilly Endowment and

Summer Youth Program Fund


The Lilly Foundation, Inc. has a special place in its mission for children of central Indiana. From time to time, Englishton Park has been invited to apply for a Special Project Grant from the Lilly Foundation. Over the years they have helped with the dock at the lower pond, new windows for the Barn, renovation of the dormitory bathrooms in the Barn, and a new, large gas range for the Camp kitchen, to name a few. With assets exceeding $15.1 billion (2018), the Lilly Foundation is one of the largest private charitable philanthropic organizations is the United States. Learn more at


The Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF) is co-managed by the Indianapolis Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and focuses on providing safe and positive experiences for children and teens, ages 4 to 24, at little or no cost to families. A long-time supporter of the Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program, the SYPF receives funding from several foundation partners, including Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.; Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; City of Indianapolis DMD; Indiana University Health; Kroger Central Division; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; The Clowes Fund Inc.; The Indianapolis Foundation; and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.  





PNC proudly commit resources to community organizations that drive the success of its neighborhoods. To achieve this, PNC supports initiatives and organizations connected to education, community, and economic development which include areas such as arts, culture and financial education. A long-time supporter of the Summer Children’s Program, the PNC supports tuition fees for children from counties where PNC has a banking center: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Cass, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Putnam, Ripley, Shelby, Tipton. To find out more about PNC, visit their website at


Presbyterian Foundation

Presbyterian Church (USA)


The Presbyterian Foundation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) holds several trust funds which support the Summer Children’s Program at Englishton Park. These trusts were established through the years by friends of our great early supporter, Katharine McAfee Parker, the wife of Albert Parker, who was the 12th President of Hanover College (1929-1959).  Mrs. Parker encouraged Dr. Rawson to establish his summer camp program at Englishton Park. The funds include: the Elizabeth Spencer Fund, the Dr. and Mrs. John Gray Rhind Fund, the Anna Lodge Fund, the Ethel Goodrich Fund, The Elsie Folkening Fund, the Katharine McAfee Parker Fund, and the Englishton Park Endowment Fund.  Go to to learn more about establishing a fund with the Presbyterian Foundation.



Scott County United Way


Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program is proud to be supported locally by the Scott County United Way in Scottsburg, Indiana. United Way is particularly interested in promoting its “building blocks for a good life,” including helping children and youth achieve their potential through excellence in education. Typically, more children come to Englishton Park from Scott County than any other county in Indiana. Learn more about the Scott County United Way at



WHAS-TV Crusade for Children


Started in 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children is an annual telethon broadcast by WHAS-TV and WHAS Radio in Louisville, Kentucky. The telethon benefits a wide range of children's charities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. The Crusade is proud to say that every dollar of money raised by the Crusade is spent on the needs of children. Englishton Park Summer Children’s Program has benefitted from gifts from the Crusade for Children since in mid-1970’s. The Crusade has supported Englishton Park with special projects for the benefit of the Summer Children’s Program. You can make a gift to the Crusade anytime by visiting their website at

2426 S. English Drive

Lexington, IN 47138

During Summer:   (812) 889-2046

Other Times:           (812) 889-2681