St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Foundation

 

2014 FOUNDATION DINNER
The 2014 Foundation Dinner was held on September 26th at Arrowwood Lodge, with over 120 in attendance. Keynote speaker for the evening was Father Mike Schmitz and Jenny Boran; a St. Francis Alumnus also spoke on her experiences at St. Francis School.  A highlight of the evening was a performance by the St. Francis School band. John Elsenpeter presented a $5000 challenge to set the pace for the evening!  Over $53,000 was raised through the generosity of Foundation supporters. The majority of these funds will be utilized for the School Technology Initiative and Tuition Assistance. 

 

 GIVE TO THE MAX DAY

We surpassed our Give to the Max Day goal of $10,000 with a final tally of $10,530; this includes a $5000 match from the foundation.  Thank you to the 71 families/individuals who supported the Foundation’s Give to Max Day effort.  Since participating in Give to the Max Day, we have raised over $24,000 to support the school’s technology advancements. 

 

DONOR TREE UNVEILING

The Donor Tree unveiling was held in November with 100 in attendance. Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge provided the appetizers and Wild Rice Depot was hand to serve assorted beverages. Ginny Knudson, School Capital Campaign Chair and David Boran with the Foundation Board spoke as well as Father Tony. A memory book was also on display to recognize school capital campaign donors. 

 

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 mprozinski@lakescatholic.org or 218-822-4040.

 

SAINT FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Scott Stroot – Chairman        Tim Spitzley – Treasurer        Joanne Ruttger – Secretary

 

DIRECTORS

Dr. David Boran, Kathryn Bymark, Kevin Donnay, Gert Roggenkamp, 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.