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NewsTribune photo/Jeff Dankert Chris Vaske (from left), Doug Biederstedt, Carol Fesco, Dick Martuzzo and Dale Tieman met Friday to announce that Horizon House of Illinois Valley Inc., Peru reached its goal of raising $100,000 in its Road to Independence Campaign. Horizon House provides opportunities and support for people with disabilities. Vaske, Biederstedt and Martuzzo are campaign captains. Tieman is campaign chairman. Fesco is director of development for Horizon House.
Horizon House of Illinois Valley Inc. on Friday announced that its Road to Independence Campaign reached its goal of raising $100,000.
“A very generous gift from Peru Federal bank put us over our goal with a grand total of $101,394.79,” said Carol Fesco, director of development for Horizon House.
The campaign kicked off in late February when volunteers picked up packets and began contacting and meeting with past donors and community leaders to ask for their support for Horizon House.
“We are very fortunate to have such generous supporters and dedicated volunteers,” Fesco said. “We are fortunate to have so many return volunteers who know the agency and believe in what we do.”
More than 370 donors contributed.
“We have many amazing donors who realize how important community support is to our mission,” Fesco said. “They demonstrate their commitment by bringing in new donors, making multiple contacts with past supporters and leading by example by contributing themselves.”
Dale Tieman from Peru Federal Savings Bank is campaign chairman, and John McCormick from Hometown Bank is campaign vice chairman. There are eight team captains and more than 40 volunteers. Captains included Doug Biederstedt, Jeff Borelli, Chris Vaske, R.J. Whitecotton, Dick Martuzzo and Rob Lentz.
“The community knows that Horizon House does great work providing opportunities and support for people with disabilities,” Tieman said. “We still have a few donors we are expecting contributions from. I am hoping to see that total go a little higher.”
To learn more about Horizon House or the Road to Independence, call Carol Fesco at (815) 223-4488 Ext. 11.
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