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Executive-level members. From left, Dan and Vickie Wilson; Joe and Blair Parr of Parr's, Inc.; and John Cox Webb representing the John C. Webb III and Marie Suttle Webb Foundation. Other executive level members are The Daniel Foundation of Alabama; Foster Farms; Georgia-Pacific; J.R. Rivas; and RockTenn Company.
Executive-level members. From left, Dan and Vickie Wilson; Joe and Blair Parr of Parr's, Inc.; and John Cox Webb representing the John C. Webb III and Marie Suttle Webb Foundation. Other executive level members are The Daniel Foundation of Alabama; Foster Farms; Georgia-Pacific; J.R. Rivas; and RockTenn Company.

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Demopolis City Schools Foundation recognizes supporters

Published 9:57pm Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation recognized supporters Tuesday that made it possible for the non-profit to give out $50,000 in classroom grants this past year.

The 18th Annual Donor Appreciation Celebration was held Tuesday evening at the Coplin building in downtown Demopolis.

Allie Busby's artwork was chosen in a contest to be put on the patron-level members plaques. She is a fifth grader at US Jones and is shown is Wray Anderson, chairman of the DCSF community relations committee.
Allie Busby’s artwork was chosen in a contest to be put on the patron-level members plaques. She is a fifth grader at US Jones and is shown is Wray Anderson, chairman of the DCSF community relations committee.

This past year, $51,334 was given out to 20 teachers to use for everything from technology like smart boards and iPads to books and other classroom equipment. More than $124,000 worth of projects were applied for last year.

“We were not able to fund all those but that is certainly our long-term goal,” said DCSF President John Northcutt.

On Tuesday, partner, patron and executive members from 2012-2013 were recognized with a small token of appreciation.

Partner members give at least $500, while patrol members donate at least $1,000. Executive members give $5,000 or more.

“This has been another successful year, said Wray Anderson, chairman of the DCSF community relations committee. “We thank you for all you have done.”

 Shown are patron-level members. From left, Jim Stanford with Roberston Bank Company; Jeff McAfee with Jackson-Newell Foundation; Claud and Cindy Neilson; Jan McDonald representing the Demopolis Rotary Club; John Cox Webb IV; Louise Webb Reynolds; and Charles Hall with the US Jones Grand Reunion. Other patron members are CEMEX Southeast LLC; Kenneth and Rebecca Marlowe; and the late Betty McCormick.

Shown are patron-level members. From left, Jim Stanford with Roberston Bank Company; Jeff McAfee with Jackson-Newell Foundation; Claud and Cindy Neilson; Jan McDonald representing the Demopolis Rotary Club; John Cox Webb IV; Louise Webb Reynolds; and Charles Hall with the US Jones Grand Reunion. Other patron members are CEMEX Southeast LLC; Kenneth and Rebecca Marlowe; and the late Betty McCormick.

Second grade teacher Elizabeth Renner talked about the difference iPads made in her classroom last year.

She said the new technology allows her to individualize lessons plans for students who need remediation and those who are learning at an advanced level.

Test scores are up and students love using the iPads, she said.

“I have found this to be a very useful tool,” Renner said. “The students compete over who can do the work the quickest and the best. I love it — thank you very much.”

Partner-level members. From left, John and Nancy Northcutt; Amanda Barnes (John David); and Justin Averette with The Demopolis Times. Other partner members were Bill and Judilyn Horton; Marengo Insurance Agency; Bill and Catherine Meador; Frank and Lucette Osborne; and John and Mary Rutledge.
Partner-level members. From left, John and Nancy Northcutt; Amanda Barnes (John David); and Justin Averette with The Demopolis Times. Other partner members were Bill and Judilyn Horton; Marengo Insurance Agency; Bill and Catherine Meador; Frank and Lucette Osborne; and John and Mary Rutledge.

Executive members recognized were The Daniel Foundation of Alabama; Foster Farms; Georgia-Pacific; Parr’s, Inc.; J.R. Rivas; RockTenn Company; The John C. Webb III and Marie Suttle Webb Foundation; Dan and Vickie Wilson; and one anonymous donor.

Patron members honored were Cemex Southeast LLC; Jackson-Newell Foundation; Kenneth and Rebecca Marlowe; the late Betty McCormick; Claud and Cindy Neilson; Louise Webb Reynolds; Robertson Banking Company; Rotary Club of Demopolis; US Jones Grand Reunion; and John Cox Webb IV.

Partner members recognized were John David and Amanda Barnes; The Demopolis Times; Bill and Judilyn Horton; Marengo Insurance Agency; Bill and Catherine Meador; John and Nancy Northcutt; Frank and Lucette Osborne; and John and Mary Rutledge.

Shown are the three executive directors of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation since it's creation 20 years ago. First was Louise Webb Reynolds (center), then Jan McDonald (left) and current director Amanda Barnes.
Shown are the three executive directors of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation since it’s creation 20 years ago. First was Louise Webb Reynolds (center), then Jan McDonald (left) and current director Amanda Barnes.

The Demopolis City Schools Foundation also has more than 85 “sustainers” who have given at least $100 and more than 115 more members.

Also recognized Tuesday was Allie Busby, a fifth-grader at US Jones. Winner of an annual contest, Busby’s artwork was chosen to be put on the patron plaques.

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