School foundation receives
funds from Friends of CAP The Vermillion Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a substantial donation from the Friends of the Vermillion Co-Curricular Activities Programs (CAP). The CAP was founded in 1996 to raise money to save various co-curricular activities at the Vermillion middle and high schools from pending budget cuts in the 1996-97 school year. Many Vermillion residents and other patrons generously contributed to the fund at that time. The cuts were ultimately avoided and the donated funds have been invested since that time. Craig Thompson was the founding president of CAP and was succeeded by Robert Iverson. Other past and present board members include Wess Pravecek, Mary Ring, Barb Goodman, Scott Hurowitz, Andrea Orr, Kal Simons, Robert Van Why, Sharon Jensen, Connie Nelson, Bill Powell, Ray Ring, and Linda Powell. The current CAP Board voted to donate their funds to the Vermillion Public Schools Foundation assuring that those funds will be put to use for the benefit of Vermillion Public School students. The Vermillion Public School Foundation (VPSF) is a private non-profit organization was founded in 2006 and received 501(c)(3) recognition as a tax exempt public charity from the IRS in March of 2008. The VPSF supports quality education in the public schools by securing private funding to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Vermillion School District. Current board members of the Vermillion Public Schools Foundation are Michael Granaas, Rod Oberle, Tom Davies, Robert Iverson, Bob Macy, and Shannon Fairholm.