Patrick Henry Community Foundation

The Patrick Henry Community Foundation is a non-profit organization which strives to encourage public support of Patrick Henry Schools and their communities. Various fundraisers throughout the year allow the Foundation to offer scholarships to graduating seniors and grants for teachers. Since the PH Community Foundation has been organized, we have given out more than $25,000 in scholarships to Patrick Henry graduates. The members of the Foundation would like to express their appreciation for your support during the past year.

Current members:

Brad Van De Bussche-President

Becky Tietje-Vice President

Joan Kline-Secretary/Treasurer

Heather Meyer

Sue Hammer

Ann Michaelis

Mark Seedorf

Christine Bostelman

Toni Lanzer



Distinguished Alumni Award

The Patrick Henry Community Foundation is currently seeking nominations to honor past graduates of Deshler, Hamler, Malinta-Grelton, or Patrick Henry High School with a Distinguished Alumni Award. Our district has a rich and storied history of graduates who lead very successful lives and careers. The Foundation's objective is to recognize at least one distinguished alumnus per year. If you know an alumnus who would be worthy of this nomination please fill out a form which can be found on the PH website (below) or at the Deshler/Hamler libraries and in each of the school offices. Please return nominations to the high school office by July 31, 2017.

Distinguished Alumni Award Form


2016 Scholarship Winners

Pictured are the 2016 recipients of the PH Community Foundation scholarship. From the left- Kendyl Burkey-$1000, Kayla Parry-$500, Rex Tietje -$500, Alyson Prigge-$500, Alison Imbrock-$500. Erica Kline and Brad Pfister each received a $250 book grant.


2016 Patrick Henry Community Foundation Raffle

The Patrick Henry Community Foundation recently drew the names of its winners for the Foundation raffle. Kevin Seemann and  Shirley Schroeder, each won $50. Joan Kline and  Wanda Norden were the $100 winners. At the final drawing held Friday, February 19th, Lillian Eberle's name was drawn and she will receive $500. The Foundation would like to thank the PH Community for supporting the students and staff of Patrick Henry by purchasing tickets for our raffle, buying kettle corn and attending our potato bar/chili supper.


2015 Teacher Mini-Grants

The Patrick Henry Community Foundation recently awarded four $200 mini grants to the following teachers.

Beth Hoops will be purchasing items from "Teacher Pay Teachers" to enhance her Malinta 4th grade Social Studies class standard on the Revolutionary War since there is only one page in her current classroom textbook.

Kathryn Schwab, Kindergarten teacher at Deshler Elementary, will use her mini grant to buy a classroom set of Leveled Readers. These are beginning reading books, which are sometimes difficult to find in libraries.

Kris Seemann and Angie Schroeder applied for a mini grant together and will be receiving 5 Stability ball chairs with feet. These chairs will help students with ADHD by keeping them active BUT attentive as they learn.

Laura Ellis will receive 30 Inflatable Globes that can be used for 5th to 8th grade students to teach "hands on" lessons about the seasons, hemispheres, and solar system.