Our Funds


General Fund

UA+Ed Trustees may use donations to this account for operations, programs, materials and opportunities that enhance the environment and/or educational experiences of the students in the Upper Arlington Schools. Its area of focus is not restricted.


Proceeds from the annual Golden Bear Bash! benefit the General Fund. This casual end of the summer party is the primary fundraiser for the UA+Ed.

The Golden Bear Centennial Club also benefits the General Fund. This program allows community members, alumni and friends of education to make a pledge and pay over 10 years.


Payments may be one-time or as often as monthly via cash, credit card, check or stock. (Learn more)



The Tesner Family Fund

established by this multi-generational UA family, this fund is unrestricted in use.

The Dugger Family Fund

was established in 2018 to celebrate Joanie Dugger's commitment and service the the mission of the Upper Arlington Education Foundation.

The 4J Fund

was established in 2010 and is unrestricted in its use. It funds projects at the discretion of the UAEF trustees.

Upper Arlington Alumni Association

is one of the largest public high shool alumni associations in the country. This fund supports the work of the UAAA and their efforts to keep all 30,000+ Golden Bear alums worldwide connected and informed.

David Auld Class of 1943 Honorary Fund

was created by the Class of 1943 in honor of class president, David Auld, to be used at the discretion of the UA Alumni Association Board.

James W. Baas Memorial Fund

awards a scholarship to a senior with the same commitment to community service and scholastics exemplified by this 1963 graduate and class president. The student chosen must have a 3.3 GPA or higher and have earned a varsity letter.

Francis Richard Barnes Memorial Fund

was established by the family of this 1980 graduate and awards a scholarship to a senior who is pursuing a career in the "helping professions" such as social work, psychology, counseling or related fields of study.

Barrington Elementary School Fund

was established by a group of Barrington parents in 1997 to be used at the discretion of the Barrinton principal for extra materials and programs.

Kathryn Borghi Memorial Fund

was established to remember this student with physical disabilities and provides funding for digital learning materials to ensure all students have equal access to information. 

Burbank Arts Fund

was established by Mark and Brenda Gerhardt in 2001 to promote the visual arts for Burbank students.

Richard Canfield Fund

was established in memory of UAHS teacher, Richard Canfield, and supports the UAHS Debate Team.

Class of 1959 Charles G. Will Emerging Writer Awards

honors Mr. Will's memory by presenting awards to underclassmen who have shown tremendous growth in their writing and are evolving as emerging writers.

Class of 1960 Professional Enrichment Fund

was established to provide enrichment experiences for professional employees of the Upper Arlington Schools.


Class of 1962 Legacy Fund

was established to honor the many classmates of 1962 who have made a difference in the world thanks in part to their excellent educational experiences in the UA Schools. This fund was established to support service learning at all grade levels.

Class of 1966 Fund

was established in memory of their classmates. This fund is supporting the newly established Innovation Lab at Upper Arlington High School.

Class of 1972 Legacy Fund

celebrates the 10-year build-up to their 50th reunion. The purpose of the fund has not yet been determined.

Comfort Family Fund

supports student centered opportunities that enhance academics, the arts, music, and science.

Don and Sharon Cook Endowment Fund

supports any area of need as determined by the Superintendent of the Upper Arlington Schools.

Bonnie Darrow Library Fund

was established in honor of this Barrington librarian and supports elementary librarians and classroom teachers.

John and Rose-Marie Dilenschneider Great Books Fund

encourages reading initiatives and offers financial assistance to students for the purchase of required reading books.

Ellen Erlanger Service Learning Fund

honors Ellen's outstanding leadership in service-learning and supports projects initiated by Upper Arlington students.

Louesa Callahan Foster Endowment Fund

was established to honor Louesa's many years of dedicated service to the UAEF and is unrestricted in its use.

Jason Gardner Memorial Fund

was established to remember this 1996 graduate and awards an art scholarship in his memory.

Golden Bear Baseball Fund

was established by former UAEF Trustee, Alexander "Sandy" Thomson, to support the UAHS Baseball program.

Kip Greenhill Fund for Students in Financial Need

supports former UAHS Principal Kip Greenhill's passion for helping UAHS students with financial need.

Greenview School Arts Fund

celebrates excellence in visual and performing arts at Greensview Elementary School.

Alene Griffith Vocal Music Fund

was established in memory of this former music teacher and provides support for elementary and middle school vocal music productions and equipment.

Guy-Gustin Art Fund

provides funding for visual and creative arts as directed by the UA Arts Department. This fund honors retired art teacher Betty Gustin.

David Hajek Memorial Fund

remembers this 1992 graduate and benefits students in grades 6-12 who need assistance with tuition for performing arts programs. It also recognizes an outstanding member of the marching band with an "Spirit Award."

Pat Hamilton Memorial Fund

was created to remember this dedicated retired art teacher and provides an art scholarship to a graduating senior who is pursuing an art degree.

Barbara M. Hardy Visual Arts Endowment Fund

was created by a gift from the estate of this former Hastings art teacher to be used for visual art programs at all grade levels.

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The Christie Family Fund

This fund was established in memory of Linda and John Christie.

The Overmyer Family Fund

This fund supports special education and projects that promote the feeling of belonging.

Janet Borden Memorial Fund

In memory of this beloved mother and mother-in-law, this fund is unrestricted in use.

Trevor Hartley Football Scholarship Fund

remembers this 1993 graduate by providing a football scholarship to a senior who will play football in college but has not received other athletic scholarships.

Heigle Fund

was created by retired principal and teacher, David and Loretta Heigle, and supports innovative, creative, student-centered, technological or service learning experiences. 

Walter B. Heischman Memorial Fund

honors the work of this former superintendent and faculty member and may be used at the discretion of the UAEF for district needs.

HER Realtors Scholarship Fund

provides a scholarship to students who have contributed to their school or community through extra-curricular activites and have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Tim and Glenda Huffman Fund

provides UAHS students financial support for both curricular and non-curricular needs and opportunities.

Hysell National Honor Society Fund

provides a scholarship to a member who has given time and effort to the Chapter.

Innovation Grants Fund

provides seed money for innovative ideas presented by students, staff, and administrators. It is a place to go for the creative thinkers in our school community.

The Jeff Koontz Athletic Assistance Fund

supports middle school and high school student-athletes based on financial need and will cover athletic related costs such as team fees, sports equipment or other expenses.

Keith Krieger Music Endowment Fund

was established to remember this 1976 graduate and provides a scholarship to a senior who will continue to pursue performing arts in higher education.

John Lohse Memorial Fund

honors the memory of this 1991 graduate by providing scholarships to an outstanding science student and an inspiring member of the orchestra.

Homer F. Mincy Fund

honors this long-serving Upper Arlington Schools retired superintendent and creator of the UA+Ed by providing funding for staff development.

Dr. Charles Wade Moulton Memorial Fund

honors this outstanding student and athlete from the Class of 1976 by providing support for the Cum Laude Banquet, which was renamed in his memory.

Ingrid Olfenbuttel Memorial Fund

was established by the Arlington Bank to remember their long-time employee. It provides a scholarship in the area of environmental science.

Sue Pfister Memorial Fund

was established in memory of this devoted and compassionate special education Teacher and is designated for the needs of special education students in the elementary schools.

Margaret B. and Harry H. Postle Memorial Fund

honors the Postle's dedication and Monnie's service as a UA School Board Member and President. It provides learning opportunities for teachers, administrators and board members in the most forward thinking educational methods and materials.

Renee Prayzer Memorial Fund

remembers this long-time English teacher and media specialist by funding literature experiences for middle-school students. 

Vera K. Randall Memorial Fund

was created to remember this outstanding English teacher. It supports reading and writing initiatives at the high school level.

William F. Schaefer IB Scholarship Fund

honors this retired superintendent and provides a scholarship to the outstanding IB Diploma Candidate of the year.

Jane K. Stone Fund

was established by this 1962 graduate and is unrestricted in its use.