EVSC educators respond to local and national calls for help. Using 3D printers, a group of teachers and staff are busy creating masks for the local community organizations. Michael Stauth, EVSC student data analyst began by contacting several groups and Ivy Tech’s Donna Zimmerman accepted his offer. Stauth, a 26 year retired US Air Force Flight Nurse, knows the meaning of teamwork so he sat down over spring break and made over 260 face shields and he is still going strong.
Harrison High School media specialist, Gayle Kiesel and fellow EVSC educator Kerry Sensenbrenner joined Stauth’s cause. Kiesel realized she could help by connecting makers with people who want to help buy supplies for masks. Mackin Group donated rolls of filament plastic but more is needed. Each face shield takes approximately 18 meters or 52 grams of PLA filament. Right now each maker is funding filament or the fabric costs. Kiesel is asking supporters to donate to the EVSC Foundation to fulfill requests from the community. Earlier this week, Urban Seeds requested masks as well as local food service and security companies.
This is an important fundraiser to continue serving not only the EVSC community but also the Evansville community. This is one way EVSC is helping our community. The EVSC Foundation is matching donations up to $2,000.
EVSC Foundation Programs Closure Updates
Vanderburgh County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Spear, recommended the closing of schools next week, March 16 through March 20. Local government officials were in full agreement of this recommendation announced yesterday during a city press conference.
As a result, EVSC will be closing all school facilities today at 5:00 p.m. EVSC Foundation, Hangers, and Teacher Locker will also close at 5:00 p.m. today following EVSC’s direction. At this time, facility closure will continue through spring break with plans to reopen on Monday, March 30.
We are always appreciative of charitable gifts and hope you continue financial giving through our secure website here or by mail, however, please hold tangible donations like clothing or school supplies until Hangers and Teacher Locker reopen.
We appreciate EVSC’s leadership as they work with local and state health offices to determine the best plan of action for our school community. As always, your charitable giving, volunteerism, and support of EVSC students and families is of the utmost importance to us, and we look forward to working with you again once our normal school schedule resumes.
Thank you for your understanding.
Community Effort Benefits EVSC
Click here to read about the incredible community effort that raised over $34,000 for EVSC’s lunch program.
Save the Date for Breakfast at Glenwood!
Join us for breakfast provided by the EVSC Foundation and learn how you can make an impact for students at Glenwood Leadership Academy—now and for years to come! We have a fun morning planned with students and administrators, community leaders, and entertainment by the “Mad Hot” student dance group and K-1 Choir.
Congratulations to Mrs. Maureen Barton for receiving the Courier & Press 20 Under 40 award for 2019! 🎊🎉🥳
Mrs. Maureen Barton of the EVSC Foundation has made an insurmountable impact for thousands in our community since she started with the Foundation in 2016. As the Foundation’s Executive Director, Maureen never stops working to ensure that Evansville’s young people (and those who lead them) get more than just “the basics”— they get positive, transformative experiences in education that prepare them for the next steps in life. With help from caring community partners, Maureen continues to lead the Foundation in making visions realities for young people in school.
The EVSC Foundation serves all EVSC students, no matter their circumstances. From providing aid for high-level learning like AP coursework or conference travel, to supporting students in need with basic, life-essentials like clothing, opportunities to provide support are ever-present.
EVSC Foundation is proud to sponsor the St. Vincent Sports Concussion Alliance. This program promotes safety and testing for sports-related head injuries, offers treatment for those suffering concussions, and helps spread awareness of the importance of safety and self-care in athletics.
Follow the links below for more information on the St. Vincent Sports Alliance Concussion Awareness Week: Testing, Event Information, and a campus map for reference.
Click here to check out our Hangers Yard Sale event, coming this August! All proceeds benefit EVSC students in need. 👚🧦👟
Leave Your Legacy
Did You Know?
Endowments let donors invest their gifts to support young people—in perpetuity. Students benefit for years with school endowments. How? Endowments create sustainable income every year for student needs, school programs, and important opportunities that may otherwise be unavailable. Anyone can give to an endowment, and every gift is meaningful no matter the size.
Building for the Future
We are committed to giving students a meaningful and positive experience in school. But we also want to make sure our students have support beyond the “here and now.” That’s why we’re working with donors to establish endowments for each of EVSC’s five high schools.
Because two donors created a memorial to honor their parents (who were Bosse alumni), there is now an endowment at Bosse High School. 🌹
A former educator and coach started the endowment at Reitz High School to give young people more support in the classroom and on the field. ⚽️ 👨🏫
A recent EVSC Hall of Fame inductee created the endowment at Harrison High School because that’s where she spent some of the most formative years of her life. Her experiences at Harrison helped her prepare for her career: improving the quality of life for others. 👩⚕️
Wondering How to Give?
There are a number of ways you can build an endowment. Memorial gifts, class reunions gifts, planned giving, and bequests are all options, but there is no “wrong” way to contribute! If you’re interested in giving back to your alma mater or favorite school, call us at 812-435-0916. Instead of making a gift that helps students for one day, one month, or one year, why not leave a legacy that gives generations of students a foundation for life?
Special Thanks to our Donors
The following individuals have helped us enhance education for EVSC students by building endowments:
Brent & Cindi Beeler
Ruth D. Kooken
All Donors of the William Gess Memorial
Jim & Woodie Walker
Dennis & Colleen Martin
Cat & Mike Odonohue
Tom & Terry Lant
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Chuck & Diane Bundrant
Richard & Martha Royalty
Col. M.L. Graves, USAF (retired)
James & Sabine Wathen
Jay & Linda Ritter
Donald & Yvonne Bernhardt
J. Lee Sublett
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Alan & Susan Graf[/ezcol_1fifth]
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