ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION

The Michelle Wightman/Karrie Wieber Charitable Foundation is a permanent, non-profit, public charity established by Darlene M. Wightman Lowery in memory of her daughter, Michelle Wightman, and family friend, Karrie Wieber.

 

The Foundation funds grants to support programs in the areas of

                                    Safety

                                    Education

                                    Social Welfare

                                    Family Support

                                    and Public Charities.

 

An emphasis is placed on programs that will improve railway crossing safety.

 

Grants are awarded to non-profit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenues Code:

also governmental bodies (e.g. Boards of Education).

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Wightman/Wieber Foundation is to perpetuate the memory of Michelle Wightman and Karrie Wieber, who tragically lost their lives in a car-train collision on February 19, 1989, by establishing a permanent, charitable foundation for the benefit of the Sandusky/Erie County Community and the safety of all public citizens.

EMPHASIS OF FUNDING

Safety

Education

Social Welfare

Family Support

Public Charities

The Foundation provides funding for programs designed

            to meet community needs and/or to expand existing programs;

            to create safe living environments;

            to enable families to develop the skills needed to support and nurture;

            to provide resources to families in need;

            to foster the development of responsible, young people;

            to help people achieve potential;

            to assist other community resources with common goals.

 

The Board will consider funding additional requisites at their discretion.

TRUSTEES

Darlene Lowry

Founder, Trustee

Eugene Kidwell

President, Trustee

Kevin Lutz

Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee

Jennifer Chapman

Trustee

Justin Harris

Trustee

Ann Murray

Trustee

Jim Murray

Trustee

Tricia Patten

Trustee

Rhonda Watt

Trustee

Karleen Wieber

Founder, Deceased

Wightman Wieber Foundation

Tel: 419-625-8424