A late Milford alumna and daughter of a former superintendent has made it possible to further the educational dreams of students for years to come thanks to a posthumous gift to the Milford Schools Foundation.
On June 30, the Foundation received a donation of $100,000 from the estate of Jo Ann Fley, a 1948 MHS graduate and daughter of former Milford superintendent James Fley, in order to establish the Fley Family Scholarship Fund.
Ms. Fley, who was one of the very first honorees at the Foundation’s inaugural Night of the Stars in 2010, passed away on Oct. 15, 2014 at her home in Urbana, Illinois.
It was after that evening in 2010, the first of the Foundation’s annual alumni recognition dinners, that Ms. Fley saw a chance to give back to a community that had given her a start, said long-time friend and trustee Dorothy Bell.
“Back in 1991, when her dad, former Milford Schools Superintendent James H. Fley died, Jo Ann tried to establish a scholarship fund at Milford High School honoring him, her mother and her stepmother,” Bell said. Even after the district said it was unable to staff or manage such a program, Fley continued to nurture the idea.
“When Jo Ann learned of the formation of the Milford Schools Foundation in 2010, she set about having her trust amended to include the Foundation as a beneficiary,” Bell said.
The Milford Schools Foundation and its Board of Directors extend its deepest sympathy to the family of Jerri Curry Lee. Jerri was appointed to the Board in early 2014. During that time many of her efforts were behind the scenes, but indelible. Our hope is Jerri’s family finds comfort in their memories of a kind, energetic, gracious lady.
The Milford Schools Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awards.
This award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in many diverse fields of endeavor after leaving Milford High School. They have done this through career achievements, service, or contributions to society in one of the following areas:
- Community Service
- Public Service
- Military Service
- Special Recognition
Everyone has that one favorite teacher — that one person who made a positive impact or who was a role model for success.
The Milford Schools Foundation recognizes this and wants to honor these hard-working and dedicated individuals who touched many lives over the years at Milford. The Foundation recently announced that it is adding an “Outstanding Educator” award to its annual Night of the Stars gala and is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 event.
If you have a favorite Milford teacher, past or present, who you would like to nominate for the Outstanding Educator Award, email their name and why they deserve the award to Foundation President Mary Anne Will at email@example.com.
A Milford High School graduate and University of Cincinnati engineering student is the first recipient of a new scholarship administered by the Milford Schools Foundation.
Matthew Halcomb, a pre-junior at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was recently awarded a $2,500 Imbus Family Scholarship to continue his studies in civil engineering.
The scholarship was made possible by a large donation to the Foundation from John Imbus and family. Imbus has agreed to donate $25,000 annually to the Milford Schools Foundation, up to $100,000 maximum, for the purpose of funding scholarships for students pursuing a degree in civil engineering. Up to five scholarships will be awarded annually to eligible students enrolled at the University of Cincinnati or Ohio State University. Imbus is a class of 1959 graduate of Milford High School. Continue reading
MIAMI TOWNSHIP – In high school, they were band geeks, wallflowers and daredevils who once climbed the local water tower.
However, as adults, they became everything from war heroes to nationally-known authors and award-winning educators.
See the Cincinnati.com article.