2014 Panther Ram Foundation Annual Gala to be held on May 3, 2014
The 2014 Panther Ram Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday night, May 3 at Harmony Hall in Middletown. The Foundation is seeking sponsors. The Foundation will also be collecting silent auction items.
It’s going to be a great night!
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The following Central Dauphin Distinguished Alumni Will be recognized at the Annual Gala
Michael Bricker graduated from Central Dauphin East High School in 1994. Mike has been involved in the Central Dauphin School District as a teacher, coach and volunteer impacting a large number of students over the years. He has consistently gone beyond what is expected of him as a teacher to provide additional opportunities for his students and other youth. He taught in the Manheim Township and Lebanon School Districts prior to being hired by Central Dauphin School District to teach art at Central Dauphin High School and currently Linglestown Middle School. His work as a teacher extends to coaching tennis and basketball. Michael has also worked on sets for Central Dauphin High School plays. Additionally, he designed the Facing the Demons Within photography exhibit, which resulted in several public exhibitions and the publication of student work in Life Images Quarterly. His work has been displayed and recognized in several galleries and juried shows. Mike was also selected to present at the National Art Education Association Conference in New York City in March of 2001. In addition to his work with the school district he is actively involved with the youth in his church. He is youth advisor at Christ Luthern Church in Linglestown where he works with youth grades 4-12. Mike is also advisor and volunteer for LutheranHANDS and has led small groups of teenaged and young adults in mission work throughout the country. Additionally, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Harrisburg Area Confirmation Camp.
Charles Mory is a 1971 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education at Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and graduated from the Pennsylvania state Police Academy with the rank of Trooper in 1983. As a state policeman, Charles Mory has held the position of Pa. State Police Physical Fitness Coordinator, been a member of the Special Emergency Response team and has been and instructor for the Pa. State Police Academy Physical Education Unit in addition to a variety of other training programs. Charles has served as a team Leader of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and is the recipient of the PSP Medal of Honor, the highest award for courageous service. Additionally, he received recognition as PSP Mid-Atlantic Trooper of the year. Since it was first awarded in 1970 only 51 individuals have received this prestigious award including Mr. Mory. Charles Mory has also served as an expert witness in Federal Court. Charles has been a leader in the community, having served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross learn to swim program for over 30 years and received the Certificate of Merit in 1981 for his rescue of a drowning individual. Charles is an Eagle Scout and has served as a Boy Scout leader. He has also assisted Paxtang Presbyterian Church in the development of an emergency and security plan for the church. Charles Mory has had a distinguished career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper and has willingly given his time as a volunteer to benefit the children and youth in the community.
The Foundation will also be recognizing our 6 scholarship recipients along with several outstanding Teacher Recognitions.
Good day, Panther Ram Supporters!
Dear Friend of Education,
It has been very gratifying for me to see the growth and success of the Panther Ram Foundation during this past year. Our mission is to enhance the overall educational experience of our students by raising, managing, and disbursing funds to support academics, the arts, and athletics. We also support other needs of the schools where funding is not available.
During the past year, with the help from our community we have been able to provide:
- Two scholarships each for Central Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, and
Dauphin County Technical School.
- Assisted in purchasing band and cheerleading uniforms.
- Furnish and install Smart Boards.
- Encourage and support elementary students in showcasing their art work.
- Power Pack Program
With your help we shall be able to continue our mission. Visit the Panther Ram Foundation Website www.pantherram.org to learn more about this 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Please take a moment today to join me in making a thoughtful tax deductable gift donation to the foundation's annual appeal. Make your contribution on-line by selecting "donate" or use the enclosed form to mail your check prior to December 31, 2013.
On behalf of the many students who benefit from your generosity, you will be making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you!
Greg Goldthorp, President
Distinguished Alumni Award Criteria
Central Dauphin School District has produced outstanding graduates who have
achieved greatness and had an impact in their industry, on society or in the lives of
others. For these reasons, the Panther Ram Foundation has established a
Distinguished Alumni Award to honor graduates who have built on their K-12
education to significantly contribute to their vocation and/or their community —
local, national or global.
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2013 - 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
As we gear up for Football Season in the Central Dauphin School District, here is an opportunity to have your business in the Friday Night Lights. Double your advertising dollars by having your sponsorship featured at all home football games of TWO local high school teams! Two for the price of one!
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We need your help
Our goal as a nonprofit organization is to create an endowment to support our students. The mission is to enhance the academic, cultural, athletic, and activity programs of the Central Dauphin School District by offering, supporting or underwriting experiences that enrich the lives of the students of our community.