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1 TRI-CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. ANNUAL REVIEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Officers: President: Mrs. Cheryl L. Rosevear Vice-President: Mr. Michael L. Grant Treasurer: Mrs. Lynn Bochart Co-Secretaries: Mrs. Cheryl K. Gibson Ms. Linda Pancini Members: Mr. Gregory W. Brown Mrs. Janice Bruce Mr. Thomas J. Lump Mr. Donald Smith Dr. Donald R. Yeoman Inside this Issue: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2 $5, MATCHING GRANT OFFERED 2 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED 2 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN FOUNDERS CLUB CONTRIBUTORS 5 MEMORIAL AND HONOR GIFTS 6 FINANCIAL SUMMARY 7 ABOUT THE FOUNDATION 8 Volume III, Issue 1 January, 2004 Everyone Can Help Create a Spark in the Mind of a Child. Foundation Surpasses $100, Goal! Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has raised over $100,000.00! Due to the overwhelming support from the community, this level of funding was attained earlier than anticipated. We are able to provide excellence and innovation in education for our students due to the continued generosity of our community. Because of the overwhelming Ruth Dahl-Weinberg Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Former Tri-Creek Teacher In September, a new scholarship fund was established in memory of Mrs. Ruth Dahl-Weinberg. A life-long resident of Lowell, Ruth Weinberg taught in the Tri-Creek School Corporation for thirty-five years, teaching at the Oakland and Lake Prairie Elementary Schools. Ruth s husband, Joseph Weinberg of Lowell, established this fund to honor Ruth for the years of dedication she provided the many students she taught during her career. financial support given by community members, civic organizations, Tri-Creek students, faculty, staff and administration we have been able to provide the needed funding for special projects, grants and scholarships. Each of us can make a difference in the education of our children, noted Foundation President, Cheryl Rosevear. In this time of inadequate and severely decreased The Ruth Dahl-Weinberg Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.00, will be awarded for the next five years. In Memory Of Ruth Dahl-Weinberg The recipients will be graduating seniors from Lowell High School who attend a four year college majoring in education. funding for education, it is imperative that we help our students attain every opportunity possible. I am proud that the Foundation has become an integral part of raising funds for our children s educational needs. In 2004, the Foundation will be awarding many more grants and scholarships which will assure that our students will have outstanding educational experiences. I was the recipient of a scholarship when I attended Butler University, so I know how valuable a scholarship can be, states Mr. Weinberg. I hope that this fund will continue to grow in order to support students for many years to come. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund can direct their tax deductible gift, in any dollar amount, to the Foundation specifying the gift is for the Ruth Dahl-Weinberg Scholarship Fund.

2 Page 2 of 8 Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. Annual Review 2003 You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." JOHN WOODEN College Basketball Coach A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT What a phenomenal year we have had! Due to the continued generosity of our community, we not only surpassed $100, in funds raised, but we were able to help many more students by awarding additional scholarships and grants! THANK YOU! More than ten new scholarships will soon be awarded to Lowell High School students. In addition, professional development grants are helping support the school corporation s improvement plan by increasing student achievement, and the Foundation s competitive grant cycle for 2003 provided funding for four innovative programs. Because of your help, we have been able to provide many extraordinary experiences for our students! I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each member of the Foundation s Board of Directors for his/her tireless efforts in improving education for Tri-Creek students. A large portion of their work is performed discreetly but certainly not unnoticed. I am honored to be a part of this magnificent team! Finally, on behalf of all the children in the Tri-Creek area, thank you for your continued support! Cheryl Rosevear The matching grant opportunity was announced on September 9, 2003 and with $5, raised in a matter of a few weeks, the match was completed by the end of September, ANONYMOUS DONOR, ONCE AGAIN, OFFERS MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY For the second consecutive year, an anonymous donor offered the Foundation a $5, matching grant opportunity. Specifying that the funds must be used to match all incoming donations dollarfor-dollar, the donor matched all gifts until the $5, limit was reached. One very desirable part of NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED DURING MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY Six new scholarships were established during the matching grant opportunity in September. They will benefit graduating seniors of Lowell High School. The new scholarships, established in partnership with the high school s the matching grant was the fact that the anonymous donor would not only match each donation dollar-for-dollar, but would direct the matching funds to the same fund chosen by the original donor. The matching grant opportunity was announced on September 9, 2003 and with $5, raised in a Athletic Department, will be awarded beginning in the spring of The new scholarships are: Kelly Adams Scholarship, Pepsi Leadership Scholarship, Doug Pratt Memorial Scholarship, L-Club Leadership Scholarship, matter of a few weeks, the match was completed by the end of September, The funds which benefited from the matching grant opportunity were: Operating Fund: $75.00 Endowment Fund: $ Scholarship Fund: $3, Donor Directed Fund: $1, Athletic Director s Leadership/Citizenship Scholarship, and the Girls Basketball Leadership Scholarship. We look forward to awarding all of these scholarships this spring!

