The unrestricted community endowment will provide discretionary funds to the Putnam County Community Foundation.
In 1975 Charles A. Jones (Charlie) and his wife of 30 years, Ann M. Jones, gave 25 acres of prime U.S. 231 road frontage for the construction of the new Putnam County Hospital.
It was then that Charlie voiced his hope that some day there would be a conduit through which other donations benefiting the community might flow. From that conversation was born the idea of a community foundation in Putnam County. And 35 years later, his family established the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment in his memory.
Through his children and grandchildren and now their children, Charlie's love for Greencastle and the farm lives on. Emily (Jones) Knuth, her husband, Dennis, children Eleanor and Charles, along with Olivia (Jones) Query, her husband, Cory, and their son Beau Charles, and Kathryn and Stephen Jones have established the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment in his memory.
"It is our hope that for Greencastle and Putnam County, the best is yet to come," the Joneses said.
Anyone may contribute to the Charles A. Jones Family Endowment or start a new endowment in his/her own name. Contributions to the Endowment should be made payable to the Putnam County Community Foundation with "Charles A. Jones endowment" in the memo, and mailed to 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.
Foundation staff members are available to help donors make gifts of cash, stock, retirement assets, life insurance, bequests, real estate and other types of gifts.
The Putnam County Community Foundation administers more than 220 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To learn more about the Silver Anniversary League or how to start a new fund, visit www.pcfoundation.org or contact the office at 653-4978.