Milestones

1983 –
With Mrs. Pete Hart as chairman, the Endowment topped $100,000 and also hosted its first banquet.
Endowment distribution to St. Joseph School was $2,317.

1990 –
With Rose Freyaldenhoven and then John Clark as chairman, the Endowment grew to $500,000.
Endowment distribution to St. Joseph School was $35,000.

1994 – 2007 – Ray Kordsmeier held the rein of Chairman the longest, having served 13 years.

1996 –
A group of dedicated ladies, led by Jan Watson, hosted their first Annual Holiday Craft Extravaganza to benefit the Endowment.
Endowment distribution to St. Joseph School was $34,000.

1998 –
In June, the Board of Trustees hired its first Executive Director, Joan Shofner.
The Endowment assets reached $1,000,000.
The Endowment office was also established, located at 1315 College Avenue, also known as the old Schichtl House.
In August, the St. Joseph Athletic Booster Club partnered with the Endowment to create the Bulldog Foundation to permanently endow the physical education and athletic programs at St. Joseph School.

1999 –
In June, the first Bulldog Foundation Golf Tournament was held as a fundraiser and raised a little over $5,000. This became an annual event.
Endowment distribution to St. Joseph School was $50,000.

2001 –
In February, a new Teacher Grant Program as announced to St. Joseph School teachers. In addition to the annual contribution that the Endowment makes to the school, there will now be funds available for specific projects and equipment needs.
February 22, the Endowment took over the property purchase contract from the Friends of St. Joseph, for the purchase of the Ellen Smith property for additional classroom space for St. Joseph School. This became known as the St. Joseph Primary School.
In April, the Endowment hired a second full time employee, Betty Schichtl, as Development Assistant, to assist the Executive Director in office duties, operation of the office and to help with planning and coordinating special projects and events.
In May, the first 1879 Heritage Society Luncheon was hosted. The purpose of this event is to honor those donors who have made a gift to the Endowment through their estate plans. Sixteen founding members were inducted at that first luncheon.
In August, the Endowment celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a weekend of activities including a banquet and family picnic.
Total assets had then reached more than $2,000,000.
Endowment distribution to St. Joseph School was $50,000 plus $10,000 for the teacher grant program.
A new program was announced where individual donors can establish a named, endowed fund designated for certain departments or needs within the school. Individuals can establish a designated fund with as little as $10,000 over a 5-year pledge period. Once the designated funds have been fully funded, they will sit for one fiscal year before granting out funds.
Designated funds were announced –
The Moix Family Endowed Fund for Science & Math
The Bernard & Sue O’Dwyer Family Endowed Fund for Computer Science.

Building Bridges Campaign
In November, the Endowment combined efforts with St. Joseph Church and School in a fund raising drive to raise $2M.
The “Building Bridge” campaign was launched with Bishop J. Peter Sartain and Bob Nabholz serving as Honorary Chairmen. Bob passed away a few months later. Fr. Tom Byrne, Pastor of St. Joseph Church and Ray Kordsmeier, Chairman of the Endowment Board served as Co-Chairmen of the campaign.
The goals of the campaign were 1) Retire the debt from the purchase of the Primary School property – $1.2 million, 2) Establish an endowed maintenance fund for St. Joseph School – $500,000, 3) Retire other school debts and make St. Joseph School debt free – $300,000.

2002 –
In May, the Building Bridges Campaign had its official kickoff with a special Mass by Bishop Sartain.
In August, a Campaign Banquet was held.
In September, the three-year pledge period began.
In October, Joan Shofner stepped down as Executive Director.
Designated funds that began this year –
The St. Joseph School Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Fra Angelico Endowment for the Visual Arts
The Sartain Endowed Fund for the Library
The Building Bridges Maintenance Fund

2003 –
In January, Jacqueline Kordsmeier was hired as the Executive Director.
Total liabilities and assets were $3,850,429.34.
Endowment gave a total value of $107,296 to St. Joseph School.
Designated Fund began this year –
The Walsh Family Endowed Fund for Teacher Training

2004 –
Endowment gave a total value of $170,349 to St. Joseph School.
Designated Fund began this year –
The Maurice & Eleanor Moix Fund for Consumer Sciences

2005 –
Total assets were $5,075,400.51
Endowment gave a total value of $205,864 to St. Joseph School.
In December, the first “Volunteer Luncheon” was held to show appreciation to all of our many volunteers. Volunteers, as well as gifts, are critical to the success of the Endowment. Throughout the year, volunteers are needed for mailings, general office support and maintenance, and to serve on committees.
Designated funds began this year –
The St. Joseph Teacher Appreciation Endowed Fund
The Bernard & Frances Nabholz Endowed Fund for Maintenance
The St. Joseph Bulldog Endowed Soccer Fund
The Joe & Teresa Mallett Endowed Music Fund

2006 –
Endowment gave a total value of $203,536 to St. Joseph School.
Designated funds began this year –
The David & Christine Thessing Endowed Music Fund
The Hargis Family Endowed Fund for Choral Music
The Frank & Ethel Paladino Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Bob & Betty Hambuchen Endowed Language Fund
The St. Joseph Endowed Baseball & Softball Fund
The Jeff & Beth Crowder Family Endowed College Preparatory Fund
The Doc & Helen Kordsmeier Endowed Maintenance Fund
The Bill & Susan Farris Endowed Consumer Science Fund
The Louis & Rose Massery Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund

2007 –
Total assets were 5,787,043.62.
Endowment gave a total value of $229,803 to St. Joseph School.
Class Endowed Fund Program –
The Class Endowed Fund program was announced. Each class at St. Joseph School starting with the first class in 1930 through the current kindergarten class has its own fund. Each year a new fund is added for the kindergarten class.
The minimum amount for these funds to be eligible to begin making grants is $4,000.
The unique benefit to these funds is the class has the opportunity to choose (the purpose) (the item or area of the school) they would like to benefit from their grant from year to year.
All in school classes at the time received a beginning balance of $2,000 from an anonymous donor and since the Endowment has allocated $2,000 for each new kindergarten class.
Alumni classes have the opportunity to gather at an annual meeting and decide what they will grant from their class fund each year. You must be present to participate. Should no one from the class be present, the Alumni Association Board will then decide.
For current in school classes, we meet with the class to present a list of options for them and then meet again for the class to vote, majority rules.
This program is a great way for the current students to learn to give back to their school.
Class fund fully funded – Class of 1980
Term limits were installed for Board of Trustee members.
Designated funds began this year –
The Clyde & Verena Moix Family Endowed Book Bill Fund
The Doc & Pete Hart Endowed Fund for Grounds Beautification
The Nahlen Family Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance
The First Security Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The St. Joseph Class Endowed Funds
The Adolph & Madalyn Dayer Endowed Fund for the Library
The Gus & Rose Enderlin Endowed Book Bill Fund

2008 –
The Class fund program reached over $50,000.
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1969 & 2020
Endowment gave a total value of $242,301 to St. Joseph School.
Designated funds began this year –
The Dick & Marc Enderlin Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Ronnie & Barbara Kordsmeier Endowed Maintenance Fund
The St. Joseph School Alumni Association Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Freyaldenhoven Teacher Loyalty Endowed Fund
The Fr. Behr Endowed Language Fund
The Marie Enderlin Business Education and Communications Fund
The Patty & Maurice H. Moix, Jr. Endowed Math & Physics Fund
The Nicholas Moix Endowed Library Fund
The St. Joseph School Endowed Fund for Teacher Salary Enhancement
The Joe & Rose Freyaldenhoven Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Frank & Jo Anne Mayor Endowed Basketball & Cheerleading Fund

2009 –
Total assets were $5,647,912.88.
Endowment gave a total value of $250,447 to St. Joseph School.
Designated funds began this year –
The Paul Joseph Hiegel Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Arthur & Genevieve Lachowsky Endowed Maintenance Fund
The Louis & Miriam Stecker Outstanding Teacher Endowed Fund
The Frank & Melva Anderson Endowed Technology Fund
The Monica Strack Current Needs Endowed Fund

2010 –
Endowment gave a total value of $196,547 to St. Joseph School.
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1967, 1984, & 2014
Designated funds began this year –
The Monica Strack Current Needs Endowed Fund
The Joe A & Rose Freyaldenhoven Endowed Maintenance Fund
The Al & Mary Hiegel Endowed Basketball Fund
The Paul & Mary Ann Tipton K-6th Grade Classroom Grant Endowed Fund
The Felix & Christine Moix Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The Herman & Bonnie Moix and Class of 1967 Endowed Spelling Bee Fund
The Theresa Nahlen Endowed Consumer Science Fund
The Judges Roberts Legal System Endowed Fund
The Building Bulldogs Playground Campaign Fund

2011 –
Total assets were $5,946,996.10.
Endowment gave a total value of $198,712 to St. Joseph School.
The Class funds program reached over $100,000.
Class funds fully funded – Class of 1949
Designated funds began this year –
The Sloan Swindle Teachers’ Salary Augmentation Endowed Fund
The Philip & Janet Hiegel After School Care Endowed Fund

2012 –
Total assets were $6,313,212.68.
Endowment gave a total value of $206,338 to St. Joseph School.
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1954, 1983, 2022, 2023, & 2025
Designated funds began this year –
The Larry & Mary Joe Seiter Endowed Maintenance Fund
The Rev. Joseph Enderlin Religious Curriculum Endowed Fund
The Felix & Mary Catherine Moix, Jr. Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund

2013 –
Total assets were $6,541,611.29
Endowment gave a total value of $236,395.07 to St. Joseph School.
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1957, 2013, 2017, & 2019
Designated funds began this year –
The St. Joseph Flea Market Current Needs Endowed Fund
The Jerome & Albertine Moix Religious Curriculum Endowed Fund
The Harrell & Vivian Bates Endowed Transportation Fund
The Fabian & Bernice Dussex Teacher Appreciation Endowed Fund
The Agnes H Lachowsky Teachers’ Salary Endowed Fund

2014 –
Total assets were $7,327,829.83
Endowment gave a total value of $259,179.88 to St. Joseph School
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1956, 1964, 1970, 1986, 2005, & 2021
Designated funds began this year –
The Bob & Barbara Nabholz Endowed Maintenance Fund
The Schichtl Family Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund
The C.P. Dail, Jr. Journalism Endowed Fund
The Jake Molder Endowed Sports Fund

2015 –
Total assets were $7,283,753.66
Endowment gave a total value of $370,399.78
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1944, 1945, 1977, & 2026
Designated funds began this year –
The Caroline Favre Teacher Appreciation Endowed Fund
The Joseph Batchelor Current Needs Endowed Fund
The O’Dwyer Family Courtyard & Cyber Café Endowed Fund
The Covington Family Endowed Maintenance Fund

2016 –
Total assets were $7,115,192.92
Endowment gave a total value of $371,585.48
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1965, 1966, 2016, & 2024
Designated funds began this year –
The Gerald & Antoinette Elsinger Teacher Loyalty Endowed Fund
The St. Joseph Christian Ladies Organization Endowed Consumer Science Fund

2017 –
Total assets – TBA
Endowment gave a total value of $329,242.55
Class funds fully funded – Classes of 1978, 2012, & 2018
Designated funds began this year –
The Curtis & Marie Breeden Endowed Tuition Assistance Fund

 

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