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2017-18 Annual Fund Drive  Thank you to our parents and grandparents who are making their donations to the Southland Annual Fund. We sincerely appreciate your support. The Guthas/Hart family recently made contributions to this year`s drive.  Pictured L-R are Melanie Mathis, Director of Development; Mike and Laurene Guthas, grandparents of K-3 student, Henry Hart; Ty Kinslow, Headmaster; Henry`s parents, Hank and Kimberly Guthas Hart, Southland Class of 2000; and future Southland Raider, Abby Hart.   Please remember to make your donation on one of the giving levels. We thank you in advance.
2017-18 Annual Fund Drive Thank you to our parents and grandparents who are making their donations to the Southland Annual Fund. We sincerely appreciate your support. The Guthas/Hart family recently made contributions to this year`s drive. Pictured L-R are Melanie Mathis, Director of Development; Mike and Laurene Guthas, grandparents of K-3 student, Henry Hart; Ty Kinslow, Headmaster; Henry`s parents, Hank and Kimberly Guthas Hart, Southland Class of 2000; and future Southland Raider, Abby Hart. Please remember to make your donation on one of the giving levels. We thank you in advance.

 

 

 

 Southland Foundation 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Chairman- Richard Minor
Vice-Chair- Tracy Law
Secretary- Bryan McMichael
Treasurer- George Torbert
John Davis, Kendall Dragoin, Will Easterlin, Patricia Fennessy, Hill Fort, William Harris, 
Charles Pryor, Ed Shattles, Brian Simmons, Rhett Simmons, and Lewis Webb. 

Administration- Ty Kinslow, Headmaster; Melanie Mathis, Director of Development         

 

The Southland Foundation operates as a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated under federal and state laws as a 501 c (3) tax-exempt status. The Foundation is organized to promote and support Southland Academy, Inc. by providing resources to ensure quality educational opportunities for our students in areas including supplementation of teachers salaries, student scholarship, capital improvements, and other worthwhile endeavors of the school. The Southland Foundation Board of Directors oversees and manages the school's endowment fund, as well as, the Venida T. and Thomas F. Layfield Scholarship, the Rose Ann Dupree Christian Heritage Scholarship, the Madeline Anne Wildes Scholarship, the Reagan Weston Weaver Scholarship, and the Ray Scholarship. 

HOW DOES THE SOUTHLAND FOUNDATION RAISE FUNDS?

1. Annual Giving Fund

Southland's Annual Giving Fund is established to provide opportunities for funding  that would otherwise come from tuition revenue. Money raised as a result of annual giving produces revenue to assure that our students continue to be prepared in the areas of academics, technology, arts, and athletics. Income from this fund gives our school a new source to support high priority needs, again reducing the dependcy on tuition income.

2. Endowment Fund

Growth of the Endowment Fund is essentail to ensure Southland's abilty to provide for expanding needs while controlling costs. The Endowment Fund is our school's "savings account" in which the principle is maintained in perpetuity, with only the income generated being used for restricted and unrestricted purposes. Using the Endowment Fund income to supplement needs provides two benefits: Southland can provide more competitive faculty salaries while keeping tuition lower. The fund also positions Southland to make annual facility improvements while avoiding the need and expense of long-term financing.

3. Memorial and Honorary Donations

Memorial and honorary contributions can be made to the Southland Foundation throughout the year. Contributions may also be made to the Venida T. and Thomas F. Layfield Scholarship, the Rose Ann Dupree Christian Heritage Scholarship, the Madeline Anne Wildes Scholarship, the Ray Scholarship, and the Reagan Weston Weaver Scholarship. 

Contribuitons to any of the above can be mailed to:

Southland Academy Foundation
P. O. Box 1127
Americus, GA 31709

Thank you to our contributors!

 Thank you to all of our Southland family members, alumni, and friends for helping us to exceed our goal of $100,000.00 this year.  We sincerely appreciate those of you who have contributed to the
2017-18 Annual Fund.
 

"Your Gift Creates The Path To Our Success"

2017-2018 Annual Fund Donors

 

 Valedictorian Level $5,000.00 &

Salutatorian Level $1,000.00 -$4,999.00

The Dana Fender Family Foundation

Harold Austin

Charles L. Mix Memorial Fund, Inc.

