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Gratitude WINGSPAN

M O U N T PA R A N C H R I S T I A N S C H O O L

2016 / VOLUME XI / ISSUE 1

Annual Report 2015-2016

Edition


WINGSPAN Graditude Edition Christmas 2016, Volume XI, Issue 1

Publisher

Dr. David Tilley

Editor

Tiffany Westbrook

WHAT’S INSIDE? Gratitude Edition

Assistant Editors Kelly Barton Pam Copeland Mickie Roberts

Graphic Designer Tiffany Westbrook

Contributors

Annual Report Development Summary

Paula Deiters Cindy Gibbs Jennifer New Julie Ray Dr. David Tilley

2015-2016 Annual Fund

Photographers

Imagine Tomorrow

Jamie Bogner Jonah Fisher KariBeth Gentry Angie Smith Sarah Stephens Tiffany Westbrook

MPCS Mission Statement

Providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, Mount Paran Christian School unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.

Designated Giving Financial Report Georgia GOAL Stewardship Volunteers Alumni Grandparent Giving Grandparent Support

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is published annually for the families and friends of Mount Paran Christian School

ON THE COVER: Anton Oswald (grade 9), Ava Short (grade 4) and Jett Fountain (PK4)

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From the Headmaster As we enter the Christmas season and celebrate the birth of our Savior, I am filled with gratitude for the many blessings He has bestowed on Mount Paran Christian School over the last year. YOU are among those most cherished gifts! What kind of place would MPCS be without the kind, thoughtful, and diligent volunteers who labor and pray over students and staff? What would our academic, arts, and athletic programs and facilities be like without the faithful support of generous donors? Where would our students be able to pursue academic excellence together within a Christian worldview? Without you, the life-changing experience of MPCS wouldn’t exist for our children. While we transition to an annual schedule for our Wingspan magazine, I must take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those who generously gave of their time, talents, and treasures this past year (2015-2016). This special edition is designed to express our appreciation for your sacrificial giving and our accountability to you for your investment. Though we have seen incredible enhancement of our programs and facilities over the last few years, God is not finished with us yet! We are aggressively growing our STEAM program and expanding technology throughout the school. Courses that foster collaboration and critical thinking are being added in preschool through high school. Teachers are receiving training on cutting edge instructional strategies that enhance student learning. Spaces throughout the school are being renovated, repurposed, and equipped to meet the needs of 21st-century learning. 2016 marks the end of a wonderful year made possible by a loving Father and by you, the committed and involved MPCS families. I hope you are pleased with your investment and that you will allow God to continue His work, through you, in this place. Thank you and may you and your family be blessed during this wonderful and holy Christmas season! David W. Tilley, Ed. D.

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DEAR MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS, During the 2015-2016 Annual Fund, you achieved a record 88 percent parent participation and achieved a new milestone by far exceeding the half million dollar mark for the first time, a 22 percent increase over the previous year! This impressive amount translates to classroom technology, teacher training, security, financial aid, and enhancements to student learning. Annual Fund remains the top giving priority of the school and your faithful giving over the last year is evidence that a strong culture of generous philanthropy exists at MPCS. Once again, in the 2016 tax year, the tax credit program (known as Georgia GOAL) gained popularity at MPCS and across the state. Individuals and business owners contributed $337,514 for scholarships at MPCS. We will continue to advocate for preservation and expansion of this program so that more deserving students may have access to the Christ-centered education they seek. As the collection on phase one of the Imagine Tomorrow Capital Campaign (Murray Arts Center) completes and we are settled into the beautiful Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium, we eagerly look toward the high school addition. The Board and administration have developed updated architectural plans that will serve the needs of 21st-century learners. The next couple of years will certainly be exciting as we announce detailed plans and seek funding. With every step, we are prayerfully seeking God’s plan and perfect timing, trusting Him to provide the wisdom, energy, and needed resources. Thank you for your prayers and continued partnership! Mrs. Jennifer R. New, Director of Development

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2015-2016 ANNUAL FUND GIVING Founders’ Circle CKS Packaging, Inc. Cliff McCune The Coca-Cola Foundation Charles and Cathy Sewell

Headmaster’s Circle Anonymous David and Brittney Bottoms Caroline Janas Bradford ‘03 and Josh Bradford Matt and Mary Burton Melanie Janas Elgin ‘07 and Justin Elgin George and Alecia Ethridge Bob and Linda Hunt Janas Family Foundation Steve and Julia Janas Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery Mike and Kim Watt

Principals’ Circle

Marshall and Lynda Ausburn Mel and Barb Bokhoven in honor of Jackson & Noah Roberts Greg and Janice Chastain Colgate-Palmolive Russ and Sandy Dawson General Electric Kevin and Lisa Hofmann The Home Depot Foundation Robert and Nancy Jansen Scott and Kristen Jenschke Bob and Julie Jimenez Tim and Angela Leveridge Byron and Julianne Long Patrick and Brandi Mathieu Pat and Becki Shannon

Belltower Level

Anonymous Tommy and Lauren Balas Todd and Kelly Barton Jason and Tewana Bohn Gary and Melissa Bottoms Gary Brooks ‘90 and Shaunda Smith Brooks ‘90 Brian and Kim Cain Scott and Robin Condra Andrew and Corban Crain David and Naomi Crompton

CSX Transportation Tim and Miranda Dender David and Mallory Farmer David and Lea Fisher Andy and Catherine Floam Steve and Debbie Gibbon Mark and Nikki Graham Ted and Peggy Green Garrett and Carly Harvey Mark and Alisa Justice Scott and Pam Keller Brian and Holle Kennerly Joe and Erin Kerley Craig and Patti Lee Anonymous Ken and Connie McMichen in honor of Madalyn and Ethan Helms Michael and Carol Miller Ray and Myra Miller Tim and Jennifer Oswald Mike and Valerie Parham Paulding Timber Products, Inc. David and Kristen Pyle Thomas and Cindy Rainey Christian and Suzanne Raynor Jeremy and Brenda Richard Lori Richardson Mike and Kat Schwaig Seasons 4, Inc. Philip and Debra Smothers Dick and Kris Spain Philip and Katie Surgala Billy Upton in honor of Luke and Rynne Upton Billy Upton Agency David and Jennifer Van de Vate Steve Watford Lewis and Joyce Watford in honor of Jacob, Lili, and Grace Watford Michael and Jolie Weber Kevin and Beth Westerhouse

Eagles’ Circle

Anonymous Paul and Renee Armstrong Nicole Ashe Miguel and Rachel Ayoub Bank of America Foundation Kevin and Karen Barlow Rusty and Andrea Batch Tony and Julie Baute

Dave and Donna Bennett Horace and Lyn Bennett Bill and Sheron Bolen Harold and Bonnie Breckley Ryan and Tina Cantwell Cantwell Consulting Group, LLC Brad and Christy Carroll Rob and Carole Chaput Andy and Michelle Davenport Chuck and Deborah Davis Jim and Nancy Dawson Mike and Mindy Dixon Eric and Julie Duncan Steve and Janet Fisher in honor of Anna and Scott Fisher Neal and Beth Freeman Mike and Cheryl Galanos General Electric Mike and Tammy Guelfo Quinn and Kathy Hall Scott and Ashley Hankins Chris and Tammie Hanson Jacques and Kim Herring Ralph and Sheryl Hicks Jonathan and Tiffany Hollis Michael and Kathy Howren Tunde and Bola Idowu Brian and Susan Johnstone Andrew and Ashley Jones Mary Pat Lacy Mark and Stephanie Lee Fred and Kaye Long Michael and Christin Lott Eric and Amy Love Matt and Hope Manning Steve and Shannon McCune Brian and Mary Moll Eric and Stephanie Mosley Stephen and Kelly Moss Chris and Chrissy Murphy Jean Myrick David Owens ‘92 Bill and K.K. Petit Andy and Tina Piper Joel and Ellen Pugh Thom and Julie Ray John and Desiree Rosant Kevin and Michelle Rostowsky Richard and Christy Ruppel Kevin and Tawanna Rusk Randy and Bonnie Ryan Satterfield & Associates

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2015-2016 ANNUAL FUND GIVING Buddy and Somer Satterfield Jerry and Phyllis Schwab in honor of Ansley, Bennett, and Emmy Schwab David and Debbie Sheffield Carl and Bernardette Sigman P.D. and Michelle Sumner Jay and Denise Swanson Linda Terry in honor of Brooke and Grant Terry David and Angie Tilley Shawn and Jill Vaughan Wells Fargo Foundation Ross and Tiffany Westbrook Dale and Emily Yake

Cottage Club

Anonymous (2) Joe and Michelle Alexander Baird and Baird Family Dentistry, P.C. Thad and Karen Baird Kevin and Amy Bell Ryan and Tasha Blane Jason and Donna Bowman Cary and Lynne Brague Tim and Therese Braman Brent and Carla Brown Mike and Katie Brown Mark and Leigh Caffrey Jim and Joann Callis Clay and Ellen Carmack Cameron and Jamie Clayton Dustin and Ashley Cochran Jason and Angela Coleman Ronald and Andrea Coleman in honor of Angela Coleman Jim and Cindy Cornelius David and Tara Crace Shawn and Angie Davis Bill and Teri Deaton Wesley and Janice Debnam Hank and Sabrina Dobbs Keith and Cherie Dunn Greg and Debbie Dyer Melinda Edwards Tommy and Shannon Eldridge Linton and Hart Elliott David and Kim Epps Nic and Shanna Fields Kevin and Jan Flowers Bart and Becky Floyd Suzanne and Justin Fox Eric and Tiffany Fromm

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Mike and Michelle Gilmore Chris and Susan Ginter Alan and Deonna Hanley Mark and Kristy Helms Dana and Heather Hermanson Todd Hewatt ‘97 and America Hewatt Kirk and Christy Hewling Joey and Dana Hipps Hiram Forestry Products, Inc. Molly Holm Trey Holm IBM Mike and Anne Jones Ryan and Lindsay Kauffman Brady and Jill Knight John and Tina Kroske Evans and Priscilla Kyei-Nimako Mark and Jean Lamb Justin and Marianna Lane Marcus and Deb Ligon Daniel and Paige Lochridge Ralph and Ina Martin in honor of Cameron and Conner Bohn Alenka and Shameka McElhaney Tim and Roxy Moering Eric Morin Kevin and Jennifer New Mike and Ann Noonan Tim and Deidre Norton Walter and Susan Odhiambo Stephen and Karen Pitts Steve and Megan Pulley George and Selina Raeder Cindy Reynolds in honor of Ethan and Dylan Spaulding James and Katy Rogers Barry and Jo Roziewski David and Ruth Russ Sage Dining Services, Inc. Steve and Brenda Shelton Curtis and Lisa Shoch Keith and Angie Smith Dan and Lisa Spinetto Richy and Samantha Stephens Marvin and Michelle Stubbs Michael and Jeri Sute Trinity Unlimited Group, LLC Travis and Theresa Tritt Dan and Stephanie Tucker Rick Tyler Murry and Laura Weaver Glenn and Susan Wheaton Steve and Cyndi Woodruff

Cabin Club

Anonymous (4) John and Michelle Abel Robert and Amy Adam Keven and Erika Adams John and Betsy Adamson Michael and Holly Akins Dave and Carol Armitage Durema Bacchus Mark and Karen Bean Steve and Heidi Bohlmann Bray and Jane Bonner Eric and Amy Bradley John and Jill Braswell Sean and Lan Breckley Joseph and Lorraine Brennan in honor of Michael and Frances Rowan Todd and Katy Brumbelow Jason and Ashley Butcher Eric and Beverly Cavaciuti Chris and Gena Cochran Fred and Heather Cook Cooper Jones, LLC John and Sharon Crisp Steve and Joyce Dark George and Beth Davis Richard and Brenda Deal Vince and Tara Dees Scott and Candace Delong Scott and Judith Ebert Scott and Julie Farley Aldo and Katie Felix Steve and Amanda Finch Luther and Patricia Fors Trey and Endien Freeman ‘98 Rob Friess Mark and Mindy Garrett Chris and Rhonda Gatch Shaun and Mary Gatipon Jerry and Cindy Gibbs Going Green Horticultural, L.L.C. Michael and Janne Gravel Barbara Griffith Frank and Heather Griffith Scott and Jenny Hale Jules and Martine Harper Jon and Emily Haygood Anthony and Ronniese House Mike and Jacey Howren Brandon and Christal Huft Steve and Sheri Ingram


GIFTS DATED: 7/1/15 – 6/30/16

Dale and Brenda Jenkins in honor of Caden Saldi Keith and Paige Johnson Mark and Amy Johnson Cooper and Lindy Jones Chad and Kim Jones Matt and Jennifer Kilgo Mark and Amy Kraieski Terry and Laure Kraker Tom and Jennifer Kyzer Land’s End, Inc. Marvin and Danci Larkin Alex and Melanie Lecca Trevor and Karen Leonard Denny and Kim Lim David and Marla Litz Reggie and Brooke Lopes Barry and Tammy Lovern David and Kathy Lowery Jill Maggiore Barry and Stephanie Mathis Brad and Terry Matthaidess Kathleen McCook Thomas and Stephanie McGill David and Beth Meyer David and Ann Mitchell Eric and Kelly Moran Kenneth and Vanessa Morris Mark and Janie Niswonger David and Betsey Norton Dillon and Tracy Overton Leif and Erika Owen Gerry and Dorothy Parada Stefan and Kathleen Passantino Bart and Vickie Perez Sean and Shannon Perren William and Charlotte Poteet Greg and Lee Alison Rable Roger and Lisa Ramstack Pat and Karen Reardigan Wes and Pam Reel Rick Robillard Joe and Cari Roman Andy and Trixie Roukoski David and Darla Rubalcava

