EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)-The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is pleased to announce that three area nonprofits have been named recipients of the 2022 Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Grants for the Visual Arts program: Effingham Performance Center, Effingham Art Guild, and Camp Wassatoga. The Community Foundation is also announcing two recipients of the 2022 Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Youth Bursary Program: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Illinois and Camp Wassatoga. Grants are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations serving Effingham County.

Central Illinois Art Connections received $2,000 for the 2023 School Show Series. Pictured (L-R) Kim Jansen (Executive Director) and Kristen Bertrand (SICF Program Manager)

Effingham Art Guild received $1,000 for the annual Children’s Art Show and $2,000 for scholarships to students pursuing a degree focused on the visual arts field named after Jacklyn Jordan Anderson. Pictured (LR) Carolyn Lambert, member of the Effingham Art Guild and Kristen Bertrand (program officer, Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation

Friends of Camp Wassatoga received $2,500 to be used for the construction of a new cabin at the renovated camp and $500 for an artist mural outside the lodge. Pictured (L-R) Larry Quicksall, Camp Wassatoga Board Chair, and Kristen Bertrand, SICF

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Illinois received $1,500 to support programming and matchmaking activities. Pictured (LR) Stacey Rios, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Illinois and Kristen Bertrand, SICF

Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson has been deeply involved in the development of community programs designed to benefit young people in Effingham County. A renowned artist, Jacky is also committed to promoting fine arts programs. She believed that the future of a community depended on the strength of its young people and their ability to express themselves creatively.

Bill Anderson was a long-time respected member of the Effingham community. Renowned lithographer, color separator, caricaturist and painter, Bill was a formidable artist in his own right.

The Bill and Jacquelyn Jordan Anderson Fund for Visual Arts, a fund of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, is committed to supporting arts programs in Effingham County. For more information, please contact Alex Pleasant at 217-342-4988 or [email protected]