Ashland Schools Foundation
        December 2009

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ASF Board of Directors

 Maylee Oddo, Chair
 Ben Bellinson, Vice-Chair
 Ken Loftus, Fund Dev't Chair
 Wes Corey, Sec/Treasurer
 Ken Buccino
 Carol Davis
 Lauren Fennell
 Donna Hasse
 Janice Marvin
 Judith Anne McBride
 Michele Mitzell
 Janese Williams
 Juli Di Chiro, Superintendent

Pangea Promo
for ASF

Eat dinner at Pangea Restaurant in Ashland in January and support ASF!
Click here for details and to print the coupon you'll need to have 10% of your receipt donated to ASF.
Thanks Pangea!
Buy-In for Books
Is Back!

Buy-in for Books is ASF's connection with local businesses. All profits are used to purchase textbooks, library books and curricular materials.
Be a year long sponsor
for $500
Or a monthly sponsor for $100
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Contact Us!
Ashland Schools Foundation
100 Walker Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520 
Susan Bacon, Executive Director
Email Susan Bacon
Welcome to the ASF Online Community!
We are very excited to be sending you the Ashland Schools Foundation's first electronic newsletter. These newsletters are being sent to parents of Ashland students and our donors. Our intention is to effectively inform you of how ASF donor dollars are making a difference in the Ashland School District, create awareness about the needs of the schools and ASF, and include you in upcoming events. 
Don't worry; we will not flood your inbox with frequent mail! We expect to send out a newsletter every month or two. Along with informative articles, the e-newsletter will be loaded with interactive links that will offer you easy ways to communicate and expand your participation with ASF. If you are not interested in receiving updates from us, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Thank you!
1st Annual Monster Dash Raises $10,000

ASF Monster DashOn October 31st, 2009, the Ashland Schools Foundation and the Ashland Kiwanis Club teamed up to present the first annual Monster Dash Fun Run in Lithia Park to support the Ashland public schools. Click here to read all about it, or to connect to pictures and race results!
Will We Make It? ... Just $12,000 To Go!

Chart of donationsThere is just a short time left for the Ashland Schools Foundation to reach our fundraising goal for the 2009-10 school year. In order to fully fund the grants that are currently underway in the schools, we must receive $12,000 in donations by December 31st.
While we can proudly state that we have over 100 new donors this year, we are missing nearly 400 donors who gave last year. If all those folks gave the same amount as last year, we'd be $33,000 ahead of our goal! If you haven't given yet this year and are able to, please give now. If you have an outstanding pledge to ASF, we hope you will be able to fulfill that pledge. And of course supplementary donations from those who have already given are always appreciated!
Just CLICK HERE or mail in your check to:

       ASF, 100 Walker Ave, Ashland, OR  97520
Donor Spotlight
Steve and Sue Lawrence
Steve and Sue LawrenceSteve and Sue Lawrence have been strong but quiet community leaders in Ashland and the Rogue Valley for many years. Ashland residents for more than 30 years, they both attended SOC and have deep involvement with numerous community organizations ranging from the Ashland Schools Foundation to Mt. Ashland Racing Association to the Northwest Cutting Horse Association.
Click Here to read more.
ASF Memorial Funds Benefit Students
While death is a part of life, it's always more difficult when we lose young people before they've had a chance to live out their lives. One way to help is through honoring and remembering those we've lost through memorial funds.
The Ethan Townsend Memorial Fund -
Ethan TownsendEthan Townsend, a 2003 Ashland High School graduate who was killed in September in a hiking accident in China, was regarded by friends as compassionate and brilliant.The Ethan Townsend Memorial Fund has been established to support the Student Tutoring Center at Ashland High School as tutoring other students was a passion of Ethan's. Go to the Ethan Townsend Memorial Fund page to learn more about Ethan, or simply click on the "Donate" button, and note Ethan's name in the "Tribute" section of our donation form.
The Kipp Crawford Memorial Fund - Kipp Crawford
Kipp Crawford, a 1996 graduate of Ashland High School, was killed this fall at the age of 31 as a result of a tragic accident in Portland, Oregon. Kipp was a skilled drummer who followed that passion into a professional life of music and studio recording. The Kipp Crawford Memorial Fund will be used to create enriching opportunities for jazz musicians in the Ashland Schools. Go to the Kipp Crawford Memorial Fund page to learn more about Kipp, or simply click on the "Donate" button, and note Kipp's name in the "Tribute" section of our donation form.