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Hitting our Stride Development e-Newsletter | summer 2011


Hitting our Stride is the perfect title of our first Development E-Newsletter. The 2010–2011 school year truly saw Mount Vernon’s development programs grow and deepen in their impact on students, faculty and the campus. The year was highlighted by the introduction of “The Big 4”, the new line-up of annual fund-raising initiatives. Under the guidance of the Advancement Committee and supported by so many outstanding and committed volunteers, the development staff worked to provide fund-raising events that are meaningful to our School families and to fund programs that provide new learning opportunities for our students and faculty.

Participation in the Mount Vernon Fund

90% by parents grew to

100+ 150%

As we Hit our Stride, we also hit new highs along the way. Participation in the Mount Vernon Fund by parents grew from 60% to 90%, and every parent of a student in the Three-Year-Old classes through Grade 3 made a gift to the Fund. The Georgia Tax Credit Program grew 150% in participation, allowing the School to provide 19 incoming students in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools with financial aid and the opportunity for a Mount Vernon education. The Mustang Golf Classic added a fun, new element, the Junior Mustang Golf Challenge, which drew more than 50 students to compete in driving, chipping and putting contests. The astounding success of the Mustang Rally was seen in the faces of the students who took center stage as parade leaders, field game champions and carnival revelers. For the Mustang Rally, the key to surpassing the budgeted goal and providing new technology on both campuses was the support of the more than 100 family sponsors who made a commitment to a first time event. 2 | 2011 Development e-Newsletter

Mustang Rally family sponsors

Georgia Tax Credit Program participation growth

50+ Students in the

Junior Mustang Golf Challenge

As a development team, our goal is really very simple – to support the growth and learning of the students and faculty of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. We cannot thank the School community enough – the volunteers and donors whose support makes this goal a reality. As we continue to grow our development programs, let us know how we are doing. Are we demonstrating how your gift impacts the School? Are we sharing how annual giving affects the ability to implement the long-term vision of the School? Are we connecting how your gift supports the School’s mission? Your feedback is important to us.

The Mount Vernon community is a strong one and together we can continue to do great things! Thank you for your continued support.

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The Mount Vernon Fund

Support of the Mount Vernon Fund is vital to the School’s mission and bridges the gap between the total cost of operating the School and tuition revenue. Participation in the Mount Vernon Fund is important and every gift, no matter the size, is meaningful and appreciated. Each year the primary goal of the Mount Vernon Fund is to receive the highest percentage of support from our School community.

To support the School’s overall growth, continue to expand curriculum offerings, and develop athletic and arts programs, Mount Vernon focuses on four annual initiatives called The Big 4. These funding strategies also encourage school unity and spirit and positively impact the daily life of our students. Partner level donors celebrated the success of the Mount Vernon Fund at a luncheon at the Cherokee Town Club in May. Shown is Dr. Brett Jacobsen thanking Melody and Todd Rounsaville for their involvement and support.

In 2010-2011, with Margot and Robert Shuford serving as campaign chairs and leading a productive team of grade level representatives, parent participation in the Mount Vernon Fund grew to an impressive 90%, a level that is far above average for the metro-Atlanta area. Through the generous support of all donors, the School also exceeded the budget goal…proving that each and every gift makes a difference. Funds raised are being used on many projects including the completion of the cross country track, the purchase and installation of a new sound system by the Glenn Campus field, investment in new laboratory equipment for science labs, professional development opportunities for faculty and enhanced programmatic offerings for students. For the first time in school history, seven grade levels reached 100% parent participation. The Kindergarten parents, led by representatives Angela and Michael Nagy became the first grade to reach this goal. The parents in 2nd Grade, led by representatives Debbie and Todd House, were the next to reach 100% participation. Representatives Sharon and Jim Griswold encouraged giving from all of the 3rd Grade parents. Heleena and Mike Roush guided the parents in Pre-K and Young 5s to this milestone, and the parents in the Three’s, led by Julie and John Barber, also reached 100% participation. Everyone supporting the Mount Vernon Fund with a philanthropic gift is making an investment in our students and faculty.

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The Mount Vernon Fund

Mount Vernon Fund Committee

“It is because of ALL the people who put 100% effort into their roles at MVPS that we wanted this year to be so successful and set the stage for many future years of a healthy Mount Vernon Fund. We do this because we feel so grateful and blessed that our family gets to be a part of such a special place. The parent participation level is truly a testament to how families at MVPS are also so grateful.”

Chairs Faculty Chair Threes PK/Y5 Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade

Robert and Margot Shuford Kat Mattimoe Julie and Jon Barber Heleena and Mike Roush Angela and Michael Nagy Kenna and Doug Kruep Debbie and Todd House Sharon and Jim Griswold Elizabeth and Scott Slayden

Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade Ninth Grade Tenth Grade Eleventh Grade Twelfth Grade Grandparents

Elizabeth and Randall Guyton Candace and Paul Stupek Sally Love and Al Lienau Wendy and Eddie Brown Beth and Alex Tyler Patty and Guy Tucker Eileen and Jason Hall Julie and Roger Steffens Carol and Andy Heyward

Margot and Robert Shuford, chairs of 2010-2011 Mount Vernon Fund

donors 2010–2011 Visionary - $25,000 and above

Educator - $2,500 to $4,999

Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Brooks Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James McKnight

AXA Financial Debbie and David Barclift Wendy and Eddie Brown Anne and Jack Chambers Carla and Paul Corley Cathy and Robert Derrick Susan and Mike Farrah Elizabeth and Randall Guyton Stephanie and Ben Hillhouse Paige and Mark Huff Dr. and Mrs. Brett Jacobsen Deborah C. Lampe and William H. Lampe Lillian and Jimmy Maurin Louise and Bill McCahan Nancy and Mike McConnell Mount Vernon Presbyterian Foundation, Inc. The Pahl family The Peddle family Shelly and Steve Ray Melody and Todd Rounsaville Julie and Roger Steffens Myra and David Stromquist Kama and Eric Swartz

Founder - $15,000 to $24,999

The Coca-Cola Company Susan and David Kolb Mr. and Mrs. William McBryde Watkins Christian Foundation Benefactor - $10,000 to $14,999

Anonymous Mentor - $5,000 to $9,999

Anonymous (2) Julie and Brad Allison Michelle and Gray Dobbins Carol and Ed Hays Kenna and Doug Kruep Deanne and David McDougall Mr. and Mrs. John Notermann Maureen and Todd Pierce Margot and Robert Shuford Anne and Brett Taylor Patty and Guy Tucker Mr. and Mrs. John F. Watkins 6 | 2011 Development e-Newsletter

Kim and Dan Turner Beth Kornegay-Tyler and Alex Tyler Dr. and Mrs. Robert Tyrrel Jennifer and Evan Van Metre Leader - $1,000 to $2,499

Anonymous Ardy and Joe Adams Tracie and Mike Adams Trisha and Greg Addicks Judy and Jim Agnew Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alewine Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Alexander Sarah and Jose Alvarez Andy and Anderson Julie and Jon Barber Sherri and Noel Barnes Dr. and Mrs. William Barron Karen Cooper and John Boykin Kathleen and Mike Braswell Mr. and Mrs. Chad M. Brooks The Brooks Family Charitable Fund Nancy and Steve Buck Nancy and Jack Calhoun

Dr. Roberta Cann Joy and Carlton Carden Tracy and Win Carroll Chick-fil-A at Perimeter Pointe Molly Christian Christine and Mike Cooper Sherlyn and John Crandall/ Amelia Bay Elizabeth H. Crosby Laura and Mark Dames Ragan and Lollie DeFreese Christy and Mike Dickson Kelly and Brent Eastwood Lisa Ford and Chip Emerson Kevin Engle Mr. and Mrs. Jay Eun in honor of David Eun Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fenech Kate and Frank Fenello Fidelity Investments Paula and Quinton Fisher Ms. Christina Flower Mr. and Mrs. Murray I. Forbes, III Aubrey Forlines Caroline and Jon Gallinaro Jennifer and Randy Geoghagan

Georgia Natural Gas Lindsey and Warren Gilmer Tiffany and Michael Glover Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Goetz Mr. and Mrs. Wade H. Goodwyn, IV Holly and David Green Mr. and Mrs. Jim Griswold Lauri and Emanuel Grubb Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Hagenau Jennifer Spillane Hayes and Brandon Hayes Charlotte and Scott Hayes Robin and Trent Horne Deborah and Todd House Alli and Chip Houston Resource Planning Group, LTD The Alternative Board Atlanta - East Lisa and Jerry Humphries Ellie Hunt Margie and David Jacobson The Jefferson family Mini and Raj Jose The Kesterton family Lauren and Brad Koontz

Rosie and Hank Kunath Susie and Patrick Lane Ginny and John Layman Nanci and John LeRoy William and Shari Lotz Charlotte and Bob Madderra Eleanor and Tom Mallory Mr. and Mrs. Mason H. McCarthy Wendy and Chris McWilliams Carol Meadows Mr. and Mrs. James D. Meadows Hannah, Maggie and Mike Menkus Denise and Gary Minor Dale and Bruce Morine Nancy and Steve Moseley Nilo and Mo Nikain Burt and Dawn Patrick Christy and Joey Payne Ms. Mary D. Peters Debra and Andrew Peterson Christy and Jim Pierce Judy and Bill Porter Lesley and Patrick Posey The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Publix Supermarkets Elizabeth Reese and Michael Reese Mr. and Mrs. Sami L. Rizk Dr. Tom Rounds Heleena and Mike Roush RSUI Group, Inc. Darlene and Todd Shutley Elizabeth and Scott Slayden Mr. and Mrs. James Soteres Stanley Works Rebecca and David Strickland SunTrust Bank Atlanta Foundation Valerie and Jason Tawfik Ann and Michael Thompson Beth and Greg Thornton Dr. Andy B. Tyber UBS Foundation USA Matching Gift Program Jan and Charles VanWynbergen

150

Jose and Valerie Vargas Judy and Chris Weathers Susan and Steve Weber Brooks A. Whitney Lisa L. Whitstine Winter Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ziolo Donor - $500 to $999

Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Allison AOL Time Warner Foundation Fred and Ellen Ballard Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Michael Blair Larry Boggs Charles Justus Grandfather Laura S. Bridges Ann and Dave Brooks

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Mount Vernon Fund Donors (Continued) Donor - $500 to $999 (cont)

Kyle and Suzanne Caruthers Jimmy and Laura Chambliss Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Chastain, Sr. Denise Coward Mr. and Mrs. Candler Crim Lenny and Lisa Daniels William and Cynthia Dautrich Mr. Christian E. Dodder Mr. and Mrs. David Dunkerley

Mr. and Mrs. W. Tinsley Ellis Equifax Marianne, Evan, and John Fears Jaymie and Karl Forrest Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fraser Holly and Bret Giles The Gladney family Donna D. Glenn The Goldman family Tamara and Darren Hall Stuart and Maria Harvey Joanne Brooks Helmke Sherri and Alan Herrick Melissa and Scott Hinchman The Home Depot Industrial Developments International ING Foundation Casey and Mary Ann Jackson Pradeep and Becki Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Jones The Kanderis Family Bob and Mary Kesterton Krissy and Will King

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The Lienau family Chuck and Jenn Martel Mrs. Lillie Maurin McKesson Corporation John and Wendy McLeod Thomas and Cynthia Meade Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mette Dan and Lori Middleton Ms. Monica Mirro Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Moses Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Allen and Melanie O’Brien John and Susan Osberg Michel and Lesley Panos Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Perticone Tommy and Marsha Powell Michael and Lori Rettig Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Rizzo H. English and Ermine C. Robinson Foundation Marcia and English Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Ross Rehan Sajjad and Rija Rehan Don and Jan Sasso Charles and Leigh Scarborough The Schnetzer family Paul and Laura Sims Dr. and Mrs. Robert Slayden Dennis and Cathleen Smith Lance and Amy Smith Karen and Jim Snave Mr. and Mrs. Randal Snipes Mr. and Mrs. James S. Sparks Sprint Foundation Bill and Barb St. Amant Mr. and Mrs. Craig Sweeterman Target- Take Charge of Education Program Mr. Thomas M. Tengstrom Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tingue Ms. Tracey Thompson Dr. Carmen Kavali and Mr. Erik Van Name Verizon Foundation

Brittney and Matt Vincent Alice and Kibby Wagner Donna and David Warfield Chuck and Kay Waters Don and RoseMary Weber Mr. and Mrs. Lamar White Jack and Tara Winters Allison, Mike, Jordan, and Tyler Yager Brent and Amelia Zelnak Sponsor - Up to $499

Anonymous (13) Jennie I. Adams Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Suzanne Addicks Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Albert John D. Allen and Tara B. Allen Jeff and Melanie Almond Mr. and Mrs. Anand AnandKumar Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Anderson Mr. Bobby P. Antony Mr. Thomas Arase Jim and Betsy Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arndt Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Bailey Mr. Ajay Bansal and Dr. Smriti Goyal Stacey and Laura Barnard Julia Barton, LPC Melissa and Jim Baugher Holley Beauchamp Margot and Currell Berry Curtis and Jacqueline Berry Eric Berry Chris and Christy Betz Alta and Ken Birdsong Mr. and Mrs. John F. Black Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Blair Emily and Anna Blevens Earl Blevins Peter and Suzanne Block Stan and Maggie Boose Cheryl Lee Bowers Sarah O. Bowman Box Tops for Education

Heather and John Bradford Rick and Lisa Brady Christopher and Ruth Ellen Bridgers The Bridges family Al Briggs Nannette Briggs Ms. Jacqueline Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Brooks J. Broome Gwendolyn Brown Meg and Matt Brown Paul T. Brown Sebrina Brown Keith and Christine Bruno Anne and John Buchanan Ron and Robbin Buchanan Mrs. Carole Budnick Mr. and Mrs. Carnell Burlock Ms. Lisa C. Burnett Reggie and Sharon Burnette June Stiles Michael K. Butler Steve and Anne Butz Jeff and Laura Nall William J. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cancelliere Melody Cannon Mary and John Cantwell June and Eric Carlson Mark and Ashley Carman Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Carr Mr. Russell Carter Mike and Marilyn Casey Mr. and Mrs. William D. Cathey Mr. and Mrs. Scott Chatham Suzanne Cheripka Mr. and Mrs. John R. Christian Paul and Sandra Clay Mr. and Ms. Charles Clements Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Cloud Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc. Cindy S Coe Patrick and Marguerite Coffield David and Sharon Coheley Ronn Colanino

Everyone supporting the Mount Vernon Fund with a philanthropic gift is making an investment in our students and faculty. Linda Colbaugh Mr. and Mrs. Jim Colbert Ms. Sheri Cole Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Jim Connah The Cook family Mr. and Mrs. Erik Cossette Ms. Roxanne R. Costa Carla and Graham Courtney Suzanne Couvillion Mr. and Mrs. Brian Craver Tom Crawford Lisa and Ben Cumming Jenny and Brian Cummiskey Tina Daniels and family Ray and Erin Davis Jody de la Motte Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. DeBord Dell Direct Giving Campaign Lisa and Hazen Dempster Margaret H. Dempster Mr. and Mrs. David J. Deutchman Mr. Frank H. Dicristina Jr. Michelle Dodder Larry and Leslie Dove Susan and Terry Doyle Mickey Dunn Mariela and Ty Duval Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dye Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. East

Nancy Katz Eder Ms. Sharon Edgehill Mrs. Kimberly Edmonson Michael Edmonson Rena Edwards Sam and Roula Elias Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Ellis Gina Elowe Kate Emling Era Michelle Erling Miss Deborah Evans Mr. and Mrs. James J. Fairbanks, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Fant Michael S. Farry Ginny Ferguson Steve and Jennie Ferguson Mr. Avery Q. Fisher Jennifer Fleenor Mr. and Mrs. Jon Flowers Karen and Dennis Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Fowler Cynthia, Bill, Cody and Winston Fox Mr. and Mrs. William F. Fox Dan and Sabra Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fuentes Ms. Laura K. Fuller John and Irene Ganter The Gantt family

Glenn and Traci Garde Mike and Peggy Gardner Brad and Amy Garner Victor and Katerina Gavalas Ms. Kelly Geiger Lisa and Gary Geurts Letty and Stewart Gibson GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Global Payments Inc. Burch and Ashley Glover Cindy Glueckert Stacie Shattles Goins Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Gregory Lindsay Griffin Wesley and Keith Griffin John and Debbie Grove Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guest John and Addie Jo Gwin Brad and Tracy Hahn Jason and Eileen Hall Cheryl Hammen Bruce and Dot Hanft Elissa Bryn Harbuck Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harper David Harris Lori Hartinger Carol Heppner and Kevin Hartrich Ms. Launa Hartsell Jeff and Tracey Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Hawie Mr. and Mrs. Stephon Hayes Ken and Mary Beth Heaghney Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hedrick Danielle Heintz

Mark and Kelly Schay Heiser Patrick and Wendy Hennessey Ellen and Curley Henry Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hickey Lisa and Andy Hiles Leslie and Michael Hill Kelly, Taina, and Pippa Hilton-Green Dr. Gregory N. Hite Paul and Jean Holcomb Jeff and Susie Howard Dan and Suzanne Huff Michael C. Hughes Nancy and Steve Ike Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Irlbeck Ms. Dawn R. Jackson Ms. Lori A. Jackson Ms. Valarie Jakes Tim and Mary Beth Jeffrey Maria Jenkins Angela Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Johnson Katharine Jones Ms. Katherine Jones Richard and Elizabeth Jones Don Paul and Rixey Jones Robin and Steve Jones Robert and Martha Jones Ron and Jennifer Jones Mr. and Mrs. Tony Jones Ms. Elaine Jordan Michael and Suja Joseph Scott and Lisa Justus Cindy Kaisharis Dianne and Kevin Kaseta Mr. and Mrs. Will Katz Mr. and Mrs. James Kauffman Laura and Jeff Kauffman Susan and Scott Keller William and Catherine Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kennett Mr. and Mrs. G. Marshall Kent, Jr. Patrick and Trina Keuller Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. King Lisa King Mitzi Kintz

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Mount Vernon Fund Donors (Continued) Sponsor - Up to $499 (CONT)

Sherri Kirbo Beatrice Kirkland Laura Ann Kirkpatrick Dorothy and Mike Kitchens Mr. and Mrs. James E. Knap Knapp family Julie and Eric Koch Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kohl Ted Koski Patrick Kotora and Madeline Kotora Paul and Barbara Kozlowski Tom and Karen Kurtz Susan and Robert Kurtz Brett Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Stan Lambert Peggy Larson Mr. Kelly B. Laughlin Michael A. Lawings Eric and Dana Levitan Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lewand Peter and Ashley Lewman Wally and Ruth Loerch Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lok Elizabeth Long Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Long Alicia and Gary Lovell Dr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Lucius Justice and Mrs. Champ Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Paul Marek Ann and Arnold Markowitz Kris Marsh Reverend Joe B. Martin and Reverend Jodi Martin Nicole and David Martin Ellen and Bob Massie Ms. Shanta Mathis Megumi and Chris Mathison Ms. Angela L. Matthews-Wills Kat Mattimoe Greg and Becky McCahan Derek McCloud Kyle and Andrea McCranie Mr. and Mrs. Michael J.McDonald

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Mr. and Mrs. Harry McGinness Mark and Lisa McGuire Dr. and Dr. David A. McKenna Jim and Amy McLaughlin Kathleen McLean Laura Ellen and James McLochlin Steve and Leslie McRae John C. Mecke and Leticia Machado Jon and Allison Mercer Cara and Brad Mills Rebecca and T.J. Miniscalco Mark and Nancy Mitcham Mr. and Mrs. Leo Montreuil Martha and Chris Moore Shylesh and Kelly Moras Josh and Ann-Marie Morrill Rich and Lisa Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mullins Linda and Richard Munger Judy Nalley Harry and Irene Nelson Jeff and Kelli Nesseth Mr. and Mrs. David Nickell Charlotte, Bill and Jeffrey Nix Jenny Novoselsky Dan and Kimberly Oliver Chris and Maria Pappadakis Mr. and Mrs. George Park Edward L. and Krista C. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parrish Manish and Shruti Patel Steve and Angie Patnode Mrs. Carol Patrick Dawn Payne Ms. Julia-Leigh Pelt Jim and Mary Jack Persons Mark and Janet Pfeiffer Sam and Anne Pierce Tom and Cathy Pitchford Ann and Bill Plumer Premier Childrens Therapy Center Diane Prince Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Prince Heather Propst (Peyton and Harper) Ms. Sandra L. Quintero

