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integrated early learning

annual report 2018-2019

Dear Friends,

Summer 2019

This remarkable year at Sisu has brought an old nursery rhyme to mind: Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells all lined up in a row! This particular nursery rhyme may seem silly, but would the typical person put cockle shells in their garden of silver bells? I had the same question, and upon a little research, discovered that cockle shells were used to provide nutrients to the ground in order for a garden to flourish—which Sisu has done a lot of over the past year. So, in honor of all the recent, innovative changes here at the school (which, I think, rolls over into the community), I rewrote the nursery rhyme: Sisu, Sisu, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With curious students, creative teachers, Skilled therapists, and caring nurses, All lined up in a row! Like Mary and her garden with cockle shells, Sisu, Integrated Early Learning is distinctive in its practices, especially when compared to the “typical” preschool. The administration and board at Sisu spent this past year creating unusual partnerships—the cockle shells to nourish our “garden” of a school and help it prosper. One such partnership entailed advising a group in Augusta who was looking to create a Sisu-like center; in helping them, it was remarkable to be reminded of all the incredible services that Sisu provides for children. Another exciting opportunity, Sisu was designated a Georgia GOAL scholarship school this year—one of just a handful of preschools in the state to receive this state tax-funded opportunity. Over the year, Sisu’s strategic planning committee dedicated time to revising the mission and vision of Sisu to help capture the different partnerships and the growth we have both experienced and for which we strive. The new mission and vision reflect the “why”, “what,” and “how” of Sisu and the operations needed to strive for excellence. Mission: To serve children through innovative educational, therapeutic, nursing and family support services in an inclusive environment Vision: Sisu will be an inclusive program of excellence in early education that ensures children and families receive the highest quality of learning and care, establishing academic and lifelong success through innovative strategies and collaborative leadership Please, take a moment to see our garden and how it grows. Notice that we are serving children with an incredible team of talented people who have made it their mission to serve others. We are grateful for the support from our peers, donors, school systems, benefactors, corporations, foundations, and United Ways. This combination of partnerships helps our garden grow! Sincerely,

Jenny Floyd, Board Chair


Board of Directors Jenny Floyd - Chair Ralph Brooks - Treasurer Hart Payne - Secretary Haley Bower Woody Brown Jennifer Gottsman John Gram Kelly Lathem Kelly Mathis Lee Jim Mathis

Cherri McDuffie Will Merritt Allan Myers Randy Owens John Pudenz Alan Schuetze Alexis Seymour Gail Schneider Dan Smith Maxine Trapnell Davis White

Advisory Board

Loveanne Addison Pete Miller Beau Buisson Sen. Butch Miller Bobby Buisson Jim Walters Stephen Cobb Lesley Cole Carole Ann Daniel John Geyer Jane Hemmer Steve Hill Jim Mathis

United Way of Dawson County

United Way of Habersham County

United Way of Forsyth County

United Way of Hall County

United Way of White County

The “Chuck Guthrie” Award Will Merritt, Rushton and Company


Outstanding Volunteerism

Dedication to Mission of Sisu

In 2007, Cathy Drerup awarded the “Director’s Award” to Chuck Guthrie. Due to his incredible passion and work for the school, this accolade was thus deemed “The Chuck Guthrie Award”. “Chuck Guthrie has been my steadfast partner and friend through major challenges and achievements for this agency. When you see Chuck Guthrie, you must be willing to let him share his love and his vision for the children at Challenged Child and Friends, it is not a choice.” — Cathy Drerup [Executive Director & Visionary, 1988-2007]

The Angel Award

Kelly Lathem, Pediatric Associates

Encompasses Vision of Sisu

Unlimited Energy

Takes on Ambitious Tasks

The John Pudenz Workhorse Award Jennifer Gottsman, Pediatric Associates

Outstanding Service

Long Term Vision

Doing Whatever Needs to be Done

Sisu Spark Award

John Grimsley Determination


infectious spirit

Congratulations to Junior Sisu Spark Award Winner, John Grimsley! This baseball player is a winner on & off the field.

Sybil Laursen Grace



Congratulations to Sisu Spark Award Winner, Sybil Laursen! After battling cancer, Sybil rallied her sisu spirit to go back to school and earn her master’s degree in special education.


