Thank you to the Community Foundation for your generous gift of $40,000 towards our Adams County Together (A.C.T.) relief fund.
“These funds are for the people of West Central Illinois, and the Community Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to steward them on behalf of the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and partner with local nonprofits to quickly deploy them where and how they are needed most,” said Catherine Bocke Meckes, Community Foundation Chief Executive Officer.”
Catherine Bocke Meckes (right) of the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri presents Jeremy Wingerter (left) of United Way of Adams County a check for $40,000 to be used for the A.C.T. relief fund. The amount given was in conjunction with the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (IRCF).
2020 Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award recipient: Phil Conover
Conover was honored at the noon Rotary of Quincy meeting on Tuesday, September 1 as this year's Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award winner, a recognition that was established in 1998 to spotlight an individual who exemplifies the highest standards of making a positive impact on the Quincy region. A panel of individuals representing United Way Board leaders, plus members of the Rotary Club, evaluated the nine nominations for this year's award.
Conover rose to the top among the nominees for the impact he has had over more than 50 years of volunteering for different organizations at various levels within the Quincy community. Those organizations include the Adams County Together Task Force, Blessing Hospital, Community Foundation of Quincy Area, Friends of Unit #4 School District, Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation, Quincy University and United Way of Adams County.
Other nominees for the award were the late Terry Anastas, Ivetta Cooper, Carlos Fernandez, Joe Henning, Laura Sievert, Sarah Stephens, Roy Webb and Dennis Williams.
Cheerful Home Jump-A-Thon event a success for United Way
Cheerful Home held their annual Jump-A-Thon fundraiser on Wednesday, September 30 to benefit the annual campaign for United Way of Adams County, IL. The kids were asked to raise a certain amount in order to win prizes and were able to generate $655 for the 2020 annual campaign. Those monies will help countless families - just like the ones served at Cheerful Home.