Alumni & Friends Mnemonic, 4th ed.
Welcome to the 4th edition edition of the Madeira Schools Foundation newsletter! Our mission is to share district and Alumni news, connect Alumni and share resources to the most up-to-date information about your Madeira Schools Foundation.
"Made in Madeira" Scholarship News
The legacy of giving continues as the Class of 2019 leaves MHS. Every member of the Madeira High School (MHS) Class of 2019 attending a college, university, career training program, or entering the military will receive a $250 monetary scholarship. They are only the second MHS graduating class in school history to receive this unique award. Donations have been received from Dan & Mary Lou Henke, Jim Decatur, and the MHS Class of 1951 as a tribute to their teacher and mentor Frank Lang. Gifts have been received from Thomas Alloy, Daniel & Marylin Smith, Steve & Kelly Kramer, and Steve & Lois Oyler. Most recently Danny Laub, James Whittington, and Matthew & Jodi Wylie contributed to the scholarships. Read the full article here Legacy of Giving Keeps Growing
Members of the class of 1951. Photo cred: Diane Nichols
From the Superintendents Desk

Dear Madeira Alumni & Friends,
 
We’ve just had a whirlwind month celebrating with the Class of 2019! From fun things like Prom and After Prom, to Senior Awards Night, Senior Banquet, Baccalaureate, and the 97 th Commencement Exercises, our Senior Class this year was phenomenal! Hopefully you have fond memories of those last few weeks of high school and can say that it was all worth it. At graduation, I thanked our alumni for laying such a strong foundation of excellence. Many of you continue to connect with friends and support the events of the Madeira Schools Foundation. Thank you. I can assure you that the legacy of excellence in Madeira is thriving as we cultivate students, staff and our community. When you have great kids from great families taught by a caring teaching staff in a supportive community, the sky’s the limit! 
 
As I’ve shared in the past, I run into alumni from Madeira all over the place. About a month ago, I was fortunate to reconnect with Art Cacaro. Art would have graduated in 1951 but enlisted in the service and left Madeira High School to fight in the Korean War. Art Cacaro went on to fight in one of the toughest battles, Chosen Reservoir, and was awarded a Purple Heart. After the war ended, Art came home and was a successful business man but had never gotten his Madeira High School diploma. Five or so years ago at the age of 78, Art came home to Madeira High School to receive his diploma and since that time has been a good friend. Our paths crossed again last month when I heard Art was going on the Tri-State Honor Flight – a trip where Veterans are flown to Washington DC to see the war memorials. Knowing Art was going, I arranged for all of the second graders at Madeira Elementary to write a note of thanks to Mr. Cacaro. The notes were awesome, Art was beyond surprised, and I was able to welcome home our Madeira hometown hero at the airport.
 
It’s these special moments with alumni and friends of Madeira that make our school district so great. So stop in, call or email me so that I can share some more great news about what makes Madeira such a great place for kids.
 
With warm regards,
 
Kenji Matsudo, Superintendent
Madeira City Schools
Over $100,000 Raised at the Annual Auction!
The 34th annual  Madeira Schools Foundation auction  held on Saturday, March 16 raised over  $100,000  to support Madeira schools programs and classroom materials from new technology and arts and athletic enhancements to educational experiences like our annual Day of Service. The annual auction is the district’s largest fundraiser also helps fuel scholarships for students and alumni, and supports the PTOs at each school.   

Save-the-Date  FOR UPCOMING FOUNDATION EVENTS!
Thursday, October 17: Madeira Schools Foundation Annual Golf Classic at Losantiville Country Club
Friday, October 18: Madeira Alumni Homecoming Event
Sunday, January 19: Bourbon & BBQ Fundraiser
Saturday, March 7: Madeira Schools Foundation Annual Auction


Congratulations to the 2019 Madeira Schools Foundation Awards Winners!
Distinguished Alumni: Carol Kormelink, '51
Distinguished Staff: Jeanne Gulick
Friend of the Foundation: Cathy Schweppe

