Alexandria, VA – Nobody remembers the T.C. Williams Titans like former graduates, and this week the final totals were tallied in the annual Clash of the Titans fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. In all, T.C. alumni raised $46,736 for the fund, which annually gives $1 million in scholarships. And this year, bragging rights for the class to raise the most goes to… the T.C. Williams Class of 1993, which raised $5,870.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our T.C. alumni who give back to support their old school,” said Scholarship Fund Executive Director Beth Lovain. “As many of them recognize, two out of three families at today’s T.C. live near or below the poverty level. The need for scholarships is great and growing. We need greater support from the Alexandria community to make sure bright hard-working students with financial need are not left behind. The generosity of our alumni is a testament to the support of the Alexandria community that has supported us over the last 33 years.”
Former longtime T.C. Principal John Porter is the chair of the Clash of the Titans & Fall Fund Drive.
“My big comment with kids is that when they graduate that they have the skills to do whatever they want to do,” Porter said. “For graduates, be sure that whenever you can to help somebody else out, lift somebody else up.”
The class of 2001 came in second place with $4,330, followed by the class of 1989 with $2,530, the class of1985 with $2,180, and the class of 1999 raising $2,025.
The Clash of the Titans fundraiser ended on Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a party at Chadwick’s. Porter emceed the event, and Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota provided a matching contribution, which resulted in $15,000 raised that night. Guest bartenders that night were John Taylor of Alexandria Toyota and class of ’99 grads Meghan Baroody, owner of Meggrolls, and Chadwick’s owner Trae Lamond, who donated the proceeds from the evening to the Scholarship Fund. Alexandria Toyota ended up matching the evening’s total with a contribution of $7,500.
“The Scholarship fund of Alexandria is a fantastic organization, as long as there are kids in Alexandria that aspire to go to college and don’t necessarily have the resources our company will be involved,” Taylor said.