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October 13, 2016

Oneighty Receives $8,000 Grant from Siemer Milling Endowment

Pictured (L-R): Diane and Katie Siemer (Siemer Milling Company), Matthew Niebrugge (Oneighty intern), and Henry Siemer (Siemer Milling Company)

Oneighty was granted $8,000 from the Siemer Milling Endowment for Youth Leadership Development for programming support. Oneighty will use the funds for equipment and resources, monetary stipends for two interns and student leadership training.

Oneighty, located in Effingham, is “dedicated to building relationships with students, strengthening character and changing lives.” It is an organization in which students learn from each other as well as adult volunteers in the areas of leadership, audio production, music, art and communication. Oneighty hosts events throughout the year for students from 5th to 12th grade (ages 11-18). It is estimated that 1,500 to 2,000 students attend a Oneighty event throughout the school year.

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing a permanent source of funding to programs in Effingham County that support the development of young leaders. In 2016, the Siemer Milling Company Endowment awarded $30,000 and to date has awarded $93,800 to nonprofit organizations in Effingham.

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