Cross Foundation Donation

COHIO board members, Frank and Anne Kabbes, recently presented a $50,000 donation to The Cross Foundation. Christy Hakman (left) accepted the donation on behalf of The Cross Foundation.

The Cross Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the organization is the recipient of a $50,000 donation from the COHIHO Foundation to commission a life-sized bronze statue of the Nativity.
The statue will feature the Holy Family, and is the first of 10 statues planned as part of the future expansion of the Cross at the Crossroads campus. Each statue will depict a significant event in the life of Jesus Christ.
The COHIHO donation is being made in honor of Joe and Suzette Brumleve. The foundation was set up by the Effingham natives in 2000. Philanthropy, service, and stewardship are the three primary principles on which the COHIHO Foundation is based.
Following the Brumleves’ tragic death in a 2008 plane crash near their Colorado home, their daughters Corrin, Heidi and Holly, have carried on the work of the foundation. They saw the donation to the Cross Foundation as a worthy tribute to their mother and father who lived a faith-filled life and regularly gave of their time and talent to their church and other faith-based organizations in the community.
“The Cross Foundation is so grateful for this generous gift from COHIHO,” said Christy Hakman, President of the Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to begin commissioning our first bronze statue. The Nativity is naturally the perfect starting place as we work to enhance the offerings at The Cross at the Crossroads.”