Full biographies and scholarship criteria are avaliable by clicking on each name and then scrolling to the listed page number.
NEW FOR 2015
Alexander's Future Foundation is pleased to announce
their newest scholarship which will be awarded in 2015:
THE EDWARD WALDRON
More details to follow.
Alexander's Future Foundation awarded six new scholarships in 2014:
Fanning and Howey
Our sincere gratitude to the friends and family members
who donated to these accounts.
IN SYMPATHY OF DAISY GILLOGLY
Daisy M. Gillogly, 79, Albany, passed away Monday July 21, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born October 24, 1934, in Pomeroy the daughter of the late James Lincoln and Terena Knapp Russell. Daisy was a beautician and homemaker. She was a member of Albany Grange 1611, the Carrie Hall Club, and Zion Church of Christ.
Daisy is survived by a daughter Vicky S. (Scott) Allen of Athens, a son William Bruce (Tammy) Gillogly of Albany; grandchildren Jason (Jessica) Allen, Jeremy (Melissa) Allen, Nicholas (Kate) Gillogly, Judah and Riagan Gillogly; great-granddaughter Harper Mae Allen; brothers Dale (Jane) Russell of Columbus, and Ray (Darla Jo) Russell of Newark, Ohio.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Harold Gillogly, a grandson Noah Gillogly, brothers James Franklin Russell, Guy O. Russell; and a sister Louise Gilkey.
Services will be Thursday at 11 A.M. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Radcliff officiating. Burial will be in Temple Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Noah Gillogly Scholarship Fund at Alexander's Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.
IN SYMPATHY OF WILLARD H. CUMBO JUNIOR
Williard (Hack) Cumbo, 65, of Albany, Ohio, passed away June 3, 2014 at Logan Health Care Center in Logan, Ohio.
Hack was born March 1, 1949, in Mingo County, West Virginia to Willard H. Cumbo Sr. and Edith McDowell Cumbo. He graduated from the first class of Alexander High School in 1967. He was the Ohio Operating Engineer’s Local 18 Apprentice of the year in 1972 and a forty-year member of that organization. He was federally certified as a Strip Mine Foreman and was involved in several local mining operations. He owned and operated two excavating companies over the years and contracted work with the ODNR, Ohio University, several other municipal organizations and many private individuals. Hack also spent a few years working for a golf course construction company as the shaping crew superintendent. He worked on course in Florida, Texas, Indiana, and Ohio. Hack owned and operated the Lakeview Inn Tavern for 10 years in the 1980’s. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and private pilot who enjoyed flying more than anything he ever did. He had many pets that he treated with kindness and loved dearly. Hack enjoyed large family and social gatherings. He will be dearly missed by many.
Hack married the love of his life, Heather Cotner Cumbo, in 1969 who survives. Also surviving are sisters, Bonnie (Glenn) Tenney of Athens, Ohio; Della (Dale) Thompson of Westerville, Ohio; Ella (Bill) McCallister of Albany, Ohio; step-mother Frances Cumbo and several step brothers and sisters, of Albany, Ohio ; brother-in-law James (Judy) Hollingshead of Groveport, Ohio; brother-in-law Don (Marialice) Cotner of Albany, Ohio; nephews Kenneth (Diane) Brewster of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gary Brewster of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Charly (Terri) McCallister of Albany, Ohio; Aaron (Terri) Cotner of Logan, Ohio; nieces Melissa (Brett) Walls of Albany, Ohio; and Julie (David) Wright of Irvington, New York. Hack also dearly loved and cared about his great nieces and nephews as if they were his own children.
Hack was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Carl B. Cotner; mother-in-law Anne Louise Kaiser Cotner; brother, John Brewster, sister-in-law Shelby Brewster; sister-in-law Cynthia Hollingshead; nephew Glenn Tenney Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visiting hours with the family will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14 followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, Ohio. A gathering after the service will be held at the Albany United Methodist Church in Albany, Ohio. All are invited.
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers who assisted Hack through this terrible extended 10 year illness, including Katrina Gilmore, Vicky Hoyd, Crystal Allen and the entire staff at the Logan Heath Care Center where he lived the last 22 months.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, Georgia 30047 or http://lbda.org/go/donate; Ohio Operating Engineers Education and Safety Fund, P.O. Box 12009, Columbus, Ohio 43212; Alexander High School Scholarship Fund - Alexander's Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, OH. 45710, "In Memory of" should be in memo of check.
