Carrie Winter Trust Award

TPAA's "Tiger Pride Cares" was again selected for support by the Carrie Winter Trust.  

TPAA's Secretary Amy  Rusk again applied for support for our Tiger Cares Program  -- and, Tuesday, June 18th, 2019,  again was awarded support. 

This time for $1,300.  Well Done, Amy!



TPAA's "Tiger Pride Cares" program was awarded $350 from the Carrie Winter Trust, December 18, 2018.  TPAA's Secretary Amy Rusk applied twice  -- with her persistence paying off.  Thanks Amy!


Amy Cummins Rusk

The fund comes with an easy stipulation that the money is to be spent for the TPC program only.  That's easy.  It will be.

You may be like me and had never heard of the Carrie Winter Trust but Amy knew about it.


The following was copied from the Olney Daily Mail


Karise Roberson, Trust Officer at First National Bank in Olney, announced that the Carrie Winter Trust awarded more than $75,000 to Richland County Youth programs and organizations. Awards were accepted by the various organizations on Wednesday, December 18th.

The First National Bank in Olney, as Trustee, along with the advisory committee were able to fund the following organizations:
City of Olney ~ Walldogs Event, Mural Painted by RC Youth
City of Olney ~ Lightning Warning System
Cozy Corner ~ Playground Equipment
Cub Scout Pack 211 ~ RC Youth Membership Dues
Fall Kids Mall ~ Clothing & tennis shoes for 2019 shopping day
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois ~ Financial Assistance & Supplies
Good Samaritan of Richland County ~ Food Baskets 11/2018 - 4/2019
The Master’s Hands, Inc NFP Weekend backpack program & Summer food program Olney Central College Theatre ~ Theatre improvements
Olney Cubs Wrestling Club ~ Financial Assistance for Entry Fees, Uniforms & Gear
Olney Little Rebel’s ~ 2018 Program Expenses
Olney Tiger Sharks Swim Team ~ Equipment
Olney Tiger Track & Field ~ Time & Measure Equipment
Richland County 4-H ~ RC youth program fees
Richland County Elementary School ~ A Day of Science
Richland County Elementary School Kindergarten ~ Insta-learn boards & letter, sound & number instructional pieces
Richland County High School ~ After Prom
Richland County High School ~ Supplies for the band program
Richland County High School ~ Spanish Club - Spain June 2019
Richland County Sheriff’s Office ~ Shop With A Hometown Hero
Richland County Middle School ~ One Book, One Community
St. Joseph School ~ IPad Minis - music and technology classes

Tiger Pride Alumni Association ~ Tiger Pride Cares

Video Audio Technology Club One Tiger Nation News – Equipment

The Carrie Winter Trust has provided funding for the youth of Richland County for the past 31 years and awarded over $2.3 million to various youth organizations.

For information or grant applications, please contact the First National Bank in Olney Trust Department at 618-395-8541. Applications are due semi-annually on May 1st and November 1st of each year.