WARSAW — Kosciusko Community Senior Services received a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Franklin I. and Irene List Saemann Foundation.
“The Saemann Foundation’s very generous grant comes in at a time of extreme need for Kosciusko Community Senior Services,” KCSS Executive Director David Neff said. “This grant will be wisely spent assisting Kosciusko County’s needy senior citizens. Very humbly, thank you to the Franklin I. and Irene List Saemann Foundation.”
On June 8, during budget request presentations before the Kosciusko County Commissioners, Neff announced that the organization would likely be losing one of its greatest sources of funding.
The Franklin I. and Irene List Saemann Foundation was created by the Saemanns to benefit culture, education and health care.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to support Wartburg College, a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Wartburg, located in Waverly, Iowa, was founded by Irene List Saemann’s grandfather, Georg Grossman.
In addition, the Foundation regularly makes grants that support libraries, volunteer programs, hospitals, colleges and other organizations.