CHAGRIN FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Our goal is to promote and support the general welfare of the Chagrin Falls Schools and to direct and coordinate alumni affairs by serving as a communication link between alumni and the school district.
The Chagrin Falls Alumni Association was revived in 1989 with the purpose of tracking former class members, aiding classes in holding reunions, supporting Chagrin Falls school activities and maintaining the image and traditions of the Chagrin Falls School District.
The Chagrin Falls Alumni Association operates under the guidance and leadership of a Board of Trustees and alumni officers in a partnership with the Chagrin Falls Schools’ Alumni Director, Mr. Brian McKenna (Class of 1988). The Association has several main standing committees: Scholarship, Hall of Fame and Social.
Since its founding, the Alumni Association has placed a memorial plaque at the high school’s library entrance in honor of those alumni who dedicated their lives in service of our country. Other plaques, which are located in the middle school, honor Alumni Association’s Life Members, known as the Tiger Pride Club. This club generates the resources for scholarships awarded to graduating seniors. The Alumni Association also has a 501©(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service which makes it a charitable organization for tax deduction purposes.
WHAT WE DO
A LOOK BACK AT 2017:
- The Alumni Association finished with 7 new Life Memberships – bringing our grand total to 901 to help endow the scholarship fund.
- Awarded 5 scholarships, totaling $5000, to graduating seniors (133 scholarships since 1990) & with the Chagrin Falls Booster Club and EnvisionEight, provided a Blossom parade float for the recipients to ride upon;
- Published three Tiger Tales newsletters (83 issues since January 1991);
- Updated the Alumni Association website;
- Sponsored a Blossom weekend All-Class Reunion Party at the Town Hall with over 300 alumni attending;
- During the high school commencement, presented a flower for those who have a parent that graduated from Chagrin Falls High School (25 altogether with 5 having both parents as Chagrin alumni);
- Helped organize and support many class reunions;
- Conducted the 14th Athletic Hall of Fame banquet;
- Hosted our 10th annual alumni baseball game and 6th annual alumni men’s soccer game; &
- Acquired and displayed more school memorabilia.