John and Phyllis Ryerse in honor of Mallory, Samuel, and RJ Westbrook Paul and Julie Sabella Salesforce John and Karen Sess Paul and Kim Severn Bill and Lori Silinskie Rodney and Elizabeth Slone Rhett Smith Michael and Elise Snider Robert and Sara Stanley in honor of Michael Floam Brian and Angie Strack Mark and Randi Terry Ford and Kerrie Thigpen Scott DeLong’s Auto Service Scott Varner ‘92 and Amanda Varner Joan Weindorfer Stella White in honor of Carl Darron and Catherine Vaughn Larry and Alison White Billy and Kelly Whitfield Chad and Angie Wilson Craig and Jana Wilson Stanley and Kaydell Wrinkle Tim and Jackie Wymer YourCause (Hewlett Packard)

Lake Level

Anonymous (9) Adobe Ramona Adriance in honor of Aidan Durity Advanced Pressure and Gutter Cleaning Carey and Traci Akin Kevin and Beth Aldrich Kris and Sara Allegood Jason and Angel Allen Kirsten Alongi Apex Endodontics, P.C. Mark and Jeanne Atencio Scott and Teisha Ault

Rob and Laura Baars Martha Baker Rick and Tina Baker Joe and Courtney Barbito Birdie Bassett in honor of Thomas Long Michael and Molly Baum Logan and Jessica Beer Jeff and Karen Benson Stephen and Jan Blackburn John and Linda Blom Laura Bohanon Bill and Robin Bolen Chuck and Diane Bolen Andres and Vanessa Bolivar Rhett and Ali Bonner Jason and Heather Brian Joel and Kathy Bridges Todd and Jeanine Brogan Scott and Jill Brown Larkland and Roni Brown in honor of Riley Brown David and Malin Brown Ken and Kris Brown William and Veronica Brown Kerry and Debra Buchan Matthew and Shea Buehler Jonathan and Emily Bunn Kim Burnett Don and Teresa Burton Justin and Victoria Butler Barry and Paige Butler Casey and Chrissy Camp Tom and Heather Capozza Todd and Dorothy Chaffee Gregory and Selina Chancy Jon and Jennie Chandler Willie and Linda Chrisp Wanda Clancy Brian and Kethaney Clay Mike and Connie Cockerham Jim and Beth Cole Rick and Pam Copeland Britt and Maki Cottingham Michael and Joanne Council

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2015-2016 ANNUAL FUND GIVING Daniel and Amber Cowan Jeff Cox Sandy Cox Kevin and Stephanie Cunane Jeff and LeAnn Curtis Jim and Patti Darling Derek and Amee Davis Michael and Paula Deiters Michael and Beverly Devaney John and Kristy Dodson Bette Jane Domurat Robin and Kelly Drawdy Tyler and Natalie Driggers Tim and Wanda Droege Julian and Nikki Duroe Dirk and Kathy Ebener Rick and Tonetta Ellis Robert and Lolo Emoghene Len and Rebecca Empie Thomas and Nancy Estes Adam and Jennifer Everett Jon and Rachel Faucett Richie and Jodee Foster Shane and Jodi Foster John and Misty Fountain Mark and Sloane Frazer Edward Fredette in honor of Sophie and Michael Fredette Brock and Kelly Fredette Jim and Clio Friedewald in honor of Emma Bethel Bradley and Susan Fulkerson Phillip and Shannon Galbreath Richard and Laura Gardner Chad and Natalie Gasque Phil and Bridget Gatcha Glenn and Barbara Gatipon Skip and Jennifer Gilcrease Sherri Gordon Paul and Dee Gray Richard and Patricia Green in honor of Andrea Reid and Kaylee Reid Jim and Heather Greenhaw Ben and Mary Gribble Tab and Elin Griffin Bill and Anna Gurno Shirley Hackett in honor of Trent Council Steve and Randel Hambrick Sandy Hamilton Greg and Lisa Hammonds

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John and Malena Hankins Donald and Erin Hansil Larry and Kelly Hardeman Trae and Katie Harrison Rhett and Cindy Hartzog Larry and Patti Harvey Paul and Perry Hatch Joel and Lindsey Hazard Jay and Kate Henderson Korey and Amy Henkle Angela Herrington Dwight and Lisa Hicks Trey and Tiffany Hicks John and Sandra Hill in honor of Matina and Matias Hill Mike and Margarita Hill Lane and Marci Holland Ryan and Jill Hooley Kip and Shannon Howard Curtis and Evette Huff Scott and Schelli Hutchinson Kazuo Inouye in honor of Matthew Ridgeway Barry and Lynn Johnson Bradley and Virginia Johnson Joe and Rebecca Johnson in honor of Turner and Emma Johnson Mark and Mitzi Johnson Ruth Johnson John and Jennifer Jones Matthew Jones Mitch and Neysa Jordan Greg and Susan Jungles Chris and Maire Kahley Al Kalichak Darrell and Jane Kalichak John and Racheal Kayal Jeff and Kristen Kelly Jonathan and Malissa Kemp Scott and Kimbrell Kimbrough John and Christye Kingston Derrick and Linda Kitchens Jared and Donna Klewein

Jack and Barbara Knox Herb Kossover Eddie and Cori Kozak Darin and Laurie Kraetsch Kula Foundation Chip and April Lake Michael and Nancy Lane Eric and Susan Laton Doug Legg Donna Lewis Jon and Mary Margaret Lewis Brion and Susan Lock Jeff and Wendy Locke Billy and Julie Lugar Jeff and Viola Lussier Carol Makant Andy and Patti Marino Tye and Angela Marr Brian and Suzanne McGeary Tate and Meredith McKee Allen and Laura Lea McKinney Hank McLarty Tim and Heidi McLean Joe and Tee McSpadden Dan and Mimi Merrett Billy and Leigh Miles Janiece Miller Victor and Julia Miltiades Sidney and Lisa Montgomery David and Stefanie Moore John and Kelly Moore Will and Dana Moore Bill and Sandra Moran John and Carol Moriarty in honor of Matthew, Elizabeth, Mitchell, and Emma Norton Erroll and Lavon Morrow Union and Ella Morrow in honor of Jonathan Morrow Jan Mote Jason and Kristi Motter Bill and Cindy Moultrie Travis and Beth Mozingo


