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report card Annual Report 2005

Table of Contents Letter from the Board President & Executive Director


Program & Highlights


Honor Roll of Contributors


A Special Thanks


2004-2005 Financials


Board of Directors & Staff

Back Cover

Letter from the Board President & Executive Director Dear Friends: This year has been an exciting one for all of us at School on Wheels. We have experienced phenomenal growth in our organization that has resulted in recognition for our achievements, enabling us to make a significant impact on the homeless children we serve and the community. We are proud to present to you - our volunteers, colleagues, supporters, and friends - our achievements during the past year and highlight our future objectives. As you read our annual report, you will learn about the tremendous growth School on Wheels has experienced in the previous year as well as the significant recognition the organization has received, on both national and local levels. As we look ahead to 2006, we are poised to continue providing quality educational tutoring and mentoring programs that enrich not only the lives of the homeless children we serve, but for the tutors who deliver the services. This annual report highlights the impact that we made during 2004-2005 and highlights the people who have been involved. It is our pleasure to present this success story to you.

"The plight of vulnerable homeless families affects the broader community and all concerned citizens. Homelessness contributes to children failing in school, family violence, and loss of employment."

We salute those who have allowed us to achieve this much and appreciate their contributions of resources- both human and financial. We are grateful for all who tutor the children, provide leadership to the organization, volunteer at special events, and provide us with much needed supplies to facilitate our programs. We hope you will continue to support School on Wheels through your interest, encouragement, participation, and financial commitment. In appreciation,

~Bart Peterson, Mayor of Indianapolis Anne Steinberg Board President

School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report


Sally Bindley Founder and Executive Director

Program & Highlights

Growth + Recognition =


Mission The enhancement and enrichment of educational opportunities for homeless children, from prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in the education of these children and assist them with the highest quality education possible.


really sums up the previous year’s - Here we grow again

accomplishments as School on Wheels continues to enhance educational

Tutoring Locations

opportunities for many of the 4,500 children who are homeless in our city each year. Listed below are examples of the growth experienced in 20042005: • Two additional on-site tutoring locations were added bringing our number of partners to nine. • 196 dedicated individuals volunteered their time for School on Wheels. • Site coordinators were added to facilitate the program at tutoring locations. • Our office space was moved to a central location in close proximity to our tutoring locations and easily accessible to all partners. • Three new community leaders joined the Board of Directors. • Two new staff members were added to oversee the tutoring program and to assist with marketing and fundraising efforts.

Dayspring Center Holy Cross Catholic School Holy Family Shelter Interfaith Hospitality Network The Lilly House Salvation Army Social Service Center Washington Irving IPS #14 Wellspring Cottage Wheeler Mission Care Center

Recognition - School on Wheels has been honored and recognized on both national and local levels. In 2004-2005, recognition included: • The Indiana Youth Investment Award from Indiana Youth Institute • The Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. • The Salvation Army’s Territorial Volunteer of the Year Award. • Through her work with School on Wheels, Founder and Executive Director, Sally Bindley received the WRTV6 Leadership Award and was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list.

A: 4,500 Q: How many children will become homeless in Indianapolis over the course of a year?

Impact-The need is real, the impact is great. Highlighting the growth and recognition for School on Wheels would not completely define its success unless the two contributed to the impact that the organization continues to have on the homeless community. In 2004-2005, School on Wheels: • Was the only organization of its kind in the Indianapolis community providing free tutoring to homeless children at nine onsite locations. • Had a total of 161 active volunteer tutors. • Tutored 375 homeless children.

A: 70% Q: What is the percentage of homeless children who repeat at least one grade in school?

• Distributed 87 backpacks filled with school supplies. • Provided 3,131 hours of tutoring. School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report


Honor Roll of Contributors Crayon Sponsor: Up to $100 Mr. & Mrs. John Annakin Anonymous Donor Mr. & Mrs. Don Aquilano Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ash Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bane Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Barnette Ms. Jacquie Berry Mr. & Mrs. James Bindley Mr. Tag Birge Mr. Christopher Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blair Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Boatwright Mr. & Mrs. David Boncosky Ms. Nancy Boone Mr. & Mrs. Bran Boyer Mr. & Mrs. James Bremner Mr. & Mrs. Scott Brown Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Buckman Mr. & Mrs. Jason Burkman Mr. & Mrs. Pat Burns Mr. & Mrs. Ron Carmony Ms. Sarah Caruthers Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Cavalier Mr. & Mrs. Jason Challand Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Brian Conway Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Countryman Mr. & Mrs. Jay Cowan Mr. & Mrs. Don Craft Mr. & Mrs. Casey Cronin Mr. & Mrs. William Curran Cynde's Shoes Ms. Murph Damron Ms. Jeanne Davis & Mr. Steve Sidebottom Mr. & Mrs. Tim DeHaan Mr. & Mrs. Dan DeMars Mr. & Mrs. Dustin DeMilt Mr. & Mrs. Craig Dobbs Mr. & Mrs. Scott Dorsey Miss Donna Doty Mr. Patrick Dunnigan Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Elixman Mr. & Mrs. Fred Frisch Mr. & Mrs. John Gallina Mr. & Mrs. Coley Gaynor Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Genetos Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gigerich Mr. & Mrs. David Gilliem Ms. Gretchen Gottschalk Mr. & Mrs. William Gray Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Gregory Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Grider Mr. & Mrs. Perry Griffith, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Richard Hamburger Mr. & Mrs. Bill Harris Mr. & Mrs. Geff Hays Dr. Shaw Lamberson & Mr. Craig Hitchcock Ms. Wanda Holden Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Hoppenworth Mr. & Mrs. John House School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Dan Hoyt Ice Miller Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ivcevich Ms. Kelly Ivcevich Mr. & Mrs. James James Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Keen Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Max Kime Dr. Jennifer & Mr. Jeff Kittle Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Klembara Ms. Erica Knuth Ms. Catherine Lacrosse & Mr. Eric Wallentine Mrs. Roberta M. Lamberson Ms. Jean Lawler Mr. & Mrs. Randall Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Todd Leyden Mr. & Mrs. Eli Lilly, II Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Lord Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lowe Ms. Liliana Lozano-Hay Mr. & Mrs. Robert MacGill Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mansfield Mr. & Mrs. Michael Maurer Ms. Joanne McAnlis & Mr. Ed Bielski Mr. & Mrs. Bruce McCaw Mr. & Mrs. Garth McClain Mr. Mitch McGuire Mrs. Katherine McKinney Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Meek Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Miller Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Miller Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Moore Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Moss Mr. & Mrs. Mike Murdock Mr. & Mrs. Brian Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Conor Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Greg Muzzarelli Mr. & Mrs. John Naddy Mr. & Mrs. John Neighbours Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Newberry Mr. & Mrs. Timothy O'Brien Mr. & Mrs. Greg Odle Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Olinger Ms. Dawn Orr Ms. Pam Pankiewicz & Mr. Derek Dechert Mr. & Mrs. Eric Pavlack Mr. & Mrs. Joel Perry Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Philpott Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Pickell Mr. Richard Poinsatte Dr. and Mrs. Eric Potts Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rella Ms. Kris Rollison & Mr. Dale Billman Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rutledge Mr. & Mrs. Phil Samuelson Ms. Ann Schneider Mr. Robert Schnute Ms. Jill Schroeder 4

Ms. Judy Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Michael Semler Mr. Tim Spears & Ms. Lynne Payne Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Stearns Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Steinhardt Reverend & Mrs. Richard Stenner Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Supple Dr. & Mrs. James Teter Miss Victoria Trainor Ms. Mary Beth Tuohy & Mr. Andrew Lamberson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Vetter Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Vierk Ms. Megan Wade Mr.& Mrs. George Walker Ms. Karen J. Weyrauch Ms. Sheri Williams Mr. & Mrs. Brian Wolff Woman's Department Club Mr. Andrew Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Young Ruler Sponsor: $101 - $499 Mr. William Barnhorst Mr. & Mrs. Tom Barry Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bill Mr. & Mrs. Scott Bindley Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bindley Mr. & Mrs. Bill Boncosky Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Branson Mr. & Mrs. John Browner Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Burris Mr. & Mrs. Bob Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Caponi Ms. Carole Casto Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Clancy Dr. & Mrs. James Cumming Mr. & Mrs. Harry Danz Mr. Steven Erb Mr. & Mrs. Johnston Erwin Mr. Thomas Fagan Mr. & Mrs. Brian Fennerty Mr. & Mrs. Mark Finch Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fink Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Franklin Miss Carolyn Gartland Mr. & Mrs. Anton George Mr. & Mrs. Chris Grzeskowiak Mrs. Jack Heidt Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hiatt Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Hillis Mrs. Edmund Hourigan Ms. Barbara Howard Mr. & Mrs. Allan Hubbard Mr. & Mrs. Dan Huffman Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hunter Mr. Bruce Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Scott Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Bill Kortepeter Mr. Kevin Krulewitch & Ms. Rosanne Ammirati Mr. & Mrs. John Leppert

