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Susan Peoples, LHS 1964, strikes again! Thank you for remembering the Foundation and sharing this photo from the Amsterdam Airport during your return trip from Zambia. This adds the Netherlands as the 56th country on the LPSF Donor Map.
Thank you to Susan (Helbert) Peoples, LHS 1964, for her PayPal donation in February 2024 from Rafiki Village, Zambia. For almost ten years Susan has sponsored Eliza, who wants to be a nurse after her graduation. Rafiki is Swahili for “friend,” and the organization is a Christian ministry that provides care and education for orphans in ten African countries.
One more from Matt! During a long layover, D’Joy took this picture of husband Matt in front of Rick’s Café, made famous in Casablanca, the 1942 movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Matt strikes again! Matt and his wife D’Joy enjoyed the canopy walk at the Lekki Conservation Center in Lagos, Nigeria. Thank you for the PayPal donation and for adding Nigeria to our Donor Map!
Matt Falaye Gwin, LHS 2010, attended a traditional wedding in Sakumono, Ghana with his wife D’Joy. The Foundation thanks Matt for his support and for adding Ghana to our Donor Map.
Thanks go to Gina Gorrell, LHS 2013, for her PayPal donation from Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. Gina wore this traditional Saudi wedding dress while attending the wedding for one of her husband’s sisters in January 2024.
Taryn VanAtta, LHS 2015, made a PayPal donation in January 2024 while visiting the
“Old Town” section of Tallinn, Estonia. The Foundation thanks Taryn for her support,
and for making Estonia the 53rd county on the LPSF Donor Map!
Joel Knisely flew Tuffy about 1,400 miles from his recent stop in Singapore. Tuffy doesn’t mind the heights as he surveys the skyline of Manila, Philippines from the Newport Resort World. The Foundation thanks Joel for his PayPal donation, making the Philippines the 52nd country on our Donor Map.
While Joel Knisely has no direct ties to the L-P Schools, he does have an ongoing interest in supporting education, and a willingness to take Tuffy on his travels as a corporate pilot. He plays online bridge in a game frequented by an LPSF Trustee. Thank you, Joel, for helping Tuffy bathe in the Merlion Fountain, and for your PayPal donation that added Singapore to our Donor Map in January 2024!
Kenny Libben supported LPSF in December 2023 when he spoke in Tainan, Taiwan at the Regional Museums conference with the International Council for Museums. Kenny is shown here with Tuffy in front of the Tainan Art Museum.
Jordan Lance, LHS 2010, packed Tuffy in his bags for a trip to Muscat, Oman in December 2023. While doing business for his employer, The J. M. Smucker Company, Jordan took time for this photo and a PayPal donation. Thanks for supporting LPSF!
Showing their Redbird Spirit from Havana, Cuba in November 2023 are Tami Reynolds, Wende Lance, John Lance, Doreen Stitzlein, Kenny Libben, Vicky Stephenson, and Sam Stephenson. Thanks for taking Tuffy to the 46th country on the LPSF Donor Map!
Kelly and Julie Seboe, both educators in the L-P Schools, sent a PayPal donation while visiting Fagernes, Norway in July 2023. Kelly’s family lived on Sebuvegan and this sign translates into “Seboe Road.”
Tuffy toured Ireland in July 2023 with Tami Reynolds, wife of Russ Reynolds, LHS 1976. Tami and Tuffy are about to enjoy a tour of the Guinness plant in Dublin. Thank you for supporting LPSF!
Sara, LHS 2010, made a donation during the 2023 Redbird Alumni Challenge. Shown here while hiking Mount Adatara, Sara has been teaching English to junior high students in Fukushima prefecture for the past two years.
Tuffy traveled to Prague in December 2022 with Tami Reynolds, wife of Russ Reynolds, LHS 1976. Tami and Tuffy are shown here on the historic Charles Bridge that links Prague's Old & New Towns. Thank you for supporting LPSF!
