Good Afternoon!. East Central Illinois Community Development Symposium April 4, 2011. The Big Picture. First Community Foundation est. 100 years ago in Cleveland, OH 4.6 billion dollars put to work each year serving donors and strengthening communities
East Central Illinois
Community Development Symposium
April 4, 2011
of a community foundation to smaller communities
in our region by working with local volunteer boards
serving their hometown.
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation charges fees to the funds under its administration to help defray the personnel, administration and other operational costs.
Services communities receive for the administrative fee include:
Integrated fund accounting and reporting services;
Stronger identity through market branding and shared publications;
Professional investment management;
Independent annual audit and tax reporting;
Compliance with national and state ethical and operational standards.
Asset development and grant making conducted locally.
Jim Schultz, Chair
Open Prairie Ventures
Scott Lensink, Vice Chair
Lake Land College
Rick Siemer, Secretary
Siemer Milling Company
Brian Titus, Treasurer
Lorenz Supply Company
Executive Director - Mattoon
First Mid-Illinois Bank - Mattoon
Wealth Management Custodian
$1 Million in grants and growing!!
We work through community leaders.You stay in control of your local relationships; we’re here to provide administrative and marketing resources.
We partner with you.We provide information and expertise on charitable giving to donors interested in supporting local causes.
We help you build stronger relationships.Your community benefits from the charitable impact and local donors receive the tax advantages of their charitable gifts
We help you connect across generations.Local individuals, families and corporate donors establish funds now for the benefit of future generations
Collaboration – We bring together people, processes and funds to focus on the common goal of community strength and sustainability. Together we can accomplish more than we can separately.
Best Practices – We utilize efficient, effective strategies and methods to enhance SICF staff and volunteer talents and resources for the benefit of our member foundations.
Growth and Development – We work to support communities, member foundations and SICF goals for growth and positive evolution into the future.
Power of Community – We believe in and support the power of our communities to develop their potential by applying their passions and their resources.