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BENEFITING: ST JOHNS SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE

EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2015

St. Johns HS Class of 1985 Alumni Giving Challenge

THE STORY:

Welcome to the first-ever Alumni Giving Challenge for St. Johns High School!

For our 30th Class Reunion, the Class of 1985 sought to find a way of giving back to the school system that laid the educational foundation for our lives and careers. We wanted to find a way to say “Thank You,” and show our support for the teachers and school administrators who carry on the tradition of delivering excellence in education by preparing the young people of St. Johns for success.

We spoke with SJHS Principal Mark Palmer about creating an SJHS Alumni Giving Challenge, where our class will start the ball rolling and, once completing our campaign, will challenge other classes to meet or surpass our fundraising efforts.

Our 30th Reunion Planning Committee explored a variety of options for where our donations would make the most significant impact for students and faculty based on need and the Class of 1985 has selected St. Johns Schools Foundation for Excellence to be the beneficiary of our fundraising effort.

The Foundation exists primarily for one purpose: “to generate funds that will be used to provide learning materials and opportunities for the students of our district that go above and beyond ordinary instruction.” The Foundation uses money to fund grant requests from both teachers and students. In the past, the Foundation has provided funds for equipment (e.g. new tympani drums for the band and orchestra), educational field trips, and the visiting author program, to name just a few of their recently funded projects.

Students and teachers apply for small, medium and large grants from the Foundation for Excellence, depending on the scope and cost of their requests. The Foundation provides an essential resource to cover expenses that may not be in the operating budget for the school year.

The Foundation endeavors to meet needs in these areas of concentration:

  • Literacy
  • Career & College Readiness
  • Health, Safety, and Emotional Development
  • Athletics and Physical Fitness Development
  • Artistic Expression

The Foundation for Excellence began when our class graduated. For many years the foundation was funded by teachers and administrators who donated to the program through automatic payroll deductions. Many of those teachers and administrators are now retiring so the foundation finds itself in a position where funding is slowing down considerably. With our support, we can help keep the foundation funded as a thriving resource for teachers and students for years to come.

The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This means all donations are tax-deductible! So, here is your opportunity to show your Redwing Alumni pride and join us by donating to the St. Johns High School Alumni Challenge today.

There are two ways to contribute:

1. DONATE here on Crowdrise.com using a credit or debit card. The system will generate a receipt for charity tax purposes.

2. Send a check or money-order payable to St. Johns Schools Foundation for Excellence and postal mail to: P.O. Box 96, St. Johns, MI 48879

NOTE: Write Class of 1985 on the memo line A receipt will be mailed to the address on your check unless otherwise requested.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,395

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kenneth R. Kinsey

    $20

  • Rodney Peck

    $100

  • Kim ellickson

    $50

  • Brian O'Connor

    $200

  • Kelly Law Stewart

    $100

  • David & Dietrich

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mike Malone

    $100

  • Jeff Falor

    $50

  • Roberta OConnor

    $50

  • Kenneth R Kinsey

    $20

  • Diane Kellogg DeMarais

    $25

  • Pam & Jim Mrazek

    $50

  • Beverly Stansbury

     

  • Shana (Thum) Mazzolini

    $50

  • Patrick & Liz Robbins

    $75

  • Scott Feldpausch

     

  • Terry Boettger

    $200

  • Jim Schultheiss

    $100

  • Michelle Stough

    $50

  • Jamie Simon Benbow

    $50

  • Lisa Roy (Manke)

    $75

  • Chris Wills

    $50

  • Tony Simmon

    $50

  • Kristin Kiel Richardson

     

  • Jeff Dietrich

    $50

  • Audrey (Nelligan) Pike

    $100

  • Scott Butler

    $200

  • Chris Connelly

    $200

  • Chris and Michelle Smalley

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kelly Kentfield Sipkovsky

    $30

  • Scot Ellsworth

    $200

  • Jim & Mary Ann Ellickson

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rick & Angie LaBar

     

  • Laurie Warren

    $50

  • Patti(Wisinski) Sanchawala

    $50

  • Kenneth R. Kinsey

    $10

  • Patti Sanchawala

    $100

  • Kim (Heibeck) Keller

    $50

  • Cindie Boobyer (Speer)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Eric Allen

    $200

  • Shawn (Keisel) Alexander

    $50

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170% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,395 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

St. Johns HS Class of 1985 Alumni G...

Amount Raised

$2,560

 

128% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Brian O'Connor

Amount Raised

$785

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Shawn Alexander

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Shawn (Keisel)  Alexander

Shawn (Keisel) Alexander

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Eric Allen

Eric Allen

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Class of 1985 - In memory of Mr. Robert LaBrie. You opened my eyes to a world far beyond St.Johns and challenged me to challenge myself and to Mr. Michael O'Connor for his selfless commitment to education in St. Johns during a life that was far too short. 2 years ago

Cindie Boobyer (Speer)

Cindie Boobyer (Speer)

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kim (Heibeck) Keller

Kim (Heibeck) Keller

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Patti Sanchawala

Patti Sanchawala

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kenneth R. Kinsey

Kenneth R. Kinsey

DONATION: $10

This time I would like to say thank you to Mr Larson for being in charge of the Student Council, and Mrs K-13 for teaching me freshmen algebra in my senior year. 2 years ago

Patti(Wisinski) Sanchawala

Patti(Wisinski) Sanchawala

DONATION: $50

In tribute to Mr. Koger who helped fine tune my speaking skills which I use daily in my teaching career. And to Coach Mak who passed on his love for swimming through coaching, which many of us have done by coaching and raising our own swimmers. Thank you. 2 years ago

Laurie Warren

Laurie Warren

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rick & Angie LaBar

Rick & Angie LaBar

2 years ago