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Legacy Donors—$100,000 or more

  • Gypsum Management & Supply

  • Jack & Louise Gavin

  • Morris, Manning & Martin, LLC

  • Chuck & Jeanne Rowland

  • Dave & Elaine Thillen

  • Friends of Thillen Education Foundation

  • Lynn Wailes

Heritage Donors—$20,000 - $99,999

  • Anonymous

  • James E. & Kathleen Acra

  • William & Jeanne Blevins (DDF)

  • Anne & Robert Culberson

  • Bill & Pamela Donan

  • Jerry & Pam Gresham

  • Matthew Mannelly

  • Frank Polizzi

  • Harold & Leslie Reynolds

  • John & Judy Rosensteel

  • Richard & Beverly Sparkmon

Keystone Donors—$10,000 - $19,999

  • 100 Women Who Care Lake Country

  • BankSouth

  • Lou & Paula Benjamin

  • Steve Berman

  • Ron & Toni Budelier

  • Robert & Marie Bush

  • Douglas & Beatrice Clark

  • Ernst & Young

  • Rich & Jan Gauger

  • Robert & Karen Hirsch

  • John & Nancy Hopkins

  • Jane Hutterly & Louie Seabolt

  • Lynne & Todd Lachenmyer

  • Ellen & Jeff Lemming

  • Libby Madden

  • Scott & Lisa Mathes

  • Randolph & Lael Melville

  • Chris Moore

  • Wendy & Dick O'Toole​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Mike & Melody Perrin

  • Brian & Pam Quinn

  • Mark & Christine St. Clare

  • Pam & Mark Shurett

  • Tom Smith

  • Dipti & Gordon Steele

  • Systems Distributors, Inc

  • Brian & Pat Taylor

  • Friends of Thillen

  • Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

  • Price & Tammy Woodward

Diamond Donors—$5,000 - $9,999

  • 100 Who Care Del Webb Lake Oconee

  • Richard Anderson

  • Bruce & Lisa Bachmann

  • Kevin Bates & Suzanne Snyder

  • David & Karen Bere

  • Douglas Clark

  • Corcentric

  • Kevin Gallagher

  • Brian Hogan​​​​​​

  • Lawrence & Patricia Hone

  • Dale & Dorothy Johnson

  • Mike & Carol Kuhn

  • Sarah & Drew Leppert

  • Mike & Carol Lynch​

  • Stephen Reich

  • Tom & Mona Sprott

  • Jerry & Karen Stapp 

  • Charena & Lynn Swann

  • Thomas Family Foundation

  • Jim & Charlotte Thorne

  • Richard & Marianne Wade

  • Tom & Pam Wolf

  • Young Contracting Company Foundation

  • ​John & Rachel Zvolensky​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gold Donors—$3,000 - $4,999

  • Mark & Lynn Adams

  • Tom & Debbie Balicki

  • Connie & Roger Blythe

  • Peter & Kathryn Browning

  • Joe & Annette Choi

  • Ron & Jennifer Dedels

  • Susan Dufford

  • Scott & Jeannine Flynn

  • Jordan Ford

  • David & Patricia Goldrich

  • Greene County Habitat for Humanity

  • Jason & Jennifer Lengyel

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lewis

  • Sheryl Lott

  • Mary & Pete Lustor

  • Teri & Roderick McClure

  • John & Nancy Meyer

  • Kelly Romano

  • George & Barbara Rountre

  • Larry & Nancy Stewart

  • ​Peter & Joanne Vogt​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Walmart (Madison, GA)

