The Community Foundation of Boone County is proud to support this initiative of the Greater Jamestown Area Fund, which will provide every kindergarten graduate of Western Boone schools with $100 in a 529 College Choice account.  At the conclusion of third grade, the account will receive another $50.

This innovative program is among the first of its kind in Indiana, and illustrates how much value we place on education in our community.  The $19,500 grant was made from the Greater Jamestown Area Fund, established by Virgil Benge upon his death in 2003.  Virgil, a lifelong Jamestown resident, wanted to ensure that the vitality of his beloved community always remained. 12 years later, his legacy continues to make a difference in the Jamestown area, with an initiative we are certain he would be proud to support.

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