(EFFINGHAM, Illinois – November 18, 2021) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that three area nonprofits have been named recipients of the 2021 Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Visual Arts grant program: Effingham Performance Center, Effingham Art Guild, and the Effingham Artisan Fair. Grants are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations serving in Effingham County.

Arts Connections of Central Illinois received $2,000 for 2022 Summer Youth Theatre Camp. Pictured (L-R) Kristen Bertrand (SICF Program Officer) Kim Jansen (Executive Director).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effingham County Chamber received $3,000 for the Effingham Artisan Fair 2022 Pictured (L-R) Kristen Bertrand (Program Officer, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, Lucinda Hart (President and CEO, Effingham County Chamber of Commerce), and Libby Moeller (Co-Director for the Effingham Artisan Fair 2022).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effingham Art Guild received $1,000 for the Annual Children’s Art Show and $2,000 for the for scholarships to students pursuing a degree that focus on the field of visual arts named after Jacklyn Jordan Anderson. Pictured (L-R) Kristen Bertrand (Program Officer, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, Carolyn Lambert, member of the Effingham Art Guild.

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson was deeply involved in the development of community programs designed to benefit the youth of Effingham County. As a renowned artist, Jacky was also committed to the promotion of fine arts programs. She felt the future of a community depended on the strength of its youth and their ability to express themselves creatively.

Bill Anderson was a long time and respected member of the Effingham community. A renowned lithographer, color separator, cartoonist, and painter, Bill was a terrific artist in his own right.

The Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Fund for Visual Arts, a fund of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, is committed to supporting arts programs in Effingham County.

For more information, please contact Alex Pleasant, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217-342-4988 or alex@enrichingourcommunity.org.  Visit the Foundation’s website at EnrichingOurCommunity.org/.

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 2009 due to a merger between Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1980). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois.

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