AFF History, Board and Meetings

Brief History of the foundation with the current board of directors Last Updated: 10/10/2021 9:29 PM

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 each year.  These begin at $500.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS

 

Susie Andrews, Corresponding Secretary for Alexander Employees

Sally Ball

Jay Barnes, Vice-President

Brien Burke, President

Lisa Dael

Steve Dillinger, Treasurer

Lindy Douglas

Don Gardella

Lois Harkins,  Web Page Designer

Crystal Jones, Corresponding Secretary for Community

Blake Regan, Alexander School Board Representative

Connie Sheets

Megan Six, Recording Secretary

Steve Sewell

Sue Wilkes

 

In appreciation to Christy Carsey-Lee for her service to the Alexander community

and for her involvement in Alexander's Future Foundation.

She will be missed!

 


IN APPRECIATION AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF

AFF MEMBER

JEFF CULLUM

Alexander Superintendent and Elementary Principal


IN APPRECIATION AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF

AFF'S CHARTER MEMBER

JIM MCHARG

James Howard McHarg

 


IN APPRECIATION AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF

AFF'S CHARTER MEMBER

Mike Brown

     


 

MEETING DATES

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.


IN APPRECIATION

  • Kim McHarg Frazier, 1980 Alexander graduate, logo concept
  • Megan Bowen Six, 2001 AFF Scholarship Recipient, stationery design
  • Joyce Bobo and Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduates,--AFF biography brochure
  • Connie Knowlton, Alexander graduate,--AFF original booklet design
  • Lisa Matheny, Alexander graduate,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Susie Andrews and Lois Harkins, Alexander employees,--AFF booklet formatting
  • Mark Rice and Lois Harkins, Alexander employees,--Web page design

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Jim McHarg wrote the bylaws for Alexander's Future Foundation?

  • Mabel Burton obtained tax-exempt status for us?

  • Dave Garrod served as the first president of AFF?

  • Peggy and Dave Garrod made the first donation to AFF--a $40 check in memory of Art Cross?

  • The Alexander Lions Club donated $500 seed money?

  • Rick and Penney Rolston pledged a $1000 donation to get us started?

  • Sam and Sheila Theiss donated $10,000 to begin the very first scholarship account--the Joe Theiss Memorial Scholarship?

  • AFF is an all-volunteer organization?

  • Our stationery is donated by a community member?

  • AFF's fees consists of postage, post office box, and filing fees?

  • Our scholarships are based on interest of invested funds?

  • Connie Knowlton and Jim McHarg helped organize a Pumpkin Patch for two years for publicity and any funds we might have received?

  • Jean McCamish organized two Chinese auctions for publicity and funds?

  • Edna Stalder has served as our treasurer for 20 years?

  • Wendy Johnson received the first AFF scholarship?

  • Once a total of $5000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every other year?

  • Once a total of $10,000 has been earned in an account, a scholarship will be awarded every year?

  • Families may write the criteria for their scholarship?


SCHOLARSHIPS BY YEAR

  • 1993--1 scholarship      $500
  • 1994--2 scholarships     $1000
  • 1995--3 scholarships     $1500
  • 1996--6 scholarships     $3000
  • 1997--8 scholarships     $4000
  • 1998--9 scholarships     $4500
  • 1999--14 scholarships   $7000 
  • 2000--15 scholarships   $7500
  • 2001--14 scholarships   $7000
  • 2002--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2003--16 scholarships   $9000
  • 2004--14 scholarships   $9000
  • 2005--21 scholarships   $12,500
  • 2006--19 scholarships   $12,000
  • 2007--26 scholarships   $17,250
  • 2008--27 scholarships   $17,750
  • 2009--29 scholarships   $21,250
  • 2010--32 scholarships   $20,250
  • 2011--39 scholarships   $23,500
  • 2012--35 scholarships   $21,500
  • 2013--37 scholarships   $24,666
  • 2014--42 scholarships $26,723.00
  • 2015--45 scholarships  $28,500.00
  • 2016--42 scholarships $29,000.00
  • 2017--47 scholarships $30,500.00
  • 2018--47 scholarships $32,500.00
  • 2019--50 scholarships $36,625.00
  • 2020--59 scholarships $39,750.00
  • 2021--57 scholarships $38,750.00

Total:      772 scholarships   $507,014.00