3 Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. Annual Review 2003 Page 3 of 8 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2003 In 2003, the Foundation awarded five scholarships to graduating seniors of Lowell High School totaling $7, We were honored to recognize the following outstanding students: The Ryon Business Scholarship - $3, Brad Nagel The Ryon Business Scholarship - $3, Gary Pastuszak The Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. Community Service Scholarship - $ Jason Favors The Lowell High School Class of 2002 Scholarship - $ Lynette Kregel The Lowell High School Class of 1977 Scholarship - $ Nicole Cummins Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients! We wish you every success as you pursue your dreams. Visit our web site at to learn more about these scholarships and learn about new scholarships being established. $6, AWARDED FOR VARIOUS GRANTS was a great year for grants! The Foundation awarded grants in three categories: Competitive Grants, Donor Directed Grants and Professional Development Grants. Competitive Grants were awarded to the following Tri-Creek Teachers: Mrs. Betty O Neill and Mrs. Jane Fedler - $165.00; Ms. Kimberly Quasney- Bober - $420.00; Ms. Donna Harker - $500.00; and Mr. Dave Lilly - $ Donor Directed Grants, totaling $3,200.00, helped support the following: Lowell High School: Academic Teams - $1,150.00; Performing Arts - $150.00; Tennis - $200.00; AthleticTransportation - $200.00; Softball - $600.00; Band- $100.00; Choir - $600.00; Lowell Middle School: Band - $100.00; Choir - $ The Foundation awarded $2, for professional development to Oak Hill Elementary School teachers Mrs. Connie Bales and Ms. Lisa Patton for a project which taught reading comprehension strategies to all of the teachers at Oak Hill. To investigate all of the grants we have awarded to date, please go to our web site at to understand how, with your support, we are funding excellence in education.

4 Page 4 of 8 Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. Annual Review 2003 FOUNDERS CLUB CAMPAIGN IS TERMINATED ON DECEMBER 31, 2003 December 31, 2003 marked the termination of our Founders Club Campaign. The campaign was in effect for two years and invited donors to become members of this prestigious group by making a gift of at least $ Members were welcomed into the Founders Club and received a commemorative gift. Founders Club Members will be listed in each of our Annual Reviews and will be recognized as community-minded educational visionaries. We would like to sincerely thank all of you who became members of the Founders Club. Because of your generosity, the students in Tri-Creek have been, and will continue to be, afforded wonderful opportunities. Thank you for your dedication to education! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Ursula Andrews Anvil Awards (in the name of Brian and Betsy Vance) Arredondo Booster s Committee Connie Bales Bank One, N.A. Margery Beier (in the name of The Davis Store/R.T.W., Inc.) John and Ivonne Birkhead (in the name of Janice Bruce and John Birkhead, Jr.) John Black (through the Rick Thomas Charity Golf Outing, in the name of Mrs. Jetha Black) Susan Blubaugh Richard and Lynn Bochart Brown and Brown, Attorneys-at-Law, P.C. Gregory Brown Ron Brown (in the name of B.T.E., Inc.) David and Marti Caldwell Cargill AgHorizons Theresa L. Smutniak Promotional Marcia Carlson Centier Bank City Securities Corporation C.L. Vending, Inc. (in the name of Tim and Connie DeVries) Edgar and Darlene Corns Crown Point Community Foundation Jim and Doris Curless Mary Cusic Mary Lou DeLong James and Abigail Downey Fanning/Howey & Associates, Inc. Dr. Ellen