St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Foundation
“FAITH AND FAMILY INTERTWINED” – 2013 FOUNDATION DINNER
The 2013 Foundation Dinner was held on October 11th at Arrowwood Lodge, with over 130 in attendance. Keynote speakers for the evening were Father Brandon Moravitz and Father Ryan Moravitz. Father Brandon is an associate pastor with Brainerd Lakes Catholic Churches and Father Ryan is pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Crosslake and St. Emily’s in Emily. The priests gave a very high energy presentation enjoyed by the attendees!
An anonymous donor presented a $7000 challenge for a Smart Board at the event. Over $46,000 was raised through the generosity of Foundation supporters. The majority of these funds will be utilized for the School Technology Initiative and Tuition Assistance.
ANNUAL FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
The First publication of the Foundation Newsletter was produced in the summer of 2013. The newsletter provided articles on school technology advancements, chairman’s letter, alumni spotlight, and donor recognition.
“GIVE TO THE MAX DAY”
We surpassed our Give to the Max Day goal of $4000 with a final tally of $5055; with the addition of the $1000 challenge our final total is $6055! Out of the top 100 small non-profits and schools, the Saint Francis School Foundation was ranked 39 in giving. Thank you to our 61 donors for their tremendous support of Give to the Max Day 2013! Since participating in Give to the Max Day, we have raised over $13,000 to support School Technology Advancements.
FOUNDATION ESTATE GIVING
The objective of the Foundation is to have one million in endowments. Please consider the Foundation in your estate giving plan. If you have questions in regards to foundation gifts please contact one of the Foundation Board members or the Development Director Maria Prozinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-822-4040.
SAINT FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scott Stroot – Chairman
Tim Spitzley – Treasurer
Joanne Ruttger – Secretary
Dr. David Boran
Dr. Peter Schmitz
Deb Euteneuer – School Principal
Maria Prozinski – Development Director
Father Anthony Wroblewski – School Superintendent
The Foundation mission is to provide a firm financial base for the school. Funds from dinners, silent auctions, donations, and related efforts go toward a fund reserve. The goal is to reach $1 million in the trust. Interest earnings support teacher salary increases, school needs, capital needs, and tuition scholarships for students.