Legacy Donors—$100,000 or more

  • Chuck & Jeanne Rowland

  • Dave & Elaine Thillen

  • Lynn Wailes

  • Friends of Thillen Education Foundation

Heritage Donors—$50,000 or more

  • Jack & Louise Gavin

  • Gypsum Management & Supply

  • Frank Polizzi

Keystone Donors—$10,000 or more

  • James E. & Kathleen Acra

  • Douglas & Beatrice Clark

  • Bill & Pamela Donan

  • Ernst & Young

  • Ellen & Jeff Lemming

  • Scott & Lisa Mathes

  • Randolph & Lael Melville

  • Chris Moore

  • Mark & Christine St. Clare

  • Richard & Beverly Sparkmon

  • Systems Distributors, Inc

  • Brian & Pat Taylor

  • Friends of Thillen Education Foundation

  • Price & Tammy Woodward

Diamond Donors—$5,000 or more​

  • Kevin Bates & Suzanne Snyder

  • Lou & Paula Benjamin

  • Corcentric

  • Robert & Karen Hirsch

  • John & Nancy Hopkins

  • Lynne & Todd Lachenmyer

  • Mike & Carol Lynch

  • Libby Madden

  • John & Judy Rosensteel

  • Tom Smith

  • Jerry & Karen Stapp 

  • Thomas Family Foundation

  • Young Contracting Company Foundation

Gold Donors—$3,000 or more

  • Richard Anderson

  • Robert & Marie Bush

  • David & Patricia Goldrich

  • Brian Hogan

  • Walmart (Madison, GA)

Silver Donors—$1,000 or more

  • Mark & Lynn Adams

  • Anonymous

  • Bruce & Lisa Bachmann

  • Tom & Debbie Balicki

  • Brian & Maureen Block

  • Peter & Kathryn Browning

  • Ron & Toni Budelier

  • Paul Davidson

  • Susan Dufford

  • Charles & Jan Eldridge

  • Bill & Mary Fleming

  • Elisa Frechter

  • Kevin Gallagher

  • Rich & Jan Gauger

  • Ray & Kathryn Handlan

  • Jim & Hoppie Hodges

  • Jon & Sharon Holtzman

  • Lawrence & Patricia Hone

  • Jane Hutterly & Louie Seabolt

  • Jim & Bo

  • Jason Lengyel in honor of Mom

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lewis

  • Patrick & Stephanie Livney

  • Don & Susan Loft

  • Elizabeth Madden

  • Teri & Roger McClure

  • John & Nancy Meyer

  • Rob & Karen Mitchell

  • Ralph & Ginny Olsen

  • Kelly Romano

  • Bob & Jean Schoen

  • Adam & Theresa Senter

  • Vern & Bobby Sumner

  • Rick & Julie vonHaam

  • Richard & Marianne Wade

  • Tom & Pat Ware

  • Chris & Patricia Wolf

2021 Bronze Donors—$500 or more​

  • James & Nancy Barton

  • Mark & Susan Blanton

  • Mike & Liz Butler

  • Al & Cheryl Cristofaro

  • Jan & Carlton Curtis

  • David & Ginny Dornheggen

  • Al Duffield

  • John & Sherry Ellenberg

  • George & Pat Fleet

  • John & Kay Hinds

  • Lynn Katzenmeyer

  • Ayal & Kara Latz

  • Katie & Dan Kloth

  • Larry Kludt

  • Paul & Nancy Lederer

  • Scott & Lori McGohan

  • Ed & Joan Meyer

  • Michael & Elizabeth Morton

  • Jerry & Marilyn Nicholson

  • Marcelo Roman

  • Drew & Jenny Santee

  • Sue Shanteau

  • Joe & Janice Sharp

  • Dan & Marsha Sichveland

  • Richard & Beverly Sparkmon

  • Larry & Nancy Stewart

  • Lois Stinnett

  • Jim & Charlotte Thorne

  • Phil Turrie

  • Ed and Michelle Valigursky

  • Radhakrishana Vemuri

  • David & Becky Wilkerson

2021 Sustaining and Gift-in-Kind Donors

  • Anonymous (multiple)

