Recipients of 2018 Siemer Milling Endowment Youth Leadership Grants announced

Siemer Milling Endowment’s Grant Committee is pleased to announce the following recipients from its 2018 grant cycle: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Beecher City High School FBLA Club and the Environmental Education Association of Illinois.

(Above) Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois received a $10,000 grant to provide program training to cadettes interested in providing STEM-based program and mentorship to younger Girl Scouts in Effingham County. Pictured (L-R) Elise Passalacqua (age 14, member of the Girl Scouts for eight years), Mollie Koester (age 13, member of the Girl Scouts for 8 years), Diane Siemer (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment) and Henry Siemer (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment)

(Above) Beecher City High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) received $4,533 to attend the state leadership conference in 2019. Pictured (L-R): Diane Siemer (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), Amanda Rieman (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), Ashley Rhodes (FBLA Vice President), Emma Lagerhausen (FBLA Member), Daphne Gullett (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), and Martha Stice (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment)

(Above) The Environmental Education Association of Illinois received $2,350 for marketing efforts to increase student attendance at its annual professional development conference through a special careers-focused workshop and a scholarship for local students to cover the cost of conference fees. Pictured (L-R): Amanda Rieman (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), Diane Siemer (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), Stacey Clementz (Immediate Past President, Environmental Education Association of Illinois), Martha Stice (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment), and Daphne Gullett (representing the Siemer Milling Endowment)

The Siemer Milling Company Endowment, a fund of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, 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. Since its inception, the Siemer Milling Company Endowment has contributed more than $148,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Effingham County.

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