Project & Funding Involvement


  • Completed a feasibility study for Wise Wonders, a Montana Children’s Museum
  • Formed a Steering Committee to move forward with the museum
  • Steering Committee began the work to establish a 501c3 for the children’s museum
  • Wise Wonders, a Montana Children’s Museum, became their own 501c3 in September 2014
  • Initiated a pilot Laundry Day project aimed at the low income population in 2015-2016
  • Supported programming at:
    • Tumbleweed Runaway Program
    • Early Childhood Intervention Services
    • Montana Rescue Mission
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Boo at the Zoo
    • Wise Wonders, a Montana Children’s Museum
    • Billings Foodbank
    • Family Services, Inc


  • Initiated the JLB Project Youth Committee (projects listed with Project Youth information)
  • Youth Service Initiative continuation through 2001
  • Continued the Impact Billings Committee projects
  • Started the Community Outreach Committee to evaluate community needs
  • Initiated “Venture into Schools” with Venture Theatre in 2004


  • Initiated Postponing Sexual Involvement (PSI)
  • Scholarships for PSI Teen Leaders
  • Youth Service Initiative (YSI) with United Way Volunteer Center
  • Donated to the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Teen Ambassador Program
  • Planned and coordinated Boo at the Zoo
  • Involved with:
    • School Wide Enrichment
    • GRASP (Greater Rose Park After School Program)
    • ZooMontana
  • Initiated Impact Billings


  • Initiated the Youth Court Conference Committee
  • Initiated the Playground For All Children at Rose Park
  • Involved with:
    • Big Sky Hospice
    • Gateway House
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Women’s Center Pre-Employment Program at the YWCA
    • Growth Thru Art
    • Young Families
    • Community Development Foundation
    • Yellowstone Art Center Docent Program
    • Montana Center for Handicapped Children
    • National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse
    • Adult Literacy at the Parmly Billings Library
    • Heart to Heart Program at Planned Parenthood
    • Mount Eagle Ski Program


  • Initiated the Tumbleweed Runaway Program
  • League volunteers showed films “Drugs are Like That” and “I Think” to elementary students in outlying areas
  • Became involved with the Child Abuse Education project
  • Involved with Suitcase Art Museum at the Yellowstone Art Center
  • Initiated KID2-coalition for implementation of Kindergarten in the public  schools
  • Donated to Western Heritage Center Changing Exhibit room
  • Funded the Children’s Program at the Rimrock Guidance Foundation
  • Involvement with the Women’s Center at the YWCA
  • Funded the printing of School Guidelines for Child Abuse Identification and Reporting in Partnership with Voice for Children


  • Initiated the Community Day Care and Enrichment Center
  • Toured 27 schools with a Children’s Theater
  • Expanded the Visual Screening to include Glaucoma screening
  • Adopted Handicapped Inc. as a project
  • Opened the Evergreen Branch Library
  • Covered the salary for a Speech Therapist for Easter Seals
  • Donated to Rocky Mountain College and Eastern Montana College libraries
  • Inaugurated taping Books for the Blind
  • Set up a Child Health Conference volunteer program


  • Started a Visual Screening Program in conjunction with the National Association for Prevention of Blindness
  • Provided all the volunteers for TB testing of school children
  • Sponsored an outstanding High School Senior to “Girl’s State”
  • Sponsored a girl’s counselor at the Youth Guidance Council
  • Sponsored the Pioneer Playhouse and a series of art lectures

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