July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005 Ruler Sponsor continued Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Lord Mr. & Mrs. Ming Lowe Dr. & Mrs. Robert McCallum Mr. & Mrs. Timothy McGinley Mr. & Mrs. Joe Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Moore Mr. & Mrs. Francis Mootz Mr. & Mrs. John L. Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Robert Myers Mr. & Mrs. Denny Oklak Mr. Greg Orr Mr. & Mrs. Chad Pirowski Mr. & Mrs. Eric Potthast Mr. & Mrs. James Risk Safeco Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sams Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Semler Mr. Michael Shinn Mr. & Mrs. James Sinclair Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Sink Mr. & Mrs. Clay Smith Mr. David Snover Mr. & Mrs. Brian Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. William Trainor Mr. & Mrs. James Tuohy Mr. & Mrs. Tyler Vanmieghem Ms. Catherine Forrest Weber Drs. Elizabeth & Martin Wehlage Mr. Alex White Mr. Mark Wolf Mr. & Mrs. John Youngblood Notebook Sponsor: $500 - $999 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Beyerl Mr. & Mrs. John Bruch Mr. & Mrs. John Carter Mr. Martin Cline Mr. & Mrs. James Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Decker Mr. & Mrs. Lew Derrickson Mr. & Mrs. Francis Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Hourigan Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Jones, III Mr. & Mrs. Howard Lacy Rush Foundation Simon Property Group Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Smith Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sterrett Mr. & Mrs. Randy Wannemuehler Backpack Sponsor: $1,000 $2,499 Mr. Greg Bednar Mr. & Mrs. William E. Bindley * Mr. & Mrs. George Broadbent * Mr. & Mrs. Wayne DeVeydt Detail + Design The Drew Family Foundation * Mr. & Mrs. Brady Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Mark Howell Indianapolis Colts, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. John Kite * Mr. & Mrs. Paul Kite * Mr. & Mrs. Michael McCormick * Mr. & Mrs. Clark Millman * Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mong Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Neal * Netherleigh Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation PiperEllen PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Salentine Jr.* Springer, Danz & Bockelman Target Stores Mr. & Mrs. Ritchie Tiller MET Foundation Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Barry Wood Chalk Board Sponsor: $2,500 - $4,999 Bank One Bindley Capital Partners Ernst & Young LLP Katz Sapper & Miller, LLP Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lauth * Mr. & Mrs. Todd Morris Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Simon * Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Smith St. Vincent Hospital and HCC WellPoint, Inc. School Bus Sponsor: $5,000 - $10,000 Anthem Foundation Anonymous W.C. Griffith Foundation Trust Hoover Family Foundation Indiana Youth Institute Junior League of Indianapolis Homeward Bound participants Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation Reilly Foundation Diploma Sponsor: $10,000 and up City of Indianapolis/HUD The Clowes Fund Tributes In memory of Mr. Harold Bell by Dr. & Mrs. James Teter In honor of Sally Bindley by Mrs. Katherine McKinney by Ms. Judy Schulz In memory of Mr. Gerald Franklin Cohen by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Neal In honor of Mr. Carl Doty by Miss Donna Doty In memory of Mr. John Heidt by Mrs. Jack Heidt In honor of Mr. Edmund B. Hourigan, Jr. by Mrs. Edmund Hourigan

In honor of Howard J. Lacy by MET Foundation Inc. In memory of Anna Lee Patrick by Mr. & Mrs. Ritchie Tiller In memory of Ms. Marjorie Wantz by Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gigerich In honor of Margie and Leslie Yeager by Mr. Andrew Yeager * Guardian Angel and charter member of the Hope for Homeless Children Club. Individuals that commit to making a donation of at least $1,000 each year for three consecutive years become Hope for Homeless Children Guardian Angels. In-Kind Gifts from Individuals Ms. Ellen Antoniades Ms. Patty Bennett Ms. Jeanine Bercovitz Mr. Bill Bindley Ms. Sally Bindley Mr. William Bindley Ms. Nancy Boone Ms. Emily Chew Ms. Carrie Copeland Ms. Murph Damron Ms. Jennifer Muir Drake Ms. Sarah Dubois Ms. Lily Lazano Hay Ms. Buffy Hoyt Ms. Amy Hunt Ms. Julianne Hunter Ms. Ashley Kinney Ms. Emily Kinney Ms. Bobbi Main Ms. Kelly Meier Mr. Clark Millman Ms. Martha Moore Mr. & Mrs. Todd Morris Ms. Raven Peterson Ms. Ericka Pickell Ms. Helen Phillipo Mr. Matthew Robinson Ms. Jill Schroeder Ms. Amy Shackleford Mr. Kurt A. Webber Ms. Victoria Wesseler Ms. Karen Weyrauch Ms. Yaprak Yorulamaz Mr. & Mrs. Marty Zoiss We appreciate you! If your name has been listed incorrectly or you believe your name has been omitted, please accept our apologies and notify our office at 317-202-9100.

