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Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation Donates $10K to Christian County CEO Program

The Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation last week donated $10,000 to the Christian County CEO Program, as part of the Foundation’s on-going efforts to support community causes.


The check was accepted by the CEO board at their April 8 monthly meeting.


The Christian County CEO, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” program, is entirely funded by local investors, and monies go to pay the salary of the CEO facilitator as well as yearly fees paid to the Midland Institute in Effingham, who administers and oversees the program nationwide.  The program teaches high school seniors who are accepted into the program, entrepreneurial skills with the hopes they’ll come back and become businesspeople in Christian County.


Students who participate in the program apply and are selected by a committee of CEO board members.  Students come from Christian County school districts.


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