Andrew Austin

Kendall and Anthony Dragoin

Stephanie and Blake Bennett

Drs. Patricia and John Fennessy

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bishop 

Parker Family Giving Fund

Joyce and Jimmie Buchanan

Roy L. Parker Family Foundation

Sara and Dennis Carey

Mary and Dan Torbert

Jane and Larry Comer

 

Libby and Darrell Crenshaw

 Star Student Level $500.00-$999.00

Charles R. Crisp

Kim and Raymond Baldwin

John Davis 

Center For Educational Adventure/Duncan

Jane and Adam Graft 

Kristin Collier

Ann and William S. Harris

Tonya and David Dent

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow

Carolyn Kemp Edgman

Laura and Ty Kinslow

Lori and Steve Fuller

Lee Allen Lamberth 

Chad Harris 

Elaine W. Lanier 

Nancy and Mark Hayes

Peggy and Richard Minor

April and Jed Jessup

Brook and Will Peterson

Brandi and Steven Lane

Rebecca and Charles Pryor

Donna J. Law

Anonymous

Augusta H. McKenzie

Lyndsey and Jeromy Roberts

Northwestern Mutual/Goodwin Wright

Caty and Brian Simmons 

Parker's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Grace and Albert Tan 

Drs. Faith and Lee Pinnell

Shay and George Torbert 

Jenny and Kevin Reeves 

Wright Waddell

Dr. and Mrs. Louis A. Riccardi

 Jean and Wes Wheeler

Jenny and Owen Stapleton 

Amanda and David Young

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Strickland

Your Cause, LLC-Wells Fargo Matching Gifts

Oscar Williams

 

Bonnie and Jule Windham 

 

 

 

 

 

 Headmaster Level $300.00- $499.00

 Raider Level $10.00-$149.00   

Norma Baldwin

Lynn M. Bailey 

Diane and Joe Fletcher

Angie and Chad Bell

Rosalind Gatian

Amy Benton

Alison and Clint Humphrey

Jean and Neil Bowen

Jennifer and Derek Huss

Mr. and Mrs. John Brady 

Dr. and Mrs. John Mixon

Linda and Lynn Brewer

Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Remollino

Pam and Ben Buchanan

Dr. Alex Riccardi

Rena Clayton  

Patty Webb

Terry and Joel Collins 

Judy and Bill Wills

Cindy Cromer

 

JoAnne and Keith Dacus

 Honor Roll Level $150.00- $299.00 

Mary and Walter Davenport 

 Americus Veterinary Hospital/ Dr. and Mrs. Crawford

Kay L. Dempsey

Dr. and Mrs. Ben C. Andrews

Dana and Hal Dillard 

David Burgamy

April and Ray M. Duke, Jr.

Carol and Jay Burrell

Christie and Jay Duke

Henry L. Crisp

Betty and George Ellis

Mary Ruth and Dale Davis

LeAnn and Hill Fort

Kimberly and Mark Dockery

Jenny and Adam Frantz 

Ginger Frazier

Ginger Frazier

Betty Fussell

Kim and Scott Gilbert

Dianne Hall

Dannie Griffin

Brooks and Jay Hart

Laurene and Mike Guthas

Hoang Nguyen and Hhi Vu

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hammack 

Michelle and Ray Hughes

Casi and Brian Harris 

Rob Ivey

Kimberly and Hank Hart

Leann and Matthew Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Hicks

Renee and Jimbo Moore

Stuart Hodges 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Shealy

Nicole M. Hoffman 

Nancy and Bobo Short

Susan and Robert Huellemeier 

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Strange

Meghan Israel

Phyllis and Larry Tucker

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Johnson 

Lori and Greg Turton

Terri and Jeff Joiner 

Beth and Lewis Webb

Angela Jones

Cathy and Walt Young

Terri Jones

 

Mandi and Bill Latham

 

Lisa and Traci Law

 

Jolie and Chad Ledger 

 

Morgan and Preston Lowther 

 

Brandi Lunneberg

 

Traci Madden

 

Melanie S. Mathis

 

Karen McCLung 

 

Spring Minick 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. O'Hern 

 

Jewel Parker

 

Jennifer and Brian Payne

 

Cookie and Bobbie Peacock 

 

Jeryl Pinnell, Jr.

 

Mrs. Krystal Ponder 
 

Nancy and Jimmy Poole

 

Allene and Sparky Reeves

 

Pam and Robert Rojas 

 

Laura and William Rooks

 

Peggy and George Roquemore 

 

Rotary Club of Americus 

 

Leigh Ann and Randall Saye

 

Dr. Harvey Simpson

 

Elaine and William Stubbs 

 

Kristy Swinson 

 

Craig Walters 

 

Leah and Cornwell Webb 

 

Susan Welch 

 

Kat and Danny Whittaker

 

Stacey Whittle 

 

Thomas R. Wiggins

 

Tracie and John Wojnar 

 

Mandy and Ryan Young 

 

 

 

General Contributions

Reagan Weston Weaver Scholarship
The Weaver Family
Robert and Teresa Saint
Roland and Krisann Weaver
David and Deyka M. Smith
William and Leigh Bailey

Wesley and Barbara Weaver
Dr. and Mrs. Quint Weldon

 

