2015… What A Summer!
A Spectactular Start To A New Look Of JKB EEF!
Things couldn’t have gone better for JKB EEF…
Headquartering the program at Monmouth College turned out to be a winner. The campus and its facilities were a perfect match from the dorm to the leadership training room and surrounding area to the food and private dining area to the impressive Huff Athletic Center and all it offered to our athletes. Each week the kids’ response was the same…this campus is perfect! A special thanks goes out to Karen Ogorzalek, Associate Dean of Students and to Ryan Doyle, Asst. Director of Campus Events, Camps & Conferences, for their unending help in making sure everything worked and that we had everything we needed during our 4 weeks at Monmouth. They gave the word “accommodating” a new meaning that was off the charts. Many thanks!
Horn Field Campus at Western Illinois University provided a ROPES Teams Course that was perfect for reinforcing learned skills…leadership, teamwork, communication skills, relationship-building and much more. We started and ended the day with all 20 on the same initiative. It proved to be really interesting! For most of the initiatives, though, we returned to our two groups of 10. Although it was extremely muddy (so much rain each week!), we had fun and the growth of knowledge and skills during that day was significant.
Of course, nothing would have been the same without Bill Walker teaching the curriculum. It was his 20th year of impacting and influencing JKB EEF participants like only he can do. He’s the best! Click on the link to see pictures of all 4 sessions. It’s filled with scores of smiling faces.
Many, Many Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the first JKB EEF summer at Monmouth College. You played a huge part in giving 80 new leaders their life-changing experience!
My heartfelt thanks & gratitude.
Todd Holmberg – John Gorleski – Chris Wilbur – Julie Davis – Elissa Schwass – Kara Roll – Barry Baldwin- Marty Bee – Kevin Saunders
One of the best parts was spending a week with JKB EEF alums who volunteered!
Liam Miller – Jillie Johnston – Alyssa Girgis
On September 12th, Autumn was inducted into the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame at Kewanee High School for her accomplishments in 3 sports-Volleyball, Basketball & Softball. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Whitney Wyckoff (2010-Lakota East HS) was actually recruited by Allison when she was an assistant coach & recruiting coordinator for Yale. Whitney was named 2015-16 team captain. She received the team’s Outstanding Leadership Award at the end of her junior season. In addition, Whitney was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy at the end of her junior season. She has also earned 5 Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll nominations in her 3rd season. Here’s to a tremendous senior season, Whitney!
Lena Munzer (2011-Highland Park HS) Lena Has played in 53 contests, making 13 starts … Has averaged 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game … Shoots 32.8 percent on three-pointers and 32.3 percent overall … Recorded first career double-double against Wagner in her sophomore season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds … Shoots 89.4 percent on free throws … Honored with the team’s Karen Yarasavage Award in 2013-14 …and is given to teammate that demonstrates a trademark grit and determination. Lena transitioned into the starting lineup for Ivy League play during her rookie campaign. Here’s to a stellar junior season, Lena!
JKB friendships keep on going!
University of Illinois JKB alums traveled during Spring Break (2015) to a Habitat for Humanity Build. front left: Zach Tuczak (2011-Prospect HS); Cory Mosiman (2010-Downers South HS); middle left: Blake Butler (2010-Downers North HS); Ernie Yanez (2010-Hinsdale South HS); back left: Nick Buege (2009-Naperville North HS); Liam Miller (2009-Hinsdale South HS)
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Greg VandenHeuvel (JKB 2005) married Kristan Cwalina. Brett Lullo (JKB 2005) was part of the wedding party. Those JKB friendships never end! Congratulations Greg & Kristan.
Much love and happiness to you both!
Congratulations to Jeff Nelson (JKB 2002) who married Kimberly Kruzynski on September 12th. So starts a beautiful journey!
Much love and happiness to you both!
How Can You Donate?
Ways To Donate
Recurring Donations– go to JKBFoundation.org and set up a monthly, quarterly or yearly automatic donation.
Corporate Matching Donation Programs – If your company has a matching gift program, it’s a great way to add to your individual donation.
United Way or Workplace Giving Programs – These can be monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on your company’s set up.
One time donation – This can be through the website,www.JKBFoundation.org, or by check, payable to JKB EEF and mailed to 8617 Echo Grande Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89131
No Donation is Too Small.
Your Generosity is Gratefully Received
& Greatly Appreciated!
Keep In Touch
We value and appreciate each member of the growing JKB EEF Family and want to make sure we have your correct contact information so we can update you on the latest news about the organization, JKB EEF events in your area and great accomplishments of JKB EEF alums.
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