Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri adds three members

Community board members

From left, Brad Keller, Clayton Lamkin and Allie Bennett | Photos courtesy of Community Foundation

QUINCY — Allie Bennett of Monroe City, Mo., Brad Keller of Quincy and Clayton Lamkin of Quincy have joined the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri as board members.

Bennett is manager of economic development and member services for Northeast Power in Palmyra, Mo. In a press release, Bennett said, “The mission of the Community Foundation is inspiring to me. I am proud to serve in this leadership capacity to assist in giving back to our communities.”

Keller is vice-president and trust officer for Mercantile Bank Trust Services. “I am honored to join the board of directors of the Community Foundation, an organization that provides so many benefits to our local communities and to those individuals and organizations looking to give back,” Keller said.

Lamkin is vice president of finance for the North America Region at Phibro Animal Health. “Giving back is very important to me,” he said. “I am excited about being a part of the Community Foundation. It provides a great vehicle to impact the lives of countless individuals and families in our region — now and long into the future.”

The Board of Directors elected Bill Durall of Pittsfield as secretary. Durall is retired from the U.S. Air Force and is district governor for Rotary District 6460.

Lance Grady of Mount Sterling was re-elected board chair. Grady is the owner of L. Grady Realty and The Grady Agency.

Corey Moon of Edina, Mo., was re-elected vice-chair. Moon is associate judge for Missouri’s 2nd Judicial Circuit.

Kamryn Schrepfer of Quincy was re-elected treasurer. Schrepfer is a partner at Gray Hunter Stenn LLP.

The board of directors also recognized and thanked two retiring board members for their service — Brian Nation of Barry and Lyle Paben of Bowen, who served since 2017.

The board of directors consists of:

  • Pat Benson of Hannibal, founder of Benson Financial Group
  • Chelsea Fellinger of Canton, Lewis County assistant prosecutor
  • Amy Graham of Carthage, director of the Carthage Community Development Corporation
  • James Hansen of Quincy, partner at Schmiedeskamp Robertson Neu and Mitchell LLP
  • Dave Hetzler of Quincy, interim dean of Career and Technical Education at John Wood Community College
  • Amy Lehenbauer of Palmyra, office and cattle operations manager at Lehenbauer Farms
  • Debbie Niederhauser of Quincy, retired educator
  • Douglas Palmer of Canton, president of Culver-Stockton College
  • Julie Shepard of Quincy, administrative coordinator of Community Health Innovation at Blessing Corporate Services
  • Kristin Spear of Quincy, owner of Paws at Home

The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri builds permanent charitable funds to assist area nonprofits and communities. Its mission, “Connecting people who care with causes that matter,” is achieved by gathering funds, growing them through investments, then granting to nonprofit organizations, causes or communities that mean the most to its donors.  

The Community Foundation has made more than $15 million in grants since 1997. It serves 12 counties: Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike in Illinois, and Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Knox, Shelby and Monroe in Missouri. 

The Community Foundation has IRS 501(c)(3) status. Contributions made to the Community Foundation generally qualify for the maximum allowable deductions for income and estate tax purposes.

For more information, call 217-222-1237, go to or

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