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Sylvania Schools Foundation

Sylvania Schools Foundation

As Sylvania Schools grows in enrollment and increases opportunities for students, there is an increasing need to fund district initiatives in a variety of ways, beyond traditional state funding and local taxes. After many years of working independently to fund so many valuable initiatives the Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation and the Sylvania Schools Athletic Foundation have joined together to become one SYLVANIA SCHOOLS FOUNDATION. The Department of Development and Alumni Relations works closely with the Foundation to provide resources.
We are proud of the many ways we are making a difference for the Sylvania Schools students, staff and facilities. 
STEM -  The Sylvania Schools Foundation is proud to partner with Sylvania Schools for STEM-related (science, technology engineering, and math) education and opportunities for students. STEM is not a one-time educational initiative but an ongoing hands-on approach that integrates complex concepts, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. Funds through this campaign will provide financial support for additional STEM programming and resources in classrooms.
If you are interested in supporting the STEM opportunities in the district through the Foundation, click here to DONATE
Student Scholarships
The Foundation awarded $22,5,000 to the Class of 2019. Scholarships will be awarded in May for the Class of 2020.
Teacher Grants & Professional Development Scholarships 
Teachers are also supported through the Foundation. This school year we have awarded over $8,500 in teacher grants and professional development scholarships.
Recognizing & Honoring Alumni  
The Hall of Fame luncheon in October and the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame dinner in March are special occasions that allow us to honor alumni for incredible achievements.  
2020 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame 
James A. Young Ph.D., Burnham High School, Class of 1959
Pam Thiel, 2019 Educator of the Year
Sharon Lange, Legacy Award Winner

Richard S. MacMillan, J.D., Sylvania High School, Class of 1973

Not Pictured:

Steven Andrew Rank, Southview High School, Class of 1988

Rebecca Myers Koike, Southview High School, Class of 2000

Clark Reber (Deceased), Burnham High School, Class of 1947

Distiguished Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination Form (PDF) (RTF) 

2019 Athletic Hall of Fame
2019 Hall of Fame 

Tom Gillooley - Golf coach at Burnham and Sylvania High School  (Posthumously)

Wilfried Hillebrandt - Burnham class of 1957,  Wrestling

Donnie Taylor - Sylvania High School class of 1968, Wrestling.  (Posthumously)

Rick Massie - Sylvania High School class of 1970, Tennis

Joe Decker - Sylvania Class of 1971, Track, Football 

Dan Hartnett - Northview class of 1984, Basketball and Baseball

Eric Steaple - Northview class of 1989, Basketball.

Kara Jones Crohn - Northview class of 1991, Swimming

Danny Creech - Southview class of 1990, Soccer

Glen Gillespie - Former Athletic Director at Southview

Jim Mayzes - Former Football coach at Southview

Jeff Bunker - Jim Glase Award given for years of volunteering

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form (PDF) (RTF
Board of Trustees
Baron Black
James Hall 
Casey Nowicki
Mark Pugh
Dave Spiess
Barry Shaner
Nadia Swade 
At Large Board Members:
Amy Addington
Ann Francis
Julie Hoffman
Jim Nusbaum
Lisa Shanks 
Veronica Motley
Sylvania Schools Foundation
4747 N. Holland Sylvania Rd.
Sylvania, OH 43560 
James Hall, Director of Development & Alumni Relations
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