MISSION: To support excellence in education in P-H-M schools

History of P-H-M Education Foundation

In 1996 PHMEF was established as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the educational mission of our schools. The Foundation develops alternative sources of income to support learning while strengthening the partnership between schools and community. Dedicated business leaders, administrators, and community volunteers, representing a cross-section of the school community, serve as the board of directors.

PHMEF supports education through awarding innovative teaching grants, scholarships to students, staff development and other corporation-wide initiatives.

PHMEF’s funding comes from special events such as its premier Silver Mile, Casino Night, Superintendent's Luncheon, Annual Drive, Naming Rights, Corporations for Education, Thank a Teacher, and individual donations.

VISION: Become a premier education foundation

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Superintendent, Dr. Jerry L. Thacker

Board of Directors



Pete Gillin, Esq.

Tuesley Hall Konopa


Julie Blosser
Community Representative


Jim Tuesley, Esq.
Barnes & Thornburg


Adam Allsop
Hubbard Hill 

Todd Brown


Shanon Buari 
Anderson, Agostino and Keller

Patty Buhr

Bryan Caenepeel 
Holiday Coral

Joel Gates

Gates Automotive

Farin Henderson

Community Representative

Gary Fox , P-H-M School Board


Clearly Jankowski

Community Representative

Lisa Langfeldt

PHMTA Rep, P-H-M Schools

Patti McNarney
Lake City Bank

Brad Meier

Kris Moore - Past President

Community Representative

Ann Amico Moran

Lippert Components

Michelle Peters

Saint Joseph Health System

Lucha Ramey 

P-H-M Director of Communications

Joan Renbarger 

Old National Bank

Jen Smoker
Community Representative

Donna Thacker

Community Representative

Dr. Jerry Thacker, Superintendent
P-H-M School Corporation 

Nicole Towner
Satori Boutique

Rikki Tuesley

Community Representative

Welcome Jennifer!

We're excited to introduce P-H-M Education Foundation's new Executive Director - Jennifer Turnblom! Jennifer has a heart for service, a background in non-profit work and has three children in the P-H-M Schools system. She will bring boundless energy and creativity to the role as well as a proven ability to develop relationships and engage the greater PHM community in support of the district’s educational goals and mission. 

In her own words "I'm very passionate about being able to fund innovative grants for schools throughout our district and making sure students and teachers in PHM have access to opportunities that will strengthen and enhance their experience through their educational journey."


The Penn Harris Madison (PHM) School Corporation promotes excellence in education throughout the 15 district schools – from elementary through high school - and provides exceptional learning opportunities for all PHM students. The Penn Harris Madison Education Foundation (PHMEF) supports the School Corporation in its pursuit of excellence by making grants available to PHM’s teachers and staff to encourage their passion and creativity in teaching our kids and by providing financial support for unique PHM programs like Penn Robotics, Visual Arts Academy and Running is Elementary. 

Meet The Team

Jennifer Turnblom

Executive Director

Jennifer oversees the daily operations of the Foundation and a board of 30.

Amber Kennedy

Special Event Coordinator

Amber manages and puts all the fabulous touches on our special events. 

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P-H-M Education Foundation

Tel: 574-254-2893



Educational Services Center

55900 Bittersweet Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545