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Foundation News

Gone West, but Still Invested in Springfield

Bill Zimmer spent 30 years as a medical oncologist in full-time practice in the Springfield area plus eight years as a consultant before moving to Phoenix, Arizona, this past spring to be closer to family. His love and support for Springfield continues, however, through the William Zimmer M.D. Fund, a donor-advised fund. Read more HERE.

Christian County YMCA Fund Focuses on Future

The first job Bob Febus landed out of college was with a YMCA in Missouri. He came full circle when he moved to Taylorville in the mid-1970s and volunteered with the Christian County YMCA. Today, he is a longtime board member with the nonprofit organization and joined a committee charged with creating an endowment policy that eventually led to the establishment of The Christian County YMCA Fund. Read more HERE.

Dhabalt Fund to Support Education and the Trades

High school sweethearts Drew and Melanie Dhabalt were married 33 years with three children, Matt, Emily, and Amy, before Drew died of pancreatic cancer in late October 2021. Read more HERE about the Drew Dhabalt Family FUNdation Fund established in his memory.

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