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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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Sammy Fund grants top $150K

January 6, 2010

Thirteen groups share in nearly $19,000 awarded on what would have been Samantha Otte’s 20th birthday Jill Arnold Blickhan remembers how excited Samantha Otte was when a fundraiser was held for her to offset rising medical costs. “After it was over, she said, ‘Can we have a party like this next year?’” said Blickhan, executive director […]

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“Between Friends”

September 8, 2009

by Steve Eighinger Quincy Herald-Whig “Between Friends” effort trying to build on past success to raise funds to benefit children Suzette Krummel is hoping to make a good thing even better. Krummel and Vanessa Pulliam help coordinate “Between Friends,” an effort from a group of volunteer women who dedicate their craft making and artistic abilities […]

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Sammy Fund Weekend Plans

August 7, 2009

By Edward Husar Plans were announced this morning for the 10th annual Sammy Fund event that raises money for youth-oriented charitable causes. The event is held each year in memory of a 10-year-old Quincy girl who died in March 2000. This year’s Oct. 10–11 fundraiser features a running/walking event, a golf tournament, a dinner and […]

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Samantha Otte Grants January 2009

January 6, 2009

Grants totaling $21,500 issued to youth-oriented groupsDuring nine years, fund has handed out more than $137,000 to meet 100 requests Today’s Sammy Fund Grant Recipients: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Adams County for one-on-one mentoring relationshipsCornerstone:  Foundations for Families for youth service programs Girl Scouts of Two Rivers Council for membership assistance, outreach programming and “campership” […]

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Sammy Fund Weekend Results

November 20, 2008

Annual Sammy Fund event raised $47,726 The ninth annual Sammy Fund event in October raised $47,726 to benefit youth organizations and community betterment. Organizers gathered Wednesday night to thank volunteers and show appreciation to honorary chairmen Harold and Ann Knapheide.  The Sammy Fund honors Samantha Otte, who died at age 10 after a liver transplant […]

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Disaster Avoided

August 3, 2008

6 O’clock Follies:  When Chuck Otte was asked to speak at Thursday’s press conference, his first order of business was the prevent a possible disaster.  Wendy Bockhold, a volunteer for the Sammy Fund, spent about 10 minutes explaining the upcoming event, introducing the honorary chairmen and recognizing the event’s major sponsors, all the while nervously […]

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