Message from the Chairman

The Geneseo Foundation was founded in 1961 with a one million dollar grant from the estate of George B. Dedrick, a prominent Geneseo businessman. It was his intent that the earnings be distributed annually for charitable, benevolent, civic, or educational purposes in the Geneseo area.

Through the years, the Geneseo Foundation has received additional contributions from current and past residents that have enhanced the value of Geneseo through their generosity.

The Foundation is managed by the Board of Directors of Central Bank Illinois and is administered by the Bank's Trust and Asset Management Division. The performance of the invested funds is closely monitored, and worthy recipients are selected for annual grants from the earnings. Countless organizations and individuals have been awarded grants, which have greatly improved quality of life in the Geneseo area since the Foundation's inception.

If you wish to apply for a grant or make a contribution to the Geneseo Foundation, we would welcome the opportunity to visit with you. It is our mission and privilege to ensure that the vision of George Dedrick and the other contributors is carried out.

- Bruce R. Fehlman
Chairman, Board of Managers