Operation Round Up Recipients

Trustees for the Dubois REC Operation Round Up fund met in January to award grants to five local organizations. This brings the total amount of grants awarded in the community to $355.987.68 since 2011.

Details about this most recent round of grants are listed below.

Northeast Dubois Middle School SpSouthridge High School received a $1,280 grant to help fund two new Project Lead The Way Courses, to target students who are interested in a STEM career. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) Operation Round Up Trustee Carla Buechler presents a grant to Katy Beck of Southridge High School.

The Dubois County Museum received a $2,500 grant to expand their “Just For Kids” program. Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke presents a grant to Cheryl Sermersheim, of the Dubois County Museum.

Young Life received a $2,000 grant to update office supplies and technology used in administration of the program. Operation Round Up Trustee Cindy Belcher presents a grant to Courtney Foye of Young Life.


The District of Jasper, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul received a $2,975 grant to partially fund the replacement of the HVAC system in Ozanam Hall, where Dubois County Community Meals are served to people in need. Operation Round Up Trustee Patrick Eckerle presents a grant to M. Brent Jarboe and Gerald Vonderheide of St. Vincent de Paul. 

The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee received a $2,000 grant to fund public outreach, educational events and materials and community awareness campaigns. Operation Round Up Trustee Bruce Heeke presents a grant to Carla Striegel-Winner, of the Patoka Lake Watershed Committee.