  • Linda Bamber 

  • Zouhair Bellout

  • Kenneth & Lydia Bonifay

  • Kore Breault

  • Dave Boucher

  • Barb Braly

  • Joanne Brown

  • Jan Broughton

  • Lynn Bunson

  • Lisa Carson

  • Choice One Dental Care of Lake Oconee, Dr. Russell Marson DDS

  • Stanley 7 Elaine Cinnamon

  • Robin DAnna

  • Janice DeVane

  • Brian & Kathy Dickens

  • David Duley

  • Frank Elliott

  • Marjorie Ellis

  • Karen Faison

  • David Gaffney 

  • Gerry & Dottie Giesler

  • Lori Glass

  • Lynda Grant

  • David & Mary Beth Hady

  • Crystal Hammond

  • Roy & Cathy Havens

  • Stephen Heard 

  • Julie Heil

  • Deb Hooper

  • Ann Hughes

  • Patrick Kearney

  • Lynette Kelly

  • Tom & Marshall Kincheloe 

  • William & Erlene Kirwen

  • Douglas LeGrande

  • Dianne Lyons

  • Jane McLaughlin

  • Kathy Mitchell

  • Robert & Linda Moore

  • Chris Morgan

  • William & Mary Lou Necel

  • Tim & Eileen O'Leary

  • Diane Pierce

  • Chip & Tina Perry

  • Carol Quinn

  • Joyce Resnick

  • Eric & Deborah Rubino

  • Lester & Peachy Sheppard

  • Connie Slusher

  • Thomas R. Sprott, Jr.

  • Susan Stanley

  • Mary Lu Stewart

  • Barbara Trawick

  • Ed & Michelle Valigursky

  • Linda Welty

  • Cecilia & Allen Wright

  • Ted Zillmer

Corporate Partners

  • Emory University Goizueta Business School

  • Walmart

  • Ernst & Young

  • Corcentric

  • Guidestar

  • Morris, Manning & Martin

  • Gypsum Management & Supply

  • NPO Connect

  • Systems Distributors, Inc.

  • Benevity

  • Greene College & Career Academy

  • Greene County School Systems

  • Greene County High School

Educational Partners

  • Greene College & Career Academy

  • Greene County High School

Community Partners

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greene County

  • Atlas Ministries

  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia

Ways to Give



A gift-in-kind noncash contribution of goods or services can include, for example, website development, photography or video services, invaluable reference materials, books, subscriptions for a new student resource library, school supplies or hygiene items for the Wraparound Care Center at Greene County High School, and other non-cash charitable donations. If you would like to make a gift-in-kind charitable contribution please contact us.

You are encouraged to consult with your tax advisor and refer to IRS Form 8283 for guidelines. 

Gift of Stock or


To donate stock held in a brokerage account, stock certificates in your possession, mutual funds, or closely held and other stock gifts, please contact us.

Estate Bequest, Donor-Advised Fund, or Trust

To bequeath a portion of your estate to the Thillen Education Foundation or to establish a donor-advised fund or trust, please contact us.

Give Every Time You

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Every penny matters, and it's simple to give while taking care of your everyday shopping on Amazon.


Through Amazon Smile, customers may choose Thillen Education Foundation as their designated charity for which Amazon will contribute to the Foundation a small percentage of each qualifying order. 

*Our Fiduciary Promise: Thillen Education Foundation utilizes unbiased, third party financial advisors to process all financial donations, including managing investments for future allocation to students by disbursement of financial assistance and professional supplies funding.

For more information, please contact us.

A gift-in-kind noncash contribution can include website development, media services, reference materials, books, school supplies or hygiene items for the Wraparound Care Center at Greene County High School, and more. If you would like to make a gift-in-kind charitable contribution please contact us.

You are encouraged to consult with your tax advisor and refer to IRS Form 8283 for guidelines. 

The Thillen Education Foundation gratefully accepts monetary donations and gift-in-kind contributions to support its mission to empower Greene County High School students through earned financial assistance for post-secondary education and career launches, including military service. Our secondary objective is to enable Greene College & Career Academy to implement the coaching, life planning, and mentoring opportunities for higher learning and advanced training for a skilled career. We are happy to discuss your desire to contribute and develop a customized program that works for you or your company. Thank you in advance for considering your donation to Thillen Education Foundation, a Georgia-registered nonprofit organization.  Contact us to learn more.​​​

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The Thillen Education Foundation respects the privacy of its donors. The information you provide when you make a gift will be used by the Foundation to accurately acknowledge, credit and allocate your gift. We will not trade, share or sell your personal information to any third party. Please view the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Donor Bill of Rights for more information. ​

Celebrating You

Scholarship Partners will be honored on an engraved plaque made by Construction Pathway students and displayed on the Greene College & Career Academy recognition board. Legacy Donors ($100,000), Heritage Donors ($50,000) and Keystone Donors ($10,000) will receive an individualized recognition plaque.

Thank you for your continued generosity. Every donation is put to work immediately for the benefit of Greene County High School students participating in the Greene College & Career Academy.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to:

Thillen Education Foundation

1101 Hawthorne Heights

Greensboro, GA 30642

Preferred – no fees

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Donate Online

You can make a secure tax deductible donation‏ via credit card, checking, or savings account via PayPal.

Donate by Phone

To donate by phone please call Elaine Thillen at 404-281-2453.

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