  • Eloise Wenz

  • Westlake Pipe & Fitting

Silver Donors—$1,000 - $2,999

  • Anonymous

  • John Baird & Micki Tanner

  • Mary & Chad Balicki

  • James & Nancy Barton

  • Kristin & David Benson​

  • Brian & Maureen Block

  • Kefe & Hal Brandon

  • Douglas Brown

  • Lee Burleson

  • Mike & Liz Butler

  • Kelley and Carlos Cardoso

  • Nic & Kim Chronos

  • Lisa & Pete Croteau

  • Curtis Foundation

  • Rick & Shannon Daniel

  • Paul Davidson

  • David & Ginny Dornheggen

  • David Duley

  • Charles & Jan Eldridge

  • Kimberly & Greg Euston

  • Mike & Tina Fischlin

  • Bill & Mary Fleming

  • Vicnce Forte​​​​​​

  • Torrey Foster

  • Elisa & Glenn Frechter

  • Mike & Lisa Gautreaux

  • Frances & Mike Gravgaard

  • Ray & Kathryn Handlan

  • Roy & Cathy Havens

  • John & Kay Hinds

  • Jim & Joan Hodges​

  • ​Jon & Sharon Holtzman​​​​

  • David & Lynne Homrich

  • Bob & Vivien Houghton

  • Jim & Becca Huskisson

  • Steve & Cindy Jones

  • Jon Judge

  • ​​​John & Lynn Katzenmeyer​​

  • Larry Kludt

  • Patty & Daniel Kniffen

  • Lake Oconee Community Church

  • Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

  • Jason Lengyel in honor of Mom

  • Patrick & Stephanie Livney

  • Don & Susan Loft

  • Elizabeth Madden

  • Tina & Ken Manning

  • Jim & Bo McCollum

  • Scott & Lori McGohan

  • Paul Migaki

  • Rob & Karen Mitchell

  • Michael & Elizabeth Morton

  • Jerry & Marilyn Nicholson

  • Ralph & Ginny Olsen

  • Karen & Philip Saltzbart

  • Jenny & Drew Santee

  • Lorie & Bill Sawls​

  • ​Bob & Jean Schoen​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Adam & Theresa Senter

  • Terry & Donna Shugart

  • Dan & Marsha Sichveland

  • Carroll & Connie Slusher

  • Michelle & Vernon Smith

  • Michelle Strott

  • Vern & Bobby Sumner

  • Mary & Paul Thompson

  • Radhakrishana & Karen Vemuri

  • Peter & Lauren Vitulli

  • Rick & Julie vonHaam

  • Tom & Pat Ware

  • Linda Welty

  • Mark & Randi Wesley

  • ​​​David & Becky Wilkerson​​​​​​

  • Shauna & Tom Winters

  • Chris & Patricia Wolf

  • Ted Zillmer

Bronze Donors—$500 - $999

  • Annie Barnes

  • Robert & Shirley Beardslee

  • Mark & Susan Blanton

  • ​​​Kenneth & Lyda Bonifay​​​​

  • Julie & Frank Chirumbole

  • Susan Couch

  • Al & Cheryl Cristofaro

  • Mary & Milton Crosswy

  • Jan & Carlton Curtis

  • Andrew DeLorenzo

  • Al Duffield

  • John & Sherry Ellenberg

  • ​​​Frank Elliott​​​​​​

  • John Fenton

  • George & Pat Fleet

  • Carol Green

  • Ginny & Jason Hardwick

  • Reg & Helen Hall

  • Stephen Heard 

  • Alexander & Joanne Jones

  • Steve & Cindy Jones

  • Haajar & Noah LaRoche

  • ​Ayal & Kara Latz

  • Gary & Theresa Kemp

  • Eric Leininger

  • Katie & Dan Kloth

  • Paul & Nancy Lederer

  • Douglas & Diane LeGrande

  • Dean & Lois Marques

  • Susan & Bill Mason

  • Matt & Vicky McBride

  • John & Susan Merrick

  • Ed & Joan Meyer

  • Rodney & Yvonne Moore

  • Marcelo Roman

  • Mark Schiller

  • Sue & Bob Shanteau

  • Joe & Janice Sharp

  • Eric & Patti Silver

  • Aileen Stranzi

  • Courtney & Carol Stephens

  • Lois & Karen Stinnett

  • Phil Turrie

  • Ed and Michelle Valigursky​​​

Sustaining and Gift-in-Kind Donors

  • Barbara Allen

  • Anonymous (multiple)

  • Carol & Lee Arberg

  • Linda Bamber 

  • Bob & Jenny Bedell

  • Zouhair Bellout

  • Kore Breault

  • Dave Boucher

  • Barb Braly

  • Joanne Brown

  • Patty Brown

  • Jan Broughton

  • Sandy & Tom Browski

  • Diane Bunnell

  • Lynn Bunson

  • Lee Burleson

  • Lisa Carson

  • Frank & Linda Cassara

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

  • Stanley & Elaine Cinnamon

  • Reid Conklin

  • Stephanie Cooper

  • James & Liz Dagley 

  • Robin DAnna

  • David DeLorenzo

  • Janice DeVane

  • Brian & Kathy Dickens

  • Dennis & Cathy Duffy​

  • Marjorie Ellis

  • Charlotte Engel

  • Karen Faison

  • Frank & Kathy Gabriel

  • David Gaffney 

  • Donald Gibson

  • Gerry & Dottie Giesler

  • Lori & Bart Glass

  • Colleen & Steven Goodyear

  • Lynda Grant

  • Robert & Carol Hackney

  • David & Mary Beth Hady

  • Crystal Hammon

  • Julie Heil

  • Cindy & Charlie Helms

  • James & Renee Heney

  • Gene & Karen Henry

  • Deb Hooper

  • Ann Hughes

  • Mike Joost

  • Patrick Kearney

  • Lynette Kelly

  • Tom & Marshall Kincheloe 

  • Julie King

  • William & Erlene Kirwen

  • Ken & Mary Ellen Kopesky

  • Kenneth Levy

  • Dianne Lyons

  • Lisa Madden

  • Lynda & George Marts

  • Susan & Bill Mason

  • Al & Sue Mayoros

  • Jane McLaughlin

  • Al Mangin

  • Sarah Mannelly

  • Phillip Matineau

  • Pat & Diane McNabb

  • Kathy Mitchell

  • Mark & Jennifer Mercer

  • Robert & Linda Moore

  • Chris Morgan

  • Roger Mortensen

  • William & Mary Lou Necel

  • Tim & Eileen O'Leary

  • Richard & Kathy Osborne

  • ​Jean Paddock​​​​

  • Diane Pierce

  • Chip & Tina Perry

  • Sandy Posa

  • Carol Quinn

  • Joyce Resnick

  • Joel Rosenberg

  • Eric & Deborah Rubino

  • Randy & Pamela Scott

  • Bradford Seamon

  • Mark Shapiro & Roberta Goldberg

  • Lester & Peachy Sheppard

  • Marcus Siwemuke

  • Connie Slusher

  • Melanie Smith

  • Stephen Smith 

  • Theodore & Jane Smith

  • Terri & Gaylord Spencer 

  • Susan Stanley

  • Mary Lu Stewart

  • Aileen Stranzi

  • Mary Thielman

  • Barbara Trawick

  • Tom & Mary Tunnicliff

  • ​Urbana Transprtation​​​​

  • TVTomorrow, LLC

  • Hugh Vail

  • Donna Webb

  • Martha & Phil Wilson

  • Cecilia & Allen Wright

  • Barbara Youngs

  • Norman Zapien

Educational Partners

  • Greene College & Career Academy

  • Greene County High School

  • Athens Technical College

Community Partners

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greene County

  • Atlas Ministries

  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia

  • Victory Train

Ways to Give

Gift-In-Kind

Donations

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

Securities

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

Shop on Amazon

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.​​​

Donor Wall

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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Join Our Impact

Experience the rewards of preparing a hard-working teen for college, the workforce, or military service, and ensuring a guided, financially-assisted path to their future.

Become a Partner

Activate your business mission by partnering with us to advance student opportunity through earned financial assistance and respectful diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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