Recognizing Generosity

The Salem High School Alumni Association was organized in 1882 and created the first high school alumni scholarship fund in Ohio in 1903. Since the awarding of the first major scholarship in 1908, our association has awarded more than $7.9 million to 2407 recipients. Thanks to generous alumni and donors over the past 138 years, the association’s portfolio stands at over ten million dollars. To standardize recognition of our past and future donors for their significant gifts in advancing the mission of the association, the Salem High School Alumni Association has created recognition societies.

The association thanks all our donors for their generosity and for the differences they have made in the lives of our alumni. We need an active alumni community so that we can continue to offer our students opportunities and life advantages. The role our donors play in the success of our students is transformational.

Through our newsletter, we acknowledge all donations both large and small.

We grant membership in the Lifetime Society for donors of at least $100 per year for at least three sequential calendar years. Donors of $10,000 or more are recognized through our Leaders Society. Donors of $100,000 or more achieve a higher-level recognition and may request a perpetual Named Scholarship.

We memorialize deceased individuals or families who have given or bequeathed funds or for whom memorial donations have been made totaling at least $10,000 through our Memorial Society or higher-level recognition.

We encourage donations by estate planning through our Legacy Society (Legacy Acknowledgement Document).

Please contact us for more information at 330-332-1427 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1882 Founders Society
Membership for donation of funds totaling at least $500,000
Leon H. and Enid Colley
Quaker Lady Society
Membership for donation of funds totaling at least $250,000
John F. Cone ’44, Ph.D.
Max M. Fisher ’26
Charles F. Fox
Frederick E. '46 and Dana A Notman Gaunt
Robert '50 and Nancy Howell ‘53 Hickey, Leo '74 and Suzanne Hickey, Keith Hickey, Adam ’06 and Caitlin Hickey, Robert "Nick" '73 and Lois Hickey ‘77 Peters, Nicholas A. Peters '98, Benjamin Peters, and Hickey Metal Fabrication
J. Robert Sebo ’54
John P. Sharp Jr. ’46
Floyd W. Stone, D.D.S.
Cora May Reich Stone ’35
Quaker Sam Society
Membership for donation of funds totaling at least $100,000
Joel E. Greenisen ’54
Emma Bauman Holmes ’43, Ph.D.
Howard (Doc) Pardee Family and scholarship benefactors
C. Richard and Dorothy Pozniko ’52 Beam
Florence C. Schafer ’23
Virginia E. Snyder ’43 and scholarship benefactors
John R. Stratton ’64, M.D., and Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.
Doris Tetlow ’22
Salem High School Class of 1966
Salem High School Class of 1968
Leaders Society
Membership for living donors of funds totaling at least $10,000 but less than $100,000
Nancy Cope Murphy ’58, Michele Cope Weaver ’60, and Susan Cope Guehl ’65
Philip ’61 and Marjory Greenisen
David ’66 and Kathleen Scahill Roberts ’68
Mary Beth Lowdermilk Shirk '79
Matt Yerkey ’82, D.D.S. and Wanda Yerkey
Lifetime Society (2017-19)
Membership for continuous annual donations of at least $100, recognized after three years of giving, determined on January 1 of each year.
Peter Apicella '82
Timothy Breit '71
Kevin '74 & Linda Bush
Cecil Chamberlain '69
Tim '78 & Melissa Moffett '78 Costa
Helen Schuller Cranmer '50
Scot Darling '80
Thomas Darling '80
Adna Day '57
Ingrid Nyberg Dorton '53
Bill & Jean Kiliman '71 Esposito
Charles '43 & Margaret Gibbs
Geoff & Kim Goll
John "Jack" Gottschling '54
Gerald Gross '49
InFaith Community Foundation
Carl W. Kaufman '52
Mary Hollinger Lepping '51
Millennium Machinery
Daniel Moore '95
M. Jay '66 & Mary Oana
Todd '81 & Julie Olson
Tom & Carol Keener '58 Patterson
Steven Sabol '62
Mark '78 & Wendy Storey '77 Saltsman
Bob '54 & Linda Sebo
Robert Sekely '77
Joe '66 & Madeline Patton '77 Shivers
Carole Shone Stein-Allison '57
William Urbanowicz '48
Bonnie Youtz Verminski '64
Robert Woolman '99
Matt Yerkey ’82, D.D.S., and Wanda Yerkey
Frank '82 & Glory Zamarelli
Jeff '81 & Jennifer Secrest '82 Zimmerman
Memorial Society
Membership for deceased individuals or families who have given or bequeathed funds, or for whom memorial donations have been made, totaling at least $10,000 but less than $100,000
Ruth Ann Altenhof ’53
D. Nelson and Marion Bailey
John George Birk ’36
Burt (Carl) ’42 and Mary Capel
Fred E. ’25 and Doris S. Cope
Richard M. Coppock '56
Mary Anderson Dunn 1897
Wade ’29 and Stella Loop
William Guappone ’35
Harold F. Hoprich ’38, M.D.
Betsy Young Johnson ’59
David W. Jones ’43, M.D.
Henry ’37 and Aliliva Juhn
Joseph F. Kelley ’45, M.D.
Jack B. Lozier ’48
John Mulford Sr. 1917
Donald and Betty Roessler ’42 Greenamyer
Mildred Barber Schuster ’33
J. Floyd Stamp ’32
Dorothy Failer Sullivan 1921
Eleanor Szkola ’37
Olive Tetlow
Harvey Walken ’46
Edith Lynn White 1917
Eugene ’27 and Virginia Young
Legacy Society
Membership for living individuals who commit to leave a legacy through estate planning and complete our Legacy Acknowledgement document.
The association may assist living donors with estate planning to memorialize gifts. The board, in conjunction with the donor, may create and maintain specific written criteria to honor the intent of the donor.
Estate planning methods include, but are not limited to, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, bequests, remainder interests, retirement plan assets, and life insurance designations. The association will not provide legal advice but may be consulted in such planning.
Please contact us if we are in your estate planning.
Peter '82, M.D., & Sherri Apicella
Tim '78 & Melissa Moffett '78 Costa
Named Scholarships
Bestowed in recognition of donation of funds totaling $100,000

