The Freeport Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Ian Murphy-Mitchard Fund for Music & Arts to the Boys and Girls Club of Freeport & Stephenson County at a grant reception on December 4 at the Boys and Girls Club Campus.
This fund was established by Ian’s mother Marilee Murphy Odendahl and step-father Ted Odendahl. Ian passionately believed in supporting artists and this fund was established in his memory by his friends and family. This fund supports non-profit organizations located in Stephenson County that encourage artistic expression. Any individual or group can donate to the Ian Murphy-Mitchard Fund for Music & Arts by contacting the Foundation.
The Freeport Community Foundation has a 40-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs. 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organizations from Northwest Illinois and the surrounding communities are eligible to receive funding.
If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please contact Dan Schmitt at 815-801-3035 or email Dan at [email protected].