Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24th

First, I would like to recognize a couple of recently received donations. We received a $1,000 donation from the Tyler Community Chest for the endowment fund and we received a $500 donation from James and Carol Kopel to the Golf Course Project. Thank you!

Last night, the TACF seated its new board and held a fundraising planning session. The new board members are: April Thomas, Dan Tolsma, Gary Manson, Steph Ekema, Sandy Enemark, Joan Jagt, Glen Peterson, Trent Hess and Tim O'Leary. I would like to thank each of them for taking the time to volunteer to serve on this board.

This also means that you will start to see more of us in the community as we look to raise the final $13,000 needed to meet the $25,000 match challenge from the Southwest Initiative Foundation. We have the next 18 months to raise these dollars, so we will be looking for your help in meeting this goal.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nov 20th Update

One donation to report to the Tyler Golf Course Project. Lennie Burckhardt has donated $10,000 to the project and we would like to thank him for the donation. To date, $175,100 has been raised for this project.

On November 23rd, we will be seating the new board. Look for an update on next week's blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


It seems that that the more updates I do to the blog, the more checks we receive. So, I thought that I would try it again. Today, we received a $250 donation to the endowment fund and $1,000 donation to the Golf Course Project from Kelly Knudsen State Farm Agency.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on Endowment and Project Funds

Good Afternoon! It has been awhile, so I thought that I would update everyone on what has been going on with our two funds. The endowment fund has received a couple of donations over the last month. So on behalf of the TACF, I would like to recognize the following donors to the endowment fund: Arnold and Joyce Dass, the Tyler Kiwanis Club ($250), Tim and Stacy O'Leary ($100), and the Tyler Lion's Club ($1,000). Thank you very much for your contributions to the future of Tyler.

The Tyler Golf Club Clubhouse remodel project has really taken off fast thanks to Wally Christensen and the other volunteers. To date the following individuals have donated to project fund: Allen Lund ($100,000), Charlie Swenson and Sonja Lund ($30,000) John and Margaret Bornhoft ($25,000), Ines Peter ($5,000), Kullen Stanek ($3,000), John Utoft ($1,000), Tim and Stacy O'Leary ($100) and the Tyler Lion's Club ($500). There has also been various others that have donated time or material to this project including the City of Tyler, Bornhoft Concrete, and Rick Brownlee.

Please let me know if I left anyone out, otherwise, thank you for your donations to both funds.