PHMEF extends TCU partnership



Dr. Jerry Thacker; PHMEF Executive Director Mari Linn Wise; and TCU President/CEO Paul Marsh.

On Friday, Aug. 28, the community gathered at the Kingsmen’s first home game of the 2015 season along with the dedication of TCU Freed Field.

Teachers Credit Union, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation and P-H-M Education Foundation announce the continuance of the organizations’ long standing partnership. TCU’s commitment is targeted to support the development of financial education programs, scholarships, functions and activities. With the assistance of the P-H-M Education

PHMEF Board President Jody Bruetman; Dr. Jerry Thacker; Past PHMEF President Tom Meilstrup; TCU President/CEO Paul Marsh; and PHMEF Executive Director Mari Linn Wise

PHMEF Board President Jody Bruetman; Dr. Jerry Thacker; Past PHMEF President Tom Meilstrup; TCU President/CEO Paul Marsh; and PHMEF Executive Director Mari Linn Wise.

Foundation, TCU will be providing a benefit to the students in each of P-H-M’s 15 schools in St. Joseph County.

The partnership will provide P-H-M students and their families access to a number of unique financial health and awareness programs. The benefits of educating students on financial responsibility from the time they begin elementary school not only helps families plan for college, but also helps the broader community by ultimately producing fiscally responsible adults. This partnership is in perfect alignment with P-H-M Educational Foundation’s vision to support the School

P-H_M School Trustee Randy Leliaert, Trustee Larry Beehler, Dr. Jerry Thacker, Trustee Jamie Woods, TCU President/CEO Paul Marsh, Trustee Gary Fox and Dr. Denise Seger

P-H-M School Trustee Randy Leliaert; Trustee Larry Beehler; Dr. Jerry Thacker; Trustee Jamie Woods; TCU President/CEO Paul Marsh; Trustee Gary Fox; and Dr. Denise Seger.

Corporation’s commitment to provide an excellent educational environment for students to reach their highest academic achievement preparing them to be responsible, healthy and contributing to an ever changing world. These programs will also be an extension of TCU’s mission to be a financial benefit to its members, team members and to the communities of which it is a part.

“What’s so exciting about this partnership is its ability to benefit so many students and to teach students and their families the importance of financial education,” said Paul Marsh, president & CEO of TCU.  “The skills students will gain from financial education courses will benefit their futures, families and communities. We are proud to be a part of the Penn Harris Madison School Corporation’s goal to provide students with superior education that will be the foundation of their future and their success.  We look forward to all of the great achievements we will make alongside the PHM Education Foundation and School Corporation.”

As a part of this partnership, the P-H-M Education Foundation will facilitate the addition of TCU’s name and brand to Penn High School’s Freed Field.  The renamed field, which is being publicly announced today, will be known as TCU Freed Field. TCU’s logo and brand will be added to the field’s new and existing signage, and is expected to be in place by the start of the fall 2015 football season.

Last night (Monday, June 22), the P-H-M School Board of Trustees approved the agreement between the P-H-M Education Foundation and TCU.

“Our goal is to provide our students with an outstanding education to prepare them for college and career success,” said P-H-M Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker. “Along with teachers and parents, community partners are vital to creating and sustaining excellence in education.”

“Our children are now competing on a global scale. We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TCU, which will have a lasting impact on students for generations to come,” said Mari Linn M. Wise, executive director of P-H-M Education Foundation.