Feitz (in the name of The Feitz Eye Clinic) Tom Felder (in the name of RTL Systems, Inc.) FFC Fencing Company Jack and Barbara Foss Wanda Frank Cheryl K. Gibson, C.P.A. Joe and Cheryl Gibson Sandra Goss Michael and Emogene Grant Lynne Haberlin John, Kristina and Jesi Hamm Hardings, Inc. David and Cynthia Herz Randall Hyle, M.D. Hitzeman, Langen and Russel Gregg and Audrey Holley and Family Bob Hopper and Alice Neal Ned and Doreen Horney Stan and Sandy Hurst, Jr. Kevin and Renee Huseman Gino and Joyce Iussig Pete Iussig Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. Zeta Chi Chapter John and Mary Jo Keithley Nathan and Kathy Kleefisch and Family Mia Kouros Senator Sue and William Landske James Langen (in the name of Langen Realty, Inc.) Debra Laumeyer James and Marguerite Leininger Mark and Barbara Lindemer Lowell High School Athletics Lowell Athletic Booster Club Lowell High School Class of 1977 Lowell High School Girls Basketball Lowell High School Letterman s Club Lowell High School Red Devil Football Lowell High School Student Council Lowell Improvement Team Jane M. Lump Leon and Leona Lump Thomas, Lorraine and Maggie Lump McNally Dental Center Melody Lysek (in the name of The Hair Shaak) Lillian McLellan (in the name of Seth McLellan) Kirk and Sue McQuiston Midwest Accurate Grinding Service, Inc. (in the name of Jack and Carol Conley) Julie Min William and Lois Mitchell Linda Pancini Lisa Patton Penske Truck Leasing Company Tom and Sherry Peters William and Sharon Poer Charles and Grace Roberts Henry J. and Helen Rae Rosevear John and Cheryl Rosevear Roger and Diane Ryon Randy Santy (in the name of Randy s Plumbing Service) Jim and Kathy Sickinger The Skillman Corporation Donald J. Smith, C.P.A. Swanson Construction Company Wayne and Tracy Swanson and Family Betsy Thiel (in the name of Lowell Physical Therapy) Three M Development (in the name of Roy and Sandra Mason) Vauterbuilt, Inc. Mike and Judy Walters Waste Service, Inc. (in the name of Sara and Natalie Bruce) Gordon and Mary Zoe Weaver Joseph Weinberg in memory of Ruth Dahl-Weinberg James and Marie Wietbrock Donald and Janice Yeoman Russell and Laura Zea, Sr. Zuni s Restaurant

5 Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. Annual Review 2003 Page 5 of 8 ~ ~ ~ 2003 CONTRIBUTORS ~ ~ ~ PLATINUM DONORS: $5,000 OR MORE Dr. and Mrs. John Rosevear Mr. Joseph Weinberg GOLD DONORS: $2,500 - $4,999 SILVER DONORS: $1,000 - $2,499 Fanning/Howey & Associates, Inc. Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations The Skillman Corporation BRONZE DONORS: $500 - $999 Anonymous Richard and Lynn Bochart Mary Cusic James and Abigail Downey Ned and Doreen Horney Lowell High School Athletics Lowell High School Girls Basketball Lowell High School Letterman s Club Lowell Athletic Boosters Penske Truck Leasing Company William and Sharon Poer BLUE RIBBON DONORS: $200 - $499 Ursula Andrews Connie Bales Susan Blubaugh Brown and Brown, Attorneys-at-Law, P.C. Cargill AgHorizons Marcia Carlson Centier Bank FFC Fencing Company Wanda Frank Cheryl K. Gibson, C.P.A. Joseph and Cheryl Gibson Lynne Haberlin John, Kristina and Jesi Hamm Hardings, Inc. Gregg and Audrey Holley Randall Hyle, M.D. Gino and Joyce Iussig Peter Iussig Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., Zeta Chi Chapter John Kirk Kennedy Mia Kouros William and Sue Landske Debra Laumeyer Lowell High School Student Council Class of 2004 Tom, Lorraine and Maggie Lump McNally Dental Center Julie B. Min Alice Neal Linda Pancini Lisa Patton Grace Roberts Michael and Judith Walters Waste Service, Inc. Donald and Janice Yeoman Russell and Laura Zea SCHOLAR DONORS: $ Andy Anderson Rodney