SAVE THE DATE
The 18th Annual Memorial Invitational Golf Fundraiser
The Yoder Brothers memorial Scholarship Foundation
Will be held:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Fowler’s Mill Golf Club - Chesterland, Ohio
We look forward to seeing you there!
THE YODER BROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION NEWS
As 2013 comes to a close, we reflect on the enormity of what we have accomplished and the great
promise of the future. Over the past seventeen years, the financial and educational initiatives of the Yoder
Brothers Foundation’s scholarship program are most noteworthy: More than $1,828,000 have been raised
for the scholarship fund and more than $900,000 in scholarships have been awarded to senior students
at Berkshire, Cardinal and Newbury High Schools. Current assets total $871,000 in an Investment Trust
and $59,000 in a checking account. Most importantly, eighty-one scholarship recipients have received
their degrees and or certifications.
I will be the first to recognize the great team effort that has brought us to this day. On behalf of the Yoder Brothers Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and Joshua and Tyler, who are with us in spirit today; we owe a special gratitude to the wonderful and kind army of volunteers who freely give of their time and talent, the extraordinary generosity of the many sponsors and donors, the continuing support of the Corporate Members of the Foundation, the many sports celebrities who have greatly assisted in the fund-raising efforts, and the diligent members of the Board of Trustees. Thank you all for what you have done for the Foundation’s scholarship program.
The need for money for college these days is so desperate, the next thing we will start to see are street signs saying “student needs money/will work for food” next to the universities. The state of the economy is in such shambles, that the chances of students getting jobs are greatly diminished. If all of us are to remain on the frontiers of promoting education to the young men and women of our communities, we must continue to support them financially.
This year, eight students from Cardinal, Berkshire and Newbury received encouragement and critical funding toward their education through the Yoder Brothers Memorial Scholarship Foundation. The scholarships range from $2,000 to $4,000 and are four-year renewable awards. One scholarship is for a Trade/Technical school for two years at $4,000 per year. 2013 recipients include Michael Peters – Cardinal/Notre Dame College; Drew Mast – Cardinal/Pittsburgh Technical Institute; Caleb Fry – Cardinal/ Tiffin University; Samuel Heredos – Cardinal/Walsh University; Alexandria Corrigan – Berkshire/Capital University; Olivia Hess – Berkshire/Ashland University; Timothy Henry – Newbury/Rochester Institute of Technology; and Dustin Sutter – Newbury/University of Cincinnati. Scholarship awards for 2013 totaled $75,000 which included those recipients still attending school.
I want to thank these scholarship recipients for reminding me – day after day – that in them is our future. In midst of the turmoil of the everyday world that many times can overwhelm us all, it is easy to go astray and lose focus on other issues. But we must always come back to those young men and women pursuing their dreams; and they in turn, will come back to us. They are our future.
There are few opportunities in life we can reach out and touch tomorrow!
The Yoder Brothers Foundation’s scholarship program’s ability to thrive and continue to be able to offer
new generations of local community students an opportunity for pursuing their dreams of furthering
their education, we need the continuing support and generosity of its many loyal friends, volunteers and
Corporations, who donate their time, talent and financial resources to the Foundation and its mission.
May all of us be blessed in ways that enable us to fulfill our mission of empowering young people to be
competent, lifelong learners ready to lead courageously in seeking a more just and humane world.
Jack J. Menosky, President
The Yoder Brothers, Joshua & Tyler,
Memorial Scholarship Foundation
17th Annual Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s
Invitational Golf Tournament
The 17th Annual Memorial Invitational fundraiser was held July 21, 2013 at Fowler’s Mill Golf Club. One hundred sixty golfer
and sports celebrities enjoyed a sunshine- filled day of golf. A continental breakfast with donuts supplied by Raised & Glazed Donuts
of Bainbridge and bagels supplied by Einstein Bagels of Chagrin Falls, complimented with various juices and coffee, was enjoyed by the
golfers. Cold fruit, supplied by Heinen’s and cold drinks and water supplied by PepsiAmericas, and five Kegs of Beer supplied by the
Yoder Foundation, was enjoyed by the golfers on the course throughout play.
Golfers were challenged on two Par Three holes for a Hole-in-One to win automobiles courtesy of Ed Babcock of Junction Auto Sales and Pete Kepich of Kepich Ford. Six golfers attempted to win the $25,000 Shootout – Sadly, no winners.
Following golf, everyone enjoyed Cheese and crackers, compliments of Great Lakes Cheese Company. Two hundred fifty dinner guests enjoyed a Buffet dinner in the Pete Dye dining room featuring Carved roast beef with horseradish, roasted garlic and au jus; Chicken baked with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms & wine, herb-roasted redskins, green beans, a Classic house salad, warm rolls, Family-style dessert selections and homemade oatmeal raisin cookies baked by Leah Funk were centered on the tables.
Coach Sam Rutigliano gave and inspirational and motivational talk to the twenty scholarship recipients attending the dinner. The Raffle, Grid Board game and the Silent and Live auctions were completely sold out. The 17th Memorial Invitational fundraiser was an unqualified success; we were able to raise more than $37,000 after expenses for the scholarship fund. Our heartfelt thanks to all that participated and contributed to the success of the scholarship fundraiser.
Special thanks to the more than forty volunteers who made the event run smoothly.
SPORTS CELEBRITIES ATTENDING:
Coach Sam Rutigliano - Cleveland Browns, Guest Speaker
Ernie Kellermann - Cleveland Browns
Jamie Caleb - Cleveland Browns
Kevin Mack - Cleveland Browns
Greg Pruitt - Cleveland Browns
Reggie Langhorne - Cleveland Browns
Jim Kanicki - Cleveland Browns
Sam Palumbo - Cleveland Browns
Dave Wohlabaugh - Cleveland Browns
Hanford Dixon - Cleveland Browns
Rod Morris - San Francisco 49ers
Otto Orf - Cleveland Crunch
Zoran Karic - Cleveland Force
Hector Luis Marinaro - Cleveland Force
Bobby DiBiasio - Cleveland Indians
Kurt Allerman – St Louis Cardinals
John Thierry – Chicago Bears
Thank you for making our mission – to celebrate the lives of two young men, and their legacy to help the young men and women pursue their dreams of a higher education – a reality.
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