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November 4, 2015

Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund Selects Effingham YBNext as Grant Recipient

Effingham YBNext (Young Business Network Extension) has received a $1,500 grant from the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund for Youth Leadership Development. YBNext is a group of approximately 150 young professionals who either work or live in Effingham County. It strives to create a future generation of professionals that will have a positive impact on the community through professional development and charitable giving. YBNext will use the grant funding to increase the professional development opportunities offered to members throughout the year. YBNext will also use the funds to support local student activities and to create fundraising opportunities within the community.

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund 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. To date, the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund has awarded $63,800 to non-profit organizations in Effingham County.

Siemer Milling Company is a family and employee owned company with mills located in Hopkinsville, KY, W. Harrison, IN and Teutopolis, IL. The organization has realized success to date because of the commitment of many fine people and their sincere desire to do a good job and deliver a worthwhile product. As the company grows, it will always emphasize attentiveness to the legitimate needs of its employees, customers, and the communities of which they are a part.

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund is one of the many grant-making funds managed by the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. For more information regarding grants, contact Janeen Emory-Kolb at or call 217-342-4988. For more information on creating an endowment to provide funding for your community, contact Joedy Hightower, President, CEO at or call 217-342-4988.

(Pictured above: Members of Effingham’s YBNext accepted the $1,500 check from the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund representatives Martha and Caroline Stice and Diane Siemer. (Pictured L-R) (Back row) Brandon Wright, Monica Shumacher, Allie Meyer, Grant Bushue, TJ Ervin, Ali Habing, Jenna Ruholl, Zach Scott, Rachel Miller, Donna Pruemer, and Cory Wahl. (Front row) Kelsey Gengler, Molly Myracle, Martha and Caroline Stice, and Diane Siemer.)

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