Meet the inspiration for this charitable foundation.
Cheryl Lyn Welter was a popular member of her Knox High School Senior Class of 2001, when she was killed in an auto accident the night before Homecoming her Senior year.
Cheryl was popular because she was a "people person", always sharing her life with her friends and going out of her way to help others. She was active in many activities inside and outside of school. She participated in yearbook class and dance classes. She spent time as a member of the Knox High School Redskin Brigade. She was part of the basketball and tennis teams throughout high school. She served as volleyball manager her senior year and was planning on joining the swim team. Cheryl loved being active and supporting her friends in their activities as well. She was pre-enrolled in the School of Family Counseling at Purdue University before her death. She planned to make a career out of helping others.
In memory of Cheryl's love of helping others and her love of participating in school activities, the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation has been established to help needy students in grades K-12 have similar experiences and opportunities.
The Foundation has established an endowment to provide a source of support for students in public and private elementary and secondary schools in the State of Indiana.
Proceeds from the endowment are awarded via grants to those who are charged with helping underprivileged children.