Community News Archives for 2020-11

#GivingTuesday with Fulton County Community Foundation

It’s Community Foundation Week, a nationwide celebration from November 12-18. Community Foundation Week coincides with National Philanthropy Day on November 15. This day was created to help raise community awareness of the philanthropic work being done to address needs in the community. 


“We are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find solutions for challenging problems in our local communities. This year has been unique due to COVID-19, but we feel that we have stayed true to our mission statement. We at the Community Foundation try our best to improve the quality of life in our communities by assisting donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes. We are looking forward to helping those who wish to help others.” – Northern Indiana Community Foundation’s Executive Director Jay Albright.


The Community Foundation is hosting a #GivingTuesday event on December 1st. Practicing social distancing doesn’t have to ruin the fun of giving back. Stop by and donate to your favorite fund.

Drive by Tuesday, December 1st, anytime between 10:00am to 5:30pm to celebrate Giving Tuesday with the Community Foundation. Staff will be serving boxed lunches from 11:00am - 2:00pm. There will be a matching opportunity - $1 for $1 up to $10,000 for the Fulton County Promise Endowment! Help our youth prepare for secondary education.


For questions, you may contact Brian Johnson, Director of Development at574-223-3223 or email at


One-on-one with Brittany Ingle

Last week marked two years since the death of her nine year old daughter Alivia Stahl and six year old twin boys Mason and Xzavier Ingle.  To Brittany Ingle, the tragedy still feels like last week. 



On October 30, 2018 the siblings were three of four children hit by Alyssa Shepherd after she illegally passed their school bus as they were getting ready to board on St Rd 25.


Life before the accident still replays in Brittany’s head to this day as she reminisced about the boys. 



Through therapy and wanting to find some sort of healing, Brittany wanted to turn her family's tragedy into purpose. MAXSTRONG, named for Mason, Alivia and Xzavier, have become the grieving mother’s light at the end of the tunnel. In 2019 the MAXSTRONG school bus safety laws were passed. Her next mission is for it to go nationally, giving her high hopes for the future. 



The journey has been far from easy for the Ingle's, but Brittany refuses to give up. She may never fully heal her family from the traumatizing events that unfolded that October morning, but is thankful for the ongoing support her loved ones and the community continue to give.