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Give easily online by visiting https://www.nicf.org
1. Click "Donate"
2. Choose The Future Brave Endowment Fund under "Designate Your Gift."
3. Specify the amount of money to go toward each fund.
4. Proceed through checkout.
You can also send a check to NICF, P.O. Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975. Note "The Future Brave Endowment Fund" in the memo, and make checks payable to NICF.
Fund to support student activities for years to come
Last week, the Maconaquah School Corporation Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of a new endowment fund that will support student activities for years to come.
The Future Brave Endowment Fund will begin this school year, and funds will be invested with the Miami County Community Foundation (MCCF), a fund affiliate of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation.
“This will go to help our students in a variety of different ways,” said Maconaquah Superintendent Dr. James Callane. “It is an opportunity for our alumni and friends of Maconaquah to give to our future students.”
The resolution states five percent of ticket sales and concession sales at school events will go to the fund. Callane noted that this will provide a “steady flow of income” to the fund in addition to gifts from donors.
“Almost all colleges have an endowment of some type, and many of those colleges are smaller than our high school,” said board member Tim White, who has been instrumental in the creation of the fund.
White said naming rights will be another method for alumni or community members to donate to the fund. If someone wants naming rights to a specific classroom or school facility, they will be able to purchase those rights with a donation to the endowment fund. White said commitments for donations have already been received.
“We plan to purposely price these to be affordable to a wide range of donors,” White said. “We know that there are many people who have the desire to give to something like this and ensure future Maconaquah students have great opportunities that make up a well-rounded education.”
White said the MCCF is a “great steward of money” and will be a great partner for this initiative. He said funds will be invested long-term, and the principle will not be withdrawn.
“Eventually, the investment returns will provide the funds for our student activities,” White said. “We expect initial investment returns to be withdrawn within a few years.”
White said he is very excited for this initiative to make a “positive difference that will outlast our tenure as caretakers of this great school.”
Give easily online by visiting https://www.nicf.org, clicking "Donate," and choosing The Future Brave Endowment Fund under "Designate Your Gift." You can also send a check to NICF, P.O. Box 807, Rochester, IN 46975. Note "The Future Brave Endowment Fund" in the memo, and make checks payable to NICF.
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By Eric Stoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Stoff has served as Maconaquah’s Grant Writer & P.R. Officer since 2014. His position has been funded by the generous donation of an anonymous alumnus. In his four years at Maconaquah, Eric has generated more than $737,000 in grant funds. He has also been a driving force of the corporation’s P.R. and marketing efforts.
“Maconaquah is a special place. Our staff and students work hard, achieve great things, and maintain a family-like culture in the community,” Eric said. “I’m proud to be a Brave, and I will continue to work hard to bring funding to our schools’ fantastic initiatives."
Name, Seal and Offices
Purpose and Operation
The Endowment shall have no Members. ARTICLE IV
The Board of Directors will also provide information as requested by the Maconaquah School Board at any time throughout the year or as the Board of Directors deems necessary to keep the school board informed.
Officers, Agents and Representatives
(a) President. The President shall be the president and chief executive officer of the Endowment and as such shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Endowment, subject to the control of the Board of Directors. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. Subject to the control and direction of the Board of Directors, the President may enter into any agreement and may execute and deliver any agreement, instrument or document in the name and on behalf of the Endowment. In general, the President shall perform all duties and have all the powers incident to the office of the President, as herein defined, and all such other duties and powers as, from time to time, may be assigned to the President by the Board of Directors.
(b) Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Endowment and shall deposit all such funds in the name of the Endowment in such banks or other depositories as shall be selected by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall upon request exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and records to any of the directors of the Endowment during business hours at the office of the Endowment where such books and records shall be kept, including the providing of a written monthly report to the Board of Directors; shall render upon request by the Board of Directors a statement of the condition of the Endowment at any meeting of the Board of Directors; shall receive, and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the Endowment from any source whatsoever; and, in general, shall perform all duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall give such bond, if any, for the faithful discharge of his or her duties as the Board of Directors may require.
(c) Secretary. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept in the books provided for that purpose the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors; shall duly give and serve all notices required to be given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws and by law; shall be custodian of the records of the Endowment and attest to all documents, the execution of which on behalf of the Endowment under the Secretary’s attestation is duly authorized in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws; and, in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.
(a) Term Limits. An individual may not server more than three (3) consecutive terms in the same office.
(b) Removal. Any principal officer may be removed, either with our without cause, at any time, by action approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority of the directors then entitled to vote.
(c) Resignations. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors, the President or the Secretary. Any such resignation shall take effect upon receipt of such notice or at any later time specified therein; and, unless otherwise specified therein, no acceptance of such resignation shall be necessary to make it effective.
(d) Vacancies. Any vacancy in office may be filled by the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting of the Board.
(b) The Endowment shall not in any manner or to any extent participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, nor shall any part of its activities consist of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation or any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.
(c) The Endowment shall not accept gifts or other contributions if the use or expenditure of the gift or contribution is subject to any condition which is inconsistent with the purposes of the Endowment as set forth in these bylaws.
(d) The Endowment shall not conduct or carry on any activities prohibited from being conducted or carried on by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and the Regulations promulgated thereunder, or by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), and which also are described in Section 2055(a)(2) or Section 2522 of the Code.
(e) The Endowment shall make no advancements for services to be performed in the future, nor shall the Endowment make any loan of money or property, to any director or officer of the Corporation, other than advances of expenses in connection with a possible indemnification matter.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provisions of these bylaws or any other law, rule or regulation, the Endowment shall:
(i) Distribute during each taxable year amounts sufficient to avoid liability for the tax imposed by Section 4942 of the Code.
(ii) Not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941(d) of the Code.
(iii) Not retain any excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943(c) of the Code.
(iv) Not make any investment in such manner as to subject the Corporation to tax under Section 4944 of the Code.
(v) Not make any taxable expenditure as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Code.
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Maconaquah Patron & Alumnus,
Hail, hail Maconaquah, all hail to the red and the blue
Hail, hail to MHS to our Braves we will always be true
Fight, fight for victory whether odds be great or small
Honor, love, and praise we give to our Maconaquah
I hope this Fight Song brings back some proud memories for you.
On behalf of Maconaquah School Corporation, we want to welcome
you back to your alma mater. This school year we have been working
to build a database of alumni and friends so that we reconnect with you
and keep you posted on what is happening at Maconaquah.
In an effort to reach more alumni, we have redesigned this alumni page so that you
can connect with Maconaquah in several different ways (via Twitter feeds,
link to the MHS Facebook alumni page, and sign up below to receive Alumni
information). Our goal is to connect with all alumni and friends of Maconaquah.
We could use your help in spreading the word about our new alumni page.
Please reach out to fellow classmates and friends and direct them to this site.
Also, refer back to this page on a regular basis as we will be sharing the many exciting
things happening at Maconaquah School Corporation. We need the support and
partnership of our alumni and friends so that we can live up to our mission statement:
Inspiring and empowering our students to meet tomorrow's challenges.