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About Sammy


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Spreading Sammy’s Smiles

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Golf/Auction- Oct. 12

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The Sammy Fund
"providing rewarding activities for children with limited opportunities"

  “Some people come into our lives,

leave footprints on our hearts,

 and we are never, ever the same.”

Samantha Otte

Samantha June Otte

January 6, 1990 - March 5, 2000

2013 was an awesome year for the Sammy Fund!!!  Thanks to you – and the continuing generosity of so many dedicated supporters – the Sammy Fund cleared over $43,000 last year!  We are deeply grateful for the goodness that will come to Quincy-area children in Sammy’s memory.

On Monday, January 6th, 2014, Samantha’s 24th birthday, The Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $22,350 to 18 organizations serving children.  These grants bring the total given out from the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund to over $237,000.   The Sammy Fund has also awarded over $20,000 to various at-risk and underserved local kids.  What a beautiful difference this makes for hundreds of under-served area children!  We are deeply grateful for the goodness taking place in Sammy’s memory.

Children at Payson Elementary School enjoy art instruction now, thanks to an "art cart" of supplies donated by the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund.  Volunteers teach art instruction to the children and appreciate very much having a portable supply of new art materials.

Please Join Us for the
15th Annual Sammy Fund Weekend
October 11 & 12 2014


Saturday October 11 @ 9AM
Madison Park (24th & Maine Streets, Quincy)
Thank You to Our
Run/Walk Sponsors

Park Place Center, Ed Scott, LCSW
Spring Street Bar
Todd Eyler, Attorney at Law
James Kase, Jr., MD
Louis DeGreeff, MD (retired)
Seniors in Motion, Jean Seward
Casey Schnack, Attorney-At-Law
NuFit for You

Registration Coming Soon

Scramble Golf Tournament
Sunday October 12, 10:30AM
Westview Golf Course- 2150 S. 36th Quincy IL
egistration Coming Soon

Click here to view pictures from past Sammy Fund weekends

DaVita Teammates Give Back to the Community


Adams County Dialysis Donates $1,000 to Quincy’s The Sammy Fund as Part of the “DaVita Way of Giving”

On Dec. 18, DaVita Adams County Dialysis presented The Sammy Fund with a $1,000 check as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving,” the company’s locally focused charitable giving initiative that helps nonprofit organizations throughout the United States grow and thrive.

The Sammy Fund is an organization that provides rewarding activities for children with limited opportunities. . DaVita teammates from Adams County Dialysis chose to donate to The Sammy Fund because the organization helps children to participate in meaningful activities that promote healthy, active living while expanding their knowledge of diversity throughout the community.

“They honor Sammy through their work with children, giving children opportunities to participate in activities that promote lifelong learning and develop interests that will enrich their lives,” said Susan Pierce, a DaVita patient care technician.

June and Chuck Otte of The Sammy Fund said the DaVita contribution will go a long way to support its mission.

“We are honored to receive this support for The Sammy Fund  so we can continue our mission of helping children participate in activities that better their lives and well-being,” said Otte.

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services, is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and is dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through its Trilogy of Care – caring for its patients, caring for each other and caring for the world.

To learn more about DaVita’s community engagement efforts, please visit

"The Sammy Fund is a group of volunteers that raises money to support youth activities in Sammy's memory.

The majority of these proceeds support the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund at the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area. This fund makes worthwhile activities available to kids who might not otherwise have the resources to participate. Each year qualified organizations that provide artistic, leadership and humanitarian opportunities for young people can submit a request for funding to the Community Foundation.

The Sammy Fund also directly supports the involvement of disadvantaged kids in a variety of worthwhile pursuits.

The annual Sammy Fund event, which is
held  in October each year includes a run/walk, golf outing, and silent auction, is the primary source of support for the Sammy Fund. The Sammy Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.



 June, Chuck and Christopher Otte

On behalf of The Sammy Fund




The Sammy Fund, P.O. Box 3622, Quincy, IL 62305   Voice Mail ( 217)-242-1527


(All donations to the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund are subject to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the  Community Foundation of the Quincy Area, all of which provisions are hereby incorporated by reference).