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Legacy Donors—$100,000 or more

  • Gypsum Management & Supply

  • Jack & Louise Gavin

  • Chuck & Jeanne Rowland

  • Dave & Elaine Thillen

  • Friends of Thillen Education Foundation

  • Lynn Wailes

Heritage Donors—$20,000 - $99,999

  • James E. & Kathleen Acra

  • Frank Polizzi

Keystone Donors—$10,000 - $19,999

  • 100 Women Who Care Lake Country

  • Lou & Paula Benjamin

  • Steve Berman

  • Douglas & Beatrice Clark

  • Bill & Pamela Donan

  • Ernst & Young

  • Jerry & Pam Gresham

  • Jane Hutterly & Louie Seabolt

  • Ellen & Jeff Lemming

  • Libby Madden

  • Scott & Lisa Mathes

  • Randolph & Lael Melville

  • Chris Moore

  • Brian & Pam Quinn

  • John & Judy Rosensteel

  • Mark & Christine St. Clare

  • Pam & Mark Shurett

  • Richard & Beverly Sparkmon

  • Systems Distributors, Inc

  • Brian & Pat Taylor

  • Friends of Thillen

  • Price & Tammy Woodward

Diamond Donors—$5,000 - $9,999

  • 100 Who Care Del Webb Lake Oconee

  • Richard Anderson

  • Kevin Bates & Suzanne Snyder

  • Robert & Marie Bush

  • Corcentric

  • Rich & Jan Gauger

  • Robert & Karen Hirsch

  • John & Nancy Hopkins

  • Sarah & Drew Leppert

  • Lynne & Todd Lachenmyer

  • Mike & Carol Lynch

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

  • Tom Smith

  • Tom & Mona Sprott

  • Jerry & Karen Stapp 

  • Charena & Lynn Swann

  • Thomas Family Foundation

  • Young Contracting Company Foundation

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

Gold Donors—$3,000 - $4,999

  • Mark & Lynn Adams

  • Bruce & Lisa Bachmann

  • Tom & Debbie Balicki

  • Peter & Kathryn Browning

  • Joe & Annette Choi

  • Susan Dufford

  • Scott & Jeannine Flynn

  • Kevin Gallagher

  • David & Patricia Goldrich

  • Greene County Habitat for Humanity

  • Brian Hogan​​​​​​

  • Dale & Dorothy Johnson

  • Mike & Carol Kuhn

  • Jason & Jennifer Lengyel

  • Sheryl Lott

  • Mary & Pete Lustor

  • Teri & Roderick McClure

  • John & Nancy Meyer

  • Kelly Romano

  • George & Barbara Rountre

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

  • Walmart (Madison, GA)

