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The Katie Oberlin Memorial Fund

By JoAnna Ness, Feb 22 2018 04:00PM

The Katie Oberlin Memorial Fund was established at the Steuben County Community Foundation in February 2018. In the spirit of Katie’s passion and wishes, the funds generated from the Katie Oberlin Memorial Fund will be used to serve all clients at RISE Inc. The activities will be designed to cater to all RISE clients where funding would normally be an obstacle.


Katie was dedicated to helping everyone around her, and she respected the unique abilities of others. As the Public Relations Director of Client Council at RISE, she was actively involved in advocating for clients’ rights and ensuring that everyone’s needs were met. She was known as a very helpful and kind person by both clients and staff. Her passion for the agency and everyone who was a part of RISE was obvious.


Katie’s compassion and concern for inclusion is completely aligned with the mission of RISE. It is important to the Board of Directors and the leadership team at RISE that these requests are honored in the utilization of these funds.


RISE Inc. is a human services agency serving northeast Indiana headquartered in Angola, IN. It is the mission of RISE, Inc., in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower, and support individuals with challenges to participate in the community to their fullest physical, social, emotional, and vocational potentials. In partnership with the Steuben County Community Foundation, the generosity of this endowment fund will allow RISE to expand community integration programming for generations to come.


For questions about the Katie Oberlin Memorial Fund, please contact either RISE Inc. at 260-665-9408 or Steuben County Community Foundation at 260-665-6656.


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