GIFTS DATED: 7/1/15 – 6/30/16

Markus and Ruth Mueller Rodney and Shirley Mundy Matt and Angie Nasrallah Scott and Fran New Danny and Hillary Nichols Norfolk Southern Corporation Jeff and Amanda Oakes Tim and Cheri O’Connor Stephen and Kendra Odom David and Cindy Orso Olaniyi and Renee Osofisan John and Julie Osterland Chuck and Angel Paas Sam and Linda Parker David and Rebecca Partain Leon and Judy Partain in honor of Amy and Luke Partain Tina Peach Jim and Suzanne Perry Rita Petrowicz Ric and Jamie Phipps Tim and Mary Phipps Clint and Trina Pless Steve and Cathy Pritchard Terry Pugh Austin and Allison Pugmire Matthew and Jennifer Purcell David and Ronda Ramsey Brenda Ray Michael and Karri Redman Kyle and Christina Reese Doretha Reese Matt and Kathy Reeves David and Beverley Reid Adam and Kathryn Renzi Josh Rice ‘96 and Johnna Rice Bill and Cindy Richards Jason and Erin Richardson Greg and Jill Richoux Mitchell and June Ridgeway Ava Rivers John and Mickie Roberts David and Maria Roberts Sylvester and Kris Roberts Mary Robinson Herb and Connie Robinson Jonathan and Brittany Robson ‘92 Jeff and Bonnie Roginsky Sam and Sheila Rothrock Andrew and Marybeth Rubinacci Jeffery and Kim Ruff Rob and Cindy Rule Chris and Misty Saldi

Ron and Gina Sbravati Matt and Mandy Schaltenbrand Andrea Schmidt Dan and Lesia Schnur Scott and Amy Schwan Carl and Bonnie Schwan in honor of Colby, Landon, and Parker Schwan Frankie Scott Richard and Christy Searle Torrey and Letitia Searles Frank and Robyn Settlemyer Alison Sheehan Rico and Angela Short Doug and Becky Singleton Todd and Linda Skinner Bett Smith Brad and Crysta Smith Lee and Heather Beth Smith Jason and Shelly Smith Jean Somerlot in honor of Warren Raymer Carmen Soto in honor of Galilea Szabo Kevin and Peggy Spillane Michael and Jodi Stallings Larry and Samantha Stenger Joshua and Bonnie Stephens Russ and Jenica Stephens Wade and Ami Stephens Alan and Jane Stevenson Steve and Aileen Szabo Emmett and Catina Taliaferro Larry Terry in honor of Kyle, Brooke, and Grant Terry Craig and Kristi Thomas Dustin and Ann Tipton Wade and Angela Torp Walter and Cynthia Trammell Richard and Ruby Tyler Tracy and Amy Tyler Brian and Jill Varnes Robb and Nikki Verna Joan Vernail in honor of Jeans Jenschke Jason and Shawn Warren Tim and Ronda Washington Mark and Michelle Watkins Wes Watt ‘09 Jim and Amy Watts Greg and Holly Weaver Mike and Sonya Weber Drew and Tannish Welch

Tom and Nikole West Chris and Leigh Whitmire Cam and Alison Wilbur Art and Kim Wilder Eddie and Maria Williams Young and Meagan Williams Bryan and Jennifer Wilson Robin Wilson Brandon and Allison Winzurk Larry and Colleen Womack Mike and Christine Woods Esther Yeakly in honor of Milo Reeves Andrew and Kimberly Ziegele

Friends

Anonymous (4) Bryan and DeSchell Anderson Wes Anderson Charles and Elizabeth Annan Constantine and Heather Arnold Steve and Donna Arrants Boston Arts Phillip Ashe Mark Bacchus Irvin and Jennifer Barnett John and Gladys Baxter in honor of Erick Roziewski Jason Beard Wanda Beeler Ronald and Wanda Bethel Jeff and Jennifer Bethel Christopher Bethel Christopher Bilson ‘16 Timothy and Kristen Bland Nate Blase Ryan and Rose Bloodworth Jamie Bogner ‘92 Edward and Betty Jane Bonapartian John and Jen Bonn Bart and Melissa Boyd Keith and Tracey Boyer Thomas Bradley Ryan and Mary Breshears Robert and Eleanor Brogan in honor of Emma and Reese Brogan Jeff and Frances Brooks Steve and Susan Brown Alex and Erika Brown, III Brandon and Brittany Browne Sara Kathryne Brumbelow ‘16 Dave and Kristi Bruton Brandon and Emily Burton

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2015-2016 ANNUAL FUND GIVING John Busby Ben Cain ‘16 Cole and Meg Calhoun Chloe Callis ‘16 Jeff and Jennifer Capen ‘05 Elizabeth Carroll Clint and Jocelyn Cetti Josh and Sarah Cole Steve and Andrea Conklin Tyler Conn Gurdon and Andi Counts Robert and Julia Crittenden Chris and Tara Cumberland Daniel and Fanny Dadzie Samuel and Sharon D’Ambola Patrick and Suzanne Daron Ashley Davis Michael and Dana DelMastro Mike and Jill Dennis Kevin and Susan Denton Bryant and Bonnie Dromey Rachael Duncan ‘16 Craig and Elizabeth Duncan Randall and Jenna Dunson Hylton and Patsy Dupree in honor of the William A. Cooper family Sean and Melanie Durity Sarah Eller Ronny and Denise Estes Caroline Ethridge ‘16 Mark and Niki Faith Sara Farmer Aaron and Jennie Farrant Andy and Angela Feldman Omar and Maria Fernandez David and Jenn Fitzpatrick Billy Flood Demetrius and Chonta Flowers Keith and Julie Foust

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Jesse and Cristian Franklin Don and Barbara Frick in honor of Brett and Jenna Reel Scott and Lynne Fugate in memory of Leigh Lawson Reeves Janet Fulbright Sam Fulkerson ‘16 Shane and Sonja Gaither Ray and Leanne Galloway Joe and Lauren Garofalo Josh and Karibeth Gentry Waverly Gilcrease ‘16 Tony and Alice Gravett Tom and Dana Gray Susan Gribble John Gualtieri Sharron Hamilton Walter Hannum Blair and Sarah Harrell Al and Lisa Hartley Eric and Elena Hawkins William and Lesley Hays Gary and Ruth Henderson Mary Herring Mark and Kate Hines Donald and Trici Holmes Joanne Houston in honor of Lola Duroe Joseph and Corinne Howell Robby and Kristy Hubbard Hunter and Audrey Hughes Monica Hughes Jacob Humphries Meri Ellis Hunt ‘16 Rodney and Ronda Hunt Ashlyn Hutchinson ‘15 Delaney Hutchinson ‘16 Merrill Hutchinson Sheila Jackson

Mark and Connie Jennings Allen Jones Billy and Kim Jones BJ and Carrie Jones Kimberly Jones & Company Basil Kayal in honor of Nicholas, Ashley, Andrew, and Emma Kayal Brandt and Libby Kessler Mike and Stephenie Kessock Nikita Khan ‘16 Bobby and Kimberly Kim Burnie King Adam King ‘99 and Megan King Kenn and Heather Kington Mic and Adrianne Knox Larry and Donna Konieczny Jamie and Ansley Koza Jeremy and Erin Krans Vanessa Kress Zach Kyzer ‘16 Reggie and Misty LaGrone Reid and Ruth Lambert Jennifer Laminack Jack and Kimberly LaPrad Katie Larkin ‘16 Lindsay Larkin Duane and Lisa LeGate Sharon Lester Sam Little Sarah Margaret Locke ‘16 Abby Logan ‘16 Suan Logan Phil and Laurel Loria Keith and Jennifer Lynch Christy Mahon Brent and Lindsey Maloney Humberto Marin Pam Marr Tony and Trina Martin


