Memorial Spotlight: Nicole Riggs Simpson

The Nicole Riggs Simpson Scholarship was founded by Nicole’s husband, Todd,  through memorial contributions.  The Scholarship assists a Connersville High School graduation senior who intends to pursue a degree in education. She was born Sept. 30, 1966 in Connersville and was a 1985 graduate of Connersville High School and went on to receive her Bachelor Degree and her Master’s Degree from Ball State University. Nicole taught elementary school since 1990; 17 years at Orange Elementary School and three years at Eastview Elementary School. She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church and the Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority and the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. She enjoyed being with her family and flower gardening and travel. Nicole and Todd  had two children, Hannah and Skylar.  Nicole passed away Monday May 24, 2010 at the Simon Cancer Center at the I.U. Medical Center at age 43.

The Foundation is proud to receive gifts celebrating life. Through memorial gifts and tributes, we continue to build endowments and create an enduring legacy for generations in Fayette County. Instead of material gifts, choose gifts from the endowment list to honor your friends, family or business associates – gifts that help people and organizations here. Scholarship funds may be established in memory of an individual, for a specific field of study, for those planning to attend specific colleges or university or general post-secondary educations. Starting a scholarship is a great way to help eager individuals reach their academic goals.