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J. Warren McClure Foundation
Athens Education Foundation, Inc.
25 South Plains Road
The Plains, OH  45780-0068
Voice 740-797-4544
Fax 740-797-2486

Investing in the youth of Athens

The Opportunity Fund

In 1997, when the McClure Athens Education Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of its mission in behalf of Athens youth, it heeded a special need to encourage and recognize the talents of Athens students whose interests and capabilities are in non-academic careers.

Based on his own experience as then publisher of The Athens Messenger, G. Kenner Bush knows that the community has real need for men and women trained for meaningful careers in technical, electronic, building, and service fields vital to the wel-being of every town.

Bush thus took the initiative and established the opportunity Fund with a $10,000 endowment in the Bush name.

In August 1997, when Athens honored J. Warren McClure for first challenging alumni and friends of Athens Schools with his initial foundation gift, he too gave $10,000 to the Opportunity Fund.  Since then, fund gifts have been made by friendsand family of the warmly remembered teacher, coach, and school principal Marion E. "Elzie" Wood, AHS '40, and by other believers in the fund.

© 2001-2010, Athens High School, Athens City Schools, J. Warren McClure Athens Education Foundation, Inc.