Knox Community Schools Partner With Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation (10/12)

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:25 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on October 12, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

Harold Welter approached the Knox School Board Tuesday night to discuss how the charitable foundation that was created in memory of his daughter could be a helpful resource to the school corporation. The Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation was formed in order to assist underprivileged students in grades K-12 with expenses that are beyond what their families are able to afford.

Knox School Board members permitted the principals at each of the buildings to work with the Cheryl Lyn Foundation to process grants that would be provided to disadvantaged students at the elementary, middle and high schools.

Knox was just the first school board that Welter approached. He made plans to speak to the Eastern Pulaski School board in November and is meeting with the superintendent at North Judson-San Pierre later this week to arrange to be put on the agenda for their next board meeting.

Over the next 6-8 weeks Welter wants to reach all 9 schools in the Kankakee Valley area. He is hoping that by early 2018, grants from the foundation can start being awarded to students in need.

The foundation wants to reach their endowment goal by Cheryl’s birthday on November 5th. For more information about the foundation or to donate to this one-of-a-kind cause, visit the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation website or their Facebook page.