GM Foundation receives two new endowment funds

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 9:13 PM

Two General McLane alumni have created two new endowment funds through the General McLane Foundation this year. 

Andy Schulz and Kevin Hayes, both graduates of General McLane School District, created endowment funds that are new for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Schulz, a 1974 alumnus, created the Schulz Family Boys Basketball Fund. This is an endowment fund designed to be managed by the General McLane High School basketball coach and principal, and used for any needs the team may have. 

“We bleed red and white,” Schulz said. “I’ve always been a Lancer. This means so much to me to be able to do this.” 

Schulz served as head basketball coach at GM for 29 years and taught for 33 years in the district. 

“(It’s going to be used for) whatever the coach and principal deem necessary for the good of the kids,” Schulz said. “The coaches know more than anybody [about] what benefits the team.”

Schulz also serves as a General McLane School Board member.

Kevin Hayes, owner of Kevin Hayes Electric in Edinboro, created the Kevin Hayes Electric Award for the Trades. 

The award is to be given to a graduating senior who intends on pursuing a career  in the trades — someone who intends to specialize in an occupation that requires work experience, on-the-job training, and/or formal vocational education, but not a bachelor’s degree. 

Some examples of this include electrician, mechanic, plumber, painter, builder, welder, tool and die maker, butcher, carpenter or farmer. The person should be of good character and someone who’s displayed characteristics of a good work ethic. Grade-point average has no bearing on this award.

Hayes attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for one semester and quickly discovered that a four-year college program was not for him. He attended a trade school instead and apprenticed under Dean Woods for six years. He then started his own electric company. 

The two new endowment funds are part of General McLane Foundation’s 31 endowments that provide students, teachers and staff members of GM with financial assistance. 

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