Doc and Babs Raines Sean G. and Patty D. Randall Catherine Rankin Pie and Bo Rankin Suzanne and Rob Rankin Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Ray Dr. and Dr. Todd A. Reagin Brent and Darcelle Reid Ryan and Karen Reynolds Mr. Maurice M. Richardson Bev and Bob Ricks Jamie and Elizabeth Riddle Mr. and Mrs. Vince Riggio Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ritch Jeff and Wendy Ritchey Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roberts, Sr. B. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Eric D. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. John Rose Melissa Rothbard Nancy Rounsaville Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Ruiz Laurie and Jeff Rummel Julianne M. Ryan Mark Ryan and Kay Loerch Mr. and Mrs. Don Schaeffer

Joan and Ed Schaeffer Teresa and Chris Scheele Dr. and Mrs. Tim Schrader Dr. and Mrs. Carl Schuessler Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuessler Mike and Nancy Scirocco Scottish Rite Allison and Cass Scripps Mr. and Mrs. John W. Seagraves The Seeber family Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Seel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shafer Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shanks Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Shari Cindy and Jim Sharkey Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Shelden Frank Shelton Mark and Della Shepherd Mary J. Shirley Harold and Mary Rae Showalter Mr. and Mrs. C. Wayne Shuff Wynn and Lane Sims Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Singer Elaine Sirota Elizabeth Small Traci and Andrew Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Smith Kevin and Deborah Smith Lisa Anyan Smith Ted Smith Roger Bear Smith Michael and Holly Snow Gretchen Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Stein-Erik E. Soelberg Richard Rhodes Sommers David Song Cindy Spivey Ms. Clydienne Sprouse Mr. and Mrs. Donald St. Denis Daniel and Angela Staley Nick and Amanda Stavropoulos Wendy and Carey Stewart Mr. and Richard Stoddard Lynne Strickland Mrs. Katherine J. Strobel Ms. Mary Beth Struble Candace and Paul Stupek Garry Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar R. Tahtinen, II Clark Taylor Mr. and Ms. Robert Temin The McCart Group Richard William and Marcia Early Thiel John and Carol Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Thomas Pat and Gayle Thornton Dr. and Mrs. W.L Tillett Michele Timmons Bob and Gail Todd Amy and Russell Todd Charles Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tracy Don and Jody Travis R. Keith and Paula Tudor Kris and Jane Turnbull Brian and Jennifer Turner Mike Turner Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Valz, III

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Metre Brent and Missy Van Putten Hank and Patricia Vanjaria Dr. and Mrs. Sreekanth Vemuri Jean and Joseph Vitko Tom and Sheryl Vrieze Ms. Jennifer Y. Wagner Kathy and Eddie Waller Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Ward Dan and Caroline Ward Lucy Ward Mr. and Mrs. Charles Watson Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Watson Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Elaine O’Neil Whalen Stacey and Pat Whalen Steven and Maria White Heather H. Whitney, M.D Kevin and Mary Ann Whitson Mark Wilcox Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wilcox Keith and Jena Will Mr. John B. Williams Ginny and Paul Williams Mr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Williamson Shan and Chris Willoughby Glen and Marie Willsey Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wolfman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Worth Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Wright John and Susan Wurst Kim Nicole Wuttke Robin and Warren Yearns Mr. and Mrs. Steven Yonke Dr. and Mrs. Jason York Sheri and Yoshi Yoshida Mr. and Mrs. James Young Dan and Cindy Zenas

Gifts made in memory of Boxer Jones Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Albert Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Jim Colbert Mr. and Mrs. David J. Deutchman Kelly and Brent Eastwood Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Gregory Ron and Jennifer Jones Martha and Chris Moore Dale and Bruce Morine Mount Vernon Presbyterian School John and Susan Osberg Scottish Rite Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Snyder Ms. Clydienne Sprouse Beth Kornegay-Tyler and Alex Tyler Mr. and Mrs. Steven Yonke

Gifts made in memory of Dennis Kanderis Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Bailey Mrs. Carole Budnick Ms. Lisa C. Burnett Tracy and Win Carroll Mr. and Mrs. William D. Cathey Premier Childrens Therapy Center Ms. Sheri Cole Mr. and Mrs. Jim Connah Carla and Paul Corley Letty and Stewart Gibson The Gladney family Mr. and Mrs. Keith Kennett Mr. Maurice M. Richardson Kim and Dan Turner Ms. Jennifer Y. Wagner Allison, Mike, Jordan, and Tyler Yager

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“In addition to allowing Georgia taxpayers a rare opportunity to decide how a portion of their tax dollars will be used, the Georgia Tax Credit Program allows Mount Vernon to provide financial aid to deserving and qualified students. This not only adds to the bottom line of the school, it frees up additional funds for other kinds of financial aid and school related programs.” Dan Turner, chair for Georgia Tax Credit Program

georgia private school tax credit program The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program allows eligible private citizens and corporations to redirect a portion of their Georgia state income tax dollars to support financial aid for students transferring to Mount Vernon from public schools. This unique opportunity allows deserving students to realize their dream of an exceptional Mount Vernon education.

In 2009, Mount Vernon welcomed 42 participants to this program. In 2010, the School saw an increase to 127 participants redirecting $240,000 total for financial assistance. Already in 2011, the number of faculty and staff participating in the program has doubled from the previous year and last year 19 Mount Vernon students received support from these funds.

The State of Georgia sets aside $50 million annually in tax credits for individuals and corporations that donate funds to a Student Scholarship Organization (SSO). Through this program, Georgia taxpayers can redirect up to $1,000 if filing individually or up to $2,500 if filing jointly to a private school of their choosing in Georgia. Georgia C-Corporations can contribute up to 75% of their corporate tax liability. Participants receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income taxes. The redirected funds are sent to Mount Vernon to provide financial assistance to applicants and students of the School.

Based on the program’s rapid growth over the past 3 years, the $50 million state-wide cap is expected to be met in 2011 as early as October. Participation in the GTCP is very easy and the opportunity is available to anyone in our School community – parents, grandparents, friends, and employers – who pay Georgia state income taxes. Please continue to share this information with those who would prefer to direct money to Mount Vernon rather than give it to the State of Georgia. If you have any questions about the GTCP, we encourage you to speak to your accountant, contact Amanda Spencer at 404-252-3448, or visit http://www.mountvernonschool.org/ga.tax.credit.html

Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program Chairs Chairs Kim and Dan Turner Faculty Chair Amanda Stavropoulos

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participants 2010 Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Alexander Julie and Brad Allison Debbie and David Barclift Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Barnard, Jr. Margot and Currell Berry Curtis and Jacqueline Berry Christopher and Ruth Ellen Bridgers Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Brooks Jr. Nancy and Steve Buck Reggie and Sharon Burnette Steve and Anne Butz Mr. and Mrs. James Caldwell Melody Cannon Mark and Ashley Carman Tracy and Win Carroll Molly Christian Mr. and Ms. Charles Clements Mr. Brian Cohen Ray and Erin Davis Jody de la Motte Hurst Christy and Mike Dickson Michelle and Gray Dobbins Larry and Leslie Dove Mr. and Mrs. Homer Drake Kelly and Brent Eastwood Rena Edwards

2x

Aubrey Forlines Jaymie and Karl Forrest Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fraser Jennifer and Randy Geoghagan The Gladney family Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Hagenau Brad and Tracy Hahn Stuart and Maria Harvey Jennifer Spillane Hayes and Brandon Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hedrick Deborah and Todd House Paige and Mark Huff Barbara and Tom Hughes Dr. and Mrs. Brett Jacobsen Tim and Mary Beth Jeffrey Ron and Jennifer Jones Mini and Raj Jose John and Audra Kapsaroff The Kesterton family Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Kilgore Krissy and Will King Dorothy and Mike Kitchens Julie and Eric Koch Susan and David Kolb Peggy Larson Kandy Lau Eric and Dana Levitan Kat Mattimoe

the number of faculty and staff in the program from the previous year

Louise and Bill McCahan Greg and Becky McCahan Wendy and Chris McWilliams Dale and Bruce Morine Linda and Richard Munger Angela and Michael Nagy Nilo and Mo Nikain Jenny Novoselsky The Pahl family The Parnell family The Peddle family Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Perticone Christy and Jim Pierce Maureen and Todd Pierce Lesley and Patrick Posey Tommy and Marsha Powell Shelly and Steve Ray Dr. and Dr. Todd A. Reagin Elizabeth Reese and Michael Reese Michael and Lori Rettig Melody and Todd Rounsaville Don and Jan Sasso Charles and Leigh Scarborough The Schnetzer family Dr. and Mrs. Henry Shuford Margot and Robert Shuford Paul and Laura Sims Dennis and Cathleen Smith

75% 127

Dr. and Mrs. James Soteres Tim and Carrie Southard Nick and Amanda Stavropoulos Myra and David Stromquist Ms. Mary Beth Struble Dr. Lisa Drake and Dr. Brian Thomas Ann and Michael Thompson Don and Jody Travis Kim and Dan Turner Beth Kornegay-Tyler and Alex Tyler Dr. and Mrs. Robert Tyrrel Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Valz, III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Van Jennifer and Evan Van Metre Dr. Carmen Kavali and Mr. Erik Van Name Brent and Missy Van Putten Jan and Charles VanWynbergen Dr. and Mrs. Sreekanth Vemuri Watkins Christian Foundation Steven and Maria White Brooks A. Whitney Keith and Jena Will Mr. and Mrs. Ryner Wittgens Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Worth Brent and Amelia Zelnak

of a Georgia C-Corp.’s tax liability can be contributed to a select private school

donors made $240,000 available for financial assistance in 2010

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Mustang Golf Classic Chairs Co-Chairs Judy and Bill Porter Co-Chairs Sherri and Noel Barnes

Mustang Golf Classic Sponsors Golfsmith Golf and Tennis Donna and Joe Jillson Susan and David Kolb Alicia and Gary Lovell Partnership Financial Consulting Judy and Bill Porter The Weber Family Foundation

The 2010 Mustang Golf Classic was held at the renowned Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club thanks in great part to the generosity of Donna and Joe Jillson, grandparents of Luke and Olivia Barnes. All funds raised from the Mustang Golf Classic have been designated toward the construction of a new Field House. A new and exciting addition to this year’s event was the Junior Mustang Golf Challenge for younger children. With adults playing in the tournament, older students serving as helpers or golfing, and the younger students participating in the first Junior Mustang Golf Challenge, the Mustang Golf Classic became an event that could be enjoyed by the whole family. Current PGA golfer, Heath Slocomb, generously donated his time for the second year for the “beat the pro” contest.

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Mustang G lf Classic

Bill and I put our heart into the Mustang Golf Classic because the volunteers, the players and the sponsors do the same. It is a meaningful and highly enjoyable event and a great way to raise funds while having fun! Judy Porter, co-chair of Mustang Golf Classic and Junior Mustang Challenge There are countless reasons for players of all skill levels to participate in the Mustang Golf Classic and Junior Mustang Challenge. Players come just to see the beautiful setting of Hawks Ridge, to enjoy a fun day of golf, to compete against PGA golfer Heath Slocomb or to simply share their passion for Mount Vernon. Sherri Barnes, co-chair of Mustang Golf Classic and Junior Mustang Challenge

Volunteers Laura Barnard Curtis Berry Wendy Brown Stephan Campbell Andrew Carney Paul Corley Michelle Dobbins Terry Doyle Jenny Ferguson Quinton Fisher Paula Fisher Mark Heiser

Kelly Hilton-Green Donna Jillson Susan Jolly David Kolb Lauren Koontz Martha Moore Kathleen Parnell Tommy Powell Kevin Propst Steve Ray Tom Rounds Don Sasso

Debbie Schnetzer Rober Shurford Heath Slocum David Song Craig Sweeterman Russell Todd Guy Tucker Dan Turner Jennifer Van Metre Caroline Ward Susan Weber Jena Will

student volunteers Charles Justice Alex Head Jaylan Adlam Ryan Moore Jonathan Moore Robert Ojeah Adeola Ajayi Miles Mallory Emily Fant

Zack Cook Elijah Burnette Jovan Hanna Andrew Dobbins Claire Parnell Jeff Lanzer Alex Chambers Zack Kilgore Ashley Standifer

Breonica Hackney Corey Knapp Katie Schnetzer Sarah Porter Andrew Porter Cason Jolly Andrew Porter Chris Porter

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The Mount Vernon Fund

Mustang Rally As a new tradition for Mount Vernon, the Mustang Rally has already become a significant part of the school experience. Chaired by Nancy Calhoun and Elizabeth Jones, the allschool event brought everyone together for a day of fun with a focus on family. Involving all students in preschool through 12th grade, Mustang Rally includes a parade, field races, family picnic and carnival games. One of the most significant moments of Mustang Rally and one that defines our School is when preschool students hold hands with or top the shoulders of seniors as they parade together showing the “Alpha & Omega” of the student body.

Mustang Rally Committee Chairs Nancy Calhoun and Elizabeth Jones Parade Helen Kesterton and Paula Fisher Field Races Cara Mills Picnic Angie Patnode and Ann-Marie Morrill Auction Ann Brooks and Holly Green Auction Baskets Lauri Grubb, Robin Horne and Kathy Rizzo Carnival Julie Allison and Sherri Barnes Patron Party Carla Corley and Mel Rounsaville Rally Wear Sarah Alvarez and Kay Waters Signage Mary Ann Jackson and Wendy Ritchey Teachers Treats and Sweets Krissie Blair

Through the support of more than 100 family sponsors, 13 corporate sponsors and the entire School community, more than $110,000 was raised to support the technology needs of our students and faculty. And it was all presented in a wonderful family day at the School. Funds raised from the first Mustang Rally are being invested directly in our students and teachers with the purchase and installation of interactive white boards in classrooms, teachers being provided upgraded laptops, and the purchase of necessary network and server upgrades…making a profound difference in the lives of Mount Vernon students in the 21st century.

Everyone could definitely feel the “MVPS Love” at Mustang Rally! I left that afternoon exhausted, but loved my school more than ever! Elizabeth Jones, co-chair of Mustang Rally

over $110,000 100+ Family Sponsors

+ 13 Corporate Sponsors + The Entire School =

(and a ton of fun)

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Mustang Rally Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors Presenting Sponsor BB&T

Mustang Sponsors Buckhead Uniforms Capital Directions Winter Construction Company

Rally Sponsor Keystone Press, Inc

Carnival Sponsors A Royal Affair Chick-fil-A at Perimeter Pointe Fastsigns/Sandy Springs Lawrence Ink The McCart Group

Blue and Gold Sponsors Burgess Amusement SAGE Dining Services Typematters, Inc.