and Mary Armellino B.T.E., Inc. Susan Bakker Don Bales John and Sandra Brill Janice Bruce C.L. Vending, Inc. Edgar and Darlene Corns Marilyn Elkins Daniel and Laura Eller Joseph Gianotti Kendal Hamm and Jacob Kibby Leon and Phyllis Hamm Megan Iussig Nathan Kleefisch Lake County Agricultural Society Keith and Joyce Lloyd Maggie Lump Patti McCormack Roger and Diane Ryon The Davis Store/R.T.W., Inc. Ronald and Denise Vance James L. Watt & Associates, Ltd. HONOR ROLL DONORS: $1 - $99 Agribusiness Insurance Managers Louise Albrecht Loretta Austgen Beth Bales Dorothy Blank Luann Brown Robert and Ruth Brown Christopher Bulla Thomas and Susanne Cartwright Larry and Phyllis Cunningham James and Doris Curless Jeanette Davis William and Karla Denton Terrence and Julia Donovan Jane Fedler Sandra Goss Mary Halenski Daniel and Margaret Hamm and Family David and Carol Hamm Kent and Kristin Hamm Madelyne Hamm Janice Hardesty Nancy Hedlund Jerry and Diane Henry Garland and Joyce Hicks Georgene Johnson Ryan Kacafirek Dennis Keithley John Keithley Patrick and Gloria Kennedy Andrew Killian Shawna LaMar Wayne Lander Richard Larson HONOR ROLL DONORS: $1 - $99 CONTINUED Leona Lump Patrick and Helen Matthews Diana McIntyre Dorisann McNeill Kimberly McRae Judith Morrow Hershell and Janet Northcutt Lawrence and Velma Ouwenga Sue Pflughoeft Pi Epsilon Kappa, Beta Lambda Chapter William and Barbara Ping Bruce and Kelly Postma Jacob Rakoczy Joanne Henderlong Ricci Joseph and Karen Seberger Tom and JoAnne Sharkey Bill and Paula Sheets Linda Shourek Frank and Linda Shourek Mary Skurka Randy and Lori Small Dale Smith and Jeanette Davis Edward and Diane Smosna Melvin and Kay Stegenga Jim and Nancy Steuer Thomas and Theresa Szerlak Robert Szmutko Paul and Jory Thomas James and Cathy Tomlins Amanda Tubbs William and Victoria Van Senus Walgreen Company Sandra Watson James L. Watt Pete Weiand Jill Westerbeck Vicki Wietbrock Mary Jo Zatorski *THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.* If we have inadvertently omitted your name, we extend our apologies and thank you for your overwhelming generosity. There is no greater joy or reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone s life. SISTER MARY ROSE MCGEADY, Children s Advocate

6 Page 6 of 8 TRI-CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. ANNUAL REVIEW 2003 The Foundation offers an opportunity to remember loved ones through Memorial Gifts. Notification of your thoughtfulness can be sent to the family, letting them know their loved one is being remembered in a very special way. In Memory of Jacob Hamm: Gary and Louise Albrecht Rodney and Mary Armellino Susan Bakker Dorothy Blank Penske Truck Leasing Company Cargill AgHorizons Leon and Phyllis Hamm David and Carol Hamm Kent and Kristin Hamm Madelyne Hamm John, Kristina and Jesi Hamm Dan and Margaret Hamm and Family Ryan Kacafirek Jacob Kibbey Richard Larson William and Barbara Ping Joseph and Karen Seberger Tom and JoAnne Sharkey Linda Shourek Thomas and Theresa Szerlak Paul and Jory Thomas Mike and Judy Walters Sandra Watson In Memory of John Bielawski: In Memory of Mary Pancini: Linda Pancini In Memory of Leon Lump: Loretta Austgen Lynn Bochart Ruth and Bob Brown Agribusiness Insurance Managers Marcia Carlson Larry and Phyllis Cunningham Jim and Doris Curless Mary Halenski Joyce and Garland Hicks The Jensen Family Georgene Johnson John Keithley Patrick and Gloria Kennedy Lake County Agricultural Society, Inc. Leona Lump Tom, Lorraine and Maggie Lump Pi Epsilon Kappa, Beta Lambda Chapter Joanne Henderlong Ricci Bill and Paula Sheets Dale Smith and Jeanette Davis Diane and Edward Smosna Mel and Kay Stegenga Vicky and Bill Van Senus Ron and Dee Vance James L. Watt James L. Watt and Associates, Ltd. Jill Westerbeck In Memory of Kay Alfano: John and Cheryl Rosevear In Memory of Clarence Harding: Hardings, Inc. In Memory of Chuck Laumeyer: Debra Laumeyer In Memory of Ruth Weinberg: John and Cheryl Rosevear Joseph Weinberg In Memory of Marion Peterson: In Memory of Ruth Keithley: John Keithley In Memory of Erin Wentworth: Dennis Keithley In Memory of Phillip Porter: Patrick Matthews Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other important events can be celebrated with Honor Gifts. Let us know what special person or event you are celebrating and we will notify the recipients of your kindness and generosity. In Honor of Chris LaCosse: In Honor of Rosie Moyer: In Honor of Charles Scott, Jr.: Janice Bruce Janice Bruce Janice Bruce In Honor of Bob Woolfolk: In Honor of Laverne Swanson: In Honor of Dorothy Trostle: Jim and Doris Curless Ned and Doreen Horney Linda Pancini In Honor of Area Dentists: John and Cheryl Rosevear

7 TRI-CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. ANNUAL REVIEW 2003 Page 7 of 8, Inc. Annual R 2003 Page 7 of 2003 FINANCIAL SUMMARY Following is the Financial Summary for The Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. for the period of January 1, 2003 through December 31, TOTAL ASSETS: Total Cash on Deposit: $ 34,801 Total Endowment Fund Deposits: $ 60,927 Total Marketable Securities:* $ 10,452 $106,180 REVENUE: Endowment Fund: $ 11,348 Donor Directed Fund: $ 5,600 Operating Fund: $ 3,031 Scholarship Fund: $ 16,300 Competitive Grant Contribution: $ 2,000 Interest Income $ 51 Dividends Stock $ 260 $ 38,590 EXPENSES: Awards and Grants: $ 6,724 Scholarships Awarded: $ 5,250 Insurance: $ 137 Operating and Miscellaneous: $ 1,025 $ 13,136 NET CHANGES IN FUNDS: $ 25,454 BEGINNING FUND BALANCE: $ 80,726 NET FUND BALANCE: $106,180 * Value of Marketable Securities on December 31, 2002 (date of gift)

8 ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION The mission of the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, Inc. is to encourage community philanthropy in order to promote and fund excellence and innovation in education for all school-age children residing within Eagle Creek, Cedar Creek and West Creek Townships in Lake County, Indiana. Tri-Creek Education 195 West Oakley Avenue Lowell, Indiana PHONE: , extension 118 FAX: We re on the Web! Visit our new address: The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. It is governed by an independent voluntary Board of Directors consisting of community leaders representing diverse sectors of our community. All contributions are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowable. On behalf of all of the children in Tri-Creek, thank you very much for your continued support! WE HAVE A NEW WEB ADDRESS!! WE VE MOVED on the internet that is! Our web address has changed. Visiting our new web site at will provide you with up-todate information on what we are doing to enhance the educational experience of Tri-Creek students. Not only will you receive current Foundation information at you will also find out how easy it is to give a gift which will help us fund innovative programs in Tri-Creek classrooms. Do you have a passion for music, math, or tennis? Check out to find out how to make a donor directed gift to support a specific program. Would you like to help a Tri-Creek student pursue a college education? Find out how to support our Scholarship Fund at Would you like to learn more about any of the Foundation s funds? Please visit us at: TRI-CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. 195 West Oakley Avenue Lowell, Indiana 46356