GIFTS DATED: 7/1/15 – 6/30/16

Julia Marvel ‘16 Allen and Lynn Massey Brian and Tammy Mazur Matt and Kara McConville Ragan McCoy ‘16 Sean and Donna McCoy ‘93 Jon and Sarah McEntyre Gene and Emily McKay Greg and Sherri McLeroy Mark and Patty McWhorter Jeff and Stephanie Mellom Rob and Martha Mezei Hazel Montague in honor of Courtney King Cassidy Moore ‘16 Kim and Sabrina Moore Ginny Moore Kaylin Moran ‘03 Joe Mulvihill ‘90 and Jill Mulvihill Chad and Jamie Murphy Tom and Amanda Mutz Justin and Thea Nelson Brady and Angela Ojibway Gunar and Janice Overbeck Kenny and Melinda Palmer Nik and Sham Palomaki Andre and Nicolle Parent Robert and Beth Parsons Jerry Pevey Greg and Briana Phillips Jeff and Dorie Poe Steve and Lucy Polemitis Mac and Aimee Powell Kirk and Kathleen Pratt Charlie and Leslie Pulley Greg and Joyce Quinet Richard and Victoria Ramsey Charles and Teresa Redd Hal Reeves Mike and Andrea Reid

Trey Renno ‘09 Gus and Amanda Reyna Scott and Jessica Robbins Don and Lois Roberts in honor of Jackson and Noah Roberts Laurie Robillard Mark and Leigh Robinson Steve and Christine Ross Jessica Rousseau Mike and Margie Rowan Craig and Jen Schiltz Brent and Robin Scott Bill and Jennifer Simpson Sheryl Sims in honor of Luke Lumpkin, Will, and Elle Whitfield Tommy and Lauren Sinowski Dustin and Nikki Smith Sean and Carol Smith Ronson and Ladona Smith Matt and Cara Smith David and Lori Smith Chris and Susan Spruill Brent and Sarah Stephens Allie Stewart ‘16 Jamey and Katherine Stiltz Chris and Jen Stone Keith and Kathy Stroup Pat and Kris Sweeney Chris and Abby Tanton Johnny and Rachel Thompson Jason and Amy Thompson Robert and Heather Thompson Gary and Martha Troutman Brian and Mandy Tucker Scott and Cindy Tucker Nicole Tucker Marcus and Kristi Underwood Cathy Vaughan Tom and Melinda Vigna Troy and Kaye Walden

Billy Watson Heinz and Mariana Wegener Dan and Kerry Welborn Phillip and Kathy Welch Mandy White ‘16 Ray and Tricia White BJ and Anna Willoughby Jamie and Monica Wingler Kelly and Donna Wood Joseph Yankey Pete and Greta Zefo

SPECIAL THANKS to the 2015-2016 Annual Fund Parent Committee Tim and Deidre Norton, Chairs/12th Ryan and Lindsay Kauffman, PK3 Adam and Jennifer Everett, PK4 Jeff and Amanda Oakes, K Mike and Michelle Gilmore, 1st Jonathan and Tiffany Hollis, 2nd Fred and Kaye Long, 3rd Greg and Janice Chastain, 4th Jonathan and Brittany Robson, 5th Scott and Teisha Ault, 6th David and Kim Epps, 7th Kevin and Jan Flowers, 8th David and Kristen Pyle, 9th Tim and Jennifer Oswald, 10th Brent and Robin Scott, 11th

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2015-2016 DESIGNATED GIVING Athletics

Joe and Michelle Alexander Paul and Renee Armstrong Jason and Tewana Bohn Mel and Barb Bokhoven Ryan and Tina Cantwell Scott and Julie Farley Bart and Becky Floyd General Electric Georgia Firestop, Inc. Garrett and Carly Harvey David and Donnalea Hutchinson Jim and Laura Johnson Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP Scott and Kimbrell Kimbrough James and Donna Mau Tate and Meredith McKee David Mitchell & Associates, Inc. David and Ann Mitchell PT Solutions Holdings, LLC Tim and Piper Ross Curtis and Lisa Shoch Jay and Denise Swanson Dale and Emily Yake

Band

Chick-fil-A at West Cobb FSU

Eagle Backers

All-Pro Pest Service Bryan and DeSchell Anderson Arch Wood Protection Arts Plumbing Atlanta Specialty Woods Marshall and Lynda Ausburn Azealea Manor Personal Care Home, Inc. Batchelor and Kimball, Inc. BHL Management, LLC The Bottoms Group, LLC David and Brittney Bottoms Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Sean and Lan Breckley Brent and Carla Brown Matt and Mary Burton Jason and Ashley Butcher Steve and Lori Cannon Brad and Christy Carroll Charity Golf International, LLC Chesley Brown International Dan and Ann Cox Kevin and Stephanie Cunane

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Davis & Associates Attorneys at Law, LLC Derek and Amee Davis Beacon Construction Group, LLC 32 Dental Eric Duncan, DMD Eric and Julie Duncan Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP Durrence Real Estate, LLC Cliff and Helen Durrence Earth Wall Products, LLC Scott and Julie Farley Farrar & Tipton Orthodontics, LLC First Landmark Bank Four of a Kind, Inc. Georgia Firestop, Inc. Glendale Strategies, Inc. Glory Haus, Inc. Mike and Rene Gordon Scott and Ashley Hankins Hardy Chevrolet Buick GMC Jeans Investment Group Tony and Kim Jeans Jerry L. Johnson & Associates, Inc. Jessica W. Morin, DMD, LLC Joel C. Pugh Keith and Paige Johnson Cooper Jones, LLC Cooper and Lindy Jones Kennesaw Mountain Veterinary Services Kennestone Dental Care Center PC M. Scott and Kimbrell Kimbrough Derrick and Linda Kitchens Darin and Laurie Kraetsch Tom and Jennifer Kyzer Chip and April Lake Mark and Stephanie Lee Tate and Meredith McKee Hank McLarty Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw Mechanical Sales Co. Victor and Julia Miltiades MK Polymers, LLC Moncrief Unique Indoor Comfort, Inc. Eric Morin Jessica Morin Tom and Amanda Mutz Narwhal Capital Management, LLC North Metro Church Stephen and Kendra Odom Office Zilla, LLC Brady and Angela Ojibway Peach State Lumber Products, Inc

Andy and Tina Piper Joel and Ellen Pugh Pugmire Ford-Lincoln Austin and Allison Pugmire Richard and Lynn Pugmire Thomas and Cindy Rainey S.T. Metal Works, Inc. Samples Construction, LLC Mike and Cindy Samples Charles and Cathy Sewell ShawHankins, LLC Single Source, Inc Richy and Samantha Stephens Steven R. Cannon Insurance Agency, Inc. Mickey and Alina Stevens Keith and Kathy Stroup Sute Seay, LLC Michael and Jeri Sute Third Day Dustin and Ann Tipton Nicole Tucker Tracy and Amy Tyler Kirk and Amanda Underwood Village Podiatry Group, LLC Walden Appraisal Services, Inc. Troy and Kaye Walden Walton Communities, LLC Mark and Michelle Watkins West Cobb Engineering and Tool Co., Inc. Ross and Tiffany Westbrook

