In recognition of the vision, dedication and accomplishments of Robert M. Eschbach, Mayor of the city of Ottawa, Illinois, this endowment fund was established with a $60,000 gift from Bob’s sister, Sharon Eschbach Coleman and her late husband, Ken Coleman, of Seattle, WA. Your contribution will assist in the growth of the Fund, which is specifically designated for the continued aesthetic, cultural and economic development of Ottawa.

As of January 1, 2019, the Eschbach Memorial Fund has increased to $

In recognition of the vision, dedication and accomplishments of Robert M. Eschbach, Mayor of the city of Ottawa, Illinois, this endowment fund was established with a $60,000 gift from Bob’s sister, Sharon Eschbach Coleman and her late husband, Ken Coleman, of Seattle, WA. Your contribution will assist in the growth of the Fund, which is specifically designated for the continued aesthetic, cultural and economic development of Ottawa.

As of January 1, 2019, the Eschbach Memorial Fund has increased to $180,000, and has made local grants to The Ottawa Canal Association, the Ottawa YMCA, the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, The Ottawa Scouting Museum, the OmniPrize juried art show in Ottawa, and the “Ottawa’s a brush with history” mural initiative.

Our sincere thanks on behalf of the entire Ottawa community to Bob for his generous contributions to further the arts in Starved Rock Country.

Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
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