2017 Annual Report
ACCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION,
417 MAIN ST., PO BOX 209, EFFINGHAM, KS 66023
The ACCHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, a Kansas
Not-For-Profit Corporation, was established in 2004 for the
purpose of soliciting, accepting, receiving and distributing
contributions designated for a specific purpose for the benefit
and support of ACCHS. Donations are exempt from federal income
tax under Section 501 (c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
One of the purposes of the Foundation is to raise
funds to create and maintain a permanent endowment to provide
income from which scholarships may be provided to graduates of
The annual meeting of the ACCHS Alumni
Association Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors is held at
ACCHS at 2:00 pm on the date of the ACCHS Alumni Banquet. Alumni
members are invited to attend.
Currently serving on the Board of Directors are:
President, Debbie Parnell, Vice President, Cindy Ladd,
Secretary, Ruth Dillon, Treasurer, Steve Caplinger. Members:
Jeff Martin, Martha Coder, Nancy Keith and Covell Hawk. Anyone
interested in serving on the board should contact Debbie Parnell
at 913-833-4781. Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship
or making a donation to the Scholarship should contact any
member of the Board of Directors.
The Treasury of the Foundation has, as of May 31,
2017, $88,271.44 in principal, interest and stock. This compares
to $75,136.23 last year at this time. The interest and dividends
are used for the awarding of scholarships. Expenses for 16-17
At the meeting on June 4, 2016, the following
action was taken:
Bookkeeping measures were approved as follows:
Decided to use June 1 as the date for computing scholarship
earnings, and report balances for the annual meeting. Any
capital gains realized will be added pro rata to all the
separate scholarship balances.
Members to the board were elected for a new two
year term were: Martha Coder, Cindy Ladd and Deborah Parnell
were elected to a new two year term that expires in 2018.
Officers elected for the coming year are to be: Deborah Parnell,
President; Cindy Ladd, Vice President; Ruth Dillon, Secretary;
Steve Caplinger, Treasurer.
Donations to the Foundation since the last
Class of 1951 to the Centennial
Members of the Jay and Tolli
Courtney family donated to increase the Courtney Scholarship.
A new bequest was received from the family and
friends of Patrick Conner to be used by the ACCJSH Student
Ambassadors in their support of the school's efforts to fight
bullying in its various forms.
Scholarships Awarded in 2017 went to:
Jacob Chalfant- Eck, Morgan, Hinshaw, Courtney
and Wood Scholarships
Madison Hetherington- Centennial Scholarship.
The Stewart Scholarship was not awarded.
The Corporation is organized and shall be
operated exclusively for such charitable and educational purposes as may
qualify it for exemption from the federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any
future United States Internal Revenue Law).
The object is to
solicit, receive and provide resources for the benefit and support of Atchison
County Community High School, Unified School District #377, provided, however,
that the resources herein contemplated shall be over and above what the State
of Kansas would traditionally provide the District.