Legacy Donors

The East Lansing Educational Foundation has received support from hundreds of community members over the years.
We are proud that our endowment stands at over one million dollars, which helps us fulfill our mission of granting resources to our schools that keep them amongst the state’s very best districts.
We thank our donors and celebrate their legacy of giving.

Philanthropist ($50,000 and up)

Thomas Meyer and Susan Ahrens
Louise Sternberg
Diana and Emily Tarpoff
Susan and Steve Wildman

Scholar ($25,000 to $49,999)

Patricia and David Brogan
Kevin, Lauri, Steve and Stephanie Draggoo
Eagle Eye Golf Club
Ronald and Donna Granger
David and Jane Ledebuhr
Marilyn and Rollie Ledebuhr
Margaret and Bradley Ropp
Shrewsbury Sisters – Whitmer Family Endowment

Patron ($10,000 to $24,999)

Rima and Raphael Addiego
Rocky Ray Beckett and Julie G. Thomas-Beckett
Julie and Bill Boettcher Jeff and Steve
Bonning-Lapinski Family
Beth and Al Cafagna
The Family of Tom and Denise Frieder Carr
Patricia and James Croom
Kevin Draggoo, Draggoo Huber Team, Merrill Lynch
East Lansing Basketball Club
Rick and Mindy Emerson
Frederick and Suzanne Fabian
Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Elaine Michener-Israel and Mark Israel
Nancy Passanante
Steve and Brenda Ramsby
Spartan Village Parents
Sylvan Learning Center
Vince and Antoinette WinklerPrins

Benefactors ($5,000 to $9,999)

Bruce Abbey Family
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Jim and Jodi (Piper)
Patrick and Joan Berardo
Patricia and George Brookover
Bill and Julie Cawood
Dave and Laurie Chapin
Eric and Mary Crawford
Dean Transportation
Bill Dittenhofer
George and Gail Foster
Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC
Mark and Linda Guider Grua
Chuck and Fran Hackney
Charles Hagan, DDS, MHS, PC
Michael and Ann Hayes
Horizon Bank
David Houston and Elizabeth Keenan
Jim and Liz Jamo
Michael and Donna Kaplowitz
James and Kathleen Lammers
Laura Jean Rood Larsen
John and Mary Anne Larzelere
Victor and Nancy Loomis
Robert J. Marshall
James I. McClintock
Ann and Mike McDaniel
Robert and Shelagh Miller
Musselman Realty
David and Cheryl Ronk
Kenneth and Lori Rudman
Roy Saper and Nell Kuhnmuench
Eric and Nancy Schertzing
Ted and Carol Staton
Elias Strangas and Jane Turner
Mary Strolle
Summit Community Bank
Scott Swinton and Sylvia Morse
Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
Albert White

Founders ($1,000 to $4,999)

