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Lyon Family Scholarship Fund

Robert Lyon

Year Founded

2003

Founder
Robert Lyon

Purpose of Fund

The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to provide educational financial support to a student(s).

History
Lyon has five children and is involved with the Greater Chicago YMCA and Sunshine Gospel Ministry. He is committed to sending disadvantaged children to summer camps and has employed inner city youth in his offices. 

Lyon also has a love of Putnam County.  He grew up in Greencastle and graduated from Greencastle High School. Although his home is now in Chicago where he is President and Chief Investment Officer of Institutional Capital Corporation, Lyon has fond memories of growing up on Bloomington Street. 

Lyon’s family placed a strong emphasis on education. His great grandfather was superintendent of schools in the late 1800’s and both his mother and father taught school in Putnam County. His cousin, Vicki Parker still teaches in the community. Lyon’s newest endeavor is the establishment of the Lyon Family Scholarship Fund at the Putnam County Community Foundation.  

Lyon envisions the scholarship fund increasing the educational attainment and per capita income of Putnam County residents. Lyon intends to encourage citizens to develop skills for the 21st century, such as communications networking, graphic arts, health care, and electronic engines. The Lyon Family Scholarships will provide generous, renewable scholarships (up to $10,000 annually) to encourage people who might not have otherwise considered the possibility of pursuing higher education. 

Lyon Family Scholars

2017

Miriah Cherry

Madison Trout

Cameron wunderlich

2016     

Lauren Johnston

Karina Serapio

Julia Stevens

2015     

Sarah Cheatham

Timothy Duggan II

Rita Howe

Sarah Neeley

2014

Karina Rendon

Jacob Robertson

Rachel Neudeck

Hannah Wainman

Sarah Cheatham

2013
Logan Pell
Bonnie Osborn
Morgan H. Robinson

2012
J. Blake Vermillion
Sarah E. Cheatham
Hannah Wainman

2011
Elizabeth Anne Arnold
Christy Ann Hawkins
Travis Lee Franklin

2010
J. Blake Vermillion
Krista A. Gordon
Megan S. Robertson

2009
Brittanie Branneman
Krista Klindt
Shelby Richey

2008
Jennifer Stranger
Jayme Polster Barber
Jennifer Peart

2007
Robert Bennett
Jacki Secrest
Christian Pitts
Rachel Woodall

2006
Amy Inman
Brad Robinson
Charles Downing
Tiffany Moy

2005
Cameron Aker
Donovan Wheeler
Nancy Knight
Lauren Wendling

2004
Katherine Barham
Lynn Scott
Tyler McKinney


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