Volume 2 - Issue 6 | December 15, 2022

Cathy Tenney, Editor

Printable Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

May your holidays be merry and bright!  We hope the traditions you share with family and friends create many memories.  

Take time to cozy up with a good book!  Sipping hot chocolate soothes the soul. 

When it’s snowing, try to catch a snowflake on your tongue.  Then giggle and laugh!  Doing this with a young child is extra rewarding.  

We look forward to the new year as we continue our mission. The mission of ADSOEF is to provide funding to serve charitable purposes relating to professional and personal growth of educators and educational excellence.

Peace and joy,

ADSOEF Board of Directors

A few reminders as the 2022 year comes to a close.

Our fundraising campaign is ongoing.

Contribution form and electronic donation information are found at adsoef.org

Matching gift of $1,000.00 is offered.  Can donors meet this amount by December 31, 2022?

Directors will be elected in April.  ADSOEF Director Applications are due by February 1, 2023.

February 1, 2023 is the deadline for Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Applications

March 25, 2023  - ADSOEF Presentation for Chi and Gamma Xi Chapters

Progress! Your contributions allow us to add concentric hearts showing $500 increments on our expanding heart graphic. By the end of November, $3,372.00 was donated to Open Your Heart for the Future of Education. Will we meet the match offered by a sponsor for a $1,000.00 gift? 

Our goal is $8,500.00 in celebration of OSO’s 85th Anniversary. Your support is appreciated! 

Year-End is a Time for Giving

Some considerations to ponder and possibly talk about with your tax professional.

A cash contribution to ADSOEF shows your support for the future of education and is greatly appreciated.  Each individual makes decisions about personal giving to charitable organizations.  Our educational foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Additionally, a philanthropic gift to ADSOEF qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction if you itemize.  To the fullest extent permitted by law.

If you take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA or 403(b), you may wish to check with your tax professional about donating a portion as a “qualified charitable distribution”.  With a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), a check goes directly from the investment to the charity you select.  You do not show this as income, thus, are not taxed on the amount.  


Check with your tax professional to determine a possible tax benefit of a charitable gift.

Opportunities are available for you, your DKG chapter, and your community

ADSOEF provides funding for activities that support professional and personal growth of educators in Ohio and promotes educational excellence for Ohio students.  Have you considered the availability of funds for professional development, a community project, or student needs?  

The Individual/Classroom/Community Projects Fund provides up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) in financial support for educational projects that fund targeted learners in non-profit settings and community-based projects.  Apply for a project award for possible funds from ADSOEF for a service project supported by your DKG Chapter.  A team of community individuals can work together as long as a DKG member is the lead person and submits the application.  Help your community! 

The Leadership Fund provides support to members for expenses related to developing leadership knowledge, skills, or experiences and provides support to members for expenses specifically related to leadership or board participation

The Lifelong Learning Fund provides support to members for expenses that encourage the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

Do you know someone who will be student teaching in 2023-2024?  The Esther H. Strickland Student Teaching Grant is available for students in approved colleges and is awarded in the semester of the individual’s student teaching.  Application due date: February 1, 2023

Are you furthering your education and need monetary help to pay for the courses?  Consider completing a scholarship application. Due date: February 1, 2023

The Margaret L. White Scholarship is available for graduate study at The Ohio State University, the Ruth Grimes Scholarship is available at Miami University, the Florence L. Woodward Scholarship is available at Kent State University, and the Annie Webb Blanton Scholarship is available for use at any accredited university. 

A. Margaret Boyd International Study Fellowship - an Ohio Fellowship may be awarded to an Ohio State Organization member doing graduate study in a foreign country.  Application is due by February 1, 2023.

Applications available on our website:  adsoef.org


Important ADSOEF Dates to Remember

January 16, 2023

6:30 p.m.

ADSOEF Board of Directors Meeting

February 1, 2023

ADSOEF Director Applications Due

February 1, 2023

Scholarships, Grants and Fellowship Applications Due

During this very busy time of year, the ADSOEF Directors and Donor Relations committee would like to thank all of you who have made such generous donations to the Foundation.  Whether your donation was anonymous, in honor of a special person, in memory of a loved one, or simply an expression of your generosity, each and every donation is greatly appreciated.  We wish you peace and joy during this holiday season.

Dr. Norma Kirby

In memory of Susan Reid

Eileen McNally

Charlene Greene


Karen Estridge

In honor of Zeta Chapter Sisters

Heidi Baxter

In honor of Gamma Nu Chapter

Sandra Woodyard

Linda Harrison

In honor of OSO 85th Anniversary

Linda Geyer


Mary Jo Doebling & Beta Nu Chapter Members

In memory of former president Peggy Gentile

Jane Dietsch & Alpha Upsilon Chapter Members

Lona P. Bowman

Dr. Moll Helmlinger

Judy Valentine

In memory of Eileen Young


Holly Buente

In memory of Joanne Harrold

Sandy Royer

In honor of Dr. Norma Kirby and Diana Kirkpatrick

Linda Lawwill

Jane Meese

In honor of Sandy Royer, ADSOEF Chairman and Board of Directors

Carol Remington-Gray

Karen Dauer

Mary Kathryn McClendon

In honor of Valerie Miller, Zeta Chapter President

Mary Kathryn McClendon

In honor of ADSOEF Board of Directors, Sandy Royer, Chairman

Katherine D. Kramer Wheeler

Linda Porteus

In honor of Barbara Smith, Past OSO President

Peggy Snow

Deborah Canter

In memory of Regina Chaney


Diana Klenk

Barbara Ade

In honor of Holly Buente

Marilyn Bauer

In honor of Ellen Andrews

of Beta Gamma

Sue Loader

Lexa Freshly

Sue A. Thuma


Holly Buente, Gamma Pi

October 2022-June 2024

Marketing Committee

Debra (Debbie) Frazier, Beta Rho


Donor Relations Committee Chairman

Dr. Lois Harkins, Alpha Lambda



Millie Holzer, Beta Zeta


Finance Committee Chairman

Dr. Norma Kirby, Alpha Delta


Marketing Committee Chairman

Karyn Kern Lazear, Gamma Phi


Governance Committee Chairman

Nominating Committee Chairman

Sue Loader, Alpha Psi


Scholarship Committee

Sandy Royer, Delta Kappa


Chairman Board of Directors

Marilyn Slusser, Delta Kappa


Vice Chairman

OSO Scholarship Committee Chairman

Christine (Chris) Snoddy, Alpha Lambda



Educational Services Committee Chairman

Debby Canter, Delta Epsilon


Ex-officio Ohio State Organization Liaison

OSO President

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