Charles F. Fox Medical Scholarship
Doris Tetlow Scholarship
Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship
Florence C. Schafer Scholarship
Floyd and Cora May Reich Stone Vocational Scholarship
Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship
Greenisen Leadership Scholarship
Hickey Metal Fabrication Vocational Scholarship
Howard (Doc) Pardee Instrumental Music Scholarship
J. Robert Sebo Achievement Scholarship
J. Robert Sebo Bowling Green State University Scholarship
J. Robert Sebo College Scholarship
John F. Cone Humanities Scholarship
John Michael Pozniko Engineering Scholarship
John P. Sharp Jr. Engineering Scholarship
John P. Sharp Jr. Entrepreneurship Scholarship
John P. Sharp Jr. Outstanding Performance Scholarship
John P. Sharp Jr. Scholarship of Promise
John R. Stratton and Carolyn Webster-Stratton Medical Student Scholarship
Leon H. Colley Scholarship
Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship
Max M. Fisher Athletic Scholarship
Nancy Hickey Memorial Healthcare Scholarship
Nina J. Cone and Stephen F. Cone Music Scholarship
Salem High School Class of 1966 Scholarship
Salem High School Class of 1968 Scholarship
Virginia E. Snyder Scholarship

Academic Merit Scholarships
Provided to graduating Salem High School seniors with 3.5 or higher grade point averages through the generous donations of all donors to the Salem High School Alumni Association


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For more information, please contact us at 330-332-1427.

Our Gift and Recognition Policy is available HERE.

Our Legacy Acknowledgement document is available HERE.