Arturo Polizzi
Campaign Co-Chair
Chief Operating Officer,
ProMedica

Dennis Hopson
Campaign Co-Chair
Men’s Basketball Coach,
Lourdes University

Dear Friends,

The future economic success of the Toledo area in the next decade depends equally on the growth of new jobs and the availability of qualified workers to fill them. Our community can succeed only if its public school system graduates young adults who are well-prepared for college and careers. But support from public sources is not sufficient to provide the learning tools and support services to assure this kind of achievement for all students.

That is why we have created collaborative partnerships with organizations that have a successful track record of creating a viable path to a productive career/life for every student at Toledo Public Schools—through both early childhood education and college and career readiness.

This is not the typical focus on bricks and mortar projects seen in many major gift campaigns. Rather, it is a community-wide initiative to assure that every student entering TPS will graduate prepared to take a positive, productive, and lifelong role in our community. This campaign will fund the following priorities:

  • Sending ten additional TPS students through Toledo Excel’s College Prep Program
  • Providing every TPS student with learning and mentorship experiences, through our partnership with Junior Achievement.
  • Connecting companies with TPS’ Career Technology Education Department
  • The Foundation’s endowment
  • Creating a scholarship fund for students who need support with drivers education and license fees

When you choose to support the Write the Future Campaign, you will help meet key challenges that will further this effort. Our 1.5 million dollar campaign focuses on Accessibility to tools and resources, exposure to opportunities, and growth and sustainability to TPSF.

Your philanthropy will help us provide top-tier education to students, address many of the societal issues they face and in the process lift up our entire community. This generosity will have an impact for years to come.

Please join us in our Write the Future Campaign!

Dear Friends,

The future economic success of the Toledo area in the next decade depends equally on the growth of new jobs and the availability of qualified workers to fill them. Our community can succeed only if its public school system graduates young adults who are well-prepared for college and careers. But support from public sources is not sufficient to provide the learning tools and support services to assure this kind of achievement for all students.

That is why we have created collaborative partnerships with organizations that have a successful track record of creating a viable path to a productive career/life for every student at Toledo Public Schools—through both early childhood education and college and career readiness.

This is not the typical focus on bricks and mortar projects seen in many major gift campaigns. Rather, it is a community-wide initiative to assure that every student entering TPS will graduate prepared to take a positive, productive, and lifelong role in our community.

This campaign will fund the following priorities:

  • Sending ten additional TPS students through Toledo Excel’s College Prep Program
  • Providing every TPS student with learning and mentorship experiences, through our partnership with Junior Achievement.
  • Connecting companies with TPS’ Career Technology Education Department
  • The Foundation’s endowment
  • Creating a scholarship fund for students who need support with drivers education and license fees

When you choose to support the Write the Future Campaign, you will help meet key challenges that will further this effort. Our 1.5 million dollar campaign focuses on Accessibility to tools and resources, exposure to opportunities, and growth and sustainability to TPSF.

Your philanthropy will help us provide top-tier education to students, address many of the societal issues they face and in the process lift up our entire community. This generosity will have an impact for years to come.

Please join us in our Write the Future Campaign!

Arturo Polizzi
Campaign Co-Chair
Chief Operating Officer,
ProMedica

Dennis Hopson
Campaign Co-Chair
Men’s Basketball Coach,
Lourdes University

Campaign Goal
$1,500,000

$ Raised to Date
$1,198,015

Total Gap to Goal
$301,985

79%

Legacy Giving Circle

Thank you to our generous campaign donors!
As of June 24, 2022

Leadership $500,000 and up
Owens Corning Foundation

Pinnacle $250,000 and up

Valedictorian $100,000 and up

  Summa Cum Laude $50,000 and up
Scott Savage, Medical Mutual, Mercy Health 

 Magna Cum Laude $25,000 and up
Bob LaClair, Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio, Inc. , ProMedica, Hylant Family Foundation, Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Management, Fifth Third Bank

  Superintendent Circle $10,000 and up
 Arturo Polizzi, Marshall Melhorn, Tom & Betsy Brady, Lathrop, Laibe, Dennis G. & Sheila Johnson, Key Bank

 Distinguished Honor Roll $5,000 and up
Joel Epstein, Mark & Sandy Luetke, Toledo Federation of Teachers Local 250, Building Trades, Michael & Judith McGowan, Gary & Cheryl Thieman, AGM Energy Services, Palmer Conservation Consulting, PwC

Friends of the Foundation $1,000 and up
Dennis Hopson, Eric Dearth (plus The Andersons Inc. Match), David Theiss, Dr. Romules Durant, TAAP/UAW Local 5242, Jim & Jenna Pollock, Marcio Sandri (plus Owens Corning Match), Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Barrie & Bob Howell, Brad Rowe, Aaron Skolmowski, Palmer Energy, SSOE, TDC Companies

 Other Donors
Matthew Mishler, Kate Matz, Dr. & Mrs C. Sweeney, Adam Motycka, Phil Kajca,  Jeremy Zeisloft, Sanaa Awada, Jamison & Jessica Messer, James & Michelle Molnar,  Bob & Laurie Schoonmaker, Geoff Hunter, Chris Fedele, Nicole Winegardner, Kevin & Karen Rohrs, Jesse Claypool, Christine Varwig

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