Wyoming Pride Newsletter
Spring 2013
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Letter from the President 

Welcome to the Spring 2013 edition of Wyoming Pride! I'm Dale Wiethe, the new President of the Wyoming School Foundation...class of 1978. I have lived in Wyoming for well over half of my life. I did not make the choice to live in Wyoming the first time but easily did the second time. The reason is that I wanted to raise my kids in a close knit community with excellent schools. Those of us that make the return trip to Wyoming know the things we might not have liked as kids, we LOVE as parents! But enough about me.


All of the efforts of our staff, the Trustees and most importantly you, our donors and supporters, have enabled us to further the Foundation's mission of raising money to support the tradition of EXCELLENCEin EDUCATION for the Wyoming City Schools. This edition of Wyoming Pride is a bit different as we are including our Annual Report. In anticipation of applying for grants to further support our schools, this past year our financials and best practices had an full audit by the accounting firm of Barnes Dennig. As of March 2013, we have already disbursed $43,010.24. Plus you will see all that we supported last fiscal year.


Please enjoy the article about our oldest living alumnus and be sure to mark your calendars with the important dates for the upcoming Distinguished Alumni/Foundation Day honoring our newest Distinguished Alumni, Jeff Gendell (Class of 1977). You will be hearing more about him and his pursuits since graduating from Wyoming soon!


We had a very successful Cowboy Up event again this year even while battling some difficult scheduling conflicts. As the months of September/October have become extremely busy for Wyoming residents, we have decided to schedule our next big event, Cowboy Up "Denim and Diamonds", at the Glendale Lyceum on February 1, 2014! Our chairs, Kevin and Suzanne Edwards and Jeff and Amy Wolber, are already working on making this the best event ever!


Our second annual 5K Fun Run was also a huge success! Check out the article and photos inside.


We thank you for joining us this year as we strive to continue to help fund the Excellence of Wyoming City Schools in Academics, the Arts, Athletics and Volunteerism.


Go Cowboys,

Dale R. Wiethe

Board of Trustees 2012-2013

Dale WiethePresidentGuy Belew
Dwight MoodyPast PresidentTricia Gold
J. Thomas MellottVP Operations & AdminAlex Guest
Kurt MartyVP Budge & FinanceEd Hand
Laura SkidmoreVP MarketingRichard Hartke
Peter GuggenheimVP DevelopmentLee Hayner
Jim GetgeyVP DevelopmentJo Irvine

Shelley Komrska
Allison Lebuhn
Pat SeuberlingExecutive DirectorLynn Reiber
Jeri RomingerAdministrative AssistantKate Rummer




Front row: Jim Getgey, Vice President Development; Laura Skidmore, Vice President Marketing, Lynn Reiber, Allison Lebuhn, Mary Killen, Ex-Officio Trustee; Scott Boster, Ex-Officio Trustee; Second row: Pat Seuberling, Executive Director; Peter Guggenheim, Vice President Development; Ed Hand, Tom Mellott, Vice President Operations; Shelley Komrska, Jeri Rominger, Administrative Assistant; Third row: Kate Rummer, Lee Hayner, Kurt Marty, Vice President Finance, Dale Wiethe, President; Guy Belew, Alex Guest. Not pictured: Dwight Moody, Past President; Tricia Gold, Richard Hartke, Jo Irvine



Grant Disbursements to date in FY 2013
 As of March 2013 Wyoming School Foundation 
has awarded grants to (9) projects totaling

A Special Gift

by Pat Seuberling


Gloria Burton, Retired Wyoming School Teacher

9/21/1927 - 11/8/2012


Recently I had the honor of speaking with Debbie Smith on the passing of her mother, Gloria Burton.  Mrs. Smith, and Dr. Daniel Burton, Gloria's children, requested memorial donations are given to Wyoming School Foundation - a loving daughter and son's touching tribute!