Facilities

Bill and Sally DeWeese Joe and Joanna McDonald Richard and Carolyn McDonald in honor of Joe McDonald Anne Williams in honor of Joe McDonald Michael and Leslie Williams in honor of Joe McDonald

Financial Aid

Anonymous Anonymous in memory of Stephen Werner Royce and Julia Brooks CKS Packaging, Inc. Dan and Jeanine Marlow in honor of Steve Shelton Rick and Lisa Perez Charles and Cathy Sewell


Performing Arts

Bill and Sally DeWeese Kevin and Jan Flowers Gary and Abby Gail Keappler Mills and Company Joel and Ellen Pugh Brian and Stacey Vann

PTF

Wes Watt in honor of Steve Shelton Horace and Lyn Bennett Chick-fil-A Paul and Liliana Major Joyce Padgett J.T. Vinson Ross and Tiffany Westbrook

Gray Family Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. Rick Gray Bill and Nan Barnhart George and Caroline Bickley Merrilyn Eastham George and Alecia Ethridge Donald Smith

High School

Chick-fil-A David and Naomi Crompton Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc. Max and Eleanor Lorenz Pugmire Ford-Lincoln Austin and Allison Pugmire

In-Kind

Josh Anderson Chick-fil-A, Inc. Jonathan and Tiffany Hollis Kennesaw Bait Company Jamie and Ansley Koza Mills and Company Shaw Industries SMB IT Solutions Marvin and Michelle Stubbs Jim and Amy Watts

Technology

CKS Packaging, Inc. Charles and Cathy Sewell

Missions

Anonymous Todd and Kelly Barton Dave and Kristi Bruton Steve and Lori Cannon Steven R. Cannon Insurance Agency, Inc. Rob and Carole Chaput CKS Packaging, Inc. Kimberly and Timothy Dahnke George and Beth Davis Neill and Billa Faucett Nic and Shanna Fields Greg and Lisa Hammonds Kip and Shannon Howard Richard and Susan Hunt James Living Trust Mike and Anne Jones Greg and Susan Jungles Mark and Alisa Justice John and Christye Kingston Evans and Priscilla Kyei-Nimako Jack and Kimberly LaPrad Patrick and Sara Maiville Elizabeth Malek Mr. Maynor Maynor Jim and Suzanne Perry Bill and K.K. Petit Thomas and Cindy Rainey Roger and Sharon Rhodes Buddy and Somer Satterfield Charles and Cathy Sewell David and Debbie Sheffield Brett and Tricia Stewart Michael and Jeri Sute Craig and Kristi Thomas Bob and Erin Wagoner

Jason and Heather Brian General Mills - Box Top Education Liberty Furniture Neurodiagnostic Consultants, LLC Stephen and Kendra Odom Publix Partners Philip and Debra Smothers Target

Robotics

Laolu and Olayide Aina Willie and Linda Chrisp John Dries David and Kim Epps Wale and Moji Esho First First in Texas Andy and Catherine Floam Jon and Emily Haygood Bimbo Idowu Tunde and Bola Idowu Lakunle Lasebikan Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics Company Eric and Amy Love Joseph Love Stephen and Kelly Moss Parkway Medical Association, LLC John and Sandy Quarles Dennis and April Winslow Win-Tech, Inc.

Spiritual Life Anonymous

Summer Camps Curtis and Lisa Shoch

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Financials The MPCS Development and Financial Summaries are provided to inform families about the financial success and responsibility of our school. Information reported here is from the 2015-2016 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.

Development Summary for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Fund Campaign Totals for FY 2015-2016 Total Total Donors Average Gift Staff Participation Board Participation Parent Participation

$587,301.64 900 $655 100% 100% 88%

All Giving to MPCS for FY 2015-2016 Annual Fund $587,301.64 Imagine Tomorrow Capital Campaign $1,913,173.70 Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program (2016 tax year) $337,514.00 Missions $35,820.38 Athletics $221,093.22 Financial Aid $70,908.86 Academics $31,983.19 Arts $21,593.91 Technology $120,000.00 Other $136,450.00 TOTAL GIVING

$3,475,838.90

NOTE: This donor listing and financial report reflects only gifts processed through the development office. Fundraisers and memberships are often not processed through development and, therefore, may not be included in the reported numbers. Transparency and accuracy is of utmost importance to the MPCS administration. We apologize for any errors which are made inadvertently. If you do notice an inaccuracy in this report, please notify the development office immediately so that we may correct the information in our database and for future reports.

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Financial Summary for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 2% 2%

INCOME

7%

89% TUITION AND FEES 7% GIFTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS 2% STUDENT/PARENT FUNDRAISING 0% INVESTMENT INCOME

89% 2% 7%

2% RENTAL, AUXILIARY, AND OTHER INCOME

EXPENSES 55% INSTRUCTIONAL

13% 23%

23% ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL

55%

13% DEBT EXPENSES AND PRINCIPAL PAYMENTS 7% STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES 2% FINANCIAL AID

*Unaudited 6/30/16 financials as of 9/10/16 report. Increased instructional spending and accelerated debt retirement continued in 2015-2016. Stadium gifts completed in the prior year, reducing overall Gifts and Contributions, although Annual Fund was at an all-time high. Other than a slight shift from administrative to instructional percentages, the use of funds remained fairly consistent.

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Capital Campaign

God has blessed us more than we could ever dream or imagine! [Ephesians 3:20]

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“Faithful� is the best word to describe the many generous donors to the Murray Arts Center in phase one of the Imagine Tomorrow Capital Campaign. Though you made your pledge commitments several years ago, since that time, many in our community have experienced economic challenges. Still, you remained committed to the pledge of support you made years ago. Thank you for your faithfulness. As the first phase wraps up financially, we are excited to report that a total of $16,632,365 will have been collected against our $16.5M goal. Your faithfulness in completing pledges has positioned the school very well with important financial institutions such as banks and foundations. Most importantly, you made it possible for students to learn and perform in a state-of-the-art facility. We thank you, the generous donors, and give God the glory for bringing phase one to completion. With the support of donors like you, MPCS completed the construction on the Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium last summer, a $3M project. As we look ahead, we will be unveiling revised plans for the new Murray Innovation Center addition to the high school. Every day your gift is at work as our students honor God with their God-given talents.