John and Amy Abbott
Jerry and Jean Aben
Victor and Michelle Adamo
James R. Anderson
David and Allyse Anderson
Theda Assiff-MacGriff
Jill K. Baker
Richard and Diane Ball
Howard and Viv Ballein
Jack and Jan Bamford
Colleen Barry and Douglas Jester
Colonel (Ret.) John V. Barson, DO, MPH
David and Deborah Batten
James and Carmen Beachum
Martha and Jim Bibbs
Jane and George Bitsicas
Jane Bitsicas, Doncaster Clothing
Carolyn and Robert Boger
Kathy and Jeff Bracken
Jim Brandstatter
Dennis and Alexis Branoff
Janet and Chip Brock
Brogan, Reed, VanGorder & Associates
Brookover, Carr & Schaberg, PC
Gary and Julie Buckberry Gary, Colette, and Cosette
Buddies Pub and Grill
Cawood Building Co.
Eleanor Chapin
Dan and Janet Chegwidden
Der-Chuan and Quy-Phuong Chuang
Barbara and Edward Church
Church Wyble, PC
Clark Construction Company
Class of 1961
Class of 1963
Class of 2001
Mike and Connie Cleary
Comerica Bank
Consumers Energy Foundation
Coral Gables
Gretchen and Loic Couraud
Crippen Buick GMC Mazda Volvo
Jeffrey and Elizabeth Docking
William Donohue
Erik and Kelly Drake
Bruce and Nancy Dunn
Judy and John Dunn
East Lansing Kiwanis
East Lansing Woman’s Club
Tony and Virginia Egnatuk
Jayne Erickson
Mike Fink
Five Sisters Foundation
Linda and Dennis Fliehman
Bill and Sheila Flynn
Nathanael and Marianne Flynn
Judy Hale Foley
Kenneth and Sandra Fowler
Emily Frame
Friends of ELRA
Melody Glick
Christine and Jeffrey Goebel
Dennis Goron
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Grand Grillin
Mary Graven
Lee Griffin
Margie Griffith
Grua, Jamo & Young
Rebecca Grumet and Jim Smit
Dorsey and Karl Gude
Shirley D. Guider
Lisa Hackel
Jim and Mary Anne Hagan
William and Susan Hamilton
Dennis and Tami Hamilton
Thelma Dunn Hanson
Phyllis and Donald Harden
Ben Hare and Janet Welch
Harrison Roadhouse
Mike and Debby Harrison
Pete Jr. and Annette Hasbrook
Cindy Herfindahl and John Melcher
Geoffrey Hertel
David and Iris Horner
Mary and Kevin Howard
JoAnn and Bob Hubbard
Integrated Strategies Inc.
ITC Holdings Corp.
Peter and Beth Janick
Mary Jesse and David Juckett
Jeffrey Johnson
Dr. Richard Johnson
Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip
David Juckett
Kevin and Jamie Kelly
COL and Mrs. Clifford Keppeler
Mark and Sheryl Knox
Babette Krause
Ranjani Krishnan and Satish Joshi
Michael and Deanne Lawrence
Mike and Carol LeMense
Wanda and Keith Lipscomb
Jim and Cheryl Little
Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, P.C.
Ed and Berrie Lounsberry
Gerald, Debra, Danielle, Katherine and Matthew Mannausa
Robert K. and Nancy Marshall
Richard and Cheryl Maury
Dorothy McDonald
McGinty, Hitch, Housefield, Person, Yeadon & Anderson, PC
Barbara McMillan
Terry McNabb
Pamela and Mark Meadows
Mercantile Bank
Michigan Group Benefits
Mid-Michigan MRI, Inc.
Rich Mikel
Miller Canfield
Mia, Natasha, Norman Miller
David and Jill Mittleman
MSU Federal Credit Union
Kevin and Julie Mullin
Jon and Mary Nelson
James and Sally Newton
Irvin Nichols
William and Lola O’Meara
John Ousterhout and Rita Hanson Ousterhout
John, Bridget, Hannah and Sean Paff
Jim and Barbara Papazian
Michael K. Peters, DDS, MS, PC
Tom and Kathy Petroni
Physicians Health Plan
Plante & Moran, PLCC
Patricia Poli
Mike and Donna Pressley
Joanne Preston
Ken Price
Kevin and Jan Ragan
Lori Rasche
Al and Kay Riegel
Stanley and Mary Ries
Eric Rosekrans
Jay Rosen and Martha Brownscombe
James Ryerson
Thomas and Sheila Schimpf
Kay and Allan Schmid
Tom and Susan Schmidt
Jerry Schuur
Arlene and Bill Sharp
Mary Sharp and Rafael Javier
Nancy and Peter Sheldon
Dr. Brad and Barbara (Foote) Shingleton
Rick and Marty Simonds
Sam Singh
Aron Sousa and Alice Dreger
Craig and Gina Spencer
Craig Spencer, DDS
Mark and Theresa Stevens
Stifel Nicolaus
Otto and Marcia Stockmeyer
Charles Stoddard
Strathmore Development
Ruth and Dan Stump
Andrew Stumpff
Jerry, Linda and Jordan Sutton
Lisa Swem
Christy and Mike Swords
Bing Tai and Catherine Allen
David Teece
Mark and Kellie Terry
George Thornton
Tomie Raines, Inc.
Steve and Ellen Trecha
Nathan and Sarah Triplett
Amy and Bob Uecker
Lynne (Dinkel) VanDeventer
Dorinda VanKempen
Steve VanNocker and Clare Tanner
Francisco A. Villarruel and Gail O’Leksy-Villarruel
Genevieve Walter
Mary Ward
Edward Watts
Dr. Nancy W. and Mr. Bruce A. Weber
Jeffrey Weiner
William Weiner and Paula Latovick
West and Burkhardt Orthodontics
Seann Willson
Christina Winder and Russell Chavey
Robert Wirtz
David and Jill Young