EVSC Media Opportunity


EVSCWhat: First Jacob’s Wish Fund Recipient Announced

When:  Friday, October 4 at 9 a.m.

Where: Glenwood Leadership Academy, 901 Sweetser Avenue


The Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball Wish Fund was established in spring of 2013, when Jacob Ball passed away at the young age of 12. This EVSC Foundation fund was established to grant wishes of EVSC special education teachers to give their students experiences that give them joy while they learn useful life skills.

Maryellen Lewis, special education teacher at Glenwood Leadership Academy, is the first teacher who had her “wish” granted.  Her desire was to have a way to provide stress release and stimulation for students in her class, who often exhibit movements of bouncing, jumping, leaping, twirling, and spinning. Trips to businesses offering the inflatable equipment have always been enjoyed by the students.  While taking a trip to do this is great, Mrs. Lewis thought having similar equipment in her classroom would enable students to enjoy the sensation continuously.

She said that Jacob, whom the fund is named for and who was a student in her class, “loved bouncing and even just sitting on the trampoline, so these items remind us of his enjoyment each time they are used.”

Individuals wishing to donate to the Jacob Andrew Schriber Ball Wish Fund may do so by credit card at www.evscfoundation.org and click on donate; or send a check to EVSC Foundation, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713.

Contacts at the event:  Teacher Maryellen Lewis; and Gayle Kiesel, executive director of development for the EVSC.