Geneseo Community Chest
P.O. Box 264
Geneseo, IL 61254
www.geneseocommunitychest.org
geneseocommunitychest1@gmail.com
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Our History - 77 Years in the Community!

Geneseo Community Chest was incorporated in June of 1943. We are 77 years old but have no plans to retire! In 1943 there were 9 board members whose task it was to solicit funds to aid charitable, philanthropic and character-building non-profit organizations in the community to benefit its citizens. In 1983 the organization secured 501(c)(3) status ensuring that donations made to the organization would be tax deductible. Since 1983 the board has increased to the current 15 members it has today, all volunteers giving of their time and talents. Board members meet with area organizations annually to review their needs and then solicit funds through a community-wide campaign. Funds are normally distributed on a twice-yearly basis. Community Chest receives its donations from foundations, such as the Geneseo Foundation and the Deere Foundation, participants of United Way pledge drives, local businesses by direct donation or by payroll deductions, and by many caring area citizens. All of these donations are important, and although we do not always know our supporters, we are only able to carry on this important community function with their help.

Board of Directors, 2020-2021

President
Diane Olson

Vice President
Kirk Mercer

Treasurer
Nick Emmerson

Secretary
Ben Young

Trustee
Jason Beneke

Trustee
Brian Haars

Trustee
Doug Kuriger

Trustee
Tonya McGee

Trustee
Shane Meis

Trustee
Jenna Mickley

Trustee
Duane Olson

Trustee
Lesli Storm

Trustee
Tricia Vandersnick

Trustee
Donna Westerlund

Trustee
Crystal Yost

The Geneseo Community Chest annually solicits funds to aid charitable, philanthropic and character-building non-profit organizations active in our community, benefiting our citizens. We take donations at any time of year. Please support this important function in our community. Thank you.

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