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Memorials and Honorariums


A Tribute That Goes Beyond a Lifetime

The Board of Directors of the PBL Education Foundation is committed to using the donations given in honor of loved ones to help provide the best education possible for the students in the PBL Unit #10 School District.

Many families have chosen to designate the Foundation as a memorial recipient when a family member has passed away.  As Pat Milchuck explained, “I have grandchildren going through PBL High School. By designating that memorials be given to the Education Foundation, the funds are being passed on to another generation.”

Individuals have also chosen to donate as an honorarium to a living person or persons.  The Foundation has received gifts in honor of retirements and wedding anniversaries.  Jill Manley, 4th grade Special Education teacher at PBL’s Eastlawn Elementary School, chose to honor her sisters:   “My sisters are both teachers—Diane is an English teacher in Sonoma, CA, and Cindy is a speech therapist in Parma, MI. We decided to forego buying Christmas presents for each other and donate the money to a favorite charity. The Education Foundation seemed like the logical choice since we’re all involved in the field of education.”

You can visit Honor a Teacher to find another way to honor present and former teachers.

Click to see a complete listing of all Memorial and Honorarum Donations

Visit the various pages introduced below to read individual stories.

Gene Kingston
Paxton Bids Farewell to Long-Time Educator Frederic Eugene Kingston was born Oct. 2, 1924, southeast of Paxton. During WW II, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy shortly before he graduated from High school. As a medical corpsman, he was assigned to the Second Marine Division with the 11th Fleet in [more]
Leesa K. Kulow
Buckley-Loda High School Classof 1982 Leesa K. Kulow, age 45, of Paxton died March 8, 2010, after a brave struggle with cancer. She was born August 28, 1964, the daughter of Kenneth Kulow and Barbara Zoellick. She attended Trinity Lutheran School in Arenzville and St. John's Lutheran School in Buckley. [more]
Virginia Graham, a former educator, was fondly remembered by many folks when she passed away in 2003. Mrs. Graham taught 4th grade for over 20 years in the PHS and PBL school systems. The Graham family chose to use her memorial contributions to establish a $500 scholarship to be given [more]

Our Mission is to acquire and distribute resources for enhancing or supplementing the educational programs for all learners in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit #10 School District located in Paxton, Illinois