IN SYMPATHY OF SAYWARD RYDER-VAN GUNDY
Sayward Ryder-Van Gundy, age 33, of Bainbridge, formerly of Albany, died Tuesday March 18, 2014 at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. Born March 2, 1981 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Pam Andrews and her fiancé, Herman Carson of Albany and Gary (Sharlene) Ryder of Nelsonville. A 1999 graduate of Alexander High School, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Sayward is survived by her husband, Mark Van Gundy; three daughters- Jordan Mattie Stoops, Ila Nora Stalder and Sophia Ellen Van Gundy; two sisters- Beth Elaine (David) Atwood of Millfield and Kayleigh Ryder and her fiancé Cole Brown of Racine; a brother, Shannon N. (Autumn) Ryder of Albany; a special cousin, Karen Dicken Blaine; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John & Darlene Van Gundy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Nora & Robert Andrews and Ila Joyce Ryder.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday 1:00pm at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens with Jimmy Howson officiating. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. Friends may call Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alexander’s Future Foundation, P.O. Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence, or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.
IN SYMPATHY OF LARRY RADFORD
Larry D. Radford, age 73 of New Marshfield passed away at home on Friday, January 31, 2014. Born March 15, 1940 in Athens, he was the son of the late Harold and Nancy Mae West Radford.
He was a 1958 graduate of Albany High School. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judy Shaw Radford. He retired from Ohio University Carpenter Shop as Building Maintenance Supervisor after 35 years of service. Larry was a member of the Athens Church of Christ. One of Larry’s greatest joys was spending time with his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest and placed emphasis on what mattered most.
In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by three daughters- Debbie (Joe) Kuhn of New Marshfield, Shari (Jeff) Gabriel of Athens, Christi (Steve) Williams of Coolville; a son, Danny (Lisa) Radford of New Marshfield; ten grandchildren- Brian & Bradley Bartlett, Jaycie Kuhn, Jessica (Robert) Hope, Jeffrey (Nicole) Gabriel, Amanda Williams, Jenni (Brian) Suerdick, Ethan (Raven) Williams and Wyatt & Wesley Radford; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Rich of Athens.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Radcliffe.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday Feb. 4th at 1:00pm at the Athens Church of Christ, 758 W. Union St., Athens with Pastor Bruce Stoker officiating. Interment will be in Alexander Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens on Monday Feb. 3rd from 5-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alexander’s Future Foundation, Alexander Local School District, P.O. Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.
In Sympathy of June Brooks
June L. Brooks, 90, of New Marshfield, passed away, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Maple Hills Nursing Home, McArthur. She was born November 13, 1923 in Athens County, daughter of the late Berl and Mary Gabriel Lowry. She was the widow of the late Raymond H. Brooks who passed away June 15, 2008.
IN SYMPATHY OF VELA KAY HUNTER
Vela Kay Hunter, age 49 of Nelsonville died Friday evening, Dec. 13, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus after a short battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 29, 1964 in Nelsonville she was the daughter of Naomi Margaret Barrett Hunter of Nelsonville and the late Charles Thad Hunter.
She was a 1982 graduate of Alexander High School and Tri-County JVS. She enjoyed her family.
Besides her mother, Vela is survived by her former husband, Jerold Townsend; two daughters, Rhonda (Seth Wheatley) Townsend of Athens and Tiffany Hunter of Nelsonville; three grandchildren- Trace & Marissa Wheatley and Mackenzie Hunter; two brother- Chuck (Dian) Hunter of Athens and Rick (Cheryl) Hunter of Nelsonville; several nieces and nephews including- Michael Bail, Mathew (Emily) Hunter, Charlie Lowry, and Mikey (Heather Gould) Lowry, Kayla (Jon) Oberholzer,; great nephews- Kyle, Brandon & Kayden Lowry, Caleb Hunter, Cameron Oberholzer; a special friend and cousin, Kathie Ginther.
Besides her father she is preceded in death by a nephew, Brandon Lowry, a sister and brother in law, Sharon & Greg Lowry; her mother in law, Kay Bolin and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be conducted Thursday 11:00am in Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Friends may call Wednesday 3-7pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alexander’s Future Foundation, c/o Brandon & Sharon Lowry Scholarship, P.O. Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.
