Upon Jason's death March 23rd, 2003 we established the "Jason Plite Memorial Fund" ( a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization) in hopes of being able to give a gift to the Swimming and Art Departments (two of Jason's passions) of the Grand Ledge High School where he attended and graduated from in 1999. The Fund did so incredibly well we felt it was imperative that we incorporate the Fund,  appoint a Board of Directors, and establish it as a charitable/non-profit organization and continue to raise funds so that we can give out Grants and Scholarships to students in the Grand Ledge Community pursuing further education in Art and Swimming! We will continue to raise funds by holding an annual Fund Raising Dinner Event each April.


2015 Jason Plite Memorial Dinner

Please join us for the 12th annual Jason Plite Memorial Dinner!

Friday April 17th
5:30pm -11:00pm
Opera House
121 S. Bridge St.
Grand Ledge, Michigan

Cost is $50.00 per person
Dress - Semi Formal

Please mail RSVP’s to:
P. O. Box 81064
Lansing, MI 48908
by: March 28th

The 12th annual dinner will continue the traditions of hosting a lovely dinner, offering an array of items
for a silent auction, and the presentation of the 2015 Artistic and Swimmer Scholarship(s). Major Kristin Flynn, USAF Retired, will be our keynote speaker. We look forward to you joining us for an evening of remembering and celebrating SrA Jason T. Plite!

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Major Kristin Flynn USAF - Retired

Major Kristin Flynn, USAF, Retired most recently served in the Air Force Reserves as an Admissions Liaison Officer for the United States Air Force Academy. Her service in the military spanned nearly 22 years in various leadership roles including Security Forces Squadron Commander and Inspector General at the 110th Airlift Wing, Battle Creek. Her retirement was effective in January 2014.

She earned her Bachelors in Secondary Education and Masters in Educational Leadership, both from Western Michigan University, and an Instructional Technology Certification from Michigan State University. She has previously served in the education profession as a high school English teacher, coach, middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, high school principal, and curriculum director.

An esteemed leader, Kristin Flynn has been recognized with many honors and exemplary accomplishments in both the military and education professions, including a Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Practicing Principal of the Year Nomination, Keynote Speaker for Memorial Day Ceremonies; Keynote Speaker for Veterans Day Ceremonies; Company Grade Officer of the Year, and Association of the United States Army Leadership Award.

Kristin is married to Doug Flynn for the last 17 years and they are blessed with three children, Brady; age 14, Carson; age 12, Mariah; age 10.





2014 Dinner Event - Grand Ledge Opera House



2014 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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Thomas Sereseroz, Dawn Peterson, Mark Mills & Sofia Gentil


MSU AIR FORCE “SILVER EAGLES” DRILL TEAM





OPERA HOUSE

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AUCTION ITEMS
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Paul V. Jockimo - Keynote Speaker

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MSU AFROTC “Silver Eagle Drill Team” Recognition
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DINNER GUESTS
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JASON PLITE MEMORIAL FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Mary Gwardzinski, Colleen Austin, Alyssa Peterson, Amanda McDonald, Dawn Peterson, Pam George & Sara Clark-Pierson


JASON’S FAMILY

Alyssa, Shaynah, Dawn, & Charles Peterson 

Thank you for your continued support and very generous donations. The support from our Community and throughout the USA has been overwhelming. This is such a special way to keep Jason's Memory alive, and to turn a tragedy into something good.  Your support and kindness is truly appreciated!

Send a tax deductible contribution to:
Jason Plite Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 81064 Lansing, MI 48908


For additional information, send an e-mail to following address:
info@jasonplitememorial.com