Investing in the youth of
Helping to keep the spirit of excellence
in teaching and scholarship alive in the Athens City
Enabling Athens schools alumni and
friends to give in appreciation for what they have
Why is this education foundation unique
Because its sole
purpose is to encourage the initiative, recognize the
academic achievements, and create opportunities for the
advancement of Athens schools youth.
How did it begin and
Inspired by the belief that
"he succeeds best who helps others to succeed," J.
Warren McClure celebrated his 50th Athens High School
Reunion with a $50,000 endowment, the interest from
which produces entry-level college scholarships
annually. Since that 1987 reunion, two Athens High
School seniors have received scholarships every
Because the endowment has grown
through careful investment, starting in 1999 the
foundation became able to support three $1,000
entry-level college scholarships.
How have other AHS
graduates and friends been inspired and what are the
results of their gifts?
additional endowments now in place have been created
variously to memorialize an individual or to fund
extra-curricular experiences or awards for students at
different academic levels.
Since only interest from the
conservatively invested endowments is used, a minimum of
$2,000 is needed to make it possible for donors to name
and specify a purpose for a gift.
are three giving categories: College Scholarship and Achievement
Educational Challenges Fund
The first recognizes
the achievements of selected Athens High School seniors;
the second supports student projects and
extra-curricular experiences from the grades through
high school, and the Opportunity Fund initiated in 1997
assists AHS seniors, not college-bound, to acquire post
high school training in such fields as technical,
electronic, building, and service trades vital to the
well-being of the community.
Fillable McClure Scholarship Application Form
We Need You
to help us help Athens youth
- enrich their education
- implement their own projects
- explore career opportunities
- learn by doing
- strive for leadership roles
- expand their native talents
- become active good citizens
- plan for their own future
You to give as your means and interests
Talent, and Teasure
All are needed to supplement our fine
Please Consider These
- Training internships with or without
- Tuition scholarships at vocational
- Enrichment via summer travel of study
- Leadership and business programs
SHARE YOUR OWN
The volunteer foundation
governors, all champions of and with personal interest
in Athens schools, are eager to advance the causes of
the Education Foundation in behalf of the children you
and they are preparing for leadership in the
The foundation hopes that based on
your concern for Athens youth - be you AHS alumni,
parents, or simply concerned citizens - you will want to
help them achieve a future worthy of your hopes and
With these thoughts in mind, the members
of the board will seek ideas from and participation by
the Athens community in developing and enanceing the
goals of the Athens Education Foundation.
In turn, please take the
inititative to bring recommendations to the board or its
individual members. We have in common a concern
for all Athens youth.
Value the education you received from Athens
Want to help enrich opportunities for your own
Believe Athens will benefit from outreach
Think local internships are a plus for your
Hope Athens youth wil choose to remain in
THAT YOU AND THEY WILL PROSPER
AS A RESULT
Please consider these
- You can contribute any sum to
any estabished fund, including the unrestricted
- With an endowment of $2,000
or more, you may name your fund and etermine the use
of the interest it will generate to benefit Athens
- Should you want to memorialize a family member or
friend, you may make your own gifts and ask others
tomake their gifts to any category you choose.
FOR YOUR GUIDANCE
The McClure Athens
Education Foundation will provide you with a sample
endowment form prepared by Garry E. Hunter, attorney at
law, who also volunteers his services.
The individual governors and school
administrators will also respond to questions and
welcome suggestions whether your are planning a gift,
fielding an idea, or seeking information regarding
What's on the McClure Menu for Athens Youth?
From this list is anything missing you would like to see for our own or other youngsters?
Here's what the foundation is funding NOW.
Scholarship and Achievement Awards
© 2001-2010, Athens High School,
Athens City Schools, J. Warren McClure Athens
Education Foundation, Inc.