2019 Legendary Evening
Save the Date: August 9, 2019
This year the Foundation will be honoring Exemplary Viking Jane Brandstatter.
Jane has been a very active member with the Niles Buchanan YMCA. Jane has been on the board for over 25 years and was the first female board president at the Niles Buchanan YMCA. She serves as the Chairperson of Hope Grows, which is a collaboration between the YMCA of Southwestern Michigan and Spectrum Health Lakeland. Hope Grows raises funds to support the LIVESTRONG at YMCA for cancer recovery and cancer support services at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center. Jane is also a Trustee with the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. Those in the community may also recognize Jane because she is not only a board member of Niles Buchanan Meals on Wheels but also volunteers with the organization.
Education is very important to Jane, she was the Coordinator of the Learning Center and Writing Center at Southwestern Michigan College before retiring in 2016. Jane was also one of the founding members of the Niles Education Foundation in which she served in various leadership positions including President.
Volunteering is in Jane’s DNA.
Volunteering is in Jane’s DNA. When asked “Where does your sense of volunteering and giving back to your community come from?”. Jane talks about her strong sense of community and giving back. Jane’s parents, the late Tim and Midge Tyler were very active in the greater Niles community serving on many boards. Jane states “I guess I never questioned “not” being involved — it was just a given. I can’t imagine not being involved.” Jane and her husband Pat have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
“We’re thrilled to recognize Jane who devotes her time, talent and compassion to help those in need throughout the greater Niles Community,” said Peg Maiers President of the Niles Education Foundation. “This year’s Exemplary Viking contributed greatly to that need in diverse and impactful ways, and we’re very proud to have the opportunity to recognize Jane at this special event” states Peg Maiers.
The NEF is looking forward to a fun-filled evening at the Grand LV and a successful fundraiser for the students of Niles Community Schools.
The evening will begin at 6PM and will include:
• Silent Auction
• Taste of Niles Buffett
• Cash Bar
• An Evening You Will Remember Forever
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