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August 20, 2015

Siemer Milling Company Endowment Selects Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors as Grant Recipient

(Front Row L-R) Jackson Stice; Johanna Stice; Eli Stice
(Back Row L-R) Kenny Stice; Caroline Stice (baby); Donna Siemer; Henry Siemer; Anna Wines, Youth Ambassador Representative; Carl Baker, Effingham County Director, U of I Extension Office; and Martha (Siemer) Stice. Not pictured: Rick Siemer; Katie Siemer.

Representatives of the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund presented the $10,000 grant check to the Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors during the 2015 Effingham County Fair.

The Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors recently received a $10,000 grant from the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund. The Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors is a leadership club for teenage 4-H members. Youth Ambassadors “strive to promote 4-H programs and encourage youth to become actively involved in their communities.” The funds will be used to host the 2016 Central Illinois Leadership Academy, a one-day leadership event that will provide an opportunity for youth in Effingham County to build leadership skills including critical thinking and effective communication. The program will also include keynote speakers from the Effingham community to share leadership skills with academy attendees. This event will be open to all Effingham County youth, ages 8-14.

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.

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