SCHOLARSHIPS BY YEAR
Total: 425 scholarships $261,639.00
NEW FOR 2014
AFF is pleased to announce that a minimum of 42 scholarships totaling $26,723.00 will be awarded at the May 21st banquet. A very gracious thank you to all who have contributed to our organization.
PHOTOS OF 2014 AFF RECIPIENTS
Please click here to view photos of 2014 Alexander's Future Foundation recipients, their scholarship, and college of choice. Permission to include photos was included on the application form.
A special thank you to Lisa Matheny, Mark Rice, and Jeremy Sheets for their assistance building this page.
Scholarship Recipient List
Click the link below to view Alexander's Future Foundation Scholarship Recipient List.
The following accounts received donations in August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, and June:
Ada Kennedy/Helen Swaim
Alexander Faculty and Staff Scholarship
Alexander FFA Alumni Scholarship
Alexander Junior High
Hamill Family Scholarship
Jerry and Pat Wagner
Lewis and Helen Sauer
Nick and Lillian Dinos
Sayward Ryder Van Gundy
THANK YOU to our August contributors: Susie Andrews, Missy Baker, Joyce Burns, Becky Busch, Andrea Carr, Andrea Chimo, Kirk Crow, Jeff Cullum, Kevin Dael, Maryrose Darst, Marilyn Dodrill, Frank Doudna, Ilise Eldridge, Tom Fauber, Pam Goldsberry, Amy Gould, Karrie Hanning, Kasey Harris, Kim Harris, Scott Hinton, Katie Holdcroft, Karmi Holzaepfel, Jennifer Hughes,Charla Johnson, Jim Kearns, Lillie Kearns, Shelly Mansfield, Lisa Matheny, Kelly McCarty, Bryan McCollum, Megan McElligott, Dave McLaughlin, Janet Morgan, Malinda Mowry, Kerry Payton, Carla Pratt-Harrington, Cinda Resler, Kay Rhyan, Julie Rice, Wanda Richards, Kathie Scott, Marilyn Scurlock, Connie Sheets, Darla Sheets, Stephanie Stamper, Angie Taggart, Rachel Terry, Sherry Thomas, Francis Tullius, Mary Ann Welsh, Scott Welsh, Jim Wilhelm, and Melanie Yoder.
THANK YOU to our September contributors: Helen Swaim, Larry and Thelma Raines, Pamela Decker-Knapp, and Terri Wagner.
THANK YOU to our October contributor: Ellen Whaley.
THANK YOU to our November contributors: The Ladies Auxillary Post 9893 and the Steve Sewell Family.
THANK YOU to our December contributor: Judy C. Burke
THANK YOU to our January contributors: Karen Paneth and Pamela and Steve Knapp.
THANK YOU to our February contributors: Mavourneen Wolfson, Mary and Charles Culp, Staff of Alden Library, Jack and Mary H. Russell, Sue Ellen Miller, Clyde and Marlene Kuhn, Larry and Karen Dean, Dave Hanley, Rick and Cassandra Bowen, Wayne and Barbara Henry, Phyllis and Carmen Lorubbio, Tim and Cheryl Gumpf, John and Connie Pallo, Todd, Chris, and Connor Wingett, Rosalie Wingett, Dennis Keogh, Sally Ball, Donald and Cristy Lee, Tim and Cris Kuhn, Nathan and Amy Wolfe, Roger and Karen Deardorf, LeAx Water District, Russell, Stacy, and David Douglas, Kenny and Janet Bell, Laura Loba, Roger Howard, Gene West, Linda and Lucian Barcus, Jeanie Fraedrich, Ernest and Jo Brown, Margene and Kenner Bush, and O'Nail Hartman Insurance Agency.
THANK YOU to our March contributors: Harley Owners Group-Athens Chapter, Brad and Cheryl Brooks, Larry and Thelma Raines, Charles and Patricia Yeago, Wanda and Ron Llewellyn, Alexander Lions Club, David Miller, David and Patricia Miller, Helen Swaim, Bill and Lois Harkins, Alexander Junior and High School Staff, Linda Barcus, Gene and Marilyn Burney, and Albany VFW Post 9893.