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Thank you to the 2015-2016 stadium and high school addition donors (to date) for honoring God through your investments for our students! Anonymous Joe and Michelle Alexander American Tower Matching Gift Program Josh Anderson In honor of Jason Beard Marshall and Lynda Ausburn David and Joanna Austin Mark and Karen Bean Mark and Sue Bennett in honor of grandaughter Megan Litz Brent and Carla Brown Robin and Penny Burruss Ryan and Tina Cantwell CKS Packaging, Inc. The Coca-Cola Foundation Lance and Sonja Cooper The Cooper Firm Ken and Renee Davis George and Alecia Ethridge David and Mallory Farmer John Fern Steve and Janet Fisher

Neal and Beth Freeman Steve and Debbie Gibbon Gibbon Financial Consulting, LLC Eva Graham Mark and Nikki Graham Graham Family Foundation Kevin and Lisa Hofmann James and Susan Inglis The Inglis Family Foundation Bob and Julie Jimenez Jack and Barbara Knox Darin and Laurie Kraetsch Eddie and Debbie Lummus In memory of Wally Johnson IV Cliff McCune Steve and Shannon McCune Joe and Joanna McDonald Hank McLarty Michael and Carol Miller Stuart and Eulene Murray Foundation National Christian Foundation Mickey and Helen Newsome

Tim and Jennifer Oswald Jim and Suzanne Perry Bill and K.K. Petit Austin and Allison Pugmire Richard and Lynn Pugmire Pugmire Ford-Lincoln R.F. Knox Co. Kevin and Michelle Rostowsky Andy and Trixie Roukoski Marilyn Rowland David and Ruth Russ Charles and Cathy Sewell David and Debbie Sheffield Curtis and Lisa Shoch Tip Top Poultry Mike and Kim Watt Ross and Tiffany Westbrook Chuck and Yvonne Williams Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home In memory of Wally Johnson IV Dale and Emily Yake

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Georgia GOAL

“Taking The Credit” to Change Lives 2016 Georgia GOAL Results Georgia tax credits are more popular than ever, and your contribution is more valuable than ever. A special thanks to the 157 individuals and business owners who applied for a total of $626,650 in 2016 Education Tax Credits for students at MPCS. You are an invaluable component of this program’s success! All $58 million in tax credits were consumed the same day they were made available on January 1, 2016, for a total of $108 million in state-wide applications received by the Department of Revenue. As a result, contributors received a 53.36% prorated approval resulting in $337,514 in contributions for Mount Paran Christian School. These important tax credit dollars provided opportunities for 65 students to attend MPCS. Thank you once again for taking the education tax credit in 2016 and making a difference in students’ lives. Georgia GOAL is accepting 2017 applications through December 22, 2016. Individuals with ownership in S-Corps, LLCs or Partnerships (pass-through entities) may contribute up to $10,000 to a GOAL tax credit. To “take the credit,” please apply at www.goalscholarship.org. Contact Cindy Gibbs at 770-578-0182 or cgibbs@mtparanschool.com for more information.

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Stewardship

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Stewardship: New Giving Societies As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. — 1 Peter 4:10

A biblical world-view of stewardship can be consciously defined as “Utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” We are not the owners, but have been trusted with resources and the care of everything for the sake of God’s purposes. As we grow philanthropy at MPCS, we recognize that generosity takes many forms – forgiveness, grace, volunteerism, and monetary gifts. We seek to encourage and celebrate giving in all forms, creating a culture of generosity and gratefulness. This year we are expanding our donor recognition and stewardship efforts. While we continue to specially recognize gifts at the Leadership Level ($2,500 or more per year annually), we will begin acknowledging a few other groups of faithful school supporters. Introducing three new giving societies: •  Loyalty Donor Society – Donors who have contributed for five or more consecutive years, regardless of gift amount. •  Lifetime Donor Society – During their lifetime, these donors have made gifts totaling $100,000. •  Legacy Donor Society – Donors who have included MPCS in their estate plans (bequests, life insurance, charitable trust, retirement benefits, etc). Through your generosity, in all its forms, MPCS continues to improve its programs and better serve its students. Thank you for giving so freely and faithfully!

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Volunteers

A Special Thanks to MPCS Volunteers The unsung heroes of MPCS are truly the volunteers who put for th hours of their time and talents to fur ther the mission of our school. We cannot thank them enough for their involvement and commitment to countless activities and events. Thank you to all who are involved in these vital groups: 77 Time Action in Truth Alumni Association Annual Fund Committee Band Boosters Bible Study/Group Leaders Blue & Black Bash Board of Trustees Boy Scouts Chapel Speakers Concession Stand

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Consignment Sale Eagle Backers Fishing Tournament Reception Desk Volunteers Girl Scouts International Fair Missions Moms in Prayer Mount Paran Arts Council New Family Ambassadors Parent Class Volunteers

Parent Teacher Fellowship Performing Arts Parents Retreat Parent Committee Robotics Room Moms Service Day Leaders Team Moms Veteran Representatives Volunteer Coaches Women’s Ministry


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Alumni

THANK YOU 2015-2016 ALUMNI CONTRIBUTORS Christopher Bilson ‘16 Jamie Bogner ‘92 Caroline Janas Bradford ‘03 Gary Brooks ‘90 and Shaunda Brooks ‘90 Sara Kathryne Brumbelow ‘16 Ben Cain ‘16 Chloe Callis ‘16 Jennifer Crace Capen ‘05 Rachael Duncan ‘16 Melanie Janas Elgin ‘07 Caroline Ethridge ‘16 Endien Montgomery Freeman ‘98 Sam Fulkerson ‘16

Waverly Gilcrease ‘16 Todd Hewatt ‘97 Meri Ellis Hunt ‘16 Ashlyn Hutchinson ‘15 Delaney Hutchinson ‘16 Nikita Khan ‘16 Adam King ‘99 Zach Kyzer ‘16 Katie Larkin ‘16 Sarah Margaret Locke ‘16 Abby Logan ‘16 Julia Marvel ‘16 Donna Hunter McCoy ‘93 Ragan McCoy ‘16

Cassidy Moore ‘16 Kaylin Moran ‘03 Joe Mulvihill ‘90 David Owens ‘92 Trey Renno ‘09 Joshua Rice ‘96 Brittany Robson ‘92 Allie Stewart ‘16 Scott Varner ‘92 J.T. Vinson ‘12 Wes Watt ‘09 Mandy White ‘16

As alumni, your tax-deductible charitable gifts are providing students at MPCS with opportunities they may otherwise not be able to afford. Did you know MPCS offers an online recurring gift opportunity which allows you to donate smaller monthly amounts adding up to a generous yearly gift? Please join us, as fellow alumni, and make a gift of any amount today at www.mtparanschool.com/annual-fund

SAVE THE DATE! Alumni Jam – Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Reception and MPC basketball games vs. Walker / Saturday morning alumni pick-up basketball game at 10:00 a.m.

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SEND US YOUR CLASS UPDATES To update your information, please visit the alumni page on our website www.mtparanschool.com. Stay up-to-date on all school and alumni information by joining the “Mount Paran Christian School Alumni” group on Facebook! Please also connect with us on LinkedIn for job networking opportunities, both through the

Thank you to the following alumni who faithfully serve on the Alumni Association Council: Mr. Wes Watt ’09, President Mrs. Donna Hunter McCoy ’93 Mrs. Endien Montgomery Freeman ‘98 Mr. Joshua (Ike) Eisenberg ‘99 Mrs. Caroline Janas Bradford ‘03 Mr. Tiernan Phillips ‘06 Mrs. Taylor Mulkey Kinsey ‘09

2016 Homecoming and Alumni Dinner (clockwise from top): Campbell Keel and Ruthie Hewatt at Eaglefest; John Souders ’89 Alumnus of the Year; Jennifer Finnell Dorman ’99 and Katie Gartland Keel ’97 with mascot; Amber Jogie ‘16 and Whitley Shoch crown the new queen, Allie Akin; Honorary Alumni Steve Shelton with wife, Brenda; and Ben Dewberry ’06 with teacher, Brad Smith. WINGSPAN | Gratitude 2016 23


Grandparents

Thank you!

We are grateful for the amazing impact our grandparents make in the lives of students and in our school. Thank you for your tremendous support of MPCS! Ms. Ramona Adriance Lincoln Durity Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Ausburn Annie and Owen McGill; Carter, Will, Wyatt, and Georgia Smith Mrs. Martha Baker Hogan Floyd Mrs. Birdie Bassett, Madison and Thomas Long Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bokhoven Jackson and Noah Roberts Dr. and Mrs. William Bolen Sr. Anna Grace, Ansley and Will Bolen Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bonapartian Asher, Grace and Lauren Loria Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bottoms Drew Bottoms Mr. and Mrs. Harold Breckley Landon, Kali, and Maile Breckley Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Brennan Jr. Jack, Kellum, Frances Rowan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brogan Reese and Emma Brogan Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Burton Alleah and Milani Medellin Commissioner John Busby Ashley, Jordan, and John Busby Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cockerham, Brady Scott

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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Coleman Harrison and Katie Rose Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crittenden William and Matthew Moore Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dark Sam, Emma Kate, and Jake Tucker; Charlie and Sarah Dark Ms. Bette Jane Domurat Ashley and Sydney Brown Mr. and Mrs. Hylton Dupree Jr. Wood and Hyl Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fisher Anna and Scott Fisher Mr. Edward Fredette Michael and Sophie Fredette Mr. and Mrs. Neal Freeman Alli and Lila Gentry Mr. and Mrs. Don Frick Brett and Jenna Reel Mr. and Mrs. Jim Friedewald Emma Bethel Mrs. Barbara Griffith Mitzi and Kayley Roukoski Mr. Walter Hannum Koen Hannum Mrs. Mary Herring, Bryce and Kendall Herring Mr. and Mrs. John Hill Martina and Matias Hill Ms. Joanne Houston Lola Duroe

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Howren Gracie Lochridge and Elle Howren Kazuo Inouye Matthew Ridgeway Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jenkins Cade Saldi Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson Emma and Turner Johnson Mr. Allen Jones Blake and Brooke Jones Mr. Albin Kalichak Carson, Chris, and Matt Kalichak Mr. Basil Kayal Nicholas, Ashley, Andrew, and Emma Kayal Ms. Mary Lacy Tiffany Stenger Ms. Carol Makant Alexander and Andrew Barton Mrs. Pam Marr Sarah Grace Marr Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin Conner and Cameron Bohn Mr. Cliff McCune Sydney and Sarah McCune Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller Emma Gasque Ms. Hazel Montague Courtney King


SAVE THE DATE! PK-5th Grandparents’ Day: March 23-24, 2017 Mr. William and Dr. Sandra Moran Harlow Lacy Mr. and Mrs. John Moriarty Matthew, Elizabeth, Emma, and Mitchell Norton Mr. and Mrs. Union Morrow Jonathan Morrow Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Mundy Carson and Jackson Lim Mr. and Mrs. Scott New Ryan and Hunter New Dr. and Mrs. Leon Partain Amy, Sarah, and Luke Partain Ms. Rita Petrowicz John David Ginter Mr. and Mrs. William Poteet Matthew Lopes Ms. Terry Pugh Caroline and Ethan Pugh Mrs. Doretha Reese Jackson Reese Mrs. Cindy Reynolds Dylan and Ethan Spaulding Mr. and Mrs. Don Roberts Jackson and Noah Roberts Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Robinson Cole Matthaidess Mrs. Mary Robinson Lauren and Lindsey Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John Randy Ryan Ryan and Hunter New Mr. and Mrs. John Ryerse Mallory, Sam, and RJ Westbrook Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schwab Ansley, Bennett, and Emmy Schwab

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schwan Colby, Parker, and Landon Schwan Mr. Frankie Scott Brady Scott Mrs. Sheryl Sims Luke Lumpkin Ms. Bett Smith Kason and Trevor Brooks; Dawson Smith Mrs. Jean Somerlot Warren Raymer Mrs. Carmen Soto Galilea Szabo Dr. and Mrs. Robert Stanley Michael, Harrison, and Natalie Floam Mr. Larry Terry Grant, Kyle, and Brooke Terry

Ms. Linda Terry Grant, Kyle, and Brooke Terry Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tyler Savannah, Ben, and Addison Tyler Mrs. Joan Vernail Jenna Jenschke Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Watford Grace, Lili, and Jacob Watford Mrs. Stella White Carl and Jake Daron; Catherine Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. Larry Womack Lauren, Nick, Audrey, and Lindsey Weaver Mrs. Esther Yeakly Milo Reeves

IRA Tax Advantages for Retirees Have you considered the possibility of a QCD?* Did you know that If you are at least age 70 ½, you may qualify for a tax-free qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from an IRA to a qualified non-profit organization like Mount Paran Christian School? This may be a great opportunity for you to make your gift to MPCS tax-free! *Mount Paran Christian School is a 501(c)(3) organization and receives charitable contributions as allowed by law. Please consult with your tax advisor for further information about making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA. This is being provided as information only and does not constitute any tax advice. WINGSPAN | Gratitude 2016 25


We are enthusiastic supporters of MPCS because of the wonderful balance between academics, athletics, and Christian values – molding my granddaughters’ minds, bodies, and hearts into the best they can be. — Neal and Beth Freeman

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Dear Fellow Mount Paran Christian School Grandparents, Thank you for being such an important part of the MPCS family. As a grandparent, I am sure your relationship with your grandchild(ren) is a very special one, as is mine. In addition to unconditional love, presence, and prayers, grandparents wield incredible influence. We may teach our grandchildren about faith, or history, or a new skill set like gardening or woodworking, or perhaps how to be kind and respectful to others, and sometimes we are there to provide them with emotional support. What a blessing and privilege it is to be a grandparent! Your presence, prayers, and support are also important to Mount Paran Christian School. I invite you to join me, as a grandparent, in supporting our great school with an end-ofyear gift of any amount to Annual Fund, made in honor of your grandchild(ren). From preschool through high school, your gift will help to shape each heart, mind, and life. Thank you for being a part of your grandchildren’s quality Christ-centered education! Blessings, Dr. David Tilley Headmaster and MPCS grandparent of Brandt and Addie Anne

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2016 Volume XI / Issue 1/ 2015-2016 Annual Report. Wingspan is an annual publication for students, parents, alumni, and friends of Mount Par...

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