Investing in the youth of
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.
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Athens City Schools, J. Warren McClure Athens Education