How To Contribute

Thousands of donors have given to the association over the years in memory of classmates, in recognition of special teachers and as collective contributions at class reunions.  Major donations have been made through the estates of Robert Hughes (former Dean of Boys), Peter Chichilo ’38 and William E. Davis ’41 & Betty E. Davis.  Individual scholarships have been established for Jason Motto, by his parents, Joe and Gina (Tizziani) Motto ‘75/83 and friends; Dr. Verne McConnell ’50 by Jane Walker McConnell ’54; Cliff & Hazel (Shepherd) Walker ‘33/32 by Jane Walker McConnell ‘54;  Dr. Jane Shaffer ’37 by Trinity Health Systems; Ed Gray ’58 by Marilyn Gray and Kelly (Gray) Owen ’84;  Titan Player and Titan Cheerleader by Toronto Titans Organization;  Kris “Zero” Kelly ‘71  by Jack & Betty Fitz Kelly ‘44/45, Jack Kelly ‘70, Don Kelly ’72, Jeanne Ann Kelly VanFossan ’74, Susan Kelly Porter ’79; Jackie Kelly ’05, Michael Kelly ’00, Mark Kelly ’95 and Mel Kelly;  and the Karaffa Excellence Award (awarded to a teacher) by Joseph T. and Anna Marie Dahill Karaffa ‘42/46 and family; Richard ‘47 & Betty Wirth Hughes ‘47.

Contributions may be sent to THSAA, P O Box 273, Toronto, Ohio 43964.  Memorials may also be left with Clarke Funeral Home or Foster Funeral Home in Toronto.  Each tax-deductible contribution is acknowledged.

Guidelines for Establishing Individual Scholarships

  1. Scholarships can be given in memory of, honor of, or in the donor’s name.

  2. Minimum amount is $10,000, which secures a $500 scholarship each year, $20,000 secures a $1000 scholarship, etc.

  3. All monies funding the scholarship are collected by the THS Alumni Association.

  4. The funds will be invested by the board.

  5. Any other money later donated in the name of the scholarship will not increase the amount of the scholarship, once it has been established.

  6. The Foundation has the right to select criteria for scholarships – they will consider the donor’s request to a limited degree.   Ex. –  music, profession, etc.

  7. The Foundation makes all scholarship selections through a system established to meet IRS requirements for 503c classifications.   The applications are assigned a number by the school administration in place of the applicant’s name to assure anonymity in the final selection.

  8. The Foundation may name one of its existing scholarships.

  9. The Scholarship name & donor name will be added to an Alumni Scholarship Plaque, located in the high school.
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