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.
Other accomplishments of the Alumni Association specific to the school year 2010 - 2011 include:
The Alumni Association finished the year with a total of 24 Life Memberships, bringing our grand total to 776 to help endow the scholarship fund.
● Awarded five scholarships totaling $5,000 to graduating seniors in the class of 2011 (93 scholarships since 1990)
● Published three Tiger Tales newsletters (62 issues since January 1991)
● Maintained the Alumni Association website
● Sponsored a Blossom Time All-Class Reunion at Town Hall with more than 400 alumni attending;
● Provided a Blossom Parade float with the Chagrin Falls Booster Club, on which scholarship recipients rode
● Presented a flower to each graduate and a special charm for the graduation robe to celebrate our 10,000th graduate from CFHS; We also presented a special flower to the graduates that had a parent as an alumnus; 23 graduates were alumni children and 6 of them had both parents as CFHS graduates
● Organized a very successful 14th Annual Chagrin Falls Alumni Association Golf Outing
● Helped organize and support many class reunions
● Conducted the 10th Chagrin Falls Schools’ Achievement Hall of Fame Banquet
● Sponsored several tours in the Chagrin Falls Schools’ Tom Mattern Historical Room
● Acquired and displayed more school memorabilia in the Chagrin Falls Schools Tom Mattern Historical Room, which is off of Sands Community Room. This room contains nostalgic memorabilia dealing with the history of the Chagrin Falls School District and its many students.
● Organized a very successful 14th Annual Chagrin Falls Alumni Basketball Game & 5th Annual Baseball Game