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
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!
Major Kristin Flynn
USAF - Retired
Major Kristin Flynn, USAF, Retired
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 110
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
Thomas Sereseroz, Dawn Peterson, Mark Mills & Sofia Gentil
|MSU AIR FORCE “SILVER EAGLES” DRILL TEAM|
Paul V. Jockimo - Keynote Speaker
MSU AFROTC “Silver Eagle Drill Team” Recognition
JASON PLITE MEMORIAL FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary Gwardzinski, Colleen Austin, Alyssa Peterson, Amanda McDonald, Dawn Peterson, Pam George & Sara Clark-Pierson
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: