St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Foundation
‘KEEPING TRADITION, EMBRACING THE FUTURE” – 2012 FOUNDATION DINNER
The 2012 Foundation Dinner was held on October 5th at Arrowwood Lodge. Over 120 were in attendance including Bishop Sirba. Keynote speaker for the evening was Diane Starkovich, superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Special recognition was given to Lloyd Kummet who passed away this past summer. Lloyd was instrumental in establishing the school foundation and has been an ardent supporter for the past 15 years. Bob Verkennes was on hand to speak on Lloyd’s behalf and Rick Kummet; Lloyd’s son shared a few words in regards to his father. Lloyd will be the first inductee to be listed on a display at the school recognizing outstanding support of the school foundation.
The fundraising focus for the evening was continued Technology for the school. The foundation has been an ardent supporter of the Smart Board Initiative. An anonymous donor provided a gift of $7000 as a challenge to the attendees to raise monies for additional Smart Boards, in all over $18000 was raised.
ANOTHER SUCESSFUL ‘GIVE TO THE MAX DAY”
Thanks for giving to the Max again this year! We had a total of 52 donors and raised $3775 for school technology needs. Saint Francis School Foundation placed #31 in giving out of 400 on the Small Non Profit Leader board. The School Foundation thanks you for your generosity!
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 giving please contact one of the Foundation Board members or the Development Director Maria Prozinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-822-4040.
The Saint Francis School Foundation will be publishing its first Newsletter, which will be available the end of January 2013.
Foundation Board Members
Our foundation board members are listed below:
Kathryn Bymark, Member/Director
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.