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4,531 planned interventions 5,053 unplanned interventions^^


(ranges from boo-boos to medical transport to hospital)

children served*


nursing interventions**

(medication distributions, tube feedings)

ents d u t s rsing s u n l a cros c a i n s i e cl ti coun ia g from Geor



therapy sessions***

(occupational, speech, phsyical, dance-movement, musical, pet)

576 volunteers^^^ with 4,905 hours of service

1, 343^

visitors toured Sisu’s halls

*compared to 283 students 2017-18. **compared to 9,649 nursing interventions 2017-18. ***compared to 6,724 therapy session 2017-18. ^ compared to 1,282 visitors 2017-18. ^^compared to 4,676 unplanned interventions 2017-18. ^^^compared to 517 volunteers 2017-18.

Financial Support $814,000+

Service Area Rabun

in financial assistance to families

White Lumpkin

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Dawson Forsyth

Jackson Gwinnett

20 grants received

58% <1%

investment earnings


United Way funding





contributions & fundraising events


grant awards & foundation gifts



Og le th or pe

42 grant proposals written

Program & Service Fees



Program Services 6%

Management & General









1) Georgia Pre-K studies science! 2) Medical Intervention in action. 3) Mrs. Deal visited Sisu and read to our students! 4) Ben Jessup & Sen Butch Miller in front of the Eagle Scout’s Sensory Path. 5) Rock Creek Veterans Group visited Sisu. 6) The Abbruzzessee family drove to Sisu to visit Ada’s Playground. 7) Sisu students enjoy the swing donated in memory of Kendle Mae Baggarly.


8) Thank you to Sen. Butch Miller, Andi Farmer, & Jim Foote at Milton Martin Honda for hosting the John Berry Concert to benefit Sisu! 9) Thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Sisu was able to purchase a LiteGait treadmill gait-trainer for our physical therapy gym! 10) A Sisu student and his father enjoy art enrichment. 11) BB&T Lighthouse Project volunteering at Sisu. 12) Sam’s Club volunteered and created gardens for Sisu students to enjoy and study!

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Thank you to our 2018-2019 donors!

$10,000 and Above

John & Loveanne Addison Anonymous BP Oil Foundation Buisson Foundation, Inc. Carroll Daniel Construction Co. Dana & Christopher Reeve Foundation Elizabeth Plattt Johnson CRT @ NGCF* Harris Products Group Jackson EMC Foundation James & Eleanor Dunlap Charitable Trust Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. Milton Martin Honda Phoenix Financial Holding Inc. Rite-Aid Foundation KidCents The Estate of Polly Myrick The Maddox Family Foundation The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation The Wilheit Family Foundation @ NGCF* Philip & Mary Hart Wilheit Philip & Addie Wilheit, Jr. Jeff & Hart Payne Wilheit Family Properties

$5,000- $9,999

Boyd’s Cleaning Services Clipper Petroleum Crystal Farms, Inc. Michael & Jennifer Gottsman Scott & Katherine Huge David & Shannon Hughs Pete & Cathy Miller Primerica The Francis & George Seelke CLAT Fund @ NGCF* The Peake Family Foundation The Syfan Logistics Charitable Fund @ NCF** Walmart

$1,000- $4,999

Addison Leadership Group All Stone Concepts American Honda Finance Corporation Ameris Bank Anonymous (2) Gust & Cindy Askounis Haley Bower Ralph & Candace Brooks Woody & Ann Brown Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, Inc. Carl & Pat Cohen^ Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co. Inc. Chad Copper Duplicating Products, Inc.

Gabriel & Hannah Espinoza Jimbo & Jenny Floyd Gainesville Jaycees Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Give with Liberty (Liberty Mutual Employees) Grace Episcopal Church Joe & Jo Ann Gunn Sinan & Bushra Haddad Tim & Debra Hallmark Harmony Grove Baptist Church Brotherhood J. Michael Hosford Foundation, Inc. Jay & Amy Sellers Charitable Lead Trust Joffe Medicenter / LasikPlus John Jarrard Foundation Ed & Linda Kern George Kirkland Knights of Columbus Evan & Kelly Lathem Jim & Diana Latimer Morgan & Kelly Lee Ron & Kara Lewis Jim Mathis Pep Matus^ Cheryl McDuffie Jeff McIntire Will & Miranda Merritt Allan & Robin Myers Network for Good North Georgia Community Foundation Robert Oliver Pro Touch Landscapes, Inc. John & Sandi Pudenz Ralph & Mary Cleveland Foundation Stephen & Jamie Reynolds Tom & Hope Reynolds Rock Creek Vietnam Veterans Group Gail Schneider Alan & Jennifer Schuetze Marcus & Alexis Seymour Dan Smith Lessie Smithgall Tayva Holdings The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* The MFS Foundation Fund @ NGCF* The Patricia Fincher Pirkle Endowment for Challenged Children @ NGCF* Dudley & Maxine Trapnell Truist Tunco Manufacturing, Inc. Don & Diane Turnbull Turner Wood & Smith Insurance United Community Banks Christopher & Kay Walker Davis & Amy White

Philip & Addie Wilheit Kerry & Lynn Zottnick

$500-$999 Alan Apthorp Alexander, Almand & Bangs, LLP All Inspired Boutique Scott Anderson Anonymous Wade & Kristi Baggarly Dustin & Carla Baker Robert & Karen Buisson Chandler Equipment Co. Inc. Chattahoochee Couture Liz Chiaffredo Jackie Corley Cottrell, Inc. Carole Ann Daniel David Barnett Gary & Shelley Davis Bill & Ashley Deringer Essential Therapy Services Joe & Gloria Farrell Gainesville Mechanical Georgia Financial Service Foundation Eric & Joan Grabau Don & Mary Grimsley Hall County Optimist Club Harmony Grove Baptist Church Brotherhood Harmony Grove Baptist Church Women’s Mission Union Kelley & C.J. Henry Frank Hill Jim & Suzanne Hlavacek Martha Hodge Kid to Kid Blackmon Campbell Enterprises, LLC (Kid to Kid) Kids Dentistry of North Georgia JP Kircher Robert & Barbara Kutchback Lanier Corvettes Unlimited Lanierland Duplicate Bridge Club, Inc. Chad & Kim Lindsey Troy Longo LPL Financial LPL Financial Mansfield Oil Holmes & Mary Marchman John Martin Curtis McGill Milton Martin Toyota Janet Mrozik


Anthony Nix Derek & Scarlet Pendarvis Publix Rhoads Group Rushton & Company Ed & Myra Schrader Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles St. Paul United Methodist Church Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Management The Hernia Center @ Longstreet Clinic The Little Ladybug U.S. Bank Foundation Utili-Comm South Mack & Staci Vinton Scott & Corinne White Willis Investment Counsel Trey & Morgan Wood XPO Logistics, Inc.



Edward & Wendy Abell Andrew & Kelly Adams Caress Adams Lindsay Addison Advanced Office Solutions Jenna Akers Ann Alexander Karen Allen William Allen Jaciara Coutinho do Amaral Rachel Anderson Asbill Family Charitable Fund @ NGCF* Dave & Linda Ayers Floy Baggarly Emily Bagwell Elena Barberis Zebulon & Jennifer Bare Kaycie Barnes Jeff Battle John Baxter Sarah Baxter Reva Bellamy Megan Bennett Wiley Black Brent Braham Poonam Brahmbhatt Carla Brewer Amanda Bridges Deniesha Brooks Lisa Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brown Alison Bruss Ann Bryant Morgan Bryant Josh & Alicia Bunch Kimberly Burgess Business First Insurance Jade & Dawn Butterworth Ana Campa Abi Carter Joseph & Sabrina Carter Lori Carter

Gloria Castillo Nicholas & Natalie Challen Nikki Chandler Eugene Cindea Michael, Ashley, & Allie Clark Lynn Cleveland CMA Agency Emily Cohen Jerry Coker Miles & Sharon Coker Lesley Cole Richard & Lindsey Compton Barbara Conway Mr. & Mrs. Tom Cook Josh Cothran Derek & Brittany Cox Geneva Cox Mr. & Mrs. Dan Cox David & Kim Crowdus Lou Dalrymple Mr. & Mrs. John Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antonio Valerie Darling Meg Davenport David Dempsey Nicolas & Megan Denington Skylar Derose Philip & Michelle DiDomenico Ken Dixon Diana Dokken Brad & Alicia Donnell Denny & Cathy Drerup Lawrence & Colleen Duckworth Russell & Amanda Dye James Eck Amy Edwards Leah England Russ & Pat England Ali Farmer Jerry & Lucille Farmer Melissa Farmer Dana & Jeremy Farr Scott Stewart & Cathy Finch Charles Fisher Flowery Branch Homemakers Alice Floyd Debbie Foster Mark Foster Joy & Mark Fowler Friendship Class of FBC Kurstyn Fry Bright Funds Michelle Gaba Lindsey Gables Michael & Emily Gaddy Gainesville Wednesday Study Club Gastroenterology Associates Georgia Mountain Food Bank Georgia Property Pros LLC Kathleen Gibson Jessica Giles Summer Ginn Kevin & Angela Glaze

Susan Godbee Randy & Cynnie Goldrick Rusty & Crystal Gravitt Mark & Teela Gray Dennis Greene Russell & Janice Gregory Derek Grimes Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery Maria Alvarez Guillen Nora Guzman Gypsy Threads Boutique Christine Hall Hilary Hamilton Ginny Harlan Allison Harrison James Harrison Jeff & Stacey Hart Travis & Theresa Hawks Lee & Clarissa Heard Caroline Hearn Denishia Hendrix Keith Henry Kristy Henson Jenny Holland Debra Hopkins Emma House Kelly Howard James & Marie Hrom Phil Hudgins Sandra Hughes Ronald Irvin Martha Jacobs Kristima Jaume Randy & Amy Jessup Leo & Judith Guzman-Jimenez Dhil Jith Natalie Johnson Michelle Jordan & Bernie Frey Jordan Heyward C. Hosch, Jr. Souleymane & Mitzi Kabore Henry & Cecily Kannapell Monique Keller James & Gina Kendrick Kroger Community Rewards Kevin Kutchback Robert & Barbara Kutchback Chris & Paula Lambert Annie Lanter Shakristan Law Thomas Lefevre Misty Nicole Leverett Kassie Lewallen Troy Longo Krystina Lovell John MacMullen Donna Martin Kori Martin Cathy Mason Mary Lynn Massa Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mastrodonato Brian Mathis Amanda McClure

Kimberly McClure Steve & Kim McNitt Denise Mendelson Joel Michaels Dana Miller Larry & Barbara Miller Norman Miller David and Lori Millwood Willie Mitchell Terri & Mickey Montgomery Stephanie Moon Stuart & Anna Moore Pricila Moreno Ron Morison Myco Home Services Matt Nicholson Robert & Kerry Nolan Susan Northup Frank & Nancy Norton Erica & Robert Oden Lauren Olens Karen Olivieri Robert & Cherisse Onderko Alden Caron-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Kristina Ortolani James Ostervold Elizabeth Overby Charles Oxley Brian & Natalie Parker Rafael & Angie Pascual April Patel Tracy Patton Kara Paulk Melissa Payne Kimberly Pearson Carmela Pecone Todd & Melissa Pennington Jeffrey & Meredith Pharr Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Phillips Pinecrest Baptist Church Trey & Katie Pinson Andy & Michele Piucci Carlos & Crystal Podesta David & Jackie Powers Michelle Prater Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church Ashley Presley Ben & Wendy Coto-Puckett Wendy & Ben Puckett Cinthia Ramirez Shana Ramsey Michele Redwine Alyson Reeves Mary Lynne Reinagel Jennifer Reuter Isabel Reyes Ted Reynolds Riverside Pharmacy Inc. William Rives Brian & Alana Rochester Sheryl Roesser Mr. & Mrs. Mike Rosser

Jessica Runkel Lauren Samples Kathy Sanchez Dedric & Jeanie Sanders Jessica Sauls Kay Sauls Tom & Bonnie Sauter Jeff Maynard & Vanessa Schaefer Ricky Schneider Robert & Karen Schuetze Jon Scroggs Barbara Shook Dale & Lisa Shows Blair Hutson & Jana Siderakis Bonnie & Art Silsby Tennent & Kelly Slack Brett & Nichole Slattery Ashley Smith Michael Smith Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith Rodney & Anita Smith Darrell & Darlene Snyder South Hall Kiwanis Club, Inc. Ed & Cynthia Staten Emily & David Stephens Kay Stine Timothy & Elizabeth Stipek Rosemary Stoyle Karen Straub Lynn Strickland Priscilla Strom John & Linda Sundstrom Chris (Kuehyun) Sung SunTrust United Way Campaign Parks Lumber & Supply Benefit Support Amy Sutherland Lora Terry The Doctors & Staff @ Piedmont Athens Neurosurgery Andrew Thigpen Greg & Lynn Thomas Lia Thomas Faron Thompson Samantha Thompson Samson Tong Alexandra Travis Diana Trujillo Jeff & Bonnie Turner United Way Of Greater Atlanta United Way of Greater Philadelphia & SNJ Jessica Van Lee & Jennifer Vargas Thomas & Tonya Varnadore Ryan & Julie Vaughn Carol Versteeg Barbara Vickers Samantha Wade Taisia Walker Joe, Marie, & William Ware Lynn & Rosemary Ware Rosemary Ware

Christina Waters Michelle Weidner Teresa Welch M. Jon Weldon Stephen & Meredith West West Hall High School Chorus Carla White Ronnie Whitmire Wayne Wiggins Bradley Williams Mary Williams Misty Williams Kaelen Williamson Chuck & Jill Wilson Haley Wilson Julie Wilson Donna Wood A.R. & Linda Woodstuff Ja Riah Wright Shelly Wuorinen Xpress Metal Recycling YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Programs Rachel Zachary James & Jennifer Zavorski Michael Ziegler Katie Zottnick

Event Sponsors Festival of Trees Addison Leadership Group Alexander, Almand & Bangs, LLP Ameris Bank Anonymous BP Oil Carroll Daniel Construction Co. Clipper Petroleum Michael & Jennifer Gottsman Sinan & Bushra Haddad Evan & Kelly Lathem Cherri McDuffie Milton Martin Toyota Primerica Stephen & Jamie Reynolds Rushton & Company Dan Smith Tayva Holdings The Syfan Logistics Charitable Fund @ NCF* Turner Wood & Smith Insurance United Community Banks

John Berry Concert Brenau University Milton Martin Honda

Rock in the Spring Advanced Office Solutions All Stone Concepts Jacob & Sara Billingsley


Chandler Equipment Co. Inc. Clipper Petroleum Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co. Inc. Cottrell, Inc. Duplicating Products, Inc. Gainesville Jaycees Gainesville Mechanical Michael & Jennifer Gottsman Kids Dentistry of North Georgia Evan & Kelly Lathem Lawson Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. LPL Financial Mansfield Oil Jim Mathis Curtis & Marcie McGill Milton Martin Honda Rhoads Group Alan & Jennifer Schuetze Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles Strong Gaddy Lee Wealth Mgmt. The Hernia Center @ Longstreet Clinic Turner Wood & Smith Insurance Utili-Comm South Willis Investment Counsel XPO Logistics, Inc. Kerry & Lynn Zottnick

In-Kind Sponsors


Caress Adams Lindsay Addison American honda Finance Corporation Anonymous Fran baglee CABDEM Enterprises, LLC Morgan Calvert Carroll Daniel Construction Kelli Chamblee Jack Conter Chad Copper Crystal Plate Deep Roots Gainesville Civic Center Tawnya Gilovanni Michael & Jennifer Gottsman Ladd & Lara Harkins Jim & Suzanne Hlavacek Jack’s Vacuum Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County Keller Williams Lanier Partner Ed & Linda Kern Lanier Technical College Lanier Village Estates Left Nut Brewing Co. M & R Rentals Cherri McDuffie Milton Martin Honda Pinnacle Bank John P udenz Cinthia Ramirez Jessica Runkel

Rushton & Co. Gail Schneider Alan & Jennifer Schuetze Sports Clips Gainesville Toccoa Falls Nursing Kat Wilson Barbara Zona

Angel Tree Sponsors

Alan & Jennifer Schuetze Anonymous (3) Ed & Linda Kern Timothy & Elizabeth Stipek James & Henry Floyd Jennifer Bare Jimbo & Jenny Floyd Johnathan & Angel Adams Marcus & Alexis Seymour Will & Miranda Merritt