Madeline Anne Wildes Scholarship
Southland Academy Board of Trustees

The Americus Junior Service League
Jeff and Felicia Alexander
The Mathis/Shemwell Family
Susan and Marshall Welch
Jean Bowen
Patricia Morgan

Owen and Jenny Stapleton
The Southland Academy PTO
Andy and Denise Lindsey
Ty and Laura Kinslow
Charles and Anne Snead
Danny and Terri Maxwell
Loveard and Dorothy McMichael
Darrel and Leslie Rye
Jeremy and Laura Joyner
Rodney and Jane Odom

 

Rose Ann Dupree Christian Heritage Scholarship
Ric and Lee Ann Tipton
Alfred and Rose Ann Dupree
Darrel and Leslie Rye

 Ray Scholarship
Kathy Ray Parks and Family
Jenny Ray Johnson and Family
Jimmy Horne and Family

 

2017-18 Memorials and Honorariums

             
In Memory: Bennie Whittle  In Memory: Betty Scott          
Ricky and Denise Burgess  Melanie Mathis           
Susan Welch Susan Welch           
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Simpson            
  In Memory: Emory Parker, Sr.          
In Memory: Howard Borders Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow          
Spring Minick    Rusty and Traci Tondee          
Melanie Mathis Ty and Laura Kinslow          
Ty and Laura Kinslow Bob and Midge Schuster          
  Henry Crisp           
In Memory: Joseph Eason Ricky and Denise Burgess          
 Southland Class of 1980 Charles and Wanda Strickland          
             
In Memory: Carol Halstead             
Ricky and Densie Burgess In Memory: Buddy Liggin          
Melanie Mathis Ricky and Denise Burgess          
Bill and Judy Wills Ty and Laura Kinslow          
Ty and Laura Kinslow Bob and Midge Schuster          
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow  Marshall and Susan Welch          
Kelley Kinslow  Rusty and Traci Tondee          
Susan Welch Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow           
Rusty and Traci Tondee Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Shealy          
SuAnn and Mike Bird Mr. and Mrs. Harry Entriken          
Nancy and C. W. Short Southland Class of 1980           
Nancy and Wilkie Smith            
             
In Honor: Melvin T. Kinslow In Memory: Marshall C. Welch          
Peggy and George Roquemore  Sharon McCrary          
  Kristy Dunham          
In Memory: Tommy Smith Faye Hatcher           
Class of 1980 Susie Price           
  Darrel and Leslie Rye           
In Memory: Albert Cartwright  Michael Shellhouse           
Susan Welch  Melanie Mathis          
Melanie Mathis  Amanda Mathis Shemwell           
  Nathan Mathis          
In Memory: Annette C. Coogle Owen, Jennie, Kelley and Jack Stapleton           
Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Shealy Jennifer Buchanan           
Ann Coogle Traci Madden          
  Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow           
In Memory: Dr. George Bagley Ty and Laura Kinslow           
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow Charles Ledger           
Stan and Terri Jones  Bobo and Nancy Short          
Nancy and C. W. Short Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hayes           
  Larry and Sharon Underwood           
In Honor: Ty and Laura Kinslow Charles and Wanda Strickland           
Darrel and Leslie Rye Gary and Gloria Cromer           
  Cindy Cromer           
In Honor: John, Ashley, Mia and Noah Mixon  Wilkie and Nancy Smith          
Shonda Dinetz Sparky and Allene Reeves           
  Southland FANS          
In Memory: Tuck Rush Denise Bearden and Family          
Stan and Terri Jones Loveard and Dorothy McMichael           
Ty and Laura Kinslow  Bryan and Chris McMichael           
Melanie Mathis  Jill McMichael Cochran           
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow  Ron and Carol Hoxsie           
Ricky and Denise Burgess  Neil and Jean Bowen           
Rusty and Traci Tondee  Catherine E. Woodall           
Class of 2017 Dr. and Mrs. Louis A. Riccardi           
Dorothy and Loveard McMichael Stan and Terri Jones           
Chris and Bryan McMichael Jimmy and Nancy Poole           
Jill Cochran Ricky and Denise Burgess           
Spring and Danny Minick Michael and Janice Baldwin           
SuAnn and Mike Bird  Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Simpson           
Ginger and Jerry Perkins Eddie and Betty Ann Ward           
Susan Welch  The Paul Peters Family           
Nancy and C. W. Short  Sharon and Mark Israel, and Peggy Claire          
Jean and Wes Wheeler A.J and Kayla Jones            
Shirley Storey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lightner           
Mr. and Mrs. Sparky Reeves Cheryl and Gerald Smith          
  Ginger and Jerry Perkins           
In Memory: Mervin Fennessy Al and Cathy Williams          
Stan and Terri Jones Beverly Johnson           
Melanie Mathis  Lynn and Linda Brewer          
Ty and Laura Kinslow  Rusty and Traci Tondee          
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Shealy           
Citizens Bank of Americus SuAnn and Mike Bird          
Dr. and Mrs. Louis A. Riccardi Spring and Danny Minick          
Nancy and C. W. Short Mr. and Mrs. Harry Entriken           
Dorothy and Loveard McMichael and Family Ginger and Jerry Perkins           
  Antonio Remollino           
In Memory: Leslie Legg Wellons Phyllis and Larry Tucker          
Laura and Ty Kinslow Steve Austin          
Melanie Mathis Lonnie E. Rhodes and Family           
Amanda Mathis Shemwell Barton and Beth Campbell           
Ronnie and Karan Albritton Shirley Storey           
Susan Welch Allison Johnson Jordan           
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow  Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Lightner           
Phyllis and Larry Tucker  Lydia Ann and John Fowler           
Harold and Peggy Israel  Dr. and Mrs. Ben Andrews          
Beverly Johnson             
Nancy and C. W. Short  In Memory: Madeline Anne Wildes           
Dorothy and Loveard McMichael and Family  Sharon and Mark Israel and Peggy Claire           
Sybil and Don Smith  Kayla and A. J. Jones          
April and Jed Jessup            
Peggy and George Carson  In Memory: John Frazier           
Allison Johnson Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow          
Cheryl and Gerald Smith Melanie Mathis and Family           
Sharon and Mark Israel and Peggy Claire             
Kayla and A. J. Jones In Memory: Bernard Womack           
The Paul Peters Family Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow           
Bobby and Gena Legg            
  In Memory: Jimmy Maffett          
In Memory: Harold Owens Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow           
Laura and Ty Kinslow Ty and Laura Kinslow          
             
