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Community Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Members of the Community Foundation of the Quincy area celebrated their 15th anniversary tonight, with a very special announcement.

The foundation will match $15,000 for a county endowment fund that will benefit each of the 13 counties served by the foundation.

The county's will be responsible for raising their own funds, and if successful, the community foundation will kick in almost $200,000.

"You take care of your heirs you take care of the people you love but you leave a bit back for that area where you grew up where you made your life and what it will do is provide a permanent source of funds that we'll be making grants now but we'll be making grants forever for those things that matter in our communities," said Jill Arnold Blickhan, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.

Each county will have its own representatives to determine how grants from the endowment should be awarded.

 

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