La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Deborah DePoy Music Scholarship

Started in 2019, the purpose of this fund is to provide educational scholarships to La Porte County students studying visual or performing arts, vocal or instrumental. 

Fund Story

Debbie DePoy was born and raised in La Porte County. Upon graduation from La Porte High School, she pursued her love of music and attended the VanderCook College of Music. After graduating she came back to the Mill Creek area where she lived on her home farm and raised beef cattle. Debbie played bassoon for over 20 years with the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan City Municipal Band. She enjoyed teaching private bassoon lessons to local students. Through many turns in her life, she became a tutor teaching English as a second language to elementary students in the La Porte Community School Corporation. Her life was truly all about two things: teaching and music. Debbie was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Rolling Prairie where she loved to worship and sing. She will be forever remembered for her steadfast faith.

Education was extremely important to Debbie, and she knew firsthand the financial struggles of attending college. Debbie established this scholarship so that she could help someone else who has a passion for music as she did, and also needs financial help. Her hope was to give another passionate musician a chance at higher education without as much struggle as she had.

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or


If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County
422 Franklin St, Suite C
Michigan City, IN 46360