The first scholarship grants were given to the 1990 class and totaled 5 at $200 each. In 2015 we funded 28 student scholarship awards, with two of the scholarships being four year grants. over the past 25 years we have given a total of 396 student scholarships, 17 teacher grants, 17 Karaffa Excellence Awards amounting to $274,900.00
Officers of the Association are elected every four years and reorganized each January. The Foundation committee is appointed by the Association and works with the high school to select deserving and qualified students to receive the awards. All applicants are submitted anonymously, and selected by an IRS approved scoring system in compliance with our 503c IRS standing.
Our office is located at 102 N. Third Street, Toronto, Ohio. Through donations to operating expenses and membership dues we are able to keep our office staffed three days a week for public usage and our computer databases maintained with the latest updated programs.
The office database contains a permanent list of graduates from 1889 to present. Updates are constant and the program has been expanded to include email addresses.
The Association publishes the “KnighTimes” newsletter three times a year and mails it to dues paying members. We also maintain a website: www.torontoohioalumni.com. We provide sale items of hats, shirts, sweatshirts, cookbooks, mugs, throws and high school replicas; which can be shipped for a small fee.
The Association has hosted five All-School Reunions. The next one will be held on Labor Day Weekend 2019. We are able to assist any class that is planning a reunion by providing a class list or other information.
The THS Alumni Association is operated by volunteer alumni who devote many hours to insuring that the alumni of Toronto High School stay in contact with each other.