School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report


A Special Thanks! We’ve Moved! In-kind kudos to the companies who furnished our new space! The companies below gave significant in-kind contributions to furnish our new office. Please be sure to honor them with your patronage.

MZ2 Computer Consulting

School on Wheels received in-kind donations throughout the year from the following companies: Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Detail + Design

Jimmy John’s

“School on Wheels is

Babies of Grace

Drake Interiors

Just Pop In

Bindley Capital Partners

Earthly Designs

Kiln Creations

invaluable to us. Caring

Blakley Corporation

Excel Rehab

Little Women

Bly Bennett

Fountain Factory

Mentzer Printing Ink

Bridgewater Golf Club



Broad Ripple Animal Clinic

Good Company


Celebrity Kids


Principal Financial Group

work one-on-one with kids who

Collection 94

Holy Family Shelter

Ratio Architects

are already facing some of

Conner Prairie

Hubbard & Cravens


Cynde’s Shoes

In Good Taste

Secret Ingredient

Dairy Queen

Indiana Ice

Shiel Sexton

David & Mary

Indiananapolis Art

Sign Craft Industries

trained volunteers come to the shelter each evening and

life’s toughest challenges...” ~Rebecca Lewis, Director, Dayspring Center

Day Furs


St. Vincent Hospital

Daycomm, Inc.

Indianapolis Zoo

Thomas Caterers of Distinction

Designer Pooch

J. Shepard

Wellpoint Inc. Yaprak Designs


A heartfelt thank you goes to Bindley Capital Partners for believing in our mission and graciously providing free office space from 2001 - June 2005. School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report


2004-2005 Financials Statement of Activities (unaudited) Year ended June 30, 2005 Revenue & Support Individuals $70,608 Corporations $29,887 Government $43,425 Foundations $66,100 Total $210,020

a student smiles and says ‘now I understand it.’ What a sense of accomplishment for both of us.” ~Lisa School on Wheels Volunteer

Expenses Program $121,579 Administration $30,434 Fundraising & PR $40,639 Total $192,652



“My favorite moment is when


“My children are now learning the importance of an education. Thank you School on Wheels.” ~Parent of a child tutored by School on Wheels

21% 14% Individuals Corporations Foundations Government

A: Lack of Education


Q: What is one of the main factors leading to homelessness?

21% 16%


A: 30% Q: What percentage of Indianapolis’ homeless population is children?

Tutoring Program Administration Public Relations & Fundraising School on Wheels 2005 Annual Report


“On-site programs such as School on Wheels are true edu-

Board of Directors & Staff Board of Directors President ~ Anne Steinberg, Detail + Design

cational blessings to the families

Vice President ~ Michael Ash, Fifth Third Bank

of our school...School on Wheels

Treasurer ~ Michael Shinn, Bindley Capital Partners

helps to eliminate the instructional gap between the class-

Secretary ~ Mary Beth Tuohy, MB Tuohy & Associates Immediate Past President ~ Gregory Beyerl, Sign Craft Industries John Bruch, Katz, Sapper & Miller

room and the

Gregory Coleman, Clark, Coleman & Freeman


Harry Danz, That’s Good HR Helen Lewis, Indiana Business College

~Elizabeth Odle

Jennifer Rhodes, Ice Miller Founding President ~ Brooke Smith, Community Volunteer

Principal, IPS School #14 Staff Sally Bindley, Founder & Executive Director

“School on Wheels helps me with

Janet Youngblood Hiatt, Director of Operations Carrie Murphy, Program Manager

math homework and gives me pa-

Jill Schroeder, Program Coordinator

per and stuff for school. I like it

Melanie Priest, Development & Marketing Coordinator

when they come.”

Mamie Morris, Site Coordinator Kyle Gumiela, Site Coordinator

~Christina, Age 11

A: Nine Years Old Q: What is the average age of a homeless person in Indianapolis?

A: 3,131 Q: How many total hours did School on Wheels volunteers spend tutoring in 2004-2005?

Come visit us at our new office: School on Wheels Corp., 5420 N. College Avenue, Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46220 Phone: 317-201-9100; Fax 317-205-9615;;

The printing of this annual report was graciously sponsored by SPG Graphics.

School on Wheels 2004-2005 Annual Report  

School on Wheels 2004-2005 Annual Report

School on Wheels 2004-2005 Annual Report  

School on Wheels 2004-2005 Annual Report