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Preceptor Pi Chapter receives update on Makinna Ann Hope Foundation
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Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Oct. 18 at the home of Jeanne Schmitt. Susan Brown was co-hostess. President Janis Link led the meeting.
Guest speaker Kyle Krebaum, co-founder of the Makinna Ann Hope Foundation, gave the chapter an update on the Foundation established in memory of his daughter, Makinna, who died of an extremely rare genetic disease in 2008 at the age of 2. The Foundation works with the Sunflower Early Education Center, providing educational toys and equipment for special-needs children.
The Foundation has gained non-profit status and is now eligible to apply for grants that are available for non-profit organizations. However, the Foundation continues to receive the majority of its funding from fund-raising efforts in the community. A long-range goal of the Foundation is to raise the money needed to add playground equipment for special-needs children to a local park.
Janice Walker, service chair, had received a note from the Daniel R. Trickey Life Giving Center thanking the chapter for the personal items donated to the center. This month, the chapter donated items to Cherry Village to be given as bingo prizes to the residents. In November, members will donate food to the Food Bank.
Judy Krebaum presented the chapter’s 2010-11 photo album to last year’s president Brenda Black. The chapter will be honoring three members with the Master Degree Ritual this spring. Members eligible for the Master Degree are Judy Krebaum, Jeanne Schmitt and Jeri Brozek.