Timmy Addison Gust & Cindy Askounis Scott & Sylvia Bass Anonymous Jim & Sandy Brim The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* Cardiovascular Clinics of North Georgia Rodney & Anita Smith Susan Daniell Samantha Thompson Edgar & Sarah Dunlap The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* Gloria Farrell Farrell & Henson Grandchildren James, Henry, Jimbo, & Jenny Floyd Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust Jimbo Floyd The Ladies of TWS Rob Fowler The Ladies of TWS Dr. John Forrest & Staff Rodney & Anita Smith Brett Fowler The Ladies of TWS Gastroenterology Associates Rodney & Anita Smith Margery M. “Spike” Gram The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* W. Hammond Johnson, III Elizabeth Plattt Johnson CRT @ NGCF* Rocky Kunz, Jeff Boarini, & Ted The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* Brent Loggins The Ladies of TWS

Pat & Larry Lykins The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* John & Betty Mansfield Hannah Espinoza Sen. Butch Miller Walmart Alice Ann Mundy Patricia England Jamie Reynolds Patricia England Joe & Pat Schuebert Miles Coker Gail Schneider David & Jackie Powers Caroline Seligman & George Jolly The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* Louis & Angela Spear The John A. & Merridy W. Gram Trust @ NGCF* Specialty Clinics Spine Intervention Rodney & Anita Smith Bency Stanley Wiley Black Barbara Shook Jeff & Bonnie Turner Maxine Trapnell Robert Oliver Joe Wood, Jr. The Ladies of TWS Trey Wood The Ladies of TWS


Kendle Mae Baggarly Scott Anderson Dave & Linda Ayers Floy Baggarly Megan Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brown Alison Bruss Josh & Alicia Bunch Alden Caron-O’Neill Michale, Ashely, & Allie Clark Mr. & Mrs. Tom Cook Josh Cothran Mr. & Mrs. Dan Cox Geneva Cox David & Kim Crowdus Mr. & Mrs. John D’Antonio Meg Davenport David Dempsey The Doctors & Staff @ Piedmont Athens Neurosurgery Essential Therapy Services Joe & Gloria Farrell Alice Floyd Michelle Gaba Lindsey Gables

Kathleen Gibson Jessica Giles Ginny Harlan Jim & Suzanne Hlavacek Dhil Jith Michelle Jordan & Bernie Frey Kevin Kutchback Robert & Barbara Kutchback Annie L anter Evan & Kelly Lathem Morgan & Kelly Lee Chad & Kim Lindsey Tory Longo John MacMullen Cathy Mason Mary Lynn Massa Mr. & Mrs. Gary Mastrodonato Denise Mendelson Larry & Barbara Miller Mickey & Terri Montgomery Mr. & Mrs. Ron Morrison Matt Nicholson Lauren Olens Karen Olivieri Cherisse Onderko Robert Onderko The Peake Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Phillips Mary Lynne Reinagel Mr. & Mrs. Mike Rosser Art & Bonnie Silsby Mr. & Mrs. Steve Smith Ed & Cynthia Staten Kay Stine Karen Straub Chris (Kuehyun) Sung Samson Tong Alexandra Travis Lee & Jennifer Vargas Carol Versteeg Joe, Marie, & William Ware Lynn & Rosemary Ware M. Jon Weldon Carla White Julie Wilson James & Jennifer Zavorski Michael Ziegler Ray Burch Martha Hodge Norman Butterworth Alexander, Almand, & Bangs LLP Don Carter Martha Hodge Ralph W. & Mary R. Cleveland The Ralph & Mary Cleveland Foundation Martha Ann Crenshaw Martha Hodge Eleanor Hosch Dunlap Diana Dokken

Ken Dixon James & Marie Hrom Phil Hudgins Tennent Slack Lessie Smithgall Lora Terry Ronnie Whitemire Bob Fowler Martha Hodge Laura Mae Fuller Heyward & Marian Hosch, Jr. Merridy Gram Heyward & Marian Hosch, Jr. Joe & Gloria Farrell Bill Greene Lauren Samples James E. Godley, Jr. Frank Hill Billy Hardman Heyward & Marian Hosch, Jr. Da Anne Hardman Martha Hodge Savannah Hart Jeff & Stacey Hart Susan Jessup Joe & Gloria Farrell Chris Jones Martha Hodge Molly Megan Jones Heyward & Marian Hosch, Jr. Jenni Kern Ed & Linda Kern Tunco Manufacturing Brandon Lee Lambert Stephen & Jamie Reynolds Charlie Langford Martha Hodge John Mansfield Martha Hodge Helen T. Marchman Holmes & Mary Marchman Terry Martin Georgia Mountain Food Bank Frances Mathis Martha Hodge John McGarity Martha Hodge Cole Miller Christopher & Kay Walker Tom Paris Martha Hodge Willa Rae Patten Norman Miller Billy Rogers Martha Hodge Cooper Coker Rumsey Lou Dalrymple David Sauter Tom & Bonnie Sauter Don Wade Heyward & Marian Hosch, Jr.

Jean Ward Martha Hodge

Despy Foley Carole Ann Daniel Will & Miranda Merritt

Fancy Nancy Tree

Anonymous Edward & Wendy Abell David Barnett Nicholas & Natalie Challen Jerry Coker Barbara Conway Chad Copper Carole Ann Daniel Gary Davis Bill & Ashley Deringer Ali Farmer Scot Stewart & Cathy Finch Jimbo & Jenny Floyd Michael & Emily Gaddy Michael & Jennifer Gottsman Eric & Joan Grabau Don & Mary Grimsley Ron & Kara Lewis Amanda McClure Kimberly McClure Charles Oxley Andy & Michele Piucci Gail Schneider Robert & Karen Schuetze

GeorgiA Goal Scholarship Pete & Cathy Miller Will & Miranda Merritt *NGCF=North Georgia Community Foundation **NCF=National Christian Foundation ^Donated via Facebook/Network for Good (Giving Tuesday 2018). Sisu is grateful for the support of the community. Information in this section represents unaudited numbers and includes gifts received between June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019. Despite our best efforts, there may be inaccuracies in this report. Please call 770-535-8372 with any corrections and our sincere apologies.


Ways to give!


Mail: P.O. Box 5758

Gainesville, GA 30504

(please make checks payable to Sisu)

Phone: 770-535-8372

Community Partnerships

3D Life • All Inspired Boutique • American Honda Finance Corporation • Anne Pickett • BB&T • Boy Scouts of America • BP Oil • Brenau University • Bright Start Transitions • Buddy & Nanci Samford • Carroll Daniel Construction • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta • Clipper Petroleum • Corvettes Unlimited • Crystal Plate • Dawson Chamber of Commerce • Denny Drerup • Designs by Bee • DFCS • Drew Dupont• Duplicating Products • East Hall High School • Family Promise • Fido’s World • First Baptist Church • First Presbyterian Church • Forsyth Chamber of Commerce • Forum Communications • Gainesville Fire Department & Rescue • Gainesville First United Methodist Church • Gainesville High School • Gainesville Police Department • Gainesville School Systems • Georgia & Peaches & Mrs. Motes (therapy horses) • Georgia CAPS • Georgia Mountain Food Bank • Georgia Power Foundation • Georgia State Patrol • Georgia State University Parent Academy • Georgia State University • Girl Scouts of America • GOAL Scholarship • Goodwill • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce • Gwinnett Technical College • Gypsy Threads • Habitat for Humanity • Hall County Family Connection Network • Hall County Library Systems • Hall County School Systems • Hall County Sheriff’s Dept. • Humane Society • I.S. Consulting Group • Interactive College of Technology • Jackson EMC Foundation • Jaemor Farms • Junior League of Gainesville/Hall County • Kipper Tool • Lakeview Academy • Lanier Technical College • Lanier Village Estates • Legacy Link • Lekotek • Liberty Mutual • Mansfield Oil/Mansfield Cares • Middle Georgia University • Milton Martin Honda • North Georgia Community Foundation • North Georgia Technical College • North Hall High School • North Hall Tire & Wheel • Parent to Parent • Pediatric Association of Georgia • Piedmont College • Pinnacle Bank • ProTouch Landscapes • Publix • Republic Services • Rite Aid • Rushton & Co. • Salvation Army • Sam’s Club • Samford University • Simpson Trucking Company • Soldiers of the Truth Motorcycle Ministry • Southeastern Freight Lines • Street Straight Ministries (Backpack Love) • Syfan Logistics • The Academy Child Development Center • The Little Ladybug • The Norton Agency • Toccoa Falls College • United Way of Dawson County • United Way of Forsyth County • United Way of Habersham County • United Way of Hall County • United Way of White County• University of Central Florida • University of North Georgia • University of Vermont • Vision 2030 • Wisdom Project • Wells Fargo • Wonderful Works @ FPC • XPO Logistics • Zion Hill Baptist Church •

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