familyprint LAUNCH

Wow…what an amazing evening. After an immense effort, the nonprofit for FamilyPrint is officially launched!  We could not be more proud.  I finally have that gratifying feeling that we are ‘paying it forward’ after being on the receiving end of so much support and graciousness.  The evening was a reminder of the challenges that we endured but the culmination of a deployment that ended nearly two years ago. 

I was europhic all weekend following the launch. It could not have been more beautiful or well executed (thanks to a wonderful team…special thanks to:  Kate Berglund, Beth Olson, and Monica Richard).   It was absolutely a fantastic evening in a majestic venue that I believe is the Indiana GEM.  It is a treasure that no one should miss.  The War Memorial is free so take your children now.  Bring your next visitors.  It cannot be missed.

I am especially excited to announce that OUR MILITARY KIDS will be the beneficiary of the funds that we raised in conjunction with the launch.  We still have some financial crunching to do post-launch and awaiting a few donations but we are hopeful that $10K will be donated to Our Military Kids.  A fund specifically for Indiana will be created on behalf of Familyprint which will go toward families that are financially stretched during a deployment.  Funds will be provided to pay for the fees for extracurricular activites, such as:  sports (football, soccer, karate, etc.), fine arts (dance, band, art, etc.), or tutoring programs so crucial to children.

The Launch would not have been successful without and sponors and contributors:  Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, KB Design, Print Resources, 360 Vodka, HER Energy Drink, Olinger, Keg ‘n Bottle, The Conrad, Just Pop In, Posh Petals, A Classic Party Rental, Ace Party Rental, ReNew, Carmel Montessori, Ruditoonz, Indy Photo Booths, Stella & Dot, Arbonne, Top Shelf Cigar, Cocktail Sax Band, Piquant Catering, and Detail & Design.

6 Responses to “familyprint LAUNCH”

  1. Cecilia A. Kramer Says:

    As usual — beautiful photos! It looks like the event went well, and we’re so grateful that Our Military Kids was chosen as the beneficiary of your largesse.

  2. Kathy Says:

    It was such a great event. The photos capture the magic. I love the last two of you and Tim. Your passion shines through.

  3. Jean Says:

    What a special night and once again you outdid yourselves. The time and effort you both put into the event was reflected in the feelings of joy, respect and giving that were present throughout the museum that evening. Congratulations on a job well done!

  4. Shelby Bowen Says:

    Maj. and Mrs. Stoner-

    Please contact me regarding our Scholarship Foundation and Run For Freedom military event. Our organization is interested in learning more about your Family Print organization. Thank you.

    Shelby M. Bowen – Director
    Justin T. Bowen – Director
    SFC Collin J. Bowen Memorial Scholarship, Inc. –
    Run For Freedom 5K –

  5. Beth Olson Says:

    What a great venue, wonderful cause & overall fantastic night! I loved seeing the War Memorial building and cannot believe that I have never been there prior–what a beautiful place! I’m excited to take my boys there to see the chopper, humvee and of course, The Shrine Room—they will LOVE it! Thank you for what you are doing with FamilyPrint. I know you see it as “paying it forward” but by supporting these kids & families, you both are yet again, supporting our country. Thank you.

  6. Katie Riggs Says:

    I so wish we could have made this event. It looks like it was an amazing night…just as I would have expected from you! Great photos, as usual.

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