The Adams County Community Foundation recently announced that it received a fourth gift from Sue McGovney to the Charles Hugh McGovney Scholarship Fund.

Ms McGovney established the Scholarship Fund several years ago in memory of her late husband, Charles Hugh McGovney, who passed away in 2018.

Hugh McGovney was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and had served for over 50 years as a pharmacist with Blake Pharmacy in West Union and Peebles.

Sue graduated from Morehead State University and retired after 35 years as a teacher with the Adams County School System.

“We both had a passion for Adams County, where we grew up and earned a good living,” Sue remarked as she delivered her latest gift, “Hugh’s and my legacy of supporting education will continue with this endowment fund.”

“Every year Hugh would contribute to his Individual Retirement Account as he prepared to enjoy his retirement,” Sue continued, “However, he was never really able to enjoy the retirement he planned for. Following his wishes, I am now able to make yearly IRA distributions to the Charles Hugh McGovney Scholarship Fund at the Adams County Foundation.”

“We appreciate Sue’s passion for Adams County and her support of education. We are finding more and more donors making gifts from their Individual Retirement Accounts,” said Kent Gulley, a Trustee with the Foundation, “It’s a convenient way to further our mission to improve the quality of life for all of Adams County. He also reminded everyone the deadline to submit scholarship applications is March 15, 2023. To apply go to and click on ‘Scholarship Application””

For more information contact the Adams County Community Foundation, PO Box 185, West Union, Oh 45693, phone 937-544-8659, or visit their website: