Nathan C. Splant Foundation
"helping premature children and their families"                                                                                            First Quarter Newsletter 2010

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In This Issue
Tailgate Party!
Spring into Action
Give a Day
New Board Member
Racing for Babies
Reflections of 2009
Great Cell Phone Drive
How iGive Works
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Tailgate Party!
The Tailgate Party was a great success.  Proceeds will benefit local children and families affected by prematurity.  Thank you everyone!
A special thanks to:
Keith and Alecia Sutton
Texas Roadhouse
Buffa Louies
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Nathan C. Splant Foundation
15500 109th Avenue
Dyer, IN  46311
Spring Into Action Volunteer Fair




Saturday, March 6, 2010

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Crown Point High School - Cafeteria

For the first time, the Foundation will be part of a volunteer fair, which will give us the opportunity to let the public know more about our community organization.

Join us and more than 30 area non profit organizations sponsored by the Crown Point Community Foundation.



Give a Day Get a Day
The Nathan C. Splant Foundation is a participating organization for Give a Day ~ Get a Disney Day and we want to inspire you to volunteer a day of service to your local community.  So we're celebrating these volunteers' good works by giving each of them a 1-day, 1-theme park ticket to the DisneylandŽ Resort or Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort, FREE.
If you've never volunteered before or are a seasoned volunteer, this is a fabulous opportunity to Make a Difference in your community and earn a FREE PASS to any Disney Park.  If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent or guardian volunteer with you to qualify and we are promoting family volunteering, although individuals over the age of 18 can earn the pass as well.  You MUST log on to to search for and sign up for an opportunity with the Nathan C. Splant Foundation or a organization of your choice.
Once you have completed the service, the agency will confirm your participation and the FREE PASS will be sent to you.  Don't wait...once 1 million passes have been given out nationally, the promotion will end.
New Board Member Announcement
The Nathan C. Splant Foundation is pleased to announce Shannon Nassenstein as a new Board Member to its Board of Trustees.
Shannon has volunteered for the Foundation since the beginning and has seen the joy of the families we have helped.  Shannon is a Registered Nurse (12 years) on the Critical Care Cardiac floor at Christ Hospital.  While her main nursing focus is adults, she knows the physical, emotional, and financial impact a premature child can have on a family.  Shannon is married and a mother of two children.  "I am honored to be part of this local community organization."
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with an individual that demonstrates such a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.  Shannon brings valuable expertise and insight to our organization.
Save the Date -
  "Racing for Babies"Nathan C. Splant Foundation
Rev up your engines....this year's annual "Racing for Babies" is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Illiana Motor Speedway, Schererville, Indiana.
The Foundation is offering the following opportunities to support this event:
T-Shirt Sponsorship - minimum $200 donation
    (name/business listed on the back of the Event T-shirts) 
Sponsor a Lap - minimum $25 donation
    (name/business listed on the Event Banners for all racing divisions)
Racing for a Cause and Give Five - autograph the hood of the race care - the day of the event - with a  $5 minimum donation.  The hood will be featured on the LLM #52 for the Feature Race and will also be featured for Kid's Night on July 24th.  Five Star has donated the hood for this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Reflections of 2009  
The new year is a time to reflect on our blessings and good fortune, even in the midst of a very challenging economic environment.  The achievement of our mission is accomplished with the continued active participation of individuals, families, organizational groups and local businesses throughout the community.
Your generosity has enabled the Foundation to increase its grant giving program  30% from last year.  The Foundation also continues to raise additional money with the following on-going programs/campaigns: 
If you would like more information on "ways to help" or would like to have a local fundraising activity through individual participation, school involvement or by becoming a volunteer, go to or call (219) 365.5800.
Great Cell Phone Drive Cell Phone Image
Recycling benefits more than the environment, recycled cell phones are used for social good as many donated phones are distributed for 911 (emergency only) services, providing a direct link to necessary communication.  Obsolete used cell phones are destroyed in an environmentally-responsible manner, with 100% landfill diversion.
In 2009, the Foundation recycled over 500 cell phones.
Keep them coming and please stop by one of the following business locations to recycle your cell phone today:
 Advanced Dental - 15285 W. 101st Ave., Dyer
 Classy Cuts - 1001 E Commercial Ave., Lowell
Competition Transmission - 19530 Green Bay Ave., Lynwood
Fitness Pointe - 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster
Fuel Fitness - 12937 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
Milne Supply - 538 Ridge Road, Munster
Nextel Communications - 202 Joliet Street, Dyer
The UPS Store - 879 Joliet Street, Dyer
QSC Design - 230 E Broadway, Bradley, IL
Schepel Buick GMC - 3209 W Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville
If you would like to become a collection point or have a cell phone fundraiser, please contact Kim Splant, Coordinator, at 219.365.5800, or by email
Go to for additional information.
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