Grace Skief was a vibrant and beautiful 11-year-old girl. This energetic young lady spent her time caring for children and animals, and cooking crazy creations. She loved to volunteer every chance she had. One of Gracie’s favorite events each year was the RFM Trivia Night. She was a runner for answer sheets, and she loved to goof off and interact with the players as she passed by each table. In April of 2015, Gracie was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma DIPG is a type of cancer that attacks the brain stem. There is no cure, and no useful treatment. In July of 2015, Gracie went home to be with Jesus.
As a way to raise awareness and promote community volunteerism, RFM started a scholarship grant in her name.
Kim and Brett Skief-Gracie’s parents were here at RFM to hand Ariel Mundy her check and show her the plaque with her name on it as the first recipient.
Volunteer Coordinator Susan Broadway, Board Member Jim Folsom, Exec. Director Tammy Iskarous and Kim and Brett Skief had the privilege of reading through the stack of applications to choose our recipient Ariel Mundy of Alton High School. Ariel loves food like Grace and loved volunteering her time in her community.