Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Recieves $3,100 Grant from Schweinfurth Foundation Trust

Schweinfurth Advisory Committee Chairman Bill Beck &
GSSI Communications & Development Manager Tricia Higgins

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has received a $3,100 grant from the Schweinfurth Foundation Trust. 

The Schweinfurth Foundation Trust was created by Mt. Vernon philanthropist and businessman Dr. Carl Lincoln Schweinfurth.  One of the purposes of the trust is to develop and carry out plans and programs for the recreation and education of young people in the greater Mt. Vernon area.

The Schweinfurth Foundation Trust grant supports the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Jefferson County. The majority of funds will support financial assistance to girls, assuring that no girl is turned away from Girl Scouting due to her family's financial circumstances.