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Timeline for the creation of the South Glens Falls Education Foundation

  • October 19, 2011
    • NBT Bank donates $1,500 to the Foundation.
    • 2nd Annual retreat for members of the Foundation is set for November 6th.
    • First Annual South Glens Falls Education Dinner is set for December 1, 2011 at Maude’s. Grant recipients and supporters of the Foundation will be asked to attend.
  • September 21, 2011
    • Kathie Spangler resigned from the Ed Foundation.
    • Bridget Patton and Jim Whorf join the Board of the Ed Foundation.
  • July 14, 2011
    • The Ed Foundation established the Major Giving Committee to develop long term and planned giving.
    • Donald Theis Memorial Fund was established for an annual award for a person pursuing a trade vocation.
  • June 15, 2011
    • Bill Elder resigns as Treasurer and Anne Linehan agrees to step up as Treasurer. Officers were elected: President – Eileen Minder, VP‐Lisa Lebowitz, Treasurer‐Anne Linehan and Secretary‐Laura VanGuilder.
    • The first Grant Application timeline was established with final grants to be awarded by December 15, 2011.
    • Lizzie Been installed as Student Liaison.
  • May 18, 2011
    • Cones for Camp – in partnership with Mr. Bill’s and with cone cutouts printed by Tim Cooper the Ed Foundation set up informational table and accepted donations to fund the scholarship program for Camp Moreau.
    • Letters were sent out to members of the South Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce to introduce local businesses to the Ed Foundation. Eileen Minder spoke with Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus to share the mission of the Ed Foundation.
  • April 13, 2011
    • The Ed Foundation will support Camp Moreau with scholarships for children age 5 ‐12 to attend.
  • February 9, 2011
    • South Glens Falls Education Foundation, Inc. is officially a 501(c)3.
    • Guests included: Pat Eckert and Gordon Woodworth
    • An anonymous donation of $1,000 was received for the kindergarten roundup book project.
    • Logo was officially approved by the group.
  • January 19, 2011
    • Logos were reviewed by the group
    • Committee reports
  • December 15, 2010
    • Bylaw changes approved
  • November 17, 2010
    • Kathi Brooks joined the Advisory Board.
    • Guests included Jeff Stewart, FAVA
    • New treasurer, Bill Elder
    • Foundation’s tag line of “Enriching Our Community” was unanimously accepted.
  • October 27, 2010
    • Committee reports
    • The Foundation discussed it’s role as a support group to the South Glens Falls Community.
  • October 3, 2010
    • Retreat held at Lisa Lebowitz’s home
  • September 15, 2010
    • Standing Committees were established
    • Meeting schedule was finalized.
  • July 28, 2010
    • Bill Elder joined as a Director.
    • Board held Organization meeting for filing Not ‐for Profit status
  • June 16, 2010
    • Bank account opened at TD Bank.
    • Board of Directors were named: Eileen Minder, Laura VanGuilder, Joe Kelly, Kathie Spangler, Lisa Lebowitz, Tom Cumm, Anne Linehan, Beth Austin and Jim Coffey.
    • Advisory Council Members: Donna Nichols, Monica Duffy and Audrey Varney
  • May 20, 2010
    • Lisa Lebowitz and website managers, Tony and Craig Morehouse joined the Foundation group.
  • April 15, 2010
    • Certification of Incorporation was sent to New York State
    • Preston Jenkins volunteered to be the Foundation’s accountant.
    • Memorial contributions in the memory of Kelsey Eckert were acknowledged.
  • March 10, 2010
    • Attendees included Laura VanGuilder, Jean Tedesco, Megan Willis, Eileen Minder, Joe Kelly, Omar Aquije, Tom Cumm, Jim Coffey, Beth Austin, Kathie Spangler, Adele Kurtz, Paul Post, Monica Duffy, Esq., Jim McCarthy and Audrey Varney.
    • Foundation Directors were Established:
      • Eileen Minder, President
      • Tom Cumm, Treasurer
      • Laura VanGuilder, Secretary
  • February 10, 2010
    • Attendees included Laura VanGuilder, Eileen Minder, Tom Cumm, Joe Kelly,Cathy Mularz, Ray Ruby, Beth Austin, Kathie Spangler, Anne Linehan, Adele Kurtz, Donna Nichols, Megan Willis, Monica Duffy, Esq., Jim McCarthy and Audrey Varney. A rough draft of the Mission Statement stated:

      The South Glens Falls Education Foundation is a tax‐exempt, Not‐for‐Profit charitable organization whose mission is to raise and provide funding for programs, activities and projects which promote creativity, growth and educational opportunities in the communities encompassing the South Glens Falls Central School District.

    • The group agreed on South Glens Falls Education Foundation as its official name.
  • January 28, 2010
    • Attendees included Laura VanGuilder, Jean Tedesco, Megan Willis, Eileen Minder, Joe Kelly, Omar Aquije, Tom Cumm, Jim Coffey, Beth Austin, Kathie Spangler, Adele Kurtz, Paul Post, Monica Duffy, Esq., Jim McCarthy and Audrey Varney. A Steering Committee was established with Joe Kelly, Laura Vanguilder, Eileen Minder, Tom Cumm, Beth Austin, Adele Kurtz and Kathie Spangler.
    • Monica Duffy volunteered her legal services pro bono.
    • The first donations were accepted.
  • January 7, 2010 – 1st Meeting
    • Attendees included Eileen Minder, Liz Mancini, Jeff Riggi, Rob Fitzgerald, Adele Kurtz, Joe Kelly, Monica Duffy, Jim McCarthy and Audrey Varney. Discussion on the value and importance of an Educational Foundation.
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