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
  • Jennifer Hartman
  • Karen Kriscunas, Vice President
  • David S. Lefere
  • Steve Luczak, President
  • Sandy Maxim, Secretary
  • Sue Rysdyk, Treasurer
  • Mary Shamblin


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.

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.

Capital Fund

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.

General Fund

The General Fund was created in 2010 and does not contain enough funds to open an account.


In 2017 the Foundation paid out over $159,618 to:

  • General Operating expenses for the school. This support of $73,079 from the Catholic School Fund helps keep tuition increases to a minimum.
  • Support the parish and school with grants to enhance educational programs and opportunities. This includes the Faith Formation Department and the Day Care and Preschool Department.
  • Partial reimbursement to teachers for continuing education classes.
  • Tuition assistance to families.


Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who made the Foundation Gala such a success this year.  Special thanks goes to our Sponsors, donors, attendees, the fabulous Marge Wilson, who was awarded the Lifetime of Service to SJV Award, and finally to the Gala Committee who works so hard to make this event an elegant, entertaining evening of celebrating St. John Vianney Parish.

Thank you to the following Sponsors:


  • Request Foods


  • Knights of Columbus Council  #4362


  • Glenn & Jean Eckelkamp
  • Matthysse, Kuiper, DeGraaf Funeral Homes
  • Red Glasses Movement


  • Marge’s Donut Den
  • Nienhuis Financial Group
  • Jerry Rohen, Smith Barney
  • Village of Ars Neighbors
  • Nicholas & Latricia Andersen
  • John & Billie Armendarez
  • Dan & Sherry Bowen
  • Ron & Pattie Dressander
  • John & Lisa Lee
  • David & Carey Lefere
  • Dave & Kathie Lefere
  • Tim & Sandy Maxim
  • Matt & Mary Beth Underhill


Annual Appeal 2019

Since the completion (for most of us) of our Renewing the Spirit Campaign, our major fund raiser has become our Annual Appeal.  It is important to keep contributions coming in to all of our Funds so that we can continue to be a source of funding for the parish and school.  Our AA 2018 was very successful and $45,590 was donated.  Thank you for your stewardship.


Second Best Sale

Spring Break is right around the corner and our annual Second Best Sale is too!  Set up will be on Monday, April 1st beginning at 8:00 am in the Village Hall.  The sale will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday, April 3rd from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Clean up will be right after the sale on Wednesday.

Volunteers are needed to set up, during the sale, and to clean up the Village Hall.  If you can give a few hours to this event, call Sandy Maxim, 534-1537 or email at


The St. John Vianney Foundation received their quarterly donation of $96.85 from the Amazon Smile Foundation for the 2018 quarter ending on December 31, 2018.  Thank you to all who shopped through and requested the Foundation as their recipient.

Remember when you are shopping to do the same!  Mother’s Day is fast approaching!


For information about the Foundation or to volunteer or donate, contact Sandy Maxim at or 724-3129