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The Steve Hornbeck Youth Fund is the Lee CTA general scholarship fund for youth programs.
Steve Hornbeck was a volunteer dad in the early years of the Lee CTA. When his cancer was first discovered, he took a leave of absence from work for treatment and spent the whole summer assisting with the travel team, mainly driving the kids everywhere. He had just remarried, and all 4 of the children in the combined families were in the lessons.
His children, Steve & Katie, have sent a $100 contribution annually since 2003, to the Steve Hornbeck Junior Fund. Donations to this fund are solicited on the website via the printable Donation Form or the Online Payment Form. The Lee CTA deposits these donations into the general checking account and maintains a separate ledger for tracking accumulation and distribution. Typical uses include subsidizing all or part of an Lee CTA program fee for those youth whose families might find it difficult to pay. Also, youth participants in Lee CTA programs have been granted partial scholarships to the junior development programs at Berkshire West AC, extending their playing season to year-round.
In 2006, the family of long-time board member Arnie Katz donated $750 to this fund in honor of Arnie’s 80th birthday, and in 2011 another $100 for his 85th birthday.
Other members have made significant contributions ($50+) to this fund over the years.
In 2006, board member Bob Mitchell donated $1000 to this fund.
In 2010, board member Wayne Donelon donated $500 to this fund.
In 2011, board member Wayne Donelon donated $1000 to this fund.
In 2011, Tom Hornbeck, Steve Hornbeck's brother, donated $500, recognizing the 20th anniversary of Steve's passing.
In 2013, Mr. & Mrs. Alan Model donated $250 to this fund.
In 2014, the Hornbeck family donated $750 to this fund.
In 2017, the Hornbeck family donated $500 to this fund.
In 2017, the Town of Lee donated $1000 to this fund.
In 2018, Jodi Tartell donated $1000 to this fund.
In 2020, the EOY Fund Drive raised $3725 for this fund, which included $1000 from Jodi Tartell, $350 from the Hornbeck family, $300 from Toole Insurance Agency, $300 from Mike Considine, Attorney at Law, $250 from Bernie Conners (British American Company), $105 from Tiffiny Wilding-White, and $100 each from Sue Delp, Lucy Ferris, Michael Pulitizer, Jr., David Rice, John Slote, and Jessie Wolfson.
In 2021, the EOY Fund Drive raised $2610 for this fund (more than half was received in January). Major Donors were:
$200 from Lee Bank
$180 from Jill Myers
$100 each from Deb Carter, Jesse Wolfson, David Rice, John Perry
$1830 in smaller amounts ($25 - $85)
In 2022, Vince & Diana Duffy Lahey donated $5000 to this fund.
In 2023: Lisa Sloane donated $100 in memory of Bob Nason, former Town of Lee Administrator and long-time supporter of the Lee CTA.
The Wray Gunns donated $50 in memory of Peter Nikitas, a long time volunteer for the Lee CTA.
The Hornbeck family donated $1000 in memory of Steve, for whom this fund is named.