SJV Foundation News

Plans are underway for Gala 2022 to be held at Noto’s Restaurant on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

Please keep in mind those you would like to see honored for

Distinguished Alumni, or Lifetime of Service awards

and send in the form to the Parish Office.  Additional forms

are also available in the Parish office.


SJV Foundation Gala 2022

 Don’t forget to make your nominations for the awards for our Gala in January.  Send them into the parish office no later than this Friday.  Following is a list of the winners so far so you do not nominate someone who has already won:

  • 2014:

Lifetime of Service – Sandy Maxim

Volunteer of the Year – Phil and Cheryl Klocke

  • 2015:

Lifetime – Jeanne Anne Hudson

Annual – Marty Best

Alumni – Joe Cramer

  • 2016:

Lifetime – Mike and Pat Larabel

Annual – Sue Rysdyk

Alumni – Diana Kaczanowski

  • 2017:

Lifetime – Larry and Lynne McKenna

Annual – Mark and Barb Scott

Alumni – Dennis Stolcenberg

  • 2018:

Lifetime – Jerry and Diane Rose

Annual – Ben and Cheryl Ora

Alumni – Patty Dressander

  • 2019:

Lifetime – Marge Wilson

  • 2020:

Lifetime – Glenn and Jean Eckelkamp

Annual – Mike and Beth Bronson

Alumni – Barbara Grinwis

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.

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.


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



to staff and teachers from the Endowment Fund:

  • White boards for 12 classrooms
  • Science supplies and equipment
  • Social Studies curriculum and Discover Kids Magazine
  • Academic support and Reading Intervention Resources
  • Elementary and Middle School Bibles for Religious Ed and School
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church for Religious Ed and School 8th grade
  • Title IIa contract not paid by Kellogsville School System
  • Contribution for a portion of the Interventionists salary
To send a donation, write to:
St. John Vianney Foundation
4101 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming MI 49509


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