3275 Lincoln Avenue
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
(269) 926-3252
sjpsfoundation@sjschools.org
The St Joseph Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and relies on individual donations, grants and fundraisers for all funding.
The St Joseph Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and relies on individual donations, grants and fundraisers for all funding.

Special Fund Request Grant Recipients 
The St Joseph Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and relies on individual donations, grants and fundraisers for all funding.
Special Fund Requests Totaling $90,403.21 - February 2018
Brown, E.P. Clarke, Lincoln Elementary Schools
  • Michelle Allen - Summer Literacy Camp
  • Connie Bacolor - Elementary Book Club Books
  • Kristin Bawks - Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute
  • Kelly Gaideski- Summer Reading Challenge
  • Colette Jasiak - Social Emotional Learning Conference
  • Amy Dirlam - Media Center Maker/STEAM Space
​Upton Middle School
  • Kara Nicholson - Go Time/Response to Intervention
Upton Middle School and St. Joseph High School
  • Ann Cardon - Bathroom Hotlines
  • Greg Blomgren/Chad Mandarino - Speaker, Mike Smith: Pursuing Your Passions
St. Joseph High School
  • Colleen Elkins - World Languages (French) DiLL Lab refresh & Training
  • Joe Haydon - Go Time
  • Jamie Culver - All School Read
  • ​Greg Blomgren - Wellness Enrichment
  • Amy Dirlam - ISTE Conference
  • Kelly Gaideski - STEAM-Project Lead the Way, Medical Careers Lab Equipment
  • Kelly Gaideski - STEAM-Project Lead the Way Phase 2, Engineering Pathway
  • Burke Lokey/Aaron Engleman - London Trip Instrument Procurement

Special Fund Requests Totaling $106,564.47 - October 2017
Brown, E.P. Clarke, Lincoln Elementary Schools
  • Connie Bacolor - Author Patricia Polacco Visit
  • Michelle Allen - Learning Lasts! Summer Experience 2018
  • Craig Hubble - Elementary Field Trip Support
  • Kristen Bawks - Building Classroom Libraries to Support Literacy
  • Amy Dirlam - Destiny Discover Training (all schools)
Upton Middle School
  • Amy Dirlam - Breakout EDU
  • Kelly Gaideski - STEAM Project Lead the Way, Phase 1
  • Susan Hunnell - Off-site Community Service
​St. Joseph High School
  • Jim Berry - 2018 Senior Career Day
  • Angela Portenga - Recycling in Every Classroom
  • Gary Etter- Academic Challenge State Tournament Trip
  • Matt Culver - Film Club 
  • Joyce Hunter - Yearbook Photo Shoots

Special Fund Requests Totaling $91,072.00 - February 2017
Brown, E.P. Clarke, Lincoln Elementary Schools
  • Craig Hubble - Take Home Math Game Support Bags        
  • Craig Hubble - First Tee Equipment PGA Tour Youth Kits   
  • Laura Leany, Kendall Harmening, Denise Clark - First Lego League 2017-18    
  • Jennifer Zimmerman, JA: Empowering St. Joseph's Future Entrepreneurs   
Upton Middle School
  • Susan Hunnell - Off Site Service Project, Upton Builders Club     
  • Kristen Lownds - Signs of Suicide Prevention Program               
St. Joseph High School
  • Lauri Berry - Food Waste Program                                                
  • Aaron Egleman - Marching Band Uniforms                               
  • Cathleen Guldan - SJHS Chamber Orchestra Nat'l Orchestra Festival 
  • Kevin Guzzo - 12 Pillars of Peak Performance
  • Joe Haydon - GO Time 
District ​
  • Kelly Gaideski - Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute