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A Message from Our President
Dear Valued Friend of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation,
On behalf of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees, I want to thank you for your generous support and compassion for others in our community. It is truly a pleasure to present the 2015-2016 Annual Report of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation.
Our Foundation was established in 1985 to serve as a conduit for those who so generously want to assist others in our community. We are celebrating 30 years of growing our community together.
Please take a moment to look through this report and review our accomplishments for 2015 and 2016. If you are not familiar with our Foundation, we hope that you will explore the possibilities of how we may assist you in growing our Vandalia-Butler community. Our website has a wealth of information for you to explore each and every fund.
Again, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees is grateful for your continued support.
Vandalia-Butler Foundation makes grants to Vandalia-Butler schools
The Vandalia-Butler Foundation, primarily through its VISIONS Endowment Fund, has awarded nearly $7,000 in educational grants to support such innovative initiatives as a Muse Machine artist-in-residence at an elementary school and yoga instruction for preschoolers in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.
“We’re proud to support creative teaching and learning opportunities,” said Greg Toman, chair of the VISIONS board of directors. “We’re so grateful to dozens of businesses, families, individuals and teachers who have stepped forward with donations over the past year to help us provide extra financial support to our schools and create a margin of excellence in the classrooms.”
• $3,014 to Smith Middle School to partially fund a spring trip to Camp Kern for fourth graders. The grant includes $900 for 10 scholarships and $1,314 for camp T-shirts. The Vandalia-Butler Foundation stepped up with an additional $800 to cover expenses for National Honor Society students to assist with daytime activities.
• $2,100 to Demmit Elementary School for first graders to work with a Muse Machine artist-in-residence on creating a script, choreography and music for a live performance.
• $950 to Butler High School to purchase a “real care baby simulator” — an electronic baby — to help students in a child development class learn parenting skills.
• $750 from the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s Cotterman Fund for yoga classes and the purchase of a color printer, copier and toner cartridges for Vandalia Preschool to support special needs preschoolers.
Every year, the VISIONS Endowment Fund grants a minimum of $5,000 to classroom teachers to fund creative learning opportunities for students in the district. To date, more than $58,000 has been awarded through dozens of grants.
Launched in 2002, the VISIONS Endowment Fund now operates as a special advisory committee to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation, a component of The Dayton Foundation.
For those wishing to make a contribution to the VISIONS Endowment Fund, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to VISIONS Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 90282, Dayton, Ohio 45490. To make an online donation, visit www.VISIONSendowmentfund.org.
Special Interest FundsIn 2015, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation introduced seven special interest funds that allow you to focus your contributions on initiatives that mean the most to you and your family, while helping our community.
The Vandalia-Butler Foundation will work with organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, nondiscriminatory, and address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.
If you are affiliated with or know of a not-for-profit organization serving the residents of the Vandalia-Butler community and whose services fit into one of these categories, please encourage them to apply.
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