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About Sammy


How does the Sammy Fund work?


Spreading Sammy’s Smiles

(What have we done so far?)


What’s Next?
Run/Walk- Oct. 11
Golf/Auction- Oct.

 Memorial and Honorary Gifts


Our Mission Statement

News Articles

How to contact us

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The Sammy Fund

Newspaper Articles


January 6, 2014-    Groups share in $22,000 distribution

December 18, 2013-DaVita Teammates Give Back to the Community

January 7, 2013-    Sammy Fund Grants Awarded to Area Groups

January 12, 2012-  Groups Accept $21,000 in Grants
                              Latest Distribution Brings Total to nearly
                              $197,000 since 2000

January 6, 2011-    Twelve organizations receive grants from fund
                              established in memory of Samantha Otte


January 6, 2010--   Sammy Fund grants top $150K


September 8, 2009--Craft Sale Reaches Out to the Young


August 7, 2009--      Plans announced for annual event to benefit
                               youth-oriented charities.

July 2009--              Swimming Lessons

January 6, 2009--     Grants totaling $21,500 issued to youth
                                oriented groups

November 20, 2008--Annual Sammy Fund event raised $47,726

August 3, 2008--       On the Street” Column, Quincy Herald-Whig

August 1, 2008--       Sammy Fund Honorary Chairmen introduced

January 25, 2008--    Sammy Fund Grants Given to Groups,

November 9, 2007--   Sammy Fund event raises record $41,000

October 19, 2007--     Sammy Fund Extends Reach Well Beyond Annual Event

July 19, 2007--           Plans Announced for annual Sammy Fund events

May 9, 2007--            Fashion Show to Benefit the Sammy Fund

April 30, 2007--         Fashion Show to Benefit the Sammy Fund

January 5, 2007--      Sammy Fund Awards $15,015

November 21, 2006-- Events, dates announced for 2006 Sammy

July 15, 2006--          Samantha Otte event raises record amount

January 6, 2006--      Youth programs receive $13,805 from Otte

November 23, 2005-- Sammy Fund event raises $36,100

September 12, 2005-- Sammy Event adds run, walk to lineup

July 14, 2005--          TNT Owners Tee up as Leaders of Sixth
                                 Annual Sammy Event

January 6, 2005--      Sammy Fund Distributes $16,885 in Grants

October 14, 2004--    Residents Turn Out for Annual Kids Benefit

September 26, 2004--Two Groups Sponsoring Adult/child
                                 Scramble-format Golf Tournament

July 7, 2004--            Growth of Sammy Event still amazes

January 6, 2004--      Family continues to keep Samantha Otte
                                 legacy alive

July 3, 2003--            Mentesti named to chair annual Sammy
                                 Event Fund-Raiser

January 6, 2003--      Sammy Fund grants $15,400 to projects
                                 helping area youths

July 9, 2002--            "This is helping young people."

January 5, 2002--      Otte memorial fund distributes $11,000

January 5, 2001--      Samantha Otte Fund donates $9000 to

September 16, 2000--Golf tourney to benefit "Sammy Fund"

August 2000--           Community Foundation fund honors
                                 Samantha Otte




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(All donations to the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund are subject to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the  Community Foundation, all of which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference).