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The LIFE Foundation

The Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation

Mission: LIFE promotes and supports special projects related to learning and literacy within the State of California.

What is the LIFE Foundation?

The LIFE Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation organized in the State of California. The Foundation has been approved by the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.

What are the purposes?

  • To promote and support special projects related to learning and literacy within the State of California.
  • To provide tax-exempt status to qualifying projects to assist fund raising.
  • To provide tax-deductible status for contributors.
Helene Going Green Grant 
Environmentally Themed Grant for Schools    

Circles of Giving

Established on LIFE’s 15th Anniversary


            The Chi State LIFE Foundation begins a policy of acknowledging any individual donating over $50! To help us meet our fundraising 2014/2015 fiscal year’s goal of $15,000, we are establishing circles of giving that will be noted in our semi-annual published donor list.  These contributions can be made at any time during our fiscal year and will be tallied by our precise accountant/treasurer, Dixie Karlson and her assistant, Kelly Franklin.  Once individual donations reach these levels, recognition will be noted. 

Please accept this challenge!


Silver level = $50-75

Gold level =$75-100

Platinum level = $100-150

Platinum + level = above $150

Circles of Giving as of March 30, 2015

Silver Level: 

Dorothy Anderson, Pixie Beery, Gretchen Covington, Sondra Stuerman-Eilers, Bonnie Flint, Robin Kelly, Betty Jo Harrel, Kathleen Heinzinger, Patricia Highfill, Phyllis Howard,

Joan M. Jureckovich, 

Barbara Yates, Carolyn McCammon, Kathy O'Leary, Penne Perrault, 
Mildred Spethmann, Cindy Wetterau

Gold Circle:

Jackie Albini, Adele Bloom, Jeanne Pease, Karl Whitmarsh, Donna Fleischer, Sallie Davies, Wendy Duncan, Mickey Miyamoto, Jeanne Gahagan, Jack and Mary Marchi


Platinum Circle:

Dorothy Becker

Platinum Plus Circle:

 Roberta Anderson, Daphne Cagle, Margaret Ibezaki, Dixie Karlson, Suzan Reiner, Steve Hodges, Mary Howard, Elizabeth Doyle Walker, Marian VanWechel, Stephanie Zierhut, Dawn Stanfield & Nick Almante, Stacey Chicoine, Kathy Ellis, Patricia Feist, Kelly Franklin

Register for AmazonSmile to Donate to The LIFE Foundation

AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way to support the Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundation every time you shop online. At, you’ll find the exact same prices and selection as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of purchase prices to LIFE.

To shop AmazonSmile simply go to from your computer web browser or mobile device. Add a bookmark to to make it even easier to start shopping at AmazonSmile.  On your first visit you will be prompted to select a charity. Just type in “Chi State Learning Is For Everyone Foundationand off you go!

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Pictured Top Row: Kelly Franklin, Kathleen Heinzinger (out going board), Lisa Jipson
Pictured Bottom Row: Dixie Karlson, Adele Bloom, Kathleen Ellis, Dorothy Anderson

May 2015 The Chi State LIFE Foundation 

Board of Directors

Contact e-mail:



Kathleen Ellis, 2014-2017, President

Dorothy Anderson, 2013-2016, Secretary

Dixie Karlson, 2013-2016, Treasurer

Adele Bloom, 2015-2018, Member, LIFE Raffle

Kelly Franklin, 2014-2017, Member

Lisa Jipson, 2015-2018, Member

Donna Fleischer 2015-2018, Member

Ellen Perkins, 2015-2016, Member-at-Large