December 2011
Table of Contents
Board of Trustees
Patti Ballard
Jim Banks
Denis Forster
Karl Gieseke
David Kammer
Tom Koenig
Ed McCarter
David Noll
Paul Porcino
Ramón Rodriguez
Kathy Santen
Carleen Suttman
Doug Tyger
Jeff Berninger
Joe Berninger

Advisory Board
Glenn Chamberlain
Mario Contreras
Bill Dankworth
Jack and Marie Eiting
Sr. Victoria Forde, SC
Charlie Gallagher
Fr. Mike Graham, SJ
Sr. Katie Hoelscher, SC
Dan Nocella
Sr. Kris Schrader, ASC
Rick Schroeder
Emily West
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Dear Friend,

Season's greetings from CoEd. May you all have a safe and happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year!

Meet Jim Banks 
CoEd Supporter Spotlight
Tell us a little bit about yourself, including how you got involved with CoEd.
I grew up in Loveland (a suburb of Cincinnati). I went to St. X for high school and Xavier University.  I met Joe and Jeff Berninger at XU. They invited me to Guatemala about six years ago.  It was an incredible experience.  After that, I was hooked.
Why did you make your first donation to CoEd?
I made my first donation for the same reason I still give. Like most people, I want to give to the charity where my buck will have the biggest bang. I have been involved with many charitable organizations in my life, and I have never found one that is as efficient and effective at fulfilling its mission as Cooperative for Education.
What are your impressions of traveling to Guatemala on a CoEd tour?
Meeting the people and experiencing the culture of Guatemala was a great experience. But it is very difficult to really put into words. It is something you have to experience for yourself!  
Your business donates a portion of each sale to CoEd. What gave you the idea to connect CoEd with
I believe every company has an obligation to give back. But companies, just like individuals, have a limited amount of money to give. So I look for the most effective and efficient charities to support. Also, many of the things that I do to connect the two organizations, such as adding a link to CoEd’s website on our site, costs me nothing. I would encourage every company and individual to consider even these small ways to give back.  They can make a big difference.

Will We See You in Guatemala? 
2012 Project Tours are Filling Up!

Vibrant culture, friendly people, and deep poverty characterize Guatemala’s landscape.  Experience firsthand the impact you make through CoEd programs. On a Project Tour you will see the difference you can and are making in the lives of Guatemalan schoolchildren—like these young girls from Colegio Israel.    
  • Snapshot Tour: February 21-26 or July 24-29
  • Rotary GLP Tour: February 3-12*
*open to members of Rotary International and their spouses. 
Application deadlines are January 1 or July 1. 
Please visit our tours page or contact with any questions. 

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P.S. This deal is good all year, not just around the holidays!

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