Mrs. Burton's teaching career spanned 32 years, 25 of them spent at Wyoming schools.  Upon graduation from UC with a degree in elementary education, she taught at Cincinnati Public School's Hartwell Elementary.  In 1965 she was recruited to teach for the Wyoming School District.  She began teaching first at Elm and then moved to Hilltop where she taught 2nd grade.  During her career she received the Wyoming Education Mission Award for dedication to the teaching profession.  She retired from teaching in 1990. She was a master educator with the ability to provide the finest education, tools and resources for her students to reach their full potential. Her contribution to the profession was noticed and admired by many.


Mrs. Burton was well loved by her students and admired by her colleagues.  She is best remembered for her dedication to her students, her work ethic, her strong-willed independence and a keen ability to handle life with grace and dignity.

Gloria had 2 children: Debbie Smith, class of 1973, a pre-k teacher at The Goddard School in Mason/Landen area and Dr. Daniel Burton, class of 1976, an allergist, residing in Manhattan, NY.  Her beloved Burt, her husband of 26 years, passed away in 1976.


Her family has named Wyoming School Foundation the beneficiary of tributes and memorials in her name.  You too can honor someone's memory or honor a special occasion: wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, promotion, etc.  Call our office for more information or to make a memorial gift at 821-6909 or online at www.wyomingschoolfoundation.org.



Honoring Our Oldest Living Alumna


Congratulations to Susan Jane Elliott Carroll! Oldest Living Alumna


In December 2012, Jon Boss, Class of 1954, President of Wyoming High School Alumni Association and Pat Seuberling, Executive Director of Wyoming School Foundation had the privilege to visit with Susan in her home.  Mrs. Carroll has been named the Wyoming School Foundation and Wyoming Alumni Association's Oldest Living Alumna.  She is a Wyoming High School graduate from the Class of 1932.


Mrs. Carroll currently makes her home in North Avondale.  She recently suffered a series of strokes which left her unable to speak.  Through her home care nurse we learned of some of her accomplishments. Her family moved to Wyoming, Ohio from Stanford, Kentucky in 1906.  Susan Jane Elliott was born in 1914. She had several siblings.  She attended Oak Avenue School and matriculated to what was then the new high school on Wyoming Avenue, being one of the first middle school students to attend classes in the building.  The old high school is now our Middle School and will be renovated beginning summer 2013.


She was married to John Carroll, the first African American dentist in Cincinnati.  In addition to being a wife and mother, she was an elementary school teacher and a volunteer for the Red Cross.


Mrs. Carroll is approaching her 98th birthday.  Longevity seems to run in her family.  The home care nurse shared a written article about her mother celebrating her 100th birthday while still alive and living at Maple Knoll Village in 1984.


Jon and Pat presented Mrs. Carroll with a framed certificate and lovely basket of flowers.  Her name will be added to the Oldest Living Alumni Plaque which will hang at the high school outside the Pendery Center for the Arts auditorium.



Wyoming School Foundation honors 
2013 Distinguished Alumnus


The Wyoming School Foundation and the Distinguished Alumni Society proudly announce that the 2013 Distinguished Alumni award is being given to Jeff Gendell, a member of the Wyoming High School Class of 1977.  


Jeff will be returning to Wyoming for the Distinguished Alumni reception on May 19th and for Foundation Day at Wyoming High School on May 20th.  Jeff will also be hosting a fundraising dinner for members of the Class of 1977 on Saturday Night, May 18th.  He looks forward to reconnecting with fellow classmates and neighbors and speaking to Wyoming students.  


 Cowboy Up 2013 Success!


With this year's theme of "South of the Border," the Wyoming School Foundation hosted a fiesta like no other at its third annual Cowboy Up fundraiser held on September 15, 2012.  Everyone one of the 160 plus guests went home happy and proud to have helped the foundation raise over $40,000. Photos and more


5K Fun Run


The Wyoming School Foundation's second annual 5K Fun Run was a huge success. Runners of all ages turned out in record numbers to support the Wyoming School Foundation's Endowment. More than $11,000 was raised! Over 350 runners started arriving at 7am on a chilly Saturday morning to check-in, get their bibs, and claim their starting position for the 8:00 am start. 

See Faces at the Fun Run 

Annual Report 

Wyoming School Foundation
Fiscal Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

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