DeWitt County non-profit groups are celebrating a recent endowment from a local resident who recently passed on, leaving a number of sizeable donations to area groups.
Bill Davenport passed away in July of last year, and part of his endowment was $100-thousand contributions to area non-profit groups like Community Action, the Clinton Community Education Foundation, and the DeWitt County Friendship Center. Executive Director of the Friendship Center, Sissy Leggett, indicates the donation was overwhelming.
Leggett indicates there are several projects they could take on with the funds, the biggest being their needed parking lot expansion. She says they are still holding out hope a grant they received could be received still.
Leggett says for now, the Center will put those funds away and begin to come up with a plan based on how their yearly fundraisers go and what kinds of donations they get.
The Friendship Center operates on a budget of about $100-thousand per year.