Family Sponsors Rally Sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Mark Huff The Kolb family

Carnival Sponsors The Allison family The Barnes family Nancy and Jack Calhoun Carden Ventures, LLC Edward Andrews Homes/ The Corley family The Dames family The Dobbins family

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The Eun family The Farrah family Lindsey and Warren Gilmer Elizabeth and Randall Guyton Williams Benator and Libby, LLP/ The Hedrick family Dr. and Mrs. Brett Jacobsen McKensey Kaseta and family Kenna and Doug Kruep Home Grown/Milltown Arms Tavern The Middleton family Maureen and Todd Pierce Margot and Robert Shuford Southeastern Stages Motor Coaches The Tawfik family Ogletree Deakins/Kim and Dan Turner The Watkins family Weber Family Foundation

Blue and Gold Sponsors Tracie and Mike Adams The Addicks family Tara and John Allen Sarah and Jose Alvarez The Barber family The Braswell family Ann and Dave Brooks Vickie and John Brown Wendy and Eddie Brown The Bruno family Nancy and Steve Buck Ashley and Mark Carman Teri and Emmett Cloud/Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson, LLP (BNKJ) Mike, Christine and Matthew Cooper Andi and David Dunkerley Lisa Ford and Chip Emerson

The Fenech family Longview Wealth Management/ The Fisher family The Forrest family Caroline and Jon Gallinaro Jennifer and Randy Geoghagan The Gibson family The Goodwyn family Holly and David Green The Grubb family Laura and Greg Guest The Hagenau family Eileen Brewster State Farm Jennifer and Brandon Hayes Debbie and Todd House Allison and Chip Houston Elizabeth and Richard Jones Amy and Dennis Kanderis The Kesterton family The Kitchens family Lauren and Brad Koontz KSA Insurance Agency The Kurtz family Teka and Jeff Long The Lotz family The McCahan family Nancy and Mike McConnell Deanne and David McDougall The McLeod family Ryan, Jonathan, Martha and Chris Moore Dale and Bruce Morine Angela and Michael Nagy The Nikain family Angie and Steve Patnode The Payne family The Perticone family The Peterson family The Porter family The Propst family Peyton and Harper Aidan, Ethan, Shelly and Steve Ray

Amanda, Beth and Mike Reese Ritchey Enterprises, Inc Nicole and Brian Robinson The Rounsaville family The Roush family Dr. and Mrs. Tim Schrader Paul, Laura, Sarah and Maggie Sims Scott and Elizabeth Slayden The Stromquist family The Taylor family Lisa Drake and Brian Thomas The Thompson family Robert and Michele Timmons Allison and Richard Toller Rhonda and Robert Tyrrel Jennifer and Evan Van Metre Kay and Chuck Waters Maria and Steven White Amelia and Brent Zelnak

Banner Benefactors Anonymous Ellen and Fred Ballard Al Briggs Jane and Jim Caldwell Stella and Jay Eun Tamera and Darren Hall Lori Hartinger Ellen and Curley Henry Sherri and Alan Herrick Krissy and Will King Anna Lee Charlotte and Bob Madderra Eleanor and Tom Mallory Deanne and David McDougall Linda and Leo Montreuil Brenda and John Notermann Missy and Carl Schuessler Terri and Bruce Seeber Karen and Jim Snave Vince Thompson Greta and Jeff Van

Mustang Rally incorporates a variety of events that have been a part of Mount Vernon for a long time and rolls them into one great day of fun for all ages. The support given to this event, in volunteer time and in sponsorships, was inspiring. Nancy Calhoun, co-chair of Mustang Rally

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Development Staff

Big 4-ward thinking: 2011–2012

Lauren Koontz Director of Development B.B.A., University of Georgia M.B.A., Georgia State University lkoontz@mountvernonschool.org Ext. 3044

The Mount Vernon Fund

Mustang Rally and derby

Chairs Kay and Chuck Waters

Chairs Julie and Brad Allison, Holly and David Green

2011–2012 Mount Vernon Fund: Initiative launches in September 2011

Mustang Rally – Friday, April 27, 2012 Derby Party – Saturday, May 5, 2012

Georgia Tax Credit Program

40th Anniversary Celebration

Chairs Kim and Dan Turner

Chairs Sherri and Noel Barnes, Paula and Quinton Fisher

Associate Director of Development B.A., Jacksonville State University mmoore@mountvernonschool.org Ext. 2223

2011 Georgia Tax Credit Program: Initiative on-going with a December 31, 2011 deadline

40th Anniversary Celebration: Festivities and events run November 13–19, 2011

Amanda Spencer

Martha Moore

Development Manager B.S., The University of Alabama aspencer@mountvernonschool.org Ext. 2238 Suja Joseph Development Assistant B.B.A., Georgia State University B.S., Mahatma Gandhi University sjoseph@mountvernonschool.org Ext. 2429

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Mount Vernon Presbyterian School makes every effort to ensure that all names and listings are accurate and complete. If a name has been omitted, misspelled, or listed incorrectly, please accept our sincerest apologies. Donations made between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 to the Mount Vernon Fund and between January 1, 2010 and December 30, 2010 to the Georgia Tax Credit Program are included in this publication.

MVPS E - Annual Report  

MVPS E - Annual Report