SYF 2016-17 Impact Report

Message from SYF Leadership

Dear Friends of Simon Youth Foundation: Since 1998, nearly 16,000 students have graduated from a Simon Youth Academy and more than $17 million in scholarships has been awarded to students

school. Duane is one of the many students who benefits from the educational programming your donations provide. Learn more about his story at . Educational programming is at the heart of everything we do. By working with successful dropout prevention and recovery programs in communities that are home to a Simon mall, we opened three new SYF Academies in 2016. SYF established Simon Youth Academy at Burlington High School, in Burlington, MA. In September 2016, SYF cut the ribbon on a new Academy at Katy Mills in Katy, TX. Opening this in conjunction with the Simon Youth Academy at Martha Raines High School allowed us to expand the district’s options in reaching students. Your continued support motivates the work of SYF in changing the lives of our students, their families and communities across the country. Thank you for being someone special to all of these lives, many who may not have anyone else. You make a measurable impact on these lives. All of us at SYF are pleased to be able to share these outcomes with you. We invite you to stay current with all of our work through your preferred social media platform. You can now find SYF on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

pursuing post-secondary education across the country. But those are just numbers. The story of SYF is so much more than any one statistic. Now more than ever, SYF is a critical partner in the success of our communities, districts and students. While current headlines announce the demise of the educational landscape and the decline of student achievement, SYF creates impact beyond the statistics and cultivates opportunities for student success. This year’s impact report goes beyond our traditional fiscal year to include all of the activities that lead us to celebrating our students at graduation. Beyond the numbers, our students overcome unimaginable obstacles to earn their high school diplomas and begin new journeys previously thought unattainable. Our scholarship recipients also share with us how the SYF scholarships have provided them the opportunity to pursue a course of study that they could have only dreamed about without your support. Through your caring and generosity, SYF gives a voice to the stories of our students and teachers. Duane, a Class of 2016 Academy graduate from Seattle, WA, dropped out of high school and without any family support was living on the streets. A friend told him about the “school in the mall,” and now Duane is the first in his family to graduate from high


Deborah J. Simon Chairperson

J. Michael Durnil, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors (as of June 30, 2017)

Deborah J. Simon Chairperson Lena Barkley CVS Caremark

Gregg M. Goodman Simon Property Group Kimberly A. Johnson Melvin Simon & Associates, Inc., Treasurer Steve E. Kingsley Simon Property Group Jeffrey J. Kucer The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Susan Massela Simon Property Group Michael E. McCarty Simon Property Group Jeffrey H. Patchen, D. M. E. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

William N. Salin, II Salin Bank Collin Sam, CPA

Honorary Board Members David Simon Herbert Simon Melvin Simon (1926-2009) Board Members Emeritus Ron Hanson

United Pacific Jeremy Smith Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Mark J. Silvestri Simon Premium Outlets Stephen H. Simon Simon Equity Partners, LLC Scott Wolfrum Wolfrum Capital Management Group

Michelle J. Bellej Darin L. Etchison UBS Financial Services, Inc. Leslie G. Fatum, DMV Kokomo High School Beth Fortune Haley A. Glover Lumina Foundation Shari Simon Greenberg Simon Property Group

Richard O. Kissel Stephen A. Stitle

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