The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation has announced that the Effingham YBNext (Young Business Network Extension) has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund for Youth Development. The grant was established in 2006 to support programs in Effingham County that provide professional development opportunities for young leaders. The Siemer Milling Company has awarded $63,000 to various organizations in Effingham County. The company first began operation in Teutopolis in 1882 and has since expanded to Hopkinsville, KY and W. Harrison, IN.
The Effingham YBNext is an organization that focuses on development for young professionals living and working in Effingham County. The organization has around 150 members and focuses on creating professionals who will make a positive impact on the community. YBNext will be using the grant to increase professional development opportunities for its members and to support local student activities.
The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation helps local businesses and organizations by managing grant funds used to promote the local and surrounding area.
(Pictured L-R) (Back row) Brandon Wright, Monica Shumacher, Allie Meyer, Grant Bushue, TJ Ervin, Ali Habing, Jenna Ruholl, Zach Scott, Rachel Miller, Donna Pruemer, and Cory Wahl. (Front row) Kelsey Gengler, Molly Myracle, Martha and Caroline Stice, and Diane Siemer.