Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment
The Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment (GLOE) encourages and supports active learning in the broadest sense. Any Greenville student or teacher can apply for a learning grant funded by GLOE.
Origin of the endowment
In starting the endowment in 2007, the Greenville High School Class of 1967 was inspired by the career of class member Howard (Howie) Ryder (1949-2006). Ryder believed in the power of learning to transform the lives of individuals and their communities, and he assumed numerous leadership roles to improve education in Maine. The class set a goal of raising $15,000 over ten years; when the class unveiled GLOE at its fiftieth reunion in 2017, the endowment had reached $22,000.
Administration of the endowment
GLOE is administered through the Maine Community Foundation ( A local committee decides how GLOE's returns will be spent, based on the merits of proposals submitted to the committee.), an organization that specializes in overseeing nonprofit endowments.
Size of grants
GLOE currently (May 2018) has $23,800 and generates over $500 for grants annually. The more GLOE grows, the larger the grants will be year after year.
Your tax-deductible donation will help grow the GLOE.
· Checks: Make out your check to the Maine Community Foundation, with “Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment” in the memo line, and send it to the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.
· Online: Go to http://www.mainecf.org and follow the instructions. Be sure to reference the GLOE fund by name.
· Cash: Drop off your donation at the Superintendent of Schools' office at 130 Pritham Avenue.
GLOE HONOR ROLL
(As of May 2018)
Donations have been received from members of the following classes:
Kathleen (Kathy) R. Brown
Steven A. Brown
Myra McBrierty Caron
Daralyn (DJ) Russell Clark
William (Bill) D. Ellenson
Judith (Judy) Sanders Enright
Tom and Dianne Folsom
Lynne Carpenter Giroux
Margaret (Peggy) Phillips
Prudence (Prudy) Tornquist Richards
Scott W. Richardson
Elizabeth (Betty) Doyon Ryder
David P. Smith
Lucille Cobb Wright
Gifts Made in Memory of or in Honor of Alumni and Loved Ones
Gifts have been made in memory of the following:
Wayne E. Beckwith
Gerald A. & Adele E. Brown
Crystal Parent Lamontagne
Alan E. McBrierty
Suzanne Larson Ponkala
Donald (Donnie) Roy
Howard (Howie) F. Ryder
Dwight A. Smith
James (Jimmy) Snow
Malcolm R. Tidd
John E. Webber
Phillip (Zip) J. & Phyllis E. Wray
Gifts have been made in honor of the following:
Alan Johnston, GHS '78, for service to his country
Prudence (Prudy) Tornquist Richards, GHS '67, for her years of dedicated teaching