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Sammy Fund awards more than $32,000 to organizations supporting children

January 9, 2021

QUINCY — More than $32,000 was provided in 21 grants to 20 area organizations supporting children. Announced last week, the grants were distributed from the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The fund honors the life of Samantha Otte who died in March 2000 at […]

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Grants Honor Samantha Otte’s Life & Legacy

January 6, 2021

Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund with the Community Foundation awards grants for youth opportunity Today, on what would be Samantha Otte’s 31st birthday, twenty area nonprofit organizations received grants in her memory that will benefit hundreds of area youth for artistic, leadership, and humanitarian efforts. The grants, totaling more than $32,000, were distributed from the Samantha […]

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More than $32,000 in grants awarded to youth organizations

January 7, 2020

Cornerstone Foundations for Families’ Kate Blair explains what two grants will be used for during a presentation where 21 area non-profit organizations were given grants from the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri at the Quincy Public Library on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. QUINCY — […]

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Organizations benefit from Otte Fund grants

December 20, 2018

QUINCY — Philip Krupps surveyed the room before forming his words on what Thursday morning meant to him and the organization he represented — the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. “I always love this day. It’s a beautiful thing,” said Krupps, the foundation’s board chairman who had the honor of awarding […]

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Sammy Fund Continues to Help Kids

December 7, 2018

QUINCY — Members of the Breakfast Kiwanis announced Friday that more than $20,000 was raised for area kids during the Sammy and Kids golf outing in October. Attending the Kiwanis wrap-up celebration were Chuck and June Otte who started the Samantha Otte fund in memory of their daughter who died in March 2000 at age […]

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Samantha Otte Fund gives $21K in grants to area groups

January 4, 2017

Fifteen area not-for-profit groups received more than $21,000 in grants Wednesday from the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund to help with youth programs involving arts, leadership and humanitarian efforts. The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri held the announcement ceremony at the Quincy Art Center where recipients met with the friends and […]

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Sammy Fund announces $25,000 in grants to 18 organizations

January 7, 2015

QUINCY — Chuck Otte used some of the same words on Tuesday that he used in 2000 when he and his wife, June, announced the formation of the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund in honor of their late daughter. “Grief is a strange experience,” he said. “As odd as it sounds, it does have positive aspects. […]

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Groups share in $22,000 distribution

January 6, 2014

Quincy Herald-Whig by Staff Writer Matt Hopf Chuck Otte said he and his wife, June, are overwhelmed by the dedication from the community in their goal to support organizations in the region that help children through a fund set up in their daughter’s name. This year, the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund will distribute more […]

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DaVita Teammates Give Back to the Community

December 18, 2013

Adams County Dialysis Donates $1,000 to Quincy’s The Sammy Fund as Part of the “DaVita Way of Giving” On Dec. 18, DaVita Adams County Dialysis presented The Sammy Fund with a $1,000 check as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving,” the company’s locally focused charitable giving initiative that helps nonprofit organizations throughout the United […]

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Twelve organizations receive grants from fund established in memory of Samantha Otte

January 6, 2011

By EDWARD HUSAR Relatives and friends of the late Samantha Otte gathered this morning at the Transitions Vocational Training Center, 631 N. 48th, to celebrate her 21st birthday by distributing $19,300 in grants to a dozen organizations that benefit children in the Quincy area. Samantha, the daughter of Chuck and June Otte, died in March […]

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