THANK YOU to our April contributors: Gordon and Gail Brooks, Sue Ellen Miller, Mark and Trish Rogers, Bill and Lois Sedlock and family, Biggs Family, and Gene and Marilyn Burney.
THANK YOU to our May contributors: Pam and Stephen Knapp, Stacy Hayes, and Sandra Waldron.
THANK YOU to our June contibutors: Diane Dunn, Roberta Fulton, Bill and Lois Harkins, Pamela and Stephen Knapp, George J. Loitis, Eleanor McLead, Darla Sheets, and Sam and Sheila Theiss.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Alexander’s Future Foundation was established in 1992 by interested community members and school personnel to provide financial support for graduates pursuing post-secondary training. The scholarships are sent directly to the institution for tuition or fees.
Thanks to the generous contributions from community members and Alexander staff, Alexander’s Future Foundation’s principal balance continues to grow, allowing the foundation to use the interest to steadily increase the number of awarded scholarships.
Scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement, intended majors, and/or service to the community will be awarded to Alexander High School students in May of 2014. These begin at $500.
2013 Alexander Employee Contributions
As of August 30, 52 employees donated $5616.00 towards Alexander’s Future Foundation through payroll deduction. THANK YOU!
BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS
Susie Andrews, Corresponding Secretary for Alexander Employees
Alexander's Future Foundation meets the 2nd Monday of October, January, February, March, April, May, and June in the Media Center (Library) at the Alexander Local School District complex beginning at 6:00 P.M.
Uploaded October 21, 2013
DID YOU KNOW?
Interested in Creating a Scholarship? Here's How!
It is rather simple to begin a scholarship. The first step is to donate funds in honor or memory of someone. This starts a record-keeping process that has several checks and balances by the Board of Trustees. Simply put, the money goes into the general fund; however, very careful records denote the exact total in the account. Once the fund reaches $5000 by a June 1st deadline, then a scholarship is awarded the following May to an applicant that meets the criteria the family has established. A $5000 total awards a scholarship every other year; whereas, a $10,000 total awards a scholarship every year.
Families write the scholarship criteria which can be altered in the future. We simply ask that advanced notice be given so we can change the bios on the web page and in the booklet. The Board of Trustees selects the students from the applicant pool, but consideration is given to an applicant who meets all the application terms.
An important feature is that the scholarship amounts are derived from INTEREST only and the principal is not touched. Scholarship amounts vary according to the amount of money in the specific accounts. As an example, our first scholarship for Joe Theiss has more funds than one that was started later. Therefore, Joe's scholarship amount might be $750; whereas, the later one might be $500. As interest has not been too good in recent years, we have still been able to begin scholarship amounts at $500. We always caution folks that the amount might be a tad lower if interest continues to remain low. Alexander’s Future Foundation is a tax-exempt organization so donations may be listed as contributions on income taxes.
Donations may be mailed to Alexander’s Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710. Questions may be directed to any member of the Board of Trustees.
HOW TO DONATE
Contributions may be sent to Alexander's Future Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710. If donating in memory or in honor of an individual or group, please list the name on the memo line of the check. An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you upon receipt. Further, a letter to the family will be mailed announcing your gift; however, the amount will be omitted. Cash donations can be accepted in person at school. However, please do not leave until a prompt receipt is given.
Alexander's Future Foundation Booklet
Please click below for a complete copy of Alexander's Future Foundation booklet produced by Connie Knowlton. The booklet is current through May 2014.
ATTENTION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
How are you doing? Please send us an update on your many adventures. Friends and family members of scholarships are interested in you as evidenced by Texan Nancy Thompson who writes:
"Please tell your recipients that it’s very gratifying to hear from them and know that they appreciate education."~~Nancy is the daughter of William Ray and Margaret Thompson Brooks.
Uploaded September 26, 2013
Letter to Parents and Guardians
Click on this page for AFF description, scholarship deadlines, and application links.
The 2013-2014 application is ready! Please note the on-line application is interactive; however, information can not be saved. Students may complete the essay on a word document and copy and paste it to the appropriate place on the application. Then, the application can be printed. Students are responsible for completing all sections of the application and delivering it to Alexander secretary Susie Andrews ON OR BEFORE March 4th by 2:45 P.M.
Printed applications are also available in the Career Center or the senior English classroom.
Uploaded October 21, 2013
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