Thompson Valley Rotary Club Donates $4,500 to Thompson Education Foundation

LOVELAND, COLO. – Sept. 18, 2017 – During the Sept. 7 luncheon, Thompson Valley Rotary (TVR) presented two checks totaling $4,500 to the Thompson Education Foundation (TEF).

TEF’s goal is to provide exceptional educational experiences for the students and staff of Thompson School District.

The $3,000 donation was raised for the program as part of the 2017 Colorado Governor’s Art Show and Sale. Below is a photo of representatives from TEF and the Governor’s Art Show.

 

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From left to right: John Kinkade, President of the Governor’s Show Board of Directors; Jana Ramchander, Director, TEF Homeless Assistance Fund; Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation Executive Director; Nathan Ewert – Thompson Education Foundation Board Vice President

TEF’s Homeless Assistance Fund works to support students and families who are facing housing challenges in the district. It assists with temporary housing, gas cards for appointments, emergency food & medicine; all with the goal of helping the students be in their classrooms each day.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to help TEF support its families and always look forward to ways we can partner with likeminded organizations to make our community a better place,” said John Kinkade, president of the Governor’s Art Show Board of Directors.

The annual Governor’s Art Show is the largest juried art show to exclusively feature Colorado artists, and is presented by Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs.   All $25,000 in proceeds from the show will benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes, including scholarships for local art students. With TVR’s half of the proceeds, they supported TEF’s homeless program and up-and-coming artists.

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The $1,500 donation was raised during TVR’s summer fundraiser, Bonanza on the Beach, a summer party on Lake Loveland, which benefited TEF. Below is a photo TVR and TEF representatives.

 

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From left to right: Linda Bower, Thompson Valley Rotary President; Kim Akeley-Charron, Thompson Education Foundation Executive Director; Nathan Ewert – Thompson Education Foundation Board Vice President

TVR was chartered in 1989. It is service club focused on supporting our local community and youth needs, the environment and the world abroad. Rotary members join together as friends, family and community business members to raise money through fundraising events to support what the rotary believes in. TVR supports the TEF as part of its community and youth support locally.

“Students are the future of our community and we couldn’t think of a better organization to give to than TEF,” said Linda Bower, Thompson Valley Rotary president. “We are proud of TEF’s work and look forward to seeing its students thrive.”