In Memory: Garland Mears In Memory: Zackie Plez Hardin          
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow          
Wanda and Charles Strickland Wanda and Charles Strickland          
Dr. and Mrs. Ben Andrews Jerry and Henry Crisp          
Jerry and Henry Crisp Susan Welch          
Melanie Mathis Melanie Mathis          
Susan Welch            
  In Honor: Martha Kirkland          
In Memory: Cornelia Greene Linda and Lynn Brewer          
Dr. and Mrs. Ben Andrews            
Betty Ann and Eddie Ward In Memory: Murphy McManus          
Melanie Mathis Nancy and James Gaston          
             
In Memory: Roy Daniel In Memory: Callie Satterfield          
Dana and Hal Dillard  Dana and Hal Dillard           
  Susan Welch           
In Memory: Dorothy Hayes             
Nancy and Wilkie Smith  In Memory: Jean Heath           
  Susan Welch          
In Memory: Geraldine Dillard Citizens Bank of Americus           
Johnnie Jarvis             
Susan Welch  In Memory: Annetta G. Snead          
  Sharon and Larry Underwood          
In Memory: Betty Lou Hagerson Lisa Collins          
Susan Welch  Susan Welch          
Melanie Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow          
  Beverly Johnson          
In Memory: Margaret Smith Denise and Ricky Burgess          
Susan Welch  Elaine Lanier          
Laura and Ty Kinslow Laura and Ty Kinslow          
Elaine and Billy Stubbs  Spring Minick          
Melanie Mathis  Judy and Bill Wills          
  Nancy and Jimmy Poole          
In Memory: Harriett Peak Cookie and Bobby Peacock          
Susan Welch  Carol and John Harvard          
Melanie Mathis Leigh Ann and Paul Peters          
  Haley and Charles Clark          
In Memory: John D. Stripling  Dr. and Mrs. Louis A. Riccardi          
Susan Welch  Joan and John Cordell          
  Dorothy and Loveard McMichael          
In Memory: Oleta Monts  Chris and Bryan McMichael          
Susan Welch  Jill Cochran          
  Mary Ruth and Dale Davis          
In Memory: Marthalene House  Shay and George Torbert          
Susan Welch  Debra and Rufus Short          
Melanie Mathis  Harold Austin          
  Tina and Rick Hanley and Family          
In Memory: Rose Ansley  Christine Buchanan           
Susan Welch  Genny Woods            
  Laurene Guthas           
In Memory: Plez H. Hardin Mary Lynn Sullivan           
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin T. Kinslow Elaine and Billy Stubbs           
Melanie Mathis  Judy Stinchcum          
Ginger and Jerry Perkins  Deborah Peavy           
Nancy and Jimmy Poole  Mary Williams           
Spring and Billy Minick Nancy Short           
Sharon and Larry Underwood  Angie and Chad Bell           
Lydia Ann and John Fowler Spring and Billy Minick           
Susan Welch Lydia Ann and John Fowler          
Terri and Jeff Joiner          
         
             
In Memory: Cody Jones             
Lydia Ann and John Fowler