Last Updated: 8/1/2020 2:09 PM


(501)(c)(3) STATUS

Alexander's Future Foundation is a (501)(c)(3)organization. 

No goods or services are exchanged for donation.



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 each year. These begin at $500. 




The JUNE Treasurer's Report lists donations for the following accounts:


AFF Board Scholarship honoring AFF Board Member Jay Barnes

Jeannie Dawson and Kerri Dawson Wagner (annual scholarship has been established)

Jill Midkiff Lallier

Nardo-Conkey Honorary and Memorial Scholarship (annual scholarship has been established)

Please see complete listing under DONOR NEWS.


NEW AS OF JULY 7, 2020

In Memory of former Alexander High School Teacher Cynthia Kaldis

ATHENS – Cynthia Anne Kaldis peacefully passed on July 2 in Columbus, Ohio. She and her husband, Bill (William Peter Kaldis) were longtime residents of Athens, Ohio. Cynthia Anne Ousley was born on Aug. 26, 1933 in Freeport, Illinois, to Harold Paul and Mary Katherine O’Haver Ousley.


She was preceded in death by her five siblings, Katherine (Dave Dupee), Paul Ousley (Mary Ann and Fran), Joe Ousley (Mary Dupee), Louise (Mann, Jenkins, Constant), and Steve Ousley. She leaves behind children, Peter (Julie) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Nicholas (Shu-Min) of Vestal, New York, and Maria Arend (Todd) of Upper Arlington, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristina (Adam), Alexander, Katherine, Alexandra, and Arden.


After graduating from Freeport High School, Cynthia attended Oberlin College, University of Wisconsin, and Ohio University, where she earned a Master’s of Education. She married Bill in Athens, Greece, where he was studying on a Fulbright Grant as he completed his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Cynthia and Bill later moved to Athens where they lived for 44 years before moving to Columbus. Cynthia and Bill were both devoted lifelong teachers. Cynthia began her teaching career at Brookfield High School (Wisconsin) where she was the first to teach Latin and French.


After marriage she taught at the Anglo-American Academy of Athens, Greece. She taught Latin and Reading at Alexander High School in Albany, Ohio for 25 years. As a Latin teacher, Cynthia was passionate not only about the language but also took great care that her students understood Roman culture as well. To that end, she wrote the book Latin Music through the Ages (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1999), and produced an accompanying recording by the Lafayette Chamber Singers (led by Professor Clayton Lein). Many of her students won high honors in the annual national Latin Exams. For many years, Cynthia coached the Alexander Spartan’s award-winning Quiz Bowl Team. She also established the school’s first chapter of the National Honor Society.


Cynthia was a member of Eta Sigma Phi National Classics Honors Society, Delta Kappa Gamma, The Tuesday Club, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She was an inductee of the South East Ohio Talented & Gifted Hall of Fame, the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, as well as a recipient of the Alexander High School Outstanding Teacher Award and a Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grant.


Cynthia donated her body to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The family is planning a memorial service in the future. Memorial contributions may be sent to Alexander’s Futures Foundation, Post Office Box 204, Albany, Ohio 45710 and condolences to




NEW AS OF MAY 22, 2020

AFF is proud to announce the 2020 recipients. 

Please click on the 2020 AWARDEES link on the bottom of the page for the most

up-to-date information including the virtual Scholarship Presentation.



NEW AS OF MAY 20, 2020

Our sympathies to Jill's family and friends.

Jill Lynn Midkiff Lallier

ALBANY – Jill Lynn Lallier, 47, of Albany, died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Holzer Meigs in Pomeroy.

She was born April 8, 1973, in Athens. Her parents are the late John Charles Midkiff, the late Rebecca Howard Meeks, and Greg Meeks, who survives.

She was a 1991 graduate of Alexander High School and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree’s from Ohio University. She worked as the Senior Associate Director in the Financial Aid Office at Ohio University with over 25 years of service.  Jill was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend to so many and had a smile that would light up a room.

She is also survived by her husband of 24 years, Scott; her daughter, Darian Nicole Lallier; mother-in-law, Frances Lallier; two sisters, Kristine (Barry) Barr, Lea (Josh) Wandling; a brother, Scott (Cindy Hall) Meeks; sister-in-law, Michelle (Jacob Durham) Lallier; and nieces and nephews, Jordan and Kendyl Furner, Cody Meeks, Madison Bissell, Raegan and Carter Wandling, Dustin and Aranda Hall, Josh (Courtney Shaw) West, and Kayla (Josh) Kinnison.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Living Water Worship Center, 401 Dailey Rd, Albany, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m. with graveside services to follow at St. John’s Cemetery.  Please observe social distancing measures as much as possible. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made out to Kristine Barr, 2435 Dutch Ridge Road, Guysville, OH 45735 to which funds will used for the Athens County Kids of 4-H Programs and to a scholarship created in Jill’s memory through the Alexander Future Foundation. Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home where you may send a message of sympathy to the family or view a video tribute at


*The updated versions of the AFF Booklet and Abbreviated Listings can be accessed at the

link on the bottom of this page.





Table of Contents:

History, Board, Meetings and FAQ
Applying For A Scholarship
Creating A Scholarship
Donor News
Scholarship News
Memorial News

2020 Awardees--Press Release, Historical Listing of Scholarships, Virtual Scholarship Presentation,
Scholarship Biographies Booklet and Abbreviated Listing






This page was last updated June 13, 2020.

CONTACT:  Lois Harkins at or 740-592-4184.