The mission of the Foundation is to promote quality public education and student success at TPS through supplemental funding for programs, academic initiatives and scholarships.

That mission is carried out through Scholarships and Grants:

Scholarships: Our scholarship application process is open to all TPS High School graduates entering college or a career tech apprentice program.

Creative Impact Grants: Grants in the amount of $500-$2,500 available through application for teachers. Designed to enable teachers to bring innovative and exciting ideas, techniques and resources into the classroom.

The Bridge Fund: dedicated reserve allocated to supporting deserving students in TPS advocating the opportunity to participate in all school aspects, such as academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, special projects and other various events.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Career Tech – Workforce Development
  • Career Tech – Leadership Development
  • Career Tech – STEMM
  • Career Tech – Early Childhood Education
  • Career Tech – Workforce Development
  • Career Tech – Athletics

Ashley Yoakam
Executive Director


Daniel Brown-Martinez, Waite High School, ’99
Battalion Chief, Toledo Fire Department

Kevin Dalton
President, Toledo Federation of Teachers

Dr. Romules Durant, Waite High School, ’94
CEO/Superintendent Toledo Public Schools

Joel Epstein, Devilbiss High School, ‘64

Theresa Gabriel, Scott High School, ‘55

Dennis Hopson, Bowsher High School, ‘83
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Lourdes University

Geoff Hunter
CEO, AMG Technologies

Mark Luetke, Start High School, ‘66
Retired Issue Management Strategist at Thread Marketing Group

Matt Mishler
Account Executive, The Baz Group

Emily Morrison, Start High School, ‘98
Attorney, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Adam Motycka, Esq.
Associate Attorney, Diller & Rice, LLC

Marcio Sandri
President, Composites at Owens Corning

Christine Sweeney 
Executive Director, Art Tatum Zone

David Theiss, Bowsher High School, ’87
Fifth Third Bank

Christine Varwig, Bowsher High School, ‘86
Member, TPS Board of Education

Not pictured:

Emilio Rodriguez
Waite High School, ‘91

Merrill Grant
Retired Superintendent at Toledo Public Schools


Your gift can help educate the next generation of regional and world leaders.