Andrea Dennis Scholar:  Hope Shull
Patrick Wood Scholar : Angela Hunt
Matthew Simpson Scholar : Erica Sullivan
Nina Bechtel Knox Scholar : Erica Sullivan
Kenwood Women’s Club Award : Megan Wu
John D. Rahe Scholars : Sophia Garcia, Ryan Lienhart, Trey Kanet-Musgrove, Trey Waltz, Megan Werner
Adrick Family Scholar : Nathan Quante
Entrepreneur of the Year : Calin Petro
Santoro Entrepreneurship Scholar : Alex Gutierrez
Steve Kramer Scholar : Charlie Schmitz

Read more about this awards celebration here Distinguished Awards Celebration
R to L: Mark Kormelink accepting on behalf of the late Carol Kormelink, Jeanne Gulick, Cathy Schweppe. Photo cred: Diane Nichols
Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Bradner
When Madeira Elementary School (MES) second grade teacher Fran Wilson ran into the parents of one of her former students recently, she asked what he was doing. She wasn’t surprised to learn that her former pupil, Madeira High School (MHS) Class of 2014 alumnus Kevin Bradner, was an Engineering student completing an internship at NASA. 
Read the full article by Diane Nichols here Madeira Alumnus Returns to Inspire
Alumni Reunion News
We will welcome back the classes of 1969 & 1973, 1974 & 1975 this year! Stay connected to learn more about your class events by sending visiting our reunion page and updating your contact information.
Many Ways to Give!

*Get more back at tax time by making your donation to the Madeira Schools Foundation by December 31!

Consider your city schools in your annual giving! There are many ways to give back to the students, teachers and programs of the Madeira City Schools.

In the past our donors have supported the new JTouch Interactive Whiteboards, the state-of-the-art fitness center, 11 student scholarships and the annual Day of Service.

Madeira bow ties are half off for a limited time! Pick one up for your favorite Friend of Madeira. All proceeds go to the Steve Kramer Scholarship Fund. You may also purchase by cash or check by contacting Mindi by email or phone 513-924-3725.

A Great Way to Give Back
The Madeira Athletic Department is looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of coach. What does a qualified candidate look like? They look like you. Someone with a love for kids and an infinity for sports. If you have played or have knowledge of the sport we might have a spot for you. Feel free to contact our office for more information. Currently, we are looking for coaches in the following positions:

HS Assistant Volleyball Coach
HS Boys Tennis 
HS Wrestling Coach
HS Girls Assistant Basketball Coach
MS Volleyball Coaches
MS Assistant Cross Country Coach
MS Girls Basketball Coach
MS Boys Golf

Interested parties should email Joe Kimling Athletic Director at  jkimling@madeiracityschools.org .
What is the Madeira Schools Foundation?
The MSF board members are a group of devoted parents, community members and alumni working to raise funds for the district. These funds have supported technology, the state-of-the-art fitness center, and twelve scholarships awarded to graduating seniors and one alumni currently in college to assist with the ability to continue their education.

The board is working on a strategic plan to increase awareness of these efforts and add new and exciting ways for you to get involved. Learn more about our board by visiting our web site.

2018-19 Board Members
President: Dave Eberly           Vice President: Kristen Oyler
Secretary: Bo Gutierrez           Treasurer: Steve Soper

Director of Alumni Relations: Mindi Hilgeman
Superintendent: Kenji Matsudo

Trustees: Ralph Blackwelder Jr, Scott Blackwelder, Ken Born, Brian Busken, Carly Chu, Patty Cochran, Laura Conner, Sue Cummings, Sean Donovan, Tim Farrell, Sean Garza, Bo Gutierrez, Betsy LeRoy, Mike Miller, Chris Nachtrab, Matt O'Cull, Mike Prus, Chris Ramos, Laura Rusche, Sarah Schwallie, Jennifer Shinn, Dan Smith, Jen Weil
The Madeira Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was established in 1984 to financially support continued excellence in education for the Madeira City Schools through endowed and immediate gifts.
Madeira Schools Foundation
Mhilgeman.msf@gmail.com | http://madeiraschoolsfoundation.org