News & Events

Community Foundation debuts improved online giving portal

The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County has a new and improved portal for on-line giving that offers its donors more convenience, and the Foundation dramatically lower transactions fees. The new “Donate Now” button above is fully functioning for those wanting to contribute to one of our more than 350 component charitable funds. Donors can also reach the portal directly … Read More

Admission free to Sixth Annual Vaughn Wiester Famous Jazz Orchestra concert on April 16

Trumpet player Gregg Mendel, 2015 winner of the Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship, will be featured at the sixth annual scholarship benefit concert by Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra April 16 in the Knox County Memorial Theater. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is free to the public on a first-come basis until the auditorium’s capacity is reached. Mount Vernon native … Read More

Call for entries for 2016 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2016, at the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County for the Fifth Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the $2,500 scholarship. Preference will once again be given to … Read More

Quick Takes

2014 Community Foundation Annual Report available for online viewing

The online version of the 2014 Annual Report of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County is now available for viewing. The 28-page report provides detailed information on each of the Community Foundation’s 350+ component funds. The report also provides a year in review report of new funds created within the Foundation and highlights grant-making activity by the … Read More

Register now for August 15 Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund 5K

Registration is now open for the “We Never Run Alone” 5K scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m., benefitting the Nick Gaumer Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon. The annual event is once again being held in conjunction with the Dan Emmett Arts & Music Festival in Mount Vernon. Click the following link to download a … Read More

YPI seeking Class of ’18 members

Applications are invited through Friday April 10, 2015 from rising high school sophomores, members of the classes of 2018 at Knox County High Schools, for membership in the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The application for membership is accessible via the following link: The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a unique community service opportunity for Knox County high school students, … Read More