Geno Strong Memorial Fund

Reports & Status

August 9, 2019

As we approach the third anniversary of the Geno Strong Memorial Fund, the committee would like to pass along a special thank you to all who have made and continue to make this fund possible. I am pleased to say that 2019 was another year of stellar growth and development for the Geno Strong Memorial Fund. As of this writing the current fund balance has surpassed the $75,000.00 threshold, who would have ever dreamed. Psalm 115:1 “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” and to the faithfulness of each and every one of you.

  • Fund Growth: The current fund balance totals $76,874.73. With $75,250.00 invested in 8 current bond issues, and $1,405.87 that is awaiting another solid investment opportunity. We currently have $218.86 interest available for next year’s scholarships, and additional interest will be received through the first quarter of 2020 for the scholarships for next summer.

  • Camp Scholarships: Through 2018 the fund provided nineteen (19) scholarships totaling $3,782.50. This year’s interest enabled us to provide scholarships for twenty-five (25) of the 61 students from Highpoint Church that attended the RMDC Youth Camp this year. This was the first year that the committee was excited to grant two scholarships to deserving students from other churches within our district. Our goal of course, with the Lord’s blessing and your continued generosity, is to continue to grow the number of students we can send over the coming years.

  • Changed Lives: Since its inception, the fund has granted camp scholarships to a total of 44 teens. The hope of us all is that these recipients of the Geno Strong Fund scholarships will encounter God in powerful and unique ways at camp and that God will use these individuals in a mighty way to continue the growth of His Kingdom and bring many to salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Fund Development: Our hope is that the newly designed Geno Strong website’s home page continues to keep everyone informed The reports and status page were updated with new student testimonials and a new feature that lists real time updates concerning the fund’s balance and impact. A new introductory video, plus a new text auto responder was also set up to enable word of mouth information access by simply texting the word “GENO” to 74574. The FAQ questions were also updated on the website, as well as a very sophisticated excel sheet was created to track all investments and make monthly reporting more practical and informative.

  • Scholarship Committee: The committee typically meets quarterly, but this year with the transition period at Highpoint, we were only able to meet twice. However, we did continue to conduct business through electronic communications. The committee is working through finalization of a Geno Strong Investment Evaluation and Analysis worksheet.

  • Future Projections: At this rate we anticipate the fund being able to provide at least 32 camp scholarships in the summer of 2020.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact the committee via email at

In deep appreciation for your generosity,

The Geno Strong Memorial Fund Committee

Vern Lentz, Chairman
Mike Miratsky, Secretary
Pat Robinson, Investment Analyst