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Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund

2023 Awards

Cambridge Middle School

Jodi Neff, Kasey Wharton, Kellie Spratt, Christine Clagett, Wilds Field Trip

Cambridge Intermediate

Michelle Johnston, Cubelets – STEM

Cambridge High School

Brenda Hoylman, Field Trip to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Alisha Speer, Ohio Model United Nations Conference
Cammie Bunting, CHS French Club Field Trip

2022 Awards

Cambridge Middle School

Neff, Spratt, Clagett, Wharton Let’s Go Wild

Cambridge High School

Joellen Perkins, Independent Reading
Alisha Speer, Cambridge High School OMUN Travel Fund

2020 Awards

Cambridge City Schools

Tracy Owens, Handwriting Skills

Cambridge Primary

Kayela Roberson, Active Learning

Cambridge Intermediate School

Jennifer Eubanks, Phonics Fun
Sheryl Taylor, Jump Rope for Cardio Fitness

Cambridge Middle School

Jennifer Bates, STEM Materials
Neff, Dettra, Gibson, Wharton, & Spratt, Let’s Go Wilde

2019 Awards

Cambridge Pre-School

Jessica Roe, We Want STEM

Cambridge Primary

Nicole Tolbert, STEM & Sensory Experience
Michelle Johnston, Computer Lab Headphones

Cambridge Middle School

Jennifer Bates, STEM Materials
Jodi Neff, Let’s Go Wilde

2018 Awards

Cambridge Intermediate School

Sheryl Taylor, Prowl Club
Lynne Eichel, Library Upgrade

Cambridge Middle School

Kody Skinner, Greenhouse
Jarod Levi Birch, Name that Rock
Jodi Neff & Christine Dettra, Let’s Go Wilde

Cambridge High School

Alisha Speer, CHS Ohio Model United Nations (OMUN) State Conference

2017 Awards

South Elementary School

Sara Sawdey, Ready Readers

Cambridge Middle School

Michelle Johnson, Document Camera
Kody Sinner, Greenhouse & Outdoor Education
Tamara Gibson & Team, The Wilds

2016 Awards

Cambridge Middle School

Jarod Birch, Elmer’s Glue Bridge Challenge
Robyn Morrow, Computer Lab

Cambridge High School

Jana McConkey, CHS Youth Adult Literature Project

2015 Awards

South Elementary School

Julie Starr, Library Materials

Cambridge Elementary Schools

Chris Cowgill & Robyn Kyser, Literacy Speaks

Cambridge High School

Ricky Harvey & Michele Haverfield, School Instrument Repair

2014 Awards

Central Elementary School

Susan Sneddon, Smart Response Interactive Systems

North Elementary School

Sheryl Taylor, Rhythm and Blues

Cambridge Middle School

Michelle Johnson, iPads for Language Arts Class

Cambridge High School

Joellen Perkins, Developmental Reading Class
Alisha Speer, Ohio Model United Nations

2013 Awards

South Elementary School

Alisha Colon, Laptops for Learning
Marguerite Younker, Current Books

Cambridge High School

Alisha Speer, Ohio Model United Nations

Central/South High School

Robyn Kyser, iPad for Speech Language Therapy

2012 Awards

South Elementary School

April Costello, Ten Marks Math Program

Cambridge Middle School

Danniele Eubanks, iPads
Johanna Morris, Bullying Prevention Program
Lori Taylor, Painted Ceiling Tiles


North Elementary

Chris Cowgill, Augmentative Alternative Communications
Barb McDonald, Multiple Disability Class
Beth Wojciechowski, SMART Slates

Middle School

Angela Hannon, Ohio Energy Project Scrapbook

South Elementary

Lynne Eichel, Book Bandits


Through partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in 2010, the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund, provided COSI On Wheels Visits to Cambridge Elementary Schools.

Central Elementary

COSI On Wheels Visit, Investigating Energy Program

North Elementary

COSI On Wheels Visit, What’s Wild Program

South Elementary

COSI On Wheels Visit, Investigating Energy Program

The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund provides support to educational programs for the Cambridge City School District. Donations to the fund ensure students and teachers have access to resources for programs and activities that enhance and enrich their educational experience.

If you would like to support and enable the fund to provide projects such as those awarded in 2011, you can Make a Donation to the Cambridge Alumni and Education Fund – be sure to designate your donation for the Cambridge City Schools Alumni and Friends Educational Fund and make note of your graduation year.

Mission Statement

The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund is a community based trust established to receive contributions from individuals, families, small groups, organizations and businesses for the purpose of promoting academic excellence and enhancing the educational experience of all Cambridge City School students through classroom enrichment. All donations will be placed into an endowed fund, with only the income from the principle fund used to carry out the mission, without invading the principle.

Classroom enrichment shall include academic and fine arts activities selected by the designated committee of the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund trustees. The board of trustees that governs the fund and its policies include Cambridge alumni, community leaders and representatives, and friends of the Cambridge City Schools. All contributions to the fund are tax deductible. As contributions accumulate year after year, the fund will continue to grow and serve Cambridge’s students and educators in future years. The Fund provides a vehicle for alumni, friends and supporters of academic excellence for the Cambridge City Schools to provide a contribution outside of the traditional funding sources to enrich and enhance the educational experience of students in the Cambridge City School District.

Committee Members

Dave Bennett ’78
Dave Caldwell ’81
Bill Cowgill ’75
Tim Evancho ’78

Donna Gander ’55
Tom Green ’68
Rick Lilienthal ’72

Kathy Milligan ’75
Debbie Mosser ‘76
John Mark Nicholson ‘71

Dee Schick ’63
Ed Wright ‘80
Maribeth Wright ‘76

Encouraging Education in Our Community Through Giving

Ways to Give:
C – Cash, Securities, Real Estate or other Properties
A – Annuities, Bequests, Life Insurance, Charitable Remainder Trusts
T – Time Generated Donation in Increments
S – Sustaining the Memory of a Deceased Friend, Relative/Educator, or in Honor of a Living Person or Institution

Levels of Giving

Benefactor$25,000 +

Methods of Payment

Checks may be made payable to the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund and sent to P.O. Box 4, Cambridge, Ohio 43725.
For information about donating securities or planned giving, please call the FAO office at (740) 753-1111.

For additional information about the fund, please call Dave Bennett at (740) 439-2719, Maribeth Wright at (740) 432-2691 or e-mail Dee Schick at

The Cambridge Alumni/Friends Educational Fund is part of Guernsey County Foundation’s Family of Funds, a component fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, a 501(c) (3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.


Ms. Kathy Alten
Mr. Kevin W. Alten
Mr. & Mrs. Mark W. Ayers
Ms. Elizabeth Ball
Mr. Steven L. Ball
Ms. Lois Beatenhead Porter
Mr. & Mrs. William & Kathleen Bennett
Mr. & Mrs. A. Steven & Connie Bernard
Mr. Larry Brill
Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Keith & Patricia Caldwell
Mr. & Mrs. Larry & Carol Caldwell
Cambridge High School Class of 1963
Ms. Patty Conaway Igoe
Ms. Lucy Cunningham
Ms. Linda Dery
Ms. Molly Burton Doyle
Ms. Karen N. Dunn
Mr. Larry Dupler
Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Kathy Eubanks
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy & Doree Evancho
Ms. Jacqueline Evangelista
Ms. Judith E. Frame
Ms. Donna Gander
Mr. Charles R. Gaskill
Ms. Luetta Goggin
Ms. Mary L. Griffin
Ms. Mary P. Igoe
Mr. John Imes
Mr. Martin L. King
Mr. & Mrs. John & Marta Knight
Mr. Geary H. Larrick
Mr. & Mrs. Jack and Robbie W. Lyttle
Milligan Construction
Mr. James A. Mitchell, DDS
Mr. & Mrs. Tim &  Debra J.  Mosser
Mr. Richard L. Murgatroyd
Mr. Blaine G. Neilley
Ms. Colleen M. Oess
Ms. Kimberly A. Orr
Ms. Penny Parnell
Mr. Jerry Poland
Mr. Daniel M. Porter
Mr. William C. Riffle
Ms. Kay Ritter
Mr. Marcus S. Shore
Mr. Larry T. Simmons
Ms. Sally C. Slattery
State Farm Insurance
Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Martha Stewart
Ms. Sharon L. Walker
Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Carolyn Watson

Contributing – Family
Mr. & Mrs. Jim and Janinne Bock
Mr. & Mrs. Dave and Brenda Caldwell
Mr. & Mrs. Dale & Kelly Milligan
The Ritz Family
Dr. Michael D. Sarap and Family
Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Kelly Theodosopoulos
The Wright Family

Contributing – Single
Ms. Polly Ahrendts
Ms. Kay Callihan
Cambridge Family Eyecare, Inc.
Cambridge High School Class of 1966
Cambridge High School Class of 1976
Cambridge High School Class of 1979
Ms. Jean Engelhard
Mr. Tom Green
Ms. Sheri L. Hartley
Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Lynne Jones
Col. Mary Lou Messerschmidt Ret.
Milligan Rentals
D.C. & D.D. Schick
Mr. Arthur E. Shephard, CLU
Mr. Thomas B. Swan

Mr. David B. Bennett
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
Ms. Rose A. Davis
EQT Corporation
Dr. & Mr. Barbara & Drew Hansen
Mr. Martin V. Hughes
Dean Nicolozakes Family
North Elementary PTAG
Rea Foundation Inc.
Ms. Patricia Rutledge
Ms. Maribeth Wright