The United Way of Effingham County is accepting requests for Grant Applications for funding support for the 2013 - 2014 Campaign. Agencies requesting funds must be non-profit organizations with a 501(c) 3 certificate and have been in business for at least one year. Applications will be electronically sent out to agencies previously funded by the United Way of Effingham County.
The Grants Committee will meet in late April, at which time representatives of the applicant agencies will be asked to appear before the Grants Committee to present the agency’s request and proposed use of the funds. This committee recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate grants to the respective agencies based on the funding priorities, which are based on the community needs assessment.
Organizations wishing to apply for United Way funds may obtain an application by contacting Linda Hemmen, Chief Professional Officer for United Way of Effingham County at (217) 342-3824. Applications submitted must be postmarked by April 9, 2013.
The evening consisted of a meal, served from 6:00-7:30 pm, which included hamburgers, cheeseburgers, salad, chips, nachos & cheese, salsa and cookies. There were 50/50 drawings, a raffle and silent and live auctions. Trent Schmid, with Schmid Auction Company provided the auctioneering for the many great live auction items. Entertainment was provided by the One Man Band.
Special thanks to the following businesses and individuals who donated items for the event:
Effingham KC Hall, Trent & Paula Schmid - Schmid Auction Company, Martin’s IGA, Niemerg’s Steakhouse, Thelma Keller Convention Center, Koerner Distributor, Inc., Gateway Liquors, Wal-Mart, Subway, Frito Lay, Inc., Agracel, Effingham Daily News, WCRA/WCRC, WXEF/KJ Country, Troy Greene, Weis Insurance, Dr. Ryan & Sara Jennings/ Mike’s Food Market, Ross & Sandra Richardson, Agracel, Inc., J & J Ventures Amusements, Jack & Betinha Schultz, Jansen’s Dance Center – Rachel Geving, K & M Florals, Taylor Law Offices, Serenity Salon, First National Bank of Dieterich, Night Moves Party Bus, Tuscan Hills Winery, Harrah’s Casino of Metropolis, Between the Rivers Guide Services, Larry & Gwen O’Dell, Hal & Lisa Paholke, Curt & Peggy Valenti, John Boos & Co., MBI Construction, SAFE, Kellie Pickler, Stevens Industries, Effingham Animal Health Center, Poland Sales and Service, Donnewald Distributing Company, Effingham Academy of Gym & Dance, K-Bowl, Keller Family, Central Illinois Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Dr. Thomas Fonner, DMD., Effingham Country Club, Compass Advisory Group – Kurt & Lisa Strullmeyer, Patterson Companies, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Keller Convention Center Hotel & Suites, Black & Laura Linders, Effingham New Car Dealer Association, Lia Sophia – Charla Lake, TGI Fridays, Witt’s Smokehouse & Deli, Cracker Barrel, Domino’s Pizza, Dan Hecht Chevrolet & Toyota, Roy & Monica Kremer, The Marina at Lake Sara, Charlie & Karen Luchtefeld, Jansen’s Auto Sales, Cayla’s Power Tumbling, Cheer & Dance Center, Altamont Veterinary Clinic, Heidanes Hidden Timbers, Jeff & Deb Magee, McDonald’s of Effingham & Altamont, Comfort Suites / Hampton Inn, Webb’s Pics – Amy Webb, Illinois Railway Museum, Mel & Elaine Stock, Higg’s Welding, Pizza Man – Greg & Donna Addis, Siemer Milling Company, Dr. Patrick & Laura Stewart, Midwest Office Supply, Southeastern Container, Steak n’ Shake, Burkland’s Flower & Gift Shop, Meyer Oil, Tim & Linda Hemmen, Homewood Grill, Effingham Park District, Hillside Lawn & Landscape – Jim Apke, St. Louis Cardinals, Prime Sole, Mike & Cyndi Klauser, Lake Sara Marina, Inc., Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Hodgson Mill, Healing Therapies – Nancy Liss, Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Brigit Greuel, Tim Krouse, Creative Tendencies, Silver Star Skate Center, Maurices – Marilyn Woodruff, WET Pools & Spas, Weber Brothers Equipment, Inc., Fast Stop, R & G Machine Shop, Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino, The Smile Center – Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, Culver’s Restaurant, Effingham Equity, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Millennium Accessories, Effingham Performance Center, Unit 40 Mentoring, Steve & Shanta Will, The Scissor Wizards – Kathy Apke, Holiday World and Splashin Safari, Brumleve Industries, Habing’s Furniture, Knight’s Action Water Park & Caribbean Water Adventure, Weber’s Jewelry, Al’s Tire Mart & Electronics Center, Build-A-Bear, Downtown Popcorn, Dairy Queen, Sloan’s Implement, Heartland Landscaping, Fore-way Golf, Travel Quarters, Little Caesars, Buffalo Wild Wings, Traveling Manicure & Pedicures – Mandy Willenborg, Six Flags St. Louis, Dittamore Implement, Creative Memories – Carla Boyd, Stang Arts, Bill & Nancy Totten, Niebrugge’s Furniture, Kurt Overbeck, Gary & Deb Gregory, Tom Kralman, Pepsi Co., Raquel Neese, Evelyn Bible, Kyndy Schaefer, Rachel Pennington, Jeff Deters, Monica Nuxoll, Paul Weber, Lora Baird, Tess Goeckner, Kathy Greenhalgh, Effingham Public Property Department, and the Teutopolis Village Employees. Special thanks also to those who attended the event and purchased auction packages.
Next year’s event will be held on February 7, 2014.