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Family continues to keep Samantha Otte legacy alive

January 6, 2004

January 6, 2004 The Sammy Fund presents $15,730 in checks to celebrate what would have been her 14th birthday. by Rodney Hart Samantha Otte always loved a big party on her birthday, and her family continues to make her special day a big event. This morning at John Wood Community College, Samantha’s family celebrated what […]

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Mentesti named to chair annual Sammy Event Fund-Raiser

July 3, 2003

July 3, 2003 Named in memory of Samantha Otte, the golf tournament and silent auction benefits groups that offer enrichment activities for children. Jim Mentesti admitted he was speechless after being named honorary chairman of the fourth annual Sammy Fund golf tournament and silent auction. Mentesti, president of the Great River Economic Development Foundation, will […]

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Sammy Fund grants $15,400 to projects helping area youth

January 6, 2003

Jan. 6, 2003 The fund, in memory of Samantha Otte, has contributed $35,200 over three years. Somewhere this morning, Sammy smiled. The Quincy Area Community Foundation’s Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund – also called the Sammy Fund – awarded grants totaling $15,400 this morning to 12 non-profit organizations. The third annual presentations took place during […]

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“This is helping young people.”

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002 Don Gnuse has been named event chairman, and Refreshment Services Pepsiand Cedarbrook Health Group added as sponsors, for the third annualSammy Event in October. When 10-year-old Samantha Otte died in March 2000 following a liver transplant made necessary by cystic fibrosis, family and friends decided to create the Sammy Fund Group. The […]

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Otte memorial fund distributes $11,000

January 5, 2002

Jan. 5, 2002 Groups that help the community and youth benefit from the money raised in honor of Samantha Otte, who would have been 12 on Sunday. Chuck, June and Chris Otte were more than happy to give out an early birthday present this morning. Through the Quincy Area Community Foundation’s Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity […]

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Samantha Otte Fund donates $9,000 to groups

January 5, 2001

Donations to the Quincy Community Theatre, the Girl Scouts and the YMCA are targeted to low-income children. by Phil Weber, Herald-Whig Staff Writer In March, Samantha Otte died from complications arising from a livertransplant. Today, the day before what would have been her 11th birthday, a little bit of her spirit lives again. In front […]

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Golf tourney to benefit “Sammy Fund”

September 16, 2000

Sunday’s event will benefit a fund named for Samantha Otte to help needy children. With the help of a benefit golf tournament and youth opportunity fund, Samantha Otte’s light will keep shining. Samantha was 10 years old when she died in March after receiving a long-overdue liver transplant made necessary by cystic fibrosis. Her parents, […]

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Community Foundation fund honors Samantha Otte

August 1, 2000

Samantha Otte’s story will continue to be heard, thanks to friends, family and the Quincy Area Community Foundation. The QACF today established the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund in honor of the 10-year-old Quincy girl who died March 5 after a liver transplant necessitated by Cystic Fibrosis. The QACF will distribute money from the fund […]

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