Indepth Information on the Post Foundation of Battle Creek


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  • A Brief History – The POSTUM CLUB COMMUNITY PROJECT FUND was established in March 2009 with the Battle Creek Community Foundation. The designated purpose for this fund is to support those experiencing financial hardships, neighborhood events, school functions and other activities that increase neighborhood collaboration and enhance learning and safety.
  • The $5,000 to establish the endowment fund has already been donated by the Postum Club.
  • School Sponsored programs: Rewards for the Battle Creek Pride Club – which encourages positive behavior Supporting the Grandfriend Program
  • Indepth Information on the Post Foundation of Battle Creek

    1. 1. March, 2011
    2. 2. What is the Post Foundation? <ul><li>A collaboration between the Postum Club and the Battle Creek Community Foundation to continue the legacy of C.W. Post. </li></ul><ul><li>The vision of the Foundation is to create a permanent endowment that will lend a hand in shaping and encouraging positive environments and activities of the greater Battle Creek area. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is an Endowment Fund? <ul><li>A fund that is established for a specific purpose(s). The gifts to the fund are permanently invested </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grants, which are directed by the Foundation Advisory Board, are made from the earnings generated by the investments. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Goals <ul><li>Yearly community project </li></ul><ul><li>Build the endowment assets to eventually become independent & sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the impact on community initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop broader community relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with the Post Foods Employees’ Family & Community </li></ul><ul><li>( retirees, active employees, younger generation(s) to come, and relatives of all these groups) </li></ul>Short Term <ul><li>Collaborate with the Battle Creek Community Foundation to help build the Post Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Establish the Post Foundation to remain in the Battle Creek community </li></ul><ul><li>Position Post Foundation (PFBC) to have the ability to become independent (self-sustaining) </li></ul><ul><li>Raise $5,000 to establish the endowment </li></ul><ul><li>Raise $15,000 for the Franklin Elementary Project </li></ul>Long Term
    5. 5. Our 1 st Community Act Franklin Elementary History <ul><li>Franklin Elementary was established in 1857 and has been in its current location in the Franklin Post neighborhood since 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>When Post Elementary closed in 2008, over 100 students joined the nearby Franklin Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 95% of the current student body is enrolled in the reduced or free lunch program </li></ul>How WE Plan on Helping <ul><li>Replace out of date playground equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide children with clothing, shoes, and personal hygiene supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Fund the purchase of necessary school supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Fund and participate in school sponsored programs </li></ul>
    6. 6. Franklin Elementary
    7. 7. Campaign Details <ul><li>The campaign runs NOW through spring 2011 and donations can be made by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Filling out a contribution form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic withdrawal from PCCU Post Community Credit Union (Retirees Only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check withholdings (payroll deduction), cash or checks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Securities (annuities, stocks, insurance policies, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making an online gift at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To make a Post Foundation gift as part of your estate, contact the Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF) @ 269-962-2181. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Tax Deductable Contribution Form <ul><li>If you haven’t received a form </li></ul><ul><li>in the mail & you would like </li></ul><ul><li>To donate please see either : </li></ul><ul><li>A Post Foundation Advisory Board Member, or </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Emily Moe in HR 269-966-1000 ext. 1017 </li></ul><ul><li>Forms can also be picked up : </li></ul><ul><li>#7 Administration Building </li></ul><ul><li>in the 2 nd Floor waiting area </li></ul><ul><li>Post Community Credit Union </li></ul><ul><li>Post Balloon/Cereal Store </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown at the Battle Creek </li></ul><ul><li>Community Foundation (BCCF) </li></ul>
    9. 9. “ I’m proud to say the Postum Club donated the first $5,000, and our goal is to raise another $15,000 to help Franklin Elementary.” Randy Yother - #20/32 Production Facility Postum Club Liaizson Officer
    10. 10. “ We can make a huge impact by helping one kid, one school - and winning back the neighborhoods one generation at a time...” Tim Anderson - HR Director, Ralcorp Cereal Products
    11. 11. “ Our initial focus on children is well placed given the history of Post Cereal’s involvement with children in the local community.” John Schwartz - Retirees Union Officer & Past Union President, Local 374
    12. 12. “ ...we want to make sure there is enough playground equipment. A playground has a big impact on children - it helps them learn to interact, share, and gives them a sense of belonging...” Barrie Green - HR Manager, Post Foods, BC Plant
    13. 13. “ doesn’t take millions to make a difference—show your Post pride by joining me in supporting this foundation that can touch so many lives...” Keith Martens - Battle Creek Post Foods, Plant Manager
    14. 14. “ ...we’ve reaped a lot of great fortune by being employees at Post Foods, so it’s time to give that little extra back to help someone less fortunate....” Ed Feld - Union President, Local 374
    15. 15. “ This is bigger than just a playground, this will affect people’s lives. We need to make sure we’re helping each other out and this is an excellent avenue to do that. ” Mike Hedge – Operation Supervisor, Post Foods, BC Plant
    16. 16. Post Foundation Advisory Board <ul><li>Tim Anderson HR Director, Ralcorp Cereal Products </li></ul><ul><li>Dwight Carattini HR Training & Development Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Kathi Everett Hourly Retiree, Assistant Secretary of the Postum Club </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Feld Union President, Local 374 </li></ul><ul><li>Barrie Green Senior HR Manager, Post Foods, BC Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Haire #4 Production Building </li></ul><ul><li>Dianne Hyslop #17 Production Building </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jones Hourly Retiree, VP of the Postum Club </li></ul><ul><li>Keith Martens Plant Manager, Post Foods, BC Plant – Honorary Member </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Moody Hourly Retiree, Treasurer of the Postum Club </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Palmer #17 Production Facility, Production Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Price Hourly Retiree, President of the Postum Club </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald Putman #29 Building Production, Communication Officer of the Postum Club </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Schonhoff VP of Operations, Ralcorp Cereal Products – Honorary Member </li></ul><ul><li>John Schwartz Retirees Union Officer & Past Union President, Local 374 </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Smith Hourly Retiree </li></ul><ul><li>John Stover Hourly Retiree </li></ul><ul><li>Kathy Sutton Associate HR and Benefits Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Yother #20/32 Production Facility and Liaison of the Postum Club </li></ul>
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