Tuffy enjoyed his encounter with some ostriches (in the left background) during his travels to Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania. With Tuffy tagging along, Kathy (Ayers) Davis and her husband Nate visited Kenya and Tanzania in November 2022. Thank you for supporting the Foundation!
Not to be outdone by her three globetrotting daughters who have sent numerous photos from a variety of exotic locations, Charlotte Glasgo recently shared this photo from her travels that included Marrakesh, Morocco. Husband Steve Glasgo, LHS 1970, made a donation while Charlotte was travelling with her sisters in June 2022.
Thanks go out to Hannah Cooper Harrison, LHS 2010, for her continued support of the Foundation! Hannah and her husband James will be living in Bradford, a city of just over 500,000 in northern England. This photo shows them at Stonehenge.
The Foundation thanks Taryn VanAtta, LHS 2015, for her donation from Helsinki, Finland during the 2022 Redbird Alumni Challenge. From left to right with their almost matching sunglasses are Danielle, their son Levi, and Taryn. Danielle works at the U.S. Embassy and the family will be stationed in Helsinki for the next two years.
John Van Camp, LHS 1981, made a donation in May 2022 while on a business trip to Tel Aviv, Israel. This photo shows John at Jerusalem Beach, with the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea.
In July 2021, Captain Mary Kauffman began a 6-month tour of duty in Kuwait at the Ali Al Salem Air Base, a busy aerial port with an average of 400 monthly missions, delivering 3,500 tons of cargo and 9,500 personnel. Mary and husband Scott (LHS 2001) live in Loudonville with their two children. The LPSF Trustees made a donation to honor Mary and to thank her for her service.
The LPSF Trustees made a donation in 2021 to honor Captain Jonathan Huffman, LHS 2007. He is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) qualified Civil Engineer Officer and is currently on a one-year deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He manages a $1.8B UAE funded construction program to transition ADAB into a more enduring posture.
The water in Bermuda looks GREAT! Lissa Glasgo (right, LHS 2006) and Katrina Ngo made a PayPal donation from Bermuda in May 2021. They are shown here enjoying the beach at Horseshoe Bay.
Lissa and Mandee strike again! From their previously documented travels in Nepal, the intrepid Glasgo sisters headed about 600 miles west to Agra, India. They are shown here at the Moonlight Gardens across from the Taj Mahal.
Andy (LHS 2008) and Kari (LHS 2004) Reidenbach both work for Mansfield Plumbing. A February 2020 work assignment took them to Bogota, Colombia, the headquarters of parent company Corona. They visited plants in Bogota and Medellin, and this picture shows them relaxing after a hard day of work! Thank you for supporting the Foundation!
The Foundation thanks sisters Lissa (LHS 2006) and Mandee (LHS 2009) Glasgo for their donation sent via PayPal from Nepal in 2020. This picture shows them hiking in Nagarkot, a village in central Nepal at the rim of the Kathmandu Valley.
The LPSF Trustees made a donation in 2020 to honor Army Staff Sergeant James Brewer, LHS 2005. Shown here with his dog Maple while stateside, he is currently in a three-year deployment to South Korea. Thank you for your service!
The LPSF Trustees made a donation to honor Elizabeth (Morgan) James, LHS 2011, shown here aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. The ship was stationed in the Arabian Sea and docked in Bahrain during a portion of its 297-day deployment in 2019.
Larry Kennedy sent this picture from The Coal Hole, a pub he denies visiting while in London, England. A retired educator from the Mansfield City Schools, Larry displayed his continuing interest in education with a donation to the L-P School Foundation in October of 2019.
Ashley (Burwell) Thwaite, LHS 2006, and her husband Oliver haven't been married for long, but they HAVE supported the Foundation for many years. This picture is from their summer 2019 honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.
Thank you to Ronny and Jen Portz, both 1991 LHS graduates, for supporting the Foundation from Ocho Rios, Jamaica. While on vacation they climbed Dunn's River Falls, snorkeled, and took a catamaran ride. Jamaica was the site of their honeymoon in 1998.
