SJV Foundation News
St. John Vianney Foundation Gala 2022
Congratulations to this year’s award winners:
- Lifetime of Service Award – Harry & Laura Werkema
- Volunteer of the Year Award – Jim & Vicki Warmolts
- Alumni of the Year – Angela Maranda
We would like to thank our Sponsors for making this event such a success!
- Knights of Columbus Council #4362
- Bill & Sue Rysdyk
- Susan Jacobs Rein
- Marge’s Donut Den
- Glenn & Jean Eckelkamp
- SJV Men’s Softball Team
- Village of Ars Neighbors
- Nicholas & Latricia Andersen
- Dan & Sherry Bowen
- Larry & Chris Burns
- David & Sarah Faber
- Tim & Sandy Maxim
- John & Diane McIntyre
- MKD Funeral Directors
- Nienhuis Financial Group
- West MI Beverage
Make plans for next year!
January 28, 2023!
The general purpose of the St. John Vianney Foundation is to support, enhance and promote resources, programs, and activities designed to meet the needs and vision of the St. John Vianney Parish Community.
St. John Vianney Board of Trustees
- Fr. John Vallier
- Nicholas Andersen
- Edward Bokhart
- Karen Kriscunas, Vice President
- Steve Luczak, President
- Sandy Maxim, Secretary
- Sue Rysdyk, Treasurer
- Mary Shamblin
Planned Giving Committee
- Sandy Maxim: 724-3129
St. John Vianney Foundation Funds
In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the St. John Vianney Foundation, the Foundation will receive, hold, manage, and invest gifts of money and property for the funds indicated below.
Gifts received by the Foundation can be specifically donated to any of the designated funds or can be left unrestricted. The Trustees shall apportion unrestricted gifts to one or more of the Foundation’s funds on an annual basis.
Announcing the Arthur W. and Georgia Marie Morgan
Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
On December 22, 2020, the St. John Vianney Foundation received a gift with a market value of $513,336.51 to fund the Arthur W. and Georgia Marie Morgan Tuition Assistance Fund. In keeping with donor intent, $300,000 of the Morgan family gift will form an endowed portion of this fund. Gifts apportioned to, or specifically donated to this fund will be endowed. The remainder of the initial gift is not endowed and will be used to support students attending St. John Vianney School who meet grant guidelines established ty the Trustees.
Words cannot express the gratitude the Foundation and the Parish feels to the Morgan Family for this incredible gift and we wish all of God’s blessings upon them.
Education Foundation (Endowment) Fund
The Education Foundation (Endowment) Fund is the original Foundation fund. The investment returns from this fund are available to support the general educational needs of the parish including Faith Formation as well as the school. The income from these investments is disbursed through consultation with parish and school leadership in response to grant requests.
Catholic School Fund
Income from the Catholic School Fund will be used to fund the operations of the school. The investment income will be transferred to the school to directly offset operating expenses. The fund is to be treated as an endowed fund but with provisions to address unforeseen needs.
Tuition Assistance Fund
Funds apportioned to, or specifically donated to the Tuition Assistance Fund will be used to support students attending St. John Vianney School who meet grant guidelines.
Funds apportioned to, or specifically donated to the Capital Fund will be used to fund capital projects within St. John Vianney Parish. The Capital Fund is being used in support of the “Faith in Our Future” campaign. As of 9/30/2017 we were holding $14,351 in the Capital Fund. During the fiscal year, $48,000 was transferred to support the Parish heating/cooling upgrades. The total represents only a portion of the total capital raised by the campaign. The fund is used primarily for contributors who can receive matching corporate donations.
The General Fund was created in 2010 and does not contain enough funds to open an account.
Morgan Family Tuition Assistance Fund (Endowed)
Funds apportioned to or specifically donated to this fund will be endowed. The investment returns are available to support the tuition assistance needs of families with children in St. John Vianney School.
Contributions and Grants
The Foundation fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. So far this fiscal year, we have contributed to the Parish and School in the following areas:
- Partial reimbursement to teachers for continuing education
- Tuition assistance to families
- General operating expenses for the School. This support from the Catholic School Fund helps keep tuition increases to a minimum
Desks and chairs grades K – 5
Science material and equipment
Bus transportation to GR Symphony (Canceled)
Counseling Services for Students
Comet Classic Golf Outing
August 27, 2022
Pines Golf Course