Legacy Gifts -- Personal Stories

Thank you to the following individuals and families who have already made arrangements
to include the Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation in their estate plans.


Jerry Dudte graduated from Loudonville High School in 1973, and his wife Judy is a native of Celina, Ohio.  They have been married for 42 years, have two children, and enjoy spoiling their six grandchildren.  Jerry is retired from Mansfield Plumbing Products and Judy is retired from Englefield Oil. 

Jerry was one of the Founding Trustees of the L-P School Foundation and served as a Trustee for over twelve years.  He served on the Loudonville Fire Department for 25 years and has also been on the boards of the Mohican Area Community Fund and the Loudonville Tree Commission.  Judy enjoys hiking, crafting, reading, and being involved with their grandchildren.

Jerry and Judy have supported the Foundation for many years because of their belief in the importance of education.  Their recent estate gift will help the L-P School Foundation continue its efforts to improve education for all of the district’s students, including three of their grandchildren who currently attend the L-P Schools, plus the generations of students to follow.

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John and Penny Miller moved to Loudonville in 1999 when John became Superintendent of the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools, a position he held for 18 years.  Following his retirement, John served one four-year term on the L-P Board of Education as well as Interim Superintendent of the Crestline Schools.

Penny, also a veteran educator, has served as a social studies teacher, school counselor and Assistant Principal in four Ohio school districts.  For the last 18 years she has worked as a school counselor for Crestline Schools.

The Millers have one son, Rob (LHS 2012), who earned an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science.  He is employed by the Mansfield Richland County Public Library.  Rob and his wife, Sydney, live in Galion.

“Penny and I know firsthand the importance of receiving a quality education, and the LPSF has an excellent record of providing materials, equipment and other educational resources that support and enhance the classroom experience,” John said.  “We believe that including the LPSF in our estate plan is an excellent way to make sure our future L-P students continue to receive a quality education.”

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Russ Reynolds (who claims to be camera shy) graduated from Loudonville High School in 1976, and his wife Tami is a native of Ashville, Ohio.  They met at Capital University, have been married for 38 years, and their two children are both LHS graduates.  One is a Physician Assistant in the Cincinnati area, and one is a high school teacher for the Johnstown-Monroe School District.

Russ retired in 2015 after teaching for more than 34 years in the L-P Schools.  He also coached football and track.  Tami is a CPA and Principal at Whitcomb & Hess in Ashland and was a Founding Trustee of the Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation. 

Both Russ and Tami view public education as a great equalizer that makes communities better and stronger for everyone.  Their many years of supporting the Foundation, along with an estate gift, will help to strengthen both the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools and the surrounding area.

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Mike Bandy graduated from Loudonville High School in 1973, and his wife Guinn is a native of Houston, Texas.  They have been married for 30 years and have two children, one living in Portland, Maine, and one living in Columbus, Ohio.  Mike is retired from the financial services industry and Guinn is a Spanish teacher for the Mount Vernon City Schools.

Mike was one of the Founding Trustees of the L-P School Foundation, is a Trustee and Treasurer of The Hugo H. and Mabel B. Young Foundation, and a former Trustee of the Ashland County Community Foundation.  Guinn is on the board of the Mohican Area Community Fund, and has previously served on the Friends of the Loudonville Public Library and the Loudonville Youth Soccer Association.

With one parent and one grandparent who were teachers in the L-P Schools, Mike has long been interested in helping his alma mater.  While serving on the Ashland County Community Foundation, Mike learned how an endowment model could provide long-term benefits to the L-P Schools.  As a result, Mike and Guinn have donated to the Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation, knowing that their gifts will help the L-P Schools not just now, but for years to come.

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The Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation, Inc. (LPSF) is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  LPSF does not provide investment, legal, or tax advice.  We recommend that you discuss topics like this with your financial, legal, and tax advisors.