Thank you to Mona McMullen, LHS 1974, for supporting the Foundation with a PayPal donation during a mission trip to Ukraine. Mona visited Kiev, and then spent most of her time in the city of Rivne.
Travis Hayes, LHS 2008, made a PayPal donation in June 2019. Travis and his girlfriend Ambru are co-owners of Lift On, a nutrition and fitness business based in Shenzen, China. They are pictured here, in front of their business, along with several other employees.
Thank you to Janice Meadows, LHS 2002, for supporting the Foundation! Janice and her mother are shown here while vacationing in the town of Guilin, which is located in the Guangxi Province of southern China.
Allison Kiefer, LHS 2016, sent a PayPal donation in May 2019 from Thessaloniki, Greece. Allison is studying business at Ohio University and worked with a Greek manufacturing company in her study abroad program.
Mason and Billie (White) Frasher, both 2009 LHS graduates, sent this picture while vacationing in warm and sunny Belize in February 2019. Thank you for supporting the Foundation!
Kathy (Ayers) Davis and her husband Nate mailed a donation to the Foundation during their trip to Mongolia in 2018. They are shown here in front of the 130-foot tall statue of Genghis Khan. Kathy was part of the Class of 1990, but actually graduated in 1989 to be a foreign exchange student.
Mandee Glasgo, Class of 2009, wanted to support the L-P School Foundation while traveling in New Zealand. This picture was taken in February of 2018 at Lake Marian in the Milford Sound region.
Lissa Glasgo, Class of 2006, found a new friend at the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife's Giraffe Centre outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Lissa attended the ANDE Metrics from the Ground Up and Sankalp conferences in Kenya in March 2018.
Nelson Bandy, Class of 2012, made a PayPal donation in December 2016 from Coyhaique, Chile. This picture shows him hiking at about 6,000 feet of elevation in the Northern Patagonia ice fields.
Katharine Glasgo, Class of 2013, made a donation while studying in Germany in 2016. This picture shows her in front of the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany.
Brian and Terry Hartzell made a donation while visiting New Zealand in May 2016. They are shown in front of a Hobbit home built for the movies "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit."
David Herman, Class of 2005, made a donation while living in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016. David is shown here while hiking near the Matterhorn.
Gina Gorrell, Class of 2013, was joined by her father, Bill Gorrell from the Class of 1975, after her study abroad program in Sydney, Australia during the fall of 2015.
The LPSF Trustees made a donation to honor Air Force Master Sergeant BriAnne (Smith) Forrester, Class of 2004, while she was stationed in Qatar in 2015.
Serra was a foreign exchange student during the 1994-1995 school year. She made a donation in 2015 while attending the 20th Reunion of the Class of 1995.
Sara, a 2010 LHS graduate, made a donation while on a two-year internship with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Niger. This picture, submitted in 2015, shows Sara with some of the children she works with at a neighborhood kids' club in Niamey.
Gus was a foreign exchange student who lived with Carl and Janet Ayers during the 1989-1990 school year. Carl and Janet made a donation in his honor.
Rod Zimmerman, Class of 1973, and Doug Shannon, Class of 1974, toured Romania by motorcycle in the summer of 2015.
Nelson, a 2012 LHS graduate, made a donation while on a geology internship in Iceland in 2015. He is standing on a piece of glacial ice.
Sarah, a 2006 LHS graduate, made a donation while backpacking through Malaysia and Thailand in 2015. This picture was taken on the island of Langkawi in northern Malaysia.
A donation was made in March 2015 while Ruthanne, a 2014 LHS graduate, was studying in Costa Rica.
A donation was made in 2015 while Dr. Steve Allerding, a 1969 LHS graduate, was working in Antarctica.
Jon and Mary made a donation while in Dakar, Senegal in 2015. In this picture they are standing by Lac Rose which translates as Pink Lake.
This is a picture of Olimpia when she was a foreign exchange student during the 2012-2013 school year.
This is a picture of Jeremy when he was a foreign exchange student during the 2010-2011 school year.
This is a picture of Dani when she was a foreign exchange student during the 2004-2005 school year.