Silver Donors—$1,000 - $2,999

  • Anonymous

  • John Baird & Micki Tanner

  • Mary & Chad Balicki

  • James & Nancy Barton

  • Brian & Maureen Block

  • Connie & Roger Blythe

  • Kefe & Hal Brandon

  • Ron & Toni Budelier

  • Kelley and Carlos Cardoso

  • Lisa & Pete Croteau

  • Rick & Shannon Daniel

  • Paul Davidson

  • Ron & Jennifer Dedels

  • David Duley

  • Charles & Jan Eldridge

  • Kimberly & Greg Euston

  • Mike & Tina Fischlin

  • Bill & Mary Fleming

  • Elisa & Glenn Frechter

  • Ray & Kathryn Handlan

  • John & Kay Hinds

  • Jim & Joan Hodges​

  • ​Jon & Sharon Holtzman​​​​

  • David & Lynne Homrich

  • Lawrence & Patricia Hone

  • Jim & Becca Huskisson

  • Steve & Cindy Jones

  • Jon Judge

  • ​​​John & Lynn Katzenmeyer​​

  • Patty & Daniel Kniffen

  • Lake Oconee Community Church

  • Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

  • Jason Lengyel in honor of Mom

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lewis

  • Patrick & Stephanie Livney

  • Don & Susan Loft

  • Elizabeth Madden

  • Tina & Ken Manning

  • Jim & Bo McCollum

  • Rob & Karen Mitchell

  • Michael & Elizabeth Morton

  • Jerry & Marilyn Nicholson

  • Ralph & Ginny Olsen

  • Mike & Melody Perrin

  • Karen & Philip Saltzbart

  • Jenny & Drew Santee

  • Lorie & Bill Sawls​

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

  • Adam & Theresa Senter

  • Dan & Marsha Sichveland

  • Larry & Nancy Stewart

  • Michelle Strott

  • Vern & Bobby Sumner

  • Jim & Charlotte Thorne

  • Radhakrishana & Karen Vemuri

  • Rick & Julie vonHaam

  • Richard & Marianne Wade

  • Tom & Pat Ware

  • Eloise Wenz

  • Mark & Randi Wesley

  • ​​​David & Becky Wilkerson​​​​​​

  • Shauna & Tom Winters

  • Chris & Patricia Wolf

  • Tom & Pam Wolf

  • Ted Zillmer

Bronze Donors—$500 - $999

  • Robert & Shirley Beardslee

  • Kristin & David Benson​

  • Mark & Susan Blanton

  • ​​​Kenneth & Lyda Bonifay​​​​

  • Mike & Liz Butler

  • Julie & Frank Chirumbole

  • Susan Couch

  • Al & Cheryl Cristofaro

  • Mary & Milton Crosswy

  • Jan & Carlton Curtis

  • Curtis Foundation

  • David & Ginny Dornheggen

  • Al Duffield

  • John & Sherry Ellenberg

  • ​​​Frank Elliott​​​​​​

  • John Fenton

  • George & Pat Fleet

  • Vicnce Forte​​​​​​

  • Carol Green

  • Ginny & Jason Hardwick

  • Roy & Cathy Havens

  • Stephen Heard 

  • Bob & Vivien Houghton

  • Alexander & Joanne Jones

  • Steve & Cindy Jones

  • Haajar & Noah LaRoche

  • ​Ayal & Kara Latz

  • Katie & Dan Kloth

  • Larry Kludt

  • Paul & Nancy Lederer

  • Dean & Lois Marques

  • Matt & Vicky McBride

  • Scott & Lori McGohan

  • John & Susan Merrick

  • Ed & Joan Meyer

  • Rodney & Yvonne Moore

  • Marcelo Roman

  • Sue & Bob Shanteau

  • Joe & Janice Sharp

  • Carroll & Connie Slusher

  • Michelle & Vernon Smith

  • Dipti & Gordon Steele

  • 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

  • Jan Broughton

  • Sandy & Tom Browski

  • Diane Bunnell

  • Lynn Bunson

  • 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

  • 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

  • David & Mary Beth Hady

  • Crystal Hammon

  • Julie Heil

  • Cindy & Charlie Helms

  • James & Renee Heney

  • Gene & Karen Henry

  • Deb Hooper

  • Ann Hughes

  • Patrick Kearney

  • Lynette Kelly

  • Gary & Theresa Kemp

  • Tom & Marshall Kincheloe 

  • Julie King

  • William & Erlene Kirwen

  • Ken & Mary Ellen Kopesky

  • Douglas & Diane LeGrande

  • Kenneth Levy

  • Dianne Lyons

  • Lisa Madden

  • Lynda & George Marts

  • Susan & Bill Mason

  • Al & Sue Mayoros

  • Jane McLaughlin

  • Al Mangin

  • 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

  • Carol Quinn

  • Joyce Resnick

  • Joel Rosenberg

  • Eric & Deborah Rubino

  • Randy & Pamela Scott

  • Bradford Seamon

  • Lester & Peachy Sheppard

  • Marcus Siwemuke

  • Connie Slusher

  • Melanie Smith

  • Stephen Smith 

  • Theodore & Jane Smith

  • Terri & Gaylord Spencer 

  • Susan Stanley

  • Mary Lu Stewart

  • Mary Thielman

  • Barbara Trawick

  • Tom & Mary Tunnicliff

  • ​Urbana Transprtation​​​​

  • TVTomorrow, LLC

  • Hugh Vail

  • Donna Webb

  • Linda Welty

  • 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

Paypal link

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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Experience the rewards of playing a role in sending a hard-working teen to college, advancing their professional skills, and ensuring a guided, financially-assisted path to their future. 

Become a Partner

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

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