Helen Matthes Library Renovation Campaign Gets Boost from Poteruchas
Published on December 21 2012 4:35 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
The Effingham County Community Foundation has announced that Dr. Henry and Esther Poterucha have provided $25,000 to support the capital campaign to renovate the new Helen Matthes Library building. The Fifth Third Bank building was purchased by the City of Effingham and given to the Helen Matthes Library as its new home. The campaign to renovate the building will modernize the facility, bringing it into its new life as a 27,000 square foot library for Effingham.
Each year, Dr. Henry and Esther Poterucha give back to a number of causes and organizations that are important to them. One of the ways they fulfill their charitable interests is through this donor advised fund managed by the Effingham County Community Foundation. “We have lived and worked in this community our entire life and it is important for us to share our community and family values in this way,” says Esther Poterucha.
(FROM LEFT, EFFINGHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER JIM SCHULTZ, ESTHER POTERUCHA, LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER DANNIELLE HARDEN AND HELEN MATTHES LIBRARY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AMANDA McKAY)
According to Jim Schultz, Effingham County Community Foundation board member, “The Poterucha Family Foundation Fund was established in 2007 and allows the family to remain actively involved in suggesting annual distributions from the fund.”
Additional information regarding the Effingham County Community Foundation can be obtained by contacting Joedy Hightower, at (217) 342-4988 or by visiting the website at www.enrichingourcommunity.org. For information about the Helen Matthes Library capital